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We have to acknowledge that a big part of this idea, that ‘Malcom isn’t viable,’ is based on nothing. People believing a...
04/10/2022
Gay, Black, Electable: Malcolm Kenyatta Talks Pa. Senate Race And The Phone Call That Broke His Heart - Philadelphia Weekly

We have to acknowledge that a big part of this idea, that ‘Malcom isn’t viable,’ is based on nothing. People believing a false version of reality, that everybody was racist and homophobic. And, you know, Pennsylvania is so much better than that. That is not what Pennsylvania is, not in our small rural communities, not in our major cities. People are ready to have bold leadership more than the cynics would have you believe.

The PW Interview: Malcolm Kenyatta talks about his run against John Fetterman and Conor Lamb for the U.S. Senate.

Few things bring us together faster than similar interests. Even more so, fewer things can bring so many different types...
04/09/2022
Fandom: A Family You Choose - Philadelphia Weekly

Few things bring us together faster than similar interests. Even more so, fewer things can bring so many different types of people together more effectively than shared fandom. No matter who you are, where you live or what you worship, a bond among fans often bridges all differences.

You’re always among family when you’re a part of positive fan communities.

As time has gone by, we find ourselves fixated on aspects of Black film that have transcended the work and penetrated th...
04/09/2022
Quoth, The Brother: Denzel’s Tear - Philadelphia Weekly

As time has gone by, we find ourselves fixated on aspects of Black film that have transcended the work and penetrated the culture. Lately, we’ve been referring to those images as a “Denzel Tear.”

Truth be told, this conversation about Black iconography and what makes an image memorable is just part of one that’s been ongoing for years.

Baseball season officially begins in Philadelphia this weekend, but this is no ordinary opening for the Phillies. Tomorr...
04/08/2022
A Rivalry 121 Years in the Making - Philadelphia Weekly

Baseball season officially begins in Philadelphia this weekend, but this is no ordinary opening for the Phillies. Tomorrow brings a rivalry 121 years in the making, as the Oakland A’s - originally the Philadelphia Athletics - come to town for a three-game series.

This weekend brings a rivalry 121 years in the making, as the Oakland A’s - originally the Philadelphia Athletics - come to town for a three-game series.

"I was so astounded at the response I got from my fans; the impact that “Mulan” had on so many. Wow, it was tremendous. ...
04/08/2022
An Interview with Boba Fett's Ming-Na Wen on the fan experience - Philadelphia Weekly

"I was so astounded at the response I got from my fans; the impact that “Mulan” had on so many. Wow, it was tremendous. Agent May or any of these other roles that I’ve done, whether it was in “ER” or “Joy Luck”; it wasn’t even like science fiction fantasy stuff. It was just the body of work and, you know, some of them would cry, like I was like one of the Beatles or something, you know? I was just really moved by it. And so I love going to the conventions and meeting everyone. It’s such a happy moment and that’s why I keep doing it."

Ming-Na Wen talks about Hacks, Young Sheldon, Star Wars, and fandom.

It seems like everyone is gardening these days. But if you live in the city, you could be short on space. Maybe you have...
04/07/2022
Planting in the City - Philadelphia Weekly

It seems like everyone is gardening these days. But if you live in the city, you could be short on space. Maybe you have a strip of land, a community garden, a pot on a stoop, or just a windowsill. Whatever your space, you can grow something if you grow something in a container.

Thanks to PHS : Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for the tips!

Limited space? Try thrillers, fillers, and spillers.

Philadelphia is home to Carousel House, the first city-funded disability rec center in the country. Construction was com...
04/07/2022
A Love Letter To Carousel House - Philadelphia Weekly

Philadelphia is home to Carousel House, the first city-funded disability rec center in the country. Construction was completed in 1987, and now, at the tender age of 35 years old, it is being demolished.

Why Every City Should Be Completely Accessible

Today we’re introducing you to one of the most well-known nonprofits in our city, Philabundance, whose mission to tackle...
04/05/2022
Doing Good: Philabundance - Philadelphia Weekly

Today we’re introducing you to one of the most well-known nonprofits in our city, Philabundance, whose mission to tackle the root causes of hunger has made a big impact in Philadelphia.

