Mantua: Food Not Bombs A heavenly aroma spills outs from a bubbling pot of potato squash soup in the basement of the Cavalry Church. Claire Smith quickly turns down the burner and goes back to preparing three large […]

Amateur Sports

Mantua: Dancing Martial Art

There is one place in West Philadelphia where fighting is acceptable. High-flying kicks and swiftly moving bodies pass back and forth across the room. The sound of sneakers hitting the floor—and sometimes skin—is drowned out […]

Arts and Entertainment

Mantua: A Rainy Day Peoplehood Parade

The forecast called for one very wet and mucky Saturday afternoon. But after having already been postponed a week, Spiral Q Puppet Theater’s “10th Annual Peoplehood Parade and Pageant” in West Philadelphia went on as […]