Jonathan Pappas teaches in the Intellectual Heritage Department at Temple University. He writes fiction and lives in the East Falls section of Philadelphia. Follow his Twitter feed at @jonathanpappas.
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First Friday find: Excursion to Fishtown
The grunge and the glory: New life on Frankford Avenue
Don't overlook the forgotten child of Philadelphia “First Friday” arts events— Fishtown's scruffy, eccentric version. It's less polished but just possibly more fun. Less expensive, too.
On renaming my commuter train
The R6 train, and other atrocities
Can you espy the connection between a nameless commuter train and a limbless Iraq war veteran?