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Recycle your trees!

My source tells me that you can get rid of your Christmas trees in two ways. I don’t want to see any more of yours laying on the sidewalks for the garbage men!: A) 2009 Christmas Tree Collection Program will run until Sat., January 17. Citizens who wish to drop off their tree for recycling […]

Philly’s Quirk Books and Zombies take Internet by Storm

Braaaaaaains! Are you a zombie fan? Are you a Jane Austen fan? If you can answer “yes” to either of these questions, there’s a treat in store for you! Philly publisher Quirk Books has a new take on a classic read, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Yes, you heard me correctly. Author Seth Grahame-Smith (see […]

Baby, It’s Friggin’ Cold Outside

The high next week in the Philly area is supposed to be around 20 degrees. We’ll see how well I’ve climatized since I will have been back 3 months by then. Five bucks says I’ll be dressed for -20 degree weather. – AP

Books Are Burning

Books and firemen haven’t shared this much of the limelight since “Fahrenheit 451“. With Nutter’s proposed “cost cutting decisions” like closing down 11 Philly libraries and consolidating city fire departments making headlines ever since I returned to the Cradle of Liberty, I’m at least glad to hear that there’s a stay of execution on the […]

Goodbye, Kaybee

As I’m sure you’re aware, KB Toys is going out of business. Kind of hits a soft spot with yours truly, who used to constantly go to the store at The Gallery when I was a kid. Went in there yesterday. What’s left of the store is 50% off. There is, however, a whole shelf […]

Merry Christmas!

On behalf of everyone at Philadelphia Metblogs, have a Merry, fun, safe, and rockin’ Christmas! – AP

Philly Metblogs Sez Fire Andy Reid

We’ve been saying it for years. Fire Andy Reid. Hit The Bricks, Andy. Do the right thing, Eagles. – AP

Punk Rock Flea Market postponed! (Shopping weekend!)

This just in – a little late, but at least I didn’t walk there, as I was planning – the Punk Rock Flea Market (below) is postponed due to some permit issues with the building and city. Check the R5 website for details. 1. Not so sure if it’s always this close to the holidays, […]


Snowventure along the Wissahickon Photographed by: Julia Rowe Wissahickon Creek [ more › ]


Capogiro Photographed by: cheshire smile eats (and drinks) Center City [ more › ]


Icing Photographed by: Jana Shea Philadelphia [ more › ]


Zoli's Sunset Photographed by: Julia Rowe Fairmount Park [ more › ]

April showers, mark your calendars!

I’ve been all work, all the time lately, and the weeks are just flying by. It’s sad, really. I need to slow down. But no time for that! I’m leaving Philly for Milan and London, for very important businessy business, in oh, abo...


Snowventure along the Wissahickon Photographed by: Julia Rowe Wissahickon Creek [ more › ]

ArtIST: Mami Kato

As this is Phillyist's last ArtIST post, we're pleased to be ending the series with artist Mami Kato. A Japanese citizen, Kato was born and raised in Japan before coming to Philadelphia to attend the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) on a transfer program. Show More Summary

ArtIST: Katie VanVliet

Image Credit: Katie VanVliet, All Rights Reserved This week's ArtIST is Katie VanVliet, a Moore grad with a degree in Sculpture and Printmaking. She is a self-described "multi-tasker"—a veritable artist jack-of-all-trades, with a limb in a number of creative outlets, including a website, an Etsy shop, and her print shop, B.Y.O. Show More Summary

Phillies 5K for Charity

Photo by Flickr user pvsbond Registration is now open for the Phillies 5K for Charity. The 5K (3.1 mile) race will take place on Saturday, March 26, at 9 a.m. at Citizen's Bank Park. The entry fee is $30 ($32 if you include a $2 online...Show More Summary


Philadelphia, 2010 Photographed by: Alan Barr East Falls Like to see your photo here? Submit it via the Phillyist Flickr Group!

Yo, Philly in the News

Image Credit: elizabethps A man was shot and killed in a North Philadelphia housing project stairwell overnight. No suspect nor motive have been determined at this time. [Philadelphia Inquirer] All New Jersey state courts and administrative offices are closed today due to yesterday's snow. Show More Summary

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