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In 2012, Sylvain Émard brought 'Le Grand Continental' to the art museum. Now, it's Super Grand, and the more the merrier. (Photo by Maya Daoud.)

Philly Fringe 2018: family-friendly Fringe Festival guide

Small people, big rewards

The Philadelphia Fringe Festival provides the perfect opportunity to introduce children to the type of performance they won't find anywhere else. Check out Wendy Rosenfield's annual family-friendly Fringe guide for suggestions.
Wendy Rosenfield

Wendy Rosenfield

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Ivanka and Jared: A follow-up

One more reason to read 'BSR'

When you read 'Broad Street Review,' who needs the New York 'Times'? Dan Rottenberg considers.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

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Putin and Trump: Brothers beneath the skin. (Photo via Creative Commons/Wikimedia.)

Understanding Trump (yet again)

When a narcissist needs a friend

Why, in defiance of all logic, has President Trump invited Vladimir Putin to Washington for a second summit? That question has mystified pundits but not faithful readers of 'Broad Street Review.' Dan Rottenberg considers.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

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What quality does Connie Francis share with Donald Trump? (Photo via Creative Commons/Wikimedia.)

Trump: Malevolent or incompetent?

His heart has a mind of its own

Monday’s summit meeting added one more label to the rapidly expanding list of all the things Donald Trump isn’t. Dan Rottenberg considers.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

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Pakula had Fonda's number... and Trump's, too. (Photo via imdb.com.)

What Trump could learn from ‘Klute’

It worked for Jane Fonda, but…

An incident on the 1971 movie set of 'Klute' suggests insight into a certain overconfident White House occupant. Dan Rottenberg considers.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

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Chapman as Hedwig: Where are the high priests? (Photo by Garrett Matthews.)

Artists vs. critics

When Cara met Hedwig

The recent BSR controversy over 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' resurrects an old question: What do arts journalists owe to the artists? Dan Rottenberg considers.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

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I never even mentioned Machine Dazzle's costumes! This one, if you can't guess, announced the decade spanning 1956 to 1966. (Photo by Wendy Rosenfield.)

The realness of Taylor Mac's 'A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, Part II, 1896 to Present'

Creating community, 12 hours at a time

Taylor Mac's 'A 24-Decade History of Popular Music' promises nothing less than a better world. We can really use that message right now. Wendy Rosenfield considers.
Wendy Rosenfield

Wendy Rosenfield

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As sexual harassers go, his pattern was unique. (Photo: Wikimedia/Commons.)

Bill Cosby, reconsidered (yet again)

What to do with Cosby?

Bill Cosby, the man who once defined himself as America’s dad, has now been redefined as a remorseless criminal. But that label doesn’t work either.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

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A seductively friendly ambiance. Just one problem. (Photo via Creative Commons/Wikimedia.)

Race, protest, and caffeine: Philadelphia's Starbucks arrests

What’s really wrong with Starbucks

The protesters who demanded racial justice outside a Center City Starbucks last week inadvertently played right into the upscale coffee company’s long-range marketing strategy. Dan Rottenberg considers.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

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Why did comedian Trevor Noah decide to stiff JFCS? Your guess is as good as theirs. (Photo via Creative Commons/Wikimedia.)

'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah cancels gig, costs Philly Jewish charity $200,000

Funny business

Jewish Family and Children's Services of Greater Philadelphia assists 25,000 people each year. Next year, thanks to 'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah, they might have to help a few less. Wendy Rosenfield considers.
Wendy Rosenfield

Wendy Rosenfield

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