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Arts & Entertainment

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

Hell Is Round The Corner: An Autopsy of Trip-Hop

Let's discuss the record–scratching, tear–jerking, soul–sucking vibes of the '90's greatest export.

by KYLE WHITING

Profits Over Plot: Why Live–Action Adaptions of Animated Children's Shows Fail

The original creators left the Netflix live adaptation of "Avatar: The Last Airbender." Why do live adaptations of animations always go wrong?

by HARSHITA GUPTA

No, Taylor Swift Didn’t Write the Leftist Anthem.

Unpacking "The Last Great American Dynasty's" rise to become a bastion of hope for progressive Democrats.

by BEATRICE FORMAN

All the Stars Are Closer: Reflecting on Chadwick Boseman & the 'Black Panther' Soundtrack

Chadwick Boseman's tragic death has affected millions. Here, we examine his legacy through the Wakandan King's soundtrack. 

by GABRIELLA RABITO

Katy Perry Explores a More Mature Sound in 'Smile'

Perry discusses the themes of clownery, resilience, and joy that are relevant to us today. 

by FERNANDA BRIZUELA

Dancing to Club Music in the Time of COVID-19

Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga are back to give us some danceable, club-ready bangers. Too bad the clubs are closed.

by PEYTON TOUPS

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

Video On Demand is No Replacement for Theatrical Releases

Some things were just meant for the big screen.

by MELANNIE JAY

How Diverse Podcasts Make Film and Television Look Bland

Fiction podcasts regularly integrate diversity and queerness in their stories. Why can't mainstream entertainment catch up?

by HARSHITA GUPTA

Billie Eilish’s “my future” Was a Surprise in More Ways Than One

Eilish’s unexpected single is uncharacteristically hopeful—and that’s just what we need right now.

by EVA INGBER

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

Taylor Swift's 'folklore' is yet another masterpiece in her discography

The pop star trades bombastic synths for eclectic folk-pop on her breathtaking 8th studio album.

by PEYTON TOUPS

'Indian Matchmaking' Has No Self–Awareness

The new Netflix dating series offers little more than its narrow definition of the arranged marriage plot. 

by MEHEK BOPARAI

Mike Polizze's 'Long Lost Solace Find' is utterly unremarkable

Polizze's laid-back musical tone undermines the lyrics' potential for raw confessionalism.

by KYLE WHITING

The Kissing Booth 2 Is Two Hours Too Long

A whole two hours and eleven minutes of my life that I can’t get back.

by EVA INGBER

Wharton alum Evan Thomas reconciles faith and identity on his debut album, ‘Foundations’

Though Evan Thomas just graduated Penn, he's already in the midst of a new phase of his life: making music

by CHARDONNAY NEEDLER

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

The Enduring Message of The Lorax

Years later, Dr. Seuss’ prescient message in 1971 continues to be relevant and powerful.

by EVA INGBER

One Direction Is Still Making History

After 10 years, the band's fan base continues to prove their unwavering support. 

by FERNANDA BRIZUELA

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