Last week the Drexel community finally got to see the product of the Drexel Players’ last couple months of work as they close the 2012-13 season with “The Grapes of Wrath.” Preceded by two lighter performances, “The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee” and “To Fool the Eye,” the adaptation of John Steinbeck’s classic is [...]
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“We’re gonna party like it’s 1922, old sport!” is what you might be inclined to say at your next soiree after seeing “The Great Gatsby.” Out May 10, the 3-D extravaganza was directed by Australian director Baz Luhrmann, the man behind “Strictly Ballroom” (1992), “Romeo + Juliet” (1996), “Moulin Rouge!” (2001) and “Australia” (2008). Leave [...]
Open Mic Night never fails to bring in a myriad of talents. From comedians to singers, it is very seldom that you will be bored at one of these Drexel events. Prior to attending, I was in touch with one of the people set to perform that night. Her name was Diana Chittester, a singer, [...]
To begin with a disclosure, the location of Brick American Eatery in the more residential neighborhood of Rittenhouse Square swayed my opinion of the restaurant more favorably than had it been placed in an area surrounded by skyscrapers. Located at 1708 Lombard St., the restaurant is nestled in a picturesque neighborhood of suburban and urban [...]
Play ball! Spring is finally here, and as the weather warms up, so does baseball season — and baseball-themed movies. If you can’t make it to the stadium to enjoy America’s greatest pastime, then perhaps your local movie theater will get the job done with the release of “42” (out April 13), a movie that [...]
The regional second annual East Coast Beard and Mustache Competition, hosted by the Philadelphia Beard and Mustache Club, took place March 30 at the Theater of Living Arts on South Street from 8 p.m.to midnight. There were about 150 competitors along with approximately 800 audience members, all of whom were packed in the TLA in [...]
Wyatt Cenac of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” who announced Nov. 26 that he will leave the show in December, came to Drexel Nov. 17 to headline the 13th annual Drexel comedy show. The show, presented by the Campus Activities Board, showcased Cenac as well as fellow Daily Show writer Travon Free and Drexel [...]
Legendary music producer Ken Scott visited Drexel Oct. 23 to give a talk regarding his career and his new book, “Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust.” He walked out in front of a near-capacity Stein Auditorium in Nesbitt Hall full of music industry students, older, longtime fans and curious onlookers alike. Scott detailed his experiences working with the [...]
Doug Ellin, the creator of the renowned HBO series “Entourage,” visited Drexel Oct. 16 to discuss the show and provide insights as to how he got into the entertainment industry. The Bossone Research Center’s Mitchell Auditorium was filled to capacity with diehard fans and curious spectators who may have never seen a single episode. For [...]
In a city fast becoming recognizable for its array of restaurants with any number of options and substitutions for even the most celiac-prone lactose intolerant vegan, Fare does a spectacular job making adult-aged children like myself sit down and eat their vegetables with a smile and giving patrons a satisfying sense of actually being full [...]
The Drexel Dance Ensemble held its spring concert, titled “Piece of Mind,” the weekend of May 31 through June 2. The performance showcased the work of eight student-choreographers, a Drexel faculty member and a professional guest artist. I was lucky enough to snag an interview with one of these student-choreographers, Drexel junior and Miss Philadelphia [...]
The Roots Picnic, a music festival curated by The Roots, returned to The Penn’s Landing Festival Pier June 2 for its fifth year. The picnic has become known for its eclectic lineups, and this year it ran the gamut from underground hip-hop (Danny Brown, Mr. Mutha—–n’ eXquire, Shabazz Palaces), old-school favorites (De La Soul, Mos [...]
In honor of the Year of the Dragon, The Drexel Collection presents “The Iconography of the Dragon: East and West” exhibit, located in the Rincliffe Gallery on the third floor of the Main Building April 2 through May 11. The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation funded the exhibition. The Drexel Collection is hosting [...]
Over the past few years, severe budget cuts throughout the Philadelphia School District have shortchanged students, offering minimal arts education and nearly no opportunity for students to participate in creative self-expression. Fleisher Art Memorial teamed up with Drexel University’s graphic design program to retaliate against artistic apathy by storming the streets of South Philadelphia in [...]
For those of us interested in fashion, it is crucial to know where our wardrobe pieces are made, what fabric is used and theoverallquality of the brand. We rarely look into the impact that our purchases make on the rest of the community. For those less fortunate, such as the homeless roaming the streets of [...]
The Armory on 33rd Street was the place to be Feb. 18 as top disc jockey and Swedish House Mafia’s music prodigy, DJ Alesso, made his debut in Philadelphia. Drexel University’s Pi Kappa Phi fraternity was responsible for organizing this large-scale event. The doors opened at 8 p.m., and the show continued until 1 a.m. [...]
The 2012 Grammy Awards have come and gone, and no star shined brighter than Adele. For the first time since undergoing throat surgery last year, the star was onstage for an incredible performance of her hit single, “Rolling In The Deep.” Adele went home with six awards, including Album of the Year for “21,” which [...]
Are your evening activities feeling pretty bland? Try adding a little salsa! Every Thursday in the basement of the Intercultural Center, Drexel’s Salsa con Cache dance group teaches students how to getintothe Latin groove with some sizzling salsa moves. They’re a bargain at $5 a session, with beginner instructions from 6 to7p.m. and intermediate level [...]
As many Drexel University students have come to realize through the co-op program, dressing for success is no joke. To be taken seriously it is of the utmost importance to dress appropriately throughout the interview process. Today, with such an unstable employment rate, job seekers must remember that the tiniest detail can make or break [...]
Among the elaborate vocabulary of acollegestudent, one word frequentlyappearsinconversation: broke. There is no questionthatcollegeis expensive. At times it seemslikeablackholeinyour bank account and your wallet. Although frustrating and somewhat sickening to think about, such high expenses of education help students to develop thriftier spending-savvy habits. And so it goes for my excursion to Bistro 7, one [...]
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