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Clockwise from left, BSR team members Alaina Johns, Kyle V. Hiller, Sarah Grey, and Neil Bardhan share our pronouns.

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.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

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John Wilkes Booth would be remembered as a great actor, if only... (Image via Wikimedia Commons.)

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?
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

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Have I really been on the sunny side of the street all along? (Photo by Alaina Johns.)

The man who told me I was an optimist

Just do it

What does it mean to be a pessimist? As BSR faces the new year, Alaina Johns considers.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

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Excuse me, did you say something, sir? Saoirse Ronan stars as Mary Stuart in ‘Mary Queen of Scots.’ (Copyright Liam Daniel/Focus Features.)

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.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

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What happens when everyone is in the room together? (Photo by Alaina Johns.)

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.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

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Oh, Philadelphia. You’ll always be there for me, right? (Photo by Alaina Johns.)

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.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

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Meet Alaina Johns, BSR's new editor-in-chief, as of December 1, 2018.

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.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

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Long before Trump or Freud, Emerson analyzed the president in two simple sentences. (Photo via Creative Commons/Wikipedia.)

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.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

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'Where would I be without that arsenal in my basement?' (Photo via Creative Commons/Wikimedia.)

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.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

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Fringe producers try to increase accessibility, but often leave out patrons who are disabled. (Illustration by Hannah Kaplan for BSR.)

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.
Alaina Johns Illustration by Hannah Kaplan

Alaina Johnsand Illustration by Hannah Kaplan

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