Philly Mag hosts ThinkFest 2014

Although M. Night Shyamalan was billed as the event’s headliner, Drexel President John A. Fry’s Nov. 14 speech at Philadelphia Magazine’s third annual ThinkFest was the more immediate one, framing a future for West Philadelphia supported by the tenets of innovation, expansion and collaboration. “This is a place to go… Continued

British band alt-J wows Tower fans

“This is my first concert where I have nothing on me, no drugs — nothing,” the mangy sloth waiting behind me in the cold outside Upper Darby’s Tower Theater says to his girlfriend, sounding almost surprised. Like he’s forgotten them at home. I almost feel like turning around and reminding… Continued

Earle Mack to offer 2-year option

The Earle Mack School of Law announced a new accelerated Juris Doctor program called Fast Forward April 1. The program will begin in May 2014, offering around 30 graduate students the opportunity to complete their degree in just two years at no additional cost from the existing three-year option. With… Continued

Homecoming show packs the Armory

Much about Drexel’s Homecoming Dance Party 2013, held Jan. 26 in the Armory, was out of the ordinary — most notably Drexel Traditions’ decision to bill its widest-known performer, Waka Flocka Flame, as the first headlining act of the night. The rapper’s performance began at roughly 8:30 p.m., when about… Continued

The xx dazzles Philly with rescheduled show

I’m a firm believer that every music lover should develop a bucket list of shows they absolutely must see before they disappear into the ether. Live music has a way of elevating and refreshing an artist’s source material, uniting people through intimate emotions expressed in song. It’s pretty freaking magical.… Continued