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 BLACKJACK Our recent cover story detailing a sunrise-to-sunrise vigil at SugarHouse Casino,“24-Hour Party People,” contained a brief

mention that one of CP’s reporters — this one, in fact — not only blew through his company-allotted $50 gambling stipend but also lost an additional $20 of his own money. Not mentioned was the game on which he lost it: the Shuffle Master blackjack table, a video console in which up to five players compete against one of four virtual (and buxom) dealers in blackjack. The loss, at the time, was chalked up to simple bad luck. But since then, CP has become aware of a startling fact: Shuffle Master blackjack is not, in fact, blackjack: Indeed, confirms the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, it is “a slot machine.” The difference is downright existential. Though the game appears to offer a chance to exercise free will, that will is largely illusory: In real blackjack, skill makes a big difference; but Shuffle Master, by law, allows only a small element of human skill. Unlike actual blackjack, the exercise of skill, acknowledges state director of gaming lab operations Michael Cruz, probably accounts for about a 1 percent to 2 percent difference in the average payout over time on a Shuffle Master: “With real blackjack, if you can count cards, if you know perfect strategy, >>> continued on adjacent page


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really couldn’t do that with [Shuffle Master].” For all the nuances of standing, hitting or doubling down on a play, the game is mathematically pretty close to yanking on the ol’ one-armed bandit. This means that Shuffle Master blackjack isn’t just slightly different from the real game. Gambling expert Michael “The Wizard” Shackleford recently calculated the casino’s advantage in blackjack — real blackjack, that is — under current Pennsylvania laws, at just 0.4 percent. Slot machines, however, are allowed to hold back as much as 15 percent per bet. Not only is skill worthless, but the odds are much worse. How useful is any of this to the average casino-goer? Oh, about a minimum $20 a play’s worth, we’d say. —Isaiah Thompson

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Record launched a full-out assault on Seventy using cold, hard facts. So it seemed, anyway. In an article titled “Committee of 70 Flunks Nonprofit Smell Test,” reporter Tony West wrote that the political watchdog “fails to meet standards of basic transparency and trustworthiness commonly used by raters of nonprofit organizations.” Citing numbers purportedly from the Pennsylvania Department of State, the article said that Seventy had spent 61 percent of its budget on programming, 15 percent on administrative costs and 12 percent on fundraising in 2008. This is troubling (and not just because those numbers don’t add up to 100), but because, West noted, “the Better Business Bureau’s Standards for Charitable Accountability state a nonprofit should spend at least 65 percent of its total expenses on program activities.” The numbers weren’t wildly far from the BBB’s standards anyway, but maybe he had a point: Watchdogs should be model nonprofit citizens. But when CP placed a call to the Department of State, the Record turned out to be wrong. According to state data, in 2008, Seventy spent 69 percent of its expenses on programming, 17 percent on administrative costs and 14 percent on fundraising. In other words, it passed the Better Business Bureau test. In 2009, in fact, the watchdog passed with flying colors: 78 percent of its expenses went to programming, 9 percent to administrative costs and 13 percent were for fundraising. Why the discrepancy? “I was just reading off the state website,” says West. “I have no idea how they come up with those numbers. Maybe they got it wrong.” “There are only so many hours I can put into the story,” he adds.

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[ + 3 ] According to City Controller Alan Butkovitz, fewer Philadelphians are having their houses foreclosed on than other cities in the country. Philadelphia, home of the white-knuckled squatter.

[ + 1 ] Old City residents protest plans to build

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[ + 4 ] A proposed tax would target businesses

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the same. The Scouts had been served their evictions. The Scouts had until mid-2008 to accept gays or get out. But three days before that deadline, they chose another option: They sued the city instead.

