Arts & Culture


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.


As the pandemic loosens its grip, it’s time to reengage with the world | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - February 24, 2022

As Gustave Flaubert noted, 'Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.'


So Trump broke another law. Will anyone actually do something about it? | Dick Polman

BY: - February 14, 2022

The Presidential Records Act exists for a reason. Republicans who complain about fallen monuments and erased history should appreciate that.

Philly playground exhibit honors city’s Black leaders, legends

BY: - February 9, 2022

By O.J. Spivey PHILADELPHIA — As Philadelphia celebrates Black History Month, oftentimes children learn of great African Americans nationwide but not necessarily those from their neighborhoods. At the historic Smith Memorial Playground in East Fairmount Park, young people can get to know their local and homegrown heroes with the “Leaders and Legends of Philadelphia” exhibition. […]

‘Sixers honor Philly coffee shop for its ‘Buy Black’ program

BY: - February 8, 2022

"It’s definitely going to draw attention to me as a Black woman business owner and the cafe,” owner Lizette Apy said.


How 18th Century Quakers led a sugar boycott to protest slavery | Opinion

BY: - February 3, 2022

In the 1780s, British and American Quakers launched an extensive and unprecedented propaganda campaign against slavery and slave-labor products.


What is Chinese Lunar New Year, and how is it celebrated? Your questions answered | Analysis

BY: - February 1, 2022

Official celebrations of China's biggest holiday start Feb. 1 and run for seven days.


Black History Month is world history every day | Michael Coard

BY: - February 1, 2022

Africa is the cradle of humankind. And it is also the cradle of civilization.


The forgotten voices of race records: The Black artists fleeced by the music industry | Opinion

BY: - February 1, 2022

Bottom line: If record companies could get away with it, there was no bottom line


‘Don’t Look Up!’ is a documentary masquerading as satire | Dick Polman

BY: - January 10, 2022

Anyone who thinks the Netflix comedy lacks subtlety need only look around and behold what mass stupidity has wrought.

Resolve to read with us in 2022 | Five for the Weekend

BY: - January 8, 2022

Happy weekend, all. Welcome to the first Five for the Weekend of 2022! We hope all of you had a joyous and restful holiday season. If one of your New Year’s Resolutions was to read more, why not start by reading along with the Capital-Star book club – the Penn Capital-Star Readers? Those interested can join the group […]