East/West exhibit cautions against false notions of superiority

Living in the List Gallery this month are large-scale photographs that explore the meeting of architecture and landscape, growth and decay, industrialism and nature, and the visceral and the unreal. In his East/West exhibit, photographer Andrew Moore, the 2014 Donald J. Gordon

Orchestra 2001 pays tribute to MLK through art and music

Classes may have been in session on January 20, but celebrations for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day were in full swing at the Lang Concert Hall last Sunday. The two-hour concert featured Orchestra 2001 performing an array of pieces inspired by and

Conspiracy walls: dense information in a loose medium

The common reaction to conspiracy theories is playful, where, similar to showing friends YouTube videos, someone always has one they want to share next. Merriam-Webster defines a conspiracy theory as “a theory that explains an event or situation as the result of

Philly artist talks ceramics and seduction

Bill Daley is a distinguished ceramicist and beloved teacher who has been creating vessels for years. His works are often large and richly textured, imbued with symbolic meaning and allusions to the functions such vessels have served over the course of time.

Motley Shakespearean crew graces Tarble for Night of Scenes

Last weekend, a motley crew of Shakespearean actors gathered together as part of the Yellow Stockings Players’ annual Night of Scenes. A familiar space for most of us, Upper Tarble was transformed into the backdrop for diverse scenes from Henry V, Richard

An Innate Compulsion to Create

For my last Phoenix column this semester, I decided to highlight another talented Swattie whose work I’ve seen splashed across my Facebook feed for over a year.  Molly Lichten ‘15 is a top-notch photographer, majoring in neuroscience, whose images are heart-stoppingly ethereal

Breaking free from club hits, ballads are here to stay

It could be from tougher college admissions, steeper gas prices, or more depressing news stories. It could be from a rise in Twitter break-ups or maybe just longer nights. But no matter the cause, we are listening to more emotional music than

“Catching Fire” sets up a thrilling franchise finale

“Catching Fire” accomplishes a remarkable feat: it is a genuinely engaging second installment in a trilogy rather than a slogging sophomore entry of filler content and introductions.  An indisputable improvement on the “The Hunger Games”, which was bogged down by exposition and