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On view! Julie Anne Greenberg: Considerable U...

On view! Julie Anne Greenberg: Considerable Uncertainty Remains Installation views, Photo: Jaime Alvarez http://printcenter.org/100/92nd-solo-shows/

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    Want to launch your own business but have questions about getting there? This workshop is for you! "A Map to a Thriving Business" Workshop, will take place with The Chamber of Commerce at 6PM on...
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Win a ticket to Diner en Blanc | Let's Eat

NOTE: The Misconduct Taverns (1511 Locust St. and 1801 JFK Blvd.)  will hold its fourth annual happy hour from 5-8 p...

...the Middle Eastern/Mediterranean canon with the Deco-sleek Spice Finch at the Warwick Hotel (220 S. 17th St.). Menu pops with flavor (and vegetables!), including vegetable escabeche; stuffed grape leaves; and salt-baked...

Arguably Rittenhouse’s hottest, most bustling newcomer, Harper’s Garden (31 S. 18th St.) balances its indoor-outdoor setting with drinking/dining under the pergola festooned with greenery and...

Metropolitan Cafe (264 S. 19th St. in Rittenhouse) hands out comp wine Tuesday to Thursday to all dine-in pizza customers between 6-8 p.m.

Ice cream shop not only moves from 1315 Walnut St. to 1109 Walnut St. but starts making its own soft-serve.

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218 N. 13th St., 4-6 p.m. weekdays. 

...bar indoors. Chef Benjamin Moore, a Lacroix alum who had a brief, shining moment at 26 North in Northern Liberties, oversees a priced-to-move menu that works for those building a...

Ice cream shop not only moves from 1315 Walnut St. to 1109 Walnut St. but starts making its own soft-serve.

...our growing wealth of locally distilled spirits. The new elderflower-infused gin from Philadelphia Distilling (25 E. Allen St.) is pure elegance, lending a delicate floral note to the crisp Vesper being served in...

At Hungry Pigeon (743 S. Fourth St.), the caraway savor of Rowhouse Spirit’s “Akvavit” adds a Nordic twist to the Great...

...s a better one in town than the classic being made at Palizzi Social Club (1408 S. 12th St.), though, since pictures aren’t allowed at this members-only haunt (I got a lucky...

There are some creative cocktails going on at Ripplewood Whiskey & Craft in Ardmore (29 E. Lancaster Ave.). I wasn’t a huge fan of the vegetable drinks that look like they came...

...takes that notion quite as seriously as the Poet, a gin sour variation at Suraya (1528 Frankford Ave.) that puckers up Bluecoat gin with Persian lime syrup, genepy liqueur, fresh cucumber puree, and...

...you’ll find all manner of refreshing cocktails made from great local spirits at Martha (2113 E. York St.), like the iced coffee Negroni made with Five Saints gin or the Red Ferrari made...

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    A Middle Eastern upswing It's falafel-ooza out there. I refer to two significant Middle Eastern-inspired restaurants. I'll run 'em down. Also: Craig LaBan backs away from his brown spirits obsession to run down some summery cocktails. And if you want to snag an invitation to this year's sold-out Diner en Blanc, read on.
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“On Sept. 22, 2017, a particle known as a neutrino zinged down from the sky and through the ice of Antarctica at nearly the speed of light, setting off a cascade of alarms in an array of detectors called IceCube.” https://nyti.ms/2NJJJNH

    It Came From a Black Hole, and Landed in Antarctica
    For the first time, astronomers followed cosmic neutrinos into the fire-spitting heart of a supermassive blazar. It was the smallest bullet you could possibly imagine, a subatomic particle weighing barely more than a thought. It had been fired out of a gravitational gun barrel by a cosmic blunderbuss, a supermassive black hole.
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The Print Center will be closed: at 5:30pm on Thursday, July 19, 2018 AND Tuesday through Saturday, August 7 - 11 Saturdays: August 18, 25, and September 1 http://printcenter.org/100/

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Do you know a leader of color doing great things in the city of brotherly love and beyond? Nominate them for Generocity's 2018 Leader List 👏🏽😁

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    For the past three summers, Generocity has spent one dedicated month reporting on people of color doing important work in Philadelphia's social impact sector. We do this year-round, of course, but the goal behind "leaders of color month" of each year's editorial calendar is to highlight diversity in the communities we cover - nonprofits, philanthropy, social enterprises, local government and the like - even more than we usually do.
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Many (but not all) of the pieces of hair work...

