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Open Your Eyes: A South Philly Gallery Celebrates Latin American Art for Nearly 50 Years

 08/04/2017 - 15:53
One of the many multihued and adorned walls of Eye's Gallery. Photographed by Mónica Marie Zorrilla. 

If the cliché rings true and the eyes really are the window to the soul, then "Eye's Gallery" on 402 South Street has been the enchanting window to Latin American, Moroccan, and Indian folklore since 1968. The love child of Julia and her husband, the renowned "Magic Gardens" creator Isaiah, the gallery's origins are wondrous like its contents. 

Pura Vida: A Pan-Latin paradise in Northern Liberties

 06/07/2017 - 19:39
Charles Álvarez, Pura Vida, Philadelphia Latino Food Revolution

When it comes to food, Philadelphia has little to envy to cities like New York. The culinary scene here is a reflection of the demographic explosion in which Latino immigrants have played a revolutionary role. With this article, AL DÍA News presents the series "Latino Food Revolution", a recognition to a social, cultural and economic phenomenom that creates employment and wealth in the city of brotherly love. 

Plain Text Author: 
Eli Siegel - Especial para AL DÍA News

Pura Vida: un paraíso latinoamericano en Northern Liberties

 06/07/2017 - 19:30
Charles Álvarez, Pura Vida, Philadelphia Latino Food Revolution

Cuando se trata de comida, Filadelfia tiene muy poco que envidiarle a ciudades como Nueva York. La escena culinaria de la ciudad es un reflejo de la explosión demográfica en la que el inmigrante latino ha desempeñado un papel, más que protagónico, revolucionario. Con este artículo, AL DÍA News presenta la serie "Latino Food Revolution", un reconocimiento a un fenómeno social, cultural y económico que crea empleo y riqueza en la ciudad del amor fraternal.

Plain Text Author: 
Eli Siegel - Especial para AL DÍA News

Philly Latino Food Revolution

 04/06/2017 - 16:29
Merliz Gomez is the chef of the Venezuelan restaurant Tartarepería 18.64, located in Fishtown. Photos: Eli Siegel.
 

Two new Venezuelan Restaurants, “Tartareperia 18.64,” and “Puyero Venezuelan Flavor”, mark the latest addition to the rich Latino cuisine of Philadelphia. They are part of a revolution in the city’s cuisine that traces its roots almost 30 years ago.

 

Plain Text Author: 
Eli Siegel

Philly Grows Into Its Anarchist Shoe

 03/29/2017 - 09:18
Wooden Shoe es una librería que encierra una atmósfera distinta a la de otros establecimientos dedicados a la venta de libros, aquí el enfoque es colaborativo y político. La librería está ubicada en el 704 South Street.  Foto Archivo Particular.

Past a chalkboard that says, “Come inside to read a good book,” on one side and “Don’t be an asshole!” on the other, you come across a tattered SEPTA Union Strike poster from the early twentieth century, preserved underneath an equally withered-away lamination. A few cautious inches deep inside of this surreal time machine, a pillar manages to stand from the 1890s home of an anarchist feminist writer and speaker who lived near Drexel University.

Caravan for Freedom fights to get justice for local man seeking asylum from ICE

 06/06/2017 - 15:02
Olivia Vazquez translates a statement from Javier Flora, the man staying at Arch St. Methodist Church, after a deportation order from ICE officials.

Representatives from Juntos and the Arch Street Methodist Church are taking part in a ride from Philadelphia to Vermont to campaign for a conclusion to the case of Javier Flores Garcia, a man seeking asylum in the church after a deportation order from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials.