Sophie Burkholder



Review: 'Eighth Grade' Paints a Refreshing Teen Portrait

Some high–school movies romanticize teenagers' lives, while others only focus on their struggles. But 'Eighth Grade' does neither.


Rex Orange County Visits, and His Fanbase Skews Young

The singer played Union Transfer on August 2nd.


Artist to Watch: Anna Shoemaker

This Philly native and daughter of a Penn alumnus is making genre–blending indie pop in NYC.

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Snail Mail and the Future of Rock Music

Lindsey Jordan's recent stop at Union Transfer gave Philly a chance to get to know the 19–year–old indie rocker. 


Art Across Generations: Reviewing the Renoir and Son Exhibition at The Barnes

This summer’s special exhibition at the Barnes Foundation shares wisdom in artistic expression.


Artist to Watch: The Happy Fits

Street talked to the guys behind the indie–rock New Jersey band that's on the verge of making it big. 

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Rex Orange County is our New Favorite Sad Boy

Alex O’Connor is quickly becoming the ultimate indie–pop sensation—and he's coming to Philadelphia to prove it. 


Dreamy Music for the Heat Wave Haze

These albums will get you through the most sweltering days in Philadelphia.

White Denim Preview New Album 'Performance' at Johnny Brenda's

The band was in Philadelphia for a sold out pre–release show, looking to music of the past for a sound that fits the culture of today.

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Parquet Courts Live Review: Where is the Diversity in Punk?

The venue, which takes pride in promoting variety, should reconsider the audience that it aims to please. 


Parquet Courts Takes a Political Stand in Newest Album

You can listen to 'Wide Awake!'—an open rejection of modern materialism—live at Union Transfer on Friday. 

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In Defense of Opening Acts

Want to find new music? Get there early.


New Music to Start Your Summer

Skip Spotify's 'Hit Rewind', and check out these fresh releases.

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Can't–Miss Rock Concerts in Philly This Summer

Check out Street's picks for a perfect end to a hot Philly day. 


John Waters Graces Penn With His Presence

Wise words and travel sized packets of anal bleach from the Pope of Trash.


Mindfulness At the Museum

Why some museums around Philly are starting to host yoga and meditation classes.


Exploring the Beauty and Science of the Brain at the Franklin Institute

Penn–affiliated researchers visualize the beauty behind the science of the brain.

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Looking Back at Penn's Involvement in WWI

"Life During Wartime" document's Penn on campus and abroad almost 100 years ago.


John Waters is Coming to Penn

Kicking off the Sachs Program for Arts Innovation with the King of Bad Taste.

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3 Female Artists That Should Be Household Names

As Women's History Month comes to a close, take some time to appreciate these female artists. 

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