Your Guide to Philadelphia Pride 2024

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

By Lauren McCutcheon

Emma Eisenberg’s Local Book Recommendations

The Blue Stoop founder and author of the new novel, Housemates, on the best new books to read this summer by local authors

By Emma Copley Eisenberg

Building a City of Writerly Love

As she was writing Housemates, her new novel about creating art, Emma Copley Eisenberg helped start and foster an organization that makes it a little easier to create art in Philadelphia

By Courtney DuChene

Fun Things to Do in Philly this Week and Weekend

Keep spring rolling with Parks on Tap, a huge film festival, beer and cheese, Megan Thee Stallion, Spruce Street Harbor Park, a Renaissance Faire and more

By Lauren McCutcheon and Christina Griffith

Book Excerpt: Grace and Grit In a West Philly Boxing Gym

A local photographer’s new book features the “rich beauty” of the athletes, trainers and family of West Philly’s James Shuler Memorial Boxing Gym.

By Jano Cohen

Art for Change: When a Civics Lesson is also an Artwork

Phoebe Bachman builds opportunities for collaboration and civic engagement, including a pop-up space that artistically re-imagines the City’s budget office, open now at LOVE Park. The latest in a series with Forman Arts Initiative.

By RJ Rushmore

Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club reads The Giver

The MSNBC host and Citizen board member interviews author Lois Lowry about the dark themes in The Giver that guide young readers through discovering their humanity

By Ali Velshi

Art for Change: Visual Art as a Bullhorn

Chela Ixcopal became an artist by following his heart. That’s how he came to represent immigrants’ rights groups and kids pursuing art for the first time

By Logan Cryer