Stephan Salisbury has covered cultural news since 1982.

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Historic Stenton to honor enslaved housekeeper who saved the house from burning by the Brits

Little is known of Dinah, who lived in the 18th century, but her name is, in a sense, legend.

Penn library will return 9th-century documents found to have been stolen from Italian archive

The university received the documents in 2011 as part of a large gift of books and manuscripts from collector Lawrence Schoenberg, who had purchased them from a venerable London bookseller.

Christmas whiff: A custom 'Nutcracker’ scent will infuse the Academy of Music lobby

The beloved holiday favorite will offer treats for the nose, thanks to the work of an olfactive branding company.

Parents of student killed in Salvation Army building collapse donate $1 million to PAFA for new Anne Bryan Gallery

The first-year PAFA student was one of six people killed when the building collapsed.

4 arrested, but calm mostly prevails at ‘We the People’ rally on Independence Mall

A rally Saturday on Independence Mall that had been hyped online as having the potential to attract white supremacists or other violence-prone hate groups was instead a duel of political demonstrations that passed largely without incident but included four arrests.

Honoring a printmaker who fled Lithuania and had a profound influence on black artists in Philly

Romas Viesulas inspired and encouraged talented students at Temple's Tyler School, including the founder of the Brandywine Workshop.

High-tech exhibit opens today at the Seaport Museum. Here's why the stakes are high.

The permanent exhibit "River Alive!" ties the museum's fortunes to the river outside in a $5 million makeover.

Academy of Natural Sciences to display mermaids and dragons with its dinos

A special exhibition will focus on mythical creatures and how they connect to the natural world.

Do record-breaking prices make art great? Nathaniel Kahn calls BS

The Philly-born director (architect Louis Kahn's son) will talk with the audience at opening night Friday at the Prince.