Many (but not all) of the pieces of hair work in our #WovenStrands exhibition are memorial or mourning pieces. Keepsakes like these could have been distributed to mourners at funerals. Next week, we will be exploring the Victorian fascinating and fear of being buried alive, with a special screening of the Poe classic, The Fall of the House of Usher, accompanied by live orchestra and a special talk. Grab tickets now at http://muttr.org/silentjuly18 and Not-So-Silent Cinema presents "Fall of the House of Usher" Img: Farewell but not For Ever. Ann Woodd Died,23 April, 1791. Gold, ivory, sandalwood, dissolved human hair, sepia, leather, satin. Dissolved hair sepia painting and palette work. From the collection of Jennifer Berman.

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    Many (but not all) of the pieces of hair work in our #WovenStrands exhibition are memorial or mourning pieces. Keepsakes like these could have been distributed to mourners at funerals. Next week, we...
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Astronaut John Glenn was born on this day in ...

Astronaut John Glenn was born on this day in 1921. Glenn, one of NASA’s original class of astronauts, flew in the capsule Friendship 7 in 1962, becoming the first American to orbit Earth. Glenn also holds the record as the oldest person to travel in space when he joined the crew of the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1998 at the age of 77. Learn more: https://go.nasa.gov/2uvKtPg IMAGE: John Glenn in Orbit | 1962 | NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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    Astronaut John Glenn was born on this day in 1921. Glenn, one of NASA's original class of astronauts, flew in the capsule Friendship 7 in 1962, becoming the first American to orbit Earth. Glenn also...
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L.L. Bean, Industrious bring outdoor pop-up coworking with wi-fi, outlets, and stationary bikes to Navy Yard

...partnering with Bean for the Navy Yard pop-up, which has a coworking space at 230 S. Broad St.

    L.L. Bean, Industrious bring outdoor pop-up coworking with wi-fi, outlets, and stationary bikes to Navy Yard
    Whitney Hoffman opened her MacBook Air and started pedaling while on a stationary bike-turned-office chair to get exercise she wouldn't normally have time for during work hours. The Chadds Ford resident looked to her right and noticed the collapsible office space equipped with desks, meeting space, and a white board.
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Looking to cool off? Try these hot gelato flavors

Baked apple pie at Gran Caffe L’Aquila, 1716 Chestnut St. The “torta di mele” is this summer’s seasonal offering from the Rittenhouse café. Gelato...

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Pineapple chili at Capofitto, 233 Chestnut St. The Old City outpost of Stephanie and John Reitano’s Capogiro gelato empire has a...

    Looking to cool off? Try these hot gelato flavors
    Lower in fat, denser in texture, and served semi-frozen, gelato is ice cream's Italian cousin; one who came to the U.S. and struck gold. Ubiquitous across Italy and other parts of Europe, gelato has taken root in restaurants and supermarkets, with nationwide sales growing by 3 percent to 4 percent a year since 2012, according to several market-research studies.
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“To build better cities and societies, waste ...

“To build better cities and societies, waste management therefore needs to be completely reinvented. And to do this, we need to understand the composition of our waste itself.” https://wapo.st/2uum7EM

    Opinion | This city proves how feasible a zero-landfill model is
    Swati Singh Sambyal is a specialist in municipal waste management and environmental governance at the Center for Science and Environment in New Delhi. NEW DELHI - India produces 62 million tons of waste per year - the same amount as all of sub-Saharan Africa. That's nearly 170,000 tons of waste per day.
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Significant thunderstorm systems are about to arrive in Philadelphia. Using our rooftop EarthCam, we are giving you a live look at this weather event. http://bit.ly/2EnwVuA

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    Significant thunderstorm systems are about to arrive in Philadelphia. Using our rooftop EarthCam, we are giving you a live look at this weather event. http://bit.ly/2EnwVuA
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Rittenhouse Square stabbing victim remembered at packed memorial service

White, a former student at Morgan State University in Baltimore who friends said wrote rap and slam poetry, was arraigned Saturday and is accused of stabbing Schellenger once in the back Thursday night on Chancellor Street near 17th.

