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American Swedish Historical Museum explores climate change

Though the American Swedish Historical Museum spotlights Scandinavian past, the cultural institution’s current exhibition elevates the Nordic region’s present and, perhaps, its future. “Nordic Changes: Works by Diane Burko,” which runs at the Packer Park...

East Passyunk Crossing resident recognized as a Pew fellow

Maria Shaplin often lights up the room. Whether inside a warehouse or the Wilma, the East Passyunk Crossing resident has spent the last 20 years mastering the art of lighting design for a spectrum of...

Local play explores emotional and political realities of mass shootings

With every breaking news alert, society becomes increasingly desensitized to mass shootings. This nearly normalized digestion of tragedy has, perhaps, distorted the world’s discernment toward guns and grief. In their latest production, Theatre Exile, a nonprofit...

The Kitchen Consigliere cooks cuisine with a side of compassion 

For chef Angelo Lutz, opening his critically-acclaimed The Kitchen Consigliere was an opportunity for a second chance. After his release from federal prison on a mafia-related racketeering conviction, the South Philly native wanted to give...

Calendar Events – November 20 Issue

Thursday, November 21 Monthly Zine Workshop at 4 p.m. at Whitman Library, 200 Snyder Ave. A zine is a self-published magazine or mini-comic that can be about any topic or interest. You'll learn about simple...

Local libraries receive Ivy League writing workshops 

From cover letters to short stories, folks seeking revisions to their writing are receiving free Ivy League-level expertise at libraries across South Philadelphia.  The weekly editing workshops were sparked last year through a partnership between...

The Feminist Flea Market & Craft Fair is Coming to South Philly

Residents from South Philly and beyond are welcome to join House Cat Presents for its latest iteration of the Feminist Flea Market & Craft Fair at Bok on Dec. 7.  “The Feminist Flea Market is...

Point Breeze’s Concert Garden is getting a restoration

Neighborhoods Garden Trust and the Friends of Concert Garden announced plans to renew and restore the Concert Garden, an outdoor garden space located at 21st and Ellsworth streets in Point Breeze last Friday morning....

Packer Park resident produces new web series surrounding HIV

Packer Park resident Charlese Hawkins-Hatton can’t be categorized exclusively as a “right-brained” or “left-brained” thinker.  Considering she has master’s degrees in both film studies and health administration, it’s safe to assume she employs both the...

Will developers get the Super Wawa they want on Columbus Blvd? Or will Pennsport...

Last Tuesday, the city Zoning Board of Adjustment postponed a decision over a proposed Super Wawa at the northeast corner of Columbus Boulevard and Tasker Street, delaying the next chapter in the story of...
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