Before we get to this week's new stories, we have hearty thanks for everyone who donated during yesterday's Giving Tuesday campaign. On a day when organizations across the country, from theaters to bat rescuers, are asking for donations, it means a lot to us that you kept BSR in your sights and supported us not only with your readership, but with your dollars.
We have a virtual event coming up in December for BSR staff, writers, and Friends. We all get together (over Zoom) and share our favorite books of the year (or other media, like movies or podcasts). It was such a good time last year that we're doing it again, and if you're not a Friend of BSR yet and would like to join this conversation, it's not too late!
This week, our stories include a review of a major new show at PAFA featuring 200 years of American artists, as well as a feature highlighting the Philly immigrant experience, with voices that are much newer to our area than the likes of Thomas Eakins or Winslow Homer, but are no less vital to Philly's character.