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Causing A Big Stir How Fishtown grit serves as fuel for Philly startup Honeygrow



wo years ago, burlesque performer Mora Love was apart of the worst show she’d ever signed up for. What she would later ďŹ nd out that night is that the situation would amount to one of the greatest experiences she’d ever have. Love, 33, from Philadelphia, was booked to dance alongside a live band in Delaware. As she recalls, it was a “vampire/industrial/electronic/jam band.â€? It was as Love explained bluntly, “basically the worst band ever,â€? noting the small turnout and that she and her troupe were forced to improvise to arduously long renditions of cover songs.

BY Kerith Gabriel


ustin Rosenberg doesn’t feel the need to impress anyone. He had the ashy Center City corner ofďŹ ce and hated it. He knows how to use the latest technology to catch up on news, but prefers newsprint, apparent by the issue of The New York Times with the Monday food section ipped open on a desk made of reclaimed wood—a desk designed and constructed by inmates from a correctional facility. He’s the founder and CEO of one of the fastest growing startups in Philadelphia, popular among a wide demographic that features millennials, but is the ďŹ rst to shy away from the advances of social media. For Rosenberg, his company Honeygrow and its headquarters—situated under the El tracks in Fishtown between the Girard and Berks station stop—is built on grit, authenticity but mainly doing things the traditional way. SEE PAGE 6





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he Inquirer had some of its breakfast readers spitting out their Cheerios a couple weeks back when the local newspaper of record dropped the f-bombâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; twice!â&#x20AC;&#x201D;in a single paragraph of a report on New Jerseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wonderfully crass Bridgegate trial. Our hero, Gov. Chris Christie (N.J.), threatened to â&#x20AC;&#x153;fucking destroyâ&#x20AC;? a rival; meanwhile, another pol referred to him as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;fat fuck.â&#x20AC;? Unless we missed it somewhere along the line, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the ďŹ rst time that particular expletive made it past the Inkyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s copy desk. For the record, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the rundown on the Inquirerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s use of six other dirty words (since 1982).

Shit: 15 times (most recently in 2013, in a quote referring to some â&#x20AC;&#x153;dumb-ass shitâ&#x20AC;?). Piss: 97 times (most recently last June, in a quote, â&#x20AC;&#x153;it pisses me offâ&#x20AC;?). Cunt: Never (However, Britainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guardian uses it almost weekly). Cocksucker: Never (The Miami Herald used it once, in 2000). Motherfucker: Never (The Kansas City Star has used it four times). Tits: 565 times (most recently in September, referring to a birding book called Boobies, Peckers & Tits)

â&#x20AC;&#x153;One can only assume that Ben Franklin would be proud of our use of modern technology to showcase the ways in which we uphold the mission of the Franklin Institute.â&#x20AC;?

Oh, Shut Up Larry Dubinski, the Instituteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s president and CEO, arguing in favor of defacing the Parkway with a cheesy digital advertising sign.

Popo politics The cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fraternal Order of Police lodge has endorsed Donald Trump for president. Big whoop. When it comes to picking horses, the FOP has a lousy track record. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a dozen other losers whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve earned the unionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s endorsement in recent years.

2012: Patrick Murphy, failed candidate for Pennsylvania attorney general. 2011: Joseph McColgan, failed candidate for Philadelphia City Council. 2009: Jack Panella, failed candidate for Pennsylvania Supreme Court. 2008: John Dougherty, failed candidate for Pennsylvania state senate. 2007: Bob Brady, failed candidate for Philadelphia mayor. 2005: Seth Williams, recipient of $160,000 in undisclosed gifts 2004: Joe Hoeffel, failed candidate for U.S. Senate. 2004: Chaka Fattah, convicted racketeer. 2003: Sam Katz, failed candidate for Philadelphia mayor. 2002: Mike Fisher, failed candidate for Pennsylvania governor. 2000: John Morganelli, failed candidate for Pennsylvania attorney general.

Players to Watch Eagles vs. Minnesota, 10/23 PLAYER 1. Jabari Price 2. Tom Johnson 3. Adrian Peterson 4. Everson Griffen 5. Mike Priefer

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RECORD Speeding, drunk driving Trespassing, tased by cops (acquitted) Felony conviction for beating child with a branch. Assaulting police officer, public drunkenness, tased by cops. Suspended for saying gays should be rounded up and nuked.

Meet Sir Death, a well-known Minnesota Vikings â&#x20AC;&#x153;super fan.â&#x20AC;? He was arrested in September for possession of more than 100 pounds of pot. Big shock: He told cops he used proceeds from his sale of weed to buy tattoos and Vikings tickets.

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Ass Transit SEPTAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new Quick Trip ticketing system promises to make purchasing single-ride tix easier...and more costly. The transit agency ďŹ nally limped into the 21st century by providing ticket kiosks that accept credit cards. Unfortunately, where the old tokens saved you 45 cents a trip, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to pay the full $2.25 fare with these tix. And you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use them with a transfer. And, while weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re heaping the grief, unlike tokens, these tix are not reuseable. Use â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;em once, and toss them into the waste stream.

Requiem for a Ride Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been two weeks that due to budgetary reasons, tourist trap â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ride the Ducksâ&#x20AC;? and the incessant quacking that coincided departed the streets of Philadelphia. Honestly though, with the last U-Boat out of the city for goodâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;can any of us, honestly, say we miss it?


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Uber or Lyft ever left Philadelphia Cry like a newborn baby Re-install Tinder and Bumble now that you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t meet your next hookup via an Uber Pool Reinstate a relationship with that friend who never drank but you always invited because you could count on a safe ride home from crosstown bars at 2:15 a.m. Go back to watching those foggy video clips in the back of a city cab that smells like corn chips and convenience store air freshener trees. Guess which air freshener tree it is (although â&#x20AC;&#x153;New Car Scentâ&#x20AC;? seems to be the popular choice)



wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Fishtown now, but it did have an emerging art scene and feeling that it was going to become more than just a desolate neighborhood in the shadows of the Center City skyline. It was that memory that made his Front Street location the perfect home for Rosenberg to create something biggerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;built on recognizing the same community he fell in love with while continuing to grow the company. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We looked at other options in West Philly in Old City and even in the heart of Fishtown, but we chose this space because we feel like that part of Fishtown has been done,â&#x20AC;? Rosenberg, 34, said while looking around at his digs. â&#x20AC;&#x153; When you get closer to Girard and Frankford, we knew itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be awesome but to put more stuff there, but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just being apart of a story thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s already been told. We wanted to be that next step in between Kensington and [here in Fishtown], and for us this made sense.â&#x20AC;? Honeygrowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fishtown location is a culinary oasis that features a open air ofďŹ ce space ďŹ lled with tons of light, test kitchens and a social space featuring old-school arcade games. Mural art adorns both the interior and exterior walls created almost entirely by local artists. But for Rosenberg, it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t about the natural light or the plants. It was about removing his staff from a stuffy downtown environment and into a space that allowed for the opportunity to create consistency in the kitchen throughout his locations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were in desperate need of a commissary,â&#x20AC;? Rosenberg said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d go to one store and then another and at each place the sauces would taste different. I said to myself, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;this is bullshit.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I also honestly didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to be in Center City anymore. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a company full of creative, so a stuffy ofďŹ ce environment just wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t indicative of who we are.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hey, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the old guy?â&#x20AC;? CEO Justin Rosenberg inside the Fishtown headquarters of Honeygrow. Photos by Maria Young

Sweet as honey

>> From page 1: All of this lends itself to great juxtaposition given where he and partner David Robkin decided to plant roots earlier this year, as the plant-based chain of predominantly stir fry eateries continues to grow, recently opening its 10th location on Templeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campus earlier this year. Rapidly becoming the new â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; part of the city, the revival of Fishtown has been well documented over the last few years. But where the 18,000 square foot abode of Honeygrow lies is on the edge of a very interesting area. Realtors wooing

prospective buyers will still readily refer to it as Fishtown or even â&#x20AC;&#x153;East Kensington,â&#x20AC;? the latest in a string of sexy names to connect it to the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rapid rise, yet one still rife with drug abuse, poverty and crime. He knew the area well, a Temple Fox School of Business alum with one of his ďŹ rst jobs working in Fishtown as an intern for former Senior Commonwealth Court Judge William J. Lederer. The beautiful, gritty neighborhood was similar to his upbringing in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn. Fishtown then

