Can PBS survive the fundraising trap?
I understand the practicalities of the television business. I understand that if these stations don’t make up their budget shortfalls, the quality of their offerings is likely to suffer, or they might even close down altogether. My concern is the fundraising programming itself and how it is threatening to take over a large segment of our PBS stations’ schedules.
Has Philadelphia become a cultural backwater?
What do Philly and Spokane have in common?
A great city isn’t a matter of size, but of whether it challenges itself with the best the world has to offer. Philadelphia doesn’t.
Promoting your writing: a response
The cost of blowing your own horn
Did you find this article via social media? You’re welcome. I put it there, but nobody paid me to do it. Am I the only writer feeling fleeced?
Blair Tindall's 'Mozart in the Jungle'
The oboist's lament
The Mozart in the Jungle TV series is based on a book that presents a cautionary tale for those who commit to a career in the arts for the wrong reasons.
Philadelphia actors find work locally
A commitment to local talent
Do actors need to head north to work? The 51 theaters in the Philadelphia area make an effort to hire local talent, according to their casting directors.
Drexel study of Mantua and Powelton
“A Fragile Ecosystem”
Can the arts do for Mantua and Powelton what they've done in Fishtown and other Philadelphia neighborhoods?