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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

My comedy career was taking off, but so was my anxiety. Here’s how I learned to handle it. by Christina Anthony

Christina Anthony thought she was good at coping with stress, until she discovered she wanted to be a stand-up comic.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:56PM
Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Music and mentorship to shape youth with Beyond the Bars by Christina Anthony

The student-driven music and career skills program is solving systemic problems with systemic solutions as it helps youth and young adults in the community. Christina Anthony profiles.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:27PM
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Fashion design, activism through art, and more with Taller Puertorriqueño’s Nasheli Ortiz-Gonzalez by Christina Anthony

The new executive director talks about exploring activism through fashion design, her upbringing in Puerto Rico, and leading the future of Taller Puertorriqueño’s community of Puerto Rica…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:43PM
Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Gentefied takes an intimate, complex dive into the Latinx family experience by Christina Anthony

Netflix's second season of Gentefied returns with an even more intimate look into the Latinx experience in the US by diving into the topic of undocumented immigrants, deportation, and famili…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:28AM
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Theatre Exile presents Makasha Copeland’s Extreme Home Makeover by Christina Anthony

Theatre Exile opens its 25th anniversary season and returns to in-person performances with Extreme Home Makeover. Christina Anthony previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:00PM
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Brainchild Stageworkx presents Ryk Lewis’ The Ongoing Plight of the Ferryman by Christina Anthony

Enjoy the season and get into the spirit of Halloween with this family-friendly original musical from Philly artist Ryk Lewis. Christina Anthony previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:41PM
Monday, October 4, 2021

Getting up close with Intercultural Journeys' Close Ups: Scars and Emblems by Christina Anthony

Ursula Rucker teams up with Intercultural Journeys for a second season of Close Ups, a series of hour-long performances and conversations. Christina Anthony previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:29PM
Monday, August 30, 2021

Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up at Night by Morgan Parker by Christina Anthony

Poet, essayist, and novelist Morgan Parker’s Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up at Night is a poetry collection exploring Black identity through humor, trivialities, power, vulnerability…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:05PM
Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Talking stop-motion animation with Kelli S. Williams by Christina Anthony

Kelli S. Williams is a 2021 Mural Arts Philly Black Artist Fellow, and she's using stop-motion animation and comedy to challenge how we think. Christina Anthony profiles.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 07:00PM
Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Netflix presents Season 3 of Aziz Ansari’s ‘Master of None’ by Christina Anthony

‘Moments of Love,’ the third season of the Netflix series ‘Master of None,’ follows a queer Black couple discovering what brings them together, and what pulls them apart. Christina A…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:58PM
Sunday, May 30, 2021

PHLAFF presents Nicol Ruiz Benavides’s ‘La Nave Del Olvido’ by Christina Anthony

‘La Nave Del Olvido,’ getting its Philly premiere at the 2021 Philadelphia Latino Film Festival, follows a 70-year-old woman exploring a new love in a small Chilean town. Christina Antho…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:34PM
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

‘Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning’ by Cathy Park Hong by Christina Anthony

Poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong’s ‘Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning’ explores Asian American consciousness and tackles the truth about anti-Asian hate. Christina Anthony c…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:45PM
Monday, March 1, 2021

Netflix presents Sam Levinson’s ‘Malcolm & Marie’ by Christina Anthony

Netflix's ‘Malcolm & Marie,’ the first Hollywood feature conceived and created within the pandemic, follows a couple trading uncomfortable truths on the night of a fraught film premi…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:42PM
Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Netflix presents ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ by Christina Anthony

Netflix’s ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ is a hit, and as a woman who loves chess, Christina Anthony knows why the story rings true.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:27PM
Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Fighting the model minority myth: Why I talk social justice with my immigrant family by Christina Anthony

When your family lives with its own complicated experience of oppression, assimilation, and success, talking about racial justice can be especially challenging. But for Christina Anthony, it…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:29PM
Monday, August 24, 2020

‘The Long Goodbye’ by Riz Ahmed by Christina Anthony

Actor, rapper, and activist Riz Ahmed's new concept album, ‘The Long Goodbye,’ asks what “home” means to immigrants and their descendants. Christina Anthony considers.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:41PM
Monday, July 20, 2020

