- The Inquirer previews the Franklin Institute’s permanent exhibit “Your Brain,” two years away from opening in the Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion (now under construction). In keeping with the success and an obvious attempt to capitalize on the allure of the museum’s room-sized heart, “Your Brain” will expand on the remarkable insights recently discovered by cognitive scientists. “It’s quite powerful,” says Steven L. Snyder, the Institute’s exhibit and program development VP. “It is going to fundamentally change the view of who we are.”
- Eyes on the Street’s Ashley Hahn takes issue with the Inquirer’s recent editorials claiming that Harrisburg’s 25% tax credit could prove the needed catalyst in the Divine Lorraine’s long-sought rehabilitation. By her reckoning, the massive scope of the North Broad landmark’s problems means that something more might be needed. “As it stands now this tax credit is not big enough to buy doorknobs for the Divine Lorraine, much less change entire corridors.”
- Chestnut Hill Local was on hand for the official unveiling of the finalized plans for Mount Airy’s Lovett Park. Features for the redesigned park include the a reconfiguration of the approach to the adjoining Free Library branch building, children’s area that combines “culture and play,” and an amphitheater to host an expanded list of programming.
- City Paper, feeling compelled “to dig deeper into the city’s well-hidden but curiously vital museum culture,” showcases ten very niche museums in the city (as well as two in the ‘burbs).
- Liz Skipol was reminded of Andy Goldsworthy’s work by a curious piece of public art along the Schuylkill Banks.
About the author
Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.
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