Newsletter for Tuesday, Jan. 6
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Enjoy this sunset along the Delaware River in sunnier times; photo via Instagram user @frank_saviero.
BRRR: IT’S A LITTLE SNOWY OUT, PEOPLE
Here’s the thing: It’s January. It’s cold. As sometimes happens in this season, it’s snowing a bit. Not a lot! We’re talking 1-3 inches for most of our area; unless you’re headed out toward Lancaster, where it’ll be a little more, you should plan for some white stuff today. That means slightly delayed SEPTA buses and Regional Rail trips (wherever it’s above ground), and people driving like idiots. So you may want to leave some extra time during the commute. You can find plenty of forecasts across the Interwebz; here’s a link to the National Weather Service’s mobile radar, if you want to watch this weather system work its way through the area. Be safe and think warm thoughts; at least the days are getting longer now, right?
HOW NUTTER LURED FORBES’ CONFERENCE BACK TO PHILLY
It’s a big deal: Forbes is bringing its Under 30 conference (the one that lured Monica Lewinsky out of hiding) back to Philly next year and for the foreseeable future. So how did Mayor Nutter broker that deal? Billy Penn cornered the outgoing chief executive at his first news conference of 2015, and got the scoop. (Hint: It has to do with helping find money.)
CHIP KELLY POWER STRUGGLE EXPLAINED
Jeff McLane, the Inquirer‘s Eagles beat writer, does a nice job with this Vox-style explainer on the power struggle that’s been roiling the Eagles front office. Namely — what the heck happened (power struggle with an exec left over from the Andy Reid era), and what happens now (Kelly has more power but not absolute control). It’s worth a read to understand why people were sort of thinking Chip Kelly might leave (he won’t, probably).
TO DO: TED X FOR DRUMMERS
WHAT: Beats, Brews and Banter: Opendrum, the Philly Drum Project’s chance to for percussion musicians to network and talk shop
WHERE: The Boot & Saddle, 1131 South Broad Street
WHEN: 7-9:30 PM
HOW MUCH: Free
BILLY PENN LIKES
LYNNE ABRAHAM GOES LONG IN PHILLY MAG
Philly Mag launched its new vertical, Citified, on Monday — and its first post was a doozy of a Q&A with 73-year-old mayoral candidate Lynne Abraham. The former district attorney claims she isn’t watching what current DA Seth Williams is up to — but has plenty of thoughts on everything from marijuana decriminalization to police protests in New York City and more. (Also, if you don’t get some of her idioms — full of baloney, got his head handed to him, etc — we translated them for you.)
IT’S COLD OUTSIDE, SO YOU MIGHT … LOSE WEIGHT?
Stay with us now, we’re bringing some science your way: With temps plunging, now is the time to head outside and make your body WORK. This article from The Atlantic shows why: Exposing your body to lower temperatures might force it to burn fat, rather than storing it (and the temps are a lot higher than what’s outside; we were kidding about that exposure thing). Either way, it’s food for thought — BTW< today’s low temperature in Philly is forecast at 8 degrees.