Today we’re introducing you to one of the most well-known nonprofits in our city, Philabundance.

How can reading about the end of mankind feel like a snuggly blanket? Well, from novels like Emily St. John Mandel’s acc...
04/03/2022
The End of the World as Erik J. Brown Knows It - Philadelphia Weekly

How can reading about the end of mankind feel like a snuggly blanket? Well, from novels like Emily St. John Mandel’s acclaimed “Station Eleven” to local author Chuck Wendig’s epic “Wanderers,” stories set when the world is crumbling apart often allow us to see humanity at its best … even while facing down the worst.

A Philadelphia realtor just published one of the most stunning Young Adult novels of the year. Meet Erik J. Brown.

Reader question:I’ve read a lot about talking to kids about sex, but mostly it’s aimed at people who have small children...
04/03/2022
Reader question: Teens having sex at home - Philadelphia Weekly

Reader question:

I’ve read a lot about talking to kids about sex, but mostly it’s aimed at people who have small children, so I’m hoping you can help. My husband and I share custody of my 15-year-old daughter with my ex. Generally, we can all get along and our daughter has no doubt she is loved by all of us.

About 6 months ago, she started dating a female friend of hers. We were all fine with her dating a girl, but we were forced to have a conversation about knowingly allowing her to have intimacy in our house. They had been friends for a while and had already had sleepovers when my daughter revealed they were dating. My husband and I agreed that it’s pretty much impossible to prevent a motivated teen from having sex, and that it’s much better to make it safe for her to be honest with us. My ex wasn’t super concerned, although they didn’t stay over at his place together much anyway.

A month or so ago our daughter and her girlfriend broke up, which she took pretty hard until she started seeing a boy in the grade ahead of her. She likes him a lot and understandably wants the same privacy with him that she was allowed before. He seems like a nice boy but my husband and my ex are both very opposed to letting him stay the night.

I don’t know what the right thing to do is here. I’d like to think we’re progressive and raising her to be honest with us and sex-positive, but I can’t get over whatever social programming it is that tells me I should treat this relationship differently. What’s the modern parent supposed to do in this situation?

I don’t know what the right thing to do is here. What’s the modern parent supposed to do in this situation

45 years after the premiere of Eraserhead, artist and filmmaker David Lynch speaks to Philadelphia Weekly in a rare inte...
04/01/2022
45 Years of David Lynch

45 years after the premiere of Eraserhead, artist and filmmaker David Lynch speaks to Philadelphia Weekly in a rare interview about how the city was an influence on his artistic life.

How Philadelphia inspired one of film’s most unique voices

When most of these cemeteries were established, they were designed like parks for folks to visit, perhaps with a picnic ...
03/28/2022
Philadelphia’s Most Beautiful Cemeteries - Philadelphia Weekly

When most of these cemeteries were established, they were designed like parks for folks to visit, perhaps with a picnic lunch, enjoying their lives amongst beautiful trees and flowers while giving tribute to those who were gone.

Three of Philadelphia’s historic cemeteries.

The 2022 live music and event calendar is rapidly filling up with artists from all over the world. We thought this would...
03/26/2022
Beginner’s Guide to Philly Music Venues - Philadelphia Weekly

The 2022 live music and event calendar is rapidly filling up with artists from all over the world. We thought this would be an excellent opportunity to offer a refresher on some of Philadelphia’s live music venues.

Philadelphia’s well- (and not as well) known live music venues

Have you seen The Batman? What did you think?
03/25/2022
The Batman - Philadelphia Weekly

Have you seen The Batman? What did you think?

This is a new iteration of DC Comics’ caped crusader and, in many ways, the truest screen interpretation of the hero as he has been seen in the comic books since 1939.

Reader question: My girlfriend and I have been together for about 4 years and everything is generally really good with u...
03/25/2022
Reader question: My girlfriend watches lesbian porn. - Philadelphia Weekly

Reader question: My girlfriend and I have been together for about 4 years and everything is generally really good with us. I’m not afraid to talk honestly with her and we’re good at communicating on most things.

