Cover Me Rad: Portraying the Counter-Cultural Revolution

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Idol Chatter, 2002: The art on this cover was masterfully done. It looked great in the honor boxes, which is always important. And a lot of people didn't know Bowie had a Philly connection, so the article was well-liked.

Fetal Position, 1993: This is a classic example of the Welcomat's strength: taking strong, controversial positions without fear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 A Shot in the Dark, 2000: Solomon Jones’ “Young, White and Hooked” was a story about the young men and women who came to Philadelphia for its pure heroin and wound up begging on downtown streets. It was a landmark piece. Jessica Griffin’s photographs were raw, pure and haunting.

 

 

 

 

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1. Jim Russo said... on May 4, 2011 at 07:55AM

“It's great to see a shout out to your predecessor. Perhaps these articles could be instructive...Philly's "alternative" news publications have descended into the abyss of hipster coolness, trendspotting and evocations of "ME-first, first-person" journalism. Time to bring back compelling writing and some-issue oriented features.”

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