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Life after divorce. (Photo by Alaina Johns.)

A valentine to every person who has experienced divorce

You are enough

Another year, another Valentine’s Day. What does it feel like if you’re recovering from divorce? Alaina Johns considers.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

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If you've generated more trash than this over the last five years, could you be doing better? (Illustration by Hannah Kaplan for BSR.)

An open letter to the woman who fits five years of her trash in a Mason jar

I have questions about going Zero Waste

A young YouTube star fits all of her trash in a single jar — and says you could do it, too, if you put your mind to it. Alaina Johns considers.
Alaina Johns Illustration by Hannah Kaplan

Alaina Johnsand Illustration by Hannah Kaplan

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Do I really have time for this? (Photo by Michael Himbeault, via Wikimedia Commons.)

Men only want one thing: Your time

Talking on the clock

Time might be money, but it’s also respect — respect a busy person’s time, and you respect her. Alaina Johns considers.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

Editorials 3 minute read
What did Karen see in Donald? (Photo by Glenn Francis, via Wikimedia Commons.)

Ten questions journalists should ask

Inquiring minds want to know…..

Ten questions I wish journalists would ask Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Bob Barr, Karen McDougal, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Michael Smerconish, and Mayor Kenney.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

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Are you with her — really? (Photo from the 2018 Women's March by Alaina Johns.)

That thing men call you in Philly: Part 2

Beat yourself to the punch

Public and private responses to the essay about men calling women “bitch” varied widely, and men should think twice about their favorite solutions. Alaina Johns considers.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

Editorials 4 minute read
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

Editorials 4 minute read
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

Editorials 4 minute read