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[ + 2] After suspending six whistle-blower administrators last month, the School District lets four of them return to work. “The District is wise and just,” they say in unison. “We were fools to question its might.”

[ + 1 ] Locals celebrate Ben Franklin’s 305th birthday. By gazing reverently into his privy.

[ + 1 ] A South Philly man who threatened to blow

up the District Attorney’s office, kill an assistant DA and blow up police headquarters can’t return to the city without permission. Because he’s in jail, right? Right?

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Foxwoods investors appeal the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s decision to pull their license. “Furthermore,” says Foxwoods CEO,“we demand new episodes ofArrested Development and Jericho.”

[ + 1 ] Good-government groups are hopeful

that this could be the year for reform in Harrisburg. Because they’ve got their lucky rabbit’s foot. And that fortune cookie the other night sure was encouraging. Also, some dude in the parking lot just sold them real magic beans.

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The gas industry, pharmaceutical companies, law firms, unions and other donors pay $3.5 million for Gov. Tom Corbett’s inauguration festivities. Good-government groups start climbing the Comcast Tower and jumping off, their hopeless bodies eventually drying up and blowing away like the seeds of a dandelion.

[ + 4 ] Kenny Gamble’s development corpora-

tion gets a $500,000 government grant to rebuild Point Breeze and Grays Ferry. “Oh wow,”says Gamble. “A half-million bucks to fix two little neighborhoods! Hey thanks, you guys! Why, with the money left over, I might just hire a couple scientists to whip up some pet unicorns for everybody.”

[ + 1 ] City Councilman Frank DiCicco says he will

introduce legislation changing the DROP program. “Have you heard about this DROP thing? It’s crazy. I’m gonna blow the lid off the entire operation,” he says. “Also, have you seen one of these? It’s a phone with camera built right in! Outstanding.”

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HOLD YOUR HORSES Did a land trust cave to millionaires building an illegal corral in Conshy? By Holly Otterbein

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aybe it’s so deeply ingrained in the American psyche that your land is, well, your land that it simply never occurred to Brad and Andrea Heffler that on their land — a 10-acre swath of ancient forest in Whitemarsh Township — the right to bulldoze trees and build a horse corral wasn’t theirs and theirs alone. Legally, that thinking had a serious flaw: Their land was also subject to a “conservation easement,” which said that, title or no, those trees had a right to stay there. The Hefflers bulldozed them anyway, sparking a private lawsuit and a public battle whose outcome, those waging it say, could impact how land is preserved statewide. Conservation easements are a kind of check against infinity. Land trusts, organizations dedicated to protecting land from unwanted development, use them to conserve more than 37 million acres throughout the country, often with meager staffs and budgets. And they usually do so without relying on courts. Leslie Ratley-Beach, conservation defense director of the Land Trust Alliance, which represents 1,700 land trusts throughout the U.S., says that 98 percent of the time, land trusts defend their conservation easements “without even sending having to send anyone a nasty letter.” But the Heffler case could change that. In 2002, the Hefflers, a pair of millionaire horse enthusiasts, moved to their 10-acre estate in Conshohocken, Pa., an area

blanketed by dense, old forest, after being encouraged by another wealthy couple already living there, Gary and Nancy Veloric, who considered their home a tree-covered paradise. Its bucolic state was no accident: The land surrounding the Velorics’ house — and the four other lots in the immediate vicinity, including the Hefflers’ — is protected by a June 2000 conservation easement held by the Montgomery County Lands Trust (MCLT), which bulwarks the land from any further development. But in 2005, to the Velorics’ dismay, the Hefflers began to clearcut about 9,000 square feet of forest, land that was supposed to be protected — a condition to which the Hefflers were bound when they purchased their property. (The Hefflers did not respond for comment, but the MCLT confirms the amount of forest destroyed.) The Hefflers never asked for permission to break the easement — nor did they ask Whitemarsh Township for necessary permits. According to the Velorics, the Hefflers eventually destroyed at least 140 trees — some of which, the Velorics say, were more than 100 years old. The Hefflers then installed a horse-riding ring, grazing areas and fences in their place. In 2009, the Velorics sued them — and then, in December 2010, they also sued the MCLT, the nonprofit agency responsible for overseeing and, they argued, aggressively enforcing land trust agreements. They claim that the MCLT has repeatedly failed to enforce the easement covering the wooded land owned by them and the

The Hefflers eventually destroyed 140 trees.

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✚ BARRIERS The anniversary of the Roe v. Wade on Jan. 22 always draws support and bitter hatred for women’s rights groups. This year was especially tough. In January, state Sen. Don White (R- Indiana) introduced SB 3, which would ban insurance companies participating in the health care reform act’s state exchange program from covering abortions, except in the case of rape, incest or to avert the death of the mother. Then there was the horrific grand jury investigation of an abortion clinic in Mantua, which charged doctor Kermit Gosnell with unspeakable acts of neglect and cruelty. But despite the gloom, abortion rights advocates say the Gosnell case should bolster — not squelch — their argument for better access. “Things like this bill,” Dayle Steinberg, president of Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pa., says, “build even more barriers to abortion,” driving poor and minority women to shoddy clinics like Gosnell’s: “If a woman wants an abortion,” he emphasizes, “she’s going to do so by any means possible.” —Holly Otterbein

✚ BIMBO LIMBO Say “Beembo,” says the Philadelphia Union, Philly’s own Major League Soccer team. But a lot of fans are still saying “bimbo,” and wondering why the Union accepted the unfortunately homophonic Mexican-based bakery’s name to sport on its jerseys and merch — aside from the obvious reason: a $12 million four-year sponsorship offer. City Paper discovered the simmering controversy thanks to

a post on isportacus.com, a Philly team sports blog, which questioned the propriety of kids donning “bimbo” garb. Union fan Mac MacAllister, writing on the Facebook page of Union fan club “Sons of Ben” (SoB), agreed, declaring Bimbo is the “worst sponsor ever” based solely on its name. Club president Bryan James, however, says SoB is “excited” about the sponsorship and, while it may be a shock to some, the “best shock is the amount of money the Union will gain as a result,” he told CP. But James’ point of view, however widespread, faces undeniable grassroots opposition. At bigsoccer.com, fans are split over whether they’re going to see teens, children, old folks and reveling tailgaters sporting “Bimbo” logos. While CP takes no official stand on —Tanya Hull the issue, we kind of secretly hope so.

✚ TRACK SOUNDTRACK In every great city, there are things that seem weird to newcomers but, over time, become as normal as going “down the shore.” For years, the voice announcing stops on SEPTA’s Broad Street Line — in particular, the “doors closing” message — featured an odd … accent? Lilt? It sounded more like, “dawhs closing.” It was strange, yes — but it was familiar. But last week, City Paper came across an online thread asking whether the voice had changed — and we determined to find out the truth. SEPTA’s Jerriah Williams confirms that the voice was indeed altered. The changes were made in September as part of a systemwide “communications upgrade.” The voice, she concedes, “was so fast, it sounded like the woman was from a foreign country.The recording now is clearer, slower, more manageable.” Regardless, she adds, “I miss it, as a matter of fact.” —TH

By Isaiah Thompson

TINTED JUSTICE ³ IT HAS COME to the attention of Man Over-

board! that a certain portion of the population is, to some degree, colorblind. To eyes of these unfortunate individuals, the most robust red, the garishest green appear as mere variations of basic brown. Maybe that’s my problem. Maybe that’s why, where many see in District Attorney Seth Williams the green, grassy stripes of a reformer painting over the dull tones left by former DA Lynne Abraham, Man Overboard! has lately had trouble distinguishing one hue from another. Since coming into office last spring on a platform of hope and change, Williams has done some impressive progressive work: his decision to lower the criminal penalties for marijuana possession, his push for community-based courts and locally focused prosecutors.To these and other accomplishments, we tip the glass — but find it half-empty. In this week’s cover story, I detail the now sevenmonth-long quest of one family, and touch on the quests of many more, to find closure and answers after a loved one was killed by police officers. Under Abraham, the process was known to drag on for years. Williams, though, promised “transparency.” But while the DA’s office has moved quickly on a few high-profile cases — drug-dealing cops, or the case of officer Frank Tepper, who shot dead an unarmed man in an off-duty dispute — he appears in no rush to investigate dozens of other cases where police, right or wrong, wound up killing people. Recently I made what seemed so basic a request that a progressive DA simply could not deny it:Since the DA investigates all fatal shootings by police, I wanted to know which ones they’d finished with. But no dice.For the average Philadelphian,that might not mean much. But for families seeking answers, it’s everything. Until the DA makes a ruling, officers cannot be questioned by their own investigators. During that time, witnesses inevitably disappear, or forget. Facts get lost. Potential cases wither. In October, Williams waxed almost poetic to the Daily News, calling his office’s failure to disclose for two months its ruling on the fatal shooting of innocent bystander Isaac Abebe, three years ago, “a learning lesson,” and saying that releasing information on these cases was “the right thing to do.” Colorful words, but drab action. Instead, the DA’s office appears to be releasing prompt decisions on those cases which make the front pages, while quietly stonewalling on the rest — painting justice, it seems, in shades of gray. ✚ Tip your glass or take your shots: isaiah.thompson@

