The new East Wing drama, "The First Lady," exists to illustrate a fact most of us intuitively know: The women asked to play hostess, decorator, fashion plate and champion for unobjectionable causes as part of each administration's political theater tend to be much more interesting and compli…

Monday morning, “Good Morning America” came to town to surprise and honor Benjamin B. Comegys School teacher Xiomara Robinson. To assist with the special surprise, Mural Arts Philadelphia lead teaching artist Jamee Grisgby created a mural right outside of the teacher’s classroom. Grisgby inc…

Midway through “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming,” there’s a gag that captures the humor of Perry’s multimedia Madea franchise. Perry halts the plot for a black-and-white flashback where his short-tempered, unfiltered titular matriarch tells the story of how she kick-started the civil rights…

The new “Law & Order” serves notice right away that it hasn’t lost its ripped-from-the-headlines edge, kicking off its 21st season with the murder of a famous singer just released from prison after raping 40 women. While the disclaimer assures everyone the story is fictional, those who m…

My mother has worked in the school system since I was in preschool. For most of that time she was a teacher. When she retired, she ran for the school board and won. She is now serving her third term. She’ll be 80 years old in November.