(via Comment of the Day: Neighborhood Names – Curbed Philly)

[Very curious assertion, here. The publisher of Eraserhood.com, however, self identifies as a “reading viaduct supporter/historical junkie.” When you add in the fact that those fellow historical junkies over at PhillyHistory.org consider the Eraserhood name to be “a deft act of preservation” and you really have to question these pat categories.]


Look out folks, North Broad Street is on the cusp of something great.

Give it some time. Once the Divine Lorraine gets fixed up, the Reading Viaduct Park gets going, and Bart Blatstein does whatever the hell it is he’s doing with the old Inquirer building…North Broad Street is going to kick some major ass. I can’t wait to be along for the ride!

Founded by Jacob Winterstein and Alyesha Wise (“Ms. Wise”), this slam event was created to improve the writing and performance of the poets in Philadelphia and to entertain the heck out of a really big audience.

The first Friday of each month from October-May at PhilaMoca at 12th and Spring Garden Streets we will bring you an amazing out-of-town featured poet, a fantastic local spotlight artist and a three round elimination slam.

A poetry slam is a competition between poets performing original work judged by members of the audience.

(via The Philadelphia Poetry Slam – About)

Before he’d ever seen her act, filmmaker David Lynch came across a photo of SHERYL LEE that was being used to promote a Seattle play she’d been doing, and asked her to audition for the part of LAURA PALMER, the murdered homecoming queen she’d later play on Twin Peaks (and in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, the show’s big-screen prequel). But corpses don’t typically get much dialogue, so Lynch, hoping to give Lee more to work with, created the role of Maddy, Laura’s doppelganger cousin. The world of Twin Peaks explored the deepest, darkest corridors of the human psyche, and no one’s journey was more grueling or lonely than that of Lee, the beautiful face behind television’s most iconic victim. For our 2012 Winter issue, we asked Lee to make contact with the ghost of Laura Palmer, which she did in haunting, poetic fashion. 

(Click through to read the poem and more: Character Study: Sheryl Lee Writes a Ghostly Ode to Laura Palmer)

We are challenging people to find all of the David Lynch references in our new video, Pabst Blue Velvet. There are a number of direct and indirect references to Lynch’s work; can you identify them all? The first person to find and correctly attribute everything will get a t-shirt and unique (read: horrifying and macabre) prop from the video shoot.

View the video and comment at Secret Pants.