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 Chestnut Hill resident Tony DePaul's crime novels is full of references to Northwest Philadelphia locations. They definitely make the events seem more relatable. more
“It’s the attitude of that medical professor that inspired me to do what I do,” von Seldeneck said. “That notion, that women can’t be successful business people and successful mothers simultaneously, has been proven wrong time and time again. But that doesn’t stop people’s unconscious biases.” more
Now I am not 2,000 years old, although my right hip feels like it in the morning. But I am almost 82, which in dog years is 574, so I am definitely on my way. more
“Art was always my first love, but my interest in biology and medicine influences my paintings and drawings,” said Hannum, a Mt. Airy resident. Yet her work in no way resembles medical illustration or textbook images. It has a profound depth and mystery which Hannum, 45, achieves by using a classical but time consuming technique. “I work in layers of acrylic glazes,” she said, “Sometimes up to two hundred layers.” more
“I had a tough emotional childhood,” she said, “and I have been in therapy for many years. Other kids seemed to have more emotional and social well-being than I did.” more
Wyndmoor professor and author Sam Apple discovered an astonishing story that had not previously been widely told and proceeded to write a remarkably compelling book about it. more
The model, actress, writer, filmmaker and president of On Demand Models, LLC, has a world of personal experience, both good and bad, with online dating. more
Aleah Welsh and her writing partner Carly Garber have written upcoming episode 17 of  “The Goldbergs,” an ABC-TV sitcom created by Jenkintown native Adam Goldberg. more
Chestnut Hill resident Miles Orvell may be more intrigued by urban ruins than any other subject.  more
Over the decades I have dealt with quite a few stock brokers promoting one stock or another. I often wondered why these brokers, if they are so smart and prescient about their analyses, don't quit their day jobs and start investing their own money full-time in all of these stocks they are so sure will hit home runs. more
The story of how Holly Spofford left teaching to become a novelist would itself make a pretty good short story at least. Holly, who grew up in Flourtown and attended Plymouth Whitemarsh High School … more
Before the pandemic, photographer Amber Johnston was doing a lot of wedding and portrait photography, specializing in capturing intimate moments in the lives of diverse couples and families. more
“Really Good Tidings” includes Tony Braithwaite, Act II's Artistic Director who also directs the show; Renee McFillin and Kevin Toniazzo-Naughton. more
Sandy Day is a triple threat. She’s a talented artist ; an acclaimed opera singer; and also a music instructor at Maplewood Music Studio. But the hardest thing she ever had to do had nothing to do with art or music. more
When Dona Dalton received her BFA in sculpture from Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) in the late 1960s, she did what most artists do. She got a job she hated. more
David Bradley is currently directing People's Light's world premiere musical adaptation of “A Christmas Carol,” streaming a filmed version of the show from Dec. 24 through Jan. 6. more
On Sunday, Dec. 12, Quinn Early will show a film he produced, “The Shoulders of Giants,” via Zoom at Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion. It tells the remarkable story of Frank Kinney Holbrook, the son of a runaway slave who in 1895 overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles and racism to become the first African-American college football player in the state of Iowa and lead the Hawkeyes to their first-ever conference championship. more
Maggie King, who appeared on the surface to “have it all,” now says she was keeping yet another explosive secret. Starting at age 16, she began drinking vodka heavily, to the point where she realized she was an alcoholic. more
In playing de Gouges, Jen Allegra has the lead role in “The Revolutionists” by Lauren Gunderson at Stagecrafters, 8130 Germantown Ave., through Dec. 12. more
During a recent interview with Mt. Airy professor and author Kyla Schuller, she urged me to read a new book, “The Days of Afrekete” and to interview the author, Asali Solomon, because “the entire book takes place in Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill, and it is a very good book.” more
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