The origins of how Honeygrow began are somewhat comical and start in Rosenbergâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bedroom/ofďŹ ce where he minded the books and ran operations. He knew he wanted to build a company built on his love for art and food, and a combination of both, but he also knew he needed to build it in relative peace. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Prior to our Center City ofďŹ ce, I was running the whole thing from my bedroom ofďŹ ce,â&#x20AC;? said Rosenberg. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At the time, we had like two employees and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be the one dealing with invoices and operations. It was rough, I mean my kids would draw on my invoices sometimes. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d leave the room to do something and come back and there would be smiley faces and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;love you dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; drawn all over them. It was nice, but still hard to seriously run a business that way.â&#x20AC;? Today, Rosenberg has someone else

doing the paperwork, which gives him the chance to get out to his stores and get a feeling from the ground ďŹ&#x201A;oor. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always been his passion to be among his staff. He does it in silence, having gone the undercover boss route many times to see exactly whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going down. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love going on the lines, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll always jump on the lines with my guys and cook,â&#x20AC;? said Rosenberg. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was in our Hoboken location doing it once and I heard someone ask, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hey, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the old guy?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do things where Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll purposely cut corners to get us out of the weeds and the staff [in those locations] will tell me how Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m doing it wrong and how to do it better. I love that. I love that they are sticklers at following procedure. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really humbling to see people that believe in your vision and want to make it work.â&#x20AC;? Working at Honeygrow has to be a labor of love because the training is intense. Before any member of hourly staff even steps on the line there is a two-week training course and an eightweek course for management. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s here where they learn not just how to cook, but hold a knife, how to cut ingredients, measurements, you name it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a balance, Rosenberg believes, that allows growth from within. According to the latest salary numbers from, staff members start anywhere from $24,667 annually, with management starting at $48,274 per year and up, with many employees holding a high school diploma. But with the right attitude, Rosenberg says possibilities for advancement are swift. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a balance that starts at the top,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ nding the right managers, keeping them focused and keeping them happy. We hire on attitude, and we only want people that want to better themselves and their community. Bottom line, I want wherever we are in the world to have self-sustained stores, full of people of high morale making great food and I feel like we have that.â&#x20AC;? On the ďŹ&#x201A;ip, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arguable that prices are fair market with various stir fry and salad creations ranging anywhere from $8-$12 per item. A tough ask in a cash-strapped world, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inside these bowls that seems to keep the masses ready to open their wallets. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Smart people will pay more for a better quality product,â&#x20AC;? said Rosenberg. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at our [ďŹ&#x201A;agship] 16th Street location, or our West Philly location, we get people from all demographics coming in. Or our Hoboken location where we get yoga moms. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re coming in if you want a better quality product. I believe thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what investors have seen and have noticed about us, that we make a good product. Shit, if you want to pay $3-$4 bucks for some corner Chinese food stir fry, then to each their own.â&#x20AC;?


Food as an art form

when sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not in design, echoed a similar sentiment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not fake here, nothing here is bullshit or fake and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really what I like,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel like we have the opportunity to do what we want for the better of the company and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trusted and not managed like other companies. As a creative, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really important to me and really why I look forward to coming here.â&#x20AC;?

Growing for the future With the grand opening of its 10th location on the campus of Temple now in the rear view, Honeygrow is focusing its sights on additional locationsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; outside of Philadelphia. Locations in Baltimore and the Chinatown section of Washington, D.C. are slated to open before the end of the year, with a location in Brooklyn, N.Y.C. to arrive early next year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For us, it was where can we integrate in community, where can we do well, what do the people that live in those areas do and where can we align,â&#x20AC;? said Rosenberg. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We also looked at ofďŹ ce densities, growth in the market and a good area where we can comprise a great staff.â&#x20AC;? However, the impetus of what goes into those new locations will come out of Honeygrowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s little slice of heaven under the El tracks, at the intersection of grit and gentriďŹ cation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have no plans to franchise or sell the company, so in 10 years I hope we are still right here [under the El] making great product,â&#x20AC;? said Rosenberg. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was four years ago when we started this thing, and to be sitting under the El tracks in this ofďŹ ce is fucking crazy to me. Focus, grit, drive, precision and intensity. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what the staff has here. They work their asses off because they believe in what we are doing. And honestly, I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty indicative of the neighborhood, too.â&#x20AC;? TWITTER: @SPRTSWTR

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What has always been known about Fishtown and even many parts of Kensington is the area is a hotbed of artists. The color of the neighborhood, especially along Front Street is, in large part, courtesy of mural and grafďŹ ti artists that live within its conďŹ nes. So when looking to add some pop to its location, Rosenberg commissioned local artists to create what they felt was the spirit of what the company represented. The result was certainly not atypical of what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d think it would be. Instead of pretty pictures of vegetables, ďŹ&#x201A;owers and plants, the work of local artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;like burgeoning Northern Liberties artist Amberella (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Goth Heartsâ&#x20AC;?)â&#x20AC;&#x201D;live on both the interior and exterior of the building. Kyle Huff, senior social strategist and Rita Carroll, Honeygrowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chief designer, were catalysts in the decision to have this art live on the space. They keep it going through a website and email chain where artists from anywhere can submit to throw their work up on the brick exterior facing Front Street. According to Huff, the 28-yearold Baltimore transplant the â&#x20AC;&#x153; inbox is full of artists vying for a chance to showcase their work. A passion that is evident for Huff, as he shows off the current work of ďŹ ve featured artists.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is just one of the ways we give back and for me itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my favorite,â&#x20AC;? said Huff, who then paused to wave to one of the featured artists, who coincidentally rode his bicycle up Front Street at the same time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are committed to staying in this community and we are committed to making great food. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great to be apart of something thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bigger than me and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our way of showing that we appreciate being where we are and celebrating local people that can make our space and community visually more appealing.â&#x20AC;? Carroll, an artist in her own right

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Air Sex

>> From page 1: Not exactly a highlight of her career...but her luck was soon to change. Following the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s set, Love stuck around to see the next show: the Air Sex Championships. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a contest that is equal parts sport and art, where people compete at mimicking sex actsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;solo and fully clothed. The Air Sex World Championships (keyword world) heads into its eighth year with this being the second year in a row that the unique exhibition makes a stop in Philly for its marquee event on Sunday, Oct. 23 at Kung Fu Necktie in Fishtown (1250 N. Front St.). According to event organizers, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a comedy show that brings people together in a respectfully dirty, unpredictably ridiculous, and oddly touching celebration of sexual freedom and expression,â&#x20AC;? and as Love explained â&#x20AC;&#x153;the funniest thing you ever saw that night at that place with those people.â&#x20AC;? All apparently true statements as the crowd doubled in size following the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s setâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;clearly for the contest, though few signed up to compete. Clearly down for anything, given the minstrel show she faced just moments earlier, Love decided sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d throw her herself into the mix. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think there were four or ďŹ ve of us [as contestants],â&#x20AC;? she recounts, â&#x20AC;&#x153;After

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what I had just been part of [with the band], to be honest talking me into an Air Sex competition was fairly easy.â&#x20AC;? The rules of the contest, explained by comedian and host Chris Trew are pretty straightforward: no nudity, orgasms must be simulated and described exactly what he meant by â&#x20AC;&#x153;air spittingâ&#x20AC;? on his not-actually-out penis. Mora described his performance as â&#x20AC;&#x153;wonderfulâ&#x20AC;? and also â&#x20AC;&#x153;extremely graphicâ&#x20AC;? despite the fact he kept on all his clothes. Love isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Trewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only fan. Others have taken notice a routine so good, Trew has even given an Air Sex demonstration on NBCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Got Talentâ&#x20AC;? in 2012. A panel of anywhere from three to ďŹ ve judges was also introducedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;generally local celebs or people from the comedy or even professional wrestling world. After watching the contestants, judges pick their top three favorites to go head-to-head (pun intended) in the ďŹ nal roundâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to a mystery song. However, in the end itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the audience that selects the overall winner. For her track, Mora chose â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kissâ&#x20AC;? by Prince, though somehow the DJ on hand played Princeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other hit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little Red Corvetteâ&#x20AC;? instead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell you what I did on stage exactly because I was half drunk and in the moment,â&#x20AC;? Love recalled. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I believe it was some kind of Air Sex three-way.â&#x20AC;? Whatever Love did it apparently was good enough to vault her into a