Netflix and ESPN Films present ‘The Last Dance’ by Christina Anthony

The Last Dance, now streaming on Netflix, is a 10-part documentary series spotlighting Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dynasty leading up to their last run at a championship in 1997-98.…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:04PM
Monday, July 13, 2020

After fostering a cat in quarantine, I had to rethink my relationships by Christina Anthony

The pandemic led Christina Anthony to foster a homeless cat for two weeks, and she remembered that our relationships with animals can say a lot about our relationships to people.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:18PM
Monday, June 15, 2020

‘Little Weirds’ by Jenny Slate by Christina Anthony

Actor, comedian, and writer Jenny Slate’s Little Weirds, a vulnerable and tender collection of offbeat essays, explores friendship, self-love, divorce, freedom, and just being a total weir…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:39PM
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

PHLAFF presents José Carlos García and Carlos Granda’s ‘Identidad’ by Christina Anthony

‘Identidad (As We Are),’ screened online at the 2020 Philadelphia Latino Film Festival, reflects on Peru’s tumultuous history leading up to its 2018 return to the FIFA World Cup. Chris…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:53PM
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

How Hulu’s ‘PEN15’ let me open up to my own teenage years by Christina Anthony

The 7th-grade besties of Hulu’s ‘PEN15,’ played by real-life adult friends looking back on their teen years, help us see the past with compassion and humor—and recognize racism. Chri…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:43AM
Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Netflix’s ‘Gentefied’ rings true in my own immigrant family experience by Christina Anthony

‘Gentefied,’ now streaming on Netflix, captures the duality of the immigrant experience, reminding us that life is about not just surviving, but thriving. Christina Anthony considers.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:28PM
Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Three Bollywood movies shaped who I am today—and they’re ready to stream by Christina Anthony

Christina Anthony grew up renting a Bollywood movie with her family every weekend. She looks back on three films—which you can now stream on Netflix or Amazon Prime—that shaped who she i…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:31PM
Monday, April 6, 2020

Meditation practice comes through in a crisis—and it’s not too late to start by Christina Anthony

Christina Anthony tried to meditate for years, until a Vipassana retreat in Vietnam reset her perceptions. Here’s what she learned.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:48PM
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Teatro del Sol presents Luis Alfaro’s ‘Oedipus El Rey’ by Christina Anthony

Teatro del Sol, in Residence at the Arden, presents ‘Oedipus El Rey,’ a modern twist on Sophocles’s tragedy through the lens of the Chicano experience. Christina Anthony reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:40PM
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

People’s Light presents Lee Hall’s ‘Shakespeare in Love’ by Christina Anthony

People’s Light brings ‘Shakespeare in Love’ to the stage as fan fiction exploring the inspiration of one of the most iconic love stories of all time. Christina Anthony reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 08:28PM
Sunday, February 23, 2020

The Kimmel Center presents the national tour of ‘Hello, Dolly!’ by Christina Anthony

The national tour of 'Hello, Dolly!' lands at the Academy of Music, continuing to dazzle while remaining faithful to Gower Champion’s original. Christina Anthony reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:05PM
Sunday, February 2, 2020

InterAct Theatre Company presents Anna Moench’s ‘Man of God’ by Christina Anthony

InterAct’s ‘Man of God’ exposes the danger between vulnerability and shame, as four teenage girls far from home discover that someone is watching them. Christina Anthony reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:28PM
Sunday, January 26, 2020

The Walnut Street Theatre presents Oscar Wilde’s ‘A Woman of No Importance’ by Christina Anthony

The Walnut’s ‘A Woman of No Importance’ proves that Wilde is still very much a welcome force on our stages. Christina Anthony reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:30PM
Monday, January 13, 2020

The Kimmel Center presents David Yazbek and Itamar Moses’s ‘The Band’s Visit’ by Christina Anthony

‘The Band’s Visit’ arrives at the Academy of Music, and Philly can decide for itself if this humble story about an Egyptian band’s unexpected detour to a small Israeli town is worth …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:25PM
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Quintessence Theatre Group presents ‘The Wizard of Oz’ by Christina Anthony

The Quintessence production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ is an all-around impressive show filled with a wildly talented ensemble cast, electrifying background music, and flying monkeys. Christi…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:45PM

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