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12 Things to Do in Comics, Comedy, Books, Movies and Theater

Body & Soul @ Lightbox Film Center | Wednesday, February 7 Paul Robeson plays dual leads in Oscar Micheau’s 1925 silent “race film,” presented here […]

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Black Pulp! Collects 100+ Years of Black Art

The new Black Pulp! exhibition at the African American Museum in Philadelphia promises to be a dazzling and thought-provoking trip through the not-so-distant past. Curated […]

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Harmon Leon and Ted Rall Invade Trump’s America

Hard to believe, but this Saturday is January 20, the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump being sworn in as president of the United States of […]

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39 Things to Do This Weekend

Friday, December 8 Andrea Bocelli @ Wells Fargo Center The celebrated Italian tenor performs with the Philly Pops and conductor Eugene Kohn. Expect traditional classical/pop […]

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The Pervasive Art of Fundamentalist Comic Book Maker Jack Chick

You know what Chick Tracts are, right? They’re those little, 24-page Christian fundamentalist comics you sometimes see laying around on subway seats, though not as much anymore. […]

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Local Queer Scholar Releases Book Aimed at Preserving Black Comic Culture

This Tuesday, local queer scholar Dr. Sheena Howard is set to release her long-awaited book chronicling the history of black comic culture. The Encyclopedia of […]

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LGBTQ Event of the Week: A Hero Like Me

For its love of queer comics, this week’s LGBTQ event of the week is A Hero Like Me. Enjoy an afternoon that plans to “create […]

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Interview: West Philly Writer/Musician Alex Smith

West Philly’s Alex Smith is a man of many talents. I first encountered him at City Paper where I edited and assigned his pieces on arts […]

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Inside the Seriously Exhilarating Black Comic Book Scene

A confession: I was never a big comic book fan. Comics were just too expensive in Guatemala, where I grew up. They were also only […]

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Philly Artist Illustrates New Jeb Bush Comic

Illustrations by a Philadelphia artist grace the cover and inside pages of a new comic book about GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush. Titled Political Power: Jeb Bush, […]

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Comics: Evildoers Must Now Fear Philadelphia’s Newest Superhero, The Black Hood

In his first incarnation in the 1940s, The Black Hood was at first a NYPD detective who was framed for a jewelry store robbery by […]

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Here Is a Guide to Every Comic Book Shop in Philly

Here at Shoppist, we—unsurprisingly—cover all things shopping-related in Philly. And sometimes that means comic book stores. Lucky for me (because I know very little about comic […]

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Philly Playwright Publishing New Gay Comic Book Series, “Dash”

Philly-area director/playwright Dave Ebersole—who I profiled a few years back in the Philadelphia City Paper—is taking his talents from stage to comic book store in his newest […]

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Philly Women Battle Sexual Harassment, Groping at Comic-Con

Cosplay and Comic-Con-culture are huge right now, and so is the issue of sexual harassment at the Comic-Cons and similar conventions around the country. That’s […]

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Superhero Series The Flash To Feature Not One But Two Gay Characters

American Horror Story: Freak Show aside, there’s a whole other reason to get excited about TV this fall. The Huffington Post reports that CW Arrow […]