Hulu presents ‘Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi’
Home cooking in America
Hulu’s new food and travel series, ‘Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi,’ explores what the diverse cuisines throughout the country say about America and the American experience. Kelly Conrad reviews.
‘PUNKS’ by Richard Cucarese
Missing Philly’s punk ethos
‘PUNKS,’ the debut novel by Richard Cucarese, visits 1980s Philadelphia without sampling the social context that would’ve been so relevant today. Michelle Nugent reviews.
‘Recipe for a Perfect Wife’ by Karma Brown
Karma Brown’s ‘Recipe for a Perfect Wife’ follows a woman who finds a cookbook in her new home that connects her to the life of a previous resident, a seemingly perfect housewife from another era. But dark secrets resonate in both women’s lives. Elisa Shoenberger reviews.
Movie theaters are reopening, but I'm not ready to go back
The popcorn problem
Film critic Stephen Silver misses movie theaters, and can't wait to see Christopher Nolan's upcoming ‘Tenet.’ But he still won’t risk attending an indoor theater.
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The Wilma presents Aleshea Harris’s ‘Is God Is,’ reimagined radio-style
Sounds of revenge
The Wilma salvages its scrapped production of Aleshea Harris’s ‘Is God Is’ as a streaming audio production. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Netflix and ESPN Films present ‘The Last Dance’
Inside one of the greatest teams of all time
The Last Dance, now streaming on Netflix, is a 10-part documentary series spotlighting Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dynasty leading up to their last run at a championship in 1997-98. Christina Anthony reviews.
Visitor feedback leads a long-planned makeover at the Delaware Art Museum
Context never rests
Leaders of a major reinstall at the Delaware Art Museum talk with Gail Obenreder about how commentary from their visitors is driving a whole new look at the galleries.
‘Hull’ by Xandria Phillips
The American version of me
Xandria Phillips’s debut poetry collection, ‘Hull,’ explores longing, history, emancipation and resistance, and the stakes of precarious living. Matthew John Phillips reviews.
Netflix presents ‘Jo Koy: In His Elements’
Celebrating Filipino identity
Stand-up comedian Jo Koy takes Netflix to the Philippines with a variety show featuring all Filipino artists spotlighting the Filipino experience. Kelly Conrad reviews.
A dance critic’s musical journey
The relâche summer
With stages dark around the world, dance critic Merilyn Jackson remembers the path of her musical education, rooted in the sounds of Philadelphia.