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Monday, April 5, 2021

‘My Broken Language’ by Quiara Alegría Hudes by Kirsten Bowen

In her new memoir, playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes writes about coming of age as part of a large Puerto Rican family in North Philadelphia. Kirsten Bowen reviews.

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Monday, March 22, 2021

‘Pinball’ by Patrick Shields by Kirsten Bowen

In Patrick Shields’s debut autobiographical novel, ‘Pinball,’ set in the early 1990s, we follow a senior at a North Philadelphia boarding academy as he reckons with his past, present, …

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

‘Land of Big Numbers’ by Te-Ping Chen by Kirsten Bowen

Te-Ping Chen’s debut story collection, ‘Land of Big Numbers,’ casts a wide net to explore contemporary China and its diaspora. Kirsten Bowen reviews.

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Monday, February 22, 2021

‘Utopia PR’ by Adam Bender by Kirsten Bowen

In Adam Bender’s near-future political satire, a crisis communications manager troubleshoots disasters for a callow reality-television star turned president while trying to maintain a semb…

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

‘Sentience’ by Courtney P. Hunter by Kirsten Bowen

In Philadelphia writer Courtney P. Hunter’s debut novel, 24 participants enter an experiment to determine who among them is human and who is an artificially intelligent robot. Kirsten Bowe…

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Monday, July 6, 2020

‘Mother Daughter Widow Wife’ by Robin Wasserman by Kirsten Bowen

In Robin Wasserman’s new novel, a woman arrives in Philadelphia with no memory. Years later, her daughter sets out to find out what happened to her there, and why she has left again. Kirst…

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Monday, June 22, 2020

‘Ambushing the Void’ by James McAdams by Kirsten Bowen

The inhabitants of ‘Ambushing the Void,’ the debut collection by Philly native James McAdams, search for connection and meaning wherever they can find it, but the tables are always turni…

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

A Novel Idea’s Christina Rosso launches her debut book, ‘She is a Beast’ by Kirsten Bowen

Local author Christina Rosso-Schneider’s debut is a collection of feminist fairy tales in which women fight against the “beasts” of the patriarchy—even by becoming beasts themselves.…

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Monday, February 17, 2020

‘Long Bright River’ by Liz Moore by Kirsten Bowen

In Liz Moore’s first Philadelphia-set novel, police officer Mickey Fitzpatrick patrols the streets of Kensington searching for a killer who's targeting women with opioid addiction—one of…

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

‘Such a Fun Age’ by Kiley Reid by Kirsten Bowen

In Kiley Reid’s debut novel, Emira and her employer Alix navigate racism, privilege, and transactional relationships in 2015 Philadelphia. Kirsten Bowen reviews.

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Slovakia Searches for Itself at the International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra by Kirsten Bowen

By Kirsten Bowen. Kirsten Bowen reflects on Slovakia’s 2019 International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra, which was programmed based on the theme “faces of freedom.”

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Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre