Stunning brushwork by Hiller at new Gallery on Avenue

Arts | August 17th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear If you have recently walked past the new Gallery on the Avenue, 8433 Germantown Ave., then you have probably been captivated by the beautiful paintings of Chestnut Hill artist Judith McCabe Jarvis. The graduate of Springside School (1977) and Temple University’s Tyler School of Art (1981) who told us, “I like to […]

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Gay native of China is not swimming upstream in Philly

Local Life | August 10th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear Is there much anti-gay bigotry in China? “It’s kinda similar to here,” answered Arthur Zeng in an interview last week. “In rural areas or small towns, it’s still a social taboo. There’s less religious reasons, more because people still hold reproduction as one of the most important values in life, so gay […]

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Ex-supermodel and actress and celebrities she has known

Local Life | August 9th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear PART TWO Carole Mallory, 76, who lives in the Norristown area and gives inspirational talks at area retirement homes, is a native of Springfield, Delaware County, who earned degrees from Penn State and Temple Universities. She became a teacher and then an airline stewardess after getting a master’s degree in art, but […]

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Mt. Airy author’s new book is about anonymous sensation

Books | August 2nd, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Len Lear It is entirely possible that you have never heard of Elena Ferrante, but millions of fans cannot get enough of her. Ferrante is the most important literary sensation to have emerged from Italy in decades. Her quartet of Neapolitan novels has sold more than 5.5 million copies worldwide. The author has always […]

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