Locally-published book celebrates tough guys and gals

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Die-hard action fans have had it up to here with action films that don’t actually contain a lick of real action - say the Die-Hard... Read more

Kimmel Center president Anne Ewers to stay on

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Anne Ewers, the Kimmel Center's president and CEO since 2007, has been signed to a four-year contract extension that keeps her here at least... Read more

Chris Colfer: Writing, acting 'Just two forms of storytelling'

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Bookhuggers, be ready! Chris Colfer is putting on his author hat and coming to Philadelphia. He’ll be here this week to celebrate the... Read more

Back to the Future with thrills - and orchestra

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Remember the terrific tuba part in Back to the Future? Or that really sweet violin solo about halfway through? Of course you don’t.... Read more

U.S. poet laureate posts 'sudden poem' on week of grief

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Juan Felipe Herrera began his term as the U.S. Poet Laureate last year. He grew up in a migrant campesino family that traveled from farm to... Read more

Who is Philadelphia's new-music orchestra director?

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After spending last season trying out candidates, Orchestra 2001 says it has hired a new artistic director: Jayce Ogren. He starts the job... Read more

Franklin Institute's 'Self Reflected': The brain in glorious art and science

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Claude Monet, one of the most famous of the Impressionist painters, was more than a painter: He was an artist who, as part of his art, wanted... Read more

PoliticalFest: Citywide bash for the politics geek in us all

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by Alexandra Villarreal A select few have ever soared above the clouds in Air Force One - and soon, you'll get to know what that's like. ... Read more