September 20, 2018
axes

Another Axe-Throwing Bar Coming to Philly

Philadelphia’s third axe-throwing bar is coming to Old City. Yes, I said “third.” Apparently the kids these days aren’t content to dress like and wear the facial hair of lumberjacks; the want to throw sharp weapons as well. Kick Axe Throwing is coming to Market and Bank streets, in the space that held Stephen Starr’s now-closed Tangerine restaurant. It joins […]
September 19, 2018
house

Relocating to Philly: Tips for Buying a Home Sight Unseen

When most people think about home-buying, they picture long weekend shuttling from property to property, peeking in closets and cabinets to get an idea of spaciousness, seeing how the light comes through the kitchen window overlooking the backyard, and generally getting a “feel” for their next prospective home. Drop all those impressions, because this post is about something altogether different. […]
September 18, 2018
doctor

Where You Live in Philly May Determine Your Life Expectancy

You know that different factors influence your approximate lifespan: smoking or non-smoking, quality of diet, amount of air pollution, regular physical and dental checkups, et cetera. But did you know that where you live can also play a factor in how long you are expected to live? It’s a fact, studied by Virginia Commonwealth University and the Robert Wood Johnson […]
September 18, 2018
students

Philly School Board Adds Two Teen Members

Julia Frank and Alfredo Praticò are being sworn in as Philly’s two newest school board members during a meeting Thursday. What’s notable about this fact? Both are 17-year-old students. This marks the first time in the two decades of the school board’s existence that students will have a voice on the board’s decisions, which affect some 200,000 students in the […]
September 13, 2018
spider

Philly Museum Robbed of Rare Insects; People are Bugging

I, like many people, HATE bugs. And the bigger and gnarlier they are, the higher my terror level. So you can imagine the creepy-crawlies I’ve been experiencing since I learned that the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion was robbed of some 90 percent of its buggy exhibits. And now those bugs, which include deadly spiders, scorpions, and other things that […]
September 12, 2018
concert

This Autumn’s a Big One for Philly Music Acts

If you love going to shows to see your favorite artists, you are going to have a lot of chances to spend your coin this fall as an absolute torrent of noteworthy performers come to Philly and Philly-area venues. The opening of the Met Philadelphia in late autumn is super exciting for music fans, who will have a new, acoustically-incredible […]
September 12, 2018
college student

What Philadelphia College Students Learn From Life on Their Own

There are almost 40 colleges, universities, tech schools, grad schools, and seminaries in Philadelphia. Without doing the exact math, that adds up to a WHOLE BUNCH of students! Young people come to the City of Brotherly Love seeking all sorts of knowledge, from how to speak and translate foreign languages to great literature to movie-making. What all Philadelphia’s students have […]
September 10, 2018
body paint

Less Gas, More A** at the Philly Naked Bike Ride

So, here’s my annual post on the Philly Naked Bike Ride, in which I pile double entendres into a blog post like a well-proportioned derriere into bike shorts. Actually, skip the bike shorts. On Saturday, hundreds of un-self-conscious individuals mounted their two-wheeled conveyances with little, if anything, between their loins and their bike seat. There was more glitter, body paint, […]
September 7, 2018

Just Sold: 2145 Manton St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

  Just Sold: $242,500 Crisp, modern, & complete renovation – well situated on a preferred Point Breeze block with low traffic. Enter the open floor plan main living space with bamboo flooring, recessed lighting and ceiling fan. The first floor of this South facing, sunny home has great flow for entertaining with living room, dining and kitchen all in a […]
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