Know KING JOHN: Helen Mirren and other stars promote Philly production of little-known Shakespeare play

Revolution Shakespeare has put together a truly all-star line-up for its promotional video for KING JOHN, this year’s fall Shakespeare production in Hawthorne Park.


Philly’s Kinda Cool episode 5: Ten citywides, harassment, and which is cooler “black or gay”?

This week’s Philly’s Kinda Cool considers Melania Trump’s plagiarism, harassment, and whether it’s cooler to be black or gay.


Food for Thought: Southwark Queen Village Community Garden

After four decades the Southwark Queen Village community garden continues to thrive.

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Famous Philadelphians: John Wanamaker (1838–1922)

John Wanamaker is remembered as the father of the American department store and modern commercial and retail advertising.


Un-Conventional Theater: Performances around the Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention comes to Philadelphia July 25-28, 2016, with all its trappings of political theater: Hillary inspiring the masses (?), Bernie joining her in a heart-warming display of…


Philly’s Kinda Cool episode 4: The police, babies, local music and James Franco “getting in character”

On this week’s Philly’s Kinda Cool, we share stories of interactions between local people and the police. We also talk babies, James France “getting into character”, and whether it’s dangerous…


A Room with a View: Jennifer Summerfield talks THE YELLOW WALLPAPER

Jennifer tells us how and why she staged this haunting tale of one woman’s mental collapse.


Philly’s Kinda Cool Episode 3: Interviews, theater picks, local music, and WEEN

Phindie editor Christopher Munden gives his weekend performing arts picks: BalletX’s Summer Series, Jennifer Summerfield’s The Yellow Wallpaper, and Greenfield Collective’s Bad Hamlet with Brews. And more!


Philly’s Kinda Cool: Episode 2

What kinda cool? Philly’s Kinda Cool. Episode 2 of new local music and talk podcast.


Philly’s Kinda Cool: Episode 1

A new radio show playing local music and talk local happenings and bullshit.


This Number is in Service: Mike Durkin gives us the SoLow down on FOR A GOOD TIME CALL

Mike gave Phindie the SoLow down (and the number) for this brilliantly conceived new work.


Growth, Cockroaches, and *not* Micropenises: Julius Ferraro and Dani Solomon give us the SoLow down on MICROMANIA

We got the SoLow down on this compelling original piece from writer/actor Julius and director Dani Solomon.


Our Revels Now Are Ended? Philly Shakes takes a break

Fans of the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre were dismayed to receive this letter from artistic director Carmen Khan. It looks like this season will be the last in a while. We wish the best to Carmen and everyone at the company.


36 VIEWS (Lantern): Using artifice to reveal truths

Visually beautiful and compelling in its coherence, 36 VIEWS weaves these intellectual concepts on the uncertainty of art and life with a wholly original style.


Full Schedule: 2016 Philadelphia International Children’s Festival June 2-4

An array of circus arts, music, theater and storytelling and an outdoor FUN ZONE


A Weird History: Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter and his peculiar museum

Within a staid building at 22nd and Ludlow lies one of the most peculiar and enthralling museums in the world.

Hermann Schwarzmann, 1876, from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Historical Register of the Centennial Exposition 1876.

Famous Philadelphians: Hermann Schwarzmann (1846–1891)

As chief engineer for the Centennial Exhibition Grounds, Hermann Schwarzmann transformed Fairmount Park into a world-class venue for the 1876 fair celebrating America’s 100th anniversary.

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We Are All Chelsea Manning: Inis Nua actors on what THE RADICALISATION OF BRADLEY MANNING means to them

We asked the actors in this challenging production: Who is Bradley Manning to you?

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Not Going Gently: 1812 rocks with an album and a play

Harriet Power sits on a stool at a lightly stocked semi-circle bar in the corner of a spacious music room a block from the Ninth Street Market. She’s watching as…