    Rittenhouse Square stabbing victim remembered at packed memorial service
    Hundreds of people filled the Radnor High School auditorium Tuesday morning for a memorial service honoring Sean Schellenger, a Philadelphia real estate developer fatally stabbed last week near Rittenhouse Square. "Sean is my hero and always will be," said his father, Mark Schellenger, a former principal of Radnor High.
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    Disturbingly Informative: The Mütter Museum is America's finest museum of medical history.
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Read Dracula in real time.* On July 17 one o...

Read Dracula in real time.* On July 17 one of the crew of the Demeter, Olgaren, reports to the captain that he has seen a tall, thin man on the ship. The captain has the crew search the ship from stem to stern. They find no one and the crew is much relieved. *The novel, Dracula, is comprised of journal entries and letters, all dated, so throughout the year, we’ll be posting a day-by-day account of the plot of Dracula. Follow along with your own reading and feel free to leave comments below (no spoilers for those who may be reading for the first time). #Draculainrealtime #Demeter

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Fox Theatre 1600 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 ClosedDemolished, 1 screen, 2,423 seats The first Fox Theatre to open in Philadelphia, opened on November 26, 1923 with Edmund Lowe in “The Silent Command”, a Moller theatre organ, and 2,423 seats. The Fox Theatre was designed by architect Thomas W. Lamb for William Fox. The hexagonal box office was made of a marble base supporting hand made bronze pillars with a heavy brass dome. The lobbies and office structure were built on the same design as Loew’s State Theatre in Times Square, New York. It was also compared to the Capitol Theatre, Times Square, New York. Beside movies, the Fox Theatre had a Grand Orchestra whose stage shows were produced by staff, and in-house radio broadcasting facilities aired the shows twice weekly. The huge stage had a sixty foot wide proscenium and a ninety feet wide backstage. The projection booth was accessed via the fourth floor of the Fox Building, rather the inside the theatre. Warner Bros. first sound picture, “The Jazz Singer” was shown here and also at the Locust Street Fox Theatre. A 1931 proposal to sell the Fox chain to Paramount did not succeed as other Fox theatres were in the red, though Philadelphia’s Fox was profitable. In July 1932, Alexander Boyd (who no longer operated the Boyd Theatre) began operating the Fox Theatre as well as the Locust Street Fox Theatre. From August 1, 1936 until October 5, 1945, Stanley Warner tookover operations. After 1939, stage shows were discontinued and only movies presented. “The Grapes of Wrath” was shown in 1940. Philadelphia’s Fox Theatre and South Bend hosted the simultaneous world premiere of “Knute Rockne All American” on October 4, 1940. On October 5, 1945, 20th Century-Fox resumed operation of the Fox Theatre. The theatre was renovated with drapes covering much of the ornamental plasterwork. In 1946, the Fox Theatre hosted the world premiere of Jerome Kern’s “Centennial Summer”. To conicide with Philidelphia’s hosting of the political convention, in June 1948, Fox held the world premiere of the film noir “The Street With No Name”. Films showcased included “All About Eve” in 1950, “The Robe” (the first CinemaScope film), and “Three Coins in a Fountain” in 1954. On September 27, 1952, National Theatres Inc. took over the theatres of 20th Century Fox. According to somebody who asked staff, when ‘scope films arrived, the organ console was removed to the alley and burnt. The Milgram chain, which had 80 screens outside of Philadelphia, leased the Fox Theatre starting in 1959, and purchased it in 1961, making it their flagship. They renamed the neighboring Stanton Theatre as the Milgrim Theatre. Recollections of a projectionist who worked at the Fox Theatre in 1976 were that a supervisor was sent with a white glove to make sure the projection lense were totally clean, and that the basement housed changing rooms for ushers and a well organised collection of film posters. The stagehouse was converted in 1971 into the Stage Door movie theatre. As one of the most elegant theatres, the Fox Theatre was a favorite of Main Line ladies. The theatre always had top notch projection and sound. Housing local offices of all the major movie chains and a 17th floor screening room, the Fox Building became movie exhibition headquarters for Philadelphia. The Fox Theatre closed March 1980 after a run that began in Christmas of “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”. The screen size upon closing was 54 feet wide and 23 feet tall. The owner asserted it would cost over a million dollars to repair the plaster in the auditorium, much of which had been draped over. The Committee to Save the Fox did not. There was discussion that an office tower would be built over the Fox Theatre, but the entire Fox Building, including the theatre was demolished instead. The Milgram company stated they might build a 2,500 seat triplex within the new office tower, but no movie theatre was included. To see the theatre’s former footprint, realize that the black glass office skyscraper that rose in its place is the only building in the square block bounded by 16th and 17th Streets, and Market and Chestnut Streets, that is not part of the Liberty Place complex. When the Fox Theatre was demolished in 1980 some of the 87,000 tons of marble used for the auditorium (in 15 varieties, imported from Italy) were sold for various things. The marble balcony railing is now used as the communion railing at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Springfield, PA. The ticket booth was shipped to Los Angeles and the chandeliers to Columbus, Ohio for a theatre restoration project.

