Pulitzer winner Doug Wright speaks at the URBN Annex

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter Doug Wright spoke to a group in the URBN Annex Screening Room May 7. Wright is completing a residency at Drexel, in which, he has hosted three drop-in conversations with screenwriting and playwriting students, a “producing” class to discuss arts policy, censorship, funding and advocacy… Continued

Annual flower show blooms at Convention Center

The annual Philadelphia Horticultural Society Philadelphia Flower Show opened to the public at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Saturday, March 1, and closed March 9. Dating back to 1829, the Philadelphia Flower Show has grown to boast the hefty reputation of the world’s largest indoor flower show, featuring the world’s premier… Continued

Comedy Central’s latest ‘Broad City,’ oddly funny

On Jan. 22 Comedy Central premiered a new television show, “Broad City.” Based on their web series of the same name, the creators-writers-stars of “Broad City,” Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, have been working the comedy circuit for a number of years both together and apart, and now have finally… Continued

First Person Arts puts on annual storytelling show

First Person Arts, a local nonprofit organization that celebrates the power of the personal through storytelling, hosted its Grand Slam event Nov. 7 at Christ Church Neighborhood House in Old City. This particular Grand Slam happened to coincide with the end of First Person Arts’ 12th season. Grand Slam events… Continued

Panic! packs Block Party at Piazza

Radio 104.5 hosted its fourth Block Party of the summer season Aug. 3 at The Piazza at Schmidt’s in Northern Liberties. Radio 104.5, Philadelphia’s alternative radio station, has been hosting the free monthly summer concert series since 2010. The fourth show of the season featured Walk Off the Earth, Alt-J,… Continued

Radio 104.5 hosts third Block Party

Radio 104.5 hosted its third Block Party of the summer season July 13 at The Piazza at Schmidt’s in Northern Liberties, featuring Cold War Kids, Capital Cities and opening act Bat Books . Radio 104.5, Philadelphia’s alternative radio station, has been hosting the free monthly summer concert series since 2010.… Continued

Fun. creates a night for fans to remember at Mann Center

Indie-alternative-pop band fun. performed for a sold-out audience July 19 at the Mann Center in Fairmount, supporting its sophomore album “Some Nights” on the Most Nights Summer Tour. With anticipation hanging heavy in the air, fun. played a knockout, killer set. Even from high up in the nosebleed section, this… Continued

Small World Gala features international performances

The International Student Union, in participation with The Good Idea Fund, sponsored the inaugural It’s a Small World Gala May 25. The black-tie gala was a celebration of international identities, and a good time was certainly had by all. In a unique twist in line with the international theme, attendees… Continued

The British invade the Philadelphia Flower Show at Convention Center

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s annual Philadelphia Flower Show opened to the public March 2 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Dating back to 1829, the Philadelphia Flower Show has gained a hefty reputation as the world’s largest indoor flower show. This year’s theme is “Brilliant!” an Anglicism that equates to something… Continued

Lecture examines paper’s future

The Sustainability Speaker Series, a program sponsored by the Drexel Green initiative, sponsored a lecture titled “The Evolution of Paper in the 21st Century” Feb. 12 at Drexel’s James E. Marks Intercultural Center. Drexel Printing & Mailing Services invited Joe Terry of Neenah Paper to tackle the question “Is paper… Continued