Sarah Jordan

Sarah Jordan is a National Magazine Award-nominated writer who lives in Philadelphia. She has written extensively on music, film, dance, visual arts, lifestyle, travel, fashion and design. She has written for national and regional magazines and newspapers including Philadelphia Magazine, Philadelphia Inquirer, Parents, Parenting, Philadelphia Style Magazine, The Magazine Antiques, New Jersey Life, Philadelphia Weekly, Seven Arts Magazine and Playbill. She is also a contributor to TimeOut Philadelphia, Billy Penn, Philadelphia Citizen, Hidden City Philadelphia, Philadelphia Live Arts and Fringe Festival blogs.

She has authored the humorous The Teen Owner’s Manual: Operating Instructions, Troubleshooting Tips, and Advice for Parents (Quirk). The previous year, she wrote The Pregnancy Instruction Manual: Essential Information, Troubleshooting Tips, and Advice for Parents-to-be (Quirk). Jordan is also the co-author of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Parenting and The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Weddings.

Along with being a finalist for the American Society of Magazine Editors’ (ASME) National Magazine Awards for Leisure Interests, Jordan has been honored as a Gold Medal winner of the National City and Regional Magazine Award for Leisure/Lifestyle and a Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Keystone Award winner for Feature Story.

Jordan has also made appearances on NBC’s "The Today Show," NBC’s "The 10! Show," Comcast’s "Live at Seven," WHYY Philadelphia’s "Radio Times," San Francisco’s "Family Talk with Dr. Mike Riera," Australia ABC Radio’s "Early Morning," Christchurch, New Zealand’s "News Talk," Rotorua, New Zealand’s "Lakes 96 FM," and Auckland, New Zealand’s "Breeze Radio with Chris Burns."

Music

  • Remembering Prince: Before Philly show, Revolution guitarist Wendy Melvoin dishes on the music legend  BillyPenn
  • Philly DJ legend King Britt gets to play alongside his childhood icon  BillyPenn
  • Pink plays Philly  BillyPenn
  • Philly concert guide: 39 can't-miss shows for the rest of 2017  BillyPenn
  • The big guide to 50 essential Philly live music shows this summer  BillyPenn
  • Marching Music - Commonwealth Youthchoirs  The Philadelphia Citizen
  • The big guide to 41 essential Philly live music shows this winter  BillyPenn
  • INTERVIEW: Randy Blythe of Lamb of God  Philadelphia Magazine
  • 38 Can't Miss Concerts in Early 2016  Philadelphia Magazine
  • INTERVIEW: Johnny Rotten: "Thank God I'll Be in Philadelphia"  Philadelphia Magazine
  • REVIEW: Miley Cyrus Takes a Toke, Talks About Living in Philly at Electric Factory Show  Philadelphia Magazine
  • Bobby Hill Named One of Ebony Magazine's 2015 Power 100  Philadelphia Magazine
  • INTERVIEW: Stephen Marley  Philadelphia Magazine
  • INTERVIEW: Our Chat With Storm Large  Philadelphia Magazine
  • INTERVIEW: Lil Dicky  Philadelphia Magazine
  • REVIEW: Mac DeMarco Lives Up to His Wild Reputation at the Troc  Philadelphia Magazine
  • 35 Concerts You Can't Miss This Fall in Philly  Philadelphia Magazine
  • REVIEW: Madonna at Wells Fargo Center: Too Much Spectacle, Not Enough Madge  Philadelphia Magazine
  • Philadelphia Orchestra's Yannick Nézet-Séguin on Piano Virtuoso Daniil Trifonov  Philadelphia Magazine
  • REVIEW: The Marleys- and the Spirit of Bob- Lit Up the Mann Center Saturday Night  Philadelphia Magazine
  • INTERVIEW: Legendary Hollywood Voice-Dubber Marni Nixon  Philadelphia Magazine
  • The Dead Milkmen Bring Their Annual Halloween Scare Party to the Troc  Philadelphia Magazine
  • Electric Factory Turns 20 and Gives Out Golden Tickets  Philadelphia Magazine

  • Performing Arts

  • All the Right Moves - BalletX  The Philadelphia Citizen
  • Meet the Disruptor: Philadelphia Theatre Company's Paige Price  The Philadelphia Citizen
  • Turning Point - Pennsylvania Ballet  Philadelphia Magazine
  • Pennsylvania Ballet's Angel Corella Debuts Don Quixote  Philadelphia Magazine
  • INTERVIEW: Choreographer Justin Peck  Philadelphia Magazine
  • Dance And (Healing) The Broken Body  FringeArts
  • How Bad It Can Go: The Strange Pleasures Of Live Theater Gone Wrong  FringeArts
  • INTERVIEW: Bill Irwin on That Time He Met His Idol Samuel Beckett  Philadelphia Magazine
  • INTERVIEW: Comedian and 30 Rock Star Judah Friedlander  Philadelphia Magazine
  • INTERVIEW: Dan Soder Taping his Comedy Central Special at the Trocadero  Philadelphia Magazine
  • House of Cards Writer Adapts Winter Classic for Arden Children's Theater  Philadelphia Magazine
  • BalletX Opens 10th Anniversary Season With Nicolo Fonte's Beasts  Philadelphia Magazine
  • 9 Questions With the Phenomenal Ursula Rucker  Philadelphia Magazine
  • Pennsylvania Ballet Launches Season With Help From Director Angel Corella's Famous Friends  Philadelphia Magazine
  • Inis Nua Theatre Company 'Hooks' Fergie's Pub for Season Opener  Philadelphia Magazine
  • INTERVIEW: Belgian Dancer Pieter Ampe Gets Naked with Portuguese Co-Creator Guilherme Garrido at the FringeArts Festival  Philadelphia Magazine
  • The familiar and the ethereal at the Pa. Ballet  Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Visual Arts

