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At least one student fell through Penn's Ivy-covered cracks. (Photo via Creative Commons/Wikipedia.)

University of Pennsylvania's silence about alumnus Donald J. Trump

Trump’s embarrassed enablers

Donald Trump’s alma mater declines to celebrate its famous alumnus, and it also refuses to explain why. Let me take a crack at it.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

Editorials 3 minute read
L to R: Michael Aronov, Jefferson Mays, and Anthony Azizi. Guess which one's the Norwegian? (Photo by T. Charles Erickson)

The curious case of David Patrick Stearns, 'Oslo,' and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

A New York state of mind

When a 'Philadelphia Inquirer' review of J.T. Rogers's 'Oslo' sniffed about "New York-caliber actors" and a Pulitzer miss, Wendy Rosenfield heard shots fired.
Wendy Rosenfield

Wendy Rosenfield

Editorials 5 minute read
What ever happened to Manuel Noriega? (Photo via Creative Commons/Wikimedia.)

Global Goodfellas

Two lists for your refrigerator

Where are the global villains of yesteryear? A backward glance provides comfort and reassurance about the likely fate of today’s autocrats. Dan Rottenberg considers.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

Editorials 4 minute read
Federal arts funding: Angelic or evil? (Robert Mapplethorpe image via Simon Murphy, Creative Commons/Flickr)

Fighting federal funding foolishness

On bankrolling "frivolities"

Philly arts leaders and the politicians who support them aren’t waiting around for a bill to defund the country's leading arts organizations to actually hit Congress. They spoke up at PAFA this month. Alaina Mabaso was there.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

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Marc Spitz, New York writer. (Photo by Bryan Smith)

Remembering music writer, author, and playwright Marc Spitz

Tomorrow never knows

Marc Spitz, music writer, playwright, biographer, novelist, memoirist, and chronicler of the downtown 1990s, died this week at age 47. BSR editor Wendy Rosenfield remembers him.
Wendy Rosenfield

Wendy Rosenfield

Editorials 4 minute read

What makes Trump tick?

Understanding Donald Trump

Why does Donald Trump act like such a sore winner? As a journalist who has followed him for more than 30 years, I think I know the answer.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

Editorials 6 minute read
One of the "Stranger Things" at Philadelphia's Women's March. (Photo by Harlan Wiener)

Broad Street Review goes to the Women's March

Walking the walk

Enjoy a slideshow of Women's March photographs by Broad Street Review contributors and answer editor-in-chief Wendy Rosenfield's plea that you help save the NEA, NEH, and Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Wendy Rosenfield

Wendy Rosenfield

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United we stand, but that day we sat (and listened).

Writers Resist Philadelphia

Faces of the resistance

Sunday's Writers Resist Philadelphia rally brought out a cross-section of the city's literary lights. Broad Street Review editor Wendy Rosenfield attended and met some of the faces in the crowd.
Wendy Rosenfield

Wendy Rosenfield

Editorials 2 minute read
(Photo by Tyler Sprague via Flickr/Creative Commons)

All Philly all the time

Home for the holidays and all the days

Though we've narrowed our coverage to Philadelphia-area events, we've also expanded our coverage in more important ways. Wendy Rosenfield explains.
Wendy Rosenfield

Wendy Rosenfield

Editorials 3 minute read
He came in like a wrecking ball. (Image by DonkeyHotey via Creative Commons/Flickr)

Dear Family: On getting through the next four years

Keep on keeping on

In the wake of Donald Trump's election success, Dan Rottenberg wrote a letter to his family designed to keep their spirits high and their determination strong.
Dan Rottenberg

Dan Rottenberg

Editorials 4 minute read