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next is wellknown: The city lost, and lost bad, opening itself up to potentially having to pay $1 million of the Scouts’ legal fees. But all but unknown to the public were the details of the case and the surprising drama that unfolded behind the thick courtroom doors. The city, one could argue, had arrived in court less with sword in hand than with prod in butt. In the midst of the Great Recession, it was now defending a legal case, the merits of which its own lawyers had long doubted. Maybe that’s why, as critics charge, the city didn’t put up much of a fight as the Scouts proceeded to clobber it. While lawyers at Drinker, Biddle & Reath were busy subpoenaing every e-mail between the Working Group and the city solicitor’s office and amassing a multipound folder of evidence, city lawyers, now led by current solicitor Shelley Smith, offered the court exactly four exhibits over the course of the entire trial: all publicly and readily available, and none subpoenaed. The CLC gave the jury a show, calling to the stand Scouts who had become judges and political candidates, and detailing the 50,000 hours of community service provided by the Scouts — “Ask yourself,” said Scouts lawyer Jason Gosselin, “Who’s subsidizing who?” The Scouts even used city witness Lattera, the very member they’d encouraged to come out as gay and then banished, to testify favorably: “I still love the organization,” he told the court. “I’ll never feel any kind of resentment or anything like that toward the Scouting organization.” Conversely, the city presented its four exhibits and its simple, and perhaps somewhat uninspiring, argument: As owner of the property, it could end the relationship with the Scouts whenever it wanted, period. When, early in the trial, it came out that Judge Ronald Buckwalter had served on a local Scout council, the city waived its right to request a new judge. The Working Group, furious, felt the city was botching the case. “The things that they didn’t do — these aren’t subtle things that reasonable minds can differ on,” says one member, who wished to remain anonymous. “They’re either incompetent or they don’t care.” The group began privately demanding the city outsource the case to a private attorney. And, amazingly, it did, handing the case to David Smith of Schnaeder, Harrison, Seagul & Lewis, who took it pro bono. By then, the period of discovery was already over. Smith petitioned Buckwalter to reopen it, but the judge refused. Did the city, as some members of the Working Group charge, simply throw its hands up when it came to defending its own eviction of the Scouts? Did the administration privately determine that the Scouts case was simply not winnable, and therefore not worth much trouble? Or did

the city try, and lose, fair and square? It’s hard to say. Most city officials contacted for this story declined to comment. David Smith, who took on the case later, declined to comment, as well. Asked why the city had suddenly turned the case over to him, City Solicitor Smith says only that, “At some point, we decided that we wanted to try a different strategy.” In any case, the city lost, the jury ruling in favor of the Scouts on most counts. After 10 years of fighting, almost nothing had changed.

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that by this November, no one was particularly happy with how the Scouts saga had played out (winning in court, after all, didn’t necessarily help the Scouts’ relationship with the city or its charitable benefactors). But then, two weeks ago, a light appeared at the end of this 10-year tunnel — and, just as quickly, seemed to vanish. On Nov. 17, Smith announced that a settlement had been reached: The city would sell the Scouts’ building to

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them for $500,000 — about half of its estimated value — and, in return, the Scouts would not ask that the city recompense it the $1 million in legal fees incurred from the trial. “What we have on the table is a win-win situation,” said Smith in a statement, adding that the City Council ordinance needed to authorize the building’s sale would be introduced the following day in City Council. Except that it wasn’t. The next morning in Council, Darrell Clarke, in whose district the building sits, didn’t introduce the bill. After the meeting, he told the Daily News that he hadn’t been involved in the settlement talks, and neither had representatives of the gay community or the residents of the Logan Square neighborhood. And until they were, there was no deal. “I think there have been some premature comments made by various parties,” Clarke told reporters. “Right now, I’m not prepared to introduce anything.” Huh? What had happened?

