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Catherine Sorrentino


Penn 10: Maura Pinder

Maura Pinder prefers the long and winding road. 

Letter from the Editor, February 2024

Philosophizing on the tangled web of love and longing online.  

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

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

Dance Dance Revolution

How a dance party became the beating heart of Philadelphia’s latest protest against fascism.

Superhero Fatigue is Real

 As Marvel pushes out more content than ever, audiences are slowly losing interest.  

The Idol is Nostalgic for an Era Without Consequences

 HBO’s new show courts modern scandal, but can’t seem to escape the past.

Penn 10: Jane Lozada Foster

When Jane fails a class, it's no longer a blow to her self–esteem; it's a dent in the whole institution of Penn Face.

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.

'Titanic' Was Hollywood’s Last Perfect Melodrama

25 years later, Hollywood still hasn’t come close to James Cameron’s epic.

Social Media is Telling Us How to Be Sad

In the age of Tiktok, sadness sells.

Why Does It Matter Who Gets the Oscar?

The race debate onstage is only a microcosm of the race debate in Hollywood.

'Bones and All' Leaves You With A Lot to Digest

Taylor Russell and Timothée Chalamet will eat your heart out in Luca Guadagnino’s terrifying romantic love story. 

Introducing the Bifocal Film Festival: Penn's First Student–Run Film Festival

Penn's newest film festival comes from an all–student coalition with a keen focus on global storytelling.

‘The White Lotus’ Season Two: Slouching Towards Sicily

In the sun–and–sex drenched second season of the hit HBO show The White Lotus, money only satisfies so much. 

Cate Blanchett Makes Music and Monsters in 'Tár'

Todd Field’s stunning new drama shows us that absolute power will corrupt absolutely anybody.

What Does ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Stand for in 2022?

The series' newest, uneven fifth season is proof that 'The Handmaid’s Tale' doesn’t know what it wants to say anymore. 

"Saving Face" is the Queer Romcom Everybody Should Be Watching

This 2004 romantic comedy deserves a place in the queer canon despite never belonging to it.
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