Art for Change: Steward of Black Creativity

In going from art student to sculptor to ceramicist to curator to podcaster, Gerald Brown has been an advocate for and supporter of Black and Brown artistry — and a keen observer of the artistic process

By Logan Cryer

Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club on The ABCs of Book Banning

The MSNBC host and Citizen board member interviews 101-year-old book activist Grace Linn and George M. Johnson, author of All Boys Aren't Blue

By Ali Velshi

Fun Things to Do in Philly this Week and Weekend

Tech-infused minigolf, live comedy, movies, beer, cookies, Passyunk Restaurant Week, and the Home and Garden Show are on deck this week in Philly

By Lauren McCutcheon and Christina Griffith

Art for Change: “Like Being In Therapy With God.”

At 25, Philadelphia artist Nazeer Sabree has gained a national reputation for his complicated portraits of young Black men and women. The next in a collaboration with Forman Arts Initiative

By RJ Rushmore

Jason Kelce, Our Favorite Psyop

Don’t let the conspiracy theories surrounding Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce distract you. The real person to watch is the Eagles’ belly-bearing, daughter-loving, Disney-going center for signs as to who’ll occupy the White House next year.

By Lauren McCutcheon

Big Rube’s Philly: Big Nick’s and Lil’ Nicks

The iconic brand-maker, photographer, chef and Philadelphian talks to an Italian American father and son with side-by-side market and hoagie shops

By Reuben Harley

The Citizen Recommends: Ladysitting

Author, playwright, and Penn lecturer Lorene Cary brings her contemplation on life, death, and our attitudes about both, to the Arden

By Erinda Sheno

Books: “Black History in the Philadelphia Landscape: Deep Roots, Continuing Legacy”

A veteran Philadelphia social studies teacher wrote a new book about Black Philadelphia history. Here, an excerpt from a chapter featuring Washington, aka Congo, Square

By Amy Jane Cohen