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InterAct’s virtual presentation of ‘The Niceties’ hits close to home for college students of color. Kyle V. Hiller reviews.
The Arden adapts its 2019 production of ‘74 Seconds… To Judgment’ into a provocative, meta radio play. Kyle V. Hiller reviews.
It’s Stacey Abrams Day 2051, and just like her forbears marched with Dr. King, Karen reminisces about the time she helped America finally change for the better. Kyle V. Hiller imagines.
Opera Philadelphia presents the latest from Tyshawn Sorey with ‘Save the Boys,’ an opera interpretation of a poem by abolitionist and Black women’s rights activist Frances Ellen Watkin…
REP’s ‘Talk About Race’ sparks an assortment of conversations through a collection of vignettes in a new audio performance, but does it add anything to those conversations? Kyle V. Hil…
This MLK Day, Kyle V. Hiller considers what “unity” actually means, and the education that will get us there.
The Sixers' unveiling of their new city jerseys came just days after election week. For Kyle V. Hiller, the two events offer a lot to debate about Philly’s identity.
Tyshawn Sorey’s ‘Cycles of My Being’ is a gripping, haunting opera that seeks answers to America’s long history of oppression. Kyle V. Hiller reviews.
Who are politics for? Why should we care? Kyle V. Hiller asks what makes voting important on a personal level, and remembers what got him started.
The adaptation of the 2016 novel ‘Lovecraft Country’ tackles racism during the Jim Crow era with science fiction, but it also brings to light problems Black storytellers face today. Kyle…
Despite its flaws, Antoine K. Stroman’s debut novella ‘Seeing Things in Black and White’ paints the Black experience in a multitude of colors. Kyle V. Hiller reviews.
Philadelphia author Sarah Archer’s new book ‘Catland: The Soft Power of Cat Culture in Japan’ is a perfect crossover for history buffs and cat lovers. Kyle V. Hiller reviews.
What happens when you upload ‘The Wizard of Oz’ into a 2020 Fringe performance? You get a glitchy, dystopian re-imagining that feels too much like home. Kyle V. Hiller reviews.
Rest is trickier than it seems. How do we get enough? Why do we get enough—or not? What expectations come along with rest? Kyle V. Hiller wants you to take a nap.
In the midst of civil unrest, spiking COVID cases, and preemptive reopenings, are we being primed to fend for ourselves? Kyle V. Hiller considers.
Kyle V. Hiller finally had the chance to watch ‘Hamilton’ when it arrived on Disney+ last week. As the show reaches its widest audience yet, it’s time to consider its roots.
Folks who want to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday without observing COVID safety are joining a long American history of ignoring the facts. Could this year be a new opportunity for all …
Moore College of Art & Design’s Animation & Game Arts students talk with Kyle V. Hiller about gaming’s impact on their lives, and how the medium can be a platform for marginalize…
What is Juneteenth and what does it mean for the movement happening in our current sociopolitical climate? Kyle V. Hiller considers.
Silence is complicity. But what happens when you’re Black and you’ve been silent? What are you being complicit about? Kyle V. Hiller considers a different kind of silence.
As states reopen before the coronavirus is contained, Kyle V. Hiller considers how a stressful Sunday stroll served as a preview of what life will be like post-quarantine.
Kenya Barris, the writer and producer behind ABC’s ‘black-ish,’ makes his Netflix debut with ‘blackAF,’ a meta mocumentary. Kyle V. Hiller reviews.
In the face of a proposal to kill Philly’s office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, Kyle V. Hiller says positive pessimism will help the arts bounce back.
Kyle V. Hiller, once an aspiring meteorologist, spends Earth Day considering how climate change is directly linked to COVID-19 and the economic crash.
With a global pandemic threatening the survival of many arts communities in Philadelphia and around the world, Kyle V. Hiller considers what’s coming after the shouts to stay at home.
In the midst of a pandemic that’s got us on lockdown, how do we handle isolation and anxiety? Kyle V. Hiller considers a series of films that might have the answers.
Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Collective’s production of ‘Khepera’ is a vital contribution to North Philly theater and to Black women. Kyle V. Hiller reviews.
R. Eric Thomas, columnist and senior staff writer at ELLE.com, releases ‘Here For It,’ his debut essay collection, exploring code-switching, his sexuality, and being a person of the Inte…
In Daralyse Lyons’s ‘Yoga Cocaine,’ a volatile woman living with addiction discovers that vulnerability is even harder than keeping the protections we make for ourselves. Kyle V. Hille…
For the first time in 15 years, Kyle V. Hiller shared some of his own spoken word—and as we observe MLK Day 2020, the timing couldn’t be better to think about the words we choose, write,…
Representation is changing, and especially after recent elections, Philly is alive with new possibilities. With 2020 looming, what are our responsibilities? Kyle V. Hiller considers.