The Citizen Recommends: Beethoven in Beijing

A soaring new documentary from Sam Katz's History Making Productions explores the Philadelphia Orchestra’s role in the revival of classical music in China almost 50 years ago ... and the lasting global impact today

By Christine Speer Lejeune

The Ultimate 2020 Ideas We Should Steal Festival Reading List

Want to hear more from our Festival speakers? Check out their books.

By Christine Speer Lejeune

Happy Thanksgiving, Youse Guys!

Hear what Philadelphians—from your next-door neighbor to boldfaced Philly names like Amy Gutmann, Tayyib Smith and Bill Hite—are grateful for, even in the midst of a troubled year.

By Katherine Rapin and Christy Speer LeJeune

The Citizen Recommends: Words of Revolution, Words of Solace

Join the nonprofit Blue Stoop for a cozy virtual fundraiser to support Philly’s diverse writing community

By Jessica Blatt Press

America, Dude! Learn from Black Lives

For our nation to heal, we must open our ears and hearts to the messages our young people are sending us

By Lorene Cary

Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2020: How Art Can Change the World

Join The Citizen in December to hear from Jane Golden, Shepherd Fairey, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Hank Willis Thomas, and many more

By Christine Speer Lejeune

Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2020: Comedy as the New Frontier of Journalism

Can satire help change the world? Roy Wood Jr. says yes.

By Christine Speer Lejeune

The Citizen Recommends: World Kindness Day 2020

Connor Barwin’s Make The World Better Foundation is rallying behind Friday’s international day of, well, being a solid human. You should, too

By Jessica Blatt Press