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Alumna wins Canon Imagin8ion contest

Brooke Shaden, 2008 alumna, snapped the winning photograph to represent “Time,” one of eight themes in a film as part of Canon’s contest.
Two girls run through a high-grass field in long dresses, in what appears to be a hazy early morning light or sunset.…

Sonia Sanchez named city’s first poet laureate

Accomplished Philadelphia poet and Temple Presidential Fellow Sonia Sanchez took office Dec. 29.
When asked how she felt about her recent appointment as Philadelphia’s first poet laureate, Sonia Sanchez cited the names of various authors and artists who have comprised the city’s past and present artistic circles as evidence of the importance of her new role.…

Sustainable eats

Slow Food Philly released its first batch of “Snail Approved” restaurants, breweries and markets that are furthering Slow Food’s mission.
Jennifer Prensky and her husband Mitch Prensky follow the food supply chain to their restaurant on South Street, Supper, pretty closely.…

City garden pops up

Philadelphia Horticultural Society’s garden brought a vibrant green space to Center City.
June of this year, as the ground was warming and flowers blooming, a garden popped up in an empty lot in Center City.…

Street sounds

Ghost Train Orchestra.
Christmas carols generally define the sounds of winter holidays, and patriotic tunes create a soundtrack to Fourth of July celebrations. As far as setting the mood for Halloween eve, the Philadelphia Museum of Art designated the jazz stylings of Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra.…

Standing in Solidarity

As a graduate student in Alexandria, Egypt, alumnus Deen Novelli took part in the recent protests.
As eyes around the world watched controversy unfold in Egypt, so did Temple alumnus Deen Novelli but with a slightly different perspective.…