While depicting Jane’s otherwise obscure life, Lepore leverages Jane and Ben’s long correspondence for a refreshing view of an over-examined life. But she doesn’t dwell on the more celebrated of the siblings, telling the story of the good rather than the great.
With its penchant for the paranormal and its autobiographical focus, Jeffrey Stanley's one-man show could come across as overly strange or egotistical, but his charisma and fascinating tales from the crypt kept it on track.
With much of Gov. Tom Corbett's Philadelphia public-school "rescue package" still in limbo — including a proposed $50 million loan against the proposed extension of a 1-percent city sales tax increase — Council President Darrell Clarke put forward a plan today that he claims would not only exceed the School Reform Commission's request for $180 million, but also help fund the City's languishing pension plan.