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Photographer Will Steacy, whose father worked at the Inky for 29 years, has chronicled the paper's recent struggles through a series of images documenting the months leading up to its move from its old headquarters on North Broad. In a series of photographs he released to Wired, Steacy manages at once to introduce us to the new, downsized-era of the Philadelphia newspaper, while hinting at the newsroom's former self, its rumpled editors clacking away, surrounded by piles of newspapers. “The internet, for lack of a better metaphor, makes up the branches of the tree,” he told Wired. “But newspapers have centuries-long
The Broad Street Run Lottery registration begins...9 hours and 30 minutes ago. And it will end...in 278 hours and 30 minutes. Only 40,000 slots, so act now! Actually, you don't really have to, since apparently Philadelphia's most competitive institutions have unilaterally abandoned the virtues of the age-old first-come, first-served tradition (see Alexander, Penn) and will be forcing you to throw your hat in the ring with the faceless, lethargic, masses. Check Be Well Philly for more Broad Street Run details. And, of course, register here.
If you deferred your spot in last year's Broad Street Run, you can guarantee your spot this time around for free. Practically. And bypass the biggest, baddest lottery this side of Penn Alexander.The deferral program is open through February 11th. Note: You still have to pay the $40 registration fee this year, even if you deferred your entry last year. Once you enter your information in the registration form, the system checks your name against the database of deferrals. If it can’t find your name, you’ll receive an error message prompting you to email race officials at email@example.com.Check out Be Well Philly for
Start your engines. The dates to enter the controversial lottery that will determine whether or not you can participate in the Broad Street Run have been announced. Reports Be Well Philly:The lottery will open on Monday, February 4th, at 12:01 a.m. and will remain open for 12 days, closing at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 15th. Runners will be selected “electronically,” and the 2013 race will be capped at 40,000 runners. According to the lottery’s procedures, all registrants will have to enter a credit card number; your card will not be charged the $40 entry fee unless you are chosen.