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wrong guy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The neighbors violated the easement, so arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t they suing the wrong entity?â&#x20AC;? asks Marc Jonas, MCLTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lawyer. Still, he admits that the case asks â&#x20AC;&#x153;whether the Velorics have the right to force the Trust to exercise discretion. How you should enforce or police a conservation easement is a bona fide legal question.â&#x20AC;? Perhaps, then, this is a case about how much a land trust should, or can, do with the resources it has. Whichever side youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on, this fight has already left the MCLT with less. According to Harper, the Hefflers have paid only $23,000 of the $37,000 in fees owed to MCLT for legal costs and the siteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remediation. And that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even factor in manpower lost to this fight. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This has cost us hours and hours of staff time,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re constantly trying to put more land under easement, which is rather difficult to do these days since most of the government funding for it has dried up. Thanks to this, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve missed opportunities in a time when lots of developers are under water, and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plenty of land they want to get rid of.â&#x20AC;? (holly.otterbein@citypaper.net)

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Hefflers. Furthermore, the suit claims, the problem is systemic: â&#x20AC;&#x153;[The MCLT has] greater interest in tax benefits and publicity, and an equal disinterest in the actual work associated with being a steward of the land.â&#x20AC;? The Velorics argue that this small case could have a big impact â&#x20AC;&#x201D; if the Hefflers can build their horse ring, protected land across Pennsylvania is at risk. The MCLT alone is charged with protecting nearly 2,800 acres of land in Montgomery County. When the MCLT and the Township first came across the violations, they dealt with them fiercely. Jake Lea, the MCLTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director of land preservation, sent a letter to the Hefflers, saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are deeply concerned to have discovered that you have breached the conservation easement that protects the natural resources on your property,â&#x20AC;? noting that the construction violated several portions of the easement. And Whitemarsh Township sent the Hefflers two cease-and-desist letters, threatening them with $1,000 fines. In 2010, the MCLT even filed a writ of summons against the Hefflers in the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. According to state Rep. Kate Harper (R-Montgomery), the chair of the MCLTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board, this marked the first time a violation was so severe that the land trust had to go to court. But then, the Velorics say, the MCLT and the Township became apathetic. The trust never served the Hefflers with the writ, nor went through with a lawsuit. The MCLT also allowed the Hefflers to keep their riding ring, despite the fact that its director had already said it violated the easement. And the Township eventually granted the Hefflers zoning permits, long after the work was complete. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what precedent the Lands Trust or the Township is setting by allowing this to happen,â&#x20AC;? says Nancy Veloric. When asked why the MCLT wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t act more aggressively, she says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m at a

loss. I have no idea.â&#x20AC;? To the Velorics, the MCLTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reaction signals that any person with enough money and bravado can violate a conservation easement, which is a rather dire proclamation for the future of green space. And so they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seeking any monetary damages in the lawsuit. Instead, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re asking for the land to be restored to its original state, and another land trust to replace the MCLT as the easement holder if they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t force the Hefflers to replace the forest. But perhaps, like most things, the issue is not exactly black-andwhite: For one thing, Harper argues that the Hefflers took down 20 trees, not 140. The MCLT came up with its estimate by surveying the site when the easement was first signed, as well as during a recent inspection. The Velorics, on the other hand, asked a certified arborist to determine their estimate after the damage was done. As for the riding ring, Harper says the MCLT allowed it to stay for the sake of compromise: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel there was a significant advantage to taking the riding ring out. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3,600 square feet, which is less than 10 percent of 1 acre. Plus, once you take the trees down, the best move is to focus on restoring those trees.â&#x20AC;? The MCLT maintains that the Hefflers have replanted 34 native trees. This is why, Harper explains, they never moved forward with the lawsuit. Plus, she says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two properties, each with about 10 acres, when we have 2,800 acres total under easement.â&#x20AC;? Steve Kaufman, president of the Miquon Area Preservation Society, a conservation group thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s played a key role in preserving huge swaths of land through Whitemarsh Township, agrees that the MCLT is doing the best with what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worked with them for a long time, so I trust them. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expensive to sue people.â&#x20AC;? Land Trust officials say the Velorics simply have targeted the

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³ WE KNOW THE NEW YORK TIMES recently featured Philadelphia food in a story titled “Beyond Cheese Steaks.” And we appreciate the nod. But the Times came off a bit like Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes, making backdated lock-up/rehab jokes about Robert Downey Jr. Philly’s well past that headline. Honestly. Call us dog-killer-lovers or losing-casino-builders if you want, but our cuisine is 21st century. Get with it. ³ Designer Shawn Hausman (The Dandelion,Parc) will not be doing Stephen Starr’s next immediate projects like the reconfiguring of Starr’s Washington Square.No bad blood on the wallpaper here, just a different direction. Amy Oxley of Talula’s Table (Starr’s partner in the new WashSquare jawn) “gravitates toward the organic, the natural,” says Starr. “There won’t be much change there. The space isn’t that old,” he jokes. “It just won’t be as slick and Miami-ish.” Oxley will “warm it up” and design the still-unnamed venture herself with Starr architectural stalwart Richard Stokes. ³ Craig Peterson, director of Live Arts’ LAB artist residency program, will now also book/direct the Philly Fringe program. Get in there, Fringies. Deadline’s April 1 for bright ideas: craig@livearts-fringe.org. ³ L.A.’s Tim Heidecker (of Tim & Eric comic fame) should be starting filming the pair’s debut flick, Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, in February. But not before wrapping the cover art, etc., to his so-soft-rock album Heidecker & Wood (that’s Davin Wood,who tours with the laughing duo). You may remember that Tim used to be from Philly and that we’ve seen him singing before. ³ Pig Iron Theatre finally signed that lease with Crane Arts,to be the flagship tenant at the 1425 N. Second St. space for their post-grad two-year Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training program. Stacks of apples await, Professor Graham Cracker. ³ Speaking of professors, guitar instructor/Stinking Lizaveta axman Yanni Papadopoulos and pal Mike Long are no longer involved in (what used to be Paul Green’s) School of Rock on North Seventh. Now they’re Independent Rock all the way, “better, stronger, faster, smarter,” says Yanni, looking to give student-shredders “that edge sorely needed to compete in today’s global economy.” The afterschool music program for kids works out of Circle of Hope at Broad and Washington and hosts its first gig (with guest Peter Cortner of Dag Nasty) Jan. 28. ³ City Paper editor-in-chief stuff busting out: While ex-CP-EiC Duane Swierczynski has his locally staged Expiration Date up for an Edgar Award (Best Paperback Original), new EiC Theresa Everlineused to be with BrownstonerandOrlando Weekly. It’s cold, Theresa. Warm us. Welcome. ³ Hot ice at citypaper.net/criticalmass. (a_amorosi@citypaper.net)

TOUGH LOVE: In InterAct Theatre Co.’s Love Lessons from Abu Ghraib, Jennifer Schelter took testimony of a tortured Iraqi citizen and turned it into a one-woman play. INTERACT THEATRE CO.

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WARRIOR ONE Through yoga, Philadelphia playwright Jennifer Schelter taps into the compassion of an Iraqi torture victim. By Bruce Walsh

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n 2006, lawyers working on a class-action suit against two U.S. defense contractors — CACI and Titan — interviewed an Iraqi citizen named Abdulwahab. His testimony was roughly as follows: He traveled from his village to Baghdad to buy a car. American forces raided the hotel he was staying in. He was restrained with plastic handcuffs, hooded and taken to one of Saddam Hussein’s former palaces. He was told he was in al-Qaida. He didn’t know what al-Qaida was or what it meant. He was stripped naked and interrogated. He was taken to another location and forced to run on his knees and knuckles for 10 days, not sleeping more than 20 minutes at a time. Then he was sent to Abu Ghraib, and things got worse. His story is buried under thousands of pages of testimony from more than 300 plaintiffs in Haidar Muhsin Saleh v. Titan Corporation — a case now awaiting review by the Supreme Court. And it would have likely stayed there, except that one of the notetakers at his interview in Istanbul was a yoga instructor and former Equity actress from Philadelphia. After years of performing in regional theater — and burning out

on it — Jennifer Schelter started a yoga studio in East Falls. She thought her stage career was long behind her. About five years ago, she was approached by one of her students after class. “She said she had just gotten back from listening to torture testimony,” explains Schelter. “She wanted me to come with her, but she didn’t know why exactly. She said she thought these people needed healing, and I could help. She said, ‘Maybe you could do yoga with them or maybe just your presence would be healing.’” The student was Susan Burke, lead prosecuting attorney on Saleh v. Titan. Schelter began writing Love Lessons from Abu Ghraib in compulsive bursts, shortly after returning home from Istanbul. “I had reverse culture shock. No one cares about this, and everyone wants to be happy,” says Schelter. “Christmas Day, I sat down and wrote as many stories as I could remember. Because the level of forgiveness in these men was beyond anything I had ever witnessed.” Love Lessons is a one-woman show based on Abdulwahab’s testimony. But it’s also very much about Schelter’s attempt to cling to the virtues of her yoga training in the face of breathtaking inhumanity. The play debuted at the 2007 Philly Fringe with four chairs, a

“The level of forgiveness in these men was beyond anything I had ever witnessed.”

