Archive for November 15th, 2012

This Evening: Party Like It’s 2002

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Shaking Through: Purling Hiss from Weathervane Music on Vimeo. >>> Let the 90s-kid teenage nostalgia night commence: Taking Back Sunday is playing a sold out acoustic show at the First Unitarian Church tonight on their Tell All Your Friends 10th Anniversary Tour, and Sum 41 plays a 10th Anniversary Tour of their own, for Does […]

The Philadelphia Marathon Plans To Track Every Runner To Stop People From Cheating

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

We say people in the headline, but we really mean assholes: According to Newsworks, runners in the upcoming Philadelphia Marathon will be tracked by an E-ZPass-esque system to prevent cheating. Really? Who cheats in a marathon? What kind of dick move is that? Don’t worry though, Newsworks totally calls one dude out on it. He […]

Both The Macy’s Christmas Light Show And The Comcast Holiday Spectacular Are Right Around The Corner

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

If it’s not the PA Lottery Commercial, the surest sign of an impending Philadelphia Christmas is the former

Mural Arts Makes Germantown Ave. Look Like A Colorful Game Of Tetris

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

The Mural Arts Program, which we say tons of great things about (but not everyone agrees with us), is in the midst of finishing their most complex project yet, entitled Philly Painting. The project, which transforms an entire commercial strip on Germantown Avenue, was created with world-renowned Dutch artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn, also […]

Attn. Designers: Here Is A Contest For You, Bonus Points If You Like Weed

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

C’mon, if you went to art school, chances are you’ve got a passing familiarity with weed. And now, with some states just flat-out legalizing it for recreational use, it’s only a matter of time before mass marketed weed is sold on the shelves of your local Wawa. And while a great marketing campaign might not […]

Captain Freeshit: Win A Pair Of Passes To See A Screening Of Anna Karenina Tuesday Night At Ritz Five!

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

We’re going to be honest with you here: Being able to see films before they come out in theaters makes us feel very cool. It’s just a fact. And you know what? We want you guys to feel cool. So why don’t you try to win some passes to see the advance screening of director […]

Do You Like Arcade Fire And Hate Natural Disasters? This Weekend’s Sorted Is For You

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Although it’s taken a backseat to a lot of other news coverage (which says as much about our willingness to get past tragedy as it does about our ADD-driven 24-hour news cycle), there is still a whole lot of relief and recovery work to be done in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. And we know […]

Attn. Educators: You Can See Brooklyn Castle For Free This Weekend, And It’s Worth It

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Brooklyn Castle, a documentary that follows the chess team at Brooklyn’s I.S. 318 (where chess champions are bred like football players in Texas) as they go from tournament to tournament, dealing with budget cuts, and trying to make it to high school (or the ranking they want to achieve). It’s a truly fantastic film, taking […]

Apropos Of Nothing, Here Is The Project To Build A Full Size Replica Of The Millennium Falcon

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

This is just a small part of it. We appreciate ambition. And usually, when we’re talking about ambitious projects, we’re linking you out to Kickstarters and telling you stories of people’s hard work that has been ruined. We also usually only tell you about awesome projects in our own area, but every once in a […]

Dept. Of What A Great Gift: PA Lottery Makes Shot-For-Shot Remake Of Commercial They’ve Been Airing For 20 Years

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

There’s been a lot of talk here on the site and around Philebs HQ as of late about what constitutes the official start of the Christmas season. Is it Black Friday? Is it when our esteemed editor plugs in his USB Christmas tree on his desk? Is it when the radio becomes fully overrun with […]