‘Elf’ the musical brings holiday cheer

Stage shows and musicals are one of the best parts of the holidays. Programs like the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade are part of the razzle-dazzle of the season of giving. “Elf,” the musical based on the 2003 hit film now showing at the Walnut… Continued

‘Once’ redefines typical musical

Broadway is strewn with adaptations from all avenues of pop culture, both successful and unsuccessful. “Once” was adapted for the stage from the 2006 film by the same name, which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song. The movie tells the story of Guy and Girl, an unnamed man… Continued

Television’s darkest hour

There has been a healthy conversation of late debating TV’s violence problem: whether there is one, what has caused it, and how and if it should be fixed. In the past few months, as television shows like “Breaking Bad” and “Sons of Anarchy” wrap up and announce the end of… Continued

Tony-winning show comes to Philly

College students may not be the largest demographic filling up seats at the Walnut Street Theatre, but for the venue’s run of “In The Heights,” they certainly should be. The musical premiered on Broadway in 2008, racking up four Tony Awards from 13 nominations. It was also nominated for the… Continued

South Street hosts Night Market

The ever-popular Philadelphia Night Market returned for the third time this year Aug. 15, bringing together over 80 food and drink vendors for a summer extravaganza on South Street. Their largest event yet, Night Market, hosted by The Food Trust, spanned nine blocks from Front Street to 9th Street from… Continued

Blomkamp’s ‘Elysium’ could salvage flop-filled summer

This summer’s predicted blockbusters have seen extremely and unexpectedly poor performances. “Pacific Rim” and “R.I.P.D,” while both primed for international success, did nothing to create buzz among audiences or garner interest among critics. “The Lone Ranger” is responsible for a $190 million loss at Disney. With the spectacular flops that… Continued

‘Glow’ illuminates exotic organisms

If you are a sucker for all things that shine, shimmer and sparkle (like I am!), then “Glow: Living Lights,” the latest exhibit to hit the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, should be on your to-do list. Focusing on the mesmerizing phenomenon of bioluminescence, the ability of a… Continued