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The economic boom following World War II led to an even larger consumer culture and increased the desire for even more stuff, especially clothing, shoes and accessories. more
Discovered in the Chauvet Cave in France, the mural was first seen around 30,000 BC.  It has remained popular as a form of both public and private art ever since. more
When the progenitor of the clan for which Rex Avenue is named arrived in the Germantown settlement, the now eponymous lane still resembled the wooded path Lenni-Lenape elders walked in single-file to Council Rock, their sacred meeting place overlooking the Wissahickon valley. more
The tradition of reflecting on Christ’s sayings on the cross goes back 335 years. A century later, Haydn was commissioned to provide music for a Good Friday service in Cadiz, Spain. more
The three major works of the musical roster were the “Magnificat” and “Nunc dimittis” from the “Collegium Magdalenae Oxoniense” (Service for Magdalen College, Oxford University) by Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988) and the anthem at the Offertory “Turn Thou to Thy God” by Leo Sowerby (1895-1968). more
But no matter the age, or the season, or the social atmosphere, I have always felt that rules are important. more
For the past three years in the pages of the Chestnut Hill Local, I have been so fortunate to be able to write about what I love most: food. more
We resolve to eat less food and to exercise, and we resolve to make better meal choices. We resolve to cook with healthier ingredients, and we resolve to make grocery lists that we stick to. more
Our local restaurants do a great job of creating unique comfort food menus that embrace the tastes of the season. more
Though I strive each year to read 100 books, I fail more often than succeed. This year I managed 60. I don't know why. more
Carmen, a 14-year old therapy dog, is a sato, which is Puerto Rican slang for a mixed-breed stray dog. She was found on “Dead Dog Beach” on the southeastern shore of Puerto Rico. more
Local businesses deserve a big thanks for keeping our community cohesive and economically viable during the pandemic. We urge our readers to continue to shop and dine locally throughout 2022. more
"Happy families are all alike," wrote Leo Tolstoy, but "every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." Including his. more
A  low-key, fact-based espionage mystery-thriller with a secret identity as a marital drama.  In both guises, it delivers as a taut, tense, timely tale. more
The meaning of success, upward mobility, and job security all have to be redefined during a calamitous recession and that's exactly what the timely, resonant, and thought-provoking contemporary workplace drama, “The Company Men” (2010), sets out to do. more
Johnny Depp playing a standup chameleon. more
Each week, veteran film critic Bill Wine will look back at an important film that is worth watching, either for the first time or again. Hey, a superhero movie with no Spandex.  Will wonders … more
Geeky, cheeky, sneaky, and freaky, “Paul” (2011) is a gigglefest for sci-fi-romaniacs. more
A fictionalized historical drama about Anne and Mary Boleyn, sisters driven by their ambitious father and uncle to advance their family's status by courting the affections of the mercurial 16th century King of England, Henry VIII. more
Hey, there are limits.  We know.  But not for this guy.  Not once he takes his meds.  And this is his tale.  A tall one at that. more
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