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Report: The arts contributed $28.6B to Pa.’s economy in 2021 | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 23, 2023

Contributions from the state's creative sector were up 8.5%, employing more than 165K people full-time.

Here’s how Philly’s mayoral hopefuls would support city’s creative and cultural economy

BY: - March 7, 2023

The candidates made their pitches during a debate last week at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts


My art from ocean plastics illustrates how we’re changing the environment | Opinion

BY: - February 16, 2023

I see plastic objects as the cultural archaeology of our time – relics of global late-capitalist consumer society.


How to keep kids curious. Five questions answered | Opinion

BY: - September 19, 2022

Curiosity is a natural capacity, present in nonhuman animals as well as in humans from a very young age.

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These high school ‘classics’ have been taught for years. Are their days numbered? | Opinion

BY: - September 19, 2022

Does a new generation of students require a new generation of literary classics?


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.


2021: Our year of irony and tragedy | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - November 18, 2021

Pay attention; be informed; take action to avoid the impending calamity. It’s the only way we can keep our republic.

In Philadelphia, storefront art exhibition uplifts Black- and brown-owned businesses

BY: - November 13, 2021

'I love this project so much because it really demonstrates what Philly does best — that’s turning loss into inspiration and empty space into opportunity,' a local leader said.

Philly’s transgender and nonbinary icons to be honored with new murals

BY: - July 27, 2021

By Michele Zipkin PHILADELPHIA —  Two murals celebrating transgender and nonbinary Philadelphians will soon be installed in the city — one on the facade of Philly AIDS Thrift in Queen Village and the other on the side of Cake Life Bake Shop in Fishtown. The murals are the culmination of a partnership between Mural Arts’ […]


For Black cowboys – from inner-city Philly to small-town Texas – horses and riding are a way of life | Opinion

BY: - June 1, 2021

A Swarthmore College professor explains how his photographs of Philadelphia’s urban riding clubs ended up becoming a broader project on the Black cowboy experience in America.


The deep influence of the A-bomb on anime and manga, explained

BY: - August 10, 2020

Seventy-five years later, the Japanese are still reckoning with the legacy of the trauma of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.