Diamond Green, a $20 million apartment complex, was constructed last summer as high-end student housing. But for the past four months, it's been listed for sale, and speculation has emerged that the complex has a high vacancy rate.
Off and on between 1942 and 1947, Charles Bukowski, poet laureate of the slums, resided in Philly. During this time, he worked several odd jobs, spent 17 days in Moyamensing Prison for draft evasion and got very drunk (obviously).
[through Oct. 15] That themed resort from the film Austenland is, sadly, fictional, so you'll have to settle for Lantern's weeklong Jane Austen Festival to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice.
[Oct. 12-Nov. 3] John Rosenberg's latest project is inspired by surviving eight years with "people doing massive amounts of drugs to dull trauma who are under the illusion they are on the path to ... enlightenment."
While depicting Jane’s otherwise obscure life, Lepore leverages Jane and Ben’s long correspondence for a refreshing view of an over-examined life. But she doesn’t dwell on the more celebrated of the siblings, telling the story of the good rather than the great.
Thanks to Facebook friends and the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society for directing me to local writer Gregory Frost’s dystopian adventure, set in an unspecified future Philadelphia that has split (even more) in two.
Pottstown native Jim Mickle’s follow-up to the vamp-hunting Stake Land tracks another group whose horror is passed on through blood, but this time it's a rural family whose annual "Lamb's Day" ritual involves feasting on human flesh.
Washington Avenue instantly beloved bakery and pizzeria, Kermit's (2204 Washington Ave.), launched delivery this week. For a $15 minimum and $2 delivery fee, you can get apple blondies, sweet potato...
Do the words free lunch appeal to you? Well if the answer is yes (and why not, right?) get yourself over to City Hall immediately. The good folks at Muir Glen, producers of fine organic tomatoes have stashed 300 boxes containing a can of tomatoes (no, that's not your lunch) and a ticket good for lunch at Street Food Philly or Sum Pig food trucks around the plaza. Think of it as a tomato-y version of hide and seek with a charitable lean - Muir Glen is making a sizable tomato donation to Philabundance as well. Okay... go!
Update: All of the vouchers have been snapped up but a rep from Muir Glen told us that lunchers should check back in at 1 p.m. for more chances to get your hands on gnocchi with mushroom ragu from Street Food Philly or crawfish etouffee from Sum Pig.