But I have one nagging concern. I’m a straight man and she’s bisexual, which is something she has been open about with me since the beginning. We’re monogamous and have discussed that we both prefer to keep it that way, as we would both be uncomfortable with the other person doing things separately or having group sex. But I can’t help but feel like I’m keeping her from living her full life.

We talked about what porn we watch the other night and she revealed that she only watches lesbian porn. I don’t mind that she watches porn — I do too. But I’m worried that she feels like she’s missing out on something or that I’m not enough. Am I being unrealistic about us being monogamous? Should I encourage her to try to hook up with a woman?

The tale as old as time.

If your block turned into honey, what would it taste like? Ever tried a drizzle of North Philly on your pancakes? These ...
03/24/2022
Made to Stick - Philadelphia Weekly

If your block turned into honey, what would it taste like? Ever tried a drizzle of North Philly on your pancakes? These locally made sweeteners uncover a hidden world of trees and bees, offering a spoonful of medicine for our troubled times.

Hat tip to Oak Lane Maple, Bee Creek and Philadelphia Bee Co.

Locally made sweeteners remind us to savor our connection to Philly’s green spaces—and to each other.

Hey Philly. You've seen our nonprofit spotlight, Doing Good, for Philly Goat Project and Why Not Prosper, Inc.. What cha...
03/23/2022
Doing Good: Why Not Prosper - Philadelphia Weekly

Hey Philly. You've seen our nonprofit spotlight, Doing Good, for Philly Goat Project and Why Not Prosper, Inc.. What charity should we introduce Philadelphia to next? Who is doing good in your world?

A nonprofit spotlight

In a time when I and many others are trying to cautiously re-enter the world, Backing Track at The Arden Theatre Company...
03/23/2022
Backing Track at the Arden - Philadelphia Weekly

In a time when I and many others are trying to cautiously re-enter the world, Backing Track at The Arden Theatre Company reminds us that the most difficult and confusing times are best faced side by side.

Doing so using karaoke and “Titanic” is optional, but strongly encouraged.

A world premiere with “cabaroke” and heart.

Conducting oral history interviews is a wonderful way to capture the stories of family and friends for future generation...
03/22/2022
Saving Stories: An Oral History Primer - Philadelphia Weekly

Conducting oral history interviews is a wonderful way to capture the stories of family and friends for future generations. Sit back, listen, and enjoy being regaled with lived history (but only after you hit record!).

Recording an oral history isn’t as simple as sitting down with someone and hitting record; it requires forethought and planning.

How did Science History Institute get from the uncertainty of the pandemic to a new exhibit?
03/20/2022
“No one does anything alone”: An Oral History of “Between Us and Catastrophe” - Philadelphia Weekly

How did Science History Institute get from the uncertainty of the pandemic to a new exhibit?

By Elisabeth Berry Drago, Guest Contributor When the City of Philadelphia declared a lockdown on March 16th, 2020, our museum — like all local museums — was immediately shuttered. We took our signboard inside and closed the doors. They wouldn’t reopen for more than a year. What is a museum, wi...

In March of 2020 photographer Kyle Cassidy started work on an oral history told by the people on the front lines of the ...
03/19/2022
Between Us and Catastrophe - Philadelphia Weekly

In March of 2020 photographer Kyle Cassidy started work on an oral history told by the people on the front lines of the pandemic. This month, Philadelphia Weekly dedicated an entire issue to sharing their stories.

“There are Plagues, and there are victims, and it is the duty of good people not to join forces with the plagues.” -- Albert Camus

Philadelphia is home to one of the most vibrant and eclectic theater communities in the country, from visionary takes on...
03/17/2022
The Best Philly Theater Companies You've Never Heard Of - Philadelphia Weekly

Philadelphia is home to one of the most vibrant and eclectic theater communities in the country, from visionary takes on beloved classics to experimental new works. Yet if you try to Google a list of companies in the area, you’ll more likely than not get a list of either the larger theater companies that can afford good search engine optimization, or which AMC is showing Death on the Nile. Here are just a few companies that might have slipped through your internet browsing but should not slip your notice as an audience member!

