One thing that consistently thrills me about BSR, from the editor's chair, is the breadth and depth of our writers' knowledge and passions. It means live poetry in the Fashion District, pianist Daniil Trifonov, the Jagged Little Pill musical, a new book on Philly politics, and an essay about the Greta Thunberg/Andrew Tate Internet storm that finished off 2022. All in one week.
Hope you're ready for next week.
And as you prepare for whatever you're heading to this month, bear in mind that the pandemic is still happening (even if a lot of outlets and institutions are all but ignoring it now). A new, wildly contagious Covid variant is circling. When we're at a performance, whether it's a Broadway musical or a concerto, a play or a poetry slam, there is no better time to put a mask on. We're crowded in, we're not eating or drinking (probably not even talking) -- why not wear a mask? Especially when that makes it easier for all of us who are disabled to enjoy a night out, as well?