Highlights From Tribeca, Part 2: More Sweet and Caring Than Carnal

Ticket film critic Piers Marchant shares his favorite flicks as he takes them in at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City: 

Extra reading: Highlights from Tribeca, Part 1: Equal Parts Mad, Creative Genius

A Philly Art Critic Remembers Edward J. Sozanski

ed_sozanskiEdward J. Sozanski, since 1982 chief art critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer, died on Monday April 14. He was 77. For over three decades Sozanski was the most powerful voice evaluating and commenting on visual art in Philadelphia. In spite of complaints from those whose egos he wounded, the lasting evaluation of his work will be one of appreciation for his clarity and insight and respect for his integrity. Sozanski’s real world influence, like that of most critics, was probably considerably less than his readers imagined. His vocal and strongly reasoned opposition to the move of the Barnes Foundation from the original location in Merion, Pa. stipulated by founder Albert Barnes, to Center City had no effect on the machinations that brought about the current incarnation of the Foundation. Following the move with characteristic frankness his comments about the new installation were largely approving.

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Morgan’s Pier Summer Concert Lineup 2014

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Penn’s Landing beer garden and outdoor concert hub, Morgan’s Pier announced its summer concert schedule, with a lineup promising all kinds of sound-of-summer fun. Get ready to get outside and dancing with Dave Pianka of Making Time and Dolphin Tavern, international DJs like Booka Shade and Tiga, and free, live performances presented by R5 Productions and Yuengling Lager. The season starts May 1st, with a host of opening-week festivities. Tickets are available here. Check out the lineup below:

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Furious Internet to Jaime Lannister: “Incest: You’re Doing It Wrong”


A great deal of Internet ink was expended yesterday over a scene in the third episode of Season Four of Game of Thrones, HBO’s runaway dungeons-and-dragons hit. Spoiler alert: In case somehow you missed it, in the scene Jaime Lannister rapes his twin sister Cersei in the shadow of a bier bearing the corpse of their eldest son, Joffrey, a.k.a. The King Nobody Liked. The commentariat rose up en masse because in the scene, Cersei protests vehemently when Jaime starts to kiss her; her protests heat up even further as his passion (or wrath, or resentment) does; finally, she returns his kisses as they fall to the floor to consummate the act.

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PHOTOS: 83rd Annual Easter Promenade on South Street

6 Things to Do in Philadelphia This Week: Shakespeare Turns 450, The Shining in Reverse, Earth Day To-Dos and More

What you should do in Philly this week: 

You’ll also find lots of local events now through June in our Philadelphia Event Listings. 

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