Using Your Voice Against You

In his new book, Penn professor Joseph Turow warns about a growing smart tech industry determined to use our voices in ways that should alarm us. It’s not too late to take back control.

By Sarah Jordan

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

By Sarah Jordan

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.

By Sarah Jordan

“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?

By Sarah Jordan

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

By Sarah Jordan

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

By Sarah Jordan

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?

By Sarah Jordan

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

By Sarah Jordan