Friday, September 25, 2020

Olyvia Kwok Art Investments: identifying and accounting for investments in artwork by Smalley Bogg

Similar to any other market, the art market is always hustling, with buyers and sellers trading in different art commodities, services, and art pieces

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Friday, September 18, 2020

THE NEST (dir. Sean Durkin): Film review by Dan Scully

Carrie Coon torches the screen contemporary version of a costume drama

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Saturday, September 12, 2020

There Shall Be No Light by Robert E. Sherwood (1941): Chosen by Committee Episode 23 by Phindie Podcasts

For episode 23, podders Josh, John, and Chris discuss There Shall Be No Light, the third and final prizewinning play by Robert E. Sherwood.

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

10 Picks for the 2020 Philadelphia Fringe Festival by Christopher Munden

The Fringe Festival kinda crept up on us this year, but here are a few shows we're looking out for this festival.

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Friday, September 4, 2020

I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS (dir. Charlie Kaufman): Film review by Dan Scully

Maybe my love for this movie is mostly because it’s a rock-and-roll act of writing

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The Time of Your Life by William Saroyan (1940): Chosen by Committee Episode 22 by Phindie Podcasts

William Saroyan's The Time of Your Life presents a colorful cast of drinkers. Josh, John, and Chris liked it a bunch.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

From Stage to Streaming in 90 Days: Act II battles Electile Dystfunction with tech start-up Surfcode by Smalley Bogg

Ambler theater begins streaming its election-themed show this week.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Olyvia Kwok: Art museums as a method for attracting art collectors by Smalley Bogg

Olyvia Kwok, London’s most reputed art collector and investor, believes that ‘Art is unregulated’.

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Friday, August 21, 2020

ABE LINCOLN IN ILLINOIS by Robert E. Sherwood (1939): Chosen by Committee Episode 21 by Phindie Podcasts

In this episode of Chosen by Committee, hosts Josh, John, and Chris wonder how Robert E. Sherwood won the 1939 Pulitzer.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

SPUTNIK (dir. Egor Abramenko): Film review by Dan Scully

A crafty sci-fi thriller that fans of the genre will find compelling

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OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder (1938): Chosen by Committee SPECIAL LIVE EDITION (episode 20) by Phindie Podcasts

Oh no! John Rosenberg is moving to LA! To see him off and celebrate the 20th episode of Chosen by Committee, the podders got together and recorded LIVE in John's backyard!

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU by George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart (1937): Chosen by Committee Episode 19 by Phindie Podcasts

George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1937 for You Can't Take it With You.

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Art in the Time of COVID: Two new projects from Ninth Planet by Smalley Bogg

Can the performing arts survive a pandemic? Ninth Planet’s answer is a resounding yes.

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Friday, July 31, 2020

IDIOT’S DELIGHT by Robert E. Sherwood (1936): Chosen by Committee Episode 18 by Phindie Podcasts

Josh, Chris, and John discuss Idiot's Delight, the first of three (!!!) Pulitzer Prize-winning plays by Robert E. Sherwood.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

IRC Goes Into the Absurd with A Weekly Virtually Existential Dinner Conversation by Christopher Munden

Philly's absurdist theater company continues to bring good nothingness to life even in this time of absurd nothingness

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Saturday, July 25, 2020

Tempesta di Mare launches behind-the-scenes look at baroque music by Smalley Bogg

Tempesta di Mare launches a new virtual series, Tempesta Talks, with a look at Telemann's fantastic Quixote Suite

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The Old Maid by Zoe Akins (1935): Chosen by Committee Episode 17 by Phindie Podcasts

We consider expectations of female-penned literature, the role of casual racism, and Edith Wharton.

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Men in White by Sidney Kingsley (1934): Chosen by Committee Episode 16 by Phindie Podcasts

Josh, John, and Chris discuss Men in White, the history of medicine, and good tv shows set in hospitals.

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Be an #artshero: Campaign calls on Senate to pass emergency funding for the arts by Smalley Bogg

An intersectional grassroots campaign tocalls on the 5.1 million Americans employed in the U.S. Arts & Culture sector to urge all 100 Senators to pass massive economic relief by August 1.

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Both Your Houses by Maxwell Anderson (1933): Chosen by Committee Episode 15 by Phindie Podcasts

Chris rambles about economics, Josh sings a bit of Hamilton, and the trio discuss the West Wing.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Of Thee I Sing by George & Ira Gershwin, George S. Kaufman, and Morrie Ryskind (1932): Chosen by Committee Episode 14 by Phindie Podcasts

This episode of Chosen by Committee talks about our first musical winner, Of Thee I Sing

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Monday, July 6, 2020

RELIC (dir. Natalie Erika James): Film review by Dan Scully

The scariest thing I can think of, outside of a talking octopus that walks on land, is mental decline

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Alison’s House by Susan Glaspell (1931): Chosen by Committee Episode 13 by Phindie Podcasts

This week's episode talks about poetry, who art belongs to, and Emily Dickinson.

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Monday, June 22, 2020

YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT (dir. David Koepp): Film review by Dan Scully

On a rainy day with nothing better to do, You Should Have Left will prove serviceable enough for non-discerning viewers

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Green Pastures by Marc Connolly (1930): Chosen by Committee Episode 12 by Phindie Podcasts

The trio discusses Green Pastures, a retelling of the Old Testament of the Bible using an all-black cast and a black vernacular. The writer, Marc Connolly was white.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

7500 (dir. Patrick Vollrath): Film review by Dan Scully

Taking place entirely within the cockpit of a hijacked commercial airliner, this minimalist performance piece benefits greatly from a high-level of sustained tension.

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We Should Ask For More by Josh McIlvain

The arts sector is speaking up against the city’s proposed cutting of the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. How about skipping that request and shoot for $40 million instead?

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BABYTEETH (dir. Shannon Murphy): Film review by Dan Scully

An A-rate tale of flawed, kindhearted humans doing their best to be as good as they possibly can.

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Street Scene by Elmer Rice (1929): Chosen by Committee Episode 11 by Phindie Podcasts

Josh, John, and Chris discuss and praise the 1929 Pulitzer winner for drama

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

SHRED AMERICA (dir. Arthur Swidzinski): Film review by Dan Scully

Back in the summer of 2008, a group of skaters decided to go on an adventure.

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SoLow Fest Goes Virtual by Christopher Munden

A virtual performance festival

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