Social Awareness is Biggest Winner of 2015 Oscars March 2, 2015

Generally, post-Oscars recapping means declaring the Best Dressed attendees and ruminating any obvious award snubs. But following the 2015 Oscars, feedback included everything from racial inequality to wage inequality and even immigration. The evening was full of “awareness” moments – some effective, others off-color –  so much that anyone who watched the broadcast would be […]



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Winter Playlist: Wind Down December 19, 2014

During the holiday season, the barrage of caroling and “Jingle Bells” can be wonderful- yet it’s not the only way to match your music to the season. Winter break is about recoiling from finals and remembering what stress-free downtime is like. Here’s a playlist of mood-fitting tracks, crossing genres from folk-pop to indie-rock, to accompany […]



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Travel, Philly Restaurants, & Fashion with Namrata Jaykrishna, C’17 December 9, 2014

Tell us a little about yourself. I’m Namrata Jaykrishna, I’m from India. I’m a sophomore at Penn and I’m studying Psychology with a minor in Consumer Psychology. I’m interested in fashion, public relations, marketing, art, adventure sports, traveling, and soccer. Do you play soccer at Penn? No, I stopped playing in high school but I […]



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Live Music For a Distracted Crowd December 2, 2014

Here’s the scenario: you listen to an album on loop for a week leading up to this concert, which you had to hunt for tickets for and pay a significant amount of money on. You’re at the show, the performer comes onstage, and your view is completely blocked by some guy’s huge iPhone 6 recording […]



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Album Review: Wildcat Strike’s “Digital Age” November 18, 2014

It seems like with each passing day another rock band has began fusing electronic sounds into their music, but Salt Lake City-based indie-rock band Wildcat Strike is definitely not jumping on that bandwagon. At face value, the relationship between the music and the title of their sophomore album, Digital Age, is paradoxical; “Somebody had to […]



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Album Review: T-Swift’s ’1989′ November 6, 2014

Taylor Swift’s latest album, 1989, has been a source of widespread speculation since news of its release emerged over the summer. The question on the minds of fans and critics alike was how the once-country singer would handle the transition to pop unofficially announced by the release of the album’s first single, “Shake It Off.” […]



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Follow Friday October 31, 2014

Weekly updates from the online culture sphere. Mixing Art Forms: Beyond the supposed music collaboration, Pharrell Williams and Cara Delevingne are now in the spotlight for co-starring a film by Karl Lagerfeld, which will be released at the Chanel pre-fall Paris-Salzburg collection on December 2. A Swift Move: Your favorite country-pop singer/songwriter- wait, scratch the country part?- is […]



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Album of the Week: ‘Burnt Offering’ by The Budos Band October 28, 2014

I’ve long felt that fall requires a shift in musical selections. More recently, though, I’ve had a hard time finding a fitting album for the recent times. That’s why I was pleased to heard that the Budos Band, an instrumentals group out of Staten Islands, had plans for a new release. Their past two albums, which […]



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Joyce Hu, C’17 on Music Festivals, Thrifting and Eyeliner October 22, 2014

When I was thinking of the next person to interview, immediately Joyce Hu popped in my mind. She’s hilarious and fearlessly real from her gorgeous ensembles to fun makeup looks. This music and art lover was nice enough to take the time to answer some of my questions. Enjoy! Tell us a little about yourself. […]



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Music to Get You Through the Day October 22, 2014

From slow, steady, and calm, to all the way turnt, this playlist is guaranteed to get you through any day. Summer Ames – As We Move Along This Dallas born songstress has only officially released one EP, but her heart sings a thousands more songs. Quirky and endearing, her music has the capability to remind […]



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