One year later: Philly theater artists open up about the first shutdown
The nights the lights went out
A year after theaters around the country suspended in-person performances due to the pandemic, Cameron Kelsall speaks with Philadelphia theater artists about looking back and moving forward.
CAPA alums lost an old friend when the McDonald’s at Broad and Carpenter closed
Firsts, lasts, and cheeseburgers
CAPA students made the McDonald’s across the street a second home between classes and concerts, where the drama never stopped and nobody went hungry. Isabel Soisson remembers.
After a year of pandemic life, how do we measure the distance between then and now?
A year ago…
How have we weathered the last year? Let us count the ways. Births. Zooms. Funerals. The hugs we missed. Anndee Hochman is still realizing that anything can happen.
Stuck between a good neighbor and a noisy neighbor at seven in the morning
I only have ears for you
Especially when many of us are spending extra time at home, what does being a good neighbor really mean? Roz Warren listens in.
The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival stands against anti-Asian violence, and so can you
No place for anti-Asian hate
When a board member of SAG-AFTRA shared a blatantly anti-Chinese meme earlier this year, the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival responded strongly. Marta Rusek talks with festival director Selena Yip and suggests ways for everyone to step up.
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Fitzrovia’s Passyunk Avenue restaurant takes South Philly flavor abroad
London’s taste of brotherly love
After New Jersey native JP Teti realized he couldn’t get a cheesesteak in London, he dreamed up a restaurant that takes an authentic South Philly vibe abroad. Emily Savidge stops in.
On my Philly Valentine’s day, here’s what being a hopeless romantic really means
My own romantic comedy
In between performances of the annual ‘Not Yet Rated: An Improvised Rom-Com,’ writer and performer Kelly Conrad reflects on what romantic comedies have taught her about life.
Can arts education save American democracy?
As a parent, writer, and lover of the arts, Cass Lewis says we need an intervention of arts education to help prevent events likes the January 6 Capitol insurrection.
Stop calling essential workers heroes and start actually helping us
The myth of the tireless worker
Michelle Nugent is an essential worker, not a hero. For everyone who wants to thank an essential worker today, she explains who the real heroes could be, if they stepped up.
What happens when bringing up the truth just gets you blocked?
Trashed on Twitter for something I didn’t do
Twenty-one years ago, Roz Warren edited a book called ‘Eat, Drink and Remarry.’ Seven years ago, another author published a novel by the same title. So why did she accuse Roz of theft?