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Arts & Entertainment

Why the DC Extended Universe Can't Be Saved

Batgirl and The Flash aren't the first comic book heroes the DCEU has failed.

by KAYLA COTTER

Rina Sawayama’s ‘Hold The Girl’ Exemplifies When Ambition Falls Short

The British–Japanese singer’s second studio album is overflowing with zeal, but not enough direction.

by DEREK WONG

Why You Can't Remember What Happened at Last Year's VMAs

What used to be the peak of pop culture is now a tightly choreographed snoozefest

by DEREK WONG

The Medium Is The Message

How Banksyland Fails the Artist Himself

by EMILY MAIORANO

JID’s ‘The Forever Story’ is a Cinematic Tribute to His Upbringing

The up–and–coming Atlanta rapper truly comes into his own at his most important artistic moment.

by GRAYSON CATLETT

The Sandman: Like most dreams, forgettable

Neil Gaiman's 'The Sandman' is one of his most ambitious titles. Unfortunately, the Netflix series isn't ambitious enough. 

by KAYLA COTTER

Kid Cudi’s Rolling Loud Incident Shows the Impact of Celebrity Drama on Mental Health

Cudi’s debacle at the festival stemmed from a personal issue with another artist. Is that even a good reason for controversy?

by GRAYSON CATLETT

Two’s a Party, Three’s a Crowd

When will the competitive love triangle trope end?

by EMMA MARKS

Rookie Mistake: A K–Pop Dilemma Between the New and Old

Why newer K–pop rookies in recent years have struggled to capture the attention of the public.

by DEREK WONG

Where Singer–Songwriter Meets Popstar: A Conversation with Ella Jane

Ella loves Lorde and Taylor Swift—just like most of her fans—but her songs can actually stand among the best her idols have written.

by KATE RATNER

34th Street Staff Picks: The Ultimate Party Playlist

From "Super Bass" to "Dynamite," our favorite party songs are guaranteed to bring everyone to the dance floor.

by 34TH STREET MAGAZINE

Jennette McCurdy’s ‘I’m Glad My Mom Died’ Is for the Nickelodeon Kids Who Are All Grown Up

The “iCarly” actress’ memoir is a cleverly self–aware and cynical narration of her dangerous and interconnected relationships with acting, food, and her mother.

by EMILY MAIORANO

Comedy Television’s Narrowing Scope: Disease or Symptom?

The genres of comedy television being produced and recognized are diminishing as we enter the multifaceted digital age.

by JULIA POLSTER

'Thor: Love and Thunder': Queerbaiting or Queer Representation?

The film isn't “super gay” as the cast and director claim, but the representation it achieves as a Marvel film is still remarkable.

by RACHEL SWYM

‘A Queen in Bucks County’ Delivers Erotica via SEPTA

The sexier the better in Kay Gabriel's buzzy, boozy collection—and what's sexier than economic revolution?

by IRMA KISS BARATH

Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Is a Resounding Yes

After watching Peele’s newest thriller, you’ll never look at clouds the same way again.

by JACOB A. POLLACK

Maggie Rogers’ ‘Surrender’ Burns Bright in Its Emotional Catharsis

After a nearly three–year–long hiatus, Rogers’ sophomore album swallows you whole in the best way possible. 

by KIRA WANG

The Anatomy of an Unlikeable Female Protagonist

Zoey Deutch is a caricature of scammer culture in Hulu's ‘Not Okay.’ 

by NATALIA CASTILLO

Florist’s Self–Titled Album is a Portrait of a Band in Full Bloom

Emily Sprague and her friends’ intuitive musicianship merges with the natural world on their most immersive project to date. 

by WALDEN GREEN

Where Indie Folk Meets Film Score

Lila Dubois and Miles Tobel’s premier album, “Maybe This Is A Bad Idea” is one of cinematic, indie sound.

by EMILY MAIORANO

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