ARTS AND CULTURE

By PW Staff

PW's Weekend Picks: Boo at the Zoo; AIDS Walk Philly; and more!

What to do, who to see and where to be this weekend in Philly.

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Posted Oct. 17, 2014 | Comments: 0

ARTS AND CULTURE > COVER STORY

By Stephen H. Segal

'Sin' historian Karen Abbott exposes secret lives of women spies

PW's former star reporter delves into Civil War history in her new book, 'Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy.'

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Posted Oct. 15, 2014 | Comments: 1

ARTS AND CULTURE > COMEDY

By Stephen H. Segal

John Hodgman on nerds, Obama, the end of the world and "Doctor Who"

Accepting existentially uncomfortable change is part of your job as a human, and that is what the show is about: what to do with your life when the world doesn’t end.

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Posted Oct. 15, 2014 | Comments: 1

Calendar: October 15-22

Bill T. Jones; Philly High School Fair; PHeaSt; AIDS Walk Philly; Hannibal Buress; and more.

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Posted Oct. 14, 2014 | Comments: 1

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Queers and football mix tonight and what about Michael Sam?
By Bill Chenevert

It’s totally possible that Michael Sam’s slowly but surely making queer people sports fans: learning rules, checking scores, researching his draft prospects, etc. But this week is his week (we’re hoping) to be the first openly gay NFL player drafted into the league. It’s pretty thrilling, actually, on par with Jason Collins’ openness and barrier [...]

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Alexander Peters steals the show at PA Ballet’s “Director’s Choice”
By Bill Chenevert

Alexander Peters, above, photographed by Alexander Iziliaev for Pennsylvania Ballet. The Pennsylvania Ballet is currently staging “Director’s Choice,” three distinct pieces: “After The Rain,” The Accidental” and “Grieg: Piano Concerto.” They’re striking and beautiful, and only the third resembles a truly grand and formal (PA) ballet. Maintaining their status as the premiere company in the [...]

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The most anticipated record releases of May and June
By Bill Chenevert

That’s the Queen Freedia herself up there, looking totally sickening and ready to tackle her largest audience yet with upcoming Just Be Free. There are more than a handful of juicy upcoming releases that we can look forward to before summer even hits, and we broke em’ down by release week for you. Our bets [...]