Stephen Silver

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Stephen Silver is a journalist, podcaster and film critic who co-founded the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle and has written extensively about sports, politics, and technology, in addition to culture. In 2009, he became the first journalist in history to interview the chairman of the FCC and the host of Jeopardy! on the same day. He lives in Delaware County with his wife and two sons. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenSilver. 

March 19, 2019

Fans

Carson in Jerusalem: Fans run into Eagles quarterback in Israel

Carson Wentz shared a moment in Israel with the guy behind the 'Wawa Hoagies' song.

March 18, 2019

Music

Ben Folds set to rock with the Philadelphia Orchestra

Ben Folds, who will be performing with the Philadelphia Orchestra, has enjoyed a unique career among rock musicians over the course of the past 20 or so years. He is now working with world-class orchestras, acting on television and even writing a book. 

March 11, 2019

Videos

Ardmore's Viva Video is the subject of a TV pilot

Video stores occupy a unique place in the American cultural imagination. Within about a 25-year period, they arrived, quickly became a major, ubiquitous part of day-to-day life, and then disappeared. 

February 17, 2019

Bradley Cooper

Whatever Happened to Bradley Cooper's Oscar Chances?

Last September, Bradley Cooper returned to his hometown of Philadelphia for a special local premiere screening of his directorial debut, "A Star is Born," at the the venue now known as Prince Theater (now known as the Philadelphia Film Center.) "A Star is Born" was in the works for many years, at one point with Clint Eastwood directing and Cooper starring opposite Beyonce, but it was ultimately made with Lady Gaga as the female lead, and Cooper starring as well as directing.

February 12, 2019

Beer

Big Philly Beerfest headed to Convention Center this weekend

In the last year, Philadelphia has hosted dedicated events for several specific food groups: Pizza, wings, burgers, and even pickles. This weekend, it's beer's turn. 

February 1, 2019

Cars

What to expect at this year's Philly Auto Show

The Philadelphia Auto Show traces its origins back to the horse-and-buggy days of 1902. The 2019 edition of the show, which gets underway on Saturday and runs through February 10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, features considerably more advanced car technology, including debuting cars as well as pre-production models from major manufacturers. 

January 29, 2019

Second City

Second City is bringing the love to the Kimmel Center this weekend

Since the 1950s, The Second City has been one of the biggest institutions in comedy. It's associated with its theaters in Toronto and Chicago, as well as the "SCTV" show in the '70s and comedy tours that are going on pretty much all the time. 

January 18, 2019

Glass

What you'll see of Philadelphia in 'Glass'

(Caution: This article contains major spoilers for Split and Unbreakable, and minor ones for Glass.) 

January 14, 2019

CES

CES wraps up with meatless burger the product winner

CES Wraps Up, With Meatless Burger the Product Winner

January 7, 2019

CES

TVs, 5G, and even a smart toilet: What to expect at CES 2019

The International CES, which stands for Consumer Electronics Show, is the annual consumer technology industry bash in Las Vegas that sees the debut of all sorts of technologies that are set to roll out throughout the coming year. 

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