The Bok Evolution

Six years ago, developer Lindsey Scannapieco set out to turn an old South Philly school building into a space for Philly’s creative class. She overcame neighborhood skeptics to become so much more.

By Christine Speer Lejeune

The Citizen Recommends: Beethoven in Beijing

A soaring new documentary from Sam Katz's History Making Productions explores the Philadelphia Orchestra’s role in the revival of classical music in China almost 50 years ago ... and the lasting global impact today

By Christine Speer Lejeune

The Ultimate 2020 Ideas We Should Steal Festival Reading List

Want to hear more from our Festival speakers? Check out their books.

By Christine Speer Lejeune

Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2020: Changing Police Culture

A retired police sergeant on abuse of power, systemic reform and the deadly problem with “Contempt of Cop”

By Christine Speer Lejeune

Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2020: How Art Can Change the World

Join The Citizen in December to hear from Jane Golden, Shepherd Fairey, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Hank Willis Thomas, and many more

By Christine Speer Lejeune

Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2020: Shattering The Glass Ceiling

Join The Citizen for lessons in breaking business barriers and building diversity, from the women who are doing it

By Christine Speer Lejeune

Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2020: Comedy as the New Frontier of Journalism

Can satire help change the world? Roy Wood Jr. says yes.

By Christine Speer Lejeune

How to Fight Food Insecurity in Philly

Donating peanut butter! Organizing virtual food drives! Sorting cans! Here are 15 simple things you can do now to help the hungry and food-insecure citizens of Philadelphia.

By Christine Speer Lejeune