Opening the doors and turning the pages with Books & Bagels founder Ellen Cappard
A new page for Wilmington booklovers
The new Books & Bagels offers a curated selection and space for community with help from a community launchpad in Wilmington. Dara McBride profiles.
The Weekly Roundup, September 15-21
The return of the Women’s Film Festival, ‘Nanay,’ WEIRDO, and more
The Women’s Film Festival is back with in-person screenings, a Fringe show inspired by Filipino migrant stories, a poetic conversation at Blue Stoop, and WEIRDO returns to East Kensington. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up at Night by Morgan Parker
The intricacies of Black America
Poet, essayist, and novelist Morgan Parker’s Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up at Night is a poetry collection exploring Black identity through humor, trivialities, power, vulnerability, and grief. Christina Anthony reviews.
Real Philly History, REAL FAST by Jim Murphy
Baths, burials, and Commodore Barry
Tour guide and writer Jim Murphy brings his passion to overlooked corners of our city's history in Real Philly History, REAL FAST. Pam Forsythe reviews.
Studying with Miss Bishop: Memoirs from a Young Writer’s Life, by Dana Gioia
The private lives of readers and writers
In Studying with Miss Bishop, acclaimed writer Dana Gioia revisits six people who helped set him on his literary path. Gail Obenreder reviews.
The Weekly Roundup, July 21, 2021
Illustrating Public Paint Day, folk music at People’s Light, and writing with Chet’la Sebree
Painting with Mural Arts, discovering folk with People's Light, and the Wilmington Writers Conference highlight the week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Artists of Wyeth Country by W. Barksdale Maynard
Art icons of the Brandywine
Artists of Wyeth County explores three icons of the Brandywine Valley: Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, and Andrew Wyeth, honoring their techniques as well as the reasons for their fame. Pamela Forsythe reviews.
‘Fifty Words for Rain’ by Asha Lemmie
The bonds of family
In Asha Lemmie's debut novel set in post-World War II Japan, a young girl with a Japanese mother and an African American father struggles to find acceptance in a family that despises her. Helene Cohen Bludman reviews.
‘The Natural Mother of the Child’ by Krys Malcolm Belc
Redefining the parenthood memoir
In his new memoir, Philly writer Krys Malcolm Belc writes about his journey as a nonbinary gestational parent. Kirsten Bowen reviews.
‘Norman Jewison: A Director’s Life’ by Ira Wells
Jewison finally gets his due
Norman Jewison, director of ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ and ‘Moonstruck,’ is one of the most prolific filmmakers of the second half of the 20th century. A new biography by Ira Wells finally gives him his due. Stephen Silver reviews.