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When goodbye was a long way away: Alaina and her family at the shore. (Image courtesy of the Johns family.)

Excuse me while I figure out how to lose my favorite place in the world

Bye, Brigantine

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.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

Editorials 4 minute read
Opera Philadelphia’s 'We Shall Not Be Moved,' an opera about the MOVE bombing, could've been a performance I overlooked if it weren't for my partner. (Photo courtesy of the author.)

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.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Editorials 5 minute read
So much to see. Have you taken a look? (Photo by Alaina Johns.)

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.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

Editorials 5 minute read
‘The Infiltrators,’ a documentary about undocumented immigrants in a for-profit detention center, saw its Philadelphia premiere at this year’s festival. (Image courtesy of BlackStar Film Festival.)

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.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Editorials 5 minute read
The keys to what? (Photo by Alaina Johns.)

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.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

Editorials 4 minute read
Who else wants pho after 8pm? (Photo by Alaina Johns.)

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.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

Editorials 2 minute read
Easier to get onstage in Philly than in Media: Danie Ocean performs at Chestnut Hill’s Paris Bistro in 2018. (Image courtesy of the artist.)

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.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

Editorials 5 minute read
A maker of "Black art"? Jordan Peele, director of 'Us,' at SXSW 2019. (Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)

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.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Editorials 6 minute read
If you could go anywhere, where would it be? (Photo by Alaina Johns.)

Dispatches from the last millennial who has never been to Iceland

Summer confessional

Alaina Johns has something to tell you this summer. Can you relate?
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

Editorials 4 minute read
If you need help in a crowd, what do you do? (Illustration by Hannah Kaplan, for Broad Street Review.)

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?
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

Editorials 5 minute read