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³ jazz Although she lived in Chicago by the time she joined the AACM a year after its 1965 founding, Amina Claudine Myers brought her Arkansas roots with her. The blues and the Southern church are constant presences in Myers’ piano, organ and vocal work, along with elements of her peers’ commingling of history-spanning jazz and African music. Already a rare local appearance, this performance (Jan. 28, arsnovaworkshop) is unique in seating Myers at St. Mark’s Church’s 1937 Aeolian-Skinner organ. —Shaun Brady

Wright’s memoir, Like Me, makes clear she wasn’t kidding. When

you’re in a place so dark you fantasize about the medical examiner reading your diary, it’s time to get some help with your heartbreak. That’s easier said than done when you’re the Brad Paisley-datin’ songwriter best known for “Single White Female,” and you can’t tell anyone that the guy who smashed your heart’s actually a gal. Wright, who lived to tell the tale on her seventh album, Lifted Off the Ground (Vanguard), plays Sellersville Theater Friday (Jan. 28, st94.com). —M.J. Fine

³ dance festival Spotlighting performing artists who create collaboratively, Micro-Fest Philadelphia (Jan. 28-30, ensembletheaters.net) packs a lot into three days. What’s on tap: The Elastic Theatre in association with New Paradise Laboratories, Team Sunshine Performance Corporation, Headlong Dance Theater, Justin Jain, Jeremy Gable and Sonni Shine, Lyrical Playground, Fatima Adamu, Vince Johnson/illreality and Leah Stein Dance Co. (pictured) with Toshi Makihara. It’s like a mini-Fringe —Deni Kasrel Festival, smack in the middle of winter. LOIS GREENFIELD

When High Dramma performs, the first row is a raincoat-required “splash zone,” and the complimentary 3-D glasses are meant to enhance the moment when Skittles are heaved at your face. High Dramma: Live in 3-D, at Walking Fish Theatre through Sunday (Jan. 27-30, walkingfishtheatre.com), promises laughs, live music and sharp sketches. Says member Jen Jaynes, “We understand why things are going to be funny.” If you remember the incident of the fake vomit made from oatmeal, you can probably attest. —Kala Jamison

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ANOTHER YEAR

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³ EVERY GENERATION GETS theGang of Four

it deserves. Entertainment!, the Leeds quartet’s 1979 debut, startled scenesters with its marriage of funk, punk and polemic; four years later, followers were crying “sellout” over their clubby swan song, Hard. Original members Jon King and Andy Gill returned in 1991 with Mall, a slick indictment of consumerism that wouldn’t have existed without the ’80s but arrived too late. By 2005’s Return the Gift, the original gang had reconstituted — only to offer rerecorded versions of the early stuff no one wanted them to retouch. Now King and Gill are back at it. Content (YepRoc) contains their first new material in 16 years, and it finds them as discontent as ever. Technology’s evolved a bit since Gang of Four’s last go-round, but you’ll notice it more in the lyrics than in the music. “You Don’t Have to Be Mad” is built around Gill’s famously crunchy guitar, which concedes nothing to age. The same can’t be said of a couplet like “You look good with no clothes on/ I’ll take photos on my phone.” That would have sounded as absurd in 1995 as in 1979; now it’s years behind the curve. Elsewhere, Gill goes on about exhibitionism and the disconnection inherent in being connected to everyone and everything all the time. But who expects subtlety from Gang of Four? Entertainment! hurled verbal bombs at commerce and labor, recreational sex and romance, history and current events. “Guerrilla war struggle is a new entertainment,” Jon King proclaims eight times on “5-45,” and if that seems like an exaggeration, consider the context. “Watch new blood on the 18-inch screen,” he sings, “The corpse is a new personality.” Perhaps Gang of Four’s most enduring trick is making bodies move to the most inappropriate sentiments about the mating game. “Damaged Goods” struggles with the line between love and lust; “Contract” examines what happens when bodies fall short of the ideal. King’s deadpan delivery and Gill’s spiky guitar spawned waves of imitators, but it’s the lean, mean rhythm section that buried the beat deep in our bones. (m_fine@citypaper.net) ✚ Gang of Four plays the TLA Feb. 5.

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couple growing old with grace. Not so Gerri’s co-worker Mary (Lesley Manville), a seesawing emotional wreck who goes from optimistic delusion to hysterical despair over the course of Another Year’s four seasons. Their relationship is complicated by Mary’s crush on the couple’s son (Oliver Maltman), which grows increasingly desperate as her hope for the future sinks. As is Leigh’s habit, the roles were developed by the actors from scratch, which results in uncommonly rich and layered characterizations. Tom and Gerri are close to paragons at first, a warm and loving couple with a devoted son who are ready to sail into their twilight years. But when circumstances force them to choose between Mary and their own son, their response is swift and pitiless. If they’ve lasted this long, it’s in part because they know when to close ranks. The sticking point in Another Year is Manville’s performance, loaded with the nervous tics that plague many of Leigh’s female characters. I was ambivalent about whether her high-register theatrics were expressionist or merely overthe-top, and months after first seeing the film, the dilemma hasn’t been resolved. Partly it’s because she’s in such stark, and purposeful, contrast to Broadbent and Sheen’s mellow earthiness, but the tension between their styles doesn’t resolve. It doesn’t help when the son shows up with a girlfriend, played by Karina Fernandez, who’s as manic as Mary is depressive. In the scenes where they’re together, you wish you could simply lower the emotional volume a notch or two. Even so, Another Year is one of Leigh’s most openly philosophical movies, pondering the questions that come with advancing age and the far-reaching consequences of decisions made in even the most ordinary circumstances. You get the feeling you’ve lived with these people for the year the film spans, and learned something from them, even if it’s by way of a bad example. —Sam Adams

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DRINK TO THAT: The sticking point in Another Year is Lesley Manville’s performance, loaded with nervous tics and high-register theatrics.

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³ JENNY DRUMGOOLE’S WORK has become

increasingly bizarre, humorous and unsettling — a feminist Borat meets David Lynch. (Full disclosure: I was acquainted with Drumgoole before she began her 2006 M.F.A. at Yale, where she entered as a photographer and emerged a video artist.) In her latest piece, Drumgoole integrates autobiographical documentary with fantasy and animation. The installation tells the story of Drumgoole’s participation in a recipe contest sponsored by Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Paula Deen. Contestants were asked to tape themselves

using cream cheese in original recipes. To inspire them, Deen posted a series of online “Tips from the Team,” which Drumgoole follows artfully. As possible “garnishments” for a “Sweet and Savory Cream Cheese Mould,” she suggests “some ribbons, some straws, some flowers and cat toys. Give yourself more options than not.” Drumgoole explores the relationship between a private individual and the artifice of a public personality like Deen, though the core of her work in this and other projects is a conflicted relationship with food: a dance between longing and repulsion. When does sustenance become self-destructive self-indulgence? As the artist’s animated creamcheese head says, “It’s your worst nightmare — you’re battling your primitive self which has a lot more cunning and power than you could ever have imagined.” To which Drumgoole replies, “It’s delicious!” (r_rice@citypaper.net)

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“I mean, think about it, in their mind they have every right to think that the United States must be full of assholes.”

she says. “I was attempting to be a compassionate witness while I was there. … And, you know, I didn’t even get to do any yoga with former detainees. There just wasn’t the opportunity.

stage and a budget of about $300. An InterAct Theatre Co. board member fell for it, and gave a DVD copy of the show to artistic director Seth Rozin. He fell for it, too: Love Lessons opens Saturday at InterAct. In a basement rehearsal space on Sansom Street, Schelter slumps down into a chair facing an imaginary audience. Her posture suddenly transforms into a distinctively male presence — slouched, but forward and direct. Her voice is not only deeper, but it seems to have a musical cadence, too: “My name is Abdulwahab. I am 33 years old. I am from a small village. I gained about 20 kilos since leaving Abu Ghraib. I was born in Iran. I am Sunni, Muslim.” Later, Schelter sits more comfortably at the lip of the tiny stage: “I mean, think about it, in their mind they have every right to think that the United States must be full of fucking assholes,”

But at least I think they got the sense from me that not all Westerners would do this again. I’m thankful for that.” (editorial@citypaper.net) ✚ Love Lessons from Abu Ghraib runs

