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Temple wears a leopard print spaghetti strapped dress, their arms pushing away as they look off camera.

Intercultural Journeys presents Table Sessions: Solomon Temple

Food for the soul

Intercultural Journeys presents a special edition of Solomon Temple's Songs for the Soul cabaret featuring art, music, fellowship, and food. Melissa Strong previews.
Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong

Previews 3 minute read
A portrait of Mayson and Wisher, dressed in black with fabric earrings, embrace each other as they look towards the camera

ConsenSIS presents The Score: World Premiere

The art of poetry and sound for Black women and femme poets

Co-creators Yolanda Wisher and Trapeta B. Mayson formed ConsenSIS, and this weekend, are bringing together Black poets for an intimate afternoon of poetry and sound. Daralyse Lyons previews.

Daralyse Lyons

Previews 3 minute read
Leung stands with two others in front of a paparazzi backdrop, holding an award

Remembering home, history, and culture with Brandon Leung and Baisun

Scents that reconnect

Baisun Candle Company founder Brandon Leung finds inspiration in trips to Philadelphia’s H Mart and memories of Hong Kong summers. Dara McBride profiles.

Dara McBride

Profiles 3 minute read
B&w photo of Billie Holiday. On stage, she sings in front of a vintage microphone

The Weekly Roundup, March 23-30

Joy Harjo, Tools of the Trade, a night with Lady Day, and a very Gritty AWP

The week features a visit from the 23rd US poet laureate, a crafty conference, a show based on one of Billie Holiday’s final performances, and a Philly-centric event for AWP. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 4 minute read
Two women sit next to each other. One has a dress w/ floral accents & a phone; the other is in casual clothes reading a book

The Weekly Roundup, March 2-9

Sisterhood Sit-in, Everyday Futures, and TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever

Theatre Horizon hosts James Ijames’s TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever, Harriett’s Bookshop trolleys to Black women-owned businesses, and the future of South Philly highlight the week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 4 minute read
Ishii wears a black and white striped dress, hands folded, sitting in a chair, facing the cam for a portrait.

Spotlighting the Philly creative scene with Anne Ishii

The art of moving and making

Anne Ishii talks hosting the new season of WHYY’s Movers & Makers, translating bara manga, and the power of art that takes its time. Crystal Sparrow profiles.
Crystal Sparrow

Crystal Sparrow

Profiles 3 minute read
Four children/young adults in a studio. 2 play guitar, two hold mics. Camera equipment pointing at the guitar players

Music and mentorship to shape youth with Beyond the Bars

Starting off on a good note

The student-driven music and career skills program is solving systemic problems with systemic solutions as it helps youth and young adults in the community. Christina Anthony profiles.
Christina Anthony

Christina Anthony

Profiles 2 minute read
Ortiz-González poses for a snapshot portrait, wearing a white collared shirt and black top, standing in front of a media wall

Fashion design, activism through art, and more with Taller Puertorriqueño’s Nasheli Ortiz-González

Fashioning a better future

The new executive director talks about exploring activism through fashion design, her upbringing in Puerto Rico, and leading the future of Taller Puertorriqueño’s community of Puerto Rican artists and activists. Christina Anthony profiles.
Christina Anthony

Christina Anthony

Profiles 3 minute read
A collage of portraits the filmmakers, predominantly featuring the artists' faces.

BlackStar’s new Filmmaker Lab supports Black, Brown, and Indigenous voices on the rise

Opening doors for local filmmakers of color

Jared Michael Lowe profiles BlackStar’s new Filmmaker Lab, its inaugural class, and speaks with founder Maori Karmael Holmes on the evolution of BlackStar.
Jared Michael Lowe

Jared Michael Lowe

Profiles 5 minute read
A movie theater in the middle of a small town street, shops on the block. Hiway is spelled out on the theater billboard

The best independent movie theaters in Philadelphia

Living in a cinema's paradise

KC Wingert rounds up the best independent theaters in the city while considering their history, their future, and their lasting impact on Philadelphia's film and arthouse culture.
KC Wingert

KC Wingert

Features 6 minute read