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Laura Amann


Sorority Life

At a time when pop culture phenomena like Paris Hilton and Hulk Hogan's daughter are relentlessly promoting their debut albums, the idea of the remake doesn't sound all that bad. Take Johnny Cash's cover of Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt," for instance.

Artist to Watch

After opening for indie rock sensations the Arcade Fire and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, it was only a matter of time before the Atlanta-via-Athens, Georgia group Snowden got picked up by a prominent independent label.

Kicking it up a notch

Considering the recent success of Brooklyn-based indie rockers the French Kicks, it's hard to believe that only a few years back they were playing a gig to drunk kids at an unnamed Philly frat house.

Texas rockers drift onto the scene

Straddling the state line between Texas and Arkansas is a little city called Texarkana, home of the only U.S.

Hip-Hop meets hardcore

Two years ago, P.O.S. was pulling water-shutoff notices from his door. One year later, he was touring the U.S.

Don't stroke their ego

In 2001, with the release of the Strokes' first album, Is This It, critics predicted that they would be the leaders of a new era of rock and roll, and for a while, they were right.

Go cuba diving

Known by its 11 million residents as "el patio de recreo de Fidel" (that's "Fidel's Playground" for those of you unversed in the ways of the Spanish language), Cuba has become the most popular vacation destination since the Rwandan tourism boom of 1987.

Ducks skate together

Though Philly isn't necessarily known for cold weather, if you've ever taken a stroll down Locust Walk in the winter, you know that it gets pretty bitter outside.

Wanna play dress-up?

With Halloween just around the corner, it's time to stop studying for midterms and start thinking about your costume.

"I'm not a very good-looking guy"

It's your guilty pleasure, your Tuesday night fix. It is MTV's The Real World, and in its 16th season, the show has mastered sucking in audiences to follow the famed "seven strangers" -- seven strangers who must be interesting if you're willing to watch them get wasted week after week, right? In response to this burning question, Street caught up with Wes, the strawberry-blond from The Real World: Austin, who stopped by Tiki Bob's Cantina in Northern Liberties last week.

Disappointments of the world unite

It's 3 p.m. on a Friday and your friends are planning a trip to the wonderfully trashy Atlantic City (A.C.

Sex, freud, and disney

What were you doing when you were 14 years old? Possibly spending your days playing a little GoldenEye on N64 until your new bedtime at 11 p.m.? Or girls, were you experiencing the joys of puberty and adolescence?

Love your African jewlery

With the Philadelphia Museum of Art within walking distance, other museums and exhibits in Philadelphia are often taken for granted by Penn students.
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