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³ BEYOND THE GRAVE Even before Lantern Theater Co.’s A Skull in Connemara starts, you know you’re in Martin McDonagh Land. Is it the large cottage room with fireplace that should look inviting but somehow doesn’t? The shabby attempts at creature comfort (record player, pea-green Barcalounger) that just make the place seem sadder? The large crucifix hanging over all of it? Dirk Durossette’s superb set has it all, as well as a pickax hanging from the ceiling beams. There’s even a graveyard that seems to be swallowing up home and hearth, which pretty much says it all. You see, Mick Dowd, a sad-sack widower in the tiny community of Leenane in Connemara, Ireland, picks up extra cash by emptying graves from the overcrowded church cemetery, so new occupants can be accommodated. (The clergy are aware of this and mostly look the other way — remember, this is a Martin McDonagh play.) It’s a dirty job, and it may be that Mick also has a dirty secret: He was a drunk driver in a car accident that killed his wife, and town gossip has it that there was more to it. Anyway, Mick plows along, willing to mind his own business as long as nobody bothers him. But it doesn’t quite work that way. Instead, he suffers interruptions galore. There’s Mary, a local busybody/ bingo enthusiast, and Thomas, a wily but creepy cop. Most of all, there’s Mairtin, the oafish village lad who occasionally works for Mick, and is prone to putting his foot in it — sometimes with shocking consequences. Skull, the second play in McDonagh’s Connemara trilogy, may

be the least frequently performed of this wildly popular writer’s canon. There’s a reason for that — Skull lacks some of the thrust and craftsmanship of his best works, and goes on a bit too long. And of course, Hamlet set rather a high bar for darkly comic depictions of grave-digging. Still, McDonagh’s gleeful excesses are here in abundance. Not exactly the king of understatement, McDonagh is surprisingly modest in his title. I counted at least three skulls here, not to mention bones galore. How those remains are disposed of is a dazzlingly virtuosic display of comedic writing, and here Skull really delivers. As with all McDonagh, the greatest fun is watching him systematically annihilate the iconic themes and stereotypes of traditional Irish plays. Not for him the noble suffering of the poor; nor the strong matriarchs whose tough love and near-to-godly goodness holds families together; nor even religious faith that can partially redeem lost souls. This is a brutal world of drunks, cheats, liars and idiots. And it’s a very funny place. The script is full of hilarious digressions and non sequiturs that shock and amuse in

equal measure. Yes, Skull is a comedy, occasionally even a farce. And on that level, Lantern’s production, co-directed by M. Craig Getting and Kathryn MacMillan, has terrific moments, especially in Act 2. But on opening night, the long expository sections of Act 1 dragged a bit, and lacked easy conversational flow, and a couple of key performances — Jake Blouch as Mairtin and Jered McLenigan as Thomas — were funny but one-note. (McLenigan is brave and bold, but too often seems to be playing sketch comedy.) Across the board, Skull needs to be painted in darker colors, with something sinister underscoring the humor. But the show still delivers, and Stephen Novelli (Mick) gives a nuanced performance with exactly the right blend of light and shadow. This was the rare production where flaws that were noticeable at the time seemed less in retrospect — and the highs of the evening seemed even better the day after. Through Feb. 13, $28-$36, Lantern Theater Co. at St. Stephen’s Theater, 923 Ludlow St., 215-829-0395, lanterntheater.org.

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³ ELEMENTS OF STYLE Even if you didn’t read Larry Keigwin’s bio in the program notes for his company’s show at the Annenberg Center, you still could’ve figured out some of his creative influences. Keigwin’s credits include staging an event for Fashion Week; creating choreography for the Radio City Rockettes and an off-Broadway musical; and running a cabaret featuring modern dance, vaudeville and burlesque. Vestiges of each experience showed up in Elements, a sly, playful program in which Keigwin becomes choreographic collagist and dance DJ. It’s accessible and enjoyable enough to elicit laughs — like when a male dancer wearing towels on his head comically vamps it up while voguing with a water bottle, or when a few other dancers flash their bare behinds as they scurry off stage. The towels are part of a running shower-and-spa motif in Water, one of the four segments of Elements. The other three — Fire, Earth and Air – also have strong visual and theatrical themes. Fancifully costumed performers in Fire are evocative of acrobatic circus flamethrowers; in Earth, dancers turn into feral lizards; and then everyone takes off as flight attendants for Air, the show’s finale. Keigwin’s choreography is an agile mash-up

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of ballet, modern and hip-hop. Meantime, the soundtrack plays Mozart, Cole Porter, Willie Nelson and Philip Glass. Inspired by the four elements, the show is squarely earthbound in sensibility. Abstraction is at a minimum and intellectual pretension is nowhere in sight. Keigwin and his crew steer clear of loading

up the show with gestures that are deeply steeped in the academic language of dance. This approach could irk dance purists and others who feel that entertainment and serious art are at opposite ends of the spectrum. But the two can meet in the middle, and this production is a prime example. Jan. 21, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. —Deni Kasrel


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BHUTTO|AWhen Benazir Bhutto was assassinated on Dec. 27, 2007, her family was horrified but not altogether shocked. According to Duane Baughman and Johnny O’Hara’s documentary, hers was a life of tumult and tragedy: For all her commitment to public service — elected twice to be Pakistan’s prime minister — she also felt compelled by a kind of destiny. Educated at Harvard and Oxford, a woman of great intellect and expectations, she was picked by her father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, to succeed him as political heir (this being a departure from the Muslim tradition of handing down legacies to sons). Bhutto agreed to an arranged marriage as a means to navigate her career, only to have her husband, Asif Ali Zardari, spend 11 of their 17 years in prison. Indeed, she also spent many years in detention, as Pakistani military leaders sought ways to contain her. Sorting through Pakistan’s remarkably complex history, replete with strife, violence and corruption, the movie posits Bhutto — also a devoted mother — as an embodiment of democracy (and, so, hope and freedom), her energy and persistence revealed in archival interviews, adoring crowd scenes and haunting images of her white scarf blowing in the wind. These conventional visuals are punctuated by lively music soundtrack choices (including Cat Stevens, now Yusuf Islam) as well as animated maps and other graphics, insisting on Bhutto’s unusual ability to cross borders, between past and present, East and West, personal and political. —Cindy Fuchs (Ritz at the Bourse)

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THE MECHANIC|D Those with a hard-on for Jason Statham movies — or Jason

Statham himself — will be hugely disappointed by this flaccid remake of the 1972 Charles Bronson vehicle. As assassin for hire Arthur Bishop, Statham’s best moments are in the first 10 minutes: He efficiently executes an execution, and he takes his shirt off — twice. But after Bishop is forced to kill wheelchair-bound mentor Donald Sutherland (for his hammy acting?), he takes Sutherland’s errant son, Steve (Ben Foster), under his wing. Foster takes over the film, and it’s a foolhardy move in a wrongheaded movie. In some confusing, Cuisinart-edited action sequences — as egregiously offensive as they are irredeemably violent — tiny, wiry Steve beats up some central casting stereotypes, proving that Foster is badly miscast as a badass. Alas, The Mechanic quickly, and not discreetly, gets worse. Tony Goldwyn, as Bishop’s “boss,” turns up to deliver several hilariously awful lines with a straight face. And the “surprise” ending is no real surprise. Statham’s magnetism is so completely absent here, fans will feel betrayed like the various double-crossed characters. They may even want revenge. —Gary M. Kramer (UA Grant, UA Main St., UA Riverview)

THE RITE Read Shaun Brady’s review at citypaper.net/movies. (Roxy, UA 69th St., UA Grant, UA Main St., UA Riverview)

✚ CONTINUING 127 HOURS|B+ Outdoorsman/loner Aron Ralston (James Franco) finds the sticky end of solitude when he’s trapped at the bottom of a ravine, his right arm pinned by a boulder. Like a steroidal Into the Wild, the movie follows Aron to the logical end of his lonewolf lifestyle, leaving him with nothing but his wits and the contents of his backpack. It may take a while to recover from


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Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling play an unhappily married couple attempting to reignite the flame in Derek Cianfrance’s bombshell feature. The movie’s approach is uniformly glum, but the actors’ bloodied performances find tragedy in the mundane process of falling out of love. Cianfrance prizes verisimilitude over insight, which means the movie gives you a lot to feel but not much to think about. Still, it’s quietly devastating. See it with someone you love, but only if you’re prepared for an uncomfortable discussion afterward. —S.A. (Ritz Five)

THE KING’S SPEECH|B+ As the soon-to-be George VI, Colin Firth is a reluctant royal with a stutter that acts up around his domineering

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SOMEWHERE|B+ The atmosphere Sofia Coppola creates in her fourth feature is so lovely, it’s a shame when it’s roiled by the encroachment of plot. Action star Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) is going nowhere fast, marinating in creature comforts as the life slowly seeps out of him. He’s briefly engaged in fleeting

moments with his daughter (Elle Fanning), whom he brings along on a trip to a baffling Italian awards ceremony, but mostly he just lets time pass. Coppola breaks Somewhere’s spell in its final reel, grafting on a heavy-handed ending overburdened with sophomore symbolism. Like her protagonist, she knows the best places to hang out, but not where to go from there. —S.A. (Ritz Five)

TRUE GRIT|B+ The Coen brothers’ True Grit is uncharacteristically restrained, its images softened by the haze of frontier dust. Casting Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn gives the character a slovenly air; when Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) first makes contact with him, it’s through the wall of a privy. “The jakes is occupied” is his only response to her offer of cash

