Arts

Jennifer Weiner

Best-Selling Author Jennifer Weiner Dishes on Book, Anti-Semitism

Jennifer Weiner is a sort of Renaissance woman. She’s the Twitter phenom who live tweets episodes of the dating show The Bachelor. She’s the former journalist...
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Book Review | ‘The Truth About Leaving’

A Jewish Book Your Teen Won’t Mind Reading The Truth About Leaving Natalie Blitt Amberjack Publishing Move over Holden Caulfield. Natalie Blitt’s The Truth About Leaving is the...
Brian Ungar does a handstand with his legs spread on a picnic table

Philly Faces: Brian Ungar Aims to Fly High

Like many 18-year-olds, Brian Ungar juggles school, extracurriculars and fun. Unlike his peers, he does it from 10 feet off the ground. Ungar is a...
Voila, a piece of two women surrounded by haphazard laundry, that is part of Destined for the Stars

Ricky Bernstein’s Show ‘Destined for the Stars’ Celebrates the Ordinary

Philadelphia is blessed with a wealth of large, well-known museums, from the Mütter Museum and the National Constitution Center to the Philadelphia Museum of...
Alon Goldstein sitting next to a piano

Israeli Pianist Alon Goldstein Visits Philly for Annual Piano Festival

It’s difficult for Alon Goldstein to define his home: He was raised in Israel, owns a house in Maryland, has a job in Missouri...
A dancer in a blue outfit performs during the Philadelphia Women's Theatre Festival in 2016

Tribe 12 Coordinator Aims to Empower Women in Theater With Fifth Annual Festival

When Polly Edelstein was a graduate theater student at Villanova University, she wrote a manifesto. The concept of a “manifesto” has taken on some ominous...

Try Guy Zach Kornfeld Reflects on Jewishness Ahead of Local Show

They’re four guys who try stuff. This fairly simple premise has led The Try Guys, former BuzzFeed video creators, to internet stardom. Now after nearly...
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‘Fiddler’-Inspired ‘Garreville’ Tells Story of Sharecropper Family in 1915

A staged reading of a new musical inspired by Fiddler on the Roof is coming to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and...
Herb Tapper, interior designer of the Mai Shalva Center City Community Mikvah, holds a rolled up design

Designer: Center City Mikvah Will Have the ‘Feeling of an Ocean Breeze’

Welcoming, embracing and refined are just some of the characteristics designer Herb Tapper is trying to evoke as he creates the interior of Mai...
When We Were Arabs by Massoud Hayoun cover art

Book Review | When We Were Arabs: A Jewish Family’s Forgotten History

Reclaiming the Identity of the Jewish Arab When We Were Arabs: A Jewish Family’s Forgotten History Massoud Hayoun The New Press Modern-day depictions of Muslims and Arabs can...