The Sixers were forced to postpone their game with Sacramento on Wednesday when moisture that collected on the court could not be removed. The night started with news that Joel Embiid was getting his minutes limit raised to 28 per game (we broke down some fuzzy minutes math for the Sixers bigs yesterday) and ended without a game at all. Sixers guard Nik Stauskas called the moisture ‘greasy,’ as staffers tried both dry and wet mopping the floor for more than an hour. When the moisture kept returning, the game was called. “At the end of the day,” Sixers CEO Scott O’Neil said, “the only thing that matters is that our players are healthy and safe.” More from the weird scene at WFC.
Doesn't matter if you're anti-or pro-Donald Trump. Doesn't matter how you feel about the two dudes seen on video spray-painting "Fuck Trump" on the Chestnut Hill Fresh Grocer. The Philadelphia Republican Party issued an objectively excellent statement in response to the news that the ascot-wearing, wine glass-carrying guy in the video is a lawyer for the City of Philadelphia. It begins: “If the image of an upper-middle class city attorney clad in a blazer and sipping wine while vandalizing an upscale grocery store with an anti-Trump message strikes you as perhaps the most bourgeois sight imaginable, that’s because it is." Read the full statement and the backstory here.
Despite the numerous farms readily visible on a road trip through the middle of Pennsylvania, we do not live in a rural state. It’s not even close. According to 2010 Census data, about 79 percent of the state’s 12.7 million residents live in urban areas. Yet less populous rural counties have a disproportionate amount of influence, and urban centers like Philadelphia and its suburbs suffer. This is how we got here.
It’s official: the University of Pennsylvania is a sanctuary campus. In an email to students and faculty at Penn, President Amy Gutmann expressed the university’s “commitment” to undocumented students. The university won't allow ICE, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or Border Protection agents on campus without warrants. It's not clear what a declaration like this means, as President-elect Donald Trump has spoken out against sanctuary cities, but not specifically colleges. But this move aligns with Philly's position.
December 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of Andy Warhol's two-night appearance at the Gershman Y with the Velvet Underground, and the Y has put together an commemorative exhibition. Opening night reception features talks and a craft show. RSVP required.
Where: Gershman Y at 401 S. Broad St. 19147
When: December 1, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free with registration
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Greetings from the 59th floor. The 60-story Comcast Technology Center at 18th and Arch streets is still under construction and expected to be completed in 2018. At that point, it will house 44 floors worth of office space and will be the tallest building in Philadelphia. Recently, members of Urban Engineers, a Philadelphia engineering and management firm, traveled from the street level to the 59th floor of the new tower by crane basket. Watch this video and go along for the ride.
These days, we know Hop Along's Frances Quinlan and Amanda X's Cat Park for their music. But, The Key notes that both of these women actually were making visual art before they started performing. Both regularly share their visual work on the ’gram. Tonight is your chance to see their paintings, illustrations and sketches in person, in Fishtown. Find out more details on the exhibition, via The Key, here.