After all, the settlement received a note of approval from many, if not most, corners: The Daily News wrote an editorial in cautious support of it. The Logan Square Neighbors Association is behind it, too, so long as the Scouts don’t flip the building to a developer. And the Scouts appear to be more interested in making long-term peace than shortterm moolah. Someone had gummed up the works — but who? There’s one group so far that’s come out as anything but happy with the proposed settlement: the Working Group. “It capitulates to the Scouts,” says Andy Chirls, a Working Group member. “The price is not right. It’s a giveaway.” The Working Group argues that a onetime payment of $500,000 is much less than the $200,000-per-year the city asked for back in 2007. And besides, says Chirls, “Once you get past the giveaway, the question is: Is there a right price? The Scouts have avowed to discriminate in that building. And the answer is, the city ought to appeal.” For Chirls, and other members of the Working Group interviewed, the fight against the Scouts is, ultimately, not just a matter of practicality: It’s a symbolic battle against discrimination and injustice — it’s the good fight, and that’s why the city should fight it. For the moment, everyone appears to be right back where they were: The Scouts are angling for a favorable escape from this uncomfortable spotlight; the Working Group still wants to duke it out with them; and the various forces of city government appear, again, trapped nervously between the two. How many share the Working Group’s gusto for the fight simply isn’t clear. Efforts to speak with other gay leaders yielded few responses, and the Working Group seems to have a monopoly over public gay sentiment (Philadelphia Gay News publisher Mark Segal, for example, told City Paper, “I believe that there’s a group of people who have been working on this” — the Working Group — “and I would bow to their judgment.”) The city, which just announced the settlement, is suddenly mum about it. The mayor’s spokesman, Mark McDonald, said, “Other parties have revealed details, we’re just not commenting on any of that. We respect the process of negotiation.” Clarke, city lawyers and the Scouts declined to comment at all. Asked whether he had direct involvement in changing Clarke’s mind, Chirls says no, and that Working Group members were not part of settlement talks. But on Nov. 11 — six days before the city announced the settlement — the Philadelphia Gay News published a piece detailing the settlement as it was in the works. The reporter, Timothy Cwiek, didn’t disclose who had alerted him to the settlement in the first place (it wasn’t in the news). He wrote that Mayor Michael Nutter’s office “had no comment,” Clarke’s office “had no comment,” and the Boy Scouts “declined to comment.” In fact, the only person quoted was Chirls, saying, “This is something that everybody has to look at skeptically.” Had the Working Group leaked the story, hoping to pull the rug out from under Clarke and therefore disrupt a deal they don’t support? “I don’t really know how the Gay News got it,” says Chirls. (andrew.thompson@citypaper.net) ✚ Additional reporting by Holly Otterbein.


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Dimitri Coats since 1999? That’s OK. Philly’s darkeyed rawk-stah is in a punk supergroup, Off! with Steven McDonald (of Redd Kross), and Keith Morris (of the Circle Jerks and Black Flag; he’s also a bobblehead now, courtesy Phoenixville’s Clint Weiler’s Aggronautix). Off! dropped a Vice label 4 EP box before Thanksgiving. What does their pedigree have that Brides didn’t? “Two more penises and the first Black Flag singer,” says Coats. “Pound for pound, I think we have more hair, too. And we have way shorter songs. Finally, no one has to listen to me sing.” He misses his old friends and haunts. “Philly’s changed from what I hear but Record Exchange is still around which is one of the reasons [real-life bride] Melanie and I moved there in the first place — that and the orgy scene.” ³ In celebration of the Germantown-shot Night Catches Us’ national rollout, Philly director Tanya Hamiltonhosts a Dec. 5 lunch and screening at AMC Loews Cherry Hill (meetup.com/reelblack). ³ With all the back ’n’ forth checking on Mike Stollenwerk’s Fathom Seafood House (200 E. Girard at Shackamaxon, looks like it’ll open in days, YAY), I finally hit its neighbor The Soup Bar, the literal hot spot serving 100 varieties of broth. Anything with barley is a party on Girard. ³ Jammers and open mic jazz-bos take note: Bossa-jazz chanteuse Dena Miranda and her ensemble do their own showcase, welcome sit-ins and open the finale of their Swingin’ Affair to all players every first Monday of every month (starts Dec. 6) at National Mechanics. Meanwhile, third Wednesdays at Tritone (starting Dec. 15) are called Avant Ascension, wherein trombonist Larry Toft and sax-man Dan Peterson do their thing then open-jam-sesame to all. ³ Legendary magazine/ smoke shop Paper Moon is shining again at 520 S. Fourth St. “It won’t be a full moon for about two weeks because the magazine distributor misplaced my paperwork,” says Bill Curry.“But I have great greeting cards and my lending library’s operating.” ³Newtown-based writer/actress Tatiana Bachus’ St. Lewis Productions has a show it’s pushing to the networks called Life with Alicia. Look for webisodes to feature Vivica A. Fox. ³ Talk about nuPhilebutantes all you want. They ain’t new. Cathy McCoy, the Miss Pennsylvania runner-up who created a self-named charm and modeling school was a gawgeous Philly socialite who painted the town nightly, hanging with Kippee Palumbo and written up by my gossipy forefathers Jerry Gaghan (Daily News) and Frank Brookhouser (Inquirer). McCoy, the mother of club-owner/broker David Carroll,passed this week. She was a hell-of-a-party and she will be missed by all. ³ More ice? Nice. Citypaper.net/criticalmass. (a_amorosi@citypaper.net)

B-a-a-a Runner (detail), by Shannon Collins, mixed media. Part of the exhibit “Say Hello to my Little Friends” at Café Estelle.

