Tag Archives: Philadelphia

Hammer & Pickle

The legendary New York street artist Robbie Conal recently visited Philadelphia and left us some crazy anti-trump wheatpaste artwork. Hammer & Pickle is a clever update on his 2015 series called Bullu Culprit/Can’t Even.

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Philadelphia Stories

About three years ago I did a post on the introduction of Short Édition short story dispensing machines in France. These brilliant kiosks provide users with one, three, or five minute reads on slim receipt-like paper strips for free. Last week, the Free … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism Philadelphia

It’s always a happy occasion when a new indie bookstore café opens, but it’s even more exciting when one launches in an under served area.Last week, CNN political commentator and author Marc Lamont Hill opened Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books … Continue reading

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Who Needs Turkey

Who needs turkey when you’ve got a Philly pretzel ? This wonderful street art mural appeared recently in Philadelphia’s up-and-coming Port Richmond district. The newest work from the Local Critters Project mural series was created thanks to a crowd funding … Continue reading

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Street Art Starts Conversations

The Mural Arts Philadelphia project recently commissioned this challenging work, which is located in the heart of the city on South Broad Street at the University of the Arts. The piece is by Brooklyn-based street artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh who is … Continue reading

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Our Own Champs Elysees

This month, Philadelphia is launching a year-long+ celebration of the creation of our own version of the Champs Elysees—the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. While it may never be as grand as Paris’ great boulevard, it is a mile-long artery lined with … Continue reading

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Welcome to Fishtown

Philly locals have been in on the Fishtown secret for years, but tourists are just discovering the up-and-coming riverfront district. With hot new restaurants, hip music venues, art spaces, brewpubs, fab coffeehouses, dozens of bars, and the world’s first pizza … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Street Art

I have been chided in the past for posting images of international street art and overlooking the remarkable public artwork extant in my own backyard. So, here’s a look at a phenomenal temporary sculpture that towers 40 feet above the … Continue reading

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Scandal at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

As I have probably mentioned a few times, one of my favorite places in Philly is the amazing Philadelphia Museum of Art. In fact, I usually drag every out of town visitor there whether they express any interest in going … Continue reading

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Pop Up Museum

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the country’s finest museums. Since we live nearby, I get to visit often. When I stopped by to see the current special exhibition and to see the model for Frank Gehry’s $150 … Continue reading

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