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Jessica Bao


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‘Rent’ 20th Anniversary Tour: A Powerful Live Musical Experience

Returning to the Merriam Theatre from a sold–out show in March, the Rent 20th Anniversary Tour was a beautiful reminder that Penn students should take advantage of Philly’s live musical scene. 

'Zombieland: Double Tap' Brings Bloody but Predictable Fun

The long–awaited sequel makes the zombie apocalypse look fun, but loses the surprise of the original. 

Emily Wilson: Not the First Woman to Translate the Odyssey

The MacArthur fellow is not the first woman to translate Homer’s Odyssey, but she is the first woman to do so in English.  

June BYOB: A Detailed Take on Traditional French Cuisine

A constantly changing menu keeps things interesting at this upscale eatery.

A More Reflective Campus: Two Sculptures Formerly at PMA Relocate to Penn

These huge and heavy artworks will be on long–term loan for the next 99 years.

Your Summer Reading List According to Penn's Bookstores

We asked four Penn booksellers what you should be reading this summer. 

'Toy Story 4': The Truth of Growing Up

In this familiar sequel, Pixar trades a traditional villain for the pitfalls of adulthood. 

Spider-Man: Far From Home Is a Good Movie Limited by Its Own Universe

A solid Spidey film that buckles under the weight of the MCU.

Movies @ The Mann: A Summer With Music and Movie Magic

Enjoy a live orchestra accompanying your favorite films.

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Is a Satisfying Conclusion to a Decade–Long Story

Endgame brought this iconic franchise to a full crescendo.

How You Can Catch up on the Marvel Cinematic Universe Before 'Avengers: Endgame'

Whether you’re a casual fan, a MCU buff, or someone who has never seen a superhero movie before, here’s how you can get in on the hype. 

Weike Wang: The Practical Writer Who Will Always Tell You the Truth

The PEN/Hemingway Award–winning author and Penn lecturer talks about switching her career from STEM to writing.

PennYo: The A Cappella Group That Treats You Like a Friend

The group put on a beautiful and resonant spring show on the weekend of March 29.

Nunu: A Fishtown Twist on Traditional Izakaya Cuisine

Enjoy your Japanese food with carefully curated drinks.

Behind This Year's Alternative Spring Breaks

Students went on meaningful service trips to New York, Texas, and the Appalachians—next year, this could be you.

Why Pixar’s 'Bao' Reminds Me of My Mom

This Oscar–winning animated short film is a poignant exploration of the love between immigrant parents and their children.

Live from Philly, it's The Moth StorySLAM at World Cafe Live!

Enjoy uniquely human stories at this monthly open–mic competition, or better yet, tell one of your own. 
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