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Arts & Entertainment

“To Be Eaten Alive”: A Dreamy R&B Project With a Touch of Melancholy

Mariah the Scientist sings to and with Young Thug amid his incarceration, along with tracks on her battles with fame, career, and love.

by ANANYA VARSHNEYA

Alan Nakagawa’s Steady Gig

Nakagawa tells how he’s achieved the impossible: a stable income as an artist and author.

by DYLAN GROSSMANN

What We Can Learn From King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

 On their 25th album, the Australian rock band shows no signs of slowing down their creativity.

by JAKE FALCONER

The (Dis)connecting Power of In–Yun in "Past Lives"

One friendship, two decades, and a million what–ifs. Is meant–to–be enough of a reason to be in love?

by THU PHAM

The Weird Ethics of Posthumous Music

How should we handle the craft of an artist who’s no longer with us?

by DEREK WONG

Beyond #OscarsSoWhite

For American Fiction, representation alone is not enough.

by AARON VISSER

Kidz Bop: The Kernel of American Fascism?

What may first appear to be just a bit of sanitized fun reflects a sick, puritanical instinct to censor embedded deep in American culture.

by NISHANTH BHARGAVA

Fifteen Years of ‘Twilight’

Reflecting on the immortal appeal of the infamous film adaptation

by JULIA FISCHER

Embracing History for a Hopeful Look into the Future

Recent successes in Asian American representation don't diminish a history of erasure. 

by FIONA HERZOG

On "Javelin," Sufjan Stevens Finds the Other Side of Grief

This triumphant, devotional album is one of the indie star’s best

by CATHERINE SORRENTINO

The Allure of Change

The Philadelphia Museum of Art's new exhibit, The Shape of Time: Korean Art after 1989, slows down time.

by KYUNGHWAN LIM

A World of Art Without Men

A new exhibit at the Barnes Foundation shows Marie Laurencin's dreamy world, and one thing is clear: No boys allowed.

by JOSEPHINE BUCCINI

A Slightly Unhinged Recap Of Riverdale

If you want to know what happened in Riverdale but don’t want to watch almost 100 hours of TV, I’ve got your back.

by ISAAC POLLOCK

Love is a Pick–Up Truck

An elaboration on country music’s favorite lyrical device

by ANANYA VARSHNEYA

"Cookbooks and Convos" at Philadelphia’s Finest

Sisterly Love’s event series amplified female voices, dishes, and accomplishments this fall.

by JESSA GLASSMAN

In Defense of Riverdale

Taking a look at the much–maligned show after seven seasons of murder, mayhem, and all–American camp

by ISAAC POLLOCK

The Outsiders

The otherizing of vulnerability in Outsider music hurts artists, listeners, and the industry, and ignores a rich history of bold creativity.

by COLE KNIGHT

Xiu Xiu Performs “Ignore Grief” at PhilaMoca

Stopping in Philadelphia, the experimental rock band delivered a performance both deeply horrifying and hauntingly beautiful.

by NISHANTH BHARGAVA

The Grand Unified Theory of Food Films

And the reason behind the explosion of movies and TV shows set in the kitchen

by ADEN BERGER

Society Needs More Spooky Season Songs

Our favorite season has a scant modern soundtrack that goes along with it.

by DEREK WONG

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