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Sylvia Plath’s novel The Bell Jar is nothing less than a rite of passage for generations of women. MSNBC’s Ali Velshi speaks with Emily Van Duyne, Plath expert and author of the upcoming book Loving Sylvia Plath, about the legacy and misconceptions of The Bell Jar and its creator. Like many young women, Van Duyne traveled … Continue reading Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club on The Bell Jar
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This week and weekend in Philly, we kick off Hanukah celebrations and champion great causes. Raise money for the LGBTQ+ community with toys, enhance your cultural experience with ballet performances, and get a taste of Broadway right here in Rittenhouse. Indulge in an evening of science with adult beverages, catch a show from the world’s … Continue reading Fun Things to Do in Philly this Weekend (and Week)
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On a rainy Saturday afternoon in October, Great Philly Schools’s K-12 Philly School Fair at the PA Convention Center feels defiantly sunny. Eager students form lines. Educators beam smiles from behind tables. Cheerleaders do their thing. Teenagers stop families in the aisles to tell them how much they love their respective high schools. High school … Continue reading The [Insert Name Here] High School in Your Neighborhood
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