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. 

October 30, 2019

Fashion District Philadelphia

Philly's Fashion District is ready for its big-screen debut with new movie theater opening Monday

Ever since the Sameric Theater, which was on the spot of the former Boyd Theater at 19th and Chestnut, closed in 2002, Center City has been completely without a multiplex. This has made Philadelphia the only major city in the United States without a major multi-screen movie theater in its downtown area. 

October 22, 2019

Theaters

'Mystery Science Theater 3000' returns to Philly with live show at Merriam Theater

There's never been a cult entertainment phenomenon quite like "Mystery Science Theater 3000." MST3K got its start back in 1988, when comedian Joel Hodgson came up with an idea that would marry his comedic skills with his interests in robots and science fiction. He approached Jim Mallon, who worked at a tiny TV UHF TV station in Minneapolis about creating a show that would make use of the station's extensive library of z-grade old movies. 

October 18, 2019

Eagles

'Maybe Next Year,' a documentary about Eagles fans, to debut at Philadelphia Film Festival

Premiering at the 2019 Philadelphia Film Festival is a documentary about a subject that everyone in the city knows well: The Eagles' run to their first Super Bowl championship two years ago.

October 4, 2019

Movies

'The Irishman' to premiere locally at Philadelphia Film Festival on Oct. 22

The Philadelphia premiere of the Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" is set for Oct. 22 at the Philadelphia Film Festival. The mob movie movie about labor leader Frank Sheeran stars Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci.

September 26, 2019

Comedy

'The Office!' musical parody puts a modern spin on a popular sitcom

"The Office! A Musical Parody" rehashes the popular NBC sitcom through a modern lens, its creators, Bob and Tobly McSmith say.

September 23, 2019

Politics

Joe Sestak remains determined to let people know he's running for president

Former U.S. Congressman Joe Sestak isn't the most prominent Democrat who's running for president in the 2020 election. In fact, he isn't even the most prominent Democrat named "Joe," who has his campaign headquarters in the Philadelphia area. 

September 19, 2019

Movies

How 'Between Two Ferns' became a Netflix movie

"Between Two Ferns: The Movie" is streaming now on Netflix. The the web series in which actor Zach Galifianakis interviews a famous person and asks them awkward, uncomfortable and passive-aggressive questions, has been a frequently viral sensation ever since it debuted back in 2008.

September 18, 2019

Theater

'Hamilton' stars get to walk in footsteps of the real Alexander Hamilton with Old City tour

"Hamilton" cast members Edred Utomi, Olivia Puckett, Josh Tower toured Old City, Philadelphia, walking on the same streets the real Alexander Hamilton did during the late 1700s. "Hamilton" the musical is in the midst of its run at the Forrest Theatre on Walnut Street.

September 17, 2019

Politics

Biden, Sanders and other Dems vie for labor support in Philly

The Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO and the Philadelphia Building Trades Union on Tuesday held its first-ever Workers' Presidential Summit. Seven of the Democratic presidential candidates addressed union rank-and-file at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City to put forward their plans to defeat President Donald Trump and lay out their vision for American labor.

August 21, 2019

Theater

'Hamilton' takes the long road to Philadelphia

The acclaimed show will run from August 27 to November 17 at the Forrest Theatre, in conjunction with the Kimmel Center and its Broadway Philadelphia series.

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