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Arts & Entertainment

Tiny Desk, Big Audience, Bigger Artists

As the NPR video series expands, is it still giving enough exposure to smaller artists?

by TERESA XIE

Five Standout Films at the Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

These are the must–see movies showing at Philadelphia's oldest film festival.

by JORDAN WACHSMAN

'Doctor Sleep' Doesn't Quite Capture The Magic of 'The Shining'

This sequel isn't as good as Kubrick's classic, but it's made with love.

by ANNA COLLINS

Cold War Kids Test Out a New Voice On 'New Age Norms 1'

The first installment of the band's seventh album leaves the listener wanting more. 

by MEHEK BOPARAI

Grace Cummings Gives A Refreshing Breath of Mystery with 'Refuge Cove'

The artists exists within a vacuum, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. 

by KEELY DOUGLAS

Amazon's Intersect Festival: The Battle for Indie Artists' Integrity

Musicians and festivals rely on big sponsors, but where do we draw the line?

by JULIA DAVIES

Lula Wiles is Redesigning the Protest Song

The trio challenges the conventions of folk music, Native rights, and modern relationships.

by SAM KESLER

On 'Pang,' Caroline Polachek Proves She Can Make It On Her Own

The veteran singer–songwriter stakes a claim for herself as a pop star. 

by PEYTON TOUPS

‘30 Americans’ Brings Visions of a New Artistic Future to Philadelphia

The latest special exhibition at the Barnes Foundation commemorates the 10th anniversary of this travelling art collection.

by SOPHIE BURKHOLDER

Angel Olsen Brings 'All Mirrors' to the Franklin Music Hall

The album was full of grandeur, but that feeling was severely lacking at her Halloween show.

by SAM KESLER

My Top Five Weird Finds at This Year's West Philly Artists Yard Sale

Local artists cleared their studios out at Black Hound Clay Studio's yard sale event on Oct. 27, and they did not disappoint.

by LAYLA MURPHY

What the Break–ups of Philly's Biggest Emo Bands Means for the Scene

With mewithoutYou, Modern Baseball, and Balance and Composure gone, who is left to take their place?

by MELANNIE JAY

'The Lighthouse' is an Amazing Descent into Madness

Robert Eggers, director of The Witch, returns with another oppressive thriller. 

by ANNA COLLINS

Onda Latina’s 'In Theaters Now': Sexy, Professional, and Larger–Than–Life

Penn's premier Latin dance troupe stunned audiences on the weekend of Nov. 1 with an upbeat and thematically cohesive show.

by AVERY JOHNSTON

Julia Jacklin is Being Herself and 'Crushing' It

The Australian singer–songwriter doesn't want to be politicized just because she's a woman.

by JULIA DAVIES

We Don't Need an All—Girls Marvel Movie

Marvel should develop its female characters organically, rather than carelessly throwing them into a movie together.

by ANNA COLLINS

America is Tired of Singing Competitions

Why the novelty of reality singing competition shows has declined in the past decade. 

by MEHEK BOPARAI

We Need Fall Music To Bring Warmth To Our Lives

How the coffeehouse genre provides us with a soundtrack for autumn. 

by MEHEK BOPARAI

'Notorious RBG': A New Exhibit at the NMAJH Dedicated to the Iconic Supreme Court Justice

The exhibit takes you through the incredible life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

by ANYA TULLMAN

Killjoy's Kastle: More Than Just A 'Lesbian Feminist Haunted House'

The exhibit, which showed in Philly through the Halloween season, reclaims a fundamentalist Christian tradition to explore our current politics surrounding gender and sexuality.

by QUINN ROBINSON

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