We just announced this week that Shannon Wink, a lifelong Philadelphian who has been with Billy Penn from the start, is our new editor! And now you can come work with her, because we're hiring! Billy Penn is looking for a full-time Lead Engagement Coordinator to manage our brand accounts, develop audience growth strategies and ensure our coverage reaches and resonates with the people of this amazing and diverse city. Come work with us in Center City, or spread the word to friends and colleagues. Here's what we're looking for.
The Eagles officially kick off the preseason tonight at Lambeau Field to face the Packers. The game is at 8 p.m. on NBC10. Here are nine reasons to watch tonight: Football is back...and eight other things! From the maturation of Carson Wentz into Year 2 (he's slated to only play a little) to whether or not we should believe in Nelson Agholor to questions in the secondary, here are nine actual reasons to watch tonight's preseason opener.
Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner tried to school voters last week with an “educational video” featuring him standing in front of a government organizational chart blasting tax increases under consideration in Harrisburg. Problem is, the Republican state senator from York apparently based part of his lesson on little more than a hunch, making a claim about property tax increases that his spokesperson admitted was "simply a guess." Lucky for Wagner, that guess might have been close to the truth. These are the facts.
We've all seen pottery being made on TV or in movies and thought that giant spinning wheel can't be all that tough. We were wrong. Wheel throwing isn't easy, as evidenced by our visit to The Clay Studio in Old City. We stopped in on a beginner's wheel throwing class — that's what they call the process of spinning the wheel while shaping a lump of clay into a bowl, vase or...let's face it, warped ashtray or candy dish — and it gets messy. Watch and learn along with us here.
'Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture' is the first major retrospective of the Philly-based designer's work in two decades. The show comprises more than 200 objects related to Kahn’s buildings and projects — architectural models, plans, original drawings, photographs and films. It has been touring the globe, and makes its final stop in Philadelphia, on display through November 5.
Where: The Fabric Workshop and Museum at 1214 Arch St. 19107
When: August 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to November 5, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
How much: Free; $3 donation suggested
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The Philly Geek Awards are hosting a giant costume contest this year, taking place the night of the big awards gala — Saturday, Aug. 26 at String Theory School: Vine Street Campus in Center City. The event is a black-tie affair. Or, in your case, more like a Black Bolt, Black Panther, Black Widow, Black Cat, Black Adam, Black Canary, Black Manta, or Orphan Black affair. Zing! But seriously, we're hosting the Geek Awards' first-ever Cosplay Contest, so bring your A game.
The Philadelphia Union made a very big deal earlier this season about the search to hire a CTO: Chief Tattoo Officer. The announcement got a lot of buzz in the soccer world, as the club looked to provide a unique service for players and staff who are often new to the area. Soccer in America is unlike other sports, where most of the players need to be recruited to join a club. But gosh this job took a long time to fill. The Union's initial announcement came mid-February, with a list of finalists released in March. Finally the Union announced Bonedaddys Tattoo will be their new CTOs. Learn about the program, and what it means for fans, here.