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Explore what it takes to create an enduring m...

Explore what it takes to create an enduring monster in our Hands-On Tour featuring Bram Stoker's handwritten notes for Dracula on Friday, July 20 at 3:00 p.m. Advance registration is highly recommended! https://rosenbach.org/events/hands-on-tour-dracula-8/

    Hands-On Tour: Dracula
    Get up close and personal with Bram Stoker's handwritten notes (character and chapter outlines, chronologies, and more!) for Dracula as Rosenbach staff explore what it takes to create an enduring monster. Offered almost every Friday at 3:00 p.m., Hands-On Tours allow you unparalleled access to rare and important items that are not usually on view to the public.
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Julie Anne Greenberg: Considerable Uncertainty Remains On view through August 4, 2018 Also on view: Jacob Koestler: Copy of a Copy and Daniel W. Coburn: Becoming a Specter Video: Julie Anne Greenberg, System X Irma: “The Worst Case Scenario Looks Likely”, 2018, Screenprint with paint and pigment on cut and reassembled paper http://printcenter.org/100/92nd-solo-shows/

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    Julie Anne Greenberg: Considerable Uncertainty Remains On view through August 4, 2018 Also on view: Jacob Koestler: Copy of a Copy and Daniel W. Coburn: Becoming a Specter Video: Julie Anne...
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Severe roach infestation, crab legs stored in garbage bags close Philadelphia eateries

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    Severe roach infestation, crab legs stored in garbage bags close Philadelphia eateries
    Cats, dead mice, fly infestations, crawling roaches, missing sneeze guards and crab legs stored inside large garbage bags kept Philadelphia health inspectors busy in this round of Clean Plates. And what's with all those missing food safety certified people? Between July 1 and July 15, inspectors closed 33 facilities for various violations.
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It's a beautiful Tuesday at Rittenhouse Square! Come try all the great local foods including Simply Good Jars, Lost Bread, and Red Brick distillery. 10am to 2pm every week!

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Today we want to highlight the work of Jim Mc...

