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Ciara Stein


Curing Curation

We are all curators, aren’t we? Through filters, hashtags, and a few clicks of buttons websites and apps such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter allow us to ‘curate’ our news, social feed and brand-image.

​Undress for Success

Business professional and business casual are terms you are familiar with if you’ve ever been to an info session, interview, internship, or job—basically if you are past freshman year at Penn.

DIY Non–Carve Pumpkin Decorating

I love holidays—at Christmas I go overboard with cutting snowflakes and hanging lights, and on Valentine’s Day I write love letters to my housemates.

Penn Real Estate for Dummies

A guide to who lives where, and why.

Contrapposto: Museum Admission Prices

Art for the people shouldn't cost an arm and a leg

Philadelphia Vintage Retail Roundup

From Jazz Age suits to disco sequins, the Philly vintage scene has everything you could want.

Penn's Storefronts for Art

Up until a few weeks ago, the walk past Distrito towards the SEPTA station on 40th and Market seemed pretty bleak.

Contrapposto: Price Tagging, Taking a Stance on Graffiti

Philadelphia is the birthplace of graffiti in the United States. As a teenager in the sixties, Darryl McCray, known as “Cornbread,” began using the city as his canvas.

Review: Sarah Sze at The Fabric Workshop

Following the success of the “Triple Point” exhibition at the Venice Biennale, Sarah Sze is exhibiting three site-specific installations at The Fabric Workshop and Museum.

Review: Michael Snow's "Photo-Centric," Philadelphia Museum of Art

On Wednesday I took advantage of the Pay–What–You–Wish evening at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (a.k.a.

Opening Night at the Barnes: ‘Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders’

[media-credit name="The Barnes Foundation" align="alignright" width="181"][/media-credit] As I lined up to pick up my tickets for the opening of ‘Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders’ at the Barnes Foundation, I found myself surrounded by fur coats, “authentic” prints and thick–rimmed glasses with lenses measuring roughly one and a half  to two inches in diameter.

Review: "Eco + Fashion"

City Hall Art Gallery

Campus Gems: Seated Woman

“Seated Woman” is a bronze sculpture, by Herbert Seiler, of—surprise, surprise!—a seated woman, outside Fagin Hall.

Getting (Art) Classy in Philly

If Penn’s Fine Arts classes never seem to make it from your course cart to your final schedule, Arts has picked out some local classes that’ll let you follow your artistic dreams without killing your GPA

Campus Gems: "Paper: A Deckled Edge"

Van Pelt is filled with paper…duh.
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