Comedian Che Guerrero talks about his ‘American Immigrant’ podcast
Sharing an American dream
Che Guerrero’s latest live recording of his ‘American Immigrant’ podcast at Philly Improv Theater is a hilarious conversation on race, 2020 candidates, US history, and the upcoming Philadelphia election. Erin Dohony considers.
Nicole Phoenix presents the one-year anniversary of ‘The Comments Section’
Gather, grow, share
Monthly variety show 'The Comments Section' highlights Black women performers from Philly and beyond and celebrates community.
A statement from Philadelphia Theatre Company and the authors of an open letter
Not just conversations in rooms
First, there was a letter. Then, the Philly theater community caught fire on social media, with unintended effects for everyone. Now the letter's authors have met with Philadelphia Theatre Company’s Paige Price. What happens next?
No more all-white seasons: Continuing the conversation on inclusion at Philly theaters
Loud but learning
It’s been an intense week for the Philadelphia theater community, as a necessary conversation about inclusion on and offstage drew voices that have been fighting racism for years. What’s next? Becca Khalil considers.
Philly’s Spanish-speaking improv troupe, ¿Qué?, speaks everyone's language
Meet ¿Qué?, the local Spanish-speaking improv team bringing you the cross-cultural variety show ‘¿Cómo Se Dice…?’ every month at Good Good Comedy Theatre.
Facing yourself after watching Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’
The scariest person in the world
Jordan Peele’s latest horror blockbuster, ‘Us,’ makes you wonder if the real demons are on the inside. Christina Anthony considers.
Remembering Philadelphia sculptor John N. Phillips
Whimsy in bronze
The Philadelphia arts community lost a uniquely masterful sculptor in February. We remember his generous creativity, his expert yet fanciful vision, and the cultural landmarks he saved. Anndee Hochman considers.
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Barnes & Noble celebrates science fiction, honoring Philly ‘Asimov’s’ editor Gardner Dozois
Science fiction with a touch of Philadelphia
Barnes & Noble hosts an author event that highlights the link between Philadelphia and a mainstay of the science-fiction world. Tom Purdom considers.
Meet NYTEShift, Philly’s own all-POC comedy troupe
Not Your Token Entertainers
Members of NYTEShift, the only all-people-of-color comedy troupe with a monthly show in Philly, are making space in a white-dominated sector for folks who have seldom seen themselves represented onstage. Christina Anthony considers.
Remembering Philadelphia jazz drummer, composer, and advocate Jim Miller
Philadelphia lost one of its most beloved musicians and jazz-community advocates when drummer Jim Miller died suddenly in February. Suzanne Cloud remembers him.