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  • Wherefore Art Thou #5: Four more Philly artists describe their work in their own words

    Jes Gamble WHEREFORE ART THOU invites creators to tell, in their own words, the stories behind their art. Email a 100-words-or-fewer first-person statement and a photo of your work to ten.repapytic@alakim.JES GAMBLEMy work is drawn from life experience and focuses on invoking personal connections. Much of my artwork is about searching, memories...

    • Jul 29, 2015
  • Theater review: Orbiter 3’s ‘Moon Man Walk’ is lovely and accomplished

    Kate Raines/Plate 3 Photography SPACE ODDITY: Lindsay Smiling and Jaylene Clark Owens in Orbiter 3’s ‘Moon Man Walk.’ Though both the title of this play and the name of the presenting fledging theater company (Orbiter 3, in its inaugural production) evoke space exploration, James Ijames’ heartfelt, often accomplished new work is set...

    • Jul 7, 2015
  • The Grumpy Librarian: As nasty as you wanna be

    Loved: Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men Loved: Jacqueline Susann, Valley of the Dolls Didn’t: Junot Diaz, This Is How You Lose Her There’s no surprise in a reader having enjoyed both No Country For Old Men and Valley of the Dolls (the Grumpy Librarian thinks they’re both pretty solid, although...

    • Jul 2, 2015
  • Five things to check out this July First Friday in Philly

    Monica O “Small Talk” by Phantom Hand  [Artist: Miguel Co] Phantom Hand is a “loose collective” of young Philly illustrators. For First Friday, its members make up LMNL’s first group show. “Small Talk,” as you might imagine, dives into the “awkward, forced, occasionally drunk, seemingly meaningless and yet necessary interactions we have...

    • Jul 2, 2015
  • Ask Papa: The magic of matrimony

    Evan Lopez Dear Papa: I’m getting married in just a few days. I’m excited to call the guy I’m marrying my husband — he’s funny, handsome, interesting, challenging and smart. I’m even excited about the wedding, as stressful as weddings can be. But I worry about being a good partner. Not now,...

    • Jun 25, 2015
  • Book Review: Allen Iverson’s wild ride

    Not A Game: The Incredible Rise and Unthinkable Fall of Allen Iverson By Kent Babb (Atria Books, 320 pp.) During a game in March 1997, Allen Iverson — the new, 21-year-old face of the Philadelphia 76ers — took the basketball to the top of the key. Meeting him there was the Chicago...

    • Jun 17, 2015
  • Our top 3 picks for what to do this First Friday in Philly

    From Brendan Lowry’s “Peopledelphia” Tiger Strikes Asteroid/Curated by Ian Breidenbach The Snyderman-Works Galleries / +Pictures of People in Philadelphia What a refreshing exhibition name that tells you all you need to know, eh? This group photography show features the triple-p (that’s “Philly people portraits,” we just coined it) stylings of Gab...

    • Jun 4, 2015
  • The Grumpy Librarian: The men with no names

    Send the Grumpy Librarian two books you like and one you hate and she’ll tell you what to read. LOVED: Ben Lerner, 10:04 LOVED: Teju Cole, Open City HATED:Joseph O’Neill, The Dog This is the kind of communal bookshelf you’d find at one of those proud little coffee shops with the long-winded...

    • May 21, 2015

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