New 5th Street subway murals tell a more expansive story of the city’s history

The new “Portal to Discovery” can be seen in the passageways of the 5th Street/Independence Hall SEPTA station. An exhibit at Woodmere Art Museum tells the backstory.

Penn Museum apologizes for its ‘unethical’ collection of human skulls and says it will repatriate remains of Black Philadelphians and others

The Morton collection of skulls has been the subject of sharp criticism from community and student activists who want the museum to return all human remains to their communities of origin.

Penn Museum apologizes for its ‘unethical’ collection of human skulls and says it will repatriate remains of Black Philadelphians and others

The Morton collection of skulls has been the subject of sharp criticism from community and student activists who want the museum to return all human remains to their communities of origin.

An architecture critic unravels Philadelphia’s untold history through its buildings | Book review

A critic for the Wall Street Journal, Michael J. Lewis is a natural-born storyteller who treats buildings as characters in the ongoing drama of Philadelphia.

An architecture critic unravels Philadelphia’s untold history through its buildings | Book review

A critic for the Wall Street Journal, Michael J. Lewis is a natural-born storyteller who treats buildings as characters in the ongoing drama of Philadelphia.

Opinion

At the Kimmel Center, actions speak louder than words in diversity efforts | Opinion

As the art world reckons with racism, mandatory $1,000 donations raise questions.
Opinion

At the Kimmel Center, actions speak louder than words in diversity efforts | Opinion

As the art world reckons with racism, mandatory $1,000 donations raise questions.
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Artists say a forgotten Nixon-era jobs program could radically alter federal arts funding

CETA employed up to 20,000 artists in the 1970s, and in Philadelphia it helped stabilize arts organizations by funding jobs for many artists in communities across the city.

Prominent Philadelphia pianist held for trial on charges he sexually assaulted a Temple student on campus

In addition to his former position teaching at Temple, Yanovitsky is the cofounder of Elite Music Academy, an Elkins Park-based private music school.

Lisa Scottoline’s ‘Eternal’ explores teens’ lives as Fascism takes over 1930s Italy | Book review

The Philadelphia author's latest book is a welcome addition to the growing list of history-based novels about everyday people, especially women, who did what they could to defeat the Third Reich.

‘Firekeeper’s Daughter’ is a debut YA novel and the Obamas’ pick for a Netflix series | Book review

Angeline Boulley, an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, has found a compelling vehicle to introduce readers to experiences often invisible to non-Natives.

Sharon Stone comes to terms with trauma and Hollywood toxicity in ‘The Beauty of Living Twice’ | Book review

“I have learned to forgive the unforgivable,” she writes. “My hope is that as I share my journey, you too will learn to do the same.”

These are the big books to read this spring

Haruki Murakami has a new book arriving Tuesday. Elizabeth McCracken's story collection is on the way. 'The Final Revival of Opal an Nev' is worthy of its buzz.

Philly’s Rennie Harris revives a vintage work that tragically retains its urgency

Rennie Harris choreographed "A Day in the Life in 1995" and has now reworked the piece for the Annenberg Center’s digital platform.

You'll need to donate $1,000 to get the ‘best seats’ at Kimmel Center's Broadway series

The Kimmel Center is instituting a mandatory $1,000 donation for access to hundreds of "platinum circle" seats.

Column

After closing Poi Dog, chef Kiki Aranita’s food life turns to fiber art and bottled sauces

Since closing her restaurant and food truck, the Philly chef has turned her creative powers into fiber art.

Pianist Richard Goode finds his happy place in livestreamed PCMS recital

The long-acclaimed PCMS musical anchor broke out in a smile as he picked and chose among Debussy’s "Preludes" near the end of a masterful program.

A Haydn for Holy Week is part of another intriguing Philadelphia Orchestra digital program

“La Passione” joins Elgar's "Serenade for Strings" and Caroline Shaw’s "Entr’acte" on this week's program.

Opinion

Pennsylvania Ballet dishonors women by erasing them from its new season | Opinion

The 10th largest company in the U.S. has chosen to “honor” its female founder with a spring digital season that features zero pieces by women.

Jacqueline Winspear’s latest novel reminds us why we love Maisie Dobbs | Book review

"The Consequences of Fear," set in World War II Britain, is the 16th installment in the series featuring the indomitable private investigator.

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