This is what marriage equality looks like now that Hawaii and New Jersey have become the most recent states to legalize gay marriage. The new additions make 16 same-sex marriage states, which, according to CNN, means that “more than 1 in 3 Americans live where same-sex marriage is legal. It’s a dramatic shift in a short period of time — one not seen on other social issues.”
How irritating is the ever-shifting architecture of Facebook? The timeline, the newsfeed, the general way the house is built. But what if Facebook–instead of debuting some new and aggravating new feature–started building actual architecture? The Joy of Tech has fashioned an infographic to suggest what the house might look like.
These words are the most popular in New York real estate listings, but you can be sure Philadelphia shares many of them—in particular, stainless steel, which is the gold standard (except not gold) of kitchen fixtures.
Editor’s Note: From this month’s Philadelphia magazine, a discussion about the future of Center City and a question: Does Center City even have a future? We’ve seen a significant fall-off in the number of openings in Center City this year, and even though we’ve had a couple of new openings announced since this piece was written, it’s nothing like in years past (as you can see in the above Taste Illustrated infographic). All of which makes us wonder what’s going on in Center City, and whether we’re now seeing the beginning of Philly’s outlying neighborhoods as the true drivers of cuisine.
Tracking the End of the Downtown Restaurant Boom
“So there’s Jane G’s on Chestnut.”
“IndeBlue. And that Pennsylvania 6 thing.”
“Yeah. And then … ”
“And then nothing.”
Here’s the 2011 liquor purchasers in Philadelphia for 2011. This factors out wine purchases from the state. All that tequila really runs up the bill at El Vez. Note, this isn’t what the bars sold the alcohol for, but rather how much they purchased it for from the PLCB.
Total Spirits Money Spent
Want to play around with the full list of 200 top wine and spirits purchasers in Philadelphia for 2011? Check out our sortable chart of the Top 200 PLCB Licensees for Philadelphia in 2011.
Continuing in our data mining of PLCB wine and spirits data, here are the eight establishments at Philadelphia International Airport that have purchased the most wine and spirits. Vino Volo comes in number one with wine purchases of $383,746 in 2011.
The Guardian in the U.K released an informative infographic recently that charts LGBT rights from state to state in the U.S. Interested in finding out where you can marry? Be protected in the workplace? Adopt a child?
Some of the issues highlighted in Pennsylvania include:
Same-sex marriage is illegal.
There are no extended rights for same-sex couples when it comes to hospital visitation.
Single people can adopt.
No protection against employment discrimination.
No protection against housing discrimination.
No protection against hate crimes.
No protection in school.
While not exactly as progressive as we may like for a so-called “blue” state, click here to check it out.
Read how our homegrown Wawa has gone from cult favorite to super power.
It’s a Wawa World [Philadelphia Magazine]