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. 

May 18, 2019


Joe Biden talks unity – and defeating Trump – at kickoff rally in Philly

On Saturday afternoon, Joe Biden formally kicked off his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination with a rally at Eakins Oval in Philadelphia. The event drew a sizable crowd on a 75-degree day and left the crowd inspired, despite a few glitches.

May 15, 2019


Edward Zwick, co-creator of Philly-set 'thirtysomething,' on his new movie 'Trial by Fire'

Edward Zwick has directed 13 feature films, across many years and a wide variety of genres. They include About Last Night…, Glory, The Last Samurai, Legends Of the Fall, Defiance, Love and Other Drugs, and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. He's created a long list of TV shows, among them Thirtysomething, the 1980s series about a group of friends that was set in the Philadelphia area. 

May 13, 2019

Performing Arts

Rob Lowe on his one-man show, his Philly connection and 'trusting the process'

In his acting career, which has spawned four decades, Rob Lowe has been a leading man in the "Brad Pack" era of the 1990s, starring in such films as The Outsiders, St. Elmo's Fire and About Last Night... He's played smaller roles in legendary comedies, like Wayne's World, Tommy Boy, and Austin Powers. He's been a regular on beloved TV series like The West Wing and Parks & Recreation, and he's also had a whole other career as a leading man in Lifetime movies, such as Drew Peterson: Untouchable and The Christmas Shoes. More recently, he's starred in both a reality show and a game show. 

May 9, 2019


Ahead of finale, Phillies hosting 'Game of Thrones' night

On Monday night, six days before the series finale of Game of Thrones, the Phillies will host its third Game of Thrones night at Citizen's Bank Park. The event will feature the show's iconic Iron Throne, as well as bobblehead giveaway to the first 3,000 fans of the Phillies player with the most Game of Thrones-like name, Seranthony Dominguez. There will also be special scoreboard highlights, music and other surprises. 

May 1, 2019


Philly Tech Week will feature 100 events in eight days, starting Friday

Philly Tech Week began in 2010, at a time when it wasn't quite clear what exactly Philadelphia's tech scene was. Now, with the city's technology scene having greatly matured, the industry- and a whole lot of other people- will be gathering for this year's annual event, for eight days beginning on Friday night. 

April 24, 2019


'Avengers: Endgame': Getting caught up on the many superhero characters

Who's Who In 'Avengers: Endgame'

April 15, 2019

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders meets Fox News at town hall in Bethlehem

On Monday night, in Bethlehem, Pa., Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont appeared for a nationally televised town hall live on Fox News. The senator is the only candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination to date who has agreed to participate in a Fox town hall, with just about every other presidential contender going on CNN or MSNBC instead.

April 7, 2019


Kevin Pollak on comedy, Mrs. Maisel, and more

Kevin Pollak is one of those famous people who's well-known from different reasons by a lot of different groups of people. 

April 2, 2019


What you'll see of Philadelphia in 'Shazam!'

Shazam!, the new DC movie, is set in Philadelphia. Here's where in the movie the city shows up.

March 19, 2019


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.

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