Archive for January 18th, 2013

This Weekend: Silver Tongued

Friday, January 18th, 2013

The Silver Ages from Nate Johnson on Vimeo. FRIDAY: >>> Hype-endorsed pop singer Jessie Ware is performing at Union Transfer, with support from Rochelle Jordan in an all-ages extravaganza. >>> Att. Procrastinators: The Birdie Busch and The Greatest Night’s Philly Opry at Johnny Brenda’s is all but sold out. Quit sleepin’ on it and get […]

Your 2013 Philadelphia Auto Show Preview

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Saturday, the Convention Center marks the opening of the Philadelphia Auto Show and they claim it is the “biggest show in our 112 year history,” though to be transparent, most of those early shows were just an REO Speedwagon, a Model T, and a few anti-semitic pamphlets on that Dearborn green newsprint. This year there […]

And Now, Here Is CA Conrad’s Translucent Salamander

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Happy Friday everyone! Here’s a little gift from poet, Philadelphian, and Philebrity General Fabulousness award winner CA Conrad, Translucent Salamander. Conrad’s newest poetry collection is available for free download here (also for purchasing if you’re into the physical book side of things). It features 18 writings from Philadelphia’s unofficial poet laureate, and it’s here just […]

Film Sweat: The January Film Dump

Friday, January 18th, 2013

RECOMMENDED: Ladies and gents, we are in the midst of the Great January Film Dump, that annual post-award-contention time where production companies dump all of the films that they aren’t really that high on. It happens every year. You don’t believe us? Look at next week’s offerings (Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Movie 43, Parker). […]

As If The Constitution Center Wasn’t Already Exciting, Now Al Gore Is Going To Be There

Friday, January 18th, 2013

We’ve been to the National Constitution Center, and believe us, it’s a very cool and interesting look into the history of this country, and the people who made it what it is. However, we understand how some people can see the content as … a bit dry. We get it. For a lot of people, […]

Sports Rumblings: Finally, Some Actual Baseball News

Friday, January 18th, 2013

>>> But first, we gotta get through some football info: New Eagles coach Chip Kelly made a point to thank Andy Reid for “reaching out to him” and telling him about his experience working here. We’re sure Andy only told him the nice things. [ESPN] >>> Just to prove multi-millionaires are still just overgrown children, […]

Councilman O’Neill’s Amendments To The Zoning Code Go To Full Vote Next Week

Friday, January 18th, 2013

We mentioned it back in December, but we thought it was worth pointing out again: Councilman Brian O’Neill‘s proposed amendments to the zoning code go to a full council vote on January 24th, and unless they are repealed, big hurdles will stand in the way of community gardens and farms. You can refresh your memory […]

You Got Bedbugs? We Ain’t Got No Bedbugs

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Less than a year after topping Terminex’s list of America’s top bedbug cities, Terminex rival Orkin has released their list, and Philly is nowhere to be found. As Comcast noted, “Some cities – including Philadelphia and Salt Lake City – were on the 2011 list, but improved enough in 2012 to be dropped from the […]

Celebrate MLK Day With Some Cool Stuff On Monday

Friday, January 18th, 2013

This coming Monday, we as a nation celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Many of you probably aren’t in the office on Monday, but just because you can lay around and watch The Price is Right doesn’t mean you shouldn’t honor the day. Take a few minutes to watch the speech to the right. Think […]