34th Street Magazine is part of a student-run nonprofit.

Please support us by disabling your ad blocker on our site.

Paul Richards


Inside Giovanni's Room

Throughout the 1980s, Giovanni’s Room had trouble with bricks. As the gay rights movement swelled and AIDS steadily ravaged the community, every now and then a single brick would come crashing through the bookstore’s front window.

Word On The Street

ChatRoulette is completely insane. When you press play and your web cam turns on, you enter a land of utter and complete crackpot madness.

¡ Ay Caramba!

When you walk into Old-City-favorite Cuba Libre, you are immediately struck by the atmosphere.

Look Down Locust

2000 In 2000, Quakers breathed a sigh of relief when Y2K turned out to be Not2Bigadeal.

Because Who Doesn’t Want a Corsage?

When I think of Homecoming, I don’t necessarily think of football games or seeing old friends. I don’t think about tailgating or special alumni receptions or anything related to Penn, really. I think of high school dances. You know what I’m talking about.

Not Your Fifth Grade Fundraiser

When I was in elementary school, one of my favorite parts of the year was pre-Christmas fundraiser season.

Everything I Wanted To Know About Internships I Learned In Sex Ed

When I was in middle school, folks from the local Christian college came into my English class to convince us not to have sex until we were married.

Illicit Lit

The best part of 10 Things I Hate About You is, hands down, Ms. Perky, the headmistress slash aspiring erotica novelist.

Sign us Up

We all have that friend who thinks he’s the only person in the world who can truly appreciate subtitles.

Guilty Pleasures: Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)

"Fuckin' beauty queens blowing chunks everywhere." Intrigued? You betcha. Drop Dead Gorgeous explores the dark underworld of beauty pageants.
More articles by Paul Richards


Most Read