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.
When we can’t meet in person, do we need a shorthand for our identity?
Invisible in the Zoomiverse
It’s hard enough to navigate our identities IRL. What happens when we’re reduced to a Zoom box or other distanced communication? Anndee Hochman considers.
How many female composers does it take to change a narrative?
We're still talking about "women" composers. Can we just not?
Women’s History Month is rife with content celebrating the achievements of women, and classical music is no exception. Meg Ryan is cranky about it.
One year later: Philly theater artists open up about the first shutdown
The nights the lights went out
A year after theaters around the country suspended in-person performances due to the pandemic, Cameron Kelsall speaks with Philadelphia theater artists about looking back and moving forward.