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Sam Kesler


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"Life in Shorts": Director Gavin O'Connor on 'The Way Back'

Speaking with this Penn alum on his new film starring Ben Affleck.

Blue Heaven Is A Comedy Festival Unlike Any Other

This Fringearts Festival featured experimental and transgressive comedians from all backgrounds.

'Joe Pera Talks With You' Is the Gentle Comedy You Never Knew You Needed

Sometimes a show doesn't need to be going anywhere fast.

'Shrill' Season 2 Finds More Room for Discovery

Hulu's narrative comedy breaks out of season one's narrow focus.

The Six Best Singles Out This Week

Paramore's Hayley Williams releases her first solo track, and Mitski breaks her radio silence.

Frances Quinlan Comes Full Circle in Her Solo Debut

The Hop Along frontwoman strikes out on her own on 'Likewise,' but not for the first time.

A Conversation with Corey Flood, Penn's Favorite Basement Rockers

How the Philly trio went from a Ween cover band to playing Union Transfer.

Lula Wiles is Redesigning the Protest Song

The trio challenges the conventions of folk music, Native rights, and modern relationships.

Angel Olsen Brings 'All Mirrors' to the Franklin Music Hall

The album was full of grandeur, but that feeling was severely lacking at her Halloween show.

Jay Som is a Well–Oiled Machine at The Foundry

Hot off the release of 'Anak Ko,' the group hasn't lost their original charm.

Mannequin Pussy Aren't What You Expect

A conversation with Philadelphia's favorite iconoclasts.

Kacey Musgraves' Rainbow was Blinding at The Met Philly

The country–pop star reminds us what "yeehaw" really means.

(Sandy) Alex G is His Most Vulnerable on 'House of Sugar'

The weirdo of Philly indie rewrites fairy tales and local lore.

Mitski is at Her Peak Performing at Central Park

Closing out the 'Be The Cowboy' tour, the singer–songwriter takes an indefinite break from performing.

Black Belt Eagle Scout Makes Queer, Indigenous Rock For Everyone

On 'At the Party With My Brown Friends,' Katherine Paul guides the listener through her experience.

Artist of the Week: SASAMI

Sasami uses restrictions to thrive on her debut self–titled album. 

Penn 10: Eden Harris

The social chair of Penn First and Netter Center volunteer is a role model for other students and herself. 

Artist of the Week: Hatchie

Harriette Pilbeam makes nostalgic indie pop for the modern era.

It's Time to Retire the Phrase 'Anything But Country'

You don't hate country; you're just not listening hard enough.

Artist of the Week: Natalie Prass

On 'The Future and the Past,' Prass stares down her demons.
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