Eraserhead is the clearest articulation of that fear of the city, a grotesque image of lives distorted by a towering industrial hellscape that utterly subsumes its inhabitants. Even the conversations are drowned out by fiercely hissing steam and the infernal rumbling of some unseen, monstrous engine.
Win Win Coffee Bar–perhaps its name says it all. The new cafe, at 931 Spring Garden, aims to create a new kind of urban environment on a rough and tumble block once home to Milton Snavely Hershey’s first confectionary shop (and now, in that same building, Colisimo’s Gun Shop–“The Gun Range”). Win Win hopes to capitalize on new investment going on here, at the edge of the Eraserhood (we’ll call it that as long as David Lynch fever is hot), including the music venue Union Transfer, which opened in 2011.
Indeed Lynch and PAFA are collaborating here on a story in which the academy, where he was a student for about a year and a half, and Philadelphia, where he spent nearly four years ending in 1970, shaped a vision that permeated global culture.
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PhilaMOCA presents the third annual David Lynch themed celebration of the Eraserhood with Eraserhood Forever 2014. Hosted by local comedian Ben Velvet, there will be live performances from Resistor, D.V. Nikt, Mock Suns, Josh Jones, and a Lynch inspired burlesque performance by Miss Rose’s Sexploitation Follies. The first 75 people to arrive will receive a free, original Eraserhead re-release poster. To purchase tickets, and for more information, click the link below.
As a real-estate developer and architect, Gary Reuben (above) can be found making a living through his work as the owner and operator of the Wolf Building, on Callowhill at 12th Street. After purchasing the building in 1997 with his business partner Gary Reisner, Reuben, 60, made the decision to rent space out to artists. Today, the building houses 50 apartments, more than 130,000 square feet for both commercial space and non-profit agencies, and Underground Arts, a music venue located in the building’s basement.