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February 27, 2013

Roundup: Our Picks For The Best Of British Philadelphia, Including The Britain-Inspired 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show

The British are coming! While the Britain-themed 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show opens at the Pennsylvania Convention Center this Saturday, March 2, the best of Britain doesn’t have to end with the show’s exquisite themed garden displays — which by the way, are on view for two full weekends for the first time ever. English culture […]

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December 7, 2012

Roundup: Museum Gift Shops In Philadelphia To Consider For Unique Holiday Presents This Season

Philadelphia is home to some of the most impressive and unique museums in all the world. Let us not forget that in addition to beautiful galleries and treasure-packed collections, nearly every museum has its own gift shop full of merchandise that could end up being exactly what the hard-to-gift might genuinely get excited about this […]

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October 10, 2012

Halloween In Philadelphia 2012: Frightening Festivals, Terrifying Tours, Horrifying Haunted Houses And More

There’s no better place than Philadelphia if you’re in search of some of the most eccentric and authentic Halloween celebrations on offer anywhere. One of the oldest cities in the country doesn’t hold back on frightening encounters — this is considered one of the most haunted regions of North America. But whether you’re looking for […]

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July 18, 2012

The Rosenbach Museum Stars On Last Night’s The Colbert Report; A Brand New Exhibition Is Now On Display At The Museum Featuring Colbert’s New Book I Am A Pole (And So Can You!)

  On last night’s The Colbert Report, hilarious pundit Stephen Colbert featured Philadelphia’s own Rosenbach Museum & Library in a segment called “Who’s Honoring Me Now?” The segment features great footage of the museum on its beautiful Delancey Street location, and an interview with Rosenbach curator and “John C. Haas” Director Derick Dreher, who mentions […]

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June 7, 2012

Rosenbach Museum Hosts Its 20th Annual Week-Long Bloomsday Festival To Celebrate James Joyce’s Iconic Tract Ulysses, June 7-16

If the thought of James Joyce’s Ulysses brings back nothing but cringe-worthy high school memories of scouring the pages of Cliff’s Notes during sleepless all-nighters, you’re not alone. Even the folks at the Rosenbach Museum admit that the Joyce classic is a difficult read, even for the most scholarly of scholars. But that’s no reason […]

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May 8, 2012

Rest In Peace, Maurice Sendak: The Acclaimed Author Of Where The Wild Things Are Dies At Age 83

Maurice Sendak, the literary wizard behind some of the world’s best-loved contemporary children’s books including Higglety, Pigglety, Pop!, Outside Over There and, most famously, Where The Wild Things Are, has passed away at the age of 83. Sendak has a special place in the heart of Philadelphia; the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Rittenhouse Square […]

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October 25, 2011

Roundup: Our Top Picks For How To Celebrate Halloween Weekend In Philadelphia, October 28-31

From the colonial streets still haunted by the ghosts of America’s Founding Fathers, to Eastern State Penitentiary’s award-winning fright fest Terror Behind The Walls, Philadelphia has more than its share of things that go bump in the night. So to celebrate the most bone-chilling weekend of the year, we’ve selected our top picks for activities […]

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October 13, 2011

Roundup: Halloween Festivities In And Around Philadelphia; Terrifying Tours, Haunted Houses, Frightening Festivals And More

Haunted houses, hayrides and holiday hoopla, oh my! It’s almost time for Halloween in one of the most haunted regions in the country. Attractions around the city are hosting spooktacular Halloween celebrations, both leading up to the event, on the actual night and afterwards. There’s something for everyone, from candy-hungry kids to thrill-seeking adventurists to […]

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December 8, 2009

Friend or Faux: Imitation & Invention from Innocent to Fraudulent @ the Rosenbach Museum

Has a cashier ever used a fancy marker to draw a line on the $20 or $50 bill you handed her? You’re probably aware that the “magic” marker helps spot counterfeit bills. Unfortunately, they don’t make markers for historic manuscripts and notable artifacts. That’s where the Rosenbach Museum & Library comes in. The museum’s newest […]

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October 16, 2009

Now Playing: Where the Wild Things Are at the Franklin Institute IMAX, Wild Things Days at The Rosenbach

The release of the live-action film adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s acclaimed children’s classic, Where the Wild Things Are, is finally here. The movie, which opens today, is directed by Spike Jonze from a screenplay by Spike Jonze & Dave Eggers, based on, of course, Maurice Sendak’s Caldecott-winning picture book of the same name. The movie […]

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