Some people dread the heat—with good reason
Feels like summer
Summertime is when a lot of us look forward to kicking back a bit: traveling, swimming, and enjoying the long days. But for an undeniable number of us, hot days bring hard feelings. Kyle V. Hiller considers.
Whose body is welcome at Philly venues?
Fitting in at the theater
Are there any spaces that are hard for you access because of your body—or rather, because of the way the world around you refuses to accommodate your body? Alaina Johns considers.
The art of saying no at work—when you’re a woman
Dispatches from a lady editor
When I need to say no, I'm noticing a pattern.
Thirty-four years later: My Osage Avenue neighborhood
Movements of a legacy
How does one of the darkest moments in Philadelphia history inform identity and legacy? Kyle V. Hiller considers the 1985 MOVE bombing.
Have you ever had a day like this on your Philly block?
My neighbor’s keepers
Doorbells are still a thing. Why will someone ring yours? Can you handle the news if you open the door? Alaina Johns considers.
Why I will never join the Broad Street Run
A modest proposal for the runners
Running is something everyone can practice—right? As thousands of Philly runners get ready to take over Broad Street, Alaina Johns considers.
Remembering 'Broad Street Review' writer Naomi Orwin
The BSR community is hurting this week after the death of our longtime friend and contributor, Naomi Orwin. Alaina Johns remembers her.
This is what white people do when people of color even dare to ask the questions
Straight to the punch
A cadre of theater artists publicly respond to Philadelphia Theatre Company’s coming season of all-white playwrights with a list of questions that many members of our community would rather not answer. Alaina Johns considers.
Why don’t people with chronic illnesses just get a regular job?
A normal workday
The solution to my financial and medical challenges is easy… say people who aren’t living with chronic illness or disabilities. Alaina Johns considers.