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Jennifer Egan C’85 Returns to Penn as Artist-in-Residence
As part of that title, Egan will teach a course on some of her favorite novels and appear at several events throughout the academic year.
06 Sep 2018
National Book Award Finalist Is Also A Penn Writer-in-Residence
Carmen Maria Machado has published her first short story collection—and it's been winning awards ever since.
20 Jul 2018
Thirty Years of Screen Credits
From Wes Anderson movies to "Old Jews Telling Jokes"—and now his first feature film as a writer and director—Sam Hoffman C'88 reflects on the 30 years he's spent working in movies and TV.
01 Jul 2018
No Longer ‘Adrift’ in Hollywood
David Branson Smith C’06 on finding his footing in Hollywood—and rewriting the script for 'Adrift,' which came out June 1.
04 Jun 2018
On Friday, William Parberry Gr'80 takes his final bow as conductor of three Penn choral groups. He spoke with the Gazette about his 45-year career at the University.
18 Apr 2018
Can the Arts Save a City?
Santo D. Marabella GrS’91 is making a TV pilot right now—but that’s just one of the ways he’s using the arts to revitalize Reading, Pennsylvania.
15 Mar 2018
The Art of Looking
Can examining art help students become better doctors?
24 Jan 2018
The Worlds Between
An exhibit at Van Pelt Library proves how long humans have been interested in unseen forces and the many ways they’ve tried to harness them.
07 Dec 2017
Theatre By Design
Sara Outing C'13 has already built a successful career in theatre set design—and she has the 2017 Barrymore Award nomination to prove it.
07 Nov 2017
When she needs more art supplies, Linda Stillman CW'70 plants flowers.
23 Oct 2017
Ramita Ravi C'17 took a spin on the current season of "So You Think You Can Dance."
11 Aug 2017
A Passion for Paper
Rachel Eisenberg Braun C'80 G'80, who holds the world record for largest graph paper collection, spoke with the Gazette about finding beauty among the lines.
19 Jul 2017
PennDesign Takes Up Residence
As artists-in-residence at Manitoga, PennDesign students have transported their large project 150 miles north, where it's on view through November.
14 Jun 2017
Philly by Drone
Christopher Kao, a rising senior at Penn, has launched a business around his drone photography.
26 May 2017
Danke Schoen, Wayne
Meet the Penn alumna who opened for Wayne Newton this month in Beverly Hills—and see footage from her performance.
19 Apr 2017
A ‘Philadelphia School’ of Architecture?
Jason Tang C’17 and Swarthmore student Izzy Kornblatt make the case in an on-campus exhibition.
14 Apr 2017
Oscars with a Side of Pizza
Cinema studies faculty came together Wednesday afternoon to talk about this year's Oscar race.
24 Feb 2017
Annenberg Center’s New Leader
We talked with Christopher Gruits, who's now four months into his new post at the Annenberg Center.
06 Feb 2017
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
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