Remembering Bucks County poet, teacher, and activist Christopher Bursk
A unique legacy of learning
After decades of mentorship to local writing communities, including incarcerated writers, Bucks County poet, teacher, and activist Christopher Bursk never stopped learning or fighting for justice. Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer explores his legacy.
A look back: why the Philly theater scene needs the Black Lives Matter movement
Local artists speak
Writer An Nichols followed the recent national social justice explosion that rocked the Philly theater community, but she wanted to look closer, speaking with local artists about their experiences leading up to the current moment.
Philly’s Protect the Artist protestors take their demands to the Walnut’s opening night
A new opening scene
After a summer of protest and invitations to dialogue that went ignored by the Walnut Street Theatre, Protect the Artist organizers took their message to the Walnut’s 2021 opening night. Wendy Rosenfield was there.
Ardmore’s Viva Video closes after nine years on Lancaster Avenue
Goodbye to The Last Picture Store
Fans of TLA Video found a new home after Miguel Gomez opened Viva Video in Ardmore. As Viva Video now closes, the community that loved it reflects on the future of movie watching. Stephen Silver was there.
A rebrand at the Annenberg Center is true to a move beyond the building
Welcoming Penn Live Arts
The arts presenter headquartered at the Annenberg Center goes back to its roots with a new name: Penn Live Arts. Camille Bacon-Smith explores the update.
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Does new leadership (finally) mean a new era for Philly-area theaters?
Stages of change
In and around Philadelphia, several theater companies are expanding or re-envisioning their artistic leadership models as they prepare to resume in-person performances. Cameron Kelsall speaks with them.
At The Bower, Philadelphia sculptors take the Pennsylvania landscape to heart
The nature of art
The Bower, a new sculpture park and public garden outside Harrisburg, features sculptures from Philadelphia artists in a unique and immersive dialogue with the landscape around them. Helen Walsh visits.
Exploring the new early American galleries at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
The stories we told ourselves in Philadelphia
The new Robert L. McNeil Jr. Galleries, showcasing art and objects from 1650 to 1850 with a focus on Philadelphia, tell a story many of us still need to hear. Camille Bacon-Smith visits.
Protect the Artist protestors make their demands outside the Walnut Street Theatre
Philly artists march to “crack the Nut”
On June 18, the activists of a newly formed Philly coalition, Protect the Artist, took their message to the streets with a protest outside the Walnut Street Theatre. An Nichols and Alaina Johns were there.
The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Our City, Your Orchestra at William Way
Celebrating Pride with the orchestra
Just in time for Pride, the Philadelphia Orchestra concludes the first season of its Our City, Your Orchestra series at the William Way LGBT Community Center. Cameron Kelsall talks with concertmaster David Kim and composer Jennifer Higdon about classical music in the community.