Welcome to Philadelphia, "Night Vale"

"Welcome to Night Vale" creators Joseph Fink and Jeffery Cranor share their views of the wonderfully strange world they’ve created—and the similarly strange one we live in.

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Posted Feb. 26, 2014 | Comments: 0

Caitlin McCormack’s got crochet-y creativity on her side

The artist's beautiful string sculptures are just the beginning. Her 3-D illustrative pieces, completely separate from her skeletal work, are no less masterful.

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Posted Jan. 23, 2014 | Comments: 0

ARTS AND CULTURE > FEATURES

By Nia Ngina Meeks

In Memoriam: Amiri Baraka

Fellow poets, scholars remember the life and legacy of N.J.’s pioneering, polarizing wordsmith-warrior.

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Posted Jan. 15, 2014 | Comments: 3

AAI's "HOT TEA" serves meaningful cups of conversation

Asian Arts Initiative’s interactive project creates a wonderfully unique experience out of everyday interaction.

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Posted Dec. 18, 2013 | Comments: 0

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“Cambodian Son” tells of imprisoned, exiled immigrant
By Bill Chenevert

Kosal Khiev’s story is both devastatingly sad and a triumph of the spoken word. Director Masahiro Sugano met him in Cambodia and the story he tells with his stark documentary, “Cambodian Son,” is almost too bizarre to believe. Honestly, the best way to clearly communicate the heft of Khiev’s first 30 years is to show [...]

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Tonight’s Franklin Institute Awards continue a legacy of science, innovation
By Kennedy Allen

It’s safe to say that Benjamin Franklin is Philadelphia’s most renowned adopted son. While born in Boston, good ol’ BF has done more for this city than he’s given crdit. Sure, the discovery of electricity and the invention of bifocals were important in their own right. But it is the driving force of curiosity that [...]

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Hoots & Hellmouth moving into Boot & Saddle for May — and B&S’ menu now has a burger
By Bill Chenevert

Photo by Deneka Peniston, provided by the band. In the Great Things Happening in Philadelphia Music Department, you can watch Hoots & Hellmouth work out new material over the course of four dates on Broad Street with what they’re calling a residency. Boot & Saddle and R5 are giving the local heroes carte blanche to take [...]