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Sophie Burkholder


'arms ache avid aeon' Brings ACT UP–Era Activism to the ICA

Four core members of the art collective fierce pussy showcase work old and new.

'I Do Not Know What I Am Like': Bill Viola at the Barnes

The latest special exhibition at the Barnes is a video–centric spiritual wonder in contemporary art.

69th Street: Should You Stay Friends with Your Ex?

Is the idea of remaining close to a former partner mature or masochistic?

Finding Faith on My Own Terms

How my definition of spirituality has evolved throughout my life.

Jazz & Grooves to Bring Choker, Orion Sun, and Bathe for Last Show of the School Year

SPEC's past headliners have included Omar Apollo and Tierra Whack.

My True Love's Name is Earl Grey

How I fell for a steamy cup of citrusy leaf water

All–Female Supergroup boygenius's Debut is Unsurprisingly Genius

The new EP from this all–female supergroup sheds light on what it means to be a woman of indie rock today.

Berthe Morisot Arrives at the Barnes Foundation as a “Woman” Impressionist

An otherwise successful retrospective of an important female artist loses power in the exhibition title.

Don’t Miss Big Thief at First Unitarian This Weekend

The folk rock Brooklyn quartet behind “Shark Smile" will make a stop in Philly this weekend.

Roundup: Best Albums You May Have Missed This Past Month

Everyone from Noname to Kurt Vile has dropped a can’t–miss album this month.

Bedroom Pop: The Female–Dominated Genre You Need on Your Playlist

A roundup of some of the best Bedroom Pop artists for the next time you’re lovesick in bed.

Stepping into Harper’s Garden Is Like Stepping into a Fairytale

Candlelit tables and fairy lights illuminate this new romantic date spot.

The Vinyl Comeback

Why some Penn students have started seriously collecting vinyl.

R.I.P. The Village Voice

A eulogy from a hopeful music writer. 

HBO's 'Sharp Objects' and The Music of Murder

How the soundtrack of "Sharp Objects" may have hinted at its killer. 

A Beginner's Guide to the Philadelphia Punk Scene

What you need to know about the underground music beyond the Penn bubble.

Best Rock Concerts in Philly this September

The next month is packed with some of the best artists from the genre today.

Review: 'Eighth Grade' Paints a Refreshing Teen Portrait

Some high–school movies romanticize teenagers' lives, while others only focus on their struggles. But 'Eighth Grade' does neither.

Rex Orange County Visits, and His Fanbase Skews Young

The singer played Union Transfer on August 2nd.

Artist to Watch: Anna Shoemaker

This Philly native and daughter of a Penn alumnus is making genre–blending indie pop in NYC.
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