What to do when pronouns are new
The 'they' heyday
What if someone’s true gender identity surprises you? And then what if you can’t remember it? You’re not the only one wondering. Alaina Johns considers.
The world according to Marc Thiessen
Good news from a Trump defender
With friends like the conservative columnist Marc Thiessen, does Donald Trump need enemies?
That thing men call you in Philly
Writer, editor, woman, bitch
Will leaving our homes always mean getting ready for men to yell curses at us, just for existing in public? Alaina Johns considers.
In the audience at cultural events
Hey Philly, our implicit bias is showing
How does the public language we use about diversity reveal the work we still need to do? Alaina Johns considers.
New BSR editor-in-chief Alaina Johns’s hello
The new guard is here and we have feelings about it
As BSR founder Dan Rottenberg recently explained, big changes are afoot here. This week, as usual, we’re not holding back the truth. Alaina Johns considers.
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BSR founder Dan Rottenberg’s farewell
Changing of the guard at BSR
Several management changes are underway here at Broad Street Review — and while it's hard to say goodbye, our future looks pretty promising. Dan Rottenberg considers.
Understanding Trump (yet again)
What Trump could learn from Emerson
President Trump says the Mueller investigation has gone “absolutely nuts.” To Ralph Waldo Emerson (not to mention most psychiatrists), such an attack is actually a confession of Trump's own character.
Stu Bykofsky, gunfighter
An 'Inquirer' columnist looks out for No. 1
Columnist Stu Bykofsky advises Jews to carry guns (as he does) for protection against anti-Semites. Welcome to the 'Inquirer' newsroom, where the sword is apparently mightier than the pen. Dan Rottenberg considers.
Disability and the Fringe Festival: Increasing access
On the Fringe's fringe
The Philadelphia Fringe Festival is an extravaganza of accessible theater, right? When venues and artists don’t take people with disabilities into account, we miss the intersectional mark. Alaina Johns considers.