Sitting on the front stoop is something of a ritual in Philly. So West Powelton/Mantua resident Kaitlin Pomerantz made Philly's stoops their own Instagram account. She got the idea while working on an art installation called Salvaged Stoops, which will be on display in Washington Square Park this fall. For now, though, her stoop finds have only a digital seat. We spoke with Pomerantz about the upcoming installation, the IG account and how she sees the importance of the city's stoops.
The Gold Cup quarterfinals are at the Linc tonight. Costa Rica plays Panama at 6 p.m., then the United States men's soccer team hosts El Salvador in the later match. And there are still plenty of tickets available. This year's Gold Cup doesn't mean much (it's a money grab, for sure) but the USMNT is unbeaten since Bruce Arena took over and they hope to continue their run by bringing in some big stars. Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore and Tim Howard were all called in to Philly. We run down 7 reasons why locals should hit the Linc tonight, and why matches like this could have World Cup ramifications for Philly.
Think of the most ridiculous, old timey way something could be decided. This tops hat...er, tops that. The Court of Common Pleas judges will head to City Hall this afternoon to hear presentations from 14 people hoping to be the interim district attorney of Philadelphia. Thursday, those 88 judges will cast their ballot by dropping a slip of paper into a top hat. The votes will be counted, and the winner will, we presume, be pulled out of the hat like a magic rabbit. Or they'll just announce a winner. Anyway, here's a story about the hat. Yep. The hat.
The Sixers made a big announcement Tuesday and, no, it wasn't that one of their young stars is hurt or they've acquired another No. 1 pick. As part of their state-of-the-art complex across the river in Camden, the 8,000 square-foot Sixers Innovation Lab is officially open for business. The first brands announced are quite diverse, including an esports training platform, a daily fantasy sports lineup recommender, a "cause-driven digital media company" which has a mission to inspire people to be nice (for serious), and an award-winning indoor cat feeder. Did Mavs owner Mark Cuban buy the Sixers, because yesterday was one super weird episode of Shark Tank. Here's more on the companies, and the Sixers' new incubator.
"Connective Tissue" is the name of a new exhibition that showcases artist Lisa Nilsson's intricate works. Made using a rolled and shaped paper technique called "quilling," the miniature sculptures depict and explore the geography of human anatomy. The opening night reception features refreshments and an optional pre-show sketch session.
Where: Mutter Museum at 19 S. 22nd St. 19103
When: July 20, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $10
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This month, our Who's Next series highlighted 16 of the top young legal minds in Philadelphia. Last night, we took to the Delaware waterfront for a fantastic celebration on the Spirit of Philadelphia. Peep some of the photos here (and here and here.) If you missed our list when it was announced — or are suddenly in need of some top legal representation — check out who made the 2017 Billy Penn Who's Next: Law list.
Today from 10 a.m. to noon, a group of Billy Penn reporters, editors and interns will be leaving our cozy office confines on Walnut St. to work remotely from some of our favorite local coffee shops. And we'd love to meet you. Stop in Higher Grounds (631 N. 3rd St.), Steap and Grind (1619 Frankford Ave.) or Shot Tower Coffee (542 Christian St.) this morning to hang out, ask questions, get some Billy Penn swag and say hi. Who knows, we might even let you work on tomorrow's newsletter.