Archive for November 13th, 2012

This Evening: Moz It Up

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

>>> Standard Tap is celebrating all things Moz with a Morrissey/The Smiths-themed karaoke contest, and the winner will get a pair of tickets to see the Pope of Mope at his recently rescheduled (and totally Sold Out) Atlantic City show. There are also some Moz themed tattoos available on the cheap at Northern Liberty Tattoo, […]

UPDATE: Keep Your Hands Off Our Geator: Mob Man Testifies Of Plan To Kill Jerry Blavat

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Some very unsettling news came out of the federal trial against Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi today: According to The Inquirer, mob turncoat Louis Monacello testified today that Ligambi threatened to kill Jerry Blavat in 2009. Apparently, Ligambi believed Blavat was the source of a Philadelphia Magazine (it’s always Philly Mag, isn’t it) story about the […]

Philadelphia Has The Nation’s 5th (Or 9th) Best Music Scene, Says Guy Who Said It Had The 45th Best Music Scene

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Statistics. Depending on which ones you look at, a vastly different image of an area can be gleaned from another. For example, when Richard Florida ranked the nation’s music scenes based on “Bureau of Labor Statistics figures on the concentration of musicians and, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis stats on music and recording industry business […]

Greatest Non-Fiction Writer In The Land To Appear At Kelly Writers House Tonight

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

We know we already mentioned to you this Writers-on-Springsteen thing happening at Kelly Writers House later this week, but there is another author appearance, possibly of greater import, happening tonight. John Jeremiah Sullivan. The man is an absolute monster on the page. He’s probably the best living American essayist in the game right now. And […]

Local Documentary On Mass Incarceration To Screen At International House This Weekend

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Broken On All Sides: Race, Mass Incarceration & New Visions for Criminal Justice in the U.S., a new documentary from local filmmaker, activist, and attorney Matt Pillischer, started as a film about sever overcrowding in Philadelphia jails, and “evolved into an indictment of systemic racism that occurs in the entire criminal justice system.” The film […]

Some Poor Soul Chosen To Lead The Philly Pops Now That Nero Has Bloodied The Water Permanently

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Having already nearly bankrupted the Philadelphia Orchestra and at long last stepping down with either triumphant shame or shameful triumphalism, Peter Nero leaves his old band, The Philly Pops, in a strange position: Who drives the bus now? To whom will the mantle fall of spreading the gospel of Classical Music For People Too Dumb […]

Readers Write: Coping With Kade, Part MCMXXXVII

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

A concerned reader wrote in this morning: Arthur Kade interview with Paula Broadwell just played on Good Morning America. I can officially watch no other television but Bravo for the rest of my life. Until, of course, Kade and Jill Kelley actually get a show on Bravo (With Cashman as show runner? Because real talk, […]

And Now, A Quick Thought About The Zero-Romney-Voting-Wards And The Growing Secession Movement

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

We look at it this way: If 59 wards in this city can manage to garner absolutely zero votes for Mitt Romney, and, by contrast, if thousands of Pennsyltuckians can begin to make headway on having the state of PA secede from the Union, that can only mean that there are mandates out there just […]