Newsletter for Monday, Nov. 16
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Freedom was fleeting for the zebras that escaped the UniverSoul Circus; they were captured less than an hour later . Photo via @joseph_kaczmarek on Instagram.
GUY WHO CLEARED PA. JUSTICE IN THE PORNY EMAIL SCANDAL ALSO RECEIVED THE EMAILS
Last year, the 12-member Pa. Judicial Board of Conduct cleared state Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin in what’s now become known as the Commonwealth’s porny email scandal. But not only is Eakin again under the microscope after Attorney General Kathleen Kane leaked some pretty offensive emails involving the Justice, it turns out Eugene Dooley, one of the people on the Board of Conduct, himself received the porny emails. Huh. Asked for comment, the board lawyer Robert Graci cited confidential proceedings. BTW, Graci worked on Eakin’s 2011 campaign.
THING YOU NEVER THOUGHT YOU’D SEE IN PHILLY: ZEBRAS TAKING A STROLL
Two miles and 40 minutes later, the two zebras that escaped the UniverSoul Circus Sunday afternoon were captured. The striped pair managed to get loose around 2 p.m. outside the performance arena near the Mann Center in Fairmount Park. One was found about 20 minutes later on City Avenue, and the other was reported captured at 2:40 p.m. And if the UniverSoul Circus sounds familiar, yes, this is the same one that made headlines a couple weeks ago when a trapeze artist fell. The zebras turned heads during their brief time in the city, but weren’t injured.
If you grew up in the '80s or '90s, Dr. Ruth was a household name. Later on, maybe not so much — the prominent bespectacled sex author kind of faded from the scene. But she's out with a new book this year, and in Philly to talk about everything from fleeing Nazi Germany to teaching about fornication around the world. Doors open at 5:15; tickets required.
Where: National Museum of American Jewish History at 101 S. Independence Mall East
When: November 16, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
How much: $25 (or $18 for NMAJH members)
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PHILLY SHINES FOR PARIS: 6 CITY LANDMARKS SHOW SOLIDARITY
The Friday series of coordinated attacks that turned Paris into a terror zone resonated worldwide. And throughout the weekend, cities around the globe showed solidarity by lighting up their skylines with the French colors. Philadelphia’s love for Paris came through bright and clear at these six city landmarks.
6 PLACES WHERE YOU CAN GO FOR COFFEE AND ALCOHOL
Starbucks recently announced the addition of evening boozy drinks to some of its urban locations. But you don’t have to go to a corporate chain to fulfill your caffeine and alcohol needs. And you don’t need to get a Four Loko, either. Stop by one of these local businesses for a morning cup of coffee, and swing by later for a drink.