Drexel Snapshot: MAD Dragon Students Help Artist Behind ‘Mad Men’ Theme Song Release Vinyl Album For Record Store Day
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Drexel Snapshot: MAD Dragon Students Help Artist Behind ‘Mad Men’ Theme Song Release Vinyl Album For Record Store Day

This clear-gold vinyl record is one of just 1,000 special-edition copies of the Icebird album “The Abandoned Lullaby” that will hit the shelves in honor of Record Store Day on April 18. Students from MAD Dragon Records are working with Philadelphia-based recording artist RJD2, whose song “A Beautiful Mine” is known widely as the theme … Continue reading

From Don’s Suits to Megan’s Boots: Mad Men Fashion Undressed
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From Don’s Suits to Megan’s Boots: Mad Men Fashion Undressed

From Don’s perfectly tailored suits to Peggy’s buttoned-up business attire and Megan’s beehives and go-go boots, Mad Men’s award-winning costumes are as compelling as the characters that wear them. As the second half of the seventh and final season premiered last night, we checked in with fashion historian Clare Sauro about the historical accuracy of … Continue reading

Hidden Cézanne Sketches Found at the Barnes Foundation
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Hidden Cézanne Sketches Found at the Barnes Foundation

It was a discovery that stunned the art world. Last week, the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia announced that two unfinished sketches by French artist Paul Cézanne were found, hidden, on the backs of two watercolor paintings by the artist. Discovered during a conservation treatment of the paintings, the sketches were concealed behind a brown paper … Continue reading

Movies and Mental Health: Did This Year’s Oscar-Winning Films Portray Brain Disorders Accurately?
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Movies and Mental Health: Did This Year’s Oscar-Winning Films Portray Brain Disorders Accurately?

Actress Julianne Moore won an Oscar for her starring role in the drama “Still Alice” at the 87th Academy Awards last night, but did the movie accurately depict early-onset dementia? Actor Eddie Redmayne also received one of the coveted gold statues, but was his portrayal of Stephen Hawking’s neurological disorder scientifically defensible in the biopic … Continue reading

Drexel Snapshot: Dresses From…Diapers?
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Drexel Snapshot: Dresses From…Diapers?

Fashion design students from Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design received a unique challenge from SCA, a global hygiene and forest products company with headquarters here in Philadelphia: to create beautiful garments using – exclusively – SCA’s TENA incontinence care products and materials. On Wed, Feb. 4, the four garments were unveiled at Drexel’s … Continue reading

Drexel Snapshot: Fashion Prof’s Gorgeous Gown Sculptures on Display for the Holidays
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Drexel Snapshot: Fashion Prof’s Gorgeous Gown Sculptures on Display for the Holidays

Nothing makes a statement quite like a dazzling holiday gown. Miniature, to-scale sculptures of such gorgeous, festive dresses, created by Renée Weis Chase, a professor of fashion design in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, are currently on display at the Joan Shepp boutique in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square for the holiday season. … Continue reading