Arts & Culture

Thomas Jefferson, who lived for some time at Seventh and Market streets right here in our city, once said, “No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.”

This week we spoke to the delightful Joseph Liana, landscape designer and owner of UrbanGreen, about his business and why his nursery was covered with four-leaf clovers on the day he was born.

In the curious, provocative drama “Twelve Thirty,” written and directed by Jeff Lipsky, out actor Jonathan Groff plays Jeff, a young man who has been bewitched by Mel (Portia Reiners) since high school.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau of Household and Family Statistics in 2000, one-third of lesbian households and one-fifth of gay male households have children. This week, we spoke to Lauren Weil, a board member of New Hopes Celebrates, the annual five-day celebration of the lovely little (gay) resort town just a stone’s throw from Philadelphia. She’s also a lesbian mom in charge of the family events.

I knew this week’s interview was special, but I didn’t know how special until I searched for her name in my pre-interview research. A slew of websites popped up asking, “Who was the mystery woman?” “Where is she now?” and “Whatever happened to Tenika Watson?” This interview should help answer those questions.