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Your Guide to... campus art

On a mission to understand Penn's public works through their histories, influences and rumors, Street writers explore the meaning of art (and life) "Split Button" 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.

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Ego of the week

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.

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Point / Counterpoin

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. Point: Although he writes for a pretentious demographic, Kunkel's prose is humble and earnest.

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Your Guide to ... Hip

Hip classics: Rediscover the Beats with Kerouac or Burroughs. The old is never passe, so wow your Eggers foes with your derivative lit-crit vocabulary.

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Ego of the week: Steve McLaughlin

What is your blog about? Oh, it's your typical self-indulgent everything/nothing blog with lots of pictures.

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Problog

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.

by YVONNE DELBANCO

Ego of the week

Who's your favorite Capitalist? Santa Claus, fuck yeah. Who's your style icon? Mrs. Claus, fuck yeah. What was Marx like in bed? Santa Claus was merrier, fuuuuuuuuuck yeah!

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Red, red, red

Want to spice up the next Party meeting? Forget what you've heard; it's ALWAYS okay to want to stand out, even in a classless, egalitarian society.

by COMMIE MCFOXY

Ego of the week

What is your year/age/major? And where are you from? I'm a senior English major with a concentration in Creative Writing.

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Celeb Blogs Review

www.thesuperficial.com I thought I was too smart to be wasting time on tabloids but I laughed so hard I think I squeezed out some IQ points.

by EVANGEL FUNG

U.S. Weekly, December 1st

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.

by DONNA BUDICA

How to stalk a celebrity

The happiest day of my life was when I met John Stamos. I was 16 when I waited for him outside of Cabaret. Then it happened, my first mistake as a celebrity stalker.

by CARLY ZAKIN

Ego of the Week

How would describe Wharton style? MBA's dress like douche bags. If you're into the whole tucked-in triple-pleated khakis with square-toed loafers ... I mean, forget the bald spots.

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Top 5 wharton must haves

1 http://myspike.wharton.upenn.eduBooking those ridiculous study rooms in Huntsman Hall sometimes needs to be done weeks in advance. 2 PDAs Keep all those networking events straight and remember that FNCE 207 comes before FNCE 203.

by EVANGEL FUNG

Wharton style guide

We all know there is a certain attraction to the icy woman in a power suit. The go-getter. But for every girl in a "short skirt and a long jacket," I have often wondered if there is a struggling fashion ingenue underneath all that cotton-poly blend.

by ALI LAPINSKY

Boourns Family Guy, mmm ... ribwich

Please, you silly Penn student, why? Why Family Guy? Yes, it's funny and should not have been cancelled in the first place.

by JOEY POWER

What's your fav?

Sarah Gudis, College '06 Two dollar pint night at New Deck. I love Snakebite because it was my favorite drink when I was in London. Garrett Lindsey, College '06 I like to sit at this knoll on College Green.

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Ego of the Week

Which is your favorite, Mask or Wig? I like Mask, I guess because you can change your identity. What's your favorite sexy book? My uncle used to write pornos!

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Who's Who at home

More than Swedish pancakes, ABBA or those giant fair isle ski sweaters, Sweden has given us one glorious gift: Ikea.

by EVANGEL FUNG

UoP cribs

Crib 1 The Loft: "Echo Chic" Dwellers: Addavail Coslett, Isabel Cowles, Emily Rothschild Unique fixtures: Balconies, high ceilings, name recognition, street cred, funky residents Persona: Aloof intellectual/lover Famous person it most channels: Edie Sedgwick They say: "Shabby chic erring on the side of shabby" The verdict: We heart the Loft. Crib 2 The Nipple (Quad): "Tsarina Bohemian" Dweller: Hillary Levine Unique fixtures: Circular shape, DIY organizing, magazine decoupage, messy roommate, location (the famed and mythical Quad) Persona: Semi-prespubescent artsy GF Famous person it most channels: Lolita She says: "It's whatever you want it to be." The verdict: Best part of the Nipple.

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