As sexual assault allegations about celebrities, business leaders and politicians continue to roll out day after day, the #MeToo movement began to grow. People use the hashtag to share their personal stories of abuse, letting victims who have come forward know they aren't alone. Popular as it has become recently, the movement actually started a decade ago, started by Philadelphian Tarana Burke. Here's the story of how that began.
Fans of Ultimo Coffee's two South Philly locations are in luck. Owner Aaron Ultimo just opened a third cafe near Rittenhouse Square. It's a small space, but has a very eye-catching centerpiece: a top-of-the-line La Marzocco espresso machine that's been custom powder-coated in white. Here's how Ultimo got it done (against the Italian company's recommendations).
On Nov. 16, the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" passed the U.S. House. In advance of the Senate passing a similar bill (which they did last Saturday), Rep. Lou Barletta from PA's 11th District a slew of claims about the tax reform package — including that it would reduce rates for "ALL taxpayers." Really? We fact-checked him.
Wait, it might snow this weekend? It looks like maybe a snow shower could hit the area in the later part of the weekend, but to prepare for the wintry weather, the Philly Police released their annual video about, what else, "savesies." And this year, they went with a Stranger theme than usual.
Philadelphia is on pace to surpass 1,200 overdose deaths in 2017. Kensington harm reduction org Prevention Point has been helping by distributing as much naloxone (Narcan) as possible for free, but it's not cheap. All proceeds from this concert featuring four local bands goes toward PP's efforts. If you want to help more, bring along blankets, coats, toothpaste, gloves and socks to donate.
Where: 529 W. Girard Ave., 19123 at Everybody Hits
When: December 8, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
How much: $10
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If you're having trouble waiting for the Dec. 15 release of The Last Jedi, good news. There's a big Star Wars dance party happening this weekend at The Barbary in Fishtown. Expect DJs spinning on two levels, a performance from nerdcore rapper Mega Ran, food trucks and a photo op with a "real-life" R2D2. Also expect lots of people in costume. Said organizer Mario Pina: “Philly’s the nerdiest, geekiest city I’ve ever lived in.”
Remember a few days ago when we had our Instagram of the Day highlight a local man with his two dogs wearing Eagles gear and sunglasses? Well, people are paying to take photos with them now. The dogs are named Noodles and Diva (because of course they are) and the man, Anthony Smith, told Philly.com the money he collects pays for their elaborate outfits. Petting is free, but as Smith said, photos come only with a donation. One dollar for a photo of dressed up dogs? Doesn't seem that ruff.