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³ CAFÉ ESTELLE Open your mouth and say awww: Shannon Collins’ “Say Hello to my Little Friends” — a series of sweetly painted animals sur-

rounded by their favorite snacks — returns to Café Estelle for a final hurrah before Collins boxes up her buddies for good. The critters, originally floating with their food on brightly painted cross sections of trees, have spent time exhibiting at the Philadelphia International Airport and, in various incarnations (think buttons and pocket mirrors), at Urban Outfitters stores all over the country. So why is the Philly-based multimedia artist/creature-keeper calling it quits on her little friends? “I’d like to move on to my upcoming project, which will involve illustrating dreams on a weekly basis for the span of an entire year,” says Collins, who’ll dream-draw on old vintage pillowcases, stretching them out as canvases. She’ll be asking folks to submit their R.E.M. reveries on her website, too, “so I won’t just be illustrating my own.” Thinking about contributing? You better sleep on it. Opening reception Fri., Dec. 3, 6-9 p.m., free, through Jan. 31, 2011, Café Estelle, 444 N. Fourth St., 215-925-5080, youwannatalkjive.com.

³ LITTLE BERLIN This little gallery’s growing up quick, but it needs help flapping its fledgling wings. Little Berlin, the teeny Kenzo collective that could, is moving to an “extremely raw” space at Viking Mill, a historic 1890s

textile mill-turned-artist-space a few blocks away, and organizers hope the second annual Art Dash will help alleviate some of the gallery’s financial growing pains. For the past month, Little Berlin’s been gathering donated pieces of art — anything from zines and drawings to sculptures and original pieces of clothing — for First Friday’s Dash, which involves a free-for-all for any art appreciator with $25.The scramble’s first-come, first-served, so don’t be fashionably late — and don’t forget your running shoes. Fri., Dec. 3, 6-11 p.m., $25, Little Berlin, 119 W. Montgomery Ave., littleberlin.org/artdash.

³ AND THEN THERE’S … The New Kensington Community Development Corp.’s annual

Thinking of contributing? You better sleep on it.

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Holiday Walk smartly coincides with First Friday, and more than 20 merchants, galleries and artist studios are participating (not to mention 60-plus vendors selling their wares at F&N Gallery). Among them: Part Time Studios, whose “Small Jawns” group show features works from up-and-coming Philly artists, all for sale for less than $150; Proximity Gallery, this month featuring gorgeous new cartographic collages by Marie DesMarais; Two Percent to Glory, purveyor of all things weird and vintage; brand-new kid on block Black Vulture Gallery; and many more. Get out your wallets, but leave your carbon footprint at home. Fri., Dec. 3, 6-9 p.m., free, Frankford and Girard avenues, frankfordavearts.org. (carolyn.huckabay@citypaper.net)


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[ the mainstream is opening up ] Whether solo, with the band Pentangle, or in a duo with John Renbourn, Scottish legend Bert Jansch has had an inestimable influence on his fellow guitarists, starting with the ’60s folk revival. Nick Drake, Paul Simon and Donovan have all said as much. To this day, he has a gift for writing contemporary thoughts into melodies and arrangements that sound like they’ve existed forever. Recently he’s opened for Neil Young, so seeing Jansch solo in a more intimate space, like Johnny Brenda’s on Wednesday (Dec. 8, johnnybrendas.com), is a rare treat. —Mary Armstrong

³ craft fair If you’re trying to shop local this holiday season, a good place to start is Winterfest. Wednesday’s artisan holiday show at Mugshots (Dec. 8, mugshotscoffeehouse.com) is rife with gift-worthy knickknacks like handmade jewelry, sustainable threads and handblown glassware — all made by native crafters and sold with the intention of stimulating the local economy. For your own stimulation, enjoy local snacks, beer and wine sold by neighboring fooderies. —Joel Maison-Gaines

