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Yo, Philly in the News

Image Credit: pwbaker Five area Acme stores will be closing up shop in the coming months. None in Philadelphia city limits look to be affected. [Philadelphia Inquirer] A John Carroll University basketball player who fell thirty feet inside a University of Pennsylvania fraternity house during a New Year's Eve party has died. Show More Summary

Not Without Our Krimpets

Image Credit: Flickr User Josh Yeager/ While it didn't send out national shock waves, Wednesday's news that Tastykake's financial troubles might prompt a move out of Philly, a merger, or other changes in corporate status created a bit of a stir in the snack cake-loving community. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra

Image Credit: David Weinberger Wondering why there was an increase in Philadelphia house fires this year? Mayor Nutter and Philadelphia fire department are blaming it on rolling brownouts. [CBS 3] Wilmington police are requesting assistance in locating a twenty-one-year-old mentally challenged man who disappeared on December 29th. 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

This Week In Philadelphia Theatre

Image Credit: alancleaver 2000 The trek to Norristown might be worth it to check out the Independent Voices Festival at the Center Theater this month. The festival features work from a wide range of area theater artists. Opening Amadeus - Rock me. Show More Summary

Photoist

New Year's Day 2011 Photographed by: Vincent J. Brown Center City Like to see your photo here? Submit it via the Phillyist Flickr Group!

Tune Up, Philly

Today we have another video from November's TEDxPhilly conference. Stanford Thompson, a Georgia native and incredibly accomplished young musician, is currently the director of the Philadelphia Youth Choir's Tune Up Philly program. The...Show More Summary

Yo Philly in the News

Photo by Flickr user Ann Laurie Valentine It's Wednesday morning and we're all still working. The winning MegaMillions tickets were bought in Idaho and Washington State. But if you played the LOST numbers, looks like you're taking home $150. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra

Image Credit: William Couch A concrete sidewalk running along the Linden Street Bridge in Allentown collapsed today. One construction worker was killed and another injured as a result. [CBS 3] Did you see a German Shepherd on Interstate 95 yesterday or this morning? Well, you weren't high (or, maybe you were)—the dog was real. 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

Rendell to Colbert: America Is A Nation of Wusses

In response to the postponement of the Eagles/Vikings Sunday night game because of a little snow, Ed Rendell bemoaned Americans' turning into wusses. Now he has taken his grumble-fest on the road. Last night, he told the Colbert Nation that we need to grow a proverbial pair.

Photoist

The Remains of the Party Photographed by: Damon Landry Delaware Ave. Like to see your photo here? Submit it via the Phillyist Flickr Group!

The Brick Thief

There's something about Legos that brings the wonder of childhood flooding back into the forefront of one's mind. The multi-colored bricks, the limitless imaginative possibilities, the completely useless "tool" that came in every set to separate two bricks that were stuck together. Show More Summary

Yo, Philly In the News

Image Credit: Tony the Misfit Owe the city money? They're beginning to crack down on debtors. People who have unpaid bail or other court costs have until February 28 to pay or work out a plan with the city. About 400,000 people owe the city a total of $1.5 billion. Show More Summary

About Tonight

Image Credit: Roey Ahram Pop: Tony Award winner and recording artist Levi Kreis plays World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut St.). Also performing: Eric Himan, Jason Antone. 8:00 p.m., $20. B-I-N-G-O: Monday night is Bingo night at El Camino Real (1040 N. Show More Summary

Photoist

Pirate Strut Photographed by: Paul Gentile Broad Street Like to see your photo here? Submit it via the Phillyist Flickr Group!

Not With a Bang, But a Whimper

Image Credit: storyspinn While not quite as depressing as most of T.S. Eliot's poetry, Week Seventeen in the NFL can often prove to be an abysmal football landscape. From stale and uninteresting divisional races coming down to the inept...Show More Summary

Chase Your Inner Weird

It's Monday, it's a five-day week, and there are no more holidays to look forward to for a depressingly long time. Looks like we could all use some creative inspiration, no? Well want not, friends. Today's video comes from the TEDxPhilly conference that took place at the Kimmel Center in November. Show More Summary

TelePhillyist

Image Credit: soukup TV is finally back to normal this week! Here's what's what: The Craigslist Killer (Mon., 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., Lifetime) C'mon, how do you not watch it? Lifetime? Billy Baldwin? This is gonna be fantastically bad. Show More Summary

Frugal Fun Alert: Jan. 3 – 6, 2011

Fun around town, for $10 or less: Monday: Weird Music: Alien Vs. Creditor with DJ Def Janiels and Hulk Hoagie at Johnny Brenda's (1201 Frankford Ave). 8 p.m., Free. Show the world your talent: Open Mic at the Fire (412 W. Girard Ave). Show More Summary

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