“If you’re not out there, you’re only going to hear about it,” has been a mantra for Philadelphia photojournalist Peter Tobia.
For 25 years, Tobia has documented the human condition in everyday moments. As a staff photographer for the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1993 to 2008, Tobia traveled to Sierra Leone, Iraq, Afghanistan, among other countries to cover international conflicts. MORE
ABC’s “Shark Tank” is kind of like “American Idol” — except instead of wannabe pop stars, it features entrepreneurs pitching their million-dollar ideas to a panel of big-name investors.
On Saturday, Philadelphia’s NextFab Studio will host the show’s only open casting call on the East Coast.
NextFab’s Itsuki Ogihara says it’s been a crazy week.
“We’re getting a huge amount of phone calls every day. People are asking me if they can camp out outside days in advance,” Ogihara said with a laugh. (The answer is no, she says. But she admits she can’t do much to prevent it.) “It’s a pretty exciting time.”
Ogihara is expecting more than 500 people to show up. MORE
Abandon desires for gentility or small talk, questions about your day or how you’ve been. A server will walk up to you and look at you — not ask what you want to drink — just look, unmoving, usually with bagged eyes and almost never, except on the rarest of occasions, with a smile. And in the 100 or so times I’ve come here, I’ve never said anything in response to that hollow look but “Just a lager.”
I love this bar more than any other place I’ve ever spent money.
This essay drew some very negative comments. Does the writer love or hate the bar? We think it’s pretty clear. You decide for yourself. And if you disagree with him, we leave it to you as to whether you should personally attack him or just go on about your day.
I kind of blacked out for a second there. My vision fuzzed up like TV static, and then blinked off.
It was the first stage of G-lock, reaction to the unearthly forces that set upon a body when that body is trying to break the Earth’s orbit.
I never left the Earth. I was sitting on the business end of a powerful centrifuge at the National Aerospace Training and Research Center in Southampton, Pa., in Bucks County. It’s getting ready for the next frontier in tourism: outer space.
Listen to Philadelphia High School of the Creative and Performing Arts students perform “Over There” by Philadelphia-born bass player Derrick Hodge at the Clef Club as Blanchard explains why he takes time out to teach the discipline and inspiration needed to play jazz.
It's a big Internet out there, but some things tend to stand out. Here are some favorites from the folks at NewsWorks, the public media news source for Philadelphia, South Jersey and Delaware. Curated by Eric Walter.