Six of Philly’s Best Writers on How the Past Year Changed the City — and Us All
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.
After a long, strange, difficult, challenging, revolutionary year, Philadelphia is still standing.
Six notable writers reflect on how the pandemic changed some of their favorite places, and how they’ve changed as a result.
During a year of disruption and disorientation, music kept so many of us connected — and helped us through even the most devastating losses. — by Jennifer Weiner
When travel restrictions curtailed the red-white-and-blue-clad throngs, another group of ardent pilgrims took their place, and changed everything about how we saw our home. — by Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez
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. — by Tre Johnson
What happens to a city when you can’t touch it? — by Nathaniel Popkin
My neighborhood is committed to the American city despite the continuing problem of American history, profoundly welcoming, community-minded, and thirsty for justice. — by Asali Solomon
Published as “The City Survives” in the June 2021 issue of Philadelphia magazine.