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While the true story of “Irish” Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) has all the makings of a Rocky-style “triumph of the human spirit,” David O. Russell finds plenty of fodder for his more caustic imaginings in Ward’s family. The most monumental obstacles Ward confronts come out of being born into a large Massachusetts clan seemingly

Given that so many comedies these days are predicated on juvenile male fantasies, it could be considered a blow for gender equality that No Strings Attached essentially flips that conceit on its head. The girl (Natalie Portman) is still gorgeous, but here she’s the one with complicated contradictions and wise-cracking roommates. Ashton Kutcher’s Adam is made the shallow object of lust, albeit less for his looks than for his cuddly, puppy-dog romanticism. It’s a far cry from Ivan Reitman’s heyday, but it’s certainly an improvement over his last effort, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, faint praise be damned. —S.B. (UA 69th St., UA Grant, UA Main St., UA Riverview)

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Finding regular, hard-working Americans facing harsh realities at every strata of society, The Company Men has all the makings of a valiantly cynical Bruce Springsteen tune. Writer/ director John Wells sets out to put a human face on the country’s current economic woes, with Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper and Tommy Lee Jones as three casualties of a corporate giant’s downsizing. The performances breathe some life into what is an excessively schematic portrait of a corporate culture out of control; Wells’ conclusions are too tidy, but these characters suggest a more complex reality. —Shaun Brady (Ritz Five)

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Eckhart) have already lost their son, a 4-year-old who dashed out in front of a car eight months earlier. John Cameron Mitchell’s film examines their grief but avoids wallowing in it, keeping a cool but unflinching distance as the couple redefine their lives in the presence of an overwhelming absence. Nicole Kidman is perfectly cast as a woman defined by control; it’s easy to overlook Aaron Eckhart as the husband more comfortable displaying his pain, but his is perhaps the more complex character — trying to hold on to every trace of his son’s memory while pushing forward into a redefined life. —S.B. (Ritz at the Bourse)

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THE GREEN HORNET|BSeth Rogen is Britt Reid, spoiled son of a cold L.A. newspaper magnate (Tom Wilkinson), forced to take responsibility for a media empire when his dad is felled in a freak accident. Somehow, this turns into a cue for him to team up with science-genius houseboy/barista Kato (Taiwanese superstar actor/ singer Jay Chou, in his first Hollywood role) to form a crime-fighting duo posing as the new kids on the underworld block. As a whole Hornet is a flabby, overlong vehicle that’s too concerned with emboldening Rogen’s shtick to focus on its real breakout strength, the surprising and charming Chou. —Drew Lazor (UA 69th St., UA Grant, UA Main St., UA Riverview)

father. It grows bad enough for him to seek help from an offbeat Australian, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush); Speech boils down to a series of confrontations between patient and therapist. Rush’s flamboyance is tempered by Firth’s muted sorrow, and his character’s gradual opening gives Firth a chance to push past the boundaries of his own interiority. —S.A. (Ritz Five, UA 69th St., UA Grant)

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intent on undercutting any chance of success in the name of a delusional family honor. Russell at times succumbs to a penchant for cheap caricature, never deciding between black comedy or hardscrabble drama. But he wisely keeps all the direct brutality within the aggressive messiness of life outside the ring. —S.B. (UA Grant, UA Main St., UA Riverview)

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THE WAY BACK|B In Peter Weir’s The Way Back, Jim Sturgess plays Janusz, a Pole whose tortured wife falsely accuses him of spying for foreign powers. When he arrives at the prison camp, his commander tells the assembled inmates that their true prison is not made of fences but the implacable wastes around them. From scouring snows to the pitiless desert, they trek on, searching in vain for a country that has not been touched by the scourge of Stalin. Until its heavyhanded ending, The Way Back serves as an understated allegory about the spread of Soviet totalitarianism, with prisoners from a wide swath of countries making up the ad hoc procession. —S.A. (Ritz at the Bourse)

 REPERTORY FILM THE BALCONY 1003 Arch St., 215-922-6888, thetroc. com. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008, U.S., 111 min.): A guy goes on vacation to forget about the girlfriend who just dumped him, but it turns out she’s there, too — with another dude! Mon., Jan. 31, 8 p.m., $3.

BRYN MAWR FILM INSTITUTE 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, 610-527-9898, brynmawrfilm.org. Cats and Dogs (2001, U.S., 87 min.): Underneath all that fur and slobber, these pusses and pooches are waging a full-blown war against each other. Sat., Jan. 29, 11 a.m., $5. Open Screen Mondays Submit your film to be shown on the big screen. Mon., Jan. 31, 9:15 p.m., free.

INTERNATIONAL HOUSE 3701 Chestnut St., 215-895-6543, ihousephilly.org. Nashville (1976,

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U.S., 159 min.) Using the country music capital as a backdrop, director Robert Altman humorously exposes how show business, politics and greedy personal ambition intersect. Wed., Feb. 2, 6:30 p.m., free.

SECRET CINEMA International House, 3701 Chestnut St., 215-895-6543, thesecretcinema. com. The Oldest Profession (1967, France, 109 min.): A thoughtful grouping of short films that chronicle the different eras of prostitution (see details, p. 23). Thu., Jan. 27, 7 p.m., $8.

SURFACE DEPOSIT FILM SERIES Tyler School of Art, Temple Gallery, Temple University, 2001 N. 13th St., first floor, 215-777-9144, temple.edu. Dark City (1998, U.S., 111 min.): A man wakes up one day to discover the world is controlled by mind-altering beings known as the Strangers. Fri., Jan. 28, 12 p.m., free. Chungking Express (1994, Hong Kong, 98 min.): Two lovesick policemen pine over lost love in a restaurant in Hong Kong. Mon., Jan. 31, 6-8 p.m., free.

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InterAct Theatre Co. gets back to intense political drama with Frances Ya Chu Cowhig’s Lidless, about Guantanamo Bay interrogator Alice (Kittson O’Neill) who, 15 years later,

The 1960s were the heyday of the omnibus film, with regular gatherings of European cinema all-stars pitching in their variations on themes from Edgar Allan Poe (Spirits of the

piece shares that film’s alienating effects while revisiting the dehumanizing sci-fi world of Alphaville. Karina plays a prostitute specializing in the verbal rather than the physical, allowing Godard to indulge in his trademark emotionless non sequiturs, enhanced by regular updates on radioactivity levels on the soundtrack. Secret Cinema’s Jay Schwartz provides the American release print, dubbed in English but retaining Godard’s use of bold monochromes rather than the black-and-white found in European edits that have turned up on YouTube. —Shaun Brady Thu., Jan. 27, 7 p.m., $8, Ibrahim Theater at International House, 3701 Chestnut St., 866-468-7619, thesecretcinema.com.

cymbals sound like rattling sheet metal, double-tracked guitars rumble like an amp on the fritz, and vocals wander in a nervy, unsteady baritone. Goth is the easy comparison to make, and I’m sure the band — skull and crossbones show fliers and all — wouldn’t dispute it. Some members came from Dark Horse and the Carousels, after all, a defunct group of garage-chic locals who knew a thing or two about style. But that band also had substance and sincerity, and likewise, Fangtooth’s sound hits a raw nerve in a way that surface descriptors can’t sum up. Their 2011 gets off to a great start with a show at the M Room tonight, and in Making Time’s Rock Tits basement on Saturday. —John Vettese

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✚ FAR-OUT FANGTOOTH Philly four-piece Far-Out Fangtooth loves its ambience. Crash

Thu., Jan. 27, 8 p.m., $10, with Blank Dogs and The Soft Moon, M Room, 15 W. Girard Ave., 215-739-5577, themanhattanroom.com; Sat., Jan. 29, 8 p.m., $10, at Making Time with La Femme and Small Black, Voyeur, 1221 St. James St., igetrvng.com.

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✚ DAHI DIVINE QUINTET Are they slipping something into the school lunch program these days? For whatever reason, the city is on a roll with jazz prodigies lately, headlined by drummer Justin Faulkner, who was worrying about tour dates with Branford Marsalis at the same time he was picking out a tux for the senior prom. Next in line is tenor saxophonist Dahi Divine, whose impressive credentials already include sharing the stage with the Dave Matthews Band at last year’s Grammys. Now a second-semester freshman at New York’s New School of Jazz & Contemporary Music, Divine returns home accompanied

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Dead) to sex (Boccaccio ’70) to young love (Love at Twenty). The mostly forgotten, rarely seen 1967 portmanteau The Oldest Profession has another go at sexual relations, this time of the paid variety. The first five segments largely justify the film’s neglect, all coy swinging-’60s antics with Benny Hill-caliber comedy. Each piece examines prostitution in a different historical era, traveling from Franco Indovina’s LaughIn prehistory stocked with hippie cavemen through Philippe de Broca’s oh-so-French revolution to Claude AutantLara’s sex-on-wheels modern Paris, stopping to ogle Raquel Welch, Jeanne Moreau and Elsa Martinelli along the way. But suddenly, at the tail end of all these free-love frolics, comes Jean-Luc Godard’s Anticipation, ou L’amour en l’an 2000, the director’s final collaboration with star Anna Karina and as daring and inventive as the other segments are tossed-off and trite. Created contemporaneously with Weekend, the

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has managed (with the help of Army-issued pharmaceuticals) to completely suppress all memories of her prior life — until a Pakistani Muslim (J. Paul Nicholas) tracks her down in her Minnesota flower shop. He demands part of her liver as compensation for the torture and disease he endured in the prison camp. The playwright describes Lidless, set in 2019 when Gitmo is now a Disneyland-like resort, as an “adult fairy tale” exploring our tendency toward national amnesia.


