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sean schellenger and michael white, the man who killed him, who are both the subject of a new documentary by tigre hill
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Tigre Hill’s New Documentary Delves Into Sean Schellenger Killing

There were 351 homicides in Philadelphia in 2018. But none of them was talked about nearly as much as the stabbing death of Philadelphia real […]

City Life

The Sheetz vs. Wawa Documentary We All Need Is in the Works

In terms of ongoing Pennsylvania debates, the battle for convenience store supremacy between Wawa and Sheetz is right up there with classic commonwealth conundrums like […]

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This Philly Woman Is Making Documentary About India’s “Marriage Cops”

When you and your spouse have a big problem that you can’t resolve, you might go to a marriage counselor or just get divorced. But […]

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Watch Michael Solomonov Search for Israeli Cuisine on the Big Screen

Nationally speaking, Michael Solomonov is the current face of Philly food. He’s our chef. The one who got so big, he was capable of turning the country’s […]

Sam Katz Philadelphia The Great Experiment Disorder
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The Latest Installment of Sam Katz’s Philly Documentary Airs Tonight

Sam Katz has been making his documentary series, Philadelphia: The Great Experiment, for years now. He even used Kickstarter to raise money to fund it. […]

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WATCH: Philly Documentary Highlights Problems With the Gender Binary

A very touching new mini-documentary shot in and around Philadelphia features a series of engaging and moving discussions about not only trans identity, but the problem […]

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REVIEW: Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

Why is it that when the world learned of Steve Jobs’ death in 2011, complete strangers who never even knew him were overcome with tears? […]

An aerial view of the beach and casinos in Atlantic City.
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WATCH: Documentary Examines Lives of Unemployed AC Casino Workers

2014 was a brutal year in Atlantic City : 8,000  jobs were lost in 2014 after the closure of four of the city’s 12 struggling casinos. Now […]

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A New Documentary Asks Do I Sound Gay?

“I never have to come out to anyone. I say, ‘Hello,’ and it’s a done deal.” That might be my favorite line from the trailer […]

City Life

10 Gay Documentaries on Netflix Streaming

Sometimes, you need a little reality check. That’s why a good documentary can be a welcomed change to, say, battering your head against a wall […]

City Life

Grey Gardens Returning to the Big Screen This Spring

Get out your most fashionable revolutionary costume (made entirely of old turtlenecks), don a headscarf, and get to a local movie theater: The cult classic […]

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Movie Meter: Jake Gyllenhaal Goes Full-Creeper for Nightcrawler

SEE IT Nightcrawler: You have to give Jake Gyllenhaal some credit: Dude is not afraid to go full-creep if a role demands it. In Dan Gilroy’s […]

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Philadelphia’s Martin Luther King High Football Team to Be Featured All Week on ESPN

With all the news surrounding Mo’ne Davis and the Taney Dragons, there has arguably been no better time for Philadelphia youth in sports. Maybe that’s why […]

Be Well Philly

5 Food Documentaries to Watch on Netflix Now

I love a good Netflix marathon, and I really love a good Netflix documentary marathon. But I hate when I get started on a documentary, […]

Kids For Cash Movie, Luzerne County PA Judges
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Horror Movie: Kids for Cash

In high school, odds are you knew (or were) a merry prankster like Hillary Transue. The one who was whip-smart, quick with a quip and […]