On Saturday, the University of Oklahoma announced it had suspended a student in connection with the "N---r Lynching" GroupMe that has roiled the Penn campus. However, UO President David Boren noted it appeared "this matter" didn't originate at his school, but “started elsewhere.” Where, then? The FBI, along with Penn Police and UO officials, is still investigating. Meanwhile, Penn alumni started a Change.org petition calling on fellow alumnus and President-Elect Donald Trump to speak up on the issue — it currently has more than 6,000 signatures.
New York Times columnist Nick Kristof was in Philadelphia on Saturday for the fall meeting of the American Philosophical Society when he returned to his hotel room around 7 a.m. What he found was a strange man inside, holding his sleeping wife's purse. After shouting at his wife to call the cops, he gave chase — and eventually jumped the guy. As Kristof told Billy Penn, it was "a dramatic way to start the day."
At Headhouse Farmers Market on Sundays, Three Springs Fruit Farm is best known for its fantastic apples and the cider made from them. Now, that juice is about to get even better — at least, if you like to drink. Nine years after thinking it up and four years after starting in earnest, the Wenk family is about unleash Ploughman Cider into the world of Philly booze.
On the Calendar
|What||This month's Science on Tap session covers Joseph Cosey, aka the most successful and prolific forager in US history. He mastered the handwriting not only of old Ben but virtually all the Founding Fathers, using that to prosper — until he got caught.|
|Where||National Mechanics at 22 S. 3rd St. 19106|
|When||November 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm|
|How much||Free / Pay-as-you-go food and drink|
|What||Old City Coffee is screening the coffee documentary "Aroma of Heaven" during a evening showcasing Indonesian music, food, dance and, of course, some piping hot java.|
|Where||Reading Terminal Market at 12th & Arch streets, 19107|
|When||November 15, 2016 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm|
|What||How do you make kale less bitter or choose the best steak from the case? The editors of "Cook's Science" — the latest publication from the company behind "Cook's Illustrated" — will show you during this discussion about science in the kitchen.|
|Where||Philadelphia City Institute Library at 1905 Locust St. 19103|
|When||November 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm|
|What||For beer lovers, traveling through Belgium's best bars and breweries with Tom Peters of Monk's Cafe is like a dream come true. Be there for the grand prize drawing to go along on the annual Philly Beer Week trip. Raffle tickets ($5) are available there or in advance online.|
|Where||City Tap House Logan at 2 Logan Sq. 19102|
|When||November 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm|
|How much||Pay as you go|
|What||If you're a devotee of this cherry-infused, brain-fuzzing winter seasonal, make the trip to the Northeast, because this Mayfair bar will tap the first keg of Mad Elf anywhere outside Troegs brewery. Plus, get the chance to taste from three barrels from 2015, one from 2014 and a case of Wild Elf bottles.|
|Where||Grey Lodge Pub at 6235 Frankford Ave. 19135|
|When||November 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm|
|How much||Pay as you go|