Seamus Cater inevitably conjures images of overalls and rocking

chairs, pickin’ and grinnin’ on some front porch in the Ozarks. These acoustic experimentalists — who play the Powel House Wednesday (Dec. 8, bowerbird.org) — may hear that train a-comin’, but it travels through tunnels carved by radical rethinkers of folk traditions; the roots-raga of Henry Flynt and the Gothic Americana of George Crumb are definite antecedents for the twosome’s rich explorations. —Shaun Brady

“There is not a single ticket left.” ³ LAST MONTH I wrote to Lisa Miller, executive

³ think tank Philly native Dan Berger, author of The Hidden 1970s: Histories of Radicalism, will moderate a panel discussion Monday (Dec. 6, moonstoneartscenter.org) with mostly local activists including Barbara Easley Cox of the Black Panther Party, Michael Simmons of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and Sharon McConnell of the October 4th Organization. Panelists will talk about the history of activism in Philly, while shedding light on their respective organizations and what they’ve learned. “The main thing,” says Berger, “is how rich and diverse the —Sean Kearney 1970s were, especially in Philadelphia.”

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director of Network for New Music, to request an extra ticket for their Trade Winds from Tibet concert. Her reply was a minor bombshell: “Peter, if you had told me five years ago that these words would be coming out of my mouth, I would have found it hard to believe — but there is not a single ticket left.” A wait list for new music! And this was not an anomaly. Network has been filling more and more seats in recent years. Last season’s closer, a brilliant update of the Beethoven Diabelli Variations with contributions by 25 local composers, was acclaimed by an on-its-feet, hooting and hollering crowd. The momentum is not just in the specialty groups. The mainstream is opening up, too. The Opera Company of Philadelphia recently announced a new commission for the 2012 season. To their credit, OCP has presented new operas before, but they have been stylistically conservative, to an extent that the effort seemed counterproductive. For this new project, they have engaged Nico Muhly, a young NYC-based composer who, while not exactly edgy, brings a compellingly eclectic cultural sensibility to his work. Worth checking him out on YouTube. Even the “gray hair” organizations are along for the ride. There is always plenty of good, strong new stuff cluttered among the Mozart and Brahms at the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. It can’t hurt that PCMS executive director Philip Maneval is himself a very fine composer. And what of our classical flagship? It may be hard to imagine now, but the Philadelphia Orchestra was once one of the cutting-edge ensembles in the country, especially in the Stokowski era, but even well into the long Ormandy tenure. Since then, new music has been delivered joylessly, spinach to be tolerated because it is good for us. I had the chance to sit down with music directordesignate Yannick Nézet-Séguin when he was here in October. He spoke with impressive specificity about programming, workshops, context and bringing new music out of its ghetto. Which is what you should expect from a 35-year-old artist. We can only hope his heart is true. (p_burwasser@citypaper.net)

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[ B ] IN TANYA HAMILTON’S debut feature, former Black Panthers Marcus (Anthony Mackie) and Patricia (Kerry Washington) navigate the pitfalls of a post-radical life. It’s 1976 in Germantown, and hope is on the horizon. Jimmy Carter’s speeches drift from car radios into the streets, and the lynchings and church bombings of the civil rights struggle are a fading memory. But for Washington, the wounds of the past are as close as the bullet holes under her kitchen wallpaper. Her Panther husband was shot dead where she and her daughter now eat breakfast, in return for the murder of a police officer. The Panthers have petered out, but their militant rhetoric remains, lying around like unexploded ordnance. Neighborhood boy Jimmy Dixon (Amari Cheatom), one of many strays Washington keeps under her wing, is too young to remember that the rifles and race-war slogans were window dressing for an organization preoccupied with meat-and-potatoes community activism. To him, picking up a gun is the only satisfying response to the daily harassment of the city’s police force. Rizzo-era racial tension is omnipresent if never explicitly invoked, contributing to the sense that violence is only one wrong move away. Patricia has suppressed her radical leanings and now works within the system as a civil rights attorney, but Marcus chose self-imposed exile, prompted by rumors that he snitched to the cops. His father’s funeral brings him back, but unfinished business makes him linger, not least his half-submerged romance with Patricia. Here, Hamilton drifts dangerously close to formula, and risks reducing her genuinely fascinating subject to a backdrop. But Mackie and Washington are too fine to let stock situations overtake them. It’s clear Hamilton wants to reach beyond the art house, to people who’ve experienced stories like hers firsthand. Even undeclared wars have their casualties, and the scars don’t always show. —Sam Adams

For Patricia, hope is on the horizon.

