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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
Do you see what you get? (Image courtesy of the author.)

Find me at the Broad Street Run

Surviving myself

What’s the line between self-destruction and survival? Who do you become when your feet hit the pavement? Kyle V. Hiller considers the Broad Street Run.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Editorials 5 minute read
I was always way behind. Was it my fault? (Illustration by Hannah Kaplan, for Broad Street Review.)

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.
Alaina Johns Illustration by Hannah Kaplan

Alaina Johnsand Illustration by Hannah Kaplan

Editorials 5 minute read
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Remembering 'Broad Street Review' writer Naomi Orwin

Happy differences

The BSR community is hurting this week after the death of our longtime friend and contributor, Naomi Orwin. Alaina Johns remembers her.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

Editorials 4 minute read
Marginalized people have questions, and so the storm begins. Nothing was wrong till they spoke up...right? (Image via Wikimedia Commons.)

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.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

Editorials 5 minute read
How many spoons do you have today? (Photo by Alaina Johns.)

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.
Alaina Johns

Alaina Johns

Editorials 5 minute read