Philadelphia Weekly insults writers, readers, and people with mental illness
The debauched future of Philly journalism?
A venerable alt-weekly announces a new direction in painfully offensive terms. Philadelphia deserves better. Alaina Johns considers.
At year's end, we face reality: what comes next is our choice. Buckle up.
Responsibility is a practice
Representation is changing, and especially after recent elections, Philly is alive with new possibilities. With 2020 looming, what are our responsibilities? Kyle V. Hiller considers.
Stop it with the vitamin C, and other things my cold taught me
All hail the rhinovirus
Ah yes! Darkness, freezing weather; the long, dreary tunnel of winter looming after the holidays—and the cold I just caught. Alaina Johns whines.
That feeling when the choice is yours, or, since when are we all grown up?
Do you remember a time in your life when the decisions really started? Do they come quickly? How do you handle it when it’s time to make a choice? Alaina Johns considers.
How to head into the holidays as a single person
The cuffing season kickoff
Especially after years of being partnered, the holiday season can pose extra challenges for single folks. Alaina Johns has some advice.
Philly’s Independence Visitor Center applauds the Faith and Liberty Discovery Center
The Bible comes to Independence Mall
It’s no surprise that a museum from the American Bible Society will recast US history as an exclusively Bible-based story. But we should look twice at the welcome for Independence Mall’s new evangelists. Alaina Johns considers.
Who’s drawing the line at the line for the ladies’ room?
Can I use your restroom?
When we think about accessibility on the arts scene, are we forgetting something? Maybe we worry about bringing up bathrooms, but Alaina Johns thinks it’d be rude not to talk about it.
Killjoy’s Kastle: Finding myself at the lesbian feminist haunted house
I’m pretty into you, but…
Philly artists have been busy this Halloween season, and Killjoy’s Kastle in Kensington is a worthy stop for anyone who thinks “Lesbian feminist haunted house? YES.” After a canceled date, Alaina Johns considers.
An editor’s rebirth at the House of Vans Philly skate festival
Skate or die?
After the House of Vans skate festival in North Philly, what is left for a former skaterboy? What has to die, so that you can keep living? Kyle V. Hiller considers.
The forgotten history of the flu in Philadelphia
Taking your shot
Did you catch Spit Spreads Death: The Parade last weekend in Philly? Alaina Johns did, and remembers her own fight with the flu. Are you vaccinated yet?