Do you believe that movies shot here go unnoticed? Why isn’t filming in our city a bigger deal? Why don’t we know what’s going on in the ‘local’ film world?
Philly may seem slightly overlooked, but this city offers ideal and historical locations for movies and television. This city has earned its respect in the movie industry and continues to be the hotbed for movie locations.
For months, I’d been at a loss as to why I could no longer find the joy in twerk-crazed, sweaty, overcrowded clubs like everyone else in their early 20s. But then anti-social songstress Alessia Cara’s “Here” graced my Pandora station. As Cara soulfully relayed the tiresomeness of lame get-togethers, every inexplicably underwhelming party experience I’ve had was finally able to gain closure.
No century’s visionaries could have foretold
The pity and rainbows and men’s cries and gold
For the cries we emit are only our own
And just as they silenced the man praising God
Discovering my name in clarity,
And suddenly before me cavities of truth open and reveal themselves
Slowly and yet with a thousand different forces;
And as the first light ignites and illuminates the glory of the world which surrounds me,
Not being one for state pride, there aren’t many things that I miss about my home state of New Jersey. The traffic, the ‘tude, the smell, all stuff I can do without. However, since coming to Philadelphia, I’ve struggled to find a substitute for Jersey pizza. In my experiences, New Jersey pizza is exceptionally good, while Philadelphia pizza is…not. And this is quite the dilemma for me, because I love pizza the way Bernie loves socialism. So I was forced to suffer, only being able to enjoy good pizza during my brief visits home. That was, until I heard about Pizzeria Beddia.
We know Philly’s not boring, especially when it comes to the arts. Philadelphia’s art scene prides itself on a diverse mix of styles and media, creating a vibrant atmosphere of local and underground creative people. However, other than on First Fridays, how often is it that all of these diverse media outlets and artists come together to share their creative ideas amongst each other and an audience? Crystal Dreams, a new art collective, is starting with performance art and keeping Philly weird.
Imagine making plans to visit a hip, art exhibition space for a free pool party and a performance by an experimental rock band called Poison. Now imagine arriving to this contemporary venue and seeing your professor decked out in an eccentric costume, dominating the stage with a mic in hand.
So, you know that movie with Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson where she works at a magazine and has to write an article about how to lose a guy in 10 days? I’m doing the exact opposite for Valentine’s Day. Now, I never thought I’d say this… but I’m on Tinder as of ten days ago.