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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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…

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The Walnut Street Theatre presents ‘The Gifts of the Magi’ by Christina Anthony

The Walnut’s ‘The Gifts of the Magi’ proves that not all classic tales are timeless, with a script and production that don’t do justice to the O. Henry story about the true meaning o…

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Walnut Street Theatre presents ‘Shrek the Musical’ by Christina Anthony

The Walnut’s ‘Shrek The Musical’ is an all-around impressive production that turns the classic fairytale trope on its head to create a funky-fresh and current play for all ages to enjo…

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

PAAFF presents Leon Le’s ‘Song Lang’ by Christina Anthony

‘Song Lang,’ screened at PAAFF, follows the unlikely friendship that develops between a charismatic young opera singer and a brutal debt collector in 1980s Saigon. Christina Anthony revi…

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

First Person Arts Festival 2019 presents ‘#IMNOJANEDOE’ by Christina Anthony

The 18th annual First Person Arts Festival presents ‘#IMNOJANEDOE,’ a celebration of stories from journalists and survivors who ignited the #MeToo movement. Christina Anthony considers.

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Monday, November 4, 2019

InterAct Theatre Company presents Jonathan Spector’s ‘Eureka Day’ by Christina Anthony

InterAct’s ‘Eureka Day’ is a timely story about Americans’ debate over vaccinations and what happens when liberals’ progressiveness is put to the test. Christina Anthony reviews.

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

The Wilma Theater presents Clare Barron’s ‘Dance Nation’ by Christina Anthony

The Wilma Theater presents 'Dance Nation,' a bold comedy about a competitive dance troupe of teenage girls learning, growing, and evolving through self-discovery. Christina Anthony reviews.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

REV Theatre Company presents ‘The Witch of Edmonton’ by Christina Anthony

REV’s ‘The Witch of Edmonton,’ a Jacobean classic, makes for a modern night to remember at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Christina Anthony reviews.

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