Movie studios of the 1950s began to feel the burden of decreased box office sales during the early days of television. They fought back with every fancy type of technology that they had at the time, from stereoscopics to cinemascope. Shows like “Kiss Me Kate” were exactly what audiences had come to expect by the […]
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When we think about cruelty to animals, people see animals as they are: dogs, cats, mice, pigs, fish or cows. It takes a little more effort, though, to see an antiquated but still practiced philosophy that dominates the industrial standard of animal cruelty, which is patriarchy. I think it’s important to begin a discussion on […]
What is bolder and takes less effort to make than a statement necklace? This essential piece can dress up any simple outfit and add the perfect amount of personalization. With just a few statement necklaces, you can bring new life into your closet without breaking a sweat, or more importantly, breaking the bank. Taking this […]
Stepping onto Philadelphia’s Festival Pier Oct. 3, was like stepping back into the vibrant decade of the 1960s. The impassioned music, intense visual effects and incredible dynamism of each band came together to form a time machine that influenced all the senses and brought the whole audience back to the time of psychedelia. The audience […]
Summer is quickly changing to fall, which means it is time to change up your shoe selections. Christian Louboutin once said, “Shoes transform your body, language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally.” Keeping his words in mind, it is time to kiss the flip-flops and strappy sandals goodbye until next summer. This fall, […]
Thanks to Spotify, fans of the Detroit rapper Danny Brown, who is signed to Fool’s Gold Records, can now stream his much-anticipated full-length studio album “Old.” Listeners can kick it to the likes of Freddie Gibbs, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, A$AP Rocky, Charli XCX and Purity Ring, who all teamed up with Brown to create a […]
As incoming freshmen attend orientation and count down the days until they get to leave home for college, student organizations gear up to recruit them. It’s an exciting time for everyone — new students have the chance to reinvent themselves and try something new, while clubs and organizations have the chance to find enthusiastic new […]
Vermont is perhaps best known for its charming small towns, exquisite maple syrup and roving throngs of bearded hippies. But Vermont is also home to several outstanding microbreweries, one of which is Otter Creek Brewing Co. in Middlebury. Otter Creek started as a small microbrewery in 1991, long before the craft beer craze really took […]
“All we need is a little bit of momentum. Break down these walls that we’ve built around ourselves.” The Hush Sound, a Chicago-based indie band, breaks walls by delivering music and lyrics that liberate vulnerable feelings. Greta Morgan and Bob Morris, the originators of the band, have the scarce talent and ability to captivate their […]
Italian National Day Festival Filitalia International & Foundation will host an Italian National Day celebration and festival on East Passyunk Avenue between Mifflin and Moore streets in South Philadelphia. There will be live music, Italian food vendors including Mamma Maria, specialty cocktails, Italian draft and bottled beer specials, and a spaghetti eating contest. This event […]
The Huffington Post President and Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington spoke about the positives and negatives of the ever-changing participation-driven Internet April 30 as part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ third annual Distinguished Lecture Series. The lecture, titled “The Brave New World of the ‘New Media’: How Social Media Has Revolutionized the Communications Landscape,” was […]
Deborah Riley Draper, film writer and producer of the fashion documentary “Versailles ‘73: American Runway Revolution,” presented at the URBN Annex April 18 about a major change in the fashion industry that happened overnight. Pat Cleveland, a supermodel and runway legend who walked in the runway show in 1973, joined Draper in a question-and-answer session […]
A business founded by a Drexel alumnus hopes to improve the quality of life in Guatemala. With profits from the production, manufacture and sales of sandals, Ix Style Inc. aims to provide clean drinking water to many impoverished children. Drexel alumnus John Kennedy and his sister Francesca were concerned by the poverty they witnessed while […]
The Drexel University softball team entered a busy stretch of five games in six days with momentum, winners of three consecutive games. All five games took place on the road, with four of them played in Buies Creek, N.C., March 8-9 at the Hampton Inn Camel Stampede Tournament and a final game March 13 against […]
Dear Granny and Eloise, I have two incompetent group members, and I’m going to be stuck with them for the rest of the term. Help! Sincerely, Three Heads Aren’t Better Than One Dear Three Heads Aren’t Better Than One, Incompetent group members, eh? I’ve had plenty of experience with that — in middle school, high […]
When most people hear the word “opera,” they think “opera house.” Yet that mistake shouldn’t be made in Philadelphia, home of the Academy of Vocal Arts, the only tuition-free vocal school in the United States that regularly provides its students with opportunities to perform before a wider public. This inconspicuous little building located just off […]
Under the creation of the new Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science and Drexel’s recent partnership with the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, undergraduate students interested in environmental science are now being offered a new and exciting experience. A new course, Environmental Science 102: Natural History Collections and Research, allows students in […]
Drexel’s College of Engineering awarded its 2013 Engineering Leader of the Year honors to alumna Linda M. Abriola, the dean of the School of Engineering at Tufts University, Dec. 19. Abriola is the first female engineer to receive the award and is being honored for her leadership in the field of environmental engineering as well […]
It’s gift-giving season, one of the most strenuous times of the year — and I’m not just talking about wallet strain. Every year it’s the same stressful decision-making process of what to buy for each person on our list. Every list contains the person who has everything or the person who is so fussy that […]
Looking for a chic new way to style your hair for the holidays? Or maybe just a way to style your hair between shampoos without looking like a slob? We visited Crimson Hair Studio in Rittenhouse Square, where hair stylist Francesca Brittingham showed us how to create two perfectly polished top buns for an of-the-moment […]
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