Category Archives: Philadelphia

The must see play of Philly’s holiday season…

…is over four hundred years old. In the right hands, Shakespeare can still bring it. Twelfth Night will be playing at Pig Iron until the 22nd. You should go see it. From my piece in the Inky (Jawnts-endorsed), linked above, … Continue reading

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TONIGHT: Go See Aftermath

The International House is playing the Polish movie Aftermath tonight (as I noted in yesterday‘s  Inquirer). You should go see it, as its probably not going to get a wider release. Check out this article for a taste of the … Continue reading

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Here’s What You Should Do This Weekend: CITYWIDE Edition

As I noted in this week’s Sunday Inquirer, Philly’s artist collectives are getting together for a big weeks long series of exhibitions. The space I personally inspected, on 41st and Haverford, was a breathtakingly huge warehouse transformed into a space … Continue reading

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The Days of Scrapple and Free Coffee Refills

Last year the bar across my apartment burned down (photo courtesy of Monica Fanya). It was a harsh blow to the neighborhood: Elena’s not only provided a cheap and convenient bar and restaurant space, but a late night safe haven. … Continue reading

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Photos From the Decline of Public Education in Philadelphia

You should go see the Philadelphia School Closings Photo Collective’s work at the Scribe Video Center, 4212 Chestnut St., third floor. The opening was last week, but the pictures themselves will be up until January. They are a testament to … Continue reading

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Oliver Twist, One of Dickens’ Worst Creations, Found Strangled

Next weekend the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion in Germantown–Philly’s only Victorian house museum–is having its annual game of live action Clue. This year it involves the death of Oliver Twist, that obnoxious nub who steals the limelight from the Artful Dodger. … Continue reading

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Tonight: Theater In Deepest Kensington

My latest Jawnts column, from last Sunday’s Inquirer. But the event in question begins tonight! [This] Saturday, in a dilapidated warehouse in Kensington, three young people will pretend to be three other young people in a dilapidated warehouse in San … Continue reading

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Locust Moon Comix Fest is Tomorrow!

My favorite Philadelphia comic shop, Locust Moon (34 40th Street), is hosting a big indie comics festival tomorrow. Here are the deets, as laid out in my Jawnts mini-column for the Inquirer last Sunday: The main event will run from … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Plans To Protect Nutrition Assistance, Despite Federal Idiocy

The federal government’s non-essential services are currently shut down. For me this means a lot of exceedingly useful tools are inaccessible. Data from both the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census are much harder to use now (which will … Continue reading

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Old Movies in Philly This Week: Renoir or Monty Python

I’ve got a new mini-column for the Inquirer on cool, relatively obscure arts and culture happenings in the Philly area. It runs every Sunday I’m enjoying it greatly. Please tweet me tips: @jblumgart This week Jean Renoir’s the Grand Illusion … Continue reading

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