sudden death round which she won to be crowned the Delaware champion and auto-qualifying for a spot in the national competition in New Orleans. Flattered, Love did not take Air Sex organizers up on the offer and claims that she, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Probably came to my senses the following day.â&#x20AC;? Ask Trew and the eight-year host says: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anyone interested in sex should be in this contest. Anyone interested in sex or anyone who wishes they were more interested in sex should be in the audience. Also, anyone who enjoys comedy should be there. â&#x20AC;&#x153; Strongly encouraged for potential competitors? Costumes, creativity and carefully thought out song selections. When it comes to music, the most popular tracks selected by contestants are fairly predictableâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;as well as indicative of their age group and demographic. They include â&#x20AC;&#x153;Closerâ&#x20AC;? by Nine Inch Nails, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Push Itâ&#x20AC;? by Salt-N-Pepa but also, weirdly, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Animalsâ&#x20AC;? by Nickelback. When asked whether audiences prefer realistic, sensual or cartoonish performances, Trew says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It totally dependsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen it all. They all play really well as long as there is a high level of commitment from the performer.â&#x20AC;? He added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the biggest cliche in Air Sex is people cumming too quick. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a played out and sad joke. It leaves everyone unsatisďŹ ed â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the performer, the air partner, and most importantly the audience.â&#x20AC;? Aside from being ridiculous and

silly, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something of a point to be made by turning sexual performance into a competitive art form. Trew says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You learn that positive feedback is on the table for everyone as long as you take care of your lover. You learn that while sex is mostly fun, it can also be occasionally funny and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s okay.â&#x20AC;? Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also something radically political about taking sexuality public, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s being open about one of the most important and interesting facets of human experience. The taboos against sexual behavior extend to talking about it openly. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s those with reservations to try something new even albeit as extreme as Air Sex arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily ones with a lousy sex life, but that perhaps miss out on the opportunity and excitement to learn something new. Because ultimately isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t every sexual experience a learning experience in its own right? This is why despite how it all came to be for Love, she looks back fondly on her experience with the Air Sex competition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a lot of fun and the performances were both surprising and entertaining,â&#x20AC;? Love said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The crew and set up was very professionalâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;minus the [Prince] song mess up. The judges were fair and funny.â&#x20AC;? She even encouraged this writer to give it a try. And you know what? I just might. TWITTER: @TIMAREE_LEIGH


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Street Smart Kelley Yemen, Phillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first director of complete streets BY Jacqueline rupp


ate last week Mayor Kenney announced the hiring of Kelley Yemen, a planner of bicycle and pedestrian programs, as Philadelphiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ rst director of complete streets. Originally from Minnesota, Yemen earned a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree at Rutgers and even had a stint in NYC working on trafďŹ c calming pedestrian projects. Yemen, 35, moved to Philly to consult for private industry before going back home to head the Hennepin County (Minn.) bicycle and pedestrian department. We caught up with Yemen from her Minneapolis ofďŹ ce just a few weeks before she arrives in town, to ďŹ nd out what this new department means for the city and her visions for the role. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re coming in as the first director of the complete streets department. Can you explain what â&#x20AC;&#x153;complete streetsâ&#x20AC;? means? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taking all of the competing modes of transportation that we have, from walking, biking, driving, freight, transit, and they all are mixing and sometimes it gets a bit chaotic, but youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to ďŹ nd the best way on any given street for all of those users to access the street. And sometimes the priority is going to be on walking, sometimes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be on bicycling and sometimes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be on cars, or freight, or transit. And even if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a priority for say, transit, you still gotta ďŹ gure out how to mix in all those other modes so it works for everybody. Whether thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clarifying lanes, widening sidewalks, creating bike lanes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and how you do that while having the dance of all the other modes and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of the fun and the puzzle of it all. How can cars coincide with pedestrians better and whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the plan to address areas of the city that arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t so pedestrian friendly? Well ďŹ rst off I would say this is the area where Philadelphia shines. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always going to be issues in any city and Phillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got a lot of old streets with bricks and uneven surfaces but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s such an engageable, walkable city and a lot of other cities envy. I

think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to prescribe any set â&#x20AC;&#x153;this is what we should doâ&#x20AC;? on the higher speed streets; [for us] itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be about making sure the speed limit is being followed and is set correctly. And other places, [itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s making sure] we have clear zones, [and] can people see each other? Walking around [in some spots] I did notice, that you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see cars approaching. A lot of times parked cars are right up to the crosswalk and then you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see somebody popping out where thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a stop sign. That can create a lot of issues especially on neighborhood streets. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s any silver bullet on solving these issues so much as I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where the neighborhood conversation about priority setting comes in. Some neighborhoods suffer from trash covered, crumbling sidewalks. Do you think thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a way to add the attention paid to Center City sidewalks to other neighborhoods? I would certainly hope so. I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of the big things Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be focusing on working on. Recognizing where we have trash issues, how are we working with our sanitation department or the neighborhood. Between all of us, we need to collectively say â&#x20AC;&#x153;okay, we want to get this area cleaned up.â&#x20AC;? Upgrading sidewalks can unfortunately be costly, but we have to make sure things are right, especially to avoid inspections and ADA [Americans with Disability Act] issues. [So for me], itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about coming up with a game plan on how we can effectively do that. Philly has a strong bike community, whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your message to them? I think biking works best when we clearly deďŹ ne space for everyone. Philadelphia has so many narrow streets where you really canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t or shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be going that fast anyway as a driver â&#x20AC;&#x201C; so those kinds of streets, I think we can work on smaller things to enhance the ride for cyclists. On wider streets, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about providing comfort and protection to hopefully grow bicycling in the city. I think Philadelphia could be one of the great bike cities of North America. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got a lot of similarities in its infrastructure with some of the great European cycling cities. So I think we can really move to that, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got our work cut out because we got to ďŹ nd that space on the street or create protective bikeways to really increase the number of people biking, especially with the city growing. [Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about looking at] how are we going to accommodate the growth in population because we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any more room for cars. Parking is at

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capacity and more people are moving here. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to have to ďŹ nd new modes of transit to really support that population growth. You mentioned parking. (Laughs) No seriously, what are your thoughts on our parking situation and what do we need to do better? Philly is growing and if everyone comes with a car, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just not going to be able to accommodate everyone. I think a primary part of my job is to see how we grow biking, walking and transit. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a closer relationship with SEPTA and working on the biking/walking on our streets to really encourage people to leave their cars behind or go down to one car because I think the city is at capacity. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever had an easy conversation about parking. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a hard tradeoff. But if weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to accommodate new growth, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to have to reevaluate how weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re serving people with biking and walking and parking. So you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be rallying the PPA for more parking garages? (Laughs) It becomes a temporary bandaid. Sure, in some neighborhoods it could make sense, so I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say a blanket â&#x20AC;&#x153;no,â&#x20AC;? but in the long run youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just never going to build enough parking for the density that cities really thrive on. You can keep building parking but then it ruins walkability and so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that tradeoff. Do you ever have visions of a carfree city? I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think anyone wants car-free. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to diminish peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s need

for cars, especially mobility-impaired folks that are really assisted by cars, or as a mother of a young child, sometimes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great to have access to that. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s balancing all of that. If all of us able bodied people can walk for short trips, that just frees up the availability to those who need it. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a limited resource, we only have so much street and so much parking. Are you having to tackle the fight between taxis and Uber/Lyft? Oh no, I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to deal with that. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the project you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to dive into? One of the ďŹ rst things that attracted me to this job was talking about Vision Zero (the plan to eradicate deaths on city roadways and reducing serious injuries caused by pedestrian, cyclist and driver error). I think that will be something I deďŹ nitely want to work on when I get started. How are we going to move the city toward zero fatalities on the roads. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re shocked by a railroad crash, but these types of roadway accidents happen everyday on our roads and if we can reduce it and we know we can, we should be and focusing a lot of our energies on that. As residents, how can we share our feedback and experiences with you? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m hoping to hire a few staff to help me out in the ofďŹ ce and someone who can help us out in creating a feedback mechanism. We only hear about crashes when they are serious but we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hear about them if they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t serious. So a way for people to give that feedback is one thing Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll look to create internally. Â&#x201E;



