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Arts

Soup Cans, Hotdogs, and Lopsided Cheeseburgers: Revisiting Pop Art's Favorite Subjects

Examining food's inexplicable role in the creation America's most well known genre.

by AAKRUTI GANESHAN

Meet Adrian Evans IV, the self-taught painter who is bridging abstraction and storytelling

Artist Spotlight | For this graduate student, it’s all about the process, not the final product.

by ALICE HEYEH

Meet Cynthia Zhou, A Multimedia Artist Searching for a More Equitable World

Artist Spotlight | From nonprofit logos to deeply personal paintings, Cynthia uses art to capture images of a complicated past and progressive future.

by ALICE HEYEH

The Devil Wears (Millennial) Pink: How Sociological Factors Affect Color Choices in Fashion

You know that scene in 'The Devil Wears Prada' where Meryl Streep rants about cerulean? This is that, but for millennial pink.

by AAKRUTI GANESHAN

The Ever-Evolving Relationship Between Ballet and Fashion

The connection between ballet and fashion serves as a reminder that art is rarely exclusive, and often political. 

by AAKRUTI GANESHAN

Kiese Laymon's 'Heavy' stresses the importance of revision

With honest self-reflection, Laymon's memoir places Black healing and redemption at the forefront.

by KALIYAH DORSEY

An Ode to the E-Girl: A Dissection of Subcultures in Fashion

Looking at TikTok-based fashion trends through postmodern theory

by AAKRUTI GANESHAN

Walls For Justice: Protesting With a Paintbrush

Walls For Justice seeks to unify the Philadelphia community through art.

by FERNANDA BRIZUELA

When One Size Doesn't Fit Most

Brandy Melville has been marketing the same homogenous image for years - so, why do we still buy into it?

by AAKRUTI GANESHAN

Candice Carty-Williams' 'Queenie' rejects the idea of the invincible Black woman

In deconstructing the "Strong Black Woman" stereotype, 'Queenie' reminds us that Black women deserve to be vulnerable, too

by KALIYAH DORSEY

An Ode to the Audiobook

Why audiobooks are the perfect quarantine escape

by EVA INGBER

The Longstanding Love Affair between Fashion and Art

Is the incorporation of canonical artwork into couture symbolic of relentless commodification or refined modernization?

by AAKRUTI GANESHAN

Kiley Reid's 'Such A Fun Age': Black people are not your moral battleground

Reid's depiction of America's pre-2016 "post-racial" society highlights the inevitability of our present state

by KALIYAH DORSEY

Nia Forrester’s 'Commitment' Validates Vulnerability in Black Love

'Commitment' is the empowering, affirmative, complex romance that Black women deserve

by KALIYAH DORSEY

Quarantine Content: A Blog for All Students in Need of Inspiration

A collection of curated art and opinion to help us make sense of the unexplainable.

by LILY STEIN

Balancing Productivity and Grit During Quarantine

As social media fills with quarantine life hacks, Angela Duckworth shows us that grit equals self–preservation.

by ALICE HEYEH

Street's Official Quarantine Podcast Roundup

For when you want to be entertained, but are tired of looking at a screen. 

by 34ST STREET MAGAZINE

Street's Official Quarantine Reading List

From whirlwind romances to retail murders, this list has it all.

by 34TH STREET MAGAZINE

Augmented Reality Brings Murals to Life

In West Philadelphia, a lone mural uses technology to immerse viewers in the African diaspora.

by AMANPREET SINGH

Penn Monologues: A Transformation

Penn V-Day’s new performance offers a space for reflection and healing.

by AMANPREET SINGH

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