RADICAL ROOTS: In Philadelphia director Tanya Hamilton’s debut, former Black Panther Patricia (Kerry Washington) chooses to work within the system, not against it.

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“It’s not bad to be poor,” asserts Valter dos Santos, “It’s bad to be rich, at the height of fame, with your morals a dirty shame.” And with that, the 54-year-old garbage picker agrees to participate in an art project proposed by Vik Muniz, as well as Lucy Walker’s accompanying documentary. That film, short-listed for the Best Documentary Oscar and winner of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2010’s Audience Award, takes up Valter’s self-declared mission, “to raise awareness of all us pickers.” Brazilian-born, Brooklyn-based Muniz turns garbage from Rio de Janeiro’s Jardim Gramacho landfill into art, based on photos of select pickers. Among the subjects is Tiao, president of the Association of Collectors of the Metropolitan Landfill of Jardim Gramacho, also determined to help his 3,000 fellow workers — men and women, old and young — to be seen, even as they work under difficult conditions. Sometimes, as a picker named Suelem says, they “see things that aren’t pleasant,” including occasional

WELCOME TO THE RILEYS|C Implausible and dawdling, Welcome to the Rileys doesn’t quite accomplish what it sets out to achieve (to say nothing of its title’s grammatical awkwardness). Doug (a softer shade of James Gandolfini), mourning his teenage daughter’s death and his wife’s subsequent sorrowful withdraw, plays poker and pokes a local waitress to drown his distress. But when his mistress kicks the bucket out of nowhere, he really loses his shit. He winds up in a New Orleans strip club, confronted by an aggro sexpot teenage lap-dancer-cum-hooker who’ll do anything — anal and fucking German shepherds on video notwithstanding — for cash. What Doug sees in Mallory (Kristen Stewart, finally making good on all that Twilight-mired sexuality) isn’t an easy screw, but a screwed-up 16-year-old who reminds him of his dead daughter, one who can give him a last chance at dad-kid camaraderie. Somewhat illogically, Doug moves in with the young prostitute, cleans her bathroom, teaches her about hospital corners and picks her up from motels when johns scam her and take her underwear. A sweet, strange reunion comes when Doug’s wife (Melissa Leo) snaps out of her sadness and comes to find him, joining in on a strippermakes-three round of playing house — mom helps Mallory

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dead bodies consigned to the dump. But even as the union has modernized the collection system to include recycling, and the art show earns critics’ praise, the artists and filmmakers must consider the araeffects of their work on their temporary employees. This is the most intriguing — and unanswerable — question posed by the documentary: How are artists responsible to subjects whose lives may be exploited in their art? No matter how good the intentions, what are the real consequences of transforming someone’s life, and how might that transformation be positive — or lasting? —Cindy Fuchs (Ritz at the Bourse)


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GOT A PASSION FOR FASHION? Warpaint plays Making Time at Voyeur on Friday. MIA KIRBY

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Submit information by mail (City Paper Listings, 123 Chestnut St., Third Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106) or e-mail (listings@ citypaper.net) to Josh Middleton. Details of the event — date, time, address of venue, telephone number and admission price — should be included. Incomplete submissions will not be considered, and listings information will not be accepted over the phone.

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12.02 [ reading/signing ]

✚ RICHARD STENGEL Everyone knows there’s simply too much information from far too many sources these days. The modern news environment requires an aggregator to sift through it all and distill it for

the casual reader. That’s the M.O. for the Huffington Post and its ilk, but it was no less the case in 1923, when Henry Luce and Briton Hadden founded Time magazine with the same purpose in mind. The new Time: The Illustrated History of the World’s Most Influential Magazine, as the chest-thumping title implies, traces the red-bordered weekly’s evolution through three-quarters of the “American Century,” from impudent upstart to founding father and into an uncertain future where seven days seems a news-cycle eternity. No doubt current managing editor Richard Stengel, returning to his old stomping grounds at the National Constitution Center where he served as president and CEO from 2004 to 2006, will speculate on that future as he celebrates Time’s storied past. —Shaun Brady Thu., Dec. 2, 6:30 p.m., free (reservations required), National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St., 215-409-6700, constitutioncenter.org.