ito van Reigersberg shaved. In any other city, that probably wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean a damn thing. But here in Philly, where â&#x20AC;&#x153;Martha Graham Crackerâ&#x20AC;? (van Reigersbergâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drag alter ego) is king, er, queen, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s big news. For the past 11 years, van Reigersberg has been inextricably tied to the Martha character and live performance cabaret he created. But now, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a new wig and another womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stilettos to join the cast of The Legend of Miss Georgia McBride, which opened Oct. 13 at the Arden Theater and runs through Nov. 27. Much of Philly knows van Reigersberg as the oversized and unshaven Martha Graham, belting out new arrangements of familiar songs with her backup band of Philly notables at Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Etage. So this creative leap into the arms (and legs) of a different womanâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;one Miss Tracy Mills to be exactâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;has been an adventure for the co-founder of the Pig Iron Theater Company in Northern Liberties. The Legend of Miss Georgia McBride ďŹ nds van Reigersberg playing a role that canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be too far aďŹ eld for himâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;veteran queen. His character, Mills, takes a young Elvis impersonator, Casey (played by actor Matteo Scammell) under her sequined wings when in a pinch, Casey needs to try out drag to save his place in a nightclubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performance rotation. Hilarity, angst, gender confusion, and exploration of what it truly means to be a drag queen ensues, along with some very fabulously elaborate costume performances. The story premiered in 2014 in New York, right around the same time van Reigersberg had heard about the Matthew Lopez play and thought it sounded fun. Terry Nolen, the artistic producing director at the Arden thought van Reigersberg would be perfect for the role and approached him to ask him to take on the

character. With Emmanuelle Delpech directing, a veteran of van Reigersbergâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pig Iron Theatre, the answer seemed obvious. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are some differences in the characters,â&#x20AC;? said van Reigersberg, the morning after one of their ďŹ rst performances, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but I like to think of Tracy as Marthaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s southern cousin. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a line I say [in the play] about being afraid Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to work at Walmart, so thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a little more desperation than weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re used to seeing with Martha; [deďŹ nitely] a little more at stake for this character.â&#x20AC;? Beyond the emotional differences in these two characters, van Reigersberg also had to adjust to the physical challenges that come along with playing Mills, with this being the ďŹ rst drag role van Reigersberg has shaved for in many years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With Martha thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s confusion, the audience loves Martha for being hairy and being a fail for a woman,â&#x20AC;? van Reigersberg said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Here, you have to keep that illusion or lose some of the character.â&#x20AC;? He then described a time when, as Martha, he had the audience assist him in hooking on straps that went shooting into the crowd. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be none of that (hopefully) for Tracy Mills. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Martha can absorb accidents, here things need to be precise.â&#x20AC;? When van Reigersbergâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wig went ďŹ&#x201A;ying off during one dress rehearsal in Georgia McBride it was met with signiďŹ cant audience laughter and trademark Martha improv, so whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to say how bad this worst case scenario would be? Although the dresses, makeup and heels might look glamorous from the audience view, all that fabulousness comes at a stress-producing price. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one point where van Reigersberg is out of drag, playing Millsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; character out of costume. That scene of just a


Ditoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s New Lady


Make me over: Dito van Reigersberg as Miss Tracy Mills in The Legend of Georgia McBride. (Photos by Mark Garvin)

few minutes requires van Reigersberg to get out of costume completelyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and thenâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;get back into full drag just as quickly, for a subsequent scene. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a little tricky. The clock is merciless, it keeps ticking,â&#x20AC;? van Reigersberg explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You might be freaking out and racing backstage, but you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take that energy onto the stage.â&#x20AC;? And then thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the heat which van Reigersberg compares the feat to that of a swanâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;above water, ďŹ&#x201A;oating gracefully on the surface, but paddling like hell underneath. And then thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the lip syncing, something that isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in the Martha Graham Cracker playbook. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vocally relaxing, but you have to do other things, you have to sell the art, you have to make sure you create the illusion for the audience so that they fully believe the music is coming from my mouth,â&#x20AC;? he explained. For the veteran song and dance man, the switch is a fun nod back to his youth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a strange release that connects me back to my really young self,â&#x20AC;? said van Reigersberg. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Like a lot of young gay boys, I was lip syncing in my bedroom and in my fantasy, I was that singer.â&#x20AC;? For van Reigersberg, this role conjured up memories of the ďŹ rst time he ever dressed as a woman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was in my apartment in New York, I thought I should give it a try. I was with a few friends, we shaved my body and they combed down my hair because we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a wig,â&#x20AC;? he explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I remember feeling so excited, but also fear about stepping outside of my door. Until you put on clothes of the opposite gender, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realize the taboo; clothes seem so insigniďŹ cant but it feels risky even though we live in a relatively free society and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been going on for centuries.â&#x20AC;? However, after living as Martha for over a decade now, transition on many facets has become a familiar part of van Reigersbergâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life and while similar, there is a way that playing Tracy Mills has been a welcome break from the norm. When asked van Reigersberg noted that playing Mills has also helped renewed the other person that lives inside of him. And perhaps this is way van Reigersberg has becomeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and not quietly in the leastâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Phillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most beloved drag queen, though by listing this cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scene and a whole ecosystem of performers, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d never lay claim to the title. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taken me to places I never thought I would be,â&#x20AC;? said van Reigersberg. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Like the Mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Reception room, I mean seriously? When I was performing as a kid in my momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s makeup I never thought my band and I would end up there.â&#x20AC;? This is not only an art form van Reigersberg hopes to teach, but a transformation process he hopes to inspire. You simply donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just put on a dress and become a drag queen explained van Reigersberg, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something that has to come from within. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is drag that can be offensive, when being in drag is the only punchline, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not for me,â&#x20AC;? said van Reigersberg. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[Like] the football player that gets pushed out into the crowd in a dress, like how humiliating to be dressed like a woman? Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no sense of humanity, of trying to become this other person.â&#x20AC;? But when done right, drag can be an empowering transformation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strange but you become more powerful, I may be this humble, quiet man, but I can have this intense change and this feminine energy can allow me to run the room. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s power in Martha [and Tracy Mills] and the more [both of them], the more I absorb some of that for myself too.â&#x20AC;? Â&#x201E;





Gold Label

Manayunk Brew Co. scores big with its Russian stout creation.


fter amassing a collection of 19 medals at Denverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Great American Beer Fest over the past dozen years, two more is no big deal, right? Just pose for photos, pocket the hardware and toss â&#x20AC;&#x2122;em into a drawer when you get back home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No way,â&#x20AC;? said local brewer and Philadelphia medal machine Bob Barrar. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love winning. I mean, who doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t?â&#x20AC;? I dunno... the 76ers, maybe? Whatever. These two medals are special because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the ďŹ rst Barrar, formerly of Iron Hill in Media, has won since he took his act to the new 2SP Brewery in Aston, Delaware County. National recognition is surely an important hurdle for any young brewery hoping to make a dent in the local market. It should be no surprise that one of the medals, a gold, went to The Russianâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; a strong, dark Russian imperial stout. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s based on Barrarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original Iron Hill stout recipe that garnered no fewer than 12 medals over the years from judges at the GABF and the World Beer Cup. Barrar calls the beer â&#x20AC;&#x153;a labor of loveâ&#x20AC;? because it takes so damn long to brew. He starts as early as 2:00 a.m. and doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ďŹ nish till late in the afternoon. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s made with a double mash because he canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ďŹ t all the necessary grain into a single kettle, or tun. The ďŹ rst batch is steeped for an hour so, with the liquid removed for boiling, then the process is repeated. While the second batch marinates, the ďŹ rst is boiled and reduced, to caramelize and produce the melanoi-

dinsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;fancy name for sugar polymersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; that give the stout so much character. Eventually the two batches are combined and further boiled. The beer ferments quickly, in just four to six days. But it takes an additional lengthy step of cold keg conditioning to bring its intensity into balance. The entire process can take up to six weeks, a lifetime compared to a speedy IPA that can go from mash to a cold pour into a draft glass in 18 days. Is it worth it? Well, if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a stout fan, yes. But I wonder: In the great IPA era, where bitter is better, can a luscious, sweet, superstrong stout still draw fans? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of my favorite styles,â&#x20AC;? Barrar said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I know what you meanâ&#x20AC;Ś I have friends who would drink it every day. And I have other friends who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want anything to do with it. I think some people are just afraid to try a dark beer. Especially down in this area, in Delaware County.â&#x20AC;? A Russian imperial stout is not an everyday beer. At 9 percent alcohol, The Russian is made for sipping. A threesome could split a 750ml bottle and walk away smiling. Barrarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next batch will hit stores and bars next month.

bronze, Bock category. Iron Hill extended its medal-winning streak to 20 years with this malty lager. Neshaminy Creek Churchville Lager, bronze, Vienna-Style Lager category. More evidence that this Bucks County brewery can stand with anyone, when it comes to lager. Neshaminy Creek Croydon is Burning, bronze, Smoked Beer category. An amber lager with that familiar, if not challenging, Bamberg smoked malt ďŹ&#x201A;avor. Yards Love Stout, silver, Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout category for Love Stout. A ďŹ rst-time medal for this and silky dark beer. TWITTER: @BEER_RADAR


MORE MEDALS With so many breweries (4,000-plus) now operating across America, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s getting harder and harder to win at GABF. This year marks one of the Philadelphia areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leanest years. 2SP Antonym, bronze, Belgian- and French-Style Ale category. A farmhouse ale aged in white wine barrels. Flying Fish Red Fish, silver, Extra Special Bitter category. The third straight medal for this hoppy red ale. Flying Fish HopFish IPA, bronze, Classic EnglishStyle Pale Ale category. A sadly underrated IPA that is one of my go-toâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of the moment. Iron Hill Bridge Street Bock (Phoenixville),

Monk From The 'Yunk Manayunk (Philadelphia) Tripel ALCOHOL: 9% SIXPACK SEZ: A Belgian-style tripel in a can? If I were a believer, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d call it a miracle. But this strong, surprisingly dry Monk is the product of good â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ol science, in the form of an aggressive Belgian yeast strain that produces a swirl of fruit aromas and a spicy finish.

