Newsletter for Friday, Oct. 9
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
A scene from last night’s Ye Shi Night Market in Chinatown; photo via @asianharner on Instagram.
THE STRIKE AGAINST NBC10 IS LIKE WILD THEATER
A strike of NBC10 workers — photographers and technicians to be precise — has been going on for two weeks, and as you’d imagine, there are a lot of visuals. Strikers have been captured on NBC10 telecasts, picketing in the background. Throughout the week, they’ve been driving up to New York City and holding up signs behind Al Roker and the rest of the crew on the “Today” show. And yesterday, they were captured during an entertaining press conference held outside of the City Hall chambers.
PHILLY STUDENTS WALK OUT AGAIN TO PROTEST SCHOOL CUTS
Don’t be alarmed if you saw Philly students outside class on Thursday. It was part of a planned protest, whereby they went “on strike” to stand in solidarity with their public school teachers against funding cuts. Hundreds of students were photographed walking out of their classrooms at schools across the city while wearing red and protesting outside their schools. Here’s a look at the scene as their protest played out through the school day.
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A FIELD GUIDE TO GUYS ON PHILLY TINDER
Scrolling through Tinder in Philadelphia is a weird and wonderful and existential experience. As if this city isn’t unique enough, the
casual sexual encounters dating app offers a microcosm of what the love scene in Philly is really like. Which is to say that the same grifters, students, beer garden douche bags and creeps you’d encounter at a happy hour in order to finally find a semi-nice guy are all waves in the sea of matches you’ve just drowned in. Welcome to Philly Tinder. Here are nine representative samples of the guys you’ll meet.
THE U.S. OPEN OF SQUASH IS PLAYED RIGHT HERE
Philadelphia is home to a major championship of a sport you probably didn’t know had a championship, and that championship started yesterday. The U.S. Open of Squash happens at Drexel University from Oct. 8 through Oct. 17. It’s here in Philadelphia for the fifth straight year and will remain here at least through 2023. So, what exactly is squash? Why is it in Philadelphia? And why should you care? Read on.