Opinion

Along ‘The Alley’ in Cherry Hill, business owners look out for one another -- and for their neighbors on Route 70

Township Lane is unusual for Cherry Hill - a business block tucked between busy Route 70 and a residential area in the Erlton section. It's a quirky cluster of small, locally owned businesses that look out for each other and their neighbors.

Review

‘Oleanna’ at Independence Studio on 3: Mamet’s somewhat outmoded play, still with moments of power

Our national conversation about male-female power relations -- and their abuses -- have moved on from 1992, when this play debuted. Yet, thanks to good performances and strong staging, this production has a few almost redemptive moments of connection and power.
Review

‘Oleanna’ at Independence Studio on 3: Mamet’s somewhat outmoded play, still with moments of power

Our national conversation about male-female power relations -- and their abuses -- have moved on from 1992, when this play debuted. Yet, thanks to good performances and strong staging, this production has a few almost redemptive moments of connection and power.

Opinion

A Syrian Kurdish leader explains why sudden U.S. troop withdrawal could bring slaughter and ISIS return | Trudy Rubin

Encouraged by Trump's unexpected retreat, ISIS kills four Americans, while Turkey prepares to invade northern Syria and smash America's Kurdish allies.
Opinion

A Syrian Kurdish leader explains why sudden U.S. troop withdrawal could bring slaughter and ISIS return | Trudy Rubin

Encouraged by Trump's unexpected retreat, ISIS kills four Americans, while Turkey prepares to invade northern Syria and smash America's Kurdish allies.

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Opinion

Toxic masculinity is a myth

Masculinity is not toxic. It’s normal, it’s human, and it’s good. We need to remember that, despite what Madison Avenue or #MeToo wants us to believe.

Opinion

L.A. teacher strike may be cutting edge of a revolution against what’s rotten in America | Will Bunch

Teachers in the 2nd-biggest U.S. city raise questions that should trouble Philly, elsewhere.

Column

Marie Kondo, tiny houses, and the terrifying, joy-sparking magic of watching other people tidy up

Kondo's Netflix show seems to have sparked as many debates as it has joy since its New Year’s Day premiere.

Review

‘Betrayal’ at the Lantern: A subtle, powerful rendition of Harold Pinter’s delicious, sinister love triangle

Not every move is right -- there's an intermission that hampers the momentum of this delicate masterpiece -- but the Lantern gets Pinter's accessible masterpiece right, with delicacy, tension, attention to detail, and above all the charged, freighted silence that is the heart of this play.

Column

New season of single-mom dramedy ‘SMILF’ features Philly artist’s ‘silk graffiti’

Aubrie Costello collaborated with the Showtime series' creator and star, Frankie Shaw, on a series of pieces for each episode of the show's second season, which begins Sunday.

Column

Alejandro Escovedo brings timely immigrant songs to Philadelphia with ‘The Crossing’

The great Mexican-American rocker is on tour with Italian band Don Antonio, playing songs from their collaborative album ‘The Crossing.’

Opinion

The Camel Prom Mom did wrong, but she brought a whole lot of joy to North Philly | Jenice Armstrong

Saudia Shuler defrauded the government by accepting payments she wasn’t entitled to. That was straight‐up foul. But I’m crossing my fingers she won't have to go to jail.

Opinion

Are Trump’s gifts to Putin the work of a gullible admirer rather than a mark of collusion? | Trudy Rubin

From refusing to fight cyberespionage, to discussing U.S. exit from NATO, to dissing democracies,Trump is the gift that keeps giving to Russia.

Opinion

The Eagles are breaking up with us. Now what? | Maria Panaritis

If you’ve ever been dumped, you know. The feeling on Monday morning was familiar. Here is a field guide to coping with the Eagles loss.

Review

‘Maestro’ at the Duke: A musical life of Toscanini, without much life

For a flamboyant, celebrated life like Arturo Toscanini's, you'd expect drama of great emotions and sweeping historical evocation. Alas, the actual play is just a baffling mess.

Column

‘This Is Us’ has a Philly problem, and it’s getting worse

Tuesday's episode used the city as a prop to advance a far-fetched political story.

Opinion

Drag-racing cop’s apology was two years too late | Ronnie Polaneczky

Adam Soto, the drag-racing off-duty Philly cop sobbed through his apology to the victim's family, but it's impossible to overlook the fact that his first words of remorse were offered as he pled for a judge's leniency.

Opinion

‘See something, say something’ was lethal to good citizen dog walker in S. Philly | Stu Bykofsky

Trying to be a good citizen got Drew Justice killed in his neighborhood park. A cautionary tale.

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