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Social media and the scariest presidential debate ever

You guys, I'm scared.

The most-maligned news organization of our time just held the most remarkable televised presidential debate of my lifetime.

Last Updated (Friday, 07 August 2015 18:05)

 

Andy Frishkoff: Improving Philadelphia starts with ditching parochialism and imagining a better city

For our last installment in our Agenda2015 Streetviews Q&A series, we sat down with Andy Fishkoff from Philadelphia LISC, a nonprofit that provides assistance to community development corporations citywide. We talked about the need to get neighborhood newcomers and old-timers in dialogue about change, why a healthy city requires a holistic approach to community and economic development, and how Philly has a hard time imagining itself as a better city.

Last Updated (Monday, 18 May 2015 15:32)

 

For musicians, belief in art and the gift of song is the coin of the realm

Gergana Haralampieva, a third-year violin student at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, told a personal story at a special musical First Person Arts storytelling event. Her tale takes place on a very cold day in the Czech Republic, where, as a 10-year-old, she received a gift from a stranger she would keep her whole life.

Last Updated (Wednesday, 06 May 2015 15:27)

 

Social justice movements are 'engaged in a science fiction activity'

The Black Tribbles speak with writer Adrienne Maree Brown about recognizing the science fiction aspect of the many social justice movements of the last few years.

Last Updated (Thursday, 30 April 2015 14:28)

 

Casting the Octavia Butler movie of our speculative, afrofuturist, sci-fi dreams

The Black Tribbles set aside April 2015 to honor the life and legacy of noted science fiction author Octavia Butler. Beginning in 1976 with "Patternmaster," the first of the "Patternist" series, and concluding in 2005 with the stand-alone vampire study "Fledgling," Ms. Butler blazed a trail through the genre rarely seen by any author, male or female. She won several Hugo and Nebula awards while using the lens of speculative fiction to magnify issues of race, gender and social concerns. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz says that Octavia Butler, in his eyes, wrote "nine perfect novels," including literary classics "Parable of the Sower" and "Kindred."

Last Updated (Tuesday, 28 April 2015 12:41)

 
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