Arts & Culture

Juneteenth in Philadelphia: A list of events celebrating the holiday

BY: - June 18, 2022

By Chanel Hill Community events, concerts and a parade are just some of the activities that will be taking place Sunday in Philadelphia to celebrate Juneteenth. “Juneteenth is the celebration of freedom,” said Tamara Staley, president and CEO of The Philadelphia Juneteenth Family Inc. “The holiday was first celebrated in Texas with food, music and […]

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How should Dostoevsky and Tolstoy be read during Russia’s war against Ukraine? | Opinion

BY: - June 7, 2022

Enduring works of literature are enduring, in part, because they are capacious enough to be read critically against the vicissitudes of the present.

There are Pride celebrations all over Philly this June

BY: - May 31, 2022

It seems like there are more ways in 2022 to celebrate and uplift the legacy of Pride than before.

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The President's House Site tells the story of the paradox of liberty and enslavement in one home - and in a nation.

Oney Judge, enslaved by George Washington, made a great escape — and history | Michael Coard

BY: - May 24, 2022

This is a story that every American should know. And it's a movie Hollywood should make right now.

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What the Founders meant by ‘virtue,’ and how it could save our politics now | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 29, 2022

A word that's become synonymous with morality had a more totemic meaning to the Revolutionary generation.

What we know about Philly Pride 2022. Your questions answered

BY: - April 23, 2022

'We are standing on the shoulders of our Queer and Trans ancestors, working diligently to make them proud,' organizers said.

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GENDER QUEER BOOK ART

No, actually, book bans don’t sell books | Opinion

BY: - April 22, 2022

They just as often keep books from the readers who need them most.

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Jackie Robinson addresses civil rights supporters protesting outside the 1964 GOP National Convention. Ted Streshinsky/Corbis via Getty Images

Jackie Robinson was a radical. Don’t listen to the sanitized version of history | Opinion

BY: - April 18, 2022

He challenged banks for discriminating against Black neighborhoods and condemned slumlords who preyed on Black families.

York, Pa. students who fought book ban tell their story to U.S. House panel

BY: - April 8, 2022

'I deserve to walk into my school library and find a book with someone like me,' York student Olivia Pituch said.

a person holding a camera, highlighting Philadelphia's 'Cameras Not Guns' program

Philly photog hopes the view through the camera’s eye will offer kids an alternative to street life

BY: - March 28, 2022

The inspiration for ‘Shoot Cameras, Not Guns’ came to Vernon Ray in the midst of a family tragedy.

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From Ike to insurrection and beyond: The class of ’70 turns 70 | Opinion

BY: - March 6, 2022

We grew up in the televised world. Now we live in the wired world.

It’s batter up for pro baseball in Lebanon County this season – for a little while, at least

BY: - March 1, 2022

Those who would like to participate and contribute a potential name of the Lancaster Barnstormers are invited to go to the team’s website.