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Wednesday, February 9, 2022

The Weekly Roundup, February 9-16 by Kyle V. Hiller

A week to observe a variety of cultures and identities with events from Hedgerow Theatre, DVAA, National Liberty Museum and Vinyl Tap 215, Temple University, and more. Kyle V. Hiller rounds …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:50PM
Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Why terms like “people of color” are a dangerous de-evolution of language by Kyle V. Hiller

“People of color,” “BIPOC”, “Latinx,” and others have become household terms in the last five years in America. But with their origins largely ignored, these terms are becoming d…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:34PM
Wednesday, February 2, 2022

The Weekly Roundup, February 2-9 by Kyle V. Hiller

This week’s roundup has a helping of offerings in celebration of Black History Month. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:06PM
Wednesday, January 26, 2022

The Weekly Roundup, January 26-February 2 by Kyle V. Hiller

Blue Stoop hosts a pair of writerly conversations with two new novels, a contemporary neon art exhibit opens in Philly and West Chester, and the past and future of Black dancers are on stage…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:48AM
Wednesday, January 19, 2022

The Weekly Roundup, January 19-26 by Kyle V. Hiller

Penn Live Arts hosts a gender-bending satire ballet performance, the Muse Gallery mixes paintings with music, ArtYard opens an interdisciplinary exhibit with a wide range of perspective, and…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:07PM
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

The Weekly Roundup, January 12-19 by Kyle V. Hiller

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this year, Kyle V. Hiller considers what the blueprint will be for 2022 and beyond via a series of speeches from the civil rights activist.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 06:16PM
Wednesday, January 5, 2022

The Weekly Roundup, January 5-12 by Kyle V. Hiller

A handful of virtual museum tours in the city are featured in this week’s roundup—the first of the new year. Kyle V. Hiller also considers the art of doing nothing.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:50PM
Wednesday, December 22, 2021

The Weekly Roundup: A 2021 retrospective by Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller writes about some of his favorite stories published by BSR this year in the final weekly roundup of the year while contemplating 2022 and beyond.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:19PM
Tuesday, December 21, 2021

What Netflix’s short-lived Cowboy Bebop teaches us about chance by Kyle V. Hiller

Netflix’s live-action adaptation of the classic anime feels like a missed opportunity, but it might be teaching us a lesson about how we share and create for ourselves. Kyle V. Hiller cons…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:53AM
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The Weekly Roundup, December 15-22 by Kyle V. Hiller

Holiday happenings throughout the week with Crossroads Comedy Theater, 1812 Productions, The Crossing, and more. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:31PM
Wednesday, December 8, 2021

The Weekly Roundup, December 8-15 by Kyle V. Hiller

Unique takes on holiday classics, an online concert from Intercultural Journeys,, art from Makeba Rainey, and more this week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:48PM
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

The Weekly Roundup, December 1-8 by Kyle V. Hiller

Yolanda Wisher & the Afroeaters pay a visit to the Barnes, a restorative healing workshop at Theatre Exile, Jingle Jawn, and more. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up the week.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:39PM
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

The Weekly Roundup, November 24-December 1 by Kyle V. Hiller

AAMP, Brandywine River Museum, Penn Live Arts, and Opera Philadelphia serve up offerings for post-holiday festivities. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:49PM
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The Weekly Roundup, November 17-24 by Kyle V. Hiller

A week decorated with contemplative paintings and sculptures, documentaries, and yes, flamenco. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:57PM
Wednesday, November 10, 2021

The Weekly Roundup, November 10-17 by Kyle V. Hiller

Rare plays from Tennessee Williams, a mural for Cecil B. Moore Freedom Fighters, and honoring the ancestors. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 08:00PM
Wednesday, November 3, 2021

The Weekly Roundup, November 3-9 by Kyle V. Hiller

A film festival and a multi-disciplinary exhibit chronicle untold stories and perspectives of the city, Azuka Theatre opens Young Money, and more. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:50PM
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

The Weekly Roundup, October 27-November 2 by Kyle V. Hiller

Scribe Video Center and PhillyCAM take a deep look into the artistic and activist history of the city, while Resident Ensemble Players, DelArt, and others celebrate Halloween and Dia de Los …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 06:00PM
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The Weekly Roundup, October 20-26 by Kyle V. Hiller

The Philadelphia Film Festival returns for its 30th year. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up a selection of must-watch movies.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:30PM
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The Weekly Roundup, October 13-19, 2021 by Kyle V. Hiller

Nerd-centric burlesque and comedy, a pair of new music fests, Temple Theaters reopens its doors, and FirstGlance Film Festival returns for its 24th year. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:56PM
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

The Weekly Roundup, October 6-12 by Kyle V. Hiller

An assorted roundup of events happening in the city and books, documentaries, and podcasts to explore beyond Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:18PM
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The Weekly Roundup, September 29-October 5 by Kyle V. Hiller

Celebrating and meditating on mural art, Our City, Your Orchestra returns, and James Ijames's WHITE is presented by Villanova Theatre. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:30PM
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Weekly Roundup, September 22-28 by Kyle V. Hiller

A collaborative music festival from YallaPunk, Penn Live Arts opens its new season, Black Panther screens with an orchestra, and more this week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:30PM
Friday, September 17, 2021

Philly Fringe 2021: Gamiotics Studios presents Saving Wonderland by Kyle V. Hiller

Saving Wonderland is an interactive experience that falls short with antiquated immersive theater mechanics and an uninspired narrative. Kyle V. Hiller reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:00AM
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The Weekly Roundup, September 15-21 by Kyle V. Hiller

The Women’s Film Festival is back with in-person screenings, a Fringe show inspired by Filipino migrant stories, a poetic conversation at Blue Stoop, and WEIRDO returns to East Kensington.…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:00PM
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Philly Fringe 2021: Mae River Waldon presents Ghost Town: The Musical by Kyle V. Hiller

Mae River Waldron’s new concept album captures the grief and joy of memories through musical vignettes as told by ghosts to Olive, a woman mourning the death of her mother. Kyle V. Hiller …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:20PM
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

The Weekly Roundup, September 8-14 by Kyle V. Hiller

A crafter's delight hits West Philly, Theatre Exile hosts R. Eric Thomas's new play, and a doubleheader jams out at People's Light. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:00AM
Tuesday, September 7, 2021

After years of writing from trauma, I’m choosing joy by Kyle V. Hiller

After two long summers and many challenging writing sessions in between, Kyle V. Hiller contemplates how trauma-inspired work is no longer his cup of tea.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:55PM
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

The Weekly Roundup, September 1-7 by Kyle V. Hiller

A festival celebrating Japanese Americans, a new exhibit from Fairmount Water Works, and Vinyl Tap returns to Amalgam. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up the week.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:00AM
Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The Weekly Roundup, August 26-September 1 by Kyle V. Hiller

Philly shows up for itself with offerings in theater, opera, and film in various neighborhoods in the city. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up the week.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:30PM
Wednesday, August 18, 2021

The Weekly Roundup, August 18-24, 2021 by Kyle V. Hiller

Artsi and Pasión y Arte bring back Tablao, Streets Dept parades for vaccinations, A Thousand Fibers honors a Philly resident, and a new Mural Arts project fuses salsa with self-expression. …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:30PM
Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The Weekly Roundup, July 28-August 4 by Kyle V. Hiller

A selection of films to check out for this year's BlackStar Film Festival. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 08:00PM

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