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Remembering ‘The Cool Ghoul’
John Zacherle C’40, who died in October at age 98, was a famous TV horror host in the 1950s and '60s.
21 Dec 2016
Now Playing: Quirk Books
David Borgenicht C’90's independent publishing house, Quirk Books, keeps sparking pop culture crazes—and now, movies.
02 Nov 2016
This Is Pitch
Dan Fogelman C'97 created two TV series that both debuted the same week in late September: 'This Is Us' (NBC) and 'Pitch' (Fox).
05 Oct 2016
Fashion for Good
Breanna Moore C'15 is bringing Ghanaian fabrics to the US with her new fashion line, LaBré.
26 Aug 2016
Cooking in the Archives
Two English PhD alumnae are updating old recipes for modern kitchens. Here are some of their most successful creations so far—and the dish they won't make again.
25 Jul 2016
Speaking Through Dance
Jennifer Weber C’00, founder of Strictly Funk, discusses her post-Penn career and the niche she's found in theatrical hip-hop.
02 Jun 2016
Off the Beat: To ICCAs and Back
This student a cappella group has had a packed spring semester, from regional competitions to filming for a reality show.
10 Apr 2016
Alumna Selected as Yale Younger Poet
Airea D. Matthews C’94 will have the next book (Volume 111) in the prestigious Yale Series of Younger Poets.
18 Mar 2016
Make It Mini
Adjunct anthropology professor Louise Krasniewicz is a prize-winning miniature-maker—and she's researching our attraction to tiny worlds at the same time.
09 Feb 2016
In coastal Maine, the Tepler family—including dad Sheldon L'81, mom Denise C'78 G'81, and daughter Maya C'11—have opened their home to two Burundian asylum-seekers. Now Maya is making a documentary about the experience, titled 'From Away.'
14 Jan 2016
Through a West Philly-based, non-profit print shop and zine library called The Soapbox, several alums are putting paper first.
23 Dec 2015
Life Behind the ‘Wicked’ Stage
Jonah Platt C'08, now starring in 'Wicked,' pulls back the Broadway curtain.
14 Dec 2015
Peeling Back the Vines
An exhibit at the Penn Library is painting a fuller picture of 'Madeline' author Ludwig Bemelmans.
02 Nov 2015
Arts and Culture: Homecoming Edition
Previewing some of the arts and culture events coming up this year.
12 Oct 2015
“Naked Knotted Neurons”: Penn Theatre Arts at the Edinburgh Fringe
A group of theatre arts students and their professor brought two shows to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last month.
23 Sep 2015
From Bloomers to HBO Fellow
Yolanda Carney C'12 is one of nine writers in the inaugural HBOAccess Writers Fellowship Program.
31 Aug 2015
Jazzing Up the Music Scene
Saxophonist Matthew Clayton directs the Penn Jazz Combos—and his vision for the program is far from improvised.
28 Jul 2015
Book Publishing in the Digital Age
Here's how Maris Kreizman C'00 is blazing a new path for herself in the book world—as head of publishing projects at Kickstarter, and as the author of a Tumblr-born book of her own.
29 Jun 2015
Alan Sepinwall’s Farewell to ‘Mad Men’
The C'96 alumnus and well-known TV reviewer unpacks that final episode.
18 May 2015
Pitch Perfect and Penn
What movie do Penn Masala, John Legend, and Elizabeth Banks all have in common?
15 Apr 2015
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