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Campus Culture

Getting In Shape, or Being Forced Into One? Pottruck Makes Us Uncomfortable.

How antiquated notions about gender and fitness seem ingrained in Pottruck's physical layout.

by ZOE YOUNG

Introducing Anne Ishii: Translator and Editor of Gay Erotic Manga

On breaking boundaries in the literary industry, being the executive director of Philly's Asian Arts Initiative, and bringing niche art to the mainstream

by JOSEPHINE CHENG

'Stitched! Weaving Together Philly's Fiber Arts Community' Explores the Ties That Bind Us

The Kelly Writers House hosted Professor Funderburg's creative nonfiction class that explored community in their own lives and in Philadelphia as a whole.

by KATIE FARRELL

Triple Frontier: Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, and Lots of Money

Netflix's new heist film is an unexpected thrill.

by EMMA HARRIS

"Stand–Ups Sit Down": A Conversation with Female Comedians About Industry Challenges

Judy Gold and Laurie Kilmartin joined the Kelly Writers House to deliver bittersweet insight on sexism in the comedy industry. 

by KATIE FARRELL

Emily Yao: Revealing Yourself at a Distance Through Poetry and Photography

Poet and photographer Emily Yao shares the motive behind her art, and what inspires her to keep writing.

by KATIE FARRELL

Building Bridges: 'Graffiti & Ornament' Connects Philly's Past and Present Through Art

The Woodlands in West Philadelphia presents 'Graffiti & Ornament', an exhibition of site–specific works by artists Roberto Lugo and Leo Tecosky. 

by JESS ARATEN

Penn Dance's 'CURATED': From Freshman Inspiration to Senior On–Stage Performance

Penn Dance Company's graduating class bridges two forms of art—visual and performing—for its spring independent show, CURATED.

by KATIE FARRELL

Just Miles From Campus: Finding Calm in the City at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

This Tea House and Garden reflects the history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia. 

by JESS ARATEN

Sitting Down with the Co–Ceos of Penn Fashion Week: Fashion Reimagined

Olivia Klein and Chrissy Walker share their experiences with exploring creative careers in the fashion industry.

by JESS ARATEN

'Mythic Creatures' Exhibition at Drexel: Myth and Nature Are Not So Different, After All

Academy of Natural Sciences takes on the history of myth, exploring the relationship between nature and legend.

by JESS ARATEN

Glee Club Demonstrates Their Love For Community In 'The Good, The Bad, And The Uglee'

The group delivers a hilarious performance dedicated to community and friendship.   

by KATIE FARRELL

From Parents to Punk–Rockers: The 21st Annual Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention

A look at Philadelphia's thriving tattoo scene and its role within the greater arts community.

by JESS ARATEN

'The Complicit Eye': Kukuli Velarde's Deconstruction Of Beauty In Western Culture

Velarde's artwork explores the dichotomy in modern beauty between fitting in and standing out. 

by KATIE FARRELL

Celebrate Black History Month in Philly Before It's Over

We're already half–way through February, but the city isn't done celebrating.

by SHUNMEL SYAU

Where to Get A Facial This Winter

Let's face it—you deserve one for walking through Penn's wind tunnels.

by ALICE GOULDING

Blind Taste Test: Halo Top vs. Regular Ice Cream

Does the “healthy” ice cream alternative live up to the hype?

by JENNIFER CULLEN

Hacking Your Favorite Fast Food for Your Health

Just because it's convenient doesn't mean you can't calorie count.

by RYAN MCLAUGHLIN

The Official Guide to Campus Hot Cocoa

 Because we all know the marshmallow–to–chocolate ratio matters.  

by BEATRICE FORMAN

Pod’s New Sushi Experience Puts a Philadelphian Spin on Omakase

They’re making the Japanese tradition a little bolder, fresher, and, dare I say it, grittier.  

by BEATRICE FORMAN

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