Today we want to highlight the work of Jim McElhatton, a freelance reporter and private investigator whose research in our civil case files contributed to his article “The Homeless Man who Made Alexandria Civil Rights History“ in the Alexandria Times which chronicled James Lomax and his important but forgotten role in Virginia’s civil rights history. You can see his article at the following link (https://alextimes.com/2018/05/jameslomax/), and see his description of his research here at the National Archives at Philadelphia below: Years ago, my family and I lived in an old rental house in Alexandria, Virginia across from a church where volunteers fed lunch to the homeless. Among the same faces I would see day after day was a heavyset African American man with a long gray scraggly beard. His name was James Lomax. He did not talk very much. But he displayed a quiet generosity that set him apart. When he must have thought nobody was looking, James sometimes set plastic bags by our front of our door filled with cast off toys and clothes intended for my young children. After a while, our family finally saved up enough to buy a house of our own and so we moved away. I would still see James in and around town once in a while. Then, I stopped seeing him altogether. I would like to be able to say I tried to find out what happened. But the truth is, life moved on. And I had not thought much about James Lomax in several years. But that changed suddenly not long ago when I visited the National Archives in Philadelphia. A few months ago, I was researching an old civil rights case, Jones v School Board of Alexandria, a 1958 lawsuit that desegregated public schools in Alexandria. As a freelance reporter for the local weekly paper, the Alexandria Times, I wanted to learn more about this case. After all, the old newspaper clips only told so much: Four years after Brown v. Board of Education, seven African American families petitioned Alexandria’s school board to let their children attend whites only schools. The school system refused. So the families and NAACP sued. I took off from work from my day job as a private investigator to have a look at the original case file. I did not know what to expect. I had never visited a National Archives facility. But within ten minutes of my arrival, I had researcher card in hand and the staff laid out original case files that had not been seen or touched in many years. As I paged through the exhibits, I noticed grades and report cards for the 14 school children plaintiffs. I scanned the names of the students then stopped, stunned, to read about a brilliant second grader named James Lomax. I couldn't be, I thought. But it was. It took a few weeks to confirm the student and homeless man were, indeed, the same person. I eventually found James in an assisted living center in Maryland. He had lost a lot of weight. He lay curled up on a bed. I re-introduced myself. He said he remembered me. Then, without a word, I handed him an old wire services newspaper article showing a photo of him as a second grade boy crossing a police barricade. It was the first time public elementary schools were integrated in the Commonwealth of Virginia. “Yeah,” he said. “That’s me.” I later wrote a story about James and his important but forgotten role in Virginia’s civil rights history. Without the National Archives, though, nobody in Alexandria could have ever known, let alone imagined, that the homeless man we walked by countless times did more good by age 8 than most of the rest of us will do in a lifetime. Because that is the point of it all. You just never know. -- Jim McElhatton is a freelance reporter and private investigator; he can be reached at jimmcelhat@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter at @Jim_McElhatton Article: https://alextimes.com/2018/05/jameslomax/

    James Lomax desgregated Alexandria schools - he's now in a Maryland assisted living facility | Alexandria Times | Alexandria, VA
    For years, James Lomax spent his afternoons on the same curb across from an Old Town church that serves meals to the homeless. Heavyset with a long gray beard, he kept to himself and, at times, could seem a little surly. But he also displayed a quiet grace and generosity.
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Happy World Emoji Day from The Franklin Institute. http://bit.ly/2urlQ5q

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#Incredibles2 #FunFact - #DYK the nickname #JackJack for the youngest Incredible actually comes from a nickname director #BradBird and his wife had for one of their sons Tickets and Showtimes: http://filmadelphia.org/events/incredibles-2/

    INCREDIBLES 2 at the Prince Theater - Tickets Now on Sale!
    BRAD BIRD | USA | 2018 | 126 MIN | PG In INCREDIBLES 2, Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob(voice of Craig T.
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WATCH: Whose hair is featured in our exhibition on Victorian hair art? Discover the story of one of the works here… http://ow.ly/57da30kX8B9 #WovenStrands

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Daniel W. Coburn: Becoming a Specter On view...

Daniel W. Coburn: Becoming a Specter On view through August 4, 2018 Also on view: Julie Anne Greenberg: Considerable Uncertainty Remains Jacob Koestler: Copy of a Copy This project is an extension of my examination of the family photo album. In “Becoming a Specter” I make images in an effort to describe the anxiety and psychological estrangement one experiences during times of political and social unrest. I think of this project as a form of aesthetic defiance. It is my goal to expand the perimeter of visual ephemera that might be considered for new iterations of the family album. - Daniel W. Coburn Daniel W. Coburn, Untitled, work from “Becoming a Specter”, 2018 http://printcenter.org/100/92nd-solo-shows/

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