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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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The Unfunding of Philly’s Public Transit

I recently wrote a piece for Pacific Standard on the never ending rail v. bus debate. As I wrote the article I ended up being overwhelmed by how pointless the conversation seemed in the shadow of the austerity pressures that … 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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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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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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“The view is nice from here; not scenic or nothing, but nice”

My contribution to City Paper last week: On the quasi-public spaces that have sprung up around Penn, which I’ve noticed over the course of my weirdo writer hours, spent transcribing interviews and reading old news articles I’m sure Rutgers, Camden … Continue reading

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Bikes for all!

Earlier today Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter test rode a bike share, well, bike around Rittenhouse Square. Now we’ll see if he can actually get the $3 million he needs from City Council, where the Mayor may face a much tougher … Continue reading

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Penn guards: More than a year since the union vote, still no contract

I haven’t been focused on keeping the blog updated as my stories come out and now I’m playing catch up. Below you’ll find my Philly City Paper update on the Penn security guards struggle to unionize, which I first reported … Continue reading

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