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³ TARMAC DELAYS. Baggage charges. Body scans. In today’s era of air travel, why would Penn archaeologist Jill Weber outfit her wine bar, Jet, with an airplane theme? “I wanted to represent the concept of a truly global vineyard,” explains Weber, whose travels have introduced her to wines in exotic locations like Syria, Turkey, Armenia and Norway. Jet so captures the carefree terminal zeitgeist of 1950s and ’60s, you half-expect a Catch Me If You Can Leo DiCaprio to hurry through the door with a gaggle of leggy blond stewardesses. It’s rendered in chrome accents, resin surfaces and violet lights that make the room glow like a mosquito lantern. Aluminum bar stools surrounding the bowed bar and chairs in the window counter bring the total seating to a trim 16, with standing room at the drink rail and a roomier 18-seat lounge in the basement. Jet serves cheese, charcuterie and snacks designed by consulting chef Matt Zagorski to complement the bar’s by-the-glass stars: 12 reds, 10 whites, three roses and three sparklers, all priced between $6 and $15. “I tell reps to bring me the most unusual wines in their portfolios,” says Weber, a request informing a list that includes a fizzy Cremant de Bourgogne “reminiscent of cream soda,” a honey-banana Soave that “drinks like a rum” and Greek Retsina toned with pine, lemon verbena and thyme. The Febre Montoya Torrontes is worth ordering for its nose, a summery honeysuckle bouquet, if not for its rubbing alcohol finish. For food pairings, appeal to your bartender. Mine hooked up a glass of earthy Gamay that wrangled the sweetness of zaftig squash soup. The chili, though tasty, could use some heat, as could the strange carrot sticks “spiced” with cayenne, paprika and lime. They were like something you’d find in a Mexican kindergartner’s lunchbox. On the sandwich front, skip the skimpy speckand-sottocenere — so little filling, the baguette muffles the ham’s smokiness and the cheese’s truffle essence — for the Jet Special, moist slabs of smoked pork-and-beef meatloaf on pumpernickel slathered with grainy mustard. It’s über-American for a place with such global ambitions, but while traveling, a taste of home is never unwelcome. (adam.erace@citypaper.net)

THEY CALL HER DOCTOR GRUB: Jessica B. Harris’ new book, High on the Hog, takes a historical look at the food traditions that grew out of the African diaspora. She’ll appear at the Free Library Feb. 1. KRISTY MAY

through the food. We live in a world of cookbooks — Lord knows, I’ve contributed 11 to that world — but this is just a deeper, perhaps more thoughtful, study of it.

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LEGENDARY ROOTS Jessica B. Harris gets High on the Hog to examine the culinary reach of the African diaspora. By Will Stone

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n the final chapter of High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America (Bloomsbury, Jan. 4), Jessica B. Harris looks at the culinary cosmos leavened by the narratives of the African diaspora. The Bryn Mawr alum, a tenured professor at Queens College who holds a Ph.D. from NYU, beckons the reader into a sacred, long-loved cookery where iron pots of gumbo and the aromas of praline and More on: molasses speak to the centuries, continents and cultures traversed by African-Americans. Harris, the author of 11 cookbooks, uses her latest to follow the foodways of the diaspora, from the West African vendors selling pepperpot on the streets of Philadelphia to the chuckwagon cooks in the Westward migration. Throughout, Harris traces the story of African-American chefs who found cooking as a means of expression and social mobility. Harris will read from High on the Hog at the Free Library Feb. 1.

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CP: In High on the Hog, you go back to dishes that were popular in the 18th century, many of which we don’t see in the same form anymore. Has this influenced how you cook? JH: Actually, no. I cook the same way as always. There’s food that I research and there’s food that I eat every night for dinner. In some cases, I will cook traditional African-American dishes for celebrations or traditional dishes from the diaspora. CP: Have we lost some of this traditional food in our culture? JH: Not that much has been lost, actually. MORE FOOD AND DRINK COVERAGE AT C I T Y P A P E R . N E T / M E A LT I C K E T.

People eat okra, people eat sesame, people eat watermelon. All of these are ingredients that came from the African continent. Much of what we eat on a daily basis is food and foodstuff that comes from Africa. We just are largely unaware that they do. ... Did you have a cup of coffee this morning?

CP: Yes, several. JH: In fact and indeed, coffee originated in the Ethiopian Highlands. That’s what I mean. Most of us don’t know that.

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of another cookbook? Jessica B. Harris: I thought it was time to start the dialogue about the history of this food, and the history of its people as seen

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eat, I think they will find themselves fascinated by the food of the diaspora and by some of the insights that come from these stories. If you’re hungry, then you want dinner — you don’t want an academic treatise. ... But if you’re curious and want to adventure, there’s much that can be found in the more traditional food of African-Americans. CP: Were there any particularly surprising discoveries

about the heritage of African-American cuisine that you came across when writing the book? JH: The surprises were not necessarily the origins of African food as much as they were the deep connections between food and African entrepreneurship. In Philadelphia, for example, the history of caterers was something I didn’t know much about and would still like to know more about. CP: Why was Philadelphia such a place of opportunity

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for African-American chefs? JH: It had to do with it being a place of freedom and a place with an active African-American community. … As far as the caterers, we’re talking about the 19th century and arguably in the early Federal period, as well. Philadelphia’s African-American community brought together people like [Thomas Jefferson’s chef James] Hemings and Hercules. [Ed. note: Hercules started off as a cook for George Washington and became known as an “accomplished master of the culinary arts.”] So there developed a great tradition of caterers who were, for the most part, people of color — African-American men. They catered for the wealthy. At my talk, I will read an excerpt of Biddle’s “Ode to Bogle.” Nicholas Biddle was a prominent white Philadelphian in the 19th century. CP: Who was Bogle? JH: Bogle was the person who started the whole idea of

the public waiter and began to move that tradition from what was known as a public waiter to a caterer. CP: Do you have a sense of how this tradition of

prominent African-American cooks may be evident in Philadelphia today? JH: When I was [at Bryn Mawr], we always went somewhere for pepperpot. It was the restaurant Bookbinder’s. … My two friends, Will Woys Weaver and Fritz Blank, who used to be the chef-owner of Deux Cheminées, gave me the clue about pepperpot being a traditional Philadelphia dish — a dish that had once been served on the streets of Philadelphia, primarily by women of African descent, and occasionally adorned with fufu dumplings. In the book, there is an illustration of one of those popular pepperpot vendors. This was in the 19th century, but we can see that pepperpot has become a classic Philadelphia dish. (editorial@citypaper.net)

³ NOW SEATING Elixr Coffee | Bean fiend Evan Inatome brings serious

coffee brewery to Center City with the brand-new Elixr, situated in the former Hausbrandt on 15th between Walnut and Locust. Inatome, whose business partner/ brother-in-law is Eagles tackle Winston Justice, is using a La Marzocco espresso machine to serve Kansas-based PT’s Coffee, and offers Au Fournil pastries and Marathon Grill sandwiches, as well. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat.Sun., 7 a.m.-10 p.m. 207 S. 15th St., elixrcoffee.com. Le Pain Quotidien | This Belgium-based café/bakery

chain, which has 150-plus outposts worldwide, has broken into the Philly market with a primo Center City location. LPQ’s forte is fresh-baked breads and pastries, but they also do a wide selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner items. Pull up a seat at the signature communal table when you stop in. 1423-25 Walnut St., 215-751-0570, lepainquotidien.us. Ha Saigon | Ha Diep, who owned Pho Ha on Wash Ave

before selling/relocating to Pho Saigon on Columbus, has shifted once more, setting up in the shopping center at Third and Oregon. (Both previous spots remain open under new ownership.) Ha Saigon offers all the specialties of her previous digs, but will expand offerings moving forward. 320 W. Oregon Ave., Suites 1 and 2, 215-389-1002. ³ WAITING LIST Plenty | Opening Feb. 1, Plenty will serve as a jump-off

for chef Tim McGinnis’ interpretations of comfort foods through the lens of what he considers “lost” American techniques (fish-smoking, pickling, curing, preserving, etc.). Plenty’s selection will include house-prepared deli items/ sides, salads and soups, full-on grab-and-go dinners (mesquite smoked beef; coq au vin) and McGinnis’ infamously delicious sandwiches. 1710 E. Passyunk Ave.

