When a pandemic means having time to change your mind
The contrarian in quarantine
Stay-at-home orders could be an excuse to become even more set in our ways, but when Joshua Herren decided to do the opposite, he surprised himself.
Understanding Donald Trump (continued)
So you want Trump to wear a mask?
When germophobes were perceived as neurotic, Trump celebrated his own germophobia. What has changed?
Do video games have potential for social impact?
‘Moore Scouts’ and the near future of gaming
Moore College of Art & Design’s Animation & Game Arts students talk with Kyle V. Hiller about gaming’s impact on their lives, and how the medium can be a platform for marginalized voices.
I date people of different genders, but let's skip the labels about sexuality
I’m comfortable with myself. Are you?
Daralyse Lyons wishes the people she’s dated were comfortable enough with themselves to accept all of her, including her fluid sexuality.
Philly Culture United urges City Council not to defund the arts
Philly artists rally against defunding
Suzanne Cloud spotlights Philly Culture United, an action campaign to save the city’s funding for arts and culture.
Racism is a lifetime of tiny cuts. They won’t stop unless we all speak up.
“The Good Black”
The George Floyd protests helped An Nichols to reflect on her past in a white-dominated culture.
How Alexander Iziliaev went from dancer to photographer at the PA Ballet
After dancing, another shot at ballet
Photographer Alexander Iziliaev put one passion aside when he became a dancer. Now that he’s stepped off the stage, he can bring something to his art form that others behind the camera cannot. He talks with Camille Bacon-Smith.
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When conspiracies aren’t theories: what is COVID teaching the next generation?
Living conspiracies, teaching truth
In a class on combatting conspiracy theories and misinformation in the era of COVID-19, I teach teenagers to recognize dangerous distractions from reality. But what about the conspiracies that materially affect their lives?
As protests against police brutality ignite, what can Black officers tell us?
Protests are not enough
America is reckoning with its racist institutions, including police forces that disproportionately target Black people and people of color. But what about the officers working inside this system while also experiencing systemic racism? Daralyse Lyons considers.
I’m one of those people who’s making more money now that I’m unemployed
You got a problem with that?
Roz Warren is grateful for her CARES Act-boosted unemployment check since she was furloughed from her job at her local library. But there’s something else she wants even more.