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Arts & Entertainment

Anderson .Paak's "Ventura" Delivers on Love and Spunky Beats

.Paak seems to have learned a few things since Oxnard. 

by TERESA XIE

Pennchants' 30th Anniversary Show: A Celebration of Old Friends and New Tricks

Three board members discuss their love for the a cappella group, and their excitement about their upcoming show, 'XXX'.

by SHUNMEL SYAU

A Night With Lebanese–American Comedian, Nemr

The comedian—who came to Penn on Tuesday, April 9—thinks we should stop bottling in our hate and take it at face value.

by ZOE YOUNG

BTS Returns in Style with 'Map of the Soul: Persona'

After a short break, the premier Korean boy band triumphs with their new EP.

by ARJUN SWAMINATHAN

'The Aftermath': Boring and Predictable

The Aftermath is a poorly recycled rendition of Romeo and Juliet that tastelessly uses World War II as its backdrop. 

by ANA HALLMAN

Nipsey Hussle: Artist, Entrepreneur, Community Activist

At age 33, Hussle's death came far too soon.

by TERESA XIE

Breaking Down 'Game of Thrones' Season 8, Episode 1

George R. R. Martin has officially exited the room. 

by MARYANNE KOUSSA

Gesaffelstein’s Sound Stagnates in 'Hyperion'

His sophomore album presents a similar sound as 'Aleph,' but without the edge or bite.

by PAUL LITWIN

Imitating Evil: Why Michael Shannon is so Great At Playing Villains

Shannon, one of the industry's best working character actors, tests the limits of morality with his characters.

by SHANNON ZHANG

Triple Frontier: Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, and Lots of Money

Netflix's new heist film is an unexpected thrill.

by EMMA HARRIS

"Stand–Ups Sit Down": A Conversation with Female Comedians About Industry Challenges

Judy Gold and Laurie Kilmartin joined the Kelly Writers House to deliver bittersweet insight on sexism in the comedy industry. 

by KATIE FARRELL

Upcoming Concerts to Cure Your Post–Fling Blues

Front row for Cher on Saturday, middle of the pit for La Dispute on Sunday.

by MELANNIE JAY

Ask Street: How Would the Music Section Dress as Rock Stars?

Which is more appealing: Ed Sheeran's flannel or ZZ Ward's leather pants?

by MELANNIE JAY

The Nameless Group Behind 'ColorVision' Anticipates Their Next Event, 'Before We Go'

Aayush Sanghrajka (W '19), Belle Carlson (C '19), and Ethan Daly (W '19) are three of 15 members presenting an art show on April 18.

by BEBE HODGES

It's Time to Retire the Phrase 'Anything But Country'

You don't hate country; you're just not listening hard enough.

by SAM KESLER

Emily Yao: Revealing Yourself at a Distance Through Poetry and Photography

Poet and photographer Emily Yao shares the motive behind her art, and what inspires her to keep writing.

by KATIE FARRELL

Artificial Intelligence has Infiltrated the Music Industry

And what it lacks in humanity, it makes up for in coded perfection.  

by BEATRICE FORMAN

Punk's 'Old Guard' Is Staging a Comeback, But Can They Compete with New Acts?

In the world of PUP and FIDLAR, is there any room left for Bad Religion and Descendents?

by MELANNIE JAY

Weike Wang: The Practical Writer Who Will Always Tell You the Truth

The PEN/Hemingway Award–winning author and Penn lecturer talks about switching her career from STEM to writing.

by JESSICA BAO

Circa Waves Sounds Like Summer on 'What’s It Like Over There'?

 From road trip tunes to bonfire acoustics, this album has it all.  

by BEATRICE FORMAN

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