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HPM logo gifts available…

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Just in time for the holidays, the How Philly Moves logo image is available as prints, greeting cards and mugs. Mugs are always nice, right? Get yours here. The logo is also featured in the centerfold spread of the 2011 Philadelphia Is Dancing wall calendar. Another great gift! click here for a copy; you can opt to have 60% of the purchase support my community projects, and that’s doubly awesome. If you haven’t had a chance to see t…

The trouble with WikiLeaks…

A few years ago, while traveling with the crew from the Prometheus Radio Project, I briefly crossed paths with a fellow by the name of Julian Assange at the World Social Forum in Nairobi, Kenya. I barely spoke with him, just enough to get the vague idea of what he was trying to do with his organization called WikiLeaks. Since then, I’ve periodically followed some of the work that they’ve done, but lately, they’ve somewhat e…

Yoga for cancer survivors

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This is Julia, one of my favorite yoga teachers at Studio 34. It is a blessing having her in the neighborhood. Julia is hosting a special yoga series for anyone at any stage of a cancer diagnosis, whether you are a longtime cancer survivor or currently in treatment. The classes are held at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Download the flyer for more info, and please forward it to anyone that you think migh…

Hear their stories…

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What makes an object important? Is it the object itself, or the stories that we’ve attached to it? Friday, Nov 5th is the opening of the First Person Museum exhibit at the Painted Bride Arts Center. Come and discover the fascinating stories behind some ordinary objects, as told through the voices of your neighbors. The exhibit itself runs through December 18th, but keep an eye out for special gallery talks Nov 11-14 during the First Pe

Win a 12×18 print of your choice!

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Please take five minutes to give me some feedback! This quick and easy survey will only take 5 minutes. By filling out this survey, you can win: All-Access pass to the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe Selected August 13 – Congratulations to Maria Sawczuk! 12×18 print (two winners) Selected September 17 12×18 print (two winners) Selected October 15 Access the survey now! »

Everyone Is Photogenic

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The idea that people can be “unphotogenic” seems absurd to me, as I’ve never met a person that I wouldn’t want to photograph. And yet this idea pervades our society. It’s a destructive concept with many negative effects, and I hope you’ll help me fight against it. I’ve shared my thoughts on this matter more extensively at EveryoneIsPhotogenic.com Next time you hear someone saying that they&…

Slavery Museum in Philly, July 28 & 29

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The Modern Day Slavery Museum will be making a stop in Philly, as The Coalition of Immokalee Workers and their allies continue the Campaign For Fair Food. It will then be in New York the following week, and hitting other cities on the east coast. [full itinerary] I saw this exhibit while in Florida in April, and it’s tremendously powerful and worth seeing. (The mobile exhibit is housed in a box-truck, the same kind that workers were kept…

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