In the fifth episode of his “Uncover Philly” series, videographer Cory J. Popp brings us the first weekend of Spruce Street Harbor Park (SSHP)—a perfect minute-and-thirty-second video to get lost in if you haven’t had the chance to check out the glowing oasis on the Delaware Waterfront.
The flick captures everything we’ve heard about SSHP so far: the outdoor roller rink, the food trucks, the hammocks. But it really gets into its groove around the 16-second mark, when the city goes dark and those hanging, light saber-like tree lights illuminate the communal spaces underneath. It’s like something out of a fairyland. Delaware River Waterfront Corporation definitely turned up the notch on SSHP this year. Check out the video above, then head out to experience it for yourself if you haven’t already.
After the womp-womp that was her last video, “Style,” Taylor Swift has decided to turn things up a notch for her next offering by inviting a handful of her famous pals to star as elaborate, funny-named noir characters. She tweeted a hint about the video, for the song “Bad Blood,” yesterday evening, explaining that each star chose their own name and persona:
Philly videographer Cory Popp has wowed us with videos over the past few years, namely a couple works that feature Philadelphia covered in snow and ice. They were gorgeous in the dead of winter, when we didn’t mind looking at stuff like that, but ain’t nobody got time for that right now. With that in mind, I present Popp’s latest, “Philly in Bloom.”
The horde show up in random places all over the city. Check out the video to see them lurking from beneath a bridge in Fairmount Park, in the plaza of City Hall and even down one of those cramped, cobblestone streets in, I’m guessing, Old City.
By now you’ve probably caught sight of the Upworthy-approved “Love Has No Labels” PSA that went viral this week. The work features folks from various sexual, religious and ethnic backgrounds as skeletons behind an X-ray screen set up on a busy strip in Los Angeles. The point of the project is to show that we all look alike underneath—or in this case as skeletons—and that love, as the title suggests, should carry no labels.
One of the couples featured in the project has local ties: Germantown native Anthony Henderson, who has since moved to Los Angeles to become a fashion stylist to the stars, shows up with his husband—and former Philadelphia suburbanite—Jason Strong and their son Marcelino.
Philly videographer Cory J. Popp, who we’ve featured numerous times on our blogs, just released a new video that captures the essence of wintertime in Philadelphia. No, I’m not talking about the sludge, and the delayed trains and that grumpy, cold woman you pass on your way to work every morning. This is stop-and-smell-the-roses kind of winter in Philadelphia—those little touches that we often miss because we’re jetting from Point A to Point B before our nipples freeze off. Here, you’ll find the little elderly lady watching the snow from a window on her South Philly row home, a friendly neighbor about to pelt you with a snow ball, the Schuylkill frozen solid in the evening, creating a mirror of twinkling city lights on its steely midnight-blue surface.
Taylor Swift promised fans that she would release a new video on Friday the 13th. It was supposed to debut on Good Morning America, but it actually hit the web a few hours earlier. It’s a stunning video, finding the Wyomissing native slowed down quite a bit since her last offering, “Shake It Off.” Check it out above.
The cast and crew of Good Day Philadelphia—Mike Jerrick, Alex Holley, Chris Murphy, Sue Serio, Lauren Johnson, Jennaphr Frederick, Bob Kelly, and Quincy Harris—recreated the video for the insanely catchy Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars hit “Uptown Funk.” Check it out above.
Philly rock band Wonder and Fury wanted a few queens for their latest music video, “Talk Talk Talk,’ so they called up Tabu to see if they could bring their cameras to one of the bar’s signature Sunday Drag Brunches in November. Of course, the queens were more than happy to oblige.
The video spans a whole afternoon of drag-brunching—from going backstage where the ladies are caking their faces with makeup to showing performance clips on Tabu’s tiny upstairs stage. Some of the gals who make an appearance are Brittany Lynn and her drag daughter Robyn, Crystal Electra and Maria TopCat.
“Talk Talk Talk” is from Wonder & Fury’s eponymous first EP, which you can listen to and buy here. See the video below:
Gay Bachelor Blog asked a series of good-looking men to describe their first sexual experience with another man. Here is what followed:
I found the video on The Gaily Grind, which threw up an accompanying poll asking readers to share how old they were when they had their first sexual experience. Surprisingly, as of press time, the most popular answer by far is “Between 8 and 12,” with a more reasonable 17 following about 10 points behind. Check that out—and weigh in—here.