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A Different Kind Of Summer Reading List

By |June 18th, 2017|

Last month, I made a promise to myself that I wouldn’t buy any more new books for the year. And up until last Saturday, … I had kept that promise.

Don’t judge me!

My intentions were well placed. You see, I love the concept fashionistas and stylists […]

Art As Play: Cosplay At Wizard World Philadelphia

By |June 8th, 2016|

Last week, I talked about this strange phenomenon where certain art forms are treated as the epitome of culture, while other forms are marked as lowbrow or frivolous. Although they are clearly social and political aspects at play when it comes to who determines what’s […]

What Does It Mean To Be Cultured?

By |June 1st, 2016|

Over the past few years, I’ve seen a lot of arts & culture blogs pop-up, gain notoriety, then slowly drift off to another niche or focus their efforts on other aspects of the social scene. Yet what has caught my attention the most over the […]

Lotus Moment: The Collector

By |May 9th, 2016|

Why This Is Awesome: Here at Incandescere, I celebrate art in its many forms. Whether it be dance, food, or stand-up comedy. I prefer to enjoy it one experience at a time, but there’s nothing quite like the opportunity to collect my next round of delights […]

Cheadle Takes Us Miles Ahead

By |April 25th, 2016|

Last week, we marked the passing of one of the most celebrated American music icons of the last 30 years. Many of us fought the news with disbelief, frustration, and finally acceptance in the form of remembered anecdotes, animated gifs, and laughter through tears. Some […]

My Year in Art & Culture (2015)

By |December 7th, 2015|

Here we are again about to welcome in a new year. But as I’m wont to do, let’s take a look back at this crazy year and assess where I’ve been in the world of arts and culture.

If you recall last year, I had an eclectic […]

Inspiring Minds Teaching Inquiring Minds

By |March 2nd, 2015|

February was a whirlwind of activity for this culture vulture. From website redesigns to fandom conventions to 12-hour work days spent behind a keyboard, I’m more than ready for March’s slow-paced amble into spring. But before our saunter becomes a trot, I have to share […]

What's In My Bag?

By |April 10th, 2013|

I have a confession to make. I like fashion.

That’s it. Nothing shocking, I know. Well, it may be shocking to those who’ve met me and wouldn’t think to call me fashion forward or trendsetting.

And they wouldn’t be wrong. What I like about fashion is how […]

Being Ron Swanson in a Leslie Knope World

By |October 15th, 2012|

Don’t worry. This post isn’t about politics. Or Indiana. Or hunting. Or turf & turf. It’s about disposition. I identify with Parks and Recreation’s adorable curmudgeon Ron Swanson in disposition.

I’m not as stolid as Ron Swanson. I smile much more often. I express emotion with […]

Indie Artist Showcase: Penguins VS Possums

By |September 16th, 2012|

Since leaving my freelance staff position with IndyConcerts.com, I’ve found myself missing the world of indie music. Combine that with the closing of Locals Only and the end of Spoken Soul Food Sunday poetry jams at Midtown Arts, it seems like the nearby stages supporting […]