Your Guide to Philadelphia Pride 2023

Philly celebrates LGBTQIA+ Pride this year with events for families, partiers, sports fans, arts aficionados — all June long.

By Lauren McCutcheon

Art for Change: The Duality Painter

Patricia Renee’ Thomas’ vibrant paintings portraying Black women and nature balance reality and hope. Here, in the latest Forman Arts Initiative partnership, how she learned and teaches her students to do the same, in art and in life

By Logan Cryer

The Citizen Recommends: Gradually, Then Suddenly — The Bankruptcy of Detroit Screening

The newest documentary from Sam Katz’s History Making Productions exhibits a universal story about municipal problem-solving

By Ethan Young

Fun Things to Do in Philly this Weekend

Man, it's good to be in Philadelphia this week and weekend, what with Pride, The Roots Picnic, block parties and strawberries

By Emma Riverso and Lauren McCutcheon

Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club with George Takei

The MSNBC host speaks with the actor, activist and author about They Called Us Enemy, a graphic memoir about Japanese American internment

By Ali Velshi

Character Lab: Keep Thinking

This month, Character Lab, co-founded by Angela Duckworth, is sharing wisdom on creativity. Today, a tip from an author and marketing professor on the value of persistence

By Adam Alter

From There, Still Here

Frankford-born-and-raised Joseph Earl Thomas has been getting raves for his new memoir, Sink, as a story of his journey out that, really, is about how he’s stayed in

By David Williams

Art for Change: The Prankster

Rose Luardo, performer, dancer, visual artist and comedian shuns stereotypes in pursuit of art that’s both thoroughly provoking and totally fun

By Logan Cryer