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"The story is related by the Narrator, a grow...

"The story is related by the Narrator, a grownup version of the misguided Youth, with a distinct sense of irony... and a kinetic, eclectic score that ranges from gospel to punk rock." - The Philadelphia Inquirer

    'Passing Strange' at the Wilma: Updated, rocking tale of Youth's quest for identity
    Stew and Heidi Rodewald's "Passing Strange" at the Wilma Theater tells an often-told tale: The self-glorifying, distinctly unheroic artist-hero questing for his identity through changes of scene, sexual encounters that stop short of love, and the supposedly redemptive act of creation.
    http://www.philly.com

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Honored to be mentioned in this Q&A in The Ph...

Honored to be mentioned in this Q&A in The Philadelphia Inquirer with Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak on their book “The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism.”

    How cities are leading the way to solving problems | Q&A
    Jeremy Nowak, a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Drexel University's Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, and Bruce Katz, the Centennial Scholar at the Brookings Institution, have coauthored a new book, "The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism," published by Brookings Institution Press.
    http://www.philly.com

4 hours ago

Who else is hoping to see some astronomical p...

Who else is hoping to see some astronomical play from the Philadelphia Eagles today? Good luck in the NFC Championship! http://bit.ly/1P9OWGR #FlyEaglesFly IMAGE: Official STS 51-A Crew Portrait | 1984 | American | NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    The Franklin Institute
    Who else is hoping to see some astronomical play from the Philadelphia Eagles today? Good luck in the NFC Championship! http://bit.ly/1P9OWGR #FlyEaglesFly IMAGE: Official STS 51-A Crew Portrait |...
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Philly Happening is at Pennsylvania Conventio...

Last day to check out the Philly Home Show @ The PA Convention Center! Hours today are 10am-6pm. 🏠

    Philly Happening
    Last day to check out the Philly Home Show @ The PA Convention Center! Hours today are 10am-6pm. 🏠
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6 hours ago

The Franklin Institute shared their event.

Whether you’re interested in guitar riffs or seismic rifts, our first Science After Hours event of 2018 is perfect for you. Join us for ‘Party Like a Rock Star' on January 23. http://bit.ly/1WaaTyi

    Science After Hours
    Science After Hours is an evening event series exclusively for adults ages 21+ featuring experiments, demonstrations, games, and innovative and engaging...
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Philly Happening is at Pennsylvania Conventio...

Check out the Philly Home Show this weekend @the PA Convention Center! The show runs until 9pm this evening and 10am-6 pm tomorrow. 🏠 #phillyhomeshow

    Philly Happening
    Check out the Philly Home Show this weekend @the PA Convention Center! The show runs until 9pm this evening and 10am-6 pm tomorrow. 🏠 #phillyhomeshow
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24 hours ago

The Franklin Institute shared their event.

Before they take to the field this Sunday, come to The Franklin Institute to discover some of the science that will lead your Philadelphia Eagles to victory. http://bit.ly/2ri1r3L

    Go Green on Game Day
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26 hours ago

Happy Birthday to Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Al...

Happy Birthday to Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, shown here contemplating the “magnificent desolation” of the Moon while setting up some experiments to study the lunar surface. Aldrin was born on this day in 1930. http://go.nasa.gov/1OVBz1c IMAGE: Neil Armstrong (American, 1930-2012) | Buzz Aldrin Deploys Apollo 11 Experiments | 1969 | NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    The Franklin Institute
    Happy Birthday to Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, shown here contemplating the "magnificent desolation" of the Moon while setting up some experiments to study the lunar surface. Aldrin was born on...
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29 hours ago

Due to the shutdown of the Federal Government...

Due to the shutdown of the Federal Government, we are unable to use any of our social media channels. National Archives facilities are closed and activities are canceled with some exceptions. See Archives.gov for details.

    National Archives |
    Request military records and learn about other services for yourself or a family member.
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29 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center shared John...

    John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives at William Way LGBT Community Center
    If you're attending the Women's March in Philadelphia tomorrow, please consider dropping by the William Way LGBT Community Center afterwards to donate your LGBTQ-themed signs, banners, buttons,...
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30 hours ago

The Franklin Institute’s Chief Bioscientist, ...

The Franklin Institute’s Chief Bioscientist, Dr. Jayatri Das tells her Science Story: “I remember the day that I was sitting at my computer and, suddenly, I found these patterns that I had been looking for, but they came out in a way that I never expected and realized that no one had ever seen before.” http://bit.ly/2FVxJos This video is part of The Franklin Institute’s Science Stories series. Tell us yours: http://bit.ly/tell-science-story #ScienceStories

    The Franklin Institute
    The Franklin Institute's Chief Bioscientist, Dr. Jayatri Das tells her Science Story: "I remember the day that I was sitting at my computer and, suddenly, I found these patterns that I had been...
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“When the impact of a grunt is investigated, ...

