Today's a big day for Camille Bell. The 23-year-old Fairmount resident is the CEO of Pound Cake Cosmetics, a new company devoted to making inclusive cosmetic products. Bell launched an Indiegogo campaign at 6 a.m. today to help support production costs for products like the upcoming Hot Cakes lipstick, which features five shades of red to support all skin tones. Read our Q&A will Bell about how she got started, why the cosmetics industry is long overdue for a company like hers and what she plans to do with the crowdfunding money.
The Eagles won in dramatic fashion Sunday when rookie Jake Elliott hit a record-setting 61-yard field goal as time expired. But Sunday was about more than just football. Players, coaches, executives and first responders on both sides of Lincoln Financial Field stood with arms locked after President Donald Trump said that any NFL player who chooses to protest the national anthem should be removed from the field and fired. “It was a collaborative effort to stand united," head coach Doug Pederson said after the game. "I thought it was a great, great idea."
In the decade Philadelphia Brewing Co. has been in business, things have changed dramatically — in its Kensington neighborhood, in the Philly beer scene and in the US brewing industry as a whole. Billy Penn caught up with owners Nancy and Bill Barton to talk about the past 10 years and got the skinny on The Peacock Room, their new bar serving beer, cider and cocktails six days a week.
Philadelphia held its inaugural International Block Party Saturday in conjunction with the Unity Cup, a citywide soccer tournament with players representing 48 nations from around the world. Hundreds gathered at Marconi Plaza for a daylong multicultural celebration. In addition to local performance troops, small-sided soccer games and an appearance by the mayor, several local businesses, non-profits and community groups focused on helping immigrants were in attendance. Here are some sights and sounds.
|What||Join the team at XIX Restaurant in the Hyatt at the Bellevue on Halloween Night for a 3-course pre-fixe dinner and showing of Dracula (1931 version). Ticket includes dinner, movie and complimentary popcorn (Beverages, tax and gratuity are not included in the ticket price).|
|Where||XIX (Nineteen) Restaurant at 200 S Broad St|
|When||October 31, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm|
|How much||$65 per person|
|What||Of all the statues and memorials around Philly, there have so far been none paying tribute to a named or individual African American. That's about to change with the unveiling of the new statue of civil rights leader and baseball pioneer Octavius Catto, set on City Hall's south apron. Mayor Jim Kenney and many other elected officials and community leaders will be present for the dedication.|
|Where||Philadelphia City Hall at 1 Penn Sq.|
|When||September 26, 2017 at 11:00 am|
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Did you know: More than 130,000 people ride the SEPTA Regional Rail every day? There are 13 different branches of the rail network, with more than 100 stops. Curbed Philly took a look at nine of the most historic stations in the network, including several designed in the late 1800s.
What's the best cheesesteak in Philly? If you go by our ultimate cheesesteak bracket, it's Barry's. If you go by the CEO of Facebook, it's Pat's King of Steaks. Mark Zuckerberg hit Pat's last night with a group that's in the area for a court hearing in Delaware this week. NBC10 talked to Pat's night manager Mikey Boninfante who said Zuckerberg got six steaks "Whiz wit' and ate at the outdoor tables. Meanwhile, somewhere Tom from Myspace is eating Steak-umms right out of the box.