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BBC Spreads Teachings Of Philly Jesus

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Philly Jesus/PJ/Michael Grant/Opal Weaver can’t walk on water, but his message can cross the Atlantic. PJ’s popularity has been growing steadily over the past months, but since his arrest for soliciting in LOVE Park and the emergence of the #FreePhillyJesus hashtag, his fame has reached a new level. This segment on BBC News is just […]

Craig Elkins Looks Back On Huffamoose Days Before Upcoming Reunion Show

Friday, November 21st, 2014

We’ve always had a soft spot for Huffamoose here on Philebrity, and only partially because of our larger soft spot for all things 90s rock. That’s why we were particularly moved by this guest post for CityPaper from Huffamoose frontman Craig Elkins about the Huffamoose reunion show this Sunday at Ardmore Music Hall. With a […]

This Evening: Mo’ Betta Movember

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

>>> Are you Movember-ing? Well, if so, get into the spirit at Bourbon & Beards at Jerry’s Bar tonight. There will be the raising of money for a good cause, the judging of beards, and of course, bourbon. DJ Bearbait (aka Chris Ward) spins.

Lynne Abraham & Tony Williams Both Thought It Was OK To Launch Campaigns Without Websites, Social Media And Platforms

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Guys, really? C’mon. As the field finally officially populates for the absolute shitshow that is going to be the 2015 Mayoral Race in Philadelphia, predictable stump speech topics for all candidates will be issues such as the city’s vibrant tech scene, and how the candidates themselves will invariably claim to strive towards both transparency and […]

Got $389K And A Fine Sense Of Humor? Then The Most South Philly-Lookin’ House Of All Time Could Indeed Be Yours

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

You really kinda have to see this one to believe it.

Watch This Video Of Lion Cubs Being Reunited With Their Lion Dad At The Philly Zoo And OMG

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Here’s lion dude Makini joining lion lady Tajiri and their cubs over at the Zoo, you know, just chillin’, thinking about maybe having some GoGurt later.

Captain Freeshit: Win Tickets To See Natural Child On Saturday Night At Underground Arts!

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

In this great little neo-grungy micro-era of Ty Segalls and King Tuffs, it must be said here that Natural Child is our favorite of the bunch. It might be that Nashville twang, it might be that beneath it all there’s a great, classicist pop sensibility here, or it might just be that maybe these guys […]

Don’t Orb Me, Bro! Say No To “Urban Experiential Displays” In Philadelphia

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Urban Experiential Display from RASHSEAG on Vimeo. Last week, City Council heard some legislation regarding the installation of three “Urban Experiential Displays” in Center City. If you don’t know what that is, that’s because that name is basically designed to confuse you and hide the fact that what it is is a giant glowing edifice […]

PSA/Dept. Of Dawwwwww: There Is No Part Of You That Doesn’t Want Foal-Sit This Winter

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Over at Penn Vet’s new Bolton Center, they’re getting ready for the season. Not the holiday season, silly! It’s nearly FOAL SEASON, when mares (lady horsies) squeeze out foals (puppy horses). This happens from January through June, and Bolton Center could use your help. And I mean, LOOKIT! “Possible duties for foal sitters include: holding […]

3 Uncomfortable Facts About The Radical Right Wing Extremist Group That’s Bringing The Pope To Philly

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Everybody’s pretty excited about the fact that the Pope is coming to Philly. We can’t lie, we were all about throwing a Pope party — at first. Then we did a little digging into the World Meeting of Families, and, well, Jesus Christ: 1. The website for the 2015 WMF Program provides lesson plans for […]

This Evening: Favorite Sons

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

>>> As noted below, tonight’s the release party for Nic Esposito’s Kensington Homestead at Johnny Brenda’s. >>> Meanwhile, one of Philly’s favorite sons of comedy (as-yet-undisgraced division), Chip Chantry headlines at Helium. >>> Elsewhere, for those roots-rockers among you locked outta the sold-out Ryan Adams show tonight, there’s other great choices: Bobby Bare Jr. checks […]

This Moment In UGH PENN KIDS: “Dual-Chamber Shot Glass” “Inspired” After Watching Jimmy Kimmel Live

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Guys, this is some piece of shit called “The Snapshotr.” It’s a piece of shit. And this is its shitty origin story: The inventors, two childhood friends, graduated in May 2014, one as a physics major from Colgate University, and the other as a communications major from the University of Pennsylvania. Their invention was sparked […]

Lynne Abraham’s Umpteenth Mayoral Announcement Included Rocky, Frank Rizzo, Julius Caesar, Mummers

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Because it’s only fitting that the Queen of Death/Philly political dinosaur would make her Special Day all about AN IDEA-LESS VOID WHERE ONLY DEAD THINGS LURK. From our bud Brian Hickey on the Tweet machine: Mummers at Lynne Abraham's mayoral-campaign launch at Franklin Institute. https://t.co/xs3dqU7QtR — Brian P. Hickey (@BrianPHickey) November 19, 2014 Now the […]

Philly Bars, Do Any Of You Have The Balls To Boycott Running Of The Santas?

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

I mean, if Bushwick can do this, surely, we can, right? Meanwhile, this fucking douchebag parade (“A Younger, Hotter Version of The Mummers Parade” – Philadelphia Magazine) only grows and draws closer: Bars of Philly, on behalf of ourselves and the other good people who patronize you all year long, we must tell you: It’s […]

Sweet Christ, Gerry Lenfest Just Told USA Today He Wants To Put Philly.com Behind A Paywall

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Oh yes he did: He’d like to put philly.com behind a paywall, but he’s not ready to do so yet. He says the website, which he believes featured far too much “trash” when it was dominated by the Norcross faction, has improved dramatically and will continue to do so. Seriously what the fuck is it […]

Read An Excerpt From Nic Esposito’s Kensington Homestead

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

The name Nic Esposito may already be familiar to you: After all, (to the best of our knowledge) he is Philly’s only combination urban farmer/publishing maven/author/writer’s workshop leader. Esposito is one of the driving forces behind The Head & The Hand Press, a community publishing and writing resource that is equally quite unlike anything else […]

Our Long Cosby Nightmare Continues As The Cos Faces Perhaps The Worst 24 Hours Thus Far

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

There will be no NBC show. There will be no Netflix special. And sweet Christ, Janice Dickinson? This thing is turning into, like, the last ten Philip Roth books all at once.

If You Still Need A Reason To Stop Watching CNN, Take A Good Look At #DonLemonReporting

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

In the middle of his interview with Joan Tarshis, the woman who came forward Sunday with allegations that she was sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby, CNN’s Don Lemon attempted to educate Tarshis about rape prevention by suggesting that she bite the penis of a man forcing her to perform oral sex. Twitter immediately responded with […]

Noontime Nuggetz: Hiss Golden Messenger Leave David Letterman Totally Dumbstruck

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

The 215 Festival alumni did pretty much everything right for their Late Show appearance, and, yeah, Dave definitely noticed.

BillyPenn Has You Covered If You’re Looking For Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

The good people at BillyPenn have rounded up a list of homeless shelters, food pantries, churches and other community centers where you can donate and volunteer this Thanksgiving. Some organizations, including Philabundance, are already staffed up for the holiday, but many others are still accepting help putting together care packages, serving meals, and packaging and […]