Green Philly: Mural Arts makes Water Department Projects Visible, Above Ground

The Philadelphia Water Department and Mural Arts Program are teaming up to debunk the idea that art and engineering, like water and oil, do not mix.

The two organizations have partnered for about six years to call attention to the City’s clean water technology. Mural Arts commissions local artists to create public, water-themed pieces to educate Philly residents about PWD’s tools, which divert stormwater and prevent it from becoming runoff. PWD said that the two organizations have collaborated on a total of 10 to 20 projects.

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Philly Jesus: Philadelphia’s Born-again Prophet

The street preacher in the minds of many Americans, especially in the diverse northeastern metropolis, is often regarded as a wild-eyed evangelical with either a sign or megaphone, decrying those who defy the Lord who will supposedly receive eternal damnation. On Temple’s campus, visits by such preachers are a regular occurrence. Other merchants of spirituality and wisdom take on less ostentatious forms, distributing books or pamphlets or even simply engaging passersby in conversation.

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Short Story: A First-person Confessional

Disclaimer: this story is purely fictional.

I like people. I enjoy their differences, their similarities and their stupid habits that make them them. When I wander the streets in search of that perfect oasis of liquor and darkness, I can’t help but be drawn to people. It’s a demented beauty really. Perceived only in the mind’s eye, this appreciation of the molded figures that are just so malleable. I really like people.

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