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Children gain voice through literacy

Mighty Writers and the Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement aim to improve literacy rates in the city. Organizations across Philadelphia are helping youth combat the literacy crisis in new and refreshing ways.…

Design Philadelphia 2011

The 10-day celebration covers all things design from Oct. 13-23. From Oct. 13-23, design invades Philadelphia. For the past seven years, DesignPhiladelphia partnered with University of the Arts has been celebrating Philadelphia’s growing design presence.…

Event revives penmanship

CARLY CASSARA TTN Featured artists Dan Gneiding and Elysse Ricci prepare to hang Ricci’s artwork in the Vox Populi penmanship art show. Designers showcase the art of print design at Vox Populi gallery.…

Park in the sky

CHRIS MONTGOMERY TTN Attendees look at the part of the track that is below street level. Plans for the abandoned Reading Rail Viaduct aim to transform it into a park above the streets.…

Outfest celebrates, advocates GLBT rights

NICHOLAS DEROOSE / IAN WATSON TTN Festival-goers dance at Outfest on Oct. 9. Outfest attendees took to the streets of the Gayborhood Oct. 9. Outfest 2011, a gay-pride celebration full of rainbow displays, erotic dancers and passionate attendees, held a prominent presence in Philadelphia’s Gayborhood on Sunday, Oct.…

Under the radar

The Last Laugh with Jack Martin and Ryan Shaner / Oct. 14 / 10 p.m. / $12 for general admission, $10 for students and minors / The Arts Bank Cabaret, 601 South Broad St.…

Street sounds

The Skin Cells Sweaty fans stand shoulder to shoulder, attention fixed upon members of The Skin Cells. Bassist Colin Acchione, a junior at West Chester, stands with his back to the audience as his brother Sam Acchione, a freshman at Temple plays the drums.…

Tutorial revamps friendship bracelet

Columnist Meghan White follows a tutorial for an ‘adult friendship bracelet’ but wouldn’t reccommend others follow it, too. One of my favorite parts of writing this column is that I get to be a little bit selfish and make things for myself.…

Festival comedy explores science of love

Courtesy Valerie Weiss Filmmaker Valerie Weiss works on the set of “Losing Control,” a film being shown in the upcoming Philadelphia Film Festival. Weiss studied biophsyics at Harvard Medical School. Philly Film Festival showing of “Losing Control,” blends science and romance on the silver screen.…