Biting on a Budget Phillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fight for affordable fresh food. BY Sarah Grey


n 1942, as World War II food rationing ramped up and grocery shelves emptied, M.F.K. Fisher wrote a wry, practical little book called How to Cook a Wolf. The wolf she meant was the one at the doorâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and with tips for frugal dishes and a chapter titled, with grim determination, â&#x20AC;&#x153;How to Keep Alive,â&#x20AC;? Fisher helped wartime Americans unite in facing the realities of food insecurity together. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Use as many fresh things as you can, always, and then trust to luck,â&#x20AC;? she wrote. Walk the abundant halls of the Reading Terminal Market or browse the bounty of the Headhouse Square Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Market, and you might be forgiven for thinking that the wolf has long since abandoned Philadelphia. The ingenuity of chefs and mixologists and food-truck operators has brought us into the ranks of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best food cities, to hear the Washington Post, Travel + Leisure, Zagat and many others tell it; gourmets, vegans, and gluten-free paleo dieters all ďŹ nd plenty of options here. Yet, amid all this culinary innovation, a staggering one-fourth of Philadelphians struggle with hunger and food insecurity, according to the Hunger Coalition. The wolf is at the doors of too many rowhousesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but this wolf is a different species than the one that stalked the city during World War II. For one thing, war rationing was more or less universal; the sacriďŹ ce was by no means equal, but it was certainly shared. Today, though, income inequality has skyrocketedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; greater Philadelphia is now the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second most unequal


government food assistance programs to provide farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; market access and cooking classes. While there isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t much hard data, she says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;What we hear anecdotally is from grocers in underserved areas is that their produce sales are comparable to or above sales in suburban areas. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a myth that people wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t buy fruits and vegetables, but if you listen to the community about their needs and offer a range of foods thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s affordable and culturally appropriate, people absolutely do buy and cook those foods.â&#x20AC;? The Food Trust and several other groups have recently brought health care providers and educators into the process. St. Christopherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital for Children has doctors write prescriptions for fresh fruits and vegetables; patients and community members with SNAP beneďŹ ts can also sign up for the Farms to Families program, which provides low-cost weekly produce boxes year-round. In the Philadelphia Public Schools, nutrition educators visit classrooms to conduct fruit and vegetable tastings as part of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, a USDA federal program being piloted in several states. Elementaryaged kids try new foods, learn about nutrition, and receive recipes to take home.

Much progress was made between 2004 and 2010 under the auspices of the Fresh Food Financing Initiative, an innovative Pennsylvania state program that made grants to

What can you get for $40? We went shopping at a corner store in Port Richmond to see how far we could stretch a $40 food budget. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what we got: Stroehmannâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s King White Bread: $2.49 ½ lb Dietz & Watson bologna: $4.99 ½ lb Dietz & Watson American cheese: $4.99 1 bag egg noodles, $2.89 1 jar Ragu pasta sauce, $5.29 1 box Tuna Helper, Creamy Broccoli flavor, $2.19 2 cans Chicken of the Sea chunk light tuna, $2.98 1 jar Skippy extra-crunchy peanut butter, $3.59 1 jar Smuckerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grape jelly, $2.79 1 box Success white rice, $2.79 1 gallon whole milk, $2.79 2 potatoes, $2.50 Total: $40.28

retailers of all sizes. As well as helping to open new stores, including the Fresh Grocer on North Broad and the ShopRite on Parkside Avenue, the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Healthy Corner Store Initiative brought refrigerators and fresh produce to more than 600 corner stores around the city, so the staples of healthy meals are offered alongside the usual chips and cigarettes. Renewing FFFI would go a long way toward continuing to address what is still a serious problem, says Koprak. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to track the impact of such programs on adultsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; health outcomes, Koprak says, because disease rates change slowly. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health, on the other hand, can be tracked more quickly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One thing weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty major is a reduction in childhood obesity in Philadelphia by ďŹ ve percent,â&#x20AC;? she adds, citing a study by the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department of Public Health over ďŹ ve years of FFFI progress. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To assert and reassert our dignity in the face of poverty,â&#x20AC;? as Fisher put it, â&#x20AC;&#x153;is to nourish ourselves with all possible skill, delicacy, and everincreasing enjoyment.â&#x20AC;? Most people want to eat well, given the chanceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;so before you criticize your neighbors, ask how you can help expand access to fresh food everywhere in the city. TWITTER: @GREYEDITING


urban area, according to a 2015 study. Luxury and poverty exist side by side here. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more, wartime cooks could easily buy or grow produceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;what they lacked was â&#x20AC;&#x153;luxuryâ&#x20AC;? items like butter, sugar, and meat. Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s food system is industrial, on the other hand. Mass-produced foods, their taste bulked up with fat, salt, sugar, and artiďŹ cial ďŹ&#x201A;avorings, are now whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cheapâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and, in much of the city, far easier to buy than fresh, unprocessed foods. You can ďŹ nd bagged snacks, fast food, and microwaveable meals at every corner store, but for many residentsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;especially those who rely on public transitâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;grocery stores are hard to come by, let alone the butchers, bakers, and produce stands that were neighborhood staples in Fisherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day. Areas with low supermarket accessâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; sometimes called â&#x20AC;&#x153;food desertsâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;still dot the city map; statewide; more than two million Pennsylvanians lack access to fresh food. At Fat Momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Luncheonette, in a low-supermarket-access section of Port Richmond, a few green peppers, bananas, onions, tomatoes and peppers is offered alongside the deli meats. What doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sell is used to make prepared food in the kitchen, and prices are high enough (potatoes are $1.25 each!) and selection small enough to deter all but a few neighbors in need. Residents arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just dealing with out-of-reach stores and rising pricesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re also struggling to work multiple jobs or patch â&#x20AC;&#x153;gig economyâ&#x20AC;? work together, ďŹ nd reliable and affordable child care, and obtain housing with adequate kitchen facilities. All of that has a big impact on what and whether families cook. Yet, too often, the serious health problems that come with a lack of access to healthy food are framed in terms of individual decisions; lowincome people just need to â&#x20AC;&#x153;make responsible choices,â&#x20AC;? weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re told. This sort of paternalistic head-patting was, for example, a common argument in favor of the economically regressive soda tax, which targets soda rather than the sugary beverages preferred by middle-class consumers. Developers often operate on a similar logicâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;assuming, for instance, that grocery stores in low-income areas wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be proďŹ table because residents wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t buy fresh foods. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wrong, according to Julia Koprak, senior associate at the Food Trust, a nonproďŹ t organization that aims to improve food access in Philadelphia, including working to locate grocery stores and farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; markets in neighborhoods that need them and partnering with

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idea while he sat inside Cannoli Coffee owned by Crossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Ghost Tour partner, Maryanne Lalli after he read about a similar event running in an adjacent suburb. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I asked her if there was a ghost tour in Bristol and we both looked at each other and said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Gee, we should do something like that,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Cross recalled. Before they knew it, Cross said he was researching the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history and digging up all sorts of well-documented ghastly tales. In a town with as much history as Bristol, you obviously donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to make things up.

