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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
Time for fun? Or time to avoid the streets? (Photo by Kyle V. Hiller.)

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.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Editorials 4 minute read
How do you get a beach body? Read on for the secret. (Image courtesy of the author.)

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.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

Editorials 5 minute read
Critical thinking with BSR podcaster Darnelle Radford. (Photo by Darnelle Radford.)

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.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

Editorials 5 minute read
If not my history, then my legacy: Osage Avenue and 62nd Street. (Photo by Kyle V. Hiller.)

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.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Editorials 5 minute read
Clouds and sun at home. (Photo by Alaina Johns.)

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.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

Editorials 7 minute read