Literature

The written word in Philadelphia.

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[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

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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

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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.

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[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.

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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.

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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.

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[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.

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[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.”