When Odunde and the Roots Picnic were postponed, there came a wave of reimagination that, characteristic of our American experience, took the bad and made something new and good.
After a long, unprecedented year, Philadelphia is still standing. We asked these powerful voices to reflect on how their favorite places in the city evolved and endured.
Johnson: Debate always revolves around the “how” of the protest, never the “why.”
Johnson: The follow-up to Channel Orange is all about walls.
Johnson: There’s no compartmentalizing your experience when you’re so intimately familiar with injustice.
Johnson: Like the presumptive Democratic nominee, the much-anticipated remake is fighting 30 years of legacy, and a public that can’t get past gender.
Johnson: We’ve been here before. And the outcome was never really in question.
Johnson: Why protecting marginalized communities and sanctuary spaces is more crucial than ever.
Johnson: What to expect when the world’s biggest pop star takes the pulpit in South Philly.