For the past 18 years, the First Person Arts Film Festival has brought provocative think pieces to the stage for Philadelphia’s viewing pleasure.
Hakim Laws strolled up onto the F1 Lot at the Wells Fargo Center with the swagger of a celebrity.
This is a story about a private company seizing public land – apparently without seeking, or receiving, permission – to turn a heftier profit than that which it’s already turning across the city of Philadelphia.
If you live, work, dine or drink in Center City, you’ve seen Octavius Catto’s 12-foot bronze statue at City Hall’s southern corner.
Philadelphia has become a town that hosts film festivals all year round. There's QFlix, PFS Springfest, the Philadelphia Latin Film Festival.
Philadelphia woke up Sept. 26 with the first sign of relief for the city’s oppressive poverty rate in more than a decade.
Earlier this month, NBC10 partnered with Visit Philadelphia to unveil the city’s newest magazine show, “Philly Live.”
Hahnemann University Hospital may have officially closed its doors on Sept. 6, but the impact is already apparent.
By all accounts, this is the biggest week on Philadelphia’s music calendar since Live Nation introduced The Met into the market last December.
Ever since screening at 2019’s Sundance Film Festival, Cherry Hill’s Paul Downs Colaizzo and Jillian Bell (“Workaholics,” “22 Jump Street”) have been surprising screening audiences with the fruit of their labor — the poignantly motivational, real-life inspired dramedy, “Brittany Runs a Marathon.”
If you’re looking for intense situations mixed with ridiculous drama, then we’ve found the Fringe show for you.
Picture this: Two siblings, Lee and Joey, take a long night’s journey across the Pennsylvania Turnpike to scatter their father's ashes in his favorite place — a Wawa parking lot.
When it comes to Pig Iron Theatre Company scenic designer Mimi Lien and director/co-founder Dan Rothenberg, “Superterranean” — Fringe Festival 2019’s first lofty production, starting September 5 — is not the first time that the pair have evoked or created new, undefinable worlds.
When Barack and Michelle Obama announced last year that they were starting a production company called Higher Ground and using it to produce documentaries on Netflix, some detractors predicted that the former President and First Lady would use these films to advocate for pet political causes…
At the end of 1997, before opening his 700 Club with bartending pal Chris Sey and Mel's Rockpile bassist Tracy Stanton, Kurt Wunder spoke with me about his then newly purchased butcher shop turned corner saloon.
When you walk into ACCT Philly, the region’s largest animal care and control service provider that contractually serves the city of Philadelphia, you notice a huddle of people looking to surrender their unwanted animals or to drop off found strays, as well as large bins for donations of food…
“I'm from California, so when I moved here 10 years ago, I searched for a dungeon-club experience that felt right,” said Mistress Zeneca, creator of Cherry Noir, a kinky play party that celebrates seven years in Philly this fall.
Naomi Pettit, 21, lives on the 3700 block of 15th Street, right across from where alleged shooter Maurice Hill riddled bullets through the late afternoon and evening Wednesday, injuring six police officers and terrorizing the neighborhood, before finally giving himself up.
It has been 74 years since it occurred, but Milton Dienes still remembers every detail of his experience as a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps 9th Photo Tech Squadron during World War II.
In a time of climate change — whether you believe in it or not — it’s crucial to recognize those that are putting in the work to make a change.
A personal information security breach was recently discovered at Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) after an employee lost his briefcase that contained a laptop that was password-protected but not encrypted.
Ask anyone from West Philly and they’ll tell you they readily know the fabulous Faulkners from 51st and Catherine Sts.
On Aug. 6, A&E Network will premiere a special new season of the Emmy Award-winning series, “Intervention,” this time set in in the greater Philadelphia area, with a special focus on Kensington – a series that maybe the show’s most intense yet.
When Amber Hikes announced on July 9 that she was leaving her two-year old post as the executive director of the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs to take a position as Chief Diversity Officer at the ACLU’s National Office in New York City, there was surprise, but not total shock.
During Christmas 2014, Margaux Murphy was driving around her Port Richmond neighborhood and noticed how many people were experiencing homelessness.
There’s something about 100-degree weather, clammy television reporters and celebrity court proceedings that go well together.
A documentary about Cambridge Analytica — the shadowy, now-defunct “data intelligence” firm that played a role in both the election of Donald Trump and Brexit — could have gone wrong in multiple ways.
There are so many places to start when discussing Philadelphia’s David Carroll that the mind sputters and the voice cracks.
Governor Tom Wolf and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney have teamed up to make sure the closure of Hahnemann University Hospital happens with as little pain as possible for both patients and employees.
At least 1,000 people gathered outside Hahnemann University Hospital on July 15 to rally against its closure with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
Jeanette Miller was overjoyed when she heard the news that Philadelphia Energy Solutions was closing its sprawling South Philadelphia refinery, which had the unenviable reputation of being the city’s biggest single source of air pollution.
Given the sunshine, low humidity and passing rain the previous day, the warm and sunny lunch hour in downtown Philadelphia on June 27 should have been serene.
A sinkhole that opened up across from Clark Park on Baltimore Ave. was a summer sanctuary for the neighborhood’s residents.
Emily Suess lives with an inoperable brain tumor that was finally detected in February 2017, after she had been mistakenly diagnosed with fibromyalgia and depression by a rheumatologist in 2014.
Long before Sonny Conto made his professional heavyweight boxing debut at 2300 Arena by pounding Jimmie Levins until the ref stopped the fight in the first round, “Sonny from S. 9th Street” was just a well-known guy from the neighborhood.
On the 2200 block of Ingersoll Street in the Sharswood section of North Philadelphia, three abandoned row homes sit boarded up on a strip dominated by empty lots.
One of the starkest realties of first-time director Stephen McCoy’s “Nightcrawlers,” a documentary premiering at PhilaMoca on June 27, is how graphically it portrays the speed with which one can throw youth away, and how homelessness and opioid addiction — twin scourges of the 21st Century —…