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  • Cahn to give keynote speech at the 66th Philadelphia Writers’ Conference

    Lu Ann Cahn, an award-winning journalist for NBC 10, will give the keynote address on Saturday night at the Philadelphia Writers’ Conference. In November, Cahn published I Dare Me, a book about recharging by pushing yourself to do one new thing every day. The book grew out of her blog, One Year...

    • Oct 8, 2015
  • Two Days in Popeadelphia: Sunday

    Emily Guendelsberger Rybread • 11 a.m. Fairmount Avenue is missing its Sunday brunch contingent. Those who still have a yen for eggs Benedict and strong coffee navigate the metal fences and concrete barriers to get to the restaurants. The employees at Rybread, operating from underneath its storefront awning, didn’t sell breakfast items...

    • Sep 30, 2015
  • Two Days in Popeadelphia: Saturday

    Mark Stehle 18th Street and the Parkway • 6:30 a.m. A bar of concrete and oodles of police block Sister Mary Scullion from getting access to the grotto she helped create outside the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul. But after waving a paper with a list of names, she persuades...

    • Sep 30, 2015
  • Fall Arts Guide 2015

    This fall in Philadelphia, if you like creative expression of humanity, there’s no excuse to not leave the house – and enjoy the falling leaves. Arts: Make friends and accept your mortality at Death Salon By Bryan Bierman Arts: What’s coming up in Visual Art By Katie Krzaczek Arts: What’s coming up in Dance By Deni...

    • Sep 17, 2015
  • The life and labor of Philly’s honeybees and their beekeepers

    Maria S. Young For city dwellers, tending to a hive of honeybees is the closest thing one can get to keeping livestock, according to Philadelphia Bee Co. owner and full-time beekeeper Don Shump. Ten years ago, when he was interested in finding a patch of urban land to plant on, he learned...

    • Sep 10, 2015
  • Fringe Festival 2015

    Maria S. Young Five bold shows put race front and center. By Mikala Jamison Just what the hell ‘psychedelic’ stuff is happening between Dr. Dog and the Pig Iron Theatre Company? By A.D. Amorosi Fringe’s new digital category explores intimacy, accessibility and the nature of performance. By Julie Zeglen A quick look at...

    • Sep 3, 2015
  • Cover: 2 A.M. Eats

    Maria S. Young Broad Street Diner’s Belgian waffle Dining out is frequently less about the food than the experience. Especially after last call, when hungry, intoxicated and otherwise beleaguered citizens stagger out of the bars in search of someplace, any place, to feed. There aren’t a lot of options. For a second...

    • Aug 26, 2015
  • 2 A.M. Eats: Fishtown Food Trucks

    Maria S. Young The jerk chicken cheesesteak from Grubaholics. The first time I ate the chicken quesadilla from the Calle Del Sabor food truck at Frankford and Girard, I knew I was in big trouble. Forget pants that fit and a flat belly; now I know these plump, crispy triangles of melty...

    • Aug 26, 2015
  • 5 big projects that are changing the face of Philly

    Mark Stehle The new Comcast tower reflected in the side of the current one. At the corner of 12th and Market streets, a brutalist block that long held downscale retail shops has been torn down, and in its place hard hats, dump trucks and backhoes are bustling about as they build a...

    • Aug 6, 2015
  • Mid-Summer Fun: Hitting rocks with a hammer

    Dave Tavani Dave Tavani Dave Tavani Dave Tavani Dave Tavani Ringing Rocks County Park // Free // 63 miles/1 hour, 24 min. away // Ringing Rocks Road, Upper Black Eddy, Pa., 215-348-6114, buckscounty.org. Q: How long can you run around hitting boulders with a hammer before you get bored? A: A surprisingly...

    • Jul 16, 2015

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