Exciting news alert! The National Constitution is teaming up with Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction for a limited time exhibit, Art in the Age of Prohibition. The exhibit is in conjunction with the NCC’s popular exhibit, American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition.
I just love this sign language wallpaper at Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
On Sunday, January 27, Clover Market is opening its doors for their first ever winter market at the 23rd Street Armory. The organizers behind the market aren’t kidding around, either.
For your shopping pleasure, we present our inaugural Racked 38, our list of Philadelphia's most essential stores. It's impossible to sum up the city's shopping scene, but this is our rough guide—a north-to-south round-up of the places worth browsing, whether you're a tourist or a Philadelphia lifer.
Tax breaks and incentives for small farmers. Family farms and small businesses should be carved out of impending rise in the estate tax. This would encourage long term investment and would keep farms from having to be sold to developers to pay the tax man. It’s a really big deal. I am surprised more people are not talking about it.
-Steven Grasse, Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Art in the Age’s craft spirits line focuses on “remakes” of historical libations. Though we’re still waiting for the Spanish Fly-type beverage Benjamin Franklin fed to his ravenous young French groupies, Sage ($30), a take on classic backyard garden gin, strikes our fancy quite nicely in the meantime. Thomas Jefferson’s favorite botanist, Bernard McMahon, chronicled American flora and kept the backyard English Garden alive at a time when the Brits weren’t exactly the toast of the town. What he also kept chugging, so the story goes, was personal booze made from that very homegrown crop, chronicled in a recipe from his 1806 American Gardner’s Calendar.