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Arts & Entertainment

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

Arca celebrates her identities on mutant pop record 'KiCk i'

On her fifth album, the Venezuelan producer desconstructs the pop diva.

by PEYTON TOUPS

365 Days Isn’t Just a Movie. It’s An Affront.

While Athlete A fights standards and stigmas, 365 Days is not only offensive to women— it's dangerous.

by EVA INGBER

Celine Sciamma's 'Water Lilies' is a Raw Look at Awkward Adolescence

Taking a look at the 'Portrait of a Lady On Fire' director's first film

by AVNEET RANDHAWA

Pride Month Has Passed, But These Heartfelt LGBTQIA+ Films Endure

From forbidden love stories to informative documentaries, here are some films to watch whether or not it's Pride Month. 

by EVA INGBER

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

Looking at TikTok-based fashion trends through postmodern theory

by AAKRUTI GANESHAN

Phoebe Bridgers Weighs Life, Love, and Loss on "Punisher"

The indie artist blends introspection, storytelling, and eeriness on her sophomore album.

by DENALI SAGNER

The Controversial Legacy of "Urban" Music

Despite its ubiquity, the 'urban' label has a problematic past and concerning present

by PEYTON TOUPS

Walls For Justice: Protesting With a Paintbrush

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

by FERNANDA BRIZUELA

"These are Their Stories": Law and Order S.V.U. in the Age of "Copaganda"

Reexamining my favorite TV show and its feminist heroine as America questions the age-old police procedural

by DENALI SAGNER

Mainstream TV Should Make More Shows Like Normal People

Sally Rooney’s novel is exactly the kind of story teens should see on television

by EVA INGBER

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

Flying Lotus' 'You're Dead!': Black Death in Protest Music

FlyLo's 2014 album explores themes worth reexamination from a present perspective 

by PEYTON TOUPS

An Ode to the Audiobook

Why audiobooks are the perfect quarantine escape

by EVA INGBER

Naeem Balances Club-Ready Bangers and Sensitive Love Songs On 'Startisha'

Naeem (formerly: Spank Rock) transforms into his new persona on this sonically dense, experimental new album

by KYLE WHITING

'Avatar: the Last Airbender' Isn't Just My Favorite Television Show

How I invested my entire childhood into a cartoon out of a reluctance to abandon it

by MEHEK BOPARAI

The Dawn of a New Era: How TikTok is Changing the Music Industry

The way the increasingly popular social media app is allowing the masses to communicate with the music industry

by EVA INGBER

Lady Gaga Finally Returns to Dance Pop with 'Chromatica'

Mother Monster's latest album is a queer, campy, and energetic return to upbeat house music.

by PEYTON TOUPS

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

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