The judges have spoken, and only five girls remain to snag the cover of Street. This week's challenge: to blend in with your surroundings by dressing as a natural element (earth, wind, fire, water) and to brave the glare of Bio Pond loiterers.
EGO proudly presents the first installment of our very own modeling competition. These nine fierce ladies braved 25‹¨« weather to strut on our "Boho Industrial" runway for celeb photographer Phil Leff (see below). Stay tuned for more shoots, beauty, hot looks and tears.
Are you FIERCE? Starting next week, tune in for installments of Street's own modeling competition, "Penn's Next Top Model." Follow a group of Penn's very own and help decide who will still be in the running to be Penn's next top model.
Fine Arts senior "Steph G-T" specializes in painting and dabbles in all areas of cultural refinement (she's also an English major). This artsy intellectual rocks Philly-fied boho style and homemade neckwarmers.
Who is your style icon?
Lee Radziwell, Lauren Hutton in American Gigolo, Andre 3000.
What's been your greatest creation?
My knitted neckwarmer.
PMA, ICA or the Fisher Fine Arts library?
The Fabric Workshop and Museum.
On a mission to understand Penn's public works through their histories, influences and rumors, Street writers explore the meaning of art (and life)
The "Split Button," constructed by Claes Oldenburg in June of 1981 located in front of Van Pelt library, has become a favorite (and contentious) part of Penn's folklore.
College Senior Jeff Sandman has gone part-time to smoke his pipe, drink his scotch and write the great American novel.
What's the last book you read?
I'm reading Tom Wolfe's I Am Charlotte Simmons right now.
Benjamin Kunkel's hip debut, Indecision
Jim Newell vs. Claire Stapleton
When gliterary scenester Benjamin Kunkel released his debut novel, Indecision, the New York Times proclaimed it would have been "the funniest and smartest coming-of-age novel in years." But only if he had stopped "in midsentence some 20 or 30 pages earlier." Street eds, Jim Newell (pro) and Claire Stapleton (con) argue the legitimacy of this literati golden boy.
Although he writes for a pretentious demographic, Kunkel's prose is humble and earnest.
Sometimes it's a good thing when other people read your personal e-mails. For Street alum Daniel "D-Mac" McQuade, boredom, Vegas and girls propelled him to international cyber-stardom -- or at least 2,200 "unique visitor" hits per day.
D-Mac is Philadelphia Weekly's first professional blogger.
Some may be inclined to say Greek Shipping heir, Stavros/MK's old beux/Paris's sloppy seconds is the new it kid, especially after he pulled a Lindsay and rammed his car into some paparazzi. Thanks but no thanks.