According to the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the arts scene in the City of Brotherly Love is more than just a weekend escape. $4.1 billion dollars in total economic impact, 55,000 full-time jobs, and $1.3 billion in household income are all tied directly to Philly's arts and culture institutions. During the Coronavirus shutdown, a countless... Continue Reading →
The spread of COVID-19 has induced the suspension of sports, concerts, theater, and talk shows. That leaves a conundrum for many. How do you fill the void of live entertainment without experiencing cabin fever? As an introvert who loves to take in movies and music from the comfort of my couch: welcome to social distancing. ... Continue Reading →
Intellectual property is one of the most important aspects of entertainment. Pop-culture is after all, art. Copyright law protects the artists who create the media millions of people enjoy. The entertainment industry is set to experience a migration of significant work into the public domain. To help fans understand what this means for their favorite... Continue Reading →
I took a stab at sports photography after 15 years of working hundreds of events in different capacities as a freelance video tech, scorekeeper, game staffer, and even autograph line monitor. I never tried being on that side of the lens before, but I learned how to take sports photos with the Canon PowerShot over a handful of baseball games. A few weeks later, I wound up with a photo credit on the back cover of a local newspaper.
The Funspot Family Fun Center in Laconia, NH boasts the world’s largest arcade. It is the kind of brag that usually meets reality when you walk through the door. I braced myself for a letdown. Instead, I found a host of vintage video arcade games and pinball machines. It turns out that Funspot is also the American Classic Arcade Museum. With each turn I found a throwback game and discovered an unexpected yesteryear wonderland.
I was not looking for a coffee shop during my New Hampshire vacation. The free coffee at the hotel got the job done. During a trip from Meredith to Weir’s Beach, I could not help but stop at Lake Winnipesaukee’s Mello Moose Coffee House. It looked like a friendly place for a cup. Not only was it amiable, but the shop also turned out to be my first experience drinking Nitro Cold Brew.
This is the first post in my new series about coffee houses in the Philadelphia area. Coffee is an everyday comfort. Coffee houses are as much a part of a community's culture as any bar or corner store. They get us going in the morning. They are essential for meetings, minglings, and the fabric of a neighborhood. As myopic as the daily coffee run can be, sometimes coffee is more than a regular boost. No more important coffee is served than the java from Narberth's new business: GETCafe.
With Bryce Harper and Rhys Hoskins leading Philadelphia back into a pennant race, indulging in good Phillies baseball has never been this easy. Even during the 2007-11 run, the sheer number of blogs, social media feeds, and podcasts that we have at our disposal today were not available. To narrow down the top baseball podcasts for Phillies fans, different perspectives were considered. Included in this list are local shows from beat writers, national podcasts, and even ones from Hall of Famers from Philly.