Ravens fans, 49ers fans and the sports–impaired alike: the Super Bowl is over and you can stop hating one another (or pretending to give a shit) and reunite over a common love: everybody’s favorite Thursday publication. That’s 34th Street, y’all, and get excited because this week’s issue is an [insert sports metaphor of your choice].
This week’s feature examines the role of politics in the classroom and what it’s like to be a college republican in a liberal arts world. Music gives you something to talk about besides Beyonce’s half–time performance with a double–profile of artists Xaphoon Jones and BADBADNOTGOOD. We promise that it’s goodgoodnotbad. Highbrow gives you badasses out there a taste of what it’s like to steal from frat parties, while Lowbrow pleases your parents by giving you helpful hints on tackling (haha, sports…get it?) OCR.
And just in case you’re wondering who Amy G’s doppleganger is, check out Film this week. Bonus: two faculty members share a striking resemblance to the Muppets. Arts showcases the Counterparts’ Joey Wallerstein, and Bhargavi Ammu might be our cutest Ego ever. If all of our awesome features have you salivating from excitement, stop by Four Worlds Bakery, featured this week in Food and Drink, for some topnotch treats.
‘Tis the season for merriment and joy, with Christmas in just a little over a month! But, in case you forgot, the world is actually supposed to end four days before that! Luckily, some new signs all along Locust are reminding us that ‘tis the season to be jolly because Tis Not the End.
As it turns out, the cryptic TisNotTheEnd.com is the brainchild of the Penn Museum, which is cleverly advertising its new Maya 2012 exhibit (ohhhh). The museum is getting on Penn’s level with oh-so-accessible signage, such as the one pictured. There’s also what we presume to be a 34th Street shoutout (one week left to submit those!), with one sign noting that if reading Highbrow is the most highbrow thing you’ve done all semester, “Tis not the end of the world.” The exhibit is FREE for Penn students and runs through the end of the calendar year (which will happen).
Guten tag! It’s Thursday, which means the official start of Octo–13–er fest! And Street’s out.
Chuggachugga. Choo Choo. It’s the Reading Railroad. It’s a jungle up (and down) there. Catch it in all it’s un–gentrified glory while you still can! And read about it in this week’s feature.
Ego talks to a gentle giant who can spot that fake ID from a mile away. Music talks to Mayer Hawthorne (and he’s super excited to be here, guys!) and film talks to Paul Blart himself, Kevin James.
Highbrow’s got some Penn-centric “Missed Connections“. Food puts HarBar on the chopping block. Arts has the rundown on Design Philly. Lowbrow does nothing. Their parents do something though.
Writer’s meeting tonight! Papa Bear, we’re looking at you. 6:30. 4015 Walnut.
Wake up! It’s Thursday! You only have one day left to clear your room of roaches and squatters before mom and dad are a–knocking! Luckily, Street’s in your Daily Pennsylvanian.
Food’s got your obligatory Family Weekend dinner reservation covered. Why not try Vetri, the swanky downtown eatery and subject of this week’s feature? Ego helps you field those questions about roaches and squatters. Arts takes the whole fam on a lovely First Friday excursion.
Highbrow’s got your gossip (with a special dose of birth control!), Film reviews “Liberal Arts” (not like your college experience), Music spends some time at Pilam (where else?) And Lowbrow gives the finger to everyone, especially you, GROWN UPS!
Writer’s meeting tonight! 6:30 pm. 4015 Walnut. The newest member of Street (BESIDES YOU!) will make her debut…
You must present valid identification before proceeding with this post. JK! This is no voter booth. Read more about the voter ID law, and Penn students’ reactions to it in this week’s Street.
We’re also interviewing such luminosities as Penn alumn Elizabeth Banks, ICA director Amy Sadao, and Ego of the Week Tanvir Gopal. And in case you’re keeping tabs, Lowbrow has a handy guide to social climbing.
Music looks into DIY venues. Food explores the luxuuuuurious world of truffles. Highbrow’s got your weekly fill of gossip (key words for this week: ghost. Glory hole. Cardiac arrest.)
Happy reading! And don’t forget to come to the writer’s meeting tonight at 6:30 at 4015 Walnut. We won’t card you at the door.
Last Call! Today's the very last day to submit all your Shoutouts! Get 'em in by midnight and then wait with bated breath for the last 34th Street issue of the semester, coming atcha this Thursday!
We know you’re feeling :( because there’s no Street this week, but cheer up, kid. We’ve got something arguably better than Shoutouts after break- yup, Spring Break Texts From Last Night! Now you can let the world know how jealous you are everyone on your hall is going to Puerto Vallarta or that idiot in your writing seminar is going to Europe while you’re stuck at home. The best ones will go in print in our March 15th publication. Snazzy, eh?
Submit your Spring Break texts to us before midnight on March 12th. Sound good? Good. And have a wonderful break or whatever.
Still alive? Congrats! Looks like you’ve survived snowpocalypse 2k12. Pat yourself on the back with this week’s Street.
Street‘s all about the romance this week. Film’s got some helpful suggestions of where to take your slam piece after a movie. Food & Drink plays (and wins) matchmaker. And Arts keeps it classy as always, with an adorable DIY bookmark perfect for your paperback erotica.
But if you’re more the type who wants to punch those heart-shaped balloons every time you walk by CVS, Feature has an escape route to West Philly.
Ego’s got the girls behind the vagina costumes. Music has some advice for all you sucka frat DJs. Lowbrow’s got the 411 on how to get out of hazing (shoutout to the UA! holla!) And, as always, Highbrow brings you the gossip, where the special musical guest this week is Kweder.
Writer’s meeting tonight! We want you. 4015 Walnut. 6:30.
Weekly Album Releases -
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and rock out to our Playlist of the Week
So who is that mysterious silhouetted figure on the cover? We’ll never tell, but we will present you with a thoughtfully-researched piece of long-form journalism that asks some serious questions about last semester’s Occupy rager. Check it out.
In other news, Highbrow lets you in on a few pledging secrets this week. A concise preview: chain-smoking, Jewish junk and a sorority’s new style that’s reminiscent of Mugatu’sDerelicte collection.
For those of you who are looking to get into Center City, Arts has a delightful afternoon in store for you, and Music gently guides you into the world of Philly record stores (and even gives you a primer on vinyl). For those of you who tend to stay inside and watch movies, check out Film’s debate over the future of 3D movies.
And don’t forget Lowbrow’s exposé on the scandalous pasts of Penn’s most well-known faces. We now understand why Eric Furda can get so catty sometimes.