West Philly Local: An emporium of locally made gifts

story by Courtney Sexton | photo by Albert YeeNeighborhood pride is alive and well in West Philadelphia thanks to VIX Emporium. Their “West Philly is the best Philly” logo, designed by local tattoo artist Justin Turkus, has developed a following, appearing on sweatshirts, t-shirts, notebooks and even aprons. The West Philly logo products are just one example of the unique, handmade items sold at VIX, which was opened five years ago by husband-wife team Sean and Emily Dorn.   
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Mose Def

A West Philly prog-metal band runs on veggie oil 
by Jacob Lambert

For the average band, touring is a difficult proposition: the rush to and from cities, the endless gear-schlepping, the loss of proper sleep. All that makes West Philadelphia’s Mose Giganticus all the more notable: The prog-metal quartet, currently in the thick of a cross-country tour, runs their bus on vegetable oil
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