ARCHIVES > 2012 > JAN 11 ISSUE

NEWS AND OPINION

By Tara Murtha

Photographer Zoe Strauss Took This Photo 10 Years Ago. Here Is the Story of "Mattress Flip"

On the corner of McClellan and Fifth streets in South Philadelphia, a group of young boys pass the afternoon executing daredevil flips off a stack of old throwaway mattresses. A woman driving by, novice photographer Zoe Strauss, glimpses the small bodies somersaulting through the air. Startled, she pulls over, and winds up snapping seven or eight quick photographs.

READ MORE
Posted Jan. 10, 2012 | Comments: 17

NEWS AND OPINION

By PW Readers

Letters to the Editor

I think this is a great look for hip-hop. I’m really tired of people in my hood acting like killing and robbing is so cool. I also would like to see rappers talk about something other than money and hoes.

READ MORE
Posted Jan. 10, 2012 | Comments: 0

Q&A With Comedian Dave Hill

I’ve been to Philly a lot and I never found the men to be that poorly dressed. Then again, I love satin Phillies jackets. Washington, D.C., on the other hand— whoa. Those guys need to take a good hard look in the mirror. They are a little too comfortable with pleats in that town.

READ MORE
Posted Jan. 10, 2012 | Comments: 0

MUSIC

By Bill Chenevert

On the Record: The Internet, Porcelian Raft, Aiden James & More

A collaboration of two Odd Future members, Syd tha Kyd (A LADY!) and Matt Martians, is a silky, jazz-inspired hip-hop and R&B hybrid full of trippy beats.

READ MORE
Posted Jan. 10, 2012 | Comments: 1