As we close out 2023, BSR is taking you behind the scenes of our arts journalism
Going backstage at BSR
When we ask for your support, we want to be sure we’re stepping up to explain our work. But whether or not you can donate, if you’re a BSR reader, we bet you’ll enjoy this window on how our stories come to be.
Five reasons to attend the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention
For the geek at heart
An Nichols previews the 2023 East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention and how it works towards cultural awareness, youth literacy, and building safe spaces for geekdom.
Announcing the first-ever BSR Book Week: July 10-16, 2023
Celebrate the Philly book scene with us!
We're celebrating summer with our first-ever BSR Book Week, July 10-16, 2023, packed with reviews and recommendations. And we want to hear from you, too! Here are all the ways you can join in.
Putting on a show with the 2023 SoLow Festival
Exploring the concept of “mess”
The SoLow Festival is an accessible local arts festival that doesn’t put financial pressure on the artists. This year, it’s exploring the concept of rest. C.M. Crockford previews.
Join us for The Power of Food Media: A Conversation with Kae Lani Palmisano & BSR
It’s BSR’s first foodie event!
It’s a great time whenever the BSR community gets together, and we’re branching out to welcome some of the city’s top food journalists for an exciting discussion panel (and delicious local food). Here's everything you need to know.
YES! presents ConsentFest 2023
Come one, come all! … Only if you want to, of course
YES! brings its ConsentFest to Clark Park this weekend for an afternoon of activities, storytelling, play, and performance centered on anti-oppressive, consent-based, pleasure-focused sex ed. Olivia J. B. Baxter previews.
FringeArts brings laughs with the fifth annual Blue Heaven Comedy Festival
Angels, death, and a devilishly good time
FringeArts presents the fifth annual Blue Heaven Comedy Festival celebrating the best and most exciting alternative comedy. Melissa Strong previews.
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Voices In Power presents its Poetry Open Mic Experience, featuring Courtney Lynn, Scott Free, and Sunny CeLight
Voices in power and nothing but
At January’s Voices In Power open mic, a monthly celebration of local and national poets in the Fashion District’s REC Philly, hundreds turned up for the show. Chris DeMento was there.
Celebrating 45 years of the Philadelphia ODUNDE Festival
More than just a day
Crystal Sparrow speaks about the legacy of the ODUNDE Festival with Oshunbumi "Bumi" Fernandez-West as they celebrate its 45th anniversary.
You're invited to the May 25 BSR Chat Live with Kyle V. Hiller and R. Eric Thomas
Join the BSR conversation
Join BSR associate editor Kyle V. Hiller in conversation with playwright and bestselling author R. Eric Thomas on Wednesday, May 25. Register now for the virtual event!