"We cannot be consumed by the actions of Philadelphia magazine, because in a city that is 44.3 percent black, 12.6 percent Hispanic, and 6.6 percent Asian, Philadelphia magazine does not represent a majority of Philadelphians. Editor Tom McGrath will not be fired, because he is carrying out a longstanding policy. The magazine will not hire black staffers, because the combination of high-end advertisers and suburban readers has worked for them economically. Nothing at Philadelphia magazine is going to change. But my concern, quite frankly, both as a journalist and as a Philadelphian, is not what an out-of-touch magazine will do. My concern is what we, as a city, will do."
— Responding to “Being White in Philly” | AxisPhilly (via tayyib)
I may be slightly obsessed with podcasts. Specifically This American Life.
On May 10th, the radio show will be broadcasting live with a slight twist. They’ll be hosting the show on a stage and streaming it to theatres across the county. So instead of just hearing voices, this episode will feature dance, live music, and a short film as well.
Tickets are less than $20 per person and you can catch the 8:00pm show at several locations around Philly.
Check here for more information.
Here’s some press coverage about the LevelUp Lunch takeover at Reading Terminal Market…
6 ABC - check this one out for video coverage and a quick overview of how it all works