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Witnessing the Impact: What will post-pandemic life be like for disabled people?
A world not built for me—until now?
BSR is partnering with the Witnessing the Impact of COVID-19 in Disabled People’s Lives archive project. Writer, educator, and disability self-advocate Katie Samson asks whether we’ll keep considering accessibility when the pandemic wanes.
Dance lovers ask why the Pennsylvania Ballet is now the Philadelphia Ballet
Dance of the rebrand
As arts producers across town return to in-person performance, the former Pennsylvania Ballet announced a surprising rebrand. Camille Bacon-Smith asks whether it’s moving the company forward.
What can ‘Naked’ and ‘Map of Tiny Perfect Things’ teach us about unsticking our lives?
Time to deconstruct determinism
When Michelle Chikaonda continued her very own pandemic festival of time-loop movies, she found out that the phrase “it’s time” has more than one meaning.
The mixologist’s daughter: raising a glass to reinvention, again
Happy hours, then and now
Over the course of almost 30 years, some things change and some don’t—and Anndee Hochman, from writing to bartending and back again, learns that personal reinventions don’t have to shake the foundations of family.
Does an Amtrak trip between Philly and New York feel Covid-safe?
The almost post-pandemic rails
Roz Warren was vaccinated and ready to take her first jaunt to New York City in over a year. Does she recommend Amtrak?
Heading to the Jersey shore this summer? Here’s what locals want Philadelphians to know
Coexisting down the shore
Jersey shore native Rob Laymon has some tips for migrating Pennsylvanians hitting the beach this summer.
One year later, I’m still speaking up about pandemic narratives that ignore disability
What I’m learning about parenting, disability rights, and myself
One year after Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer noticed that family life with autism made for an easier transition to pandemic life, she’s learned a lot about herself and how society views disability.
Drexel University presents ‘The Clothes We Wore and the Stories They Tell’
Our pandemic wardrobe
A new online exhibition from Drexel’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection explores what we wore in the pandemic. Pamela Forsythe reviews.
Good afternoon, shoppers: The pandemic is no excuse to be rude
Gimme some space (please)
We’re all navigating a weird and troubled pandemic world. Roz Warren says we don’t have to be rude on top of everything else.
Witnessing the Impact: Disclosing and accommodating disabled students in the classroom
I can't recognize that
BSR is partnering with the Witnessing the Impact of Covid-19 in Disabled People’s Lives archive project. Here, Madison Thibodeau spotlights how schools and universities aren't doing enough to accommodate their disabled students, especially during a pandemic.