Literature

The written word in Philadelphia.

What Peaches and What Penumbras! A musical play concludes Whitman at 200

The last big Whitman at 200 event was Oscar Visits Walt, a musical play about the meeting of two gay poets, Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman.

david hallberg body of work

[book review] A BODY OF WORK by David Hallberg: Dancing to the Edge and Back

This book invites readers into the world of ballet, and reminds us what it takes us to truly live our lives for a love.

[book review] MAD TO LIVE: Randall Brown’s Literary machines of compression

Flash fiction has established itself as a literary genre whose popularity only grows as our attention span shrinks

There’s No Place Like Home: Revolutionary performances by Automatic Arts

The best showcase for new performing arts in Philadelphia gets Revolutionary with an evening of beer and performance at Cliveden

An Interview with Morriah Aleese Young, Creator of BUILDING A WORLD, BUT BUILDING A WORLD FOR WOMEN

We sat down with Morriah to discuss her utopian artscape, feminism, boob-themed carnival games, and Beyonce.

[book review] 50 OVER 50 (PS Books)

The newest collection from PS Books, 50 OVER 50, continues the publishing company’s recent trend of showcasing work by female writers and artists.

You Don’t Know Philadelphia Writers Like Thom Nickels

Thom Nickels is the go-to person for Philadelphia architecture, gay Philadelphia, and now, literary Philadelphia.

The Taliban Shuffle, WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT, and other wartime dance crazes: Interview with writer Kim Barker

The NYTimes reporter behind Tina Fey’s new movie talks to Phindie about her work.

[book review] THE PHILADELPHIA CONNECTION: CONVERSATIONS WITH PLAYWRIGHTS, by B.J. Burton

Interviews with fifteen of Philadelphia’s noted contemporary playwrights give insights into the city’s flourishing theater community.

[book review] FOLLIES OF GOD (James Grissom): Validating Tennessee Williams

“The greatness of . . . people lies in how they got from their squalor—real or perceived—and became artists.”