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11 Things to Do This Week in Movies, Comedy, Storytelling and More

Tell Me A Story @ Shot Tower Coffee | Wednesday, March 22 Hillary Rea’s series gathers some of the city’s most engaging storytellers to make […]

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4 Book Events That Aren’t Bruce Springsteen

Alton Brown: EveryDayCook @ Parkway Central Library | Thursday, September 29 The endearing chef/TV host Alton Brown will be at the Free Library to talk […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Love Wins Is a Historical Artifact in Its Own Right

Today marks the first day of LGBT Pride Month. And later this month comes the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell […]

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Lesbian Poet Julie Gard Opens Up About Same-Sex Parenting in New Book

​What inspired you to write this collection of poems, and how did you prepare for it? I was inspired to write this book by relentless […]

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What if You Got Harper Lee to Come to Philly — But Couldn’t Tell Anyone About It?

Harper Lee was known as a recluse. The author of To Kill a Mockingbird — Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, classroom staple, the best courtroom drama of […]

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See the Cover of Bruce Springteen’s Autobiography, Out in September

Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography will spring from cages out on Highway 9 and onto bookshelves this September. Springsteen announced the book, titled Born to Run, on […]

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Buzz Bissinger to Collaborate With Caitlyn Jenner on Memoir

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Buzz Bissinger will be collaborating with Olympic athlete Caitlyn Jenner on her new memoir, The New York Times reports. Bissinger, whose […]

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Philly Bookstores Share Their Favorite Books of 2015

The holidays means a lot more time indoors with family, friends or a good read. If you’re like most, chances are you haven’t gotten as much […]

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18 New and Juicy Music Memoirs You Need to Read

No, Rihanna and Kendrick Lamar haven’t written their memoirs yet, but just wait a few years. Seems like every musician is sitting down these days […]

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I See “The World” Differently Than Ta-Nehisi Coates

I missed out on the hottest ticket in town when Ta-Nehisi Coates was in Philly in October for a talk at the Free Library based […]

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Excerpt: A Sneak Peek at Thom Nickels’ Literary Philadelphia

Since Thomas Paine and Benjamin Franklin put type to printing press, Philadelphia has been a haven and an inspiration for writers. Local essayist Agnes Repplier […]

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SEPTA Spokeswoman Jerri Williams Plots New Career: Crime Novelist

Jerri Williams enjoyed writing her first novel. But what she didn’t like about it was what it cost her. “This first book, I really gave […]

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Hunter S. Thompson’s Former Assistant Tells Wild Stories in New Book

The contrast is difficult to get my brain around. I’m talking with the well-mannered and apparently highly responsible Cheryl Della Pietra, who at 46, is […]

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New Book Tells the Story of Sphinx Sculpture at Penn Museum

If you’ve taken a trip to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, you’ll probably recall being greeted by an enormous granite sphinx […]

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Teresa Giudice Releasing Tell-All Book With Hilarious Title

Has time flown, or what? It seems like only yesterday that Teresa Giudice began her 15-month prison sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, […]