The art of public relations: A handy guide to what not to do
The PR chronicles
If you imagine most of a writer or editor’s time is taken up by, well, writing and editing, you might be right. But dealing with unhelpful PR is a close second. Alaina Johns considers.
A nerd finally speaks: Why am I like this?
It’s not a phase
Here’s your shocker of the century—the editor-in-chief of BSR was never one of the cool kids. What does that mean for our mission? Alaina Johns considers.
Philly drivers are out to kill me
Where each column could be your last
You’d think that you have a greater chance of dying in a traffic accident if you’re actually driving a car instead of on your feet. Not so in Philly, where drivers won’t slow down for anything. Alaina Johns considers.
This is what white supremacy looks like
It might be easy for white people to say and believe that we’re not racist, but what happens when someone calls us on the ways we’re still perpetuating white supremacy? There’s work to do. Alaina Johns considers.
Four reasons getting a dog made my life better as a woman
Woman's best friend
The last several years have brought an avalanche of studies on the ways dogs can improve our health and quality of life. But does that go extra for women? Alaina Johns considers.
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A valentine to every person who has experienced divorce
You are enough
Another year, another Valentine’s Day. What does it feel like if you’re recovering from divorce? Alaina Johns considers.
An open letter to the woman who fits five years of her trash in a Mason jar
I have questions about going Zero Waste
A young YouTube star fits all of her trash in a single jar — and says you could do it, too, if you put your mind to it. Alaina Johns considers.
Men only want one thing: Your time
Talking on the clock
Time might be money, but it’s also respect — respect a busy person’s time, and you respect her. Alaina Johns considers.
Ten questions journalists should ask
Inquiring minds want to know…..
Ten questions I wish journalists would ask Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Bob Barr, Karen McDougal, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Michael Smerconish, and Mayor Kenney.
That thing men call you in Philly: Part 2
Beat yourself to the punch
Public and private responses to the essay about men calling women “bitch” varied widely, and men should think twice about their favorite solutions. Alaina Johns considers.