Brandon writes about the arts and culture scene in Philadelphia's marginalized communities.

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Camden’s beloved Bell Pharmacy celebrates its 90th anniversary

The pharmacy on Tuesday celebrates its 90th anniversary, making it one of Camden’s oldest family-owned pharmacies.

One Book, One Philadelphia chooses a book of poetry as this year’s selection, a first

“The Tradition” by Jericho Brown, a Pulitzer Prize winner, will be distributed to Philly middle- and high-school students and available at Free Library branches and online.

Robert Jones Jr. on his debut novel, ‘The Prophets,’ a love story between two enslaved men

Jones will discuss his novel with author Kiley Reid on Monday in a virtual talk hosted by Uncle Bobbie's Coffee & Books.

Healing Verse is a new poetry hotline where you can listen to poems from Philly-connected writers

A new, healing poem will be featured each Monday throughout the year.

Philly’s Freedom Apothecary is dedicated to skincare lines from women-owned companies

The Northern Liberties boutique has been awarded a grant that supports women entrepreneurs.

BlackStar Festival’s Maori Karmael Holmes talks Seen, a new magazine about filmmaking and visual culture

The magazine is focused on Black, Brown, and Indigenous filmmakers. “We need more space for work by folks of color to be lovingly critiqued by other folks of color,” Holmes said.

‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ is being renewed for 4 more seasons, breaking the record for longest-running comedy

Move over, “Ozzie and Harriet.” Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson, and the gang at the bar are about to leave you in the dust.

HBO is setting up a drive-through exhibit this weekend connected with its MOVE documentary ‘40 Years a Prisoner’

The exhibit is being installed in a Center City parking garage and will be open noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Philly photographer Ricky Codio is sought after for his vulnerable, exquisite portraits

“You don’t have to be a celebrity to feel like a celebrity with me,” says Codio, founder of the Mannequin Factory photography studio in North Philly.