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Charlotte Borgen


Speaking Out

When I was a freshman, my Intro to Sociology professor began a lecture with the following question: “By a show of hands, how many of you agree with the statement ‘I am a feminist?’” In a room of over 100 students, only three hands went up.

Circling Vultures

The term supergroup has never been more applicable than in the case of Them Crooked Vultures, formed in 2005 by John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin, Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age and Dave Grohl from Foo Fighters and Nirvana.

Just More Ice Cream, Please

At first glance, More Than Just Ice Cream, located in the heart of the Gayborhood, seems more like just ice cream.

Take a Look, It's In a Book

Summer tends to be a time for less-than-stimulating internships and the alarmingly rapid decay of one’s ability to think critically.

Take a Look, It's In a Book

Summer tends to be a time for less-than-stimulating internships and the alarmingly rapid decay of one’s ability to think critically.


As part of a never-ending quest to deliver new music into the waiting hands of our readers, Street followed the noise all the way to Chicago last weekend for the first two days of the Pitchfork Music Festival.

Pop, Lock and Drop It

It’s been a tough road for this year’s Popped! Festival, which brought big names like Vampire Weekend and The Ting Tings to Drexel last June.

May-be You Missed It This Month

Here’s everything you need to know about May music (but were afraid to ask while we were on hiatus this month): By the time the incoming freshmen graduate, Green Day’s Billy Joe Armstrong will be 40.

Speak of the Devil

With lead vocals (Eddie Argos) reminiscent of Bobby “BORIS” Pickett’s hit tune “Monster Mash,” and Hold Steady’s Craig Finn, rhymes like “satisfaction” and “can’t stop scratchin’” and subject matter ranging from using a cell phone as an alarm clock while riding public transportation to looking for missing socks, it might be hard to for anyone to believe that Frank Black produced Art Brut vs.

Guilty Pleasure: Ashlee Simpson, "Autobiography" (2004)

As the old saying goes, there are four things that every true musician needs: a former member of 98 Degrees as a brother-in-law, lip service from Ryan Cabrera, a very, very loving father and a reality show.

Smack That

What’s wrong with kids today? It’s a question that has followed us from our jelly shoe-clad childhoods, to our MTV/TRL/TGIF loving adolescence, to our Not-Penn-State and definitely Not-Berkeley-circa-1960 University of Pennsylvania.

Teacher Knows Best

After six days of training in Maryland, one month of “freedomizing” lesson plans, and three days of Trading Spaces-esque classroom setup, I donned my uniform t-shirt and boarded the 10 Trolley West.

Campus Cred: Off the Beat

Street: Of all the OTB-wannabes on campus, why did you make the cut? Maggie Nyce: I have a nose ring.

Spring Breaking Up

For students who develop a Big Three inferiority complex as soon as acceptance letters roll in, the desire to perpetuate a “Work hard, play harder” Social Ivy image seems contradictory.

Surf 'n' Turf

Tight Knit has more in common with grass, Vetiver’s namesake, than front-man Andy Cabic could have ever hoped.

Ol' (Sounding) Dirty Bastards

If Judy Garland had landed in Oz in 1960 instead of 1939, followed the yellow brick road straight to the local karaoke bar and requested something bluesy to ease her not-in-Kansas-anymore induced homesickness, the resulting sound would be that of Heartless Bastards’ The Mountain. Owing to a distinct, mature vocal tone (think Melissa Ethridge comes to Zooey Deschanel’s window) and a constantly changing line-up, Erika Wennerstrom truly is Heartless Bastards.

You down with MPP?

Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavilion (MPP), which dropped so early in 2009 that we still had unbroken resolutions, has already been called the year’s best album.

Street Takes You Out: Fishtown

Don’t let the less-than-awesome moniker fool you: this neighborhood above NoLibs is the coolest place you’ve never been.

The Hunted And The Gathered

This review might be coming a little late for those of you who heard Deerhunter’s Microcastle performed at a secret show in Brooklyn this April or when it was leaked in an excessively dramatic fashion in June.

This Week in Music History: Nov. 20 - 26

1889: The first jukebox debuts at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco. 1969: John Lennon returns his 1965 award of knighthood to Buckingham Palace.
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