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The must see play of Philly’s holiday season…

…is over four hundred years old. In the right hands, Shakespeare can still bring it. Twelfth Night will be playing at Pig Iron until the 22nd. You should go see it. From my piece in the Inky (Jawnts-endorsed), linked above, … Continue reading

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TONIGHT: Go See Aftermath

The International House is playing the Polish movie Aftermath tonight (as I noted in yesterday‘s  Inquirer). You should go see it, as its probably not going to get a wider release. Check out this article for a taste of the … Continue reading

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All Elmore, All the Time

I started seriously reading Elmore Leonard books this summer and proceeded to blow through- en of the 20+ novels he wrote since Glitz (1985), which my dad recommended to me because of my interest in all things Atlantic City. I’m … Continue reading

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Here’s What You Should Do This Weekend: CITYWIDE Edition

As I noted in this week’s Sunday Inquirer, Philly’s artist collectives are getting together for a big weeks long series of exhibitions. The space I personally inspected, on 41st and Haverford, was a breathtakingly huge warehouse transformed into a space … Continue reading

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Tonight: Theater In Deepest Kensington

My latest Jawnts column, from last Sunday’s Inquirer. But the event in question begins tonight! [This] Saturday, in a dilapidated warehouse in Kensington, three young people will pretend to be three other young people in a dilapidated warehouse in San … Continue reading

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Old Movies in Philly This Week: Renoir or Monty Python

I’ve got a new mini-column for the Inquirer on cool, relatively obscure arts and culture happenings in the Philly area. It runs every Sunday I’m enjoying it greatly. Please tweet me tips: @jblumgart This week Jean Renoir’s the Grand Illusion … Continue reading

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In Which I’m Finally Paid To Write About P.G. Wodehouse

Well, its finally happened. I’ve been reading P.G. Wodehouse for well over a decade now and I’ve loved his work since I first cracked open The Code of the Woosters. I’ve been proselytizing for his cause for just as long, … Continue reading

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Trolleys: West Philly’s Got ‘Em

I’m continuing my quest to re-post my Inquirer op-eds, which have the nasty habit of vanishing into the ether if left to their own devices (and to Philly.com). One of my favorite things about living in West Philly are the … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Loves Dickens (He Didn’t Return the Favor)

Last Sunday I had a front page piece in the Philly Inquirer’s Currents section on Philly’s one-sided love affair with Charles Dickens. (We were considered “more provincial than Boston or New York,” by the great man in question.) The wonderful … Continue reading

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Philly still needs paid sick leave

I wrote this piece for the Inquirer in the September of 2010, at the beginning of the fight for universal earned sick leave for all the cities’ workers. (A nationally-tweaked version can be found at HuffPo, the Inky version has … Continue reading

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