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Deconstruction junction

What is the best music to listen to while smashing out masonry walls with a sledgehammer? For us, last weekend, this question led to a series of jokes (Hole, Smashing Pumpkins, Pavement, etc.) and eventually, grabbing a few CDs and heading down to the first floor to begin demolition.

Philadelphia’s Italian Market (or, My plot to generate as many visits to this site as Jeremy did with his Liz Phair post)

One of my favorite weekend rituals is a Saturday morning trip to Philadelphia’s Italian Market. This outdoor market is the oldest of its kind in the country, having been started out of necessity by the large Italian immigrant population that settled here in the late 1800s. The market runs along 9th Street in South Philly, […]

Home on the range

One of the things that made Philadelphia attractive to Farrell and me as a place to live was the affordability of housing. Despite the fact that Philly is a very livable city, being nicely situated along the northeast corridor with a great music scene, decent art, and lots of interesting people, we realized during a […]