Archive for February 27th, 2013

This Evening: America, The Beautiful

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

>>> We told you last month about TJ Kong’s Writer’s Night In America, where Mr. Kong brings together some of the city’s finest wordsmiths, chat-show style for readings and interviews. Tonight, it’s back, with appearances from Kate Bracaglia, Emily Guendelsberger, Peter Woodall, Dan MacQuade, Dan Papa, Elizebeth Scanlon, Juliet Hope Wayne, Elliot Sharp and our […]

By The Way, Here’s How To Wash Your Jeans

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

The folks at Philly’s own Norman Porter Company — who make beautiful jeans and other things in Fishtown — might have broken a decades-long city-wide spell by producing the above postcard that actually has useful information on it. Use the above for properly (and, though they don’t say it, seldomly) washing your finest denim. This […]

@NRA: Go Fuck Yourself

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Philadelphia accounts for a disproportionate share of Pennsylvania’s crime. — NRA (@NRA) February 27, 2013 Because the fact is, Philadelphia accounts for a disproportionate share of Pennsylvania’s everything, with the notable exception of mouth-breathing, antiquated fools clinging to guns and religion like a cheap swimming float in a tsunami of modernity. (There is a more […]

This Friday: Philebrity + AKA Music Present Far Out Fangtooth!

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Occasion Of Sin by Far-Out Fangtooth Imagine our surprise: Our little office in the back of AKA Music turns out to be a great place for First Friday rock shows! Join us this Friday — that’d be First Friday — for a free in-store with some of the city’s finest malcontents, the dark ‘n’ lovely […]

Win Tickets To The Brewer’s Plate Over At Phoodie.info

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

The Brewers Plate 2012 from noah stoner on Vimeo. The Brewer’s Plate — the great, yearly celebration of our region’s craft breweries, restaurants, farmers, and artisanal producers — is nearly upon us, to be held March 10th, beginning at 6PM at The National Constitution Center. And over at Phoodie.info, we’ve got lots more info and […]

PSA: Puppies! Adopt One Now! (Before We Adopt Them All)

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Big shocker: We here at Philebrity are pretty big dog fans. And when an opportunity to help out man’s best friend comes around, we don’t miss it. The Pennsylvania SPCA is looking for some awesome folks to adopt one of the 28 dogs rescued during a raid in Marcus Hook. As an added bonus, there’s […]

What Is Tony Auth Gonna Do With All Those Soulless Robot Penis Drawings He Just Asked For?

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

I mean, that’s what he asked for, right?

?uestlove To Drop Mad Beach Reading On You This Summer, Yo

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

In addition to being, at a relatively young age, an icon in both the music world and the, uh, Philadelphia world, Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson is, of course, a witty raconteur. (Fans of his Twitter feed know this well.) So it makes sense that he’d eventually get around to producing a book. To that end, say […]

NORML To Add Some Much-Needed Weed Vibes To St. Patty’s Day Weekend In Philly

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

For those who eschew green beer around this time of year in favor of something much less gross (and far more soothing), we have news: The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) will be holding the first Mid-Atlantic Regional NORML Conference at the University of Pennsylvania’s Claudia Cohen Hall in Philadelphia on […]

Sports Rumblings: Out Of Context

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

>>> We’ve been keeping our eye on designer Mark Willis’ blog as he’s been mocking up soccer jerseys for every baseball team in the MLB, and he’s finally made his way to the Phillies. The explanation for all of the design elements is over here, but if anyone wants to actually physically make those, we’re […]

Right Now In The People’s Republic Of Comcast: Sinking The Pirates

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

You better get on downloading all that Breaking Bad you need to catch up on pronto, before Comcast finds out: Comcast, along with other major cable providers (AT&T, Cablevision, Time Warner, Verizon) has “put into place an alerts system with ‘six strikes,’ with various degrees of penalty for subscribers accused of piracy.” Because you know […]