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“Let’s face it. What I’m doing isn’t really vandalism,” Jay Shells tells ANIMAL after a weekend of putting his site-specific Rap Quotes around Philadelphia. “But the questionably legal act of installing signs became trickiest around City Hall and the Liberty Bell where an abundance of bored security guards are waiting to flex on a smart ass like me.” But he got it done. […]

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In 1914, the fraternal society Knights of Pythias would meet in Philadelphia’s Hathorne Hall. After being left vacant for many years, it was recently taken over by the New York artist collective Rabid Hands for the Hidden City Festival. Its mysterious fraternal past inspired a building-wide art installation based heavily on the imagined history of another secret society. Knights of […]

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Remember that nice mini-documentary we posted a few weeks back, which showed Steve Powers painting a mural for the cover of Kurt Vile’s latest album? As The World’s Best Ever points out, there’s also a limited, custom version of the cover with all of ESPO’s art removed put onto individual stickers, so you can rearrange […]

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Both Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity have lost their host station in Philadelphia–the very station where Beck broadcast his show from 1787 to 1789, before he got mega-famous. Everybody agrees that losing such an important market is a huge blow to them. SORRY GUYS. THERE’S ALWAYS PHOENIX. […]

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Good news: If you’re caught with an ounce or less of weed in Philly you will have to pay a $200 fine, attend a class, and it won’t go on your criminal record. Bad news: If you’re caught with an ounce of weed in Philly you will still be taken into custody, fingerprinted, and kinda […]

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Philadelphia mostly sucks, but finally, some good news from the City of Brotherly Love: officials are in the process of drastically reducing the penalties for weed possession. The policy goes into effect in the next few weeks and anyone busted with a little over an ounce (30 grams), will pay a penalty, but won’t get […]

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So, that high school in Philadelphia remotely spying on a student by activating the webcam on his school-issued laptop, while he was at HOME, without his knowledge? A federal judged ordered the school to disable the feature ASAP. It also turns out that the improper behavior the school accused the teen boy of was drugs, […]

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Apparently every year around 20,000 Philadelphians with nothing better to do on the Friday morning before the Super Bowl gather in an arena to watch a bunch of dudes compete in a chicken wing-eating competition (Who knew?!). Anyway, they call this spectacle the “Wing Bowl” and this year the organizers of the event invited Snooki […]

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Philadelphia’s downtown area is getting a generous slathering of lube in anticipation of some extra rough partying tonight. Hoping to avoid the damage that came after the Phillies’ World Series victory last year, city workers have been greasing South Broad St. in case of a NLC win against the Dogders. Street lights, phone booths, bus […]

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An admission: I’m a cat guy. I love them. Some people are dog people, and I do love dogs, but I’m a cat guy at heart. So it goes without saying that reading this story pissed me the hell off. […]

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