Phindie began publishing in 2012, and its precursor sites published articles as early as 2009. After a decade, we’ve posted over 3,000 articles by over 175 different writers. Here are the most popular pieces across that time:
- Sex on Stage in FEST (FringeArts) and KEIN APPLAUS FÜR SCHEISSE (American Realness [NYC]) January 20, 2015. Phindie’s theater editor Julius Ferraro considered two graphic shows in a review whose title proved SEO gold.
- “New York-caliber actors”: How NYC-centrism hurts regional theater April 17, 2017. Cameron Kelsall’s piece hailing the quality of regional theater was popular well beyond Philadelphia.
- Literary Legacy: A History of Philadelphia Writers April 21, 2013. An evergreen history article by editor Christopher Munden looked at centuries of writing in Philadelphia.
- Philadelphia Theater Calendar An ongoing project, Phindie publishes the most-comprehensive calendar of theater in Philadelphia.
- A Brief History of Early Publishing in Philadelphia April 29, 2010. History is never dated. Christopher Munden examines the beginnings of publishing in Philadelphia.
- Deb Miller’s 15 Top Picks for the 2015 Fringe Festival July 20, 2015. The annual picks for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival are regularly the most-read article of the year, none more so than Deb Miller’s 2015 edition.
- Nudity or Crudity: a conversation with Mary Tuomanen about THE BODY LAUTREC September 14, 2014. A divisive Fringe piece led to a divisive interview by Julius Ferraro.
- 2014/15 Critics’ Awards: The best in Philadelphia theater August 14, 2015. For a few years, Phindie released its own list of the best shows in Philadelphia theater, chosen by the shrinking ranks of Philadelphia theater critics.
- We Are All Chelsea Manning: Inis Nua actors on what THE RADICALISATION OF BRADLEY MANNING means to them April 26, 2016. A show on a hot-button topic continues to attract attention years after this article by Christopher Munden.
- An Aerialist Brazilian: Danila Bim discusses her work with Cirque du Soleil’s VOLTA June 21, 2018. Debra Danese’s interview with the star of a touring production got readers in cities beyond Philly.
- Phindie Loses a Contributor: Remembering Allison Rickert, writer, editor, and mensch January 9, 2016. An unfortunate loss got a fitting and well-received tribute by Henrik Eger.
- DISHWASHER (Brian Feldman): 2015 Fringe review September 5, 2015. The most-read theater review in Phindie history was of a peculiar one-off performance in the house of editor Christopher Munden.