Preparing students for the DNC in Philadelphia

For the past six months, and for every waking minute in recent days, I have been managing operations for a project we call the Temple DNC News Bureau, in my role with the Center for Public Interest Journalism at Temple University. From now through the end of the Democratic Convention, you can catch reports from…

Here’s something you don’t see every day

When I was a newspaper photographer, it wasn’t unusual to spend all day walking or driving around Philadelphia looking for an unusual subject to photograph, but I simply strolled out of my back alley this afternoon and spotted this character: Guy on our corner a few minutes ago said he was a sea cucumber. #IDK. BTW it's…

Happy New Year again!

Chinatown recognized the end of the Year of the Sheep with a New Year’s Eve party full of fireworks Sunday night, including a midnight parade and the Philadelphia Suns performing Lion Dances in the streets to usher in the Year of the Monkey while in other countries people celebrate with music, alcohol and some even…

#Snowpocalypse 2016

We’re doing OK but news reports say that this weekend’s Blizzard Jonas was the fourth biggest snowstorm on record in Philadelphia. Here’s a rooftop view taken Saturday of the Washington West section of Center City Philly: Frosted Philadelphia rooftop snow view of blizzard #Jonas from the Washington West section of Center City: A post shared…

Frozen aftermath

Philadelphia firefighters and onlookers gather at the scene Wednesday morning after a four-alarm fire heavily damaged an apartment house Tuesday night in Center City. Photos by Jim MacMillan. Click to enlarge: