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BSR does not endorse this language. (Photo by Alaina Johns.)

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.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

Editorials 5 minute read
Representation is changing, right down to our socks. What do we do now? (Photo by Kyle V. Hiller.)

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.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Editorials 5 minute read
I made this. Will it cure me? (Photo by Alaina Johns.)

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.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

Editorials 4 minute read
When do your decisions give you a birds-eye view? When do they keep you on the ground? (Photo by Alaina Johns.)

That feeling when the choice is yours, or, since when are we all grown up?

Decisions, decisions

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.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

Editorials 5 minute read
Does hitting the holidays while single feel overwhelming? You're not alone. (Photo by Alaina Johns.)

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.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

Editorials 5 minute read
To God be the glory: Faith and Liberty Discovery Center supporters sign its final steel beam. (Photo by Kyle V. Hiller.)

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.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

Editorials 5 minute read
Nearing the promised land during intermission at the opening night of 'Hamilton' in Philly. (Photo by Alaina Johns.)

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.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

Editorials 5 minute read
Enter the castle of lesbian rule, if you dare. (Photo courtesy of Icebox Project Space.)

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.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

Editorials 5 minute read
An invincible, immortal, permanent moment: House of Vans set up a skatepark inside the warehouse. (Photo by Grandstand Media.)

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.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Editorials 5 minute read
Spit Spreads Death: The Parade. Yes, you read it right. (Photo by Alaina Johns.)

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?
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

Editorials 6 minute read