Pleased to announce that my old classmate and archrival friend, the amazing Nehad Khader (who I went to both high school and college with) is the progenitor of Tatreez: Palestinian Women’s Embroidery in Philadelphia. (More on tatreez here.)The exhibit, which is being shown by the Philadelphia Folklore Project, opens June 5. Check it out, it looks fantastic.
And on a sidenote, what an amazing idea. The idea that the culture of immigrant Americans is worth preserving. *Gasp. Which reminds me, I need to ensure my family’s traditions stay preserved. Continue reading
OMG! Plushgun is coming to Philadelphia!
April 18th, 8PM at the North Star Bar
Finally! I’ve waited for this my whole life! Well, okay. But you guys don’t understand. I am not cool. I listen to the radio. I don’t know cool, young bands. I don’t know indie music period. So when I came across this band one night and discovered none of my uber-hip skinny-jean wearing young relatives had heard of it, I earned major cool points. (Yes, my biggest accomplishment to this day is inspiring my cousin to put Plushgun on his iTunes. ) And though I still feel pretentious when I say “I’m a fan of Plushgun, an indie band based in NYC” because let’s face it, I still listen to Taylor Swift and Celine Dione, I love being a pre-celebrity status fan.