Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture

‘I Hate Hamlet’ at Bucks County Playhouse: Actor and audience, haunted by laughter

The central figure, a struggling actor, hates a play a lot of people hate, so he stands for a lot of us. What he gets that we don't get is a Shakespeare seminar from the ghost of John Barrymore.

Academy of Natural Sciences curator of presidents’ hair will exhume the odd lot Wednesday

Curator Robert McCracken Peck has a new book out: "Specimens of Hair: The Curious Collection of Peter A. Browne"

Academy of Natural Sciences curator of presidents’ hair will exhume the odd lot Wednesday

Curator Robert McCracken Peck has a new book out: "Specimens of Hair: The Curious Collection of Peter A. Browne"

‘There’s going to be loss’: A new guide to the hard work of becoming trans inclusive

"We're certainly not positing ourselves as the experts. This is an ongoing process."

‘There’s going to be loss’: A new guide to the hard work of becoming trans inclusive

"We're certainly not positing ourselves as the experts. This is an ongoing process."

Alexander Hamilton’s fifth great-grandson, Doug, says the duel ‘was just idiotic’

Doug Hamilton is in Philadelphia to lend some family heirlooms to the Museum of the American Revolution. Two go on display Tuesday.

Alexander Hamilton’s fifth great-grandson, Doug, says the duel ‘was just idiotic’

Doug Hamilton is in Philadelphia to lend some family heirlooms to the Museum of the American Revolution. Two go on display Tuesday.
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Joyce DiDonato and Yannick Nézet-Séguin pair their star power at Philadelphia Orchestra

DiDonato sang Chausson with shimmering intensity. Nézet-Séguin brought out intriguing dark undertones.

Pennsylvania Ballet ‘Petite Mort’ program puts the company’s distinct mark on modern

The program is a theme and variations, with Jiří Kylián's Petite Mort as theme and two world-premiere variations from Andrea Miller and company dancer Russell Ducker.

Pianist Imogen Cooper mesmerizes in Thomas Adès work

The English pianist opened this season's Philadelphia Chamber Music Society's piano series with nuance.

Daniel Torday’s ‘Boomer1’: Funny, well-observed, dark, and chillingly topical

Torday, director of the creative writing program at Bryn Mawr College, sets his tale in the contentious landscape of our national debate, creating a thoughtful, taut, and engaging commentary on how social media can escalate personal angst into a terrorist act that turns deadly.

‘The Fifth Risk’ by Michael Lewis: The dangers of ignoring science, experts

Lewis, the author of "Liar's Poker" and "The Big Short," makes a compelling argument that the "willful ignorance" of the Trump administration allows it to maximize short-term financial and political gain "without regard to the long-term cost."

Amy Barone’s ‘We Became Summer’: Italy, New York, clear-eyed realism

The Philly-born, Bryn Mawr-raised poet now lives in New York. Her first book of poems takes us to Italy, to Manhattan, to jazz clubs and relationships, and to family scenes.

Moonstone Arts holds its first fundraiser, after 35 years on the scene

It's part of a planned expansion that Larry Robin envisions.

Academy of Natural Sciences to display mermaids and dragons with its dinos

A special exhibition will focus on mythical creatures and how they connect to the natural world.

Philadelphia Orchestra finds claims of Charles Dutoit sexual harassment credible

A Philadelphia Orchestra internal investigation into sexual misconduct claims against famed conductor Charles Dutoit has found them to be credible. Dutoit performed 650 concerts with the orchestra since his 1980 debut.

‘I was flabbergasted’: School music teacher leaves $4.7 million to Philadelphia Orchestra

In her honor, a series of teacher workshops and orchestra concerts for kids is now the Jane H. Kesson School Concert Program.

Does Philadelphia need another building for contemporary art?

Philadelphia Contemporary selects an architecture firm to design a permanent home just a few blocks from the Institute of Contemporary Art.

‘The Legacy of Lynching’ : A groundbreaking Brooklyn art show is now at Haverford

Two more must-see Philly gallery shows: Harrison Doyle and Tiger Strikes Asteroid's "Geometry"

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