Arts

Jesse Moldovsky performing onstage

Jesse Moldovsky, 19, Takes the Stage at Philly Folk Festival

It was a couple years ago when musician Jesse Moldovsky, 19, started performing at open mic nights. Though paid gigs slowly followed, a lot...
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Book Review | ‘Fly Already’

Etgar Keret Is a Gift Fly Already Etgar Keret Riverhead Books Etgar Keret is not the kind of writer that people like. He does not write novels, which have...
Ninet Tayeb

Israeli Rock Star Ninet Tayeb Comes to Manayunk for Local Show

Ninet Tayeb Was the Kelly Clarkson of Israel. At 19, the singer got her big break winning the debut season of Kokhav Nolad, a...
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Book Review | ‘A Bend in the Stars’

Bend Blends History, Thrills A Bend in the Stars Rachel Barenbaum Grand Central Publishing A little more than a century ago, Europe was thrown into turmoil as a...
Stephen Fried

Author Stephen Fried Talks New Book on ‘Lost Founder’

Stephen Fried’s Rush, a biography of Benjamin Rush — doctor, teacher, writer, thinker and signer of one of the few documents that confer that...
Maëlle Doliveux and Josh O’Neill sit on chairs in a cozy looking room

Beehive Books Seeks out Unusual and Unlikely

Walk into the former Reformed Episcopal Church of the Atonement in West Philadelphia, and you hear the unmistakable sounds of construction work. The century-old...
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Book Review | ‘The Sisters of the Winter Wood’

A Magical Retelling of Jewish Resilience The Sisters of the Winter Wood Rena Rossner Redhook In an enchanted forest on the border of Moldova and Ukraine, near the...
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‘Exponent’ Staff Picks: Our Five Most Influential Books

We’re in the dog days of summer now, limping along from one air conditioned haven to another, trying to escape the humidity and heat,...

Film Review | ‘Tel Aviv on Fire’

Warning: Spoilers ahead. Sameh Zoabi’s Tel Aviv on Fire tells the story of Salam (Kais Nashif), a production assistant who somehow weasels his way into...
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Book Review | ‘Spaceman and Bloater: Beltuek Cavern and Other Stories’

To Infinity and Beyond Spaceman and Bloater: Beltuek Cavern and Other Stories Jason Piperberg Orp Comics Prepare to blast off with this graphic novel published this spring. Spaceman...