How To: Prepare For Spring Fling April 14, 2016

As you all well know, Fling is this weekend. If you didn’t know, well, at this point I don’t really know what to tell you. For those new to Fling, (looking at you, freshmen), it is more than just another weekend on campus. Fling is so spring-tastic that it is celebrated throughout the week, and […]



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‘Dirty Dancing’ Musical is a Sizzling Stage Adaptation April 16, 2015

  Several cult classic movies of the late ’80s and early ’90s have seen a reincarnation through musical theater adaptations in recent years, some meeting better critical reception than others. While the musical adaptation of  Ghost (1990) starring the late Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore received a critical head-scratching due in part to the fact […]



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Album Review: “Policy” by Will Butler April 1, 2015

Will Butler, the multi-instrumentalist member of Arcade Fire and brother of frontman Win, released his first foray into solo work on March 10th, an EP entitled Policy. Arcade Fire fans may find a similar energy and thematic focus in this album as in his work with the band.  After listening to Policy, it is clear that Butler […]



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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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