Articles by Ben Eastman
Sep. 15, 2017
A Kentucky boy’s guide to Philly: parks, venues, more
I came to Drexel University in the fall of 2015 all the way from Kentucky. For my first year, I clung to the campus, only straying for the occasional concert or a bite to eat. But there is so much more to Philadelphia than the few blocks that encompass Drexel’s campus.
Aug. 25, 2017
Playboi Carti milly rocks the night away at TLA
Week 9 is already here and that means the term is coming to a close. Finals and major projects are hitting everybody hard, and people need a break. But you know what never ends?
Jul. 28, 2017
Tim and Eric bring their eccentric comedy to Philly
Comedy duo and fellow Philadelphians Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim brought their “10 Year Anniversary Awesome Tour!” to the Merriam Theater July 20. They were traveling to promote the 10-year anniversary of their cult-classic TV show “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!” The packed audience was treated to a night of hilarity and surprises.
Jul. 28, 2017
LCD Soundsystem, Weezer, Odesza jam out at Forecastle
We’re midway through the summer, which means we’re midway through music festival season.
Jul. 14, 2017
‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ succeeds with flying colors
When is it time to stop reinventing a series? One would think that three separate movie adaptions in less than 15 years would be overkill. Yet the Spider-Man franchise released the third movie adaption of the classic character this week, marking it the seventh major motion picture in 15 years to prominently feature the character.
Jul. 14, 2017
‘Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!’ celebrates 10 years with tour
Adult Swim’s sketch series “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!” is hitting the stage in honor of the 10-year anniversary of the show’s debut.
Jun. 9, 2017
June 6, 2015 was the most important day of my life.
May. 12, 2017
‘Guardians’ sequel marks another success for Marvel
The Marvel franchise, while beloved, has become a bit bloated. Each new installment adds a new superhero, along with multiple secondary members, who are then stacked alongside the already enormous list of characters in the Marvel Universe.
Apr. 21, 2017
Kung Fu Kenny unleashes hell on new album, ‘Damn’
“So I was taking a walk the other day …”
Apr. 7, 2017
Alina Baraz treats Coda to ‘electric’ performance
On March 18, Alina Baraz brought her “Let’s Get Lost” tour to the Coda. The nightclub and concert venue began to fill up around 8 p.m., when the opener IAmNobodi took the stage. The German-raised disc jockey ran through classic hits from the early 1990s and 2000s, including Justin Timberlake’s “Senorita” and Bell Biv DeVoe’s “Poison,” as well as his own mixes.