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Arts & Entertainment

'Lo–fi Hip–Hop Beats To Study/Relax To,' From Meme to Popular Music Subgenre

Where did the social media phenom originate, and where is it headed?

by JULIA DAVIES

Avril Lavigne’s 'Head Above Water': Very, Very Mediocre

The pop singer shares a few important messages, but the music itself falls flat.

by ARJUN SWAMINATHAN

Live from Philly, it's The Moth StorySLAM at World Cafe Live!

Enjoy uniquely human stories at this monthly open–mic competition, or better yet, tell one of your own. 

by JESSICA BAO

Street's Predictions for the 91st Academy Awards

What we want and what will probably happen are two very different things. 

by SAMANTHA SANDERS

Dorothy's Freedom Tour Brings Firecracker Passion to TLA

Between punchy riffs and blistering vocals, the Feb. 16 show energized rockers young and old.

by MELANNIE JAY

Artist of the Week: Young Fathers and the Art of Making People Care

The Scottish trio makes experimental rap that defies convention.

by SAM KESLER

The Philadelphia Orchestra's eZseatU Deal for Students is Hard to Pass Up

Finally, concerts that are actually within your budget.

by TERESA XIE

'The Complicit Eye': Kukuli Velarde's Deconstruction Of Beauty In Western Culture

Velarde's artwork explores the dichotomy in modern beauty between fitting in and standing out. 

by KATIE FARRELL

Meet the Penn Sophomore Who Won an Oscar

Claire Sliney on producing the Best Documentary (Short Subject) winner, 'Period. End of Sentence.'

by ZOVINAR KHRIMIAN

Common Beat Records Retains the Soul of Cedar Park

 The record store doubles as a repair shop, music shop, and community cornerstone. 

by BEATRICE FORMAN

Cherry Glazerr Bring Heat to the Church on Valentine's Night

The punk rock three–piece got the crowd moving in the First Unitarian basement.

by SAM KESLER

Marvel, DC, and the Superhero Movie Problem

The highs and lows of the superhero genre, and how it might be changing.

by ANNA COLLINS

The Grammys Continue to Fail Hip–Hop and Rap Artists

It's time for the biggest music awards show to step it up.

by TERESA XIE

The Decline of French House

Long gone are the days of Daft Punk’s “Discovery”

by PAUL LITWIN

FIDLAR's 'Almost Free' is a Rockin' Good Time

On their third album, FIDLAR is never too serious, but not to be taken lightly.

by JOHNNY VITALE

‘Alita: Battle Angel’: Manga–to–Movie Adaptations Continue to Disappoint

Iron City needs a champion, not a romance. 

by SHANNON ZHANG

Dream–Casting the Upcoming 'Wicked' Movie

Wicked is flying into theaters in 2021—who will play our favorite witches and wizards?

by CALISTA LOPEZ

'What Chaos is Imaginary' is Girlpool's Best

The duo's sound has changed, but their chemistry remains intact.

by JOHNNY VITALE

The Best Foreign–Language Horror on Netflix Right Now

Subtitles can still be scary.

by SOPHIA SCHULZ-RUSNACKO

Sharon Van Etten Reimagines Rock at Union Transfer

Her Feb. 7 show proved that rock isn’t all headbangers. 

by BEATRICE FORMAN

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