Cross wrote up a script while Lalli rounded up friends to act, and the ghosts of Bristolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s past were brought to life. The tour begins on the darkening streets of Bristol, through falling leaves and amidst the Victorian homes, most elaborately decked out for autumn. Assuming his character, Cross morphs into the undead Landreth for the crowd. If the channeling is any indication, Landreth was a wise-cracking curmudgeon with a penchant for whiskey and even more fondness for growing his bank account. He jokes with the crowd about â&#x20AC;&#x153;being vertical againâ&#x20AC;? after decades in his eternal slumber and grabs a â&#x20AC;&#x153;cockroachâ&#x20AC;? out of his aged coat to munch on. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not all chills and scares on this tour, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s many moments of humorous cracks and puns from this group of amateur actors who rarely take themselves too seriously. Guides with lanterns keep everyone on the right path while strolling through the neighborhood, and you never know when you might turn a corner and stumble on a ghoulish surprise. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mind those modern carriages,â&#x20AC;? they warn, just one of the times the actors joke about cars along with other modern technology they just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite fully understand. Cross stops the crowd at a stately but unassuming house on Radcliffe Street and reveals that just below this homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s portico lies a hideaway chamber for those that sought refuge while trying to escape slavery via the Underground Railroad. Where the tour takes an educational turn is when Cross explained the plight of runaway slaves who had to remain hidden during daylight and

travel on a night like this to their next safe spot... in this case it was all the way in New York. At the cemetery of the Church of St. James the Great, one of the oldest cemeteries in the region, Cross stopped to pay tribute to the now deceased. He reminded visitors that many buried there met an untimely death and that as mortality rates were high, people back then had a different appreciation for living. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Here is a memorial to hard lives and well-lived lives,â&#x20AC;? Cross said, before the snarky Landreth character comes out to add, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lives that you people would probably ďŹ nd intolerable today.â&#x20AC;? Each year the tour has grown, becoming more elaborate with additional effects and stunts. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no gore or fake blood on this Halloween-themed outing, and no one will grab you. Cross says itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s less Chainsaw Massacre and more old-time radio theater. So do expect winding tales of unrequited love, murder, suicide, spectral visionsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and a special appearance by the Jersey Devil. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more theater of the mind. You get to imagine things and not see everything,â&#x20AC;? said Cross. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We try to encourage that with some strange effects in the cemetery, with simple jump scares, the occasional shriek. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enough to make you a little nervous.â&#x20AC;? Â&#x201E; The Bristol Borough Ghost Walk runs through Oct. 27 at the Wharf at Mill and Radcliffe streets, beginning at 7:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit


cloaked man with ghostly white skin and signs of decay stands, hunched over with a cane, on the corner of Mill and Radcliffe streets in the heart of Bristol. Dusk has turned to complete night as he stands recounting the tale, for all who will listen, of a young girl who mysteriously appeared to a visitor over one hundred years ago at this exact spot. The girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;ďŹ ery eyesâ&#x20AC;? and long red hair struck the manâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;not to mention that, in those times, young girls didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just roam the streets alone at night. As quickly as she appeared and locked eyes with the stranger, she disappeared into the night. Some say they still see her to this day. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just one of the scenes visitors on the Historic Bristol Ghost Walk will get to experience as the tour, which began last Wednesday, haunts the streets of the town every week through Halloween through Oct. 27. Tours begin at the Lions Park Gazebo just behind the King George II Inn. Here, the cast gathers and sets the stage for what visitors will get to experience. Running approximately two hours, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deďŹ nitely a good idea to wear comfortable shoes for this outing, which extends about 12 city blocks. Although a full cast of actors participate in the production of the tour, Allen Cross, founder of the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society plays the zombie version of David Landreth as the tour guide leading the tales. Now in its sixth year, Cross said that the participation (some of which is community service hours) of Bristol High School students has helped greatly. When not channeling the spirits of the undead, Cross, 60, works as a business development manager for an energy analytics ďŹ rm in the area. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also been the driving force of the tours since its inception. He ďŹ rst got the


Spirit Halloween The five FAQ... never asked.


pirit Halloween, the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest Halloween retailer once again has popped up all over town, taking over vacant storefronts and ďŹ lling them with aisles of hermetically sealed French Maid and Freddy Krueger costumes and everything in betweenâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and yes, even creepy clown costumes. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a few things that have always puzzled us about this once a year tradition so we caught up with Trisha Lombardo, a spokesperson for the national chain to solve some of those not very pressing mysteries behind October madness.

Where to get your scare on this season. Run4UrLife The Halloween-themed 3k does things a little backwardâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;it starts with food and drinks and leaves the running for later. Come in costume for an afternoon of fun, games, food, and drinks. When the sun sets, lace up your running shoes for a spooky 3k walk/run through the cemetery, where ghosts and terrifying creatures await. Proceeds from the run go to MANNA, an organization dedicated to providing health and wellness education. | Sat., Oct. 22, 4pm. $35. West Laurel Hill Cemetery, 215 Belmont Ave.



Where does everything go once Halloween is over? Although thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a mini-sale that happens the day after Halloween at Spirit Stores, by November 2nd theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re packing faster than Trump after a debate. Everything gets stored in their Egg Harbor, N.J. warehouse â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;til next year. And by next year, we mean midAugust as thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when a lot of the Spirit stores start to open. Usually though, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll ďŹ nd most opening around Labor Day.


Witch Craft Beer Crawl popular TVs shows. This year Harley Quinn and the Joker are huge because of Suicide Squad.â&#x20AC;? She said to also expect a lot of Deadpools at your next costume party. Apparently â&#x20AC;&#x153;Throwbacksâ&#x20AC;? are all the rage with Millennials, so anything that reeks of â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s or â&#x20AC;&#x2122;90s Saturday morning cartoon-age should be a hit. And of course, we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t overlook the presidential candidate costumes. Lombardo reports the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crybaby Trumpâ&#x20AC;? mask is outselling the Clinton version, while Hillary is leading the polls, er rolls. The Hillary toilet paper tops Donaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in sales this season.

How do they find all those abandoned storefronts to take over for a month? Lombardo wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give away any scouting secrets, but she did say they have a full-time year-round real estate team sniffing around for the next retailer to bite the dust. It sounds like a fucking awesome job though, doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it? Visiting strip mall after strip mall...on second thought.


Who decides on this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest costumes? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a merchandising team,â&#x20AC;? explained Lombardo, â&#x20AC;&#x153;keeping their ears to the ground and taking in all the trending topics, the latest movies and most

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What do they do for the rest of the year? Apparently it takes a yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth of labor for the company to get you decked out for a drunken night of costumed partying. The company has over 1200 locations nationally to stock and Lombardo added that October is always their craziest month despite all the pre-planning.

Is there a costume thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s even took risque for Spirit? Probably not. According to Lombardo if a costume doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem ready for market, the merch team will try to rework it for next year. As for her, Lombardo said sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dressing as Waldoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other half, Wenda, this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The shorts and leg warmers are super cute and I just couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t resist.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;JACQUELINE RUPP

Fly around East Passyunk Avenue during the Witch CRAFT Beer Crawl and enjoy seasonal craft beers at 13 bars and restaurants. Tickets are $6.66 and include $3 Victory Brewing Company and Troegs Brewing Company craft beers, a witch hat and a Witch CRAFT stamp card. | Wed., Oct. 26. 5:30-9:30 p.m. $6.66. Various locations.

Peter Sterling Halloween Ball Now in its sixth year, this costume ball, includes appetizers, spooky cocktails, a massive dance ďŹ&#x201A;oor and plenty of music. BEV returns this year to host the â&#x20AC;&#x153;DEAD CARPETâ&#x20AC;? and prizes will be awarded from Best Costume, Most Outrageous, Best Group and more. | Fri., Oct. 28, 9pm. $35-$40. Barra Rossa, 929 Walnut St.

Philadelphia Costume Dash If you would much rather run through the streets of Philadelphia in your costume over a cemetery, the Costume Dash is the event for you. Get a chance to show off your scary (or stylish) costume while you run through the Schuylkill banks. After the run, join in on a late night bar crawl and after-party, and go home with your own medal for working out and running for a good cause. The costume dash supports the American Cancer Society, an organization dedicated to ďŹ ghting cancer worldwide. | Sat., Oct. 29, 8:30 a.m. $35. Schuylkill Banks Pavilion, Smith Walk.

Monarch Tented Halloween Pool Party If you want your last taste of warm, summer-like fun at a pool, Monarch Pool Party will give you your ďŹ nal dose. Enjoy great food and open bar while you swim in a heated pool. Wear a costume everyone loves and get a chance to win a $500 grand prize. | Sat., Oct. 29, 9pm. $30. Monarch, 1031 Germantown Ave.