  • The Know-It-All Guide to Buying Art in Philadelphia  Philadelphia Magazine
  • Art vs. Art: Painted Bride or Isaiah Zagar's mosaics?  The Philadelphia Citizen
  • The Art of Fair Pay  The Philadelphia Citizen
  • Artist Cary Leibowitz uses words as his secret weapons  Philadelphia Style Magazine
  • New Barnes show pairs the works of Rodin with those of contemporary German artist Anselm Kiefer  TimeOut Philadelphia
  • Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture  TimeOut Philadelphia
  • Artist Leila Cartier on What Inspires Her Work & Her Exhibit at Schmidt-Dean Gallery  Philadelphia Style Magazine
  • I WENT TO THE BARNES AND GOT SCHOOLED  The Philadelphia Citizen
  • Why the Art Museum's Gigantic Pop Art Exhibition Is So Important  Philadelphia Magazine
  • The Future of the Philadelphia Museum of Art  Philadelphia Style Magazine
  • The 15 Essential Paintings in PMA's New American Still Life Exhibition  Philadelphia Magazine
  • 84-Year-Old Philly-Born Photographer, Dave Heath, Finally Gets His Due  Philadelphia Magazine
  • You Need This Pocket-Sized Guide to Philadelphia's Public Art  Philadelphia Magazine
  • Robert Indiana's AMOR Sculpture Unveiled on Art Museum Steps  Philadelphia Magazine
  • How To Buy Art  Philadelphia Magazine

  • Books + Movies

  • Michael Smerconish - Michael in the middle  Philadelphia Style Magazine
  • George E. Thomas: Frank Furness Architecture in the Age of the Great Machines  Philadelphia Style Magazine
  • The Rosenbach - More than just Bloomsday  The Philadelphia Citizen
  • As 'Collateral Beauty' hits, all 21 of Will Smith's movies, ranked  billypenn.com
  • INTERVIEW: Director Erika Frankel  Philadelphia Magazine
  • VALENTINE'S ALERT: 14 Movies For Every Stage of Romance  Philadelphia Magazine
  • Bradley Cooper Movies, Ranked  Philadelphia Magazine
  • 18 New and Juicy Music Memoirs You Need to Read  Philadelphia Magazine
  • INTERVIEW: Johnny Rotten: "Thank God I'll Be in Philadelphia"  Philadelphia Magazine
  • INTERVIEW: Hunter S. Thompson's Former Assistant Tells Wild Stories in New Book  Philadelphia Magazine
  • INTERVIEW: The One and Only Dr. Ruth  Philadelphia Magazine
  • Inky Film Critic Steven Rea Offers Coffee and Glamour in Hollywood Café  Philadelphia Magazine
  • You Need This Pocket-Sized Guide to Philadelphia's Public Art  Philadelphia Magazine
  • Secret Cinema Presents Outside the Wall, a Prison Film Shot in Eastern State Penitentiary…at Eastern State Penitentiary  Philadelphia Magazine
  • INTERVIEW: Legendary Hollywood Voice-Dubber Marni Nixon  Philadelphia Magazine

  • Lifestyle + Fashion + Culture

  • The chic bodysuit Meghan Markle has been wearing & where to get it in Philly  Philadelphia Style Magazine
  • This Philly Brownstone has ties to Jackie O.  Philadelphia Style Magazine
  • A Main Line mansion reflects the best of English manor houses  Philadelphia Style Magazine
  • Has the Manayunk Bike Race Hit Its Final Wall?  Philadelphia Magazine
  • The Manayunk Bike Race Is Dead  Philadelphia Magazine
  • Interior Motives: Don and Renee Freeman  Philadelphia Style Magazine
  • A Starr is Born  Philadelphia Style Magazine
  • Alana Oates Debuts Her Footwear Collection of Slippers with Llani  Philadelphia Style Magazine
  • Pitchman, Phillies Vince Velasquez  Philadelphia Style Magazine
  • You Have to See Kathy & Keith Sachs' Private Art Collection  Philadelphia Style Magazine
  • The History of Style on the Main Line  Philadelphia Style Magazine
  • The Union League Toasts its 150th Year  Philadelphia Style Magazine
  • Now You Can View Drexel University's Amazing Costume Archives  Philadelphia Style Magazine
  • 4 Chic Philly Locals Open Up Their Closets  Philadelphia Style Magazine
  • 11 Historic Lighthouses Opened for Tourists Along the Jersey Shore This Weekend  Philadelphia Magazine
  • Finally, Hard Facts About the Dalai Lama's Visit to Philly  Philadelphia Magazine
  • Rooftop Paradise: A Nautical-Inspired Deck on the Parkway  Hidden City Philadelphia
  • How To Buy Art  Philadelphia Magazine
  • My Life As A Sixers Ballgirl  Philadelphia Weekly

  • Social Innovation

  • Men of the Moment: 5 men shaping the future of Philly right now  Philadelphia Style Magazine
  • Living To Give  Philadelphia Style Magazine
  • Theater of Witness: Walk In My Shoes  The Philadelphia Citizen
  • The Food Cure  The Philadelphia Citizen
  • Hopeworks - More Than Just Hope  The Philadelphia Citizen
  • How Corinne Warnshuis Empowers Women through Girl Develop It  Philadelphia Style Magazine
  • How Dr. Stephen Klasko is Redefining Healthcare  Philadelphia Style Magazine