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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

InterAct Theatre Company presents Eleanor Burgess’s ‘The Niceties’ by Kyle V.  Hiller

InterAct’s virtual presentation of ‘The Niceties’ hits close to home for college students of color. Kyle V. Hiller reviews.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Arden Theatre Company presents Kash Goins’s ‘74 Seconds…To Judgment: A Radio Play’ by Kyle V.  Hiller

The Arden adapts its 2019 production of ‘74 Seconds… To Judgment’ into a provocative, meta radio play. Kyle V. Hiller reviews.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

30 years in the future, one white woman honors her actions for social justice by Kyle V.  Hiller

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.

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Monday, February 15, 2021

Opera Philadelphia presents Tyshawn Sorey’s ‘Save the Boys’ by Kyle V.  Hiller

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…

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Resident Ensemble Players presents Hassan El-Amin’s ‘Talk About Race’ by Kyle V.  Hiller

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…

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Monday, January 18, 2021

For MLK Day 2021, can we fight our history of miseducation in America? by Kyle V.  Hiller

This MLK Day, Kyle V. Hiller considers what “unity” actually means, and the education that will get us there.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

What does the Sixers’ new city jersey tell us about the future of Philadelphia? by Kyle V.  Hiller

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.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Opera Philadelphia presents ‘Cycles of My Being’ by Kyle V.  Hiller

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.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

In the 2020 general election, do we know why we’re voting? by Kyle V.  Hiller

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.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

I didn’t find reverie in ‘Lovecraft Country,’ but that’s not what I’m looking for by Kyle V.  Hiller

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…

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

‘Seeing Things in Black and White’ by Antoine K. Stroman by Kyle V.  Hiller

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.

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‘Catland: The Soft Power of Cat Culture in Japan’ by Sarah Archer by Kyle V.  Hiller

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.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Philly Fringe 2020: Virtually Possible Theatre Company presents ‘OZ.ORG’ by Kyle V.  Hiller

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.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

After a two-week hiatus, what have we learned about rest at BSR? by Kyle V.  Hiller

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.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

With protests continuing and the school on the horizon, whom can we trust? by Kyle V.  Hiller

In the midst of civil unrest, spiking COVID cases, and preemptive reopenings, are we being primed to fend for ourselves? Kyle V. Hiller considers.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

What responsibility does ‘Hamilton’ have to hip-hop, theater, and the communities they represent? by Kyle V.  Hiller

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.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Unmasking the Fourth of July: whose independence are we celebrating? by Kyle V.  Hiller

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 …

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Do video games have potential for social impact? by Kyle V.  Hiller

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…

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

In the midst of civil unrest, Juneteenth is here. What does emancipation mean today? by Kyle V.  Hiller

What is Juneteenth and what does it mean for the movement happening in our current sociopolitical climate? Kyle V. Hiller considers.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

When this movement goes quiet, what will be left for Black people? by Kyle V.  Hiller

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.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Who will be able to return to normalcy once quarantine is over? by Kyle V.  Hiller

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.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Kenya Barris’s ‘#blackAF’ on Netflix is a brazen family comedy by Kyle V.  Hiller

Kenya Barris, the writer and producer behind ABC’s ‘black-ish,’ makes his Netflix debut with ‘blackAF,’ a meta mocumentary. Kyle V. Hiller reviews.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

For Philly arts to survive beyond 2020, we need some positive pessimism by Kyle V.  Hiller

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.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Especially in Philly, don’t ignore the storm brewing around a global pandemic by Kyle V.  Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller, once an aspiring meteorologist, spends Earth Day considering how climate change is directly linked to COVID-19 and the economic crash.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Staying at home during the pandemic is just a start. What’s next? by Kyle V.  Hiller

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.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

While coronavirus strands us at home, revisiting anime fights the loneliness by Kyle V.  Hiller

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.

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Collective presents ‘Khepera’ by Kyle V.  Hiller

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Collective’s production of ‘Khepera’ is a vital contribution to North Philly theater and to Black women. Kyle V. Hiller reviews.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

‘Here for It, or, How to Save Your Soul in America’ by R. Eric Thomas by Kyle V.  Hiller

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…

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

‘Yoga Cocaine’ by Daralyse Lyons by Kyle V.  Hiller

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…

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Monday, January 20, 2020

How ‘I Have a Dream’ taught me never to apologize for the words I need to speak by Kyle V.  Hiller

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,…

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

At year’s end, we face reality: what comes next is our choice. Buckle up. by Kyle V.  Hiller

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.

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