Maya Thomas is tired of seeing African American resources fall apart — a too-frequent Philly phenomenon she calls “demolition by neglect.” That’s why she’s fighting to save one of Sharswood’s fast-decaying African American icons: the Dox Thrash House. Thrash, a famous 20th-century painter and printmaker, lived at Cecil B. Moore Avenue near 24th. Raising money to save the building for history's sake alone isn't likely to work, so Thomas wants to transform it into a working community center instead.
Remember the t-shirt with Lane Johnson and Chris Long wearing their underdog masks that benefited the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia? Sold as part of Johnson's LJ65 clothing line, it went on to raise $100,000 for local schools. And then the NFL jumped on the bandwagon with its own "official" underdogs tee. When the Eagles players caught wind of it, they issued a challenge to the league: Make your shirt a school fundraiser, too! And boom, the NFL delivered. All proceeds from the shirt's sales will be donated to Philly schools. Seems being in the Super Bowl can have some ancillary benefits.
Speaking of, the Eagles have won three NFL Championships, but they've never won a Super Bowl. So...what's the difference? And why is the NFL title game called the Super Bowl, anyway? We took a look back through the history of the league to find out. Things kicked off after the AFL-NFL merger in 1966, when it turns out the Super Bowl may have been named after a popular children's toy. Really. Here's the story of how the Super Bowl came to be.
Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown will today introduce a measure designed to help Philadelphians watch their sodium intake, per NBC10. The bill, which Mayor Kenney said in a statement he supports, would require all "eating establishments" in the entire city to label any menu item that contains 2,300 mg or more of the stuff. NYC enacted a similar law back in Dec. 2015, becoming the first U.S. city to do so.
Chef Joe Cicala and pastry chef Angela Ranalli (formerly of Le Virtu and Brigantessa) have struck out on their own with a private cooking and travel business. They're popping up on North Broad with a late "happy hour Italian style," featuring aperitivo and stuzzichini, (drinks and light bites) and discussion about future tours to Italy.
Where: The Divine Lorraine Hotel at 699 N. Broad St., 19103
When: January 26, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: $40