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Arts & Entertainment

‘Hit Me Hard and Soft’ Hits Short but Sweet

Billie Eilish’s third full–length LP might be her most concise, and best, yet.

by DEREK WONG

Coming of Age in the Spirit Realm

‘Spirited Away’ remains a feat of animation and a journey of the heart—especially for this staff writer and graduated Penn senior.

by JULIA FISCHER

Kendrick v. Drake

What does it take to crown the winner of a rap beef?

by ANANYA VARSHNEYA

Art in the Gaza Solidarity Encampment

A mosaic of resistance emerges on college campuses across the country.

by WEIKE LI, HANNAH SUNG, and NATALIA CASTILLO

Alex Garland Is Breaking Everyone’s Brain

The release of the director’s fourth film, the Civil War, has divided film discourse. 

by ADEN BERGER

End The Musical Witch Hunt

Musicals are our most maligned form of entertainment—why not sing their praises instead?

by SOPHIA MIRABAL

Microgenres, Macro Problems

Is this “dadcore”, or am I not rocking these New Balances? 

by SOPHIA MIRABAL

Margaret Atwood's Genre-Defying Journey

This year at Penn's Stephen A. Levin Family Dean's Forum, Margaret Atwood spoke at the intersection of politics and literature. 

by LUIZA LOUBACK

Don’t Be Mad at Musical Nepo Babies

There’s something uniquely transmissible—and democratic—about musical talent. 

by SOPHIA MIRABAL

Defending The Well of Loneliness’ Legacy

Radclyffe Hall’s 20th-century queer novel can still challenge and inspire 21st-century readers.

by MAYA GRUNSCHLAG

Folk–Pop: The Ultimate Oxymoron

The recent trend of woodsy singer–songwriting is little more than another pop music fad.

by COLE KNIGHT

Eternal Sunshine is a Gem of Ariana Grande’s Discography

A short, sweet, and eclectic journey through the singer’s memories and musings.

by ANANYA VARSHNEYA

Zendaya's 'Challengers' Shines With Pure Delight and Depravity

Tennis is exciting when full of techno, sex, and attractive actors.

by FIONA HERZOG

The Power of Prestige Television

How HBO's 'Band of Brothers' leaves an indelible impact in the age of streaming

by AMY LUO

The Dark Side of the Whack World

On World Wide Whack, the Philly rapper/singer reflects on six years of anxiety and depression.

by JAKE FALCONER

Harmony of Opportunity

Join Penn Music Business at Penn for their first show at Warehouse this Wednesday.

by DYLAN GROSSMANN

Julia Pratt on Finding Belonging Between Her Melodies

This Philadelphia native is making songs that she wants to listen to and we can't get enough.

by KATE RATNER

The Boundaries of Expression Are Being Redrawn

Exploring the unexpected synergy between creativity, accessibility, and artificial intelligence. 

by JESSA GLASSMAN

Adrianne Lenker’s Bright Future is Daringly Imperfect

The Big Thief frontwoman’s new album is a lyrical and atmospheric tour de force.

by COLE KNIGHT

Celeste Ng is Questioning Everything

Visiting Penn this past week, this critically acclaimed novelist explains how writing helps her understand the world.

by JULES LINGENFELTER

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