Archive | January, 2014

Tales from University City

12 Jan

West Philadelphia author and poet Ross Bender will read “The Gentrification of the Corridor” and other stories from his Tales of University City Village at Bindlestiff Books on Tuesday, January 28, from 7-8 pm. 

“Gentrification” is the tale of how a Proud Penn President, the first Ivy League female prexy, rode into town on the Market Forces and cleaned up University City Village.

The Value of Radical Theory

2 Jan

An evening with Wayne Price, author of The Value of Radical Theory: An Anarchist Introduction to Marx’s Critique of Political Economy. The book offers a concise but thorough introduction to Marx’s critique of capitalist economics, written in an engaging, accessible style. Two things that set this work apart from other primers on Marxian economics are its lack of dogmatism and its radical libertarian interpretation of Marxism.

Friday, January 10, 7:00 p.m. Bindlestiff Books, 4530 Baltimore Ave.

A free event, copies of the book will be available for sale.

A People’s Art History of the United States

2 Jan

Nicholas Lampert, editor of A People’s Art History of the United States, will present 250 years of activist art and artists working in social justice movements. A People’s Art History of the United States offers a fascinating alternative art history that shows how art often emerges from the streets and social movements, combining historical sweep with detailed examinations of individual artists and their work.

Friday, Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Bindlestiff Books, at A-Space, 4722 Baltimore Avenue. A free event, Books will be available for purchase ($35).