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. 

Hermanos Duarte acuden en ayuda de indocumentados: "No queremos que esto pase a otras familias"

 06/07/2017 - 04:21
A  Mexican family from National City, California, denounced undercover federal immigration agents, in unmarked cars, showed up outside their home last Tuesday and arrested his parents.They made a You Tube video to draw public attention to the issue.

El pasado 23 de mayo, los padres de los hermanos Duarte, residentes en National City, CA, fueron detenidos por la Patrulla Fronteriza y desde entonces permanecen bajo custodia federal en espera de una audiencia ante un juez de inmigración.

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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.