[ classical ]

✚ ASTRAL ARTISTS With alums on the roster of the Metropolitan Opera and hitting No. 1 on the Billboard classical music chart, Philly-based Astral Artists has garnered an astonishing reputation for launching major careers. Their annual collaboration with Symphony in C is a showcase for the latest contenders, this year including baritone Jonathan Beyer, bassoonist Harrison Hollingsworth and keyboardist Ilya Poletaev. —Peter Burwasser Thu., Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m., $30, Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St., 215-893-1999, astralartists.org.

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✚ THIS IS THE WEEK THAT IS If this 1812 Productions show’s long-standing title gives you a “WTF, again?” moment, hold tight: Jennifer Childs and company never perform the

same show two nights in a row. This Is the Week That Is’ political satire changes daily, reflecting the latest local, national and international news — and the rantings and ravings that pose as news — so audiences never get déjà vu. This time expect a history of public outrage and the answer to the question: What if a professed witch really were elected to the Senate? —Mark Cofta Through Dec. 31, $20-$35, Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St., 215-592-9560, 1812productions.org.

comers come off like a coven of Cat Powers on a seriously bad trip, not just beautifully bummed-out but actively spooky and often unsettling, in a not necessarily pleasurable way. But there are treasures of texture and tone to be gleaned in the album’s art-damaged, studio-addled post-punk/psych sprawl — flashes of shimmering beauty, steely passages of crushing rhythmic muscularity. And the occasional stylistic detour, like “Baby’s” left turn into forlorn, plaintive folk, can make The Fool feel bewitching in a wholly different sense.

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✚ WARPAINT For large swaths of their dark, dense, slightly dizzying debut full-length, The Fool (Rough Trade), these L.A. up-and-

—K. Ross Hoffman Fri., Dec. 3, 9 p.m., $12, Making Time with Diamond Rings and the Making Time DJs, Voyeur, 1221 St. James St., 877-435-9849, igetrvng.com.

Headquarters, co-commissioned by Philadelphia’s Painted Bride and Seattle’s Central District Forum. Next year marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11 — and it’s also Dance Theatre X’s 10th anniversary, so an inspirational work is fitting. African-American sci-fi writer Octavia Butler is counted among Anderson’s influences, especially her “prophetic novels that predicted the ecological, economic and moral collapse of the United States.” A true original, Anderson relies on his own instincts and culture, using movement and music as his own prophetic call to the world. —Janet Anderson Fri.-Sat., Dec. 3-4, 8 p.m., $25, Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St., 215-9259914, paintedbride.org.

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Club w/Warpaint, Diamond Rings, Dave P, Dave Pak, Mike Z, Rock Tits, Pink Skull, Adam Sparkles, Broadzilla DJs. Massive indie dance event on three floors, video lights by Klip Collective, free drinks early on, and plenty of radness all night, $13. Q IN | BETWEEN M V A ! @ 1601

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MELROSE DINER | 1501 Snyder Ave., 215-467-6644. Open 24 hours. Breakfast, $1.10-$9.50; appetizers, $1.60-$5.10; sandwiches/entrées, $4.35-$12.85; dessert, $1.95-$6.25. ³ BAYSIDE HIGH HAD the Max. The 90210

LOST IN SPACE: Sam Jacobson, chef at Sycamore BYOB in Lansdowne, is one of many local chefs who’s learned to make the most of tight kitchen quarters. NEAL SANTOS

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LITTLE BOXES How do the chefs in Philly’s most diminutive kitchens make the most of no space? By Felicia D’Ambrosio

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or every cook scrambling eggs over a shiny Viking stove or chopping onions on a custom-made butcher block, there must be 10 others who can’t open the oven door without hitting the opposite wall. And with our months of culturally sanctioned overeating offiMore on: cially here, we can all agree that the food-centric holiday season thrusts any kitchen deficiency into high relief. But while a tiny apartment kitchen can be frustrating, the challenges of operating in a small cooking area are amplified in a busy restaurant environment. We asked local chefs and owners working in cramped spaces to weigh in on how they make more with less.