“When the impact of a grunt is investigated, there is evidence that hitting performance is enhanced. Skilled university tennis players were found to hit with a 3.8% increase in groundstroke hitting velocity when they grunted.” http://bit.ly/2rjW1Fw

    What can science tell us about grunting in tennis?
    Grunting could be considered performance-enhancing for the grunter and performance-hindering for their opponent ne of tennis' perennial debates has ignited early at this year's Australian Open, after Belarusian player Aryna Sabalenka was accused of grunting too loudly during her first-round loss to Australian Ashleigh Barty.
    https://www.theguardian.com

2 days ago

The Wilma Theater shared their event.

In this discussion of Stew and Heidi Rodewald’s musical and Jacqueline Woodson’s novel, dive deeper into both protagonists’ stories through a lively discussion, led by One Book, One Philadelphia and The Wilma Theater’s Portable Studio staff in open community discussion about home, the power of music, and self-discovery. #WilmaPassingStrange #OneBookOnePhiladelphia #PhillyTheatreWeek

    Passing Strange in Another Brooklyn
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2 days ago

“Time is an herb that cures all Diseases.” - ...

“Time is an herb that cures all Diseases.” - Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1738 http://bit.ly/2FPEU1t #FranklinFriday IMAGE: David Roentgen (German, 1743–1807) and Peter Kinzing (German, 1745–1816) | Obelisk clock with a Franklin movement | ca. 1785-1790 | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

    The Franklin Institute
    "Time is an herb that cures all Diseases." - Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1738 http://bit.ly/2FPEU1t #FranklinFriday IMAGE: David Roentgen (German, 1743-1807) and Peter Kinzing...
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2 days ago

SEPTA is selling a special $4 pass for the Eagles game — good for 2 rides on Sunday

1234 Market St (Friday only)

    SEPTA | News & Events
    Use SEPTA Key and make your trip to and from the Eagles game a snap when you tap. If you already have a SEPTA Key Card, load it with a Transit Pass, Convenience Pass, or Travel Wallet funds and you're ready to tap and ride the Broad Street Line.
    http://septa.org

2 days ago

Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ Philadelphia Eagles In The NFC Championship Game, Center City Restaurant Week, Ice Skating, Hair O’ The Dog and More!

...at the Academy of Music ~ January 19 – 21 ~ Held at the Academy of Music at 240 S. Broad Street. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story...

Philly Home Show ~ January 19 – 21 ~ Held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street. Take advantage of the hundreds of exhibitors and experts who will be on hand to help. ~ Philly Home Show ~

This article has 4 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

La Peg Pegsicle Bar ~ January 9 – 21 or until the bar melts ~ La Peg at FringeArts at 140 N. Columbus Boulevard. This time 5 local artists will be chosen to create ice works of art to make up a temporary sculpture garden. Enjoy drinks on a frozen bar! ~ La Peg Pegsicle Bar ~

Liberty Lands Market ~ January 20 ~ From 9 am until 3 pm at 926 N. American St in Northern Liberties. One can find everything from fresh organic produce to hand crafted wears...

Clark Park Farmers’ Market ~ January 20 ~ From 10 am to 2 pm, The Food Trust holds an outdoor market at 43rd St and Baltimore Ave. Enjoy fresh vegetables & food from favorite local farmers and producers. ~ Clark Park Farmers’ Market ~

...pm in the South Street Headhouse District, Experience the creativity and energy of the fabulous Fourth Street and South Street business communities with an evening of extended hours, art, music, food and shopping along Historic...

    Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ Philadelphia Eagles In The NFC Championship Game, Center City Restaurant Week, Ice Skating, Hair O' The Dog and More!
    Things to do in Philadelphia ~ January 19 - 25 ~ Visiting Philadelphia or living in/nearby Philly? We have it all for you. Anything from free events in Philadelphia, to food festivals, historical sites, museums and much more. With so many things to do in Philadelphia, you can't go wrong.
    http://www.myphillyalive.com

2 days ago

The Franklin Institute shared Main Line Paren...

Learn more about our Discovery Camp program and a wide variety of other local and regional youth camps at the 2018 Philadelphia Family & Main Line Parent School & Camp Fair this Sunday, January 21, 2018 at The Franklin Institute. http://bit.ly/2rnUP46

    2018 Philadelphia Family & Main Line Parent School & Camp Fair
    The first 150 people to register at familyfocus.org/campfair AND attend will receive free admission to The Franklin Institute for the day. The...
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2 days ago

"a grand yet intimate piece of musical theate...

