Archive for December 7th, 2012

This Weekend: Be Not Afraid

Friday, December 7th, 2012

FRIDAY: >>> We’re clearing out the office here in the back of AKA Music so Work Drugs can celebrate the release of their newest. Note: You guys can have the old nasty bottle of Pinot Grigio that’s in the fridge. >>> Everybody knows what happens when writers get together: Drinking, smoking and screwing. (Why do […]

Here’s Your Map Of Local Holiday Drives And What They’re Looking For

Friday, December 7th, 2012

The map above was compiled by Generocity.org (and can be seen in full here) and it drops a pin in the location of local charity drives for the Holidays. The whole list of submitted drives (you can submit your own on their site too) is here, and most places are looking for your standard stuff; […]

Mayor Nutter Puts Together Fact-Finding Team To Look Into Election Day Problems

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Oh Election Day, you only lasted 24 hours, but it felt like a week. And after Philly’s … uh … missteps, Mayor Nutter has assembled a team “with the goal of making recommendations that will strengthen the election system in the City of Philadelphia.” They’re like the Avengers, but they don’t have any powers, they’re […]

Free The Streets, Others To March For The Justice For Browny Movement

Friday, December 7th, 2012

The group Free The Streets (formed about a year ago by some Occupy Philly members), along with rappers The Coup and friends and family of Derrick “Browny” Flynn, plan to march today in protest of his killing by two 19th District Police Officers. The official story, according to the Inquirer, goes like this, “Flynn, 35, […]

It’s Not Often That We Roll Out The C Word, But For You, Gene Marks, It’ll Be A Pleaure

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Some of you may remember Gene Marks as the author of the “If I Was A Poor Black Kid” debacle a few years back, wherein suburban businessman Marks made a giant ass out of himself and in fact made a name for making an ass out of himself in the process. Well, the thing about […]

It’s Never Too Late For Krampus

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Plankton Art Co.’s Krampus dolls: Perfect for that little monster in your life. Christmas isn’t for everyone; which is why there’s Krampus. What’s that, you say? Krampus is represented as a beast-like creature, generally demonic in appearance. The creature has roots in Germanic folklore. Traditionally young men dress up as the Krampus in Austria, southern […]

A Very Port Richmond Christmas

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Just a quick note for those of you who like Christmas wonderlands, heavenly warehouses full of books, daytime drinking and pierogies: Next Saturday, there’s this whole crazy bike/walking tour of Richmond St. in Port Richmond that incorporates all of the above. Like the Port Richmond Books jaunt earlier this fall — which honestly was one […]