Posts Tagged: Philadelphia
The word “jawn” is unlike any other English word. In fact, according to the experts that I spoke to, it’s unlike any other word in any other language. It is an all-purpose noun, a stand-in for inanimate objects, abstract concepts, events, places, individual people, and groups of people….
For The Awl, Andrew Thompson writes on the changing face of local media in Philadelphia, after the close of several local print papers and the rise of Philadelphia magazine....more
James Patterson is giving away $2,000,000 in holiday bonuses to bookstore workers and libraries.
An adults-only sex shop in Anchorage, Alaska is getting remade into an indie bookstore.
Philadelphia’s Hakim’s Bookstore, a landmark African-American shop, is a small business on the brink of closure....more
The 215 Festival, Philadelphia’s premier literary festival kicks off tomorrow, October 18 through Sunday, October 20th.
Each day is in a different area of the city.
Musician/novelist Wesley Stace, the subject of one of Rick Moody’s recent Swinging Modern Sounds columns, reads Saturday, October 19th, at 8 pm....more
It’s so goddamn beautiful.
It’s so goddamn broken.
Both of these things are true of Philadelphia at the same time.
The city of brotherly love is always reinventing itself, coming up with varieties of eccentricity meant to distract from its diet of horrors, for example, a good baseball team....more