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Our Picks For The Philadelphia Film Society’s Spring Showcase

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Earlier this week we mentioned an embarrassment of cinema riches here in Philly this week, as both the Cinedelphia Film Fest is already underway as the Philadelphia Film Society’s Spring Showcase mini-fest kicks off on Friday. And while Cinedelphia focuses on the weird, the wild, and the DIY (view our preview here), PFS’s Spring Showcase […]

And Now, Today’s GOOD NEWS: Spring Cleanup Breaks Records, Just Like Last Year Did

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

It seems like every year, as the Philly Spring Cleanup numbers are released, we’re surpassing all of the records from each previous year. And this year’s edition, the 7th annual, was no differet. Spring Cleanup this year featured, by the numbers: >>> 569 registered projects >>> 14,225 volunteers — new record >>> 970,940 pounds of […]

Dept. Of Not Shocking Studies: People Who Write Yelp Reviews Are Just Really Overselling Things

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Hey, did you ever think that people who write rave (or scathing) reviews of restaurants on the internet are really saying more about themselves than they are about the restaurant? No shit, right? According to a study appearing in the April 7 issue of the journal First Monday — which studied Yelp reviews for restaurants […]

Adjust Your Maps: It’s N3RD Street Now, And There Are Signs To Prove It

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

I saw this happening today. #Philly is the coolest. I love that we do this kind of stuff. #n3rdst #ptw14 pic.twitter.com/tDrqEq2f8P — Tracy Levesque (@LilJimmi) April 10, 2014 As ratified by City Council, the section of North Third Street from Market to Girard is now sort-of officially affectionately known as “N3RD Street,” and signage started […]

Noontime Nuggetz: We Really Want That Video Rock T-Shirt

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Above is a little ad for Video Rock, a 30-minute music video show that came on channel 17 before anyone in Philly had cable and therefore couldn’t get MTV. While it was local and low rent (wasn’t MTV pretty low rent in those days too?), you could’ve won a Walkman and some Spectrum concert tickets, […]

Comcast Tower Part Deux Will Be Stopped By No Man, Maybe Have Bike Share

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Comcast Tower 2: The Comcastening is now all set to go ahead and be built, as “representatives of developer Liberty Property Trust and the architectural firm of Norman + Foster were at the Civic Design Review Committee in Philadelphia” yesterday where they were told they can just go ahead and get on with it. According […]

Let The Fire Burn, The MOVE Doc, Is Now On Netflix Streaming

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Jason Osder’s Let the Fire Burn, the by-all-accounts well-made documentary that tells the story of the 1985 MOVE bombing through archival and found footage, is now available for streaming on Netflix Instant. You know, something nice and lighthearted in-between all of those repeat viewings of Rocky.

Our Picks For This Year’s Cinedelphia Film Festival Include Amy Fisher, Amy Fisher, And Amy Fisher

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

After braving a long, cold winter, these nice-weather days make us want to do nothing more than spend every waking minute outdoors. You probably feel the same way. However, you’d be doing yourself a disservice if you followed through on that, because the place to be for the next two-and-a-half weeks is crammed in PhilaMOCA […]

Here’s A Video Of Some South Jersey Record Plant Workers Explaining Their Jobs To Michael Jackson

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

It’s the gift we never knew we wanted: Hey, do you know how CDs are made and mass produced? Would you like it explained to you by employees of Sony’s CD Manufacturing plant in Pitman, NJ? Is it 1995? Are you Michael Jackson? If you somehow answered yes to all of these questions, this video […]

This Evening: Tango ‘Til You’re Sore

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

>>> As he does every 2nd Wednesday, Dan Bruskewicz (aka TJ Kong) brings some pals together to play the music of Tom Waits upstairs at Jose Pistola’s. It’ll be just like the video above, but with older fans and less shorts. >>> Over at Ortlieb’s, St. James and the Apostles continue their Wednesdays in April […]

And Now, Today’s GOOD NEWS: Philly Rocks Lowest Unemployment Rate Since Wall Street Borked Our Whole Economy!

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Though the city may be variously crumbling or burning or self-sabotaging through corruption and stupidity all around us, here is one spot of sunlight, brothers and sisters: Philadelphia’s unemployment rate has dropped to 8.3%, according to preliminary numbers released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) — the lowest number since 2008, which […]

Constitution Nerds See Naked Woman On Magazine Cover, Immediately Find Historical Errors

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

.@HuffPostCeleb: JLD & Constitution look good on @RollingStone but come to our museum for the true story. TJ did not write 'We the People.' — Constitution Center (@ConstitutionCtr) April 9, 2014 For real though, Constitution Center people, we’re fans: While we were all flooded on Twitter this morning with Suit Corner pictures and news, a […]

What Are You Doing For #PhillyPoetryDay?

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

This Saturday, all over the city, readers and writers alike of poetry will gather in dozens of locations for the first-ever Philly Poetry Day. A project of Charles Carr, Lillian Dunn, Leonard Gontarek and Jacob Winterstein, it’s a kind of one-day, pop-up DIY festival that gets us where we live — both literally and figuratively: […]

Captain Freeshit: Win A Pair Of Passes To See William Tyler And Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen At Underground Arts On Monday!

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

It was only a few weeks ago when we got all kinds of excited about William Tyler‘s “Whole New Dude” off of his EP Lost Colony. In fact, we just threw that tune above back on and we’re taken into a place again, a place where spring has just spring and new things are on […]

Noontime Nuggetz: The A’s & Michael Tearson & LOTS Of 1980s Vibes At The London Victory Club

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

If you’ve been paying attention, all this week, we’ve been featuring Noontime Nuggetz from some golden moment in the 1980s in Philadelphia, when all bands the bands here somehow managed to be more ’80s then they had ever been before or would be again. This whole wormhole started with The Darrows on Monday, whose post-punk […]

Joan Jett Could Front Nirvana At Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction, We’d Rather She Play With Hall And Oates

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

It seems that Wynnewood’s own Joan Jett, who is somehow not yet in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, may front a four-piece Nirvana (with Dave Grohl, Krist Novaselic, and Pat Smear) at tomorrow’s induction ceremony. That’s nice, and it brings some more locals to stage along with the induction of the E Street […]

Right Now In The People’s Republic Of Comcast: We’re The Worst! We’re The Worst!

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Yesterday was a big day for Comcast. After working hard for months to hammer out a deal and acquire Time Warner Cable, Comcast filed their merger paperwork with the FCC. Now all that there was to do was wait (and be accused to being a monopoloy and eventually, somehow, get out of being declared a […]

“Who Wants To Sex Mutombo?” Legend Sadly Debunked

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Former 76er/rather amazing man Dikembe Mutombo has at long last gone on television and categorically denied that he ever, ever walked into a club and said one of the best things any human might have ever/could have ever said: “Who wants to sex Mutombo?” He even wagged his finger while he denied it, which is […]

We Love You, Old City! Please Stop Burning/Falling Down

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Shirt corner is burning up pic.twitter.com/qUEURRkT2K — william reed (@underservedphil) April 9, 2014 This was a pretty crazy way to wake up this morning. To all of our neighbors and friends and the Philadelphia Fire Department, please be safe! We’re keeping you in our thoughts.

You Can Now Get That Girl Talk/Freeway EP for The Price Of Free

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Hey, what are you doing? It’s so nice out, get outside and blast that aforementioned Girl Talk/Freeway EP the first chance you get, because it’s Home Opener Day, it’s officially spring, and it’s time we start acting like it. You can grab that shit for free right here.