Hairell’s hair conquered by Julius Scissor

Posted: August 6th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: The Latest | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

Hairell Fletcher cuts his own hair. makes sense, Hairell seems like a DIY kind of guy. he says he looks in the mirror, uses scissors. rather brave, if you ask me. for the last visit of Hairell’s stay in Philadelphia, we took him to see Julius Scissor. Julius is a hair stylist/sculptor/inventor/poet with a storefront downtown on Locust. he cut Hairell’s hair, told us stories about fist-fighting with priests as a kid, and toured us around his hair studio to the delight of all. I think he may have even converted Hairell to barber-ism… Read the rest of this entry »

I want my Mummers

Posted: August 5th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: The Latest | Tags: , , | Comments Off

I knew next to nothing about the Mummers Parade before Friday. I was vaguely aware that there was a tradition, that it was referred to as the “Mummers,” but I had no idea what it looked or sounded like.  I got an education when we stopped at the Mummers Museum on two street in South Philly Friday morning. the museum, a true relic of  the 70s, is full of great interactive media and elaborate, informative displays. Read the rest of this entry »

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