Don't miss out on great theater in Philly

For all our faults as a people, Americans consistently demonstrate compassion in the face of incalculable tragedy, offer...
03/17/2022
How to help Ukraine: Five ways you can make a big impact right now - Philadelphia Weekly

For all our faults as a people, Americans consistently demonstrate compassion in the face of incalculable tragedy, offering to help strangers they’ve never met – sometimes faraway in places they’ve never heard of.

Help the people standing up for democracy against authoritarian Vladimir Putin, a coward who wouldn't act nearly as tough on his own without nukes at a Sixers game, the bum.

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Philadelphia, perhaps America’s most historic city, is experiencing a period of seismic growth and change. As neighborhoods evolve and the constellation of human interaction grows, fewer voices than ever before are recording and reflecting these monumental shifts amongst the city and its denizens.

City dwellers who don’t simply identify as Philadelphians, but those who feel as much a part of the city as the Magic Gardens or Reading Terminal Market, look to Philadelphia’s news sources to discover what’s happening in their city. Yet they’re either met with thin exposure of the things that matter most or vacuous clickbait. Uninformed about the transformative issues defining their communities, these residents struggle to form connections to their neighborhoods and to understand the part they play in enriching, improving, and supporting their city — their identity.

Philadelphia Weekly is telling city dwellers what they need to hear in the way that they both need and want to hear it — entrenching themselves in the neighborhoods that others ignore, and taking the time that others won’t invest to tell vital stories. With meaningful roots in Philadelphia spanning more than four decades, Philly Weekly has long had their fingers on the pulse of the city, providing invaluable context and meaning to the news while helping long-standing traditions and communities thrive alongside emerging cultures and people.

Inquisitive, unafraid, and honest, Philly Weekly doesn’t just point out problems; they offer context and ideas for meaningful improvement. Whether reviewing a local punk band at Underground Arts or covering the ignored side of a lively protest, every Philly Weekly story is crafted with a deep understanding of and affinity for the City of Brotherly Love — and a profound desire to make it a safer, fairer, better place in which to thrive.

