Who We Are My Name is Vladislav Solomakhin. Before having ever visited Philadelphia I talked with a girl who summed up her trip to Philly as getting catcalled on the streets and waiting in a long line to see a bell. I became a Journalism major at Temple University in 2015. After having lived in... Continue Reading →
Asian Arts Initiative highlights immigration
The show "Hurry Up and Wait" will run at Asian Arts Initiative, located at 1219 Vine Street, until Dec. 15. The artwork in the exhibit explores the personal moments related to immigration, migration and identity. https://youtu.be/RN1Fmnf7nCc
Art exhibit explores the “Dissonance” of protest
Taller Puertorriqueño is a nonprofit in Fairhill that focuses on Puerto Rican and Latino arts and culture. Artist Miguel Antonio Horn's work, "Dissonance," is on display in Taller’s gallery until Oct. 28. The exhibit reflects on "cacerlazos," a form of protest in which people bang on pots and pans. Rafael Damast, exhibitions program manager and... Continue Reading →
Unnamed Music Festival Sheds Light on Aspiring Filmmakers in Philly
The Puff Boy, from advertisement poster for the Unnamed Film Festival / Vladislav Solomakhin Philadelphia is not known for its nightlife or its movie industry. Everyone knows that the casinos are in Las Vegas, the night clubs are in Miami, and that movies are filmed in Los Angeles and New York. Historically, the impact of... Continue Reading →
Youth art programming educates on HIV prevention
Jorian Veintidos’ life changed when he found out he was HIV positive. Now, as an HIV tester, he uses his experience to help change the lives of others who have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS for the better. “Knowing my status is a way I change how people think about HIV,” said Veintidos, who works at... Continue Reading →
A Helping Hand: How Are Nonprofits Impacting Our Communities?
Aaron Gibbs and Jenny Roberts are setting out to find the people, places, and stories behind Philadelphia's Nonprofit organizations. Photo Credit: Jayna Schaffer Aaron Gibbs is a senior at Temple University studying Journalism. When he's not writing, you'll find he spends most of his free time online shopping, reading fashion blogs or watching sports.... Continue Reading →
What happens after the sun goes down in Philly ?
WHO ARE WE Freixys is a senior journalism major specializing in broadcast. She is currently a senior reporter for Templar and the head of marketing for her organization, Esencia Latina (the first and only Latin Dance team at Temple University). Freixys would like to learn a little bit of everything involving journalism, and when she... Continue Reading →
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens brings out an array of emotions for local residents, tourists
Josephine Slavsky, who has worked as the Visitor Relations Manager at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens on South Street in Center City for over three years, has discovered that the art exhibit attracts all visitors with its array of colors and texture.
Longtime artist comes back after disability with Old City exhibit
Nicholas Tyson Klug used to create art in many forms — painting, drawing, cooking — before he was diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis in 2005. Klug has shown painting exhibits before, but none since he was forced to move to Philadelphia from his home in Michigan to receive care for his disability. In February,... Continue Reading →
Philadelphia’s newest music beat writer, Alex Starkman
For Alex Starkman, music is more than just a hobby, It’s a release. As a Junior at Temple University, Starkman has carved out a niche for himself, reporting on music and its history in the city of Philadelphia. In a Q&A with Alex, we found out how and why he got this position, and where... Continue Reading →