2018 May/June

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Poetry: Beatific

I watch him bob across the intersection, Squat legs bowed in black sweatpants. I watch him smile at nobody, at our traffic Stopped to accommodate his slow going. His arms chur…
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Film Review: Itzhak

THE GREAT Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman makes for a lively guide to his own life and career in this charming documentary. Alison Chernick’s film follows the 72-year-old…
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Film Review: Quest

SHOT OVER the course of nearly a decade, Jonathan Olshefski’s absorbing, often heartbreaking documentary looks at the life of one North Philadelphia family, their challenges and jo…
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