2005/08/16

Who knew Philly is so hip?

From The New York Times:
Philadelphia Story: The Next Borough

I've always heard bad things about Philadelphia, but this article makes it sound like some cool stuff is going on too. But, since it's in The Times, some of the "cool" stuff the journalist digs up is actually nothing but rank yuppification. Anyone know anything about Philadelphia? Sounds like the music scene isn't bad. What about activism?

6 comments:

Chris said...

keep in mind that eraserhead is based on david lynch's time living in philadelphia. so it's probably a phantasmagoric parade of oedipal horror.

meshugah said...

why the f. do i need a blog on this site to post now?

ariel said...

i hear you, meshugah. the hoops i had to jump through just to defend philly...

anyway, yay! philly! as a native philadelphian, let me say that philly is, in fact, super-awesome. well, except for the rampant mayoral corruption, hideously dysfunctional race relations, and (apparently) this new scourge of williamsburg scene-sters. oh, and we're the fattest city in the us! and the music scene is god-awful (the article mentions khyber, the nucleus of all bad music in the universe).

but we have amazing dance and visual arts scenes! and really good soft pretzels! go phillies!

Jake said...

okay! i changed it so you don't have to register to comment. but let me just say, anonymous commenting is annoying. it was because of this small minority of people who abused their ability to comment anonymously that everyone else had to suffer. and kristina, i think you know who i'm talking about here.

also, ariel, i will have you know that blogs are not superlame.

naureen said...
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naureen said...

in barely related weirdness, I was in urban outfitters a few days ago and saw that one of their new lines of clothing is called "Urban Renewal." 60 dollar track jackets, 30 dollar t-shirts. Urban renewal.

What are the illinois-er opinions of Sufjan Stevens' new album Illinois?