Artist Showcase: Matt Deifer

Artist Showcase: Matt Deifer

Artist Showcase: Matt Deifer – Matt Deifer harnesses the world of the surreal into the realm of the passionate and spiritual with paintings meant to stimulate senses you never even knew you had. With the innovative work of Wassily Kandinsky always in mind, Deifer’s work is designed to put universal unity on display. His pieces, which evoke everything from emotional chaos to the deepest, calmest spiritual place you’ve ever been, flow...

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The Philadelphia Flower Show: An urban oasis to melt your winter worries

The Philadelphia Flower Show: An urban oasis to melt your winter worries

A rainforest in Philly As the months of frozen toes and hot chocolate rage on, a beacon of hope shines in the future. Close your eyes, and picture yourself in an oasis where sweet, fragrant air and thousands of gorgeous flowers fill the space, as your worries and cares melt away into the dazzling array of bright colors. Feeling some meditative bliss? If so, your dreams can soon become a reality when the world’s largest and most lush...

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Bye Bye Liver: Satirical insights to the bar scene

Bye Bye Liver: Satirical insights to the bar scene

Bye Bye Liver: Satirical insights to the bar scene - “Bye Bye Liver: The Drinking Play” is a series of sketches and bits that take a humorous look at the bar scene and drinking culture. Actors portraying bartenders, patrons, and in one case a Russian pirate, show how alcohol can sometimes lead to hilariously awkward and uncomfortable situations. The play opened with a slightly crude monologue from the Bartender, who resumed his role as...

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The Blockley: Headspace mourns the loss of West Philly’s musical home

The Blockley: Headspace mourns the loss of West Philly’s musical home

The Blockley: Headspace mourns the loss of West Philly’s musical home- December 2013 marked not just the end of a year, but also the end of an era at 3801 Chestnut Street. Sadly, after only four years, music lovers in Philadelphia lost one of their favorite hangouts, The Blockley. The painful news came as a surprise when it was announced in mid-December that just two short weeks later, the venue would be closing its doors forever. Former...

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Beyond The Collar – The benefits of animal assisted therapy

Beyond The Collar – The benefits of animal assisted therapy

There are times when no medical practice, no medicine, and not even words are enough to heal and comfort. That’s when the warm, judgment-free love of an animal’s affection is the best therapy. Animal assisted therapy, also known as pet therapy, has recently gained popularity in the medical field. Many schools, hospitals, counseling centers, and doctors’ offices offer pet therapy as an alternative to or in conjunction with traditional...

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Unwinding The Knitting World: How to get your gauge

Unwinding The Knitting World: How to get your gauge

Unwinding The Knitting World: How to get your gauge – Photos by Dave Fiorella Written By Aaron Aumiller Gone are the days of knitters being viewed as old grannies in rockers making boring afghans. Knitwear is everywhere now, and it’s hip. Clothing, jewelry, housewares, – even graffiti! – has been infused with fibers. Knitting is a simple skill that can be learned relatively quickly and honed with practice, providing a...

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