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Arts & Entertainment

The Art of Illegal Tattoos

Tattoo artist Iza Hu talks about rebellion, family, and temporary art.  

by ELLA SOHN

Composing the Future with James Diaz

Ph.D. student James Diaz leans into the avant–garde as he subverts the typical expectations of Western classical music.

by VIKKI XU

Building Community Through Creativity

Behind the scenes of Penn’s first Met Gala

by JULES LINGENFELTER

Cens(art)ship in Student Showcases

The fragile line between creative liberty and offence

by HEAVEN CROSS

Practically Picture–Perfect: The Problems with CGI

Do practical effects still have a place in an increasingly computer–generated media landscape?

by ISAAC POLLOCK

Frogs and Flowers: Exploring the Sculptures of Rittenhouse Square

Maybe the most important art isn’t in museums.

by JOSEPHINE BUCCINI

Shakira Teaches a Master Class in the Art of the Revenge Song

Music Session #53 (and revenge JAMS of the sort) remind us to know our worth. 

by DIANNA TRUJILLO MAGDALENO

Street’s Favorite Albums of All Time

8 Enduring records that define what it means to listen to music.

by 34TH STREET MAGAZINE

Writing a New Chapter with the Adroit Journal

How Peter LaBerge's literature and arts journal is opening doors for current and future Penn students

by LUIZA LOUBACK

Cocaine Bear: A Tale of Revenge

Our newest heroine may just be a coked–up bear.

by JULES LINGENFELTER

Rewatching 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' in the Dawn of Asian American Cinema

If the name Michelle Yeoh means anything, anywhere, at all to you, take another look at the film that made her an international star.

by CATHERINE SORRENTINO

'Daisy Jones & The Six' is the Epitome of Sex, Drugs, & Rock ‘n’ Roll

The new Amazon miniseries revisits the golden era of music while turning a made–up band into reality.

by KELLY CHO

'Everything Everywhere All at Once' is the Pinnacle of Absurdist Comedy

How A24 nails comedic exploration of difficult themes in its latest blockbuster hit

by ANGELE DIAMACOUNE

Kali Uchis' Spiritual and Sensual Journey in “Red Moon in Venus”

The R&B and pop singer is the divine feminine, and she’s sharing her secrets with the rest of us.

by HANNAH SUNG

Penn Badgley and The (Un)necessity of Sex Scenes

Sex sells … but at what cost?

by JULES LINGENFELTER

A Marxist Analysis of Fred Again

How has the mystical power of capitalism reached the heart of house music?

by GIULIA NOTO LA DIEGA

Brazilian Funk is Making Waves Across International Waters

From the Coachella stage to the World Cup field, Funk has become Brazil's hottest export.

by LUIZA LOUBACK

Can Machines Be Musical?

AI might become the songwriter’s new best friend.

by MEHREEN SYED

Does AI Belong in Art?

From ChatGPT to TikTok filters, artists and scientists alike wonder how AI fits into the human community—and MoMA has answers.

by EMILY MAIORANO

'Somebody I Used to Know': Not Your Average Rom–Com

A roundtable with Alison Brie and Dave Franco, married couple and creators of the adult coming–of–age movie

by ISAAC POLLOCK

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