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Arts & Entertainment

Laughing Gas and Landscapes: The Mystery of a Lost Courbet

How an unexpected discovery in the basement of Penn Dental led to a major new exhibition at the Arthur Ross Gallery

by NORAH RAMI

Why Does It Matter Who Gets the Oscar?

The race debate onstage is only a microcosm of the race debate in Hollywood.

by CATHERINE SORRENTINO

How Roc Nation and Rihanna Turned Their Backs on Black Lives

How Rihanna headlining this year’s Super Bowl impacts the Black Lives Matter movement

by RYANNE MILLS

Place, Happiness, and Memory in "The Traces"

Philosophy, literature, and Italian culture lovers will revel in Mairead Small Staid's debut memoir. 

by JESSA GLASSMAN

The Rise and Fall of Boy Bands

Exposing the exploitation and hardships endured by seemingly perfect young pop stars

by RYANNE MILLS

Soft Porn for Artistic Elites

The Guerrilla Girls are reclaiming the nude female body in art.

by LUIZA LOUBACK

Your 2023 Valentine's Day Soundtrack

The sexiest songs to add to your playlist

by 34TH STREET MAGAZINE

Explore and Transform: A Look into the World of Fanfiction

Fanfiction has often been stigmatized for its focus on erotica and romance. It's time to rewrite that narrative. 

by VIKKI XU

Jhené Aiko Covertly Rejects Cultural Escapism On ‘Trip’

According to Aiko, the best way out is through.

by OLIVIA REYNOLDS

The Damaging Effects of the Femme Fatale Trope in Rap

Turn your back to the return of the siren.

by OLIVIA REYNOLDS

Songs That Can Make You Climax

A list of six tracks that play like the melody of an orgasm

by SRUTHI SRINIVAS

Sex and Scandal at the Salon

How Manet’s Olympia Rocked the Art World.

by JESSA GLASSMAN

Lily Collins Proves That Going Viral is as Simple as Saying “Oui!” In 'Emily In Paris'

While some elements of the show seem over the top, one major plot point is undeniably realistic.

by EMMA MARKS

“Macho Men: Hypermasculinity in Dutch & American Prints” Deconstructs the Masculine Ideal

The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s new exhibition takes a hard look at the sensationalized male physique.

by HANNAH SUNG

To Alan Light, Hallelujah Is Not Just A Song—It’s A Movement

The 'Rolling Stone' rock critic visited the Kelly Writers House on Oct. 13 for a conversation with Penn’s Anthony DeCurtis.

by KATE RATNER

Upcoming Indie Musicians, Beware of TikTok

TikTok is a great place to gain exposure, but chasing success on the platform comes with pitfalls.

by HALLA ELKHWAD

'Bones and All' Leaves You With A Lot to Digest

Taylor Russell and Timothée Chalamet will eat your heart out in Luca Guadagnino’s terrifying romantic love story. 

by CATHERINE SORRENTINO

Introducing the Bifocal Film Festival: Penn's First Student–Run Film Festival

Penn's newest film festival comes from an all–student coalition with a keen focus on global storytelling.

by CATHERINE SORRENTINO

The newest crime thriller ‘Decision to Leave’ will leave its audience emotionally shattered

Park Chan–wook returns with a genre–bending thriller equally fascinating as Parasite

by WEIKE LI

The Good, The Bad, and The Radical World of Campaign Art

From font to color choices, campaign posters have the power to hint at the political future.

by ALEXANDRA KANAN

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