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It’s hard enough to navigate our identities IRL. What happens when we’re reduced to a Zoom box or other distanced communication? Anndee Hochman considers.
How have we weathered the last year? Let us count the ways. Births. Zooms. Funerals. The hugs we missed. Anndee Hochman is still realizing that anything can happen.
A new poetry collection from Hayden Saunier weaves Pennsylvania’s natural world with its mini-marts and hotels, exploring possibility, loss, compound perspectives, and calls to customer se…
Plan and lead a family bat mitzvah in four days? Anndee Hochman is a writer, not a rabbi, but something about the COVID-19 pandemic made her say yes to her cousin's request.
While braiding and baking the Friday challah, Anndee Hochman imagines her great-grandmother’s journey from Russia. What did she carry with her? Are those things alive today?
Before a virus turned the world upside down, Anndee Hochman was a familiar figure to her neighbors, walking Germantown Avenue. What has changed? What is perennial, even in a pandemic?
Stephen King wrote ‘The Stand’ and Camus wrote ‘The Plague.’ They’re not the first or the last to mine rampant sickness for human meaning. Anndee Hochman wonders how our storytelle…
What were you doing in mid-March, when the realization that this pandemic was going to derail the world hit you? Was it like other moments before disaster struck? Anndee Hochman considers.
“We’re not closing,” a local K-5 principal told teaching writer-in-residence Anndee Hochman. But things changed more quickly than anyone could believe.
News of a fatal stabbing in Morningside Park rocked Anndee Hochman’s family—her own daughter is a classmate of the victim. How do parents and their children cope with the nightmare of vi…
Theater of Witness filmed a performance of their testimonial performance work 'Walk in My Shoes,' and the exploration of racism and violence proved a revelation. Anndee Hochman reviews.
When Anndee Hochman found herself looking for inspiration, she turned to poetry and plays to get her going. It worked.
It's summer Shakespeare season, and Anndee Hochman asks why we keep turning to the bard. She also thinks she knows the answer.