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For those of reďŹ ned tastes, Yelloween awaits high above the Parkway at Assembly rooftop bar. Wear your best costume as you enjoy the drink specials from Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label and Belvedere vodka. If your costume is creative enough, you may even win a prize at the end of the night. | Sat., Oct. 29, 9pm $30. Assembly, 1840 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Now in its 48th year, the ball once again challenges our costume creativity. Contest categories are serious business here and include awards for Most Horrifying, Most Original Couple, Most Sensual Fantasy, Best Celebrity Look-a-like, Most Believable Female Impersonator, and Best Comic-book Character. | $25 for those in costume, $60 for voyeurs. Sheraton, 201 N. 17th St. 215.732.7711

Twisted Fairytale Halloween at Yakitori Boy

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Once upon a time, in a land far away, humans and fairies sung songs of fear and horror. At this fairytale-themed Halloween bash, patrons can pick their poison from a variety of sinister cocktails and sing their souls out with karaoke in the Japas Lounge. All monsters, creatures and humans are invited. | Sat., Oct. 29. Yakitori Boy, 211 N 11th St.

Ghost Tour of the USS Olympia Does the last steel warship ďŹ&#x201A;oating this earth hold on to spirits from its bloody past? You decide as you tour the cruiser Olympia and take in all the accounts of murder, suicide and death that sailed with the ship. | Though Oct. 29. Pennâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Landing, 211 S. Columbus Blvd.

Fright Factory Take your screams and fears to the next level by braving the Fright Factory, one of Philadelphiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scariest haunted houses. Put your sanity on the line as you walk through a house that has been completely renovated from the top-down with the sole purpose of making you scream for terror. | Through Oct. 30. 7pm. $13-$28. 2200 S. Swanson St.

If a haunted house doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t raise your goosebumps and make your skin crawl, then perhaps a mental asylum populated by a small army of insane characters will. The Pennhurst Asylum offers a legion of frights, scares, and unnerving scenes that will surely make your skin crawl. For the daring, head next door to the labyrinthine dungeon, packed full of CGI effects and illusions that will make you question your sanity. | Through Oct. 30. $16-$47. Church and Bridge Street, Spring City.

Bates Motel & Hayride The 60-minute hayride will take series of creepy twists and turns around abandoned churches, broken down factories, rotted hay stacks and mysterious woods to unveil a slew of horrors that will keep you up for days. | Through Oct. 31. $20-$40. 1835 Middletown Rd. Glen Mills.

Terror Behind the Walls The grand dame of the local terror scene, Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary still stands as the go-to spot in the city to be scared witless. | Through Nov. 5. $19$45. Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Ave. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;JOHN DAVIS



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or 10 days, Broad Street becomes Hollywood Boulevard East with the kickoff of the 25th annual Philadelphia Film Festival. The Philadelphia Film Society is setting the tone early with the festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Opening Night Celebration. Starting at AKA Washington Square at 5:30 p.m., celebrated Philadelphia ďŹ lmmaker M. Night Shyamalan, writer and director of ďŹ lms such as The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable, will be honored with the festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ rst ever Lumiere Award. After the reception and presentation, attendees will be transported to the Prince Theater for a screening of the opening nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ lm, La La Land (pictured). Starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone and directed by Damien Chazelle, this modern tale is the rare moviemusical about of chasing dreams and falling in love in Los Angeles. With its nostalgic cinematography and tunes, it may bring viewers back to the Golden Age of

Hollywood. The vibe continues following the screening as attendees will be able to stay for drinks, light fare, and some jazz. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fret if you are unable to make the opening night ceremony, as the festival is jampacked with great screenings throughout the 10-day stretch. Every night after opening night features screenings of more than 10 ďŹ lms from 12 different categories: Centerpieces, From the Vaults, Spotlights, Masters Of Cinema, World Narratives, New French Films, Feast, American Independents, Greater Filmadelphia, Documentary Showcase, Sight and Soundtrack, and the Graveyard Shift, plus multiple screenings of their Animated Shorts and Live Action Shorts Program. There will be more than 100 ďŹ lms screened at the Prince Theatre, Ritz Five, Ritz East, and the Drexel URBN Annex. Cinephiles should be sure to check out Jackie starring Natalie Portman as former ďŹ rst lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Directed by renowned Chilean director Pablo Larrain (who also has another ďŹ lm in the festival, Neruda), Jackie is a harrowing biopic that follows the events leading up to and after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy through her

eyes. Jackie is showing Friday, Oct. 21 at 7:15 pm at the Prince Theater. Another ďŹ lm getting a lot of buzz is Christine, a thrilling look at the ďŹ nal days of Christine Chubbuck, the Florida news anchor who took her own life live on air. A powerful performance from Rebecca Hall as Christine and strong direction from Antonio Campos are sure to leave audiences satisďŹ ed. Awards coincide with the closing night celebration, on Oct. 28, featuring presentations of the Archie Award for the First Feature Competition and the Pinkenson Award for the Local feature Competition. Following the ceremony, there will be a screening of director Denis Villeneuveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new sci-ďŹ drama Arrival starring Amy Adams. Closing night parties will be held at the Ritz-Carlton in Philadelphia. Throughout the festival there will also be the Festival Lounge, a space for all festival ticket holders to stop in after ďŹ lms for some food and drink and discuss the screenings taken in that day. For more information on ticket prices, packages, and festival badges, visit ďŹ â&#x20AC;&#x201D;GEORGE WOOLSTON


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Dine under the stars and support the Fairmount Park Conservancy at GLOW in the Park, a fundraiser helping to preserve the Fairmount Park System while assisting in the growth of Philadelphiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economic development. Ticket price includes a membership to the Conservancy. | 6pm. $45-$100. Strawberry Mansion

Legendary concert and tour promoter Larry Magid shares his insight into the music biz. Join him as he recalls his six decades in the music industry started on the street corners of West Philly, and how it all eventually led became a Broadway producer. | 6-8pm $18. Museum of American Jewish History, Fifth and Market Sts.

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a fresh perspective, new like-minded friends and the exact tools you need to take your life to the next level. | Oct. 20-21, Le Meridian Hotel, 1421 Arch Street.


Guards at the Taj Directed by Deborah Block, the play takes place in 1648 India as the ďŹ nal touches on the Taj Mahal are made. When two Imperial guards are ordered to perform an unthinkable task, they are forced to question the concepts


of friendship, beauty, and duty. | Through Nov. 13. Studio X, 1340 S. 13th St.

offer. Help support Schuylkill River Park at the all-day event which will feature food, live music, rafďŹ&#x201A;es and more. | 11am. $5. Schuylkill River Park, 25th and Spruce Sts.


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The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts honors photographer Thomas Eakins with an exhibit featuring more than 60 photographs, sculptures and paintings that touch on issues of gender, sexuality and representation. During his lifetime, Eakins taught and exhibited at PAFA, and is linked with its history and artistic practices. | Now through Jan. 29. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118-128 N. Broad St.

In this one-man comedy show, Captain Jawn keeps Philly streets free of supervillians. Join the Capâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;n as he cracks another case and keeps the streets clean. Performed by Ross Reagan. | 5:30pm. $5. Good Good Comedy Theatre. 215 N. 11th Street.


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With our throwaway culture, wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it be nice to learn a new skill and save some money? Greensgrow Farms partners with the Philly Fixers Guild for a repair fair to bring your broken bits back to life. This workshop will not only help you repair whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s broken, but work with you to show you the repairing process. | 10am. Free. Greensgrow Farms, 2501 E. Cumberland St.



Harry Potter Weekend Attend lectures, visit Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade, eat Harry Potter inspired food and meet the characters from the Harry Potter books at Chestnut Hillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Harry Potter Weekend. | Oct. 21-22. Chestnut Hill College, 9601 Germantown Ave.


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Raise money to help defeat leukemia and lymphoma. Join with the community and be inspired on this walk where participants carry illuminated lanterns. | 4:30pm. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.

Get your ďŹ ll of local ghoulishness at this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gravediggerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ball. The fundraiser, which features dinner, drinks, live music and an auction, helps support Philadelphiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nationally-recognized historic landmark Laurel Hill Cemetery. | 7pm. Crystal Tea Room, 100 E. Penn Square.


The Rocky Horror Picture Show Film Screening Party Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to do the timewarp again. Get ready for a night of freaks, geeks, and shouting famous lines at the screen with a bunch of other fans for a special screening of the cult hit that turned 40 this year. After the movie, Barry Bostwick (Brad Majors) will be telling some behind-the-scenes stories, and what it was like working on set. | 7:30pm. $39.50-$125. Keswick Theatre. 291 N. Keswick Ave, Glenside. 

