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Arts & Entertainment

'Percy Jackson' is Back, But Not Necessarily Better Yet

The series is set to join the pantheon of nostalgia traps. What’s different this time?

by THU PHAM

Frida Kahlo’s Likeness Has Become More Important Than Her Art

How capitalism and consumer feminism has made the artist merely a symbol.

by DYLAN GROSSMANN

Wes Anderson’s Obsession with Artifice

The release of a collection of four short films continues Anderson’s quest for understanding storytelling.

by ADEN BERGER

They’re Past Their Prime

Galleries are headed towards death if they only show artists who are dead.

by DYLAN GROSSMANN

The Time–Traveling Magic of Japanese City Pop

A lighthearted, catchy melody leads to a tale of orientalism, international relations, and the power of the internet.

by JULIA FISCHER

The Successful End of the WGA Strike

The WGA has officially ratified their new contract with the AMPTP. Here’s why members are calling the deal “exceptional.”

by ISAAC POLLOCK

“Vampire Empire” and the Toxicity of Leak Culture

With the popularity of unreleased music and leaks on the rise, your favorite artists are losing artistic control.

by JAKE FALCONER

Phish Shows Are Decadent and Depraved

Well, maybe not decadent, but depraved for sure.

by COLE KNIGHT

Miyazaki’s Ma in Sound

How the silence between claps connects us all.

by FIONA HERZOG

Joni Mitchell (Preemptively) Reincarnated

Rainee Blake completely transforms in her one woman tribute show, "Take Me As I Am"

by LILA DUBOIS

'Ahsoka' is a Symptom of a Dying Franchise

The newest entry in the Star Wars universe continues an anti–art trend in the galaxy far, far away.

by ADEN BERGER

A Munch with Mensches at “I Could Nosh”

We kibitzed, schmoozed, and of course, noshed at this conversation with Michael Solomonov, Alex Edelman, and Jake Cohen.

by JESSA GLASSMAN

Sexyy Red’s Rush to the Forefront of Rap Stardom

Sexyy Red’s authentic sound and confident persona distinguish her from her contemporaries.

by ANANYA VARSHNEYA

'Speed Racer' and the Anatomy of a Cult Classic

Reflections on the Wachowski siblings’ anime adaptation as it turns 15.

by CALEB CRAIN

'LOONATIC' Deals: The Saga of the LOONA vs. Blockberry Creative Lawsuits

LOONA’s fight against their former company is a Cinderella story that uncovers the shady deals lurking behind K–Pop company contracts.

by DEREK WONG

The Deutsch Roots of Drum & Bass

The synthesizer songs that you know and love boast a history that is deeply radical and shockingly German.

by NISHANTH BHARGHAVA

The Book Club Revolution is Female

How women–led online communities are reshaping literary discourse

by LUIZA LOUBACK

Another Summer of 'Love Island': The New Multiverse?

Almost ten years running, the famous reality TV show seems ready to be 'dumped,' but not without trying its hand at the multiverse.

by MOLLIE BENN

An Ode to the Ugly, Untalented Gays

How Bottoms explores the overdramatic plight of being a loser in highschool

by JULES LINGENFELTER

What Does the Music You Listen to Say About Your Personality?

Your musical horoscope decoded

by MEHREEN SYED

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