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"A groundbreaking panel discussion amplifying q***r voices to raise the volume on important issues of equality, acceptance, and impact, kicking off Philadelphia Pride weekend inside the event space at W Philadelphia. Moderated by Philadelphia-based writer and Executive Director of Asian Arts Initiative Anne Ishii, the discussion will cover the evolution of q***r voices and discuss what the future of allyship in Philadelphia looks like in nightlife, media, and public space. Come early to check out the Bootleg Fantasy Art Show by artist Brad Hoseley, too; that opens at 5 p.m. before the panel discussion." Full story via Philly Weekly: https://philadelphiaweekly.com/what-to-do-in-philly-may-27-june-4/ RSVP for panel: https://venues.tablelistpro.com/venues/w-philadelphia-special-events/events/a7b559905ca3efd7?attributionId=7533550d48e984cc
Thanks Carl Michaels and Philly Weekly for the spotlight! Sending oodles of #PhillyLove right back'atcha!!
If God allowed the US to lead the world in the 21st century as well, it must be because the US kept on dripping sweat, shedding blood and tears during those days in Vietnam.” • Chapter1 Recollection by the Vietnam veteran • Chapter2 Vietnam War history • Chapter3 The question to the Vietnam War view • Chapter4 The a**lytical viewpoint of the Vietnam War • Chapter5 Japan,Vietnam and Combodia • Chapter6 The ruling war by the revolutionary power • Chapter7 The revival of US • Chapter8 New understanding • Chapter9 The revival of the veteran •
Atlantic All-Star Wrestling Presents - "Summer Heat" On Saturday June 18th, 2022. Are you ready for a full and fun night of pure wrestling entertainment? Eight matches, that will keep you entertained from start to finish. Come alone, bring a friend or come out with the family. There will be something for everyone. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $25 for ringside. Tickets can be bought online and at the door, the night of the event. There are special family packages available too, for online ticket purchases. Details are listed on the ticket link, and will be posted on the page as well. Online Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/atlantic-all-star-wrestling-presents-summer-heat-tickets-321431780107 Event Location: American Legion Post #133 1018 Washington Ave, Woodbury NJ 08096 Doors open at 6pm and the main event starts at 7pm. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. As well as merchandise and other items, to be announced soon. Hope to see you there!
🖼 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝙈𝙊𝙑𝙄𝙉𝙂 𝗣𝗔𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚 🖼 “First of all, all I ever wanted to be since I was in the ninth grade was a painter. So, I ended up at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, and at that time the school had, in one of the big rooms they had proportioned off little cubicles. I mostly painted where I lived – I lived with my friend Jack Fisk and a guy named Richard Childers at 13th and Wood – but I also had a little cubicle in one of the big studio rooms at the Academy. And I was in there one night, and I was painting a picture of a garden at night. It had a lot of black and this green kind of coming out of the black, and I sat back, probably to take a smoke, looking at this painting, and I suddenly heard a wind coming from the painting, and the green started to move. And I thought, “Oh, a *moving* painting.” And that experience led to cinema.” David L. definitely enjoys telling this famous story quite often, with little variations. He recently told it again to Josh Hitchens in "David Lynch calls Philly a ‘hellhole’: Why the Twin Peaks, Dune and Mulholland Drive director insists it's a compliment", an article published by Philly Weekly : ► https://philadelphiaweekly.com/45-years-of-david-lynch Photo : David Lynch in front of "Small Boy in his Room", a photo taken by Henning Kaiser in 2009. "Small Boy in his Room" was the painting featured in the show poster of the November 2017 giant Polish exhibition "Silence and Dynamism" at the CSW Toruń, in conjunction with the Camerimage Festival.
Atlantic All-Star Wrestling Presents - "Summer Heat" On Saturday June 18th, 2022. Are you ready for a full and fun night of pure wrestling entertainment? Eight matches, that will keep you entertained from start to finish. Come alone, bring a friend or come out with the family. There will be something for everyone. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $25 for ringside. Tickets can be bought online and at the door, the night of the event. There are special family packages available too, for online ticket purchases. Details are listed on the ticket link, and will be posted on the page as well. Online Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/atlantic-all-star-wrestling-presents-summer-heat-tickets-321431780107 Event Location: American Legion Post #133 1018 Washington Ave, Woodbury NJ 08096 Doors open at 6pm and the main event starts at 7pm. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. As well as merchandise and other items, to be announced soon. Hope to see you there!
🏙 ℙ ℍ 𝕀 𝕃 𝔸 𝔻 𝔼 𝕃 ℙ ℍ 𝕀 𝔸 🏙 “Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was… a hellhole. It was filled with fear, and corruption, and it was filthy, there was soot on the buildings and there was a lot of kind of insanity and a feeling in the air that was very uneasy. But it was the greatest place for me, and I just loved it. And it was my biggest inspiration, this city of Philadelphia. [...] The way the buildings were, the mood of the place, all these things feed into us, and our environment affects us a lot, and it sort of crept into me and like I said it made a huge impression and influence. And I always say – people say, “what was your greatest influence” and I always say, “the city of Philadelphia.” It a unique city. They say it’s a little New York but it’s way different. The way the architecture is and the wood and the colors and the proportions of the buildings, along with the mood, and the people, and the kind of corruption feeling in the air, it was just, you know, unique. Fantastic.” David Lynch interviewed by Josh Hitchens in "David Lynch calls Philly a ‘hellhole’: Why the Twin Peaks, Dune and Mulholland Drive director insists it's a compliment", an article published by Philly Weekly : ► https://philadelphiaweekly.com/45-years-of-david-lynch/ Photo : "Philadelphia", a David Lynch 2017 mixed media painting that has been exhibited since in various shows.
Calling all David Lynch fans! Here is an interview he did for Philly Weekly. Feel free to read this with some coffee☕️ & pie 🥧. https://philadelphiaweekly.com/45-years-of-david-lynch/ 😉
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