"a grand yet intimate piece of musical theater" "a tour-de-force performance from Jamar Williams" "Several actors in PASSING STRANGE are part of the Wilma’s recently formed HotHouse, a troupe devoted to intense physical training and to new ideas about interpretation. This production brims with them." - WHYY #WilmaPassingStrange

    Review: 'Passing Strange,' and grandly
    Broad Street between Locust and Spruce streets Runs through Feb. 18 - Bold, boisterous, and bellicose, the Wilma Theater production of the musical "Passing Strange" seems much more real than it did on Broadway 10 years ago. And that's important: What's real or not is at the core of the engrossing musical.
    https://whyy.org

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Discover what our Science After Hours team is...

Discover what our Science After Hours team is most excited for this coming Tuesday's Party Like a Rock Star event. http://bit.ly/2FPQvxv Limited tickets are still available. Join us for some hard rocking science fun on January 23, 2018: http://bit.ly/1WaaTyi

    How to Party Like a Rock Star: Insider Tips from our Science After Hours Team
    We asked our Museum Programs team for a sneak peek at some of the cool things we can expect from the upcoming Science After Hours: Party Like a Rock Star event here at The Franklin Institute. Hiya! I'm Cat, and I'm the Assistant Director of Program Initiatives at the Franklin Institute.
    https://www.fi.edu

2 days ago

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2 days ago

This week, I wrote an op ed on the land dispo...

This week, I wrote an op ed on the land disposition process in Philadelphia. It's available online now and tomorrow in print. The full text is below so everyone can read it: "Stories about development of City-owned property might give the impression that it’s only happening in the Second Council District, and that the system is broken beyond repair. But that impression is untrue and outdated. The fact is that City-owned property sales happen all over Philadelphia, not just the Second District. For a long time, there were problems with the process, but recent changes have led to significant improvements. In order to see clearly how far we’ve come, it’s helpful to understand where we started. When I was elected to City Council in 2011, the City had a convoluted land disposition process that had been around for years, the legacy of a long-shrinking city. It was a process I inherited, but I did my best to work within that process to fight for my vision for the Second District. Specifically, I have supported the development of vacant lots to reduce blight, generate economic activity, and grow the city tax base. At the same time, I have looked for opportunities to promote housing affordability as land values skyrocketed in neighborhoods like Graduate Hospital and Point Breeze. My concern then and now has been: How do we promote growth and opportunity in the Second District while protecting long-term residents from displacement? For that reason, my consistent, stated mission has always been to strike a balance between market-rate and affordable housing in our neighborhoods. If a reputable organization or individual approaches the City with a request to purchase City-owned land to develop affordable housing, I have been inclined to support it when asked. Unfortunately, under the system that I inherited, there were not enough safeguards in place to make sure that promises of affordable housing were delivered. A bad actor had too much opportunity to game the system in the interest of turning a profit. It was a citywide problem that went unresolved for too long. Fortunately, that old system is in the past. The reformed process for selling City-owned property goes through the Land Bank, an initiative I supported and voted for in Council. With the Land Bank, anyone can express interest in a City-owned lot online. Land Bank policy requires competitive bidding for most city-owned land. If there are no competing bids, the price is generally set by an independent appraisal. The Land Bank also vets potential recipients of City-owned land and their proposals. The Land Bank scores and selects bids to develop below-market-rate housing according to standardized, publicly available criteria. It requires a binding development agreement, a restrictive covenant on the deed, eligibility screening of potential buyers, and other safeguards that are stringent and clearly enforceable. I have invested deeply in the Land Bank’s success. I was the second councilmember to transfer the vast majority (75%) of my district’s vacant city-owned lots to the Land Bank. The Land Bank’s RFP process has already led to two workforce housing projects in Point Breeze. In September 2017, the Land Bank finally got its first permanent executive director and general counsel, and they are already working hard for the Second District with my support. Very soon, they will be issuing a new workforce housing RFP for Point Breeze and listing 33 city-owned lots for competitive bid. This is how land disposition works in the Second District. It’s the transparent, equitable, open land-use policy that Philadelphia deserves. And it has helped us strike the balance between market rate and affordable housing that I believe is critical to our growth. I believe my job is to serve all of my constituents, and that is what I’ll do as long as I have the privilege of representing the Second District in City Council."

    A sensible path for development in Philadelphia | Kenyatta Johnson
    Stories about development of city-owned property might give the impression that it's only happening in the Second Council District, and that the system is broken beyond repair. But that impression is untrue and outdated. The fact is that city-owned property sales happen all over Philadelphia, not just the Second District.
    http://www.philly.com

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