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merchandise market Painting:, 19th & 20th Cent. American & European, PAFA Grads, J. Wyeth posters, Rene, Foss, Remington, etc, 215.468.4684

Cash for Comics: 1940-1970’s Collectors Welcome. 215-510-4372

Desktops/Laptops & Repairs/ Upgrades net ready. Incl MS Ofc,$175 (215)292.4145

Laptops Net Ready, MS Office, Wireless From $179. 500 games $10, 610.453.2525

Arcade video games pinball machine, shuffle bowl alley Trade for new carpeting tntquality@aol.com 215-783-0823

BRAZILIAN FLOORING 3/4", beautiful, $2.25 sf (215)365-5826 CABINETS Glazed maple, brand new, never installed, solid wood/dovetail. Crown molding. Can add or subtract to fit kit. Cost $6400 Sell $1595 610-952-0033 COCA-COLA COLLECTION: Over Pieces, $350, Call 484-680-5602

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POOL TABLE Gorgeous 8’ solid wood 1" slate, lthr pckts, dec legs & access/ Nvr used, $4500, Sell $1495. 610-476-8889.

VENDING MACHINES, Cold Drink/Snack combo, well established maunfacturer, new in box bargain, (610)322-2712

BD MATTRESS Luxury Firm w/box sprIng Brand New Queen cost $1400, sell $299; King cost $1700 sell $399. 610-952-0033

BDRM SET: Solid Cherry Sleigh Bed, Dresser, Mirror, Chest, & 2 Nite Stands. High Quality. One month old, Must sell. Cost $6000 ask. $1500. 610-952-0033 BED A brand new Queen pillow top mattress set w/warr. $249; Full $229; King $349. Memory Foam $295. 215-752-0911

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PERSIAN Kittens, red, cream & white, $175. Free Delivery. 610-781-4779

AKITA, Registered, rare white, 3M, 2F, $700, will hold for deposit (267)344-6152 American Pit Bull Xtra Lg Pups & Adults UKC, Champ bloodline, Call Mike 215-407-9458; www.blueprintbullies.com Australian Shepherd Pups: blue merle & tri-color, $400, 609-254-2727 Boxer (Euro) pups $400 Fawn 2m 1f AKC npereiracls@yahoo.com 302-535-0303 Bull Mastiff Pups, beautiful, AKC, 4 mo, fawn, shots, wormed, 267-888-1796

CANE CORSO PUPPIES - Must Go! P.O.P., Blues & Tans, great temperament, $500-$750/obo, (215)869-8686 Cane Corso Pups, blues & blacks, ICCF reg, 1st shots, $700-$750. 215.424.5780 Cane Corso pups, reg, blue brindle,blue, M/F, p.o.p., $400/neg. 215-360-4727 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Puppies, Retired Adults & Rescues $500-$1800, 215-538-2179 Chesapeake Bay Retriever Pups, AKC, $500, champ, fam raised, (410)482-7376 Chihuahua -maltese mix pups home rsd. shots $300. Call 484-557-1391 Chihuahua -maltese mix pups home rsd. shots $300. Call 484-557-1391 Cockapoo Pup 11wk, 1M, friendly, family raised, vet checked, $350. 610-593-5044 COLLIES - Excellent quality, AKC, blue, tri & sable. Millville, NJ, (856)825-4856 DACHSHUND PUPS - Shots & Wormed, REDUCED $250 & up, 609-517-4368

English Bulldog Pups, Male & Female, parents on premises, papers, shots, vet certified, Call 215-696-5832 English Bulldog Rutt Bulldog Puppies $1500. 717-572-9602 English Bulldogs,ACA, home raised,shots, vet chkd, ready now, $1500 610.587.8088 German Shepherd Dog Puppies from Titled Imported Parents.(717)309-9614 German Shepherd Pups: Large Boned. Parents on prem. Good with kids. www.jolindys.com. (610)495-7247 G erman Shorthaired Pointer A K C Males/Females/1st Shots/ Ready Now $400 (609) 313-7828 Goldendoodles, Labradoodles, Bernedoodles: Designer pups, health guar. $300-$1200. 484-678-6696 Golden Retriever Pups AKC $600.00 (856) 667-7146 www.murphysgoldens.com Golden Retriever Pups - AKC, 6M, 3F, $600/ea. 2 year guarantee,814-448-3792 LAB pups, AKC, black, shots, wormed, family raised. $350. 717-406-7891 Labrador Retriever Beautiful, AKC, OFA, Family Raised. $1000. 570-547-6362 Labrador Retriever pups for sale $800 www.cedarcreek.org Maltese Puppy Sale, $25. more off with this ad! 609-267-3111 / animalkingdomn-j.net MALTESE PUPS AKC exc. quality, shots, vet checked, $800& up. 856-629-1299 MALTESE PUPS, AKC, vet checked. Ready to go. Call 856-875-6707 Maltipoo pups designer pups Males: 2 Bl, 1 Br, 1 Wh, $495. Lgarman@emypeople.net. (717)336-4398 Malti-Poos: Males, 8 wks, vet checked, 1st shots, wormed, $400. 215-638-2646 Miniature Pinscher Pups 1M, 1F, ACA, 8 weeks, $300. 856-374-0245

BED: Brand New Queen Pillowtop Mattress Set w/warr, In plastic. $175; Twin $140; 3 pc King $265; Full set $155. Memory foams avl. Del. avl 215-355-3878 Bedroom 6pc Queen Cherry or Oak $425. 5pc Sleigh $950. 215-752-0911 Bedroom Set brand new queen 5 pc esp. brown $489. Del Avail 215-355-3878 SECTIONAL "L" Shaped w/matching ottomon. 6 colors. $575. 215-752-0911 SOFE FOR SALE, white, "new" $500. Call Elaine 267-625-5855

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everything pets Eng. Bulldog pups: AKC, M/F, ready soon, $1195, Lgarman@emypeople.net. Call (717)336-4398 ENGLISH BULLDOG 1M 1F AKC Ch. Ped. $2,000/ea., serious only 267-294-4323

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Antique & Collectable Buyer, Coins, Gold, Costume Jewelry, Military, Toy Cars, Dolls, Trains, Barbie Cleanouts Will Travel

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Books -Trains -Magazines -Toys Dolls - Model Kits 610-689-8476 Cameras, Clocks, Toys, Radios, Dolls, Porcelain, Magazines, Military I Buy Anything Old..Except People! Call Al 215-698-0787

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Norfolk Terrier Norfolk/Yorkie Mixed Puppies 8 Weeks Old $675. 1-484-266-9309

SUPER BOWL TIX WANTED

JUNK CARS WANTED Up to $200 for Junk Cars 215-888-8662

PITBULL pups, m/f, blks, blues, s/w, ADBA reg., $200-$400. 267-597-0396

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Lionel/Am Flyer/Trains/Hot Whls $$$$ Aurora TJet/AFX Toy Cars 215-396-1903

Pit Bull UKC papers, blue, fawn, Female 9wks, $800. 267-456-5597 Pomeranian Pups: 1 M, 1 F, ACA, shots, wormed, ready to go, $425 856-742-9361 Poodle Pups, standard, AKC, very loving & affectionate, parents on premesis, great with kids, Call (610)381-2955

POODLE, Toy, AKC, Male, black, shots, $450, 856-220-9794 PUG PUPPIES - AKC, vet chkd, s/w, family raised, M & F $400. (717)644.4840 Rottweiler Pups AKC, Champ. Bloodlines. $700 (717)768-8157 Rottweiler pups, AKC, fem, shots current, lrg block heads, $700. 302.888.1267 SHAR PEI - AKC, 3 M, 1 Fem, lilac, shots, ready to go, Eric, $1100, 609-351-6671

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SHIH TZU PUPPIES - M/F, AKC Pedigree, 1st shots, vet checked, Happy, healthy pups, 609-576-9014

Shih Tzu pups, all Males, 1st shots, all colors, $400. 610-639-8603

CNA: Experienced only need apply, 28 hours per week, 215-332-1759 HEALTH CARE needed, willing to train, $100 fee. Call (267)973-4635 Live in Nanny/Housekeeper, Horsham, PA. No smoking/alcohol (267)575.0823

Yellow Lab Pups - ACA, shots & wormed, parents on premises, stocky build & broad heads, ready 1/14, $450, 717-442-0853 Yellow Labrador Retriever Pups ACA Cute, friendly, stocky, wide heads. Not a puppy mill. $500. 717-381-5026

Yorkie Pup, ACA, all shots, guaranteed, gorgeous toy male, $975, 215-824-3541 YORKIES Gorgeous, AKC, family raised, shots, $900. Call 215-332-4276 Yorkshire Terrier Maltese Shihtzu Pomeranian puppies www.puppies234.com 1888-502-0444 $200-$560

CAREGIVER: experienced, reliable, trust worthy, car, references. 215-915-2678 DRYWALL FINISHER/PATCH PLASTERER Water damage. Call Purnell 215.432.0815 Gentleman w/Truck Desires Work Moving & Junk Removal. 215-878-7055 If you need tutoring for any subject 610-464-9292 clearly give # twice I VOLUNTEER as a Companion/Aide for person with HIV/AIDS, P/T 267.970.7649

