I keep thinking, do I just keep working? Can I?
Supreme Court decisions that obliterate core human rights in the US, ongoing hearings about the January 6 riot and their blockbuster testimony, a never-ending stream of tragic news, ongoing protests and rallies, a looming election, to say nothing of crimes and controversies in my own neighborhood... How many of us catch ourselves crying or staring into space or lurching into bed when we're supposed to be working?
I'm still working, but sometimes I don't know how. Maybe it's because I have a community of readers, supporters, and colleagues who know that our team's hard work in the cultural sector matters to Philadelphia. BSR's excellent writers are busy as always, even though we're all facing the same challenges. I also appreciate the readers who continue to tune in, even with so much else in the world crying out for your clicks. And if you need rest and quiet, away from your screens, we see you too.
I hope you enjoy this week's stories -- a look at America's adolescence (just in time for the Fourth of July), new book reviews, a fascinating new show at the Print Center, a Pride march in a small Christian town, and more.