Archive: June, 2013
Stephanie Ogrodnik, Art Attack
A first encounter in hearing Saul Williams’ poetry might be akin to a fresh introduction to the influence of language when under proper command.
Like a child being taught to form its first vowels, Williams finds himself enveloped in sound, clutching to each note and syllable, analyzing every meaning.
On his personal site, Williams is modest, displaying his accomplishment almost flippantly, writing, “Here are some credentials… There are some awards I’ve won… blah, blah, blah.” Never mind that among those awards is the Camera D’Or from the Cannes Film Festival for the film Slam, in which Williams was featured as a lead actor and a writer, as well as winning Nuyorican Grand Slam Champion.
Alissa Falcone, Art Attack
Today will be the longest and lightest First Friday of the year, thanks to the upcoming summer solstice.
Here are a couple of the best opening exhibitions to take in all of the best art Philly has to offer.
Gabrielle Bonghi, Philly.com
Philly Beer Week focuses on one thing: beer.
Established in 2008, Philly Beer Week is the largest beer-themed celebration in the United States. It attracts beer fanatics from all over and has sparked other cities to start their very own. But at the end of the day, no one does it quite like we do.
With hundreds of events happening regionally—and the celebration growing each and every year—at a certain point everything starts to mash together as just one big drinking fest. It's rare that one of these events includes anything more then drinking; except for one amazing occurrence that’s become an annual tradition for Stephan Starr’s Frankford Hall beer garden: Dunkel Dare.