Dec. 2, 2016
Holiday cheer in the heart of the city
Philadelphia’s annual Christmas Village opened Nov. 24, and once again Philadelphians can get in the holiday spirit through exploring the German culinary offerings, handcrafted gifts, ice-skating and light displays at City Hall.
Dec. 2, 2016
Christmas spirit is still alive
Every year around the holiday season, we start to see articles cropping up on the internet (mostly written by members of the sandwich generation and baby boomers) complaining about how commercialized Christmas has become and how things were so much better back in the “day” when the “true spirit of Christmas” was still preserved.
Nov. 4, 2016
Why diversity is more than just physical appearances
Diversity. What’s the first thing you think of? A group of people of different ethnicities and colors, of all different sizes and varying types of hair? But what do you really know about their backgrounds?
Nov. 4, 2016
She & Him release inferior second Christmas album
I’ll say it: I’m a sucker for Christmas music. I don’t trust people who don’t like it. I’m also a sucker for Zooey Deschanel’s cheesey indie duo with M. Ward, She & Him. She & Him incidentally just dropped an album full of Christmas covers entitled “Christmas Party” Oct. 28.
May. 27, 2016
Christmas in May
In the past five months I have had a lot of time to think about Christmas. The most wonderful time of the year when you’re stuck spending gratuitous time with people you don’t like or, depending on how large your family is, don’t even know.
Dec. 6, 2013
What’s Happening In Philly
University Chorus, Chamber Singers and Concert Band perform
Nov. 22, 2013
School snubs Sinterklaas
These past two months, it cannot have escaped your notice that Drexel has celebrated Columbus Day, Halloween and Veterans Day. Nor is it any secret that students and the University are preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is, of course, most displeasing, for the celebration of American holidays excludes our non-American student body and is not at all mindful of the cultural diversity that exists across the world. Therefore, I humbly propose that we observe at least one new festivity this holiday season. In particular, one from my country of birth, the Dutch celebration of St. Nicholas Eve.
Dec. 7, 2012
From a young age I started displaying a small, pre-lit Christmas tree in my room each year for the holiday season and decorated it based on my current style preferences. I have since graduated to a larger tree for my current apartment, but over the years I have accumulated quite the collection of decorations, most of which I have outgrown stylistically. This year I had the idea to do a modern interpretation on decorating for the holidays with a metallic-themed tree. Rather than buying all new ornaments, I decided to save a couple bucks and revamp my eclectic collection of ornaments to fit my current taste. I bought a can of metallic sliver spray paint and a bottle of loose glitter and went to town on my old ornaments. To get the same results, follow my step-by-step instructions to make your own do-it-yourself metallic ornaments.
Nov. 30, 2012
What’s Happening in Philadelphia
Philadelphia Magazine’s Thinkfest
Nov. 16, 2012
What’s happening in Philly
hitRECord On the Road with Joseph Gordon-Levitt