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Action Wellness Celebrate 30 years of service to the community as Action Wellness (formerly ActionAIDS) host this event that features a cocktail reception, silent auction, and dinner by Starr Catering Group. Singer and pianist Ann Hampton Callaway will put on a special live performance and 6ABCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Meteorologist Adam Joseph serves as host. | 6pm. $187-$250. PAFA, 128 N. Broad Street.

hooks and addictive bass lines that got the artists immediately on top of the charts, Bob Moses does more than make music: they tell stories. The heart-wrenching lyrics are accompanied by layers of sounds, ďŹ lled with guitars, pianos, drums and all that stuff that makes you want to forget about your problems and just dance. | 8:30pm. $15-$25. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden.



Die Antwoord: Mount Ninja and Da Nice Time Kid The band that no one understands, Die Antwoord is coming to Philly and bringing Mount Ninja and Da Nice Time Kid, two more bands from South Africa that are sure to confuse and amaze, as well. | 7:30pm. $39.50$45. Electric Factory. 421 N. 7th Street.



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Mutt Strut Spend a dog day afternoon at the 10th annual PAWS Mutt Strut. Bring your dog, your friendsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; dog, or rent a PAWS dog for the day (or maybe for life) as the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society and a whole lot of pups take over the Navy Yard. The goal of the event is to raise funds and awareness for PAWSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; efforts to save homeless, abandoned, and unwanted animals in Philadelphia. The all-day event also features paw print painting, a pet photo booth, costume contest, grooming services, and a variety of food trucks, including Mucho Bueno, Tot Cart, Jerryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kitchen, and more. | $25. 11am. The Navy Yard. 4500 S. Broad Street.



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Philadelphia Ultimate Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Expo This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event, features keynote speakers Susan Lucci, Nene Leakes, and Ramona Singe, offers shopping, seminars, do-it-herself workshops, food, drinks and a massage pavilion. The event brings new and innovative products, services and ideas to women across the country. | Oct. 22-23. Expo Center. 100 Station Ave., Oaks.


Philadelphia Open Studio Tours Every October, guided tours span 20 unique neighborhoods in order to highlight the creative workspaces of countless artists. During this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event, tour studios east of Broad Street, including Asian Arts Initiative, The Art Dept., Crane Arts and 3rd Street Gallery. | Oct. 22-23.

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Henry Rollins The once punk rock singer rolls in town for another performance of his one-man spoken word show. | 8pm. Trocadero, 1003 Arch St.


Movie Night in the Piazza Catch an outdoor screening of The Conjuring. Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Bring your own chair/blanket. | 7pm. Free. Piazza at Schmidtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Commons, 1001 N. 2nd St.


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MossRehab hosts an exposition and sale for artists with disabilities. The event is open to artists with physical, cognitive, visual and hearing disabilities and includes works on paper, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry, photography and crafts. Proceeds will help support the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, which provides

treatment for those disabled by neurological diseases and injuries. | Now through Nov. 4. MossRehab, 60 Township Line Rd.


Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950 Politics and art become one in this collection featuring pieces by some of Mexicoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest artists, including Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Jose Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros. The exhibit features paintings, photographs, prints, books and digital displays of iconic murals, and is the most comprehensive exhibition of Mexican modernism to be shown in the U.S. in more than 70 years. | Now through Jan. 8. Philadelphia Museum of Art. 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.

as a court funny-man includes obtaining young women for the Duke to seduce for which he is cursed by one of the Dukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conquests. The curse terriďŹ es Rigoletto who later sees it come to fruition as the Duke sets his sights on the jesterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own daughter. | 5:30pm. Free. Academy of Vocal Arts, 1920 Spruce St.


When the Rain Stops Falling Under the direction of Blanka Zizka, the play follows the lives of four generations of a family from 1959 to 2039. Overlapping connections, theatrical mediation, and lyrical plot lines connect its characters across geography and time. As this family and their world evolve over time, one question remains: in the face of climate change, can we break our habits and change the way we live? Through Nov. 6. Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.


Free Opera: Rigoletto Giuseppe Verdiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 16th opera tells the tragic story of a humpbacked jester to the Duke of Mantua. His primary role

Uncorked Wine Tasting Join Vinedrea Wines, a famed importer of wines from Spain and Chile, for an evening of inspired tastings paired with Di Bruno Brothers cheese plat-

ters. Guests will enjoy wine-inspired crafts and games while sampling a selection of Vinedreaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most popular selections. | 5-7pm. The Market & Shops at Comcast Center, 1701 JFK Boulevard.


Anthony Bourdain: The Hunger Catch a live show from the brutally honest chef about diverse culture, street cuisine and his travels to lesser-known locations around the world. Stay after for an open Q&A after the monologue. | 7:30pm Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.


Delirium In this staged reimagining of Dostoyevskyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Brothers Karamazov, three brothers are locked in an eternal family struggle with their abusive patriarch, which culminates in an epic theological battle. | 7pm. Through Nov. 13. Society of Free Letters. 531 N. Seventh St.


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Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sorry about what happened to your daughter at the grocery store, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m glad you were there with her when it happened. Author Kelly Oxford, in response to Donald Trumpâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s horriďŹ c comments about sexually assaulting women, called on women to tweet about their ďŹ rst assaults under the hashtag #notokay. Oxfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s post went viral and reading through the seemingly endless thread, I was struck by how many wom-


aiting to pay for my groceries at the market this evening, this guy, stinking of booze, says to my nine-year-old daughter, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sweetheart, can you put the divider thing there for me?â&#x20AC;? He then thumps two huge bottles of vodka down on the belt. I move closer to my daughter; he then reaches his hand over me and wraps his hand around her arm, saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now, you be nice to your Mommy, sweetie.â&#x20AC;? I pluck his hand off. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do not touch my child,â&#x20AC;? I say. My other hand is pressed against my daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ribs, and I can feel her heart POUNDING. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have a beautiful daughter,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hated that man,â&#x20AC;? my daughter says once we get in the car. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He smelled bad, I wanted to hit him, if anyone ever does that to me again Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to scream.â&#x20AC;? Here we efďŹ ng go: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes you have to be hypervigilant,â&#x20AC;? I tell my daughter, â&#x20AC;&#x153;because some gross men out there feel they are entitled to touch us.â&#x20AC;? And then I share my story: â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I was a little girlâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even remember the ďŹ rst time it happened to me. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember the last time some pervert rubbed up against me. But thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what you have to deal with when you are a girl. We have to learn to brush this shit off, to make sure that this endless assault course of predators doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take one bit of your pride, your conďŹ dence, or your sense of peace as you walk through this world. We should call this the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trump Talk.â&#x20AC;? The depressing conversation that every parent needs to have with their little girl about revolting, predatory, entitled men. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Mother And Daughter Discuss Enraging Realities

en were alone the ďŹ rst time they were assaulted. Oxford herself was alone the ďŹ rst time it happened to her: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Old man on a city bus grabs my â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;pussyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and smiles at me. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m 12.â&#x20AC;? So thank God you were there with your daughter, there to pull that assholeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hand off of her, there to protect her from worse, and there to help her process the experience. And in that car ride home you inoculated your daughter with your message (you are a human being and you have a right to move through this world unmolested) before gross predators could infect her with theirs (you are only an object and we have a right to touch you). Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve received roughly 10 million emails begging me to do for Donald Trump what I did for Rick Santorum: My readers and I redeďŹ ned santorum (â&#x20AC;&#x153;the frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sexâ&#x20AC;?) and some wanted us to do the same for Trump. People even sent in suggestions: trump is the streak of shit a large turd sometimes leaves on the bottom of the toilet bowl; trump is the snot that sometimes runs out of your nose when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re giving a blowjob; a trump is a guy so hopelessly inept in bed that no woman (or man) wants him, no matter how rich he is. The suggested new meanings all struck me as trivial and snarkyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s anything trivial about the racism, sexism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and violence that Trump has mainstreamed and normalized, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not inclined to snark about it. And, besides, â&#x20AC;&#x153;trumpâ&#x20AC;? already has a slang meaning: It means â&#x20AC;&#x153;to fart audiblyâ&#x20AC;? in Great Britainâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and that deďŹ nition is already in the Oxford English Dictionary. And it frankly didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem possible to make Donald Trumpâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name any more revolting than he already has. But then your e-mail arrived, MADDER, and I set aside the column I was already working on to rush your idea into print. Because your suggestionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; that parents call the conversation they need to have with their daughters about predatory and entitled men the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trump Talkâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;is just as ďŹ tting and apt as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;frothy mixtureâ&#x20AC;? deďŹ nition of santorum. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not trivial and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not snarky. It has gravitas, and hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hoping â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trump Talkâ&#x20AC;? isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just widely adopted, but universally practiced. Because no little girl who gets groped on a bus or in a grocery store or on a subway or in a classroom should ever have to wonder if she did something wrong. Â&#x201E;











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Philly Weekly 10-19-2016