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Max Marin

At 7th And Spring Garden, Confronting The Racism Of Poe

At 7th And Spring Garden, Confronting The Racism Of Poe

March 2, 2016  |  Vantage

Edgar Allen Poe's time in Philadelphia will forever be enshrined in masterful gothic tales and bouts of boozy mania. But the author's reputation as an anti-abolitionist? Contributor Max Marin visits Poe's old stomping grounds where his racist views casts a complicated shadow on the wall of a public housing apartment complex > more

Fragments Of The Franco Belgium Society In Frankford

Fragments Of The Franco Belgium Society In Frankford

April 20, 2015  |  Vantage

Underneath a thick coating of concrete and graffiti lies the former home of The Franco Belgium Society. Memories of the French and Belgian presence that arrived in Frankford during WWI has mostly been lost to a neighborhood exodus in the 1960's and fading recollections. Contributor Max Marin gathers the last remaining fragments of the community and the clubhouse on Deal Street > more

The Wheels of Steal: Scrap Metal Theft Is On The Rise, Again

The Wheels of Steal: Scrap Metal Theft Is On The Rise, Again

August 25, 2014  |  News

A new wave of scrap metal theft is sweeping the city, and it is no holds barred. From residential copper wiring to SEPTA rail plates, everything appears to be up for grabs. Max Marin sheds some light on the familiar trend > more