Excuse me while I figure out how to lose my favorite place in the world
Have you ever loved a place so much that you’re not sure what life will look like without it? How do you say goodbye to something that can’t love you back? Alaina Johns considers.
Cringeworthy tales of getting into theater—just in time for Philly Fringe 2019
Why is theater intimidating?
Don’t know anything about theater? Cool, neither do I! All the more reason to let Fringe be your first time. Kyle V. Hiller considers.
The old-timers’ guide to the 2019 Philly Fringe Festival
What’s new, my friend?
The Philly Fringe festival, now in its 23rd year, has some changes to share, including a long-overdue accessibility overhaul. This year’s fest is running September 5 through 22. Alaina Johns helps you dig in.
Why are we selling the BlackStar Film Festival short?
How we align with our BlackStar
The 2019 BlackStar Film Festival has come and gone, but we still need to ask ourselves: How can we better support each other as artists and arts journalists? Kyle V. Hiller considers.
The perils of organizing your house after age 35
Clean at your own risk
Forget sparking joy. Beware what you find when you clean after age 35. Alaina Johns considers.
The elder millennial’s birthday registry
If it’s not too much to ask…
There are a lot of wedding and baby showers in this world. What about a few gifts for another occasion? Alaina Johns considers.
Following up on a Media, PA, artist’s suspicion of discrimination
Who’s getting onstage in Media?
After local singer/songwriter Danie Jackson, who goes by Danie Ocean onstage, came to BSR with her concerns about discrimination on the Media music scene, we took a closer look. Alaina Johns considers.
From ‘Dragon Ball Z’ to ‘Us’ to the newsroom: Finding my place as a Black writer
Who is arts journalism for?
Diversity in arts journalism is on the rise. But it’s still not enough. Kyle V. Hiller contemplates the value of arts journalism for Black and brown communities.
Dispatches from the last millennial who has never been to Iceland
Alaina Johns has something to tell you this summer. Can you relate?
Someone stops you for help in the street. What do you do next?
Talking to strangers
Some people can put on their headphones and get from their home to any destination and back again without talking to anyone. But not me. Why does everyone always ask me for help?