The Citizen Recommends: Long Bright River
Temple writing professor Liz Moore’s acclaimed new novel is set amidst the Kensington opioid crisis. Here, she talks about finding—and writing—hope within despair
How Diverse is Your Art Collection?
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts leads the way among American museums in buying art by women and African Americans. It’s about time.
“Opera is Already in You”
Opera Philadelphia had the guts to overhaul its entire way of presenting opera in 2017. Has the gamble paid off?
Ideas We Should Steal: Hiring a Bug Czar
Philly is ground zero for bed bugs, and the only big city without a policy to help fight them. Local pest educator Michelle Niedermeier wants to change that
Citizen of the Week: Michelle Angela Ortiz
The South Philly artist activist works to empower immigrants and galvanize the public and lawmakers into action through compassion
Art vs. Art
The Historical Commission on Friday will pick sides in a debate about our past and future cultural heritage. Will they rule for mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar or the Painted Bride Art Center?
All the Right Moves
While other cultural organizations struggle to stay relevant, Christine Cox’s BalletX keeps growing, spreading the joy of dance to more people
The Art of Fair Pay
The ICA is the first museum in the country to pledge fair pay to the artists whose work it shows. Could it be at the vanguard of a movement?