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With only one prep table, Prawlucki and Styer must do their work in shifts. “I have to get in here before Lee to do bread,” says Prawlucki. “You have to be alone — there’s flour everywhere.” (Styer concurs: “I’m breaking down whole fish, with fish heads and blood flying.”) In addition to making sure her mise-en-place (“everything in place,” the mantra of good cooks everywhere) is completely ready, chef Mackenzie Hilton at the tiny-kitchened Mercato (1216 Spruce St.) stresses the need for line cooks in small spaces to “work tighter, cleaner, more organized. You can’t have a messy station. You’ll go down in flames because you can’t keep up. People who have more room have the luxury of being a little bit messier.” Chef Sam Jacobson at Lansdowne BYOB Sycamore (14 S. Lansdowne Ave.) says he keeps his limited burners in mind when designing his menu. Plus, a shortage of cold storage requires him >>> continued on page 34

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At only 6 by 8 feet, the kitchen at Watkins Drinkery (1712 S. 10th St.) has been described more than once as a “broom closet.” Owner Jonn Klein benefited from $20,000 of brand-new equipment installed by the space’s previous owners, who sold few plates of pasta but lots and lots of cocaine. But new or old, with only four burners and a small grill, “we can’t physically serve many people,” says Klein. “Ten- and 12-tops are a challenge for the kitchen, and

we have to limit our menu. It’s 10 items for a reason … there’s no way to stock, prep or cook more than a few dishes.” When Fond (1617 E. Passyunk Ave.) chefs and owners Lee Styer and Jessie Prawlucki were scoping real estate, the size of the kitchen was “the last thing we worried about.” Once installed in the 12-by-20 space, “[we had] to think about things,” says Styer, “to make it most efficient.” Though there isn’t much the pair won’t take on for their menu, Prawlucki, a Le Bec-Fin pastry vet, admits she had to downscale desserts. “I know I can’t do chocolate work,” she says. “There’s no space.”

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crew had the Peach Pit. And us kids growing up in South Philly in the ’90s and early aughts, we had the Melrose Diner, rendezvous point after Delaware Avenue debauchery and Catholic school socials. I spent many, many nights and mornings at the Melrose, but before sidling up to the red Formica counter for City Paper,it had been a minute. The last time I ate here — in the midst of Richard Kubach Jr., whose father opened the 24-hour operation in 1935, selling to diner magnate Michael Petrogiannis in 2007 — management had changed the home fries from grated potato matchsticks (best ordered extra-crispy, best damming an ivory flow of creamed chipped beef) to cubes, and I never went back. Over a cup of hot cocoa piled high with whipped cream, I discovered the old home fries have returned, and the full-bodied creamed chipped beef is as thick, salty and satisfying as ever (and still served only from 9 p.m. to 11 a.m.). It’s the shit, on a shingle. While the diner looks different thanks to recent renovations — the once-vile bathrooms are now sleek, spiffy respites; the old sitting-with-strangers horseshoe booths have been replaced with traditional seating — the food hasn’t changed much. Melrose’s cooks know how to get bacon so crisp you can feel it shatter between the kaiser roll of the serviceable cheeseburger, and the MP-1 (that’s the chicken cutlet platter, hon) was as crunchy as I remembered. Dark and deeply savory, the giblet gravy makes the cutlet, a thick white-meat patty encased in zesty bread crumbs. Comes with a salad or soup (a hearty minestrone) and choice of two sides (fat crinkle-cut fries, limp string beans). Crouched on the triangle between 15th, Snyder and Passyunk, the majority of Melrose’s hulking structure is devoted to the on-site bakery. Though the coconut custard pie was on the scrambledeggy side, the wedge of classic apple has a buttery brown crust to die for. Get it naked, a la mode or (my favorite) drowned in warm vanilla sauce. Melrose is still closed only one day a year: Christmas. The golden butter cookies are still sold by the sack at the checkout. The waitresses still keep a secret stash of Equal behind the counter. One of them, soft-spoken Lucille, has worked at Melrose as long as I can remember. She’s still there, wrangling crazies and drunks on the graveyard shift. She’ll still rap if you ask. (adam.erace@citypaper.net)


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