Local Architect Publishes Adorable Children’s eBook Series

Winthrop Little, star of Wayne, New Jersey's Jeffrey Martin's children's eBook series, "The Memoirs of Winthrop Little."

Winthrop Little, star of Wayne, Pennsylvania’s Jeffrey Martin’s children’s eBook series, “The Memoirs of Winthrop Little.”

The Memoirs of Winthrop Little is an interactive children’ book series app dreamt up by Wayne resident and architect Jeffrey Martin.

The story is written by an adorable teddy bear named Winthrop Little, and it just so happens to serve as a valuable learning tool for tots. It teaches young readers common life values (sharing, kindness, teamwork) while showing them a good time with a slew of interactive features, like moving photos, sidebars with additional facts about Winthrop’s life and personality and more.

“I love to read and I noticed over the past several years how the whole demeanor of books has changed,” Martin says. “I thought, ‘gee, if the future of books is going to be electronic, we’re really missing out on something.’”

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Philly Singer-Songwriter Jesse Ruben On Moving to Nashville, and His Pint-Sized Fan Base

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Philly-bred singer-songwriter Jesse Ruben will be back in the area Tuesday night for a show at The Ardmore Music Hall. He has produced four albums: Aiming for Honesty (2008); The Ones That Matter (2012); Thoughts I’ve Never Had Before, Part 1 (2012); and Part 2 (2012). Ruben’s four albums were produced independently of major record labels. “I’ve worked with some big companies in the past, never really found a perfect fit,” Ruben says. “I’ve been fortunate to do this full-time and make a living.”

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April Author Events in Philly: Toni Morrison, Lisa Scottoline, and More

This April, there are several author events in Philadelphia. Here are the four we’re most excited for:

Looking for more events? We’re keeping a good list of must-dos now through June on our Philadelphia Event Listings page. 

BOOK REVIEW: Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker’s Busted

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Warts and all. That’s what you see of the Daily News’ crack reporting duo, Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker, in their new book, Busted. These are the women who won a Pulitzer Prize for “Tainted Justice,” a 10-month series about a corrupt narcotics squad. Because of the work, they’ve been called dirty names and threatened by anonymous commentators online. But, with journalism in their blood, they have risked their lives pursuing leads and writing stories that shock and inform.

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PHILADELPHIA AUTHOR EVENTS: Lisa DePaulo, Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker and More

This March, there are several author events in Philadelphia. Here are the five we’re most excited for:

5 Takeaways from Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club’s Candidate Night

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Former ward leader Irene Benedetti talking about the LGBT community’s benefits of engaging with ward leaders.

Last week, the Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club, an all-volunteer political org that works to educate LGBT voters and elect gay-friendly candidates for public office, a “Candidate Night” meeting to endorse City Controller Alan Butkovitz’s bid for re-election, and host a PowerPoint presentation that painted a clearer picture of the state’s Democratic Party machine. Four Liberty City members who have or are currently serving as committee people also shared their experiences, explaining how working with ward leaders could help further our city’s LGBT rights.

Here, five things all LGBTers should know about Philadelphia’s ward system:  Read more »