Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 5:02pm
“Zipperhead” Store, South Street

I’m haunted by giant black ants.

I was a little girl, gleaming out the window of the car, and my parents were driving down South Street in Philly. I was desensitized to the crowds, the zappy signs and the smell of fried food. My eyes were locked on three-dimensional, larger-than-life black ants crawling over the face of an old punk store “Zipperhead.” 

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:39pm
Ashley's

Squeezed between a liquor store and a record shop, and shoved underneath a yoga studio, is Ashley’s: A hole-in-the-wall bar on State Street and a staple to the University’s campus. Ashley’s cozy cabin vibes –– an array of empty bottles atop the wooden rafters and engravings of names and doodles carved into the tables –– creates the perfect atmosphere to grab a beer, a bourbon or buffalo wings with friends. Just a few steps from the diag, Ashley’s is the tiny gem that should be celebrated for its welcoming energy and diverse selection.

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 5:49pm
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It’s an active, mindful and incredibly difficult challenge to continuously tame your subconscious, but it’s surely not impossible.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 6:53pm
Lauren Shevchek

She’s not just great because she’s a quadriplegic operatic singer, and she’s not just great because she’s triumphantly overcome tribulation. She’s great because she’s Lauren, period.

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 5:24pm
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According to Harvard Medical School, coffee can be used to reduce the risk of certain diseases like diabetes or Parkinson’s, yet coffee can cause harm to your body through stomach ulcers and cardiovascular issues.

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 10:29am
Ben Balmer

Regardless, it’s nights like this one where I was thankful to have a sweet guest with me –– one who saw the importance of two people being entertained for the sake of art, for the sake of a human connection.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 3:26pm
Yoni Ki Baat

And while each woman carried her own sense of poise, confidence and individuality, I couldn’t help but notice a threading theme that connected these different voices: Being the best version of yourself.

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 7:35pm
Spice Girls

There is a piece of everyone’s childhood that is monumental, something that shapes the way one thinks or acts. Immediately, I think of music –– even more so, I think of women in music. I think of “Jumpin’, Jumpin’” and “... Baby One More Time.” I remember asking Santa for the Spice Girls: Greatest Hits album and dancing in the mirror to the classic “Wannabe.” I think of my sister (a baby of ’94) and our never ending love for female artists, especially those who shaped our music tastes and set an example of being a leader in the art world.

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 4:42pm
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We take more time to ponder the world and our place in it; with that, our conscious effort to take care of our health becomes another priority lowered down on the list. And to be frank, I just don’t get why.

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 3:53pm

It’s difficult but rewarding, meticulous and enduring … let’s face it: It’s not easy going back to the bar.