Archive for November 19th, 2012

This Evening: Space-Out

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Deep Thuds by SPACIN’ >>> The garage-born psychedelia of Spacin’ and Far-Out Fangtooth will be on display tonight as both bands open up for Dan Melchior at the upstairs spot at Kungfu Necktie. Fancy. >>> Actor and squinter Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be at the Merriam Theater tonight showing short films, live musical performances and a […]

Tonight At The Kimmel, The Marian Anderson Award Goes To … Darth Vader

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Tonight, The Marion Anderson Award will be given to Mr. CNN, James Earl Jones. The Marian Anderson Award was created to “celebrate critically acclaimed artists – individuals who have used their talents for personal artistic expression and whose body of work has contributed to our society in a singular manner.” Terrence Howard will hustle and flow […]

Here’s A Little Video The Phillies Released To Wish Jamie Moyer A Happy 50th Birthday

Monday, November 19th, 2012

This hot stove release by the Phillies consists of all your favorite Fightins. Charlie sets the bar for articulation and his guys following suit. It’s dorky and charming, and makes you wanna grab onto 2008 for just one more day, with “Two Hands!” Peep the video here.

Reminder: We’ve Got Passes To An Advance Screening Of Anna Karenina Tomorrow Night That We Want To Give You

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Last week, maybe a little too far in advance, we told you about some free passes to an advance screening of Joe Wright‘s Anna Karenina that we were giving away. Well, now that the screening is about a day away (7:30PM tomorrow at Ritz Five), this is your friendly reminder to enter to win. To […]

People Love Stories About Pets, Unless You Want To Write Them During War

Monday, November 19th, 2012

UPenn grad and journalist for the Jerusalem Post, Sharon Udasin, should probably avoid using Twitter to ask for sources for her articles. It’s understandable that people don’t care about pets while people are dying, and therefore they did not respond well to her above tweet.

Persons Of Pinterest: What Works For Pottstown Works For Philadelphia

Monday, November 19th, 2012

A few months ago, we told you about the Pinterest page set up by the Pottstown Police Department, where they uploaded (or pinned, or whatever) pictures of wanted criminals. As a result, arrests in Pottstown were up 58 percent. Now, following Pottstown’s lead, the Philadelphia Police Department has set up their own Pinterest page, though […]

Reminder: Our 8th Annual Belle & Sebastian Dance Party, On Thanksgiving Night!

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Click here to invite friends on Facebook. Fellow B&S fans: Did you think we forgot about you? Did you think we could forget about this magical event — which, for the uninitiated, is so much more of a rager than you could ever know, so please just shut up already with your “Do people dance […]

Readers Cameraphone: The Skinny Inky

Monday, November 19th, 2012

1972 Inquirer vs. the new compact model You know the old saying: “Less bang for your buck.” Wait, that’s not it. Seeing something around town of note? Cameraphone it to tips[at]philebrity[dot]com.

From The Desk of Adam Brodsky: Reading Phillies, Now With 100% More Fightin’

Monday, November 19th, 2012

There’s something you don’t know about me. I’m kinda obsessed with sports uniforms. The way you don’t talk politics with your dad at thanksgiving, that’s the way people tiptoe around me and the subject of Kelly Green v. Midnight, or the Flyers’ black period and don’t even get me started on monochrome in the NFL. […]

No One Ever Said The Singularity Wouldn’t Be Convenient

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Skynet has been aware since 1997, and the slow march toward the robot apocalypse is still on track for 2029. And even though we always figured the first ground troops would be our Roomba while our Roku enacted its own Operation Fortitude, it turns out that you can catch more flies with honeybuns and toilet […]

All in All, I’d Rather Vote In Philadelphia: Election Observers Pleased With Our Brotherly Love

Monday, November 19th, 2012

In a pre-election “Mississippi of the North” update, we told you how Harrisburg’s Voter ID shenanigans had warranted our state its very own independent election monitors. And on election day, there were a few kerfuffles, including a single, polite, black man, with a job and some hasty mixed media artwork additions to the mural of […]