Newsletter for Friday, Oct. 23
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Former mayor John Street (bike helmet) and former mayoral candidate and current documentarian Sam Katz talk about a $10,000 Election Day “lottery”. (Or a “gimmick” and a “bribe.” Your mileage may vary.) Photo via @thephiladelphiacitizen on Instagram.
WHO TICKETED THE DELOREAN? A PHILLY BACK TO THE FUTURE MYSTERY
On Wednesday, a pristine DeLorean exhibited outside of Time on Sansom Street was photographed with an envelope for a parking ticket on its windshield. The picture elicited a reaction of bewilderment and comedy: How could somebody ticket a freaking DeLorean on “Back to the Future” day? And in a plot twist straight out of Hollywood, the answer is: Nobody. It’s possible no ticket was given. This DeLorean story is a mystery.
GIANTS FAN ON 69TH STREET TERMINAL BEATDOWN: ‘STUFF HAPPENS’
Meet Ant Righter, Delaware County resident and semi-famous New York Giants fan. You may know him from this video, which went locally viral after Righter was seen bragging on the Giants for a few seconds before getting punched out by an Eagles fan. Philly Mag‘s Dan McQuade caught up to Righter on Thursday, who had this to say about the incident: “If I wasn’t that intoxicated I probably could have controlled the situation, but stuff happens. But there’s still no right, I should be able to go to (a) game in a Giants jersey and not get punched.” Full interview here.
The year-long Zydeco Crossroads program ends with two days of Creole music, dancing and culture.
Where: World Cafe Live at 3025 Walnut St. 19104
When: October 23, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. to October 24, 2015 at 10:00 p.m.
How much: $40 in advance, $50 at door
BILLY PENN LIKES
PENN STATE STUDENT ON RESEARCHING THAT ‘ALIEN’ STAR
Kimberly Cartier never thought what started out as her summer project would turn into an international headline. Cartier, a 25-year-old Penn State graduate student originally from Chicago, is the second author on a paper that obliquely examined a faraway star — one that has something orbiting around it that’s strange to researchers. One theory contained a mention of the possibility of aliens. And the Internet basically exploded.
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE OLD BARNES BUILDING?
When the Barnes Foundation originally opened in 1925 in Lower Merion, it wasn’t just the art that stood out. The gallery was designed by the renowned Paul Phillippe Cret and considered a work of art unto itself, designed specifically for the purpose of holding that priceless art, down to the woodwork and the color of the floors and ceilings. It’s now used for something more boring.