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Arts & Entertainment

Why Are Dystopian Authors Making a Return to the Worlds They Created?

Margaret Atwood and Suzanne Collins have recently come back with additions to their most well–known works. What are they trying to tell us about the world we're living in?

by HARSHITA GUPTA

Jessie Ware Gets Back in Her Groove With 'Mirage (Don't Stop)'

The U.K. pop star is making music on her own terms.

by ALEC DRUGGAN

HANA Shows Off A Clear Vision on Her Debut Album

The pop newcomer recorded her album live on Twitch over four weeks.

by PEYTON TOUPS

Frank Ocean is Staging a Strong Return with Two New Singles

The artist behind 'Blonde' and 'Channel Orange' returns with "DHL" and "In My Room."

by JULIA DAVIES

Cynthia Erivo Shines in ‘Harriet’

Erivo’s depiction of Harriet Tubman came with controversy, but helps to keep a middling movie afloat.

by JONAH CHARLTON

'Come From Away' Is As Emotionally and Politically Poignant As Ever

On its tour across the country, this Tony–winning musical about the aftermath of 9/11 reminds us how important it is to allow ourselves to feel.

by KEELY DOUGLAS

Clairo Brought 'Immunity' To Life At Union Transfer

The artist fleshed out the themes of young love captured in her debut album. 

by MEHEK BOPARAI

'MAGDALENE' is FKA twigs' Most Accessible Album Yet

Her sophomore album reflects on overcoming pain in life and love.

by TERESA XIE

Tiny Desk, Big Audience, Bigger Artists

As the NPR video series expands, is it still giving enough exposure to smaller artists?

by TERESA XIE

Five Standout Films at the Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

These are the must–see movies showing at Philadelphia's oldest film festival.

by JORDAN WACHSMAN

'Doctor Sleep' Doesn't Quite Capture The Magic of 'The Shining'

This sequel isn't as good as Kubrick's classic, but it's made with love.

by ANNA COLLINS

Cold War Kids Test Out a New Voice On 'New Age Norms 1'

The first installment of the band's seventh album leaves the listener wanting more. 

by MEHEK BOPARAI

Grace Cummings Gives A Refreshing Breath of Mystery with 'Refuge Cove'

The artists exists within a vacuum, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. 

by KEELY DOUGLAS

Amazon's Intersect Festival: The Battle for Indie Artists' Integrity

Musicians and festivals rely on big sponsors, but where do we draw the line?

by JULIA DAVIES

Lula Wiles is Redesigning the Protest Song

The trio challenges the conventions of folk music, Native rights, and modern relationships.

by SAM KESLER

On 'Pang,' Caroline Polachek Proves She Can Make It On Her Own

The veteran singer–songwriter stakes a claim for herself as a pop star. 

by PEYTON TOUPS

‘30 Americans’ Brings Visions of a New Artistic Future to Philadelphia

The latest special exhibition at the Barnes Foundation commemorates the 10th anniversary of this travelling art collection.

by SOPHIE BURKHOLDER

Angel Olsen Brings 'All Mirrors' to the Franklin Music Hall

The album was full of grandeur, but that feeling was severely lacking at her Halloween show.

by SAM KESLER

My Top Five Weird Finds at This Year's West Philly Artists Yard Sale

Local artists cleared their studios out at Black Hound Clay Studio's yard sale event on Oct. 27, and they did not disappoint.

by LAYLA MURPHY

What the Break–ups of Philly's Biggest Emo Bands Means for the Scene

With mewithoutYou, Modern Baseball, and Balance and Composure gone, who is left to take their place?

by MELANNIE JAY

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