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Arts

Ocean Vuong Promotes His New Poetry Collection, 'Time is a Mother,' at the Philadelphia Free Library

In conversation with Airea Matthews, Ocean Vuong returns to the grief of losing his mother while discussing the colonization of creative writing.

by EMILY MAIORANO

Mark Gibson's Cartoon-Inspired Illustrations Confront Injustice

A chat with the Guggenheim–winning artist and Temple professor 

by IRMA KISS BARATH

The Endurance of Art: Reviewing 'Water, Wind, Breath' at the Barnes

This spring’s exhibition in the Roberts Gallery introduces art truly structured by the Southwestern landscape.

by SHAHANA BANERJEE

Make Comics and Don't Give a Fuck: In Conversation with Nate Garcia

Meet the 19–year–old, self–made adult comic artist who likes the word “fuck” and hates superheroes.

by MIRA SYDOW

Reddit’s r/place: A Chaotic Digital Art Experiment

Penn’s logo stakes its claim on a canvas of a million pixels.

by JESSA GLASSMAN

Tarot Card Art Is a Visual Timeline of Cultural Mysticism

From Renaissance Italy to TarotTok, today’s tarot card designs bring modern flair to ancient wisdom.

by EMILY MAIORANO

Meet Kaiser Ke, Whose Work Makes You Look at the Art Before the Artist

Artist Spotlight | In 'Non Sequitur,' his premiere exhibit at the Philomathean Society, Kaiser reincarnates not only art, but history.

by EMILY MAIORANO

Jennifer Egan Talks Career, Craft, and Culture

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author returns to Penn with her sixth novel … and some much–needed advice.

by IRMA KISS BARATH

Meet Anna Hoppel, the Painter Bringing Motion to a Static Form of Art

Artist Spotlight | Anna wants you to know that art is all around you and within you.

by NATALIA CASTILLO

Stories Beyond Logic

Surreal representation re-emerges in ongoing exhibits in the New York City art scene.

by XINYI (CINDY) JIANG

Rodin’s Little Miracles

The famed French artist’s boundless sense of wonder, seen through his hand sculptures

by IRMA KISS BARATH

Get to Know Penn's Oldest Stone(r)s

Penn gargoyles take social media by storm.

by MIRA SYDOW

Getting to Know '100 People'

Mark Stockton’s exhibition turns the portrait into a non–hierarchical medium.

by EMILY MAIORANO

BookTok Is Making Books Cool Again

Bookworms are revolutionizing reading, one recommendation at a time.

by SHELBY ABAYIE

'Hadestown' Retells the Myth of Orpheus in a Critique of Capitalism

It’s more than just a love story.

by XINYI (CINDY) JIANG

On Penn's Campus, Women's History Lurks in Plain Sight

Explore iconic female figures on campus through these ten artworks.

by EMILY MAIORANO

The Rotunda Offers a Space for Art, and Community Too

Inside a landmark West Philly cultural center

by EMILY MAIORANO

Summer Walker makes space for interiority, proving she’s 'Still Over It'

Walker's sophomore album places a premium on voice and navigates a complicated relationship. 

by KALIYAH DORSEY

What’s in a Joke? Jean–Michel Rabaté Makes the Case for Laughter

In 'Rires Prodigues: Rire et Jouissance chez Marx, Freud et Kafka," the english professor smiles at the end of the world.

by IRMA KISS BARATH

Euphoria’s “Out of Touch” Finds Liberation in Unreliability

The show's aesthetics give voice and connection to ‘out of touch’ identities. 

by KALIYAH DORSEY

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