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Here is the approximate number of emails I receive in an average workday. (Photo by BanduG via Wikimedia Commons.)

Before we cancel in-person meetings forever, can we make email less annoying?

Sins of the inbox

Some people are exclaiming about the benefits of canceled meetings—but if that means even more emails than before, Alaina Johns isn’t ready.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

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The Delaware river could creep into the edges of our city within our lifetime, but we can help prevent that, beginning today. (Photo by Kyle V. Hiller.)

Especially in Philly, don't ignore the storm brewing around a global pandemic

Nice weather we’re not having

Kyle V. Hiller, once an aspiring meteorologist, spends Earth Day considering how climate change is directly linked to COVID-19 and the economic crash.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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There's a cloth napkin wrapped around my face, but I still need to speak up. (Photo by Alaina Johns.)

Four things we should be allowed to say about life in COVID-19 lockdown

Lifting quarantine taboos

Everywhere you look, there are inspirational tips for life in quarantine, and hopes that we’ll emerge from this better than we were. But there are few things Alaina Johns wishes more people would say.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

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I’ll miss working at Neighborhood House, its community, and all the fantastic theater performances it’s hosted. (Photo courtesy of Christ Church Neighborhood House.)

Staying at home during the pandemic is just a start. What’s next?

Seeds in the streams

With a global pandemic threatening the survival of many arts communities in Philadelphia and around the world, Kyle V. Hiller considers what’s coming after the shouts to stay at home.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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Isolation breakfasts. (Photo by Alaina Johns.)

Living in isolation with the family you chose on Craigslist

Roommates in quarantine

When forming a household, whether it’s you and your pets and plants, a partner and kids, or roommates, nobody (including Alaina Johns) thought about what we’d do if we had to stay home together through a pandemic.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

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Never would’ve thought meeting the hosts of video-game talk show ‘Game Scoop’ would be some of the last human contact I’d have for a long time. (Photo by Kyle V. Hiller.)

While coronavirus strands us at home, revisiting anime fights the loneliness

Living in the end times—again

In the midst of a pandemic that’s got us on lockdown, how do we handle isolation and anxiety? Kyle V. Hiller considers a series of films that might have the answers.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

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Your home workplace is your kingdom. Here's where the editing of BSR goes down. (Photo by Alaina Johns.)

Seven hot tips from the editors for working at home in the COVID-19 crisis

No commute? No problem

Did you know that BSR’s team has always worked remotely? If shifting to work-from-home mode for a while (or keeping yourself occupied with a home-based project) feels overwhelming, editors Alaina Johns and Kyle V. Hiller have advice.
Alaina Johns Kyle V. Hiller

Alaina Johnsand Kyle V. Hiller

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Here's where the sanitizers used to be at Target. (Photo by Alaina Johns.)

Considering coronavirus in Philly

Tips for this month’s apocalypse

As of March 10, 2020, Philly is watching cases of COVID-19 confirmed closer and closer to home. Meanwhile, racism against Asian people rises here and abroad. Alaina Johns washed her hands before writing.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

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An editor’s public-relations tips for emerging independent artists

Here’s how to be one in a hundred

The arts calendar used to confine its self-producing frenzy to the Fringe—but now independent artists, and their questionable PR practices, are a year-round event. Alaina Johns has tips to make everyone’s lives easier.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

Editorials 7 minute read
Here I am, mentoring aspiring writers in the wild: a session with journalism majors at Temple University. (Photo by Howard Shapiro.)

The real cost of picking my brain—for both of us

What’s a writer worth?

“I would love to pick your brain!” Yes, I’ve heard it before, many times, and you probably have, too. But what happens when we talk about the price, and why is this especially tough ground for creative professionals? Alaina Johns considers.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

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