Tag Archives: Philadelphia

Summer at Asian Arts Initiative

This summer I’m interning at Asian Arts Initiative, which is an arts non-profit located in Philadelphia’s Chinatown North. One of the many things that that means is that my lunch breaks are awesome. Days when I forget to bring my already-packed, … Continue reading

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The Seventh Ward, Food Deserts and More

This summer I’m lucky enough to be a research assistant for The Ward project at the University of Pennsylvania. One of the cool things about this project is how open-ended it is; essentially it is a continuation of W.E.B. DuBois’ … Continue reading

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Memory, Monuments, and Urban Space: Alliyah Allen ’18 on Monument Lab

This semester, Alliyah Allen ’18 is working with Writing Fellow Paul Farber on Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia, a massive public art and urban research project he co-curated that is taking over Philadelphia’s City Hall starting May 15th.  Through a series … Continue reading

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One Little Piggy Did Marketing

Hey world, The production process for PAY UP is well under way. We got a receipt for $3,000 worth of lumber yesterday, which means that the set is probably being constructed as I type. Funnily enough, the PAY UP set … Continue reading

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And Pig Iron Came Tumbling After

Hey world, I’ve been waiting for this to be unclassified: my much-anticipated PAY UP 2013 tumblr has finally gone public: payup2013.tumblr.com I mentioned last time that I’ve been doing publicity and social media for this fall’s production of PAY UP, … Continue reading

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Living the Pig Iron Life

Hey world, My name is Alice Thatcher and I’m a super-senior working at Pig Iron Theatre Company in Kensington, Philadelphia. As is the life of an intern, I’ll be working on several different projects this summer, including grant writing, social … Continue reading

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The Man in the Moon – One Last History Mystery at LCP

In my last post I briefly described the work of digitizing American Sunday-School Union woodblocks. I’ve been holding off on writing this post because I hoped that I might be able to find an explanation for the above block, but … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the Lunchroom – and Other Discoveries at the Library Company

I know that “Lunch” was never considered an appropriate answer to the common elementary school question “What’s your favorite class?”  But I have to admit that the lunchroom is one of my favorite spots at the Library Company of Philadelphia! Why?  … Continue reading

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