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The 5 Best Philly Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

Almost 15 years after Apple added podcasts, the industry has exploded, and Philly is right there, with local talent producing some high-quality options. We sorted […]

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An Electric Light Mural Just Arrived in South Philly

YAAASSS! This new neon mural by @_david_guinn and @drewbilliau in #SouthPhilly is EVERYTHING that's right with the world… More info/photos at the link in my […]


Paradigm Gallery to Host Streets Dept Birthday Show

This months marks the fifth anniversary of Conrad Benner’s terrific photo bog, Streets Dept, which he’s used to document and celebrate Philadelphia’s street art. Benner […]


Street Artist WRDSMTH Drops New Typewriter Stencils in Fishtown and Kensington

L.A.-based street artist WRDSMTH was in Philadelphia yesterday, where he left behind a couple of his iconic typewriter stencils in Fishtown and Kensington. The works […]


ThinkFest Preview: Meet Three Millennials Chronicling Today’s Philly

You’ve likely scanned one of their blog posts, liked one of their Instagrams or drooled over one of their gorgeous videos, but this year’s ThinkFest will […]


Headlines: Queen of Jeans Sign Hung on East Passyunk

Yooooo! Coming summer 2015 y’all!! The Queen of Jeans!!! WUT WUT! Happy Sunday everybody! Pimp! @kidhazo A photo posted by Jinxed Philadelphia (@jinxedstore) on May […]


PHOTOS: Street Artist Turns Part of the PAFA Paint Torch Sculpture Into a Poop Emoji

Best local April Fool’s joke yet? Street artist Kid Hazo has attached two big eyes and a mouth to the drop of paint that’s part of […]


Snow In Philly: No Trash Pickup on Tuesday

Just as the snow was starting to stick on Monday morning in Philadelphia, we got word that there won’t be any trash pickup in the […]


Streets Commissioner David Perri Explains Sunday’s Ice Disaster

On Sunday morning, thousands of folks in the Philadelphia region got in their cars, unaware that the roads were about to turn into sheets of […]


WATCH: Tracy Levesque Explores Abandoned Buildings In the Second Episode of “Wastelands”

Last month we told you about local filmmaker Cory Popp’s latest project, a video series called “Wastelands” that follows urban explorers into Philly’s most forgotten, derelict locales. […]


WASTELANDS: The First Episode of the New Video Series Is Now Live

The first episode of “Wastelands”—the new video series we told you about last month that follows urban explorers into the depths of Philly—is finally live.


WASTELANDS: New Video Series Follows Urban Explorers Into the Depths of Philly

Earlier this week I shared a video made by local filmographer Cory Popp. It captures collector Betsy Alexander’s home in Fitler Square, which she has turned into […]


Ishknits Puts Some Clothes On That Weird Freedom Sculpture at 16th and Vine

This wins the day: Streets Dept. has snaps of Philly street artist Ishknits’ latest installation. This time she’s knitted an outfit on Zenos Frudakis’s Freedom sculpture […]


Kid Hazo Strikes Again — This Time Taking On Visit Philly Ads

Philly street artist Kid Hazo strikes again — this time taking on those mushy Visit Philly ads with posters that say funny things like “Dear Liberty Bell, […]

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How to Report Bike Lane Potholes in Philly

Thank you, thank you, PlanPhilly, for offering up a very useful guide to how to report potholes in Philly bike lanes, because Lord knows after […]