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Coldplay takes jock-jams approach on new single

Columnist Kevin Stairiker says Coldplay’s new single is anything but “wussy rock.” Contrary to popular belief, Coldplay is a pretty interesting band. It’s downright astounding that a band so reviled by large groups of people for wildly different reasons–metal heads because of the Joe Satriani scandal, cool kids because of early career Radiohead-aping –continues to ascend without lending an ear to detractors.…

Urinetown

Courtesy Michael Persico (Left) L.J. Norelli speaks with (Right) Taylor Webster in Temple’s production of “Urinetown.” Norelli played Officer Lockstock in the show and Webster played Little Sally. Temple theater’s production of “Urinetown” highlights issues of sustainability.…

Comfort foods satisfy

A trip to Stephen Starr’s Jones induces a nostalgic realization about comfort food. Comfort is defined as something that soothes or consoles us–that brings us reassurance, relief or consolation. Comfort is a state of ease and satisfaction of bodily wants, unconstrained by pain or anxiety.…

City garden pops up

NICHOLAS DEROOSE TTN Drew Becher, president of the Philadelphia Horticultural Society, speaks at the garden’s closing day on Oct. 24. The garden is closing for the winter. Philadelphia Horticultural Society’s garden brought a vibrant green space to Center City.…

Under the radar

“Art after 5” Halloween Dance Party Oct. 28 5 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Students $12, senior citizens $14, adults $16, 12 and under are free Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway The Philadelphia Museum of Art becomes haunted during this one night event.…

Gender constructs influence fashion world

Columnist Mark Longacre says that people of either gender should dress however they want. Today, the line between male and female fashion is constantly blurred. Pieces traditionally worn by men have expanded into women’s fashion, and similarly women’s fashion has permeated the male fashion industry.…

Street sounds

Courtesy Michael Blase Ghost Train Orchestra performs at the Highline Ballroom last Halloween in New York City. The orchestra will play the Halloween dance part at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Friday, Oct.…

Bike parts become art

LUIS RODRIGUEZ TTN Art made from used bicycle parts is displayed at the Magic Gardens. The show began Oct. 12 and concluded with an art auction on Oct. 22. The Neighborhood Bike Works hosted an art show at the Magic Gardens.…