50xx Aspen 2 BR $750+elec newly renov, c/a, w/w crpt 267.441.9363 52nd & Parkside 2 BR $650+utils 3rd flr & studios from $500. 215.284.7944 57th & Market St sm Efficiency $395+ gas/elec, 2nd flr, near trans, 215.472.2717

N. 53rd St. between Vine & Arch Spacious 1br, 215-816-3857 & 843-4087 S. 60th St. 2 BR/1 BA $970 newly renovated, spacious, voucher programs accepted. Call 215-669-7813 WEST PHILA 3 BR newly renovated, Section 8 and all rental programs welcome. Call (484)614-6043

38xx Haverford lg 2 BR $640+utils hrdwd floors, washer/dryer, 215-917-1091 4714 Warrington Ave 1 & 2br $675 very spacious, newly renov 215-382-1583 49xx Warrington lrg 2Br $700+utils 1st/last/1 mo sec. 215-990-8649 Chuck 50th & Baltimore Vic 1BR & Efficiency Clean & convenient to trans,215.748.4848

20xx Christian St. Studio $725+elec 1st mo. rent & 1 mo sec. 856-629-9529

1411 N. 76th St. 2 BR Condo $875 nw rugs, windws, w/d, prkg 215.740.4900 17XX N. 57th St 1st Fl, 2BR/1BA 700/mth util. Need 1st, last & sec (move in w/$2100). Close to shopping and SEPTA. No pets. Need good cred, job & references. EIK, new paint, new carpet, large & bright. Ask for Langston Court. 484-2781672. Avail immediately! 61xx Nassau Rd 1 & 2 BR $550-$675 LR & DR, hrdwd flrs, (267)230-2600 62xx W Jefferson 2br w/w crpt, newly renov, (215)375-0132 7400-7700 Brockton 1-2 BR $595-$875 www.perutoproperties.com 215.740.4900 7700 Brockton Rd 1br $695 golf course, c/a, prkg, w/d 215.740.4900 7xx N. 63rd St. 1BR/1BA $550 609-315-1259

56th & Chester 2 BR $650 big kitchen, move-in ready, 267.918.2684

River Park House lg Studio $850 util inc washer/dryer, a/c, (484)557-9658

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SHELTIES - AKC, Tri-males, 1.5 years, 8 months, 8 weeks, parents tested, all shots, health guarantee, 610-838-7221

SHIH-TZU 8 wks, F, ACA, shots $500. Also 1 yr old M, $350. 215-601-8202

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11xx S. 11th St. 3BR/1.5Ba $1,500+utils new renov., pets ok, hw flrs 215.280.8005 4xx S. 8th 2 BR bi-lvl $1035+ HEAT INC. yard, call after 1p 215.218.9174 Front St / Northern Liberties (2) 2br, (2) 1br bi-level, deck, oak kitch, hdwd, w/d, $1150-$1350. Call (215)879-5300

61xx Ludlow 2 BR $695+ utils newly renov, close to trans, 267-251-5547 913 S 49th St. 1BR/1BA $560 3rd Floor. Available immediately. 267-987-3633

14xx N. 52nd St 1Br $600 2nd flr, $1800 move-in. 610-454-0292 3958 Poplar St. 1br $550+utils large clean apt, no drugs, 267-259-0430 4xx S. 62nd St 1br $600+utils $1800 mvn, 2br also avail. 267-972-9693 50th & Haverford 1 BR $550 & up Lg kitch & bath, sec+rent.215-747-4049

Bryn Mawr Av., 1 BRs, hdwd flrs, $625725+ cook gas & elect. 215-247-0670.

18xx Venango Effic $125/wk;2 BR $700 +utils,lndry on site,Avl Feb 1 267.339.1662 22xx 33rd St. Efficiency $535+elec lrg newly ren apt, sec dep (302)507-8050 2511 N. 33rd St. 1st flr 1.5br $550 $1650 move in, hdwd flrs (215)365.4567 29th & Cecil B Moore: shared kit/bath, $100-$115, no security, 302-507-8050 36xx N. 6th St 2br/1ba $600+util 2nd floor. 2 month security 215-205-1884


N. Phila rooms for rent, Single Occupancy, $75-$125/wk (267)339-9839 7th & Rockland 1Br $700+utils handicap accessible. Call 215-472-2717

1145 W. Venango St. 1br $600 hdwd flrs, new kit/bath. 215-519-7336 1, 2, 3, 4 Bedroom FURNISHED APTS LAUNDRY - PARKING 215-223-7000

16xx SUSQUEHANA Ave 1br $500 Temple Univ Area newly renovated, hardwood flrs, HVAC. 215-844-1103 18xx Glenwood 1 BR $500+ utils 1st & 2nd flr dplx,credit chk 215.878.9309 37XX N Sydenham St. Effic $450 & utils 1 mo. rent & 2 mos. security. App. Fee 215 879-9101

1200 Blk of Wagner Ave. 1BR/1BA $575 carpet BR, Hrdwd flrs, Bk yard and porch. Water included in rent 215-437-7980.

5th & Blvd lrg 1BR $550+ utils EIK, foyer, 1st/last & sec, 267-307-1729 The Julien Apts- 5600 Ogontz Ave Studio, 1Br& 2Br-Bright & Spacious Apts. 1st Month Free to Qualified Applicants Students,Senior Citizens&Sec 8 Welcome! Call or Come In M-F 9-5pm 215.276.5600

1500 W Erie 1 BR, $600. Studio $500 spacious, call 267-230-2600

63xx Germantown Ave 2br $675/mo Lrg, low utils, w/w cpt, yrd, 215-681-3896 7500 GermantwnAv 1&2br Grdn-type apts. Winter Special! Newly dec, d/w, g/d w/w, hw, a/c, w/d, cable, pet friendly, free park’g 215-233-3322/275-1457 Cliveden St,1 BR/tile BA $565+ g/d, a/c, reno,off st,no pet,fridge 215.782.8030 McPherson St 1br $600 & 2br $650 duplex, deck, conv to mall, (215)681-8657 Mt. Pleasant 2br $750+utils renov, 1 mo sec + 1 mo rent (215)472.6147 W. Mt. Airy 2br/1 ba apt $1050-$1150 In restored Mansion, frpl, LR, hw flrs,mod kit w/ ceramic flrs, SS new appls, wd, ca, off st prkg, Across from Upsal train station, Call A Jefferson @ (215) 849-4343

1313 Medary Ave 2nd flr 2br $800+utils DR, kitchen, LR, sun porch, 215-840-5221 6110 N. Broad St. 1BR/1BA $550 Cozy apt with mod kit with refrig, wall to wall, tiled bath, freshly painted, walk to fernrock & broad olney, all elec util, 2 mo rent to move in with fair credit. Must be employed for 1 yr. 215-742-0700 69xx Forest Ave. nr Ogontz 2br $750 nwly renov., off st parkng 610.613.4497 Broad & Cheltnhm 1br $650 Studio $550 Quiet, Balcony, SEPTA (215)717-8245 E Oak Lane 2 BR $925+utils near transport. & schools, (215)668-0676 E. OAK LANE 2Br Apt. starting at $850 heat incl, near transp. 267-253-8431 N. Park Ave 2Br duplex $750+utils hdwd flrs, full size LR & DR(267)205-6257

20xx Estauth St. 1br/1ba $565+utils renov, LR, hdwd flrs, w/d, (215)704-2520 FRANKFORD 1 BR $450 newly renovated, + electric, 215.624.7100

1BR & 2BR Apts $690-$815 spacious, great loc., upgraded, heat incl, PHA vouchers accepted 267-210-3189 236 W WALNUT LN effic/1br fr $540 SPECIAL-$99 Sec Deposit! HISTORIC Apts. Close to transp 215-849-7260

401 West Walnut Lane 1BR $650 Studio $524. Free park, laundry/elevator close to train bus 65 53 Close to CC www.youcanmovehere.com 215-843-1392 5220 Wayne Ave. Studio & 1br newly renov 267.767.6959 Lic# 507568 601 Church Lane 1br & 2br apts nr LaSalle Univ, 267.767.6959 lic#494336 63xx MORTON 2nd flr 1BR $550+ hwd flr, EIK, $100 1st month 215.224.2872

47xx Longshore Ave 2 BR $700-$750+ 1 mo sec.+ last mo rent, Refrigerator, storage 215- 824-3010; 215-833-5888 4941 Oxford Ave 1BR Newly renov, Lic #433313 (267)767.6959 60xx Torresdale Ave 1br $550-$600 Sec 8 & Handicap welcome.267-992-3233 6812 Ditman St. Large 1BR prkg, lndry fac. 267.767.6959 Lic# 212751 94xx Woodbridge 2br $700 ready to move in, EIK, off-street parking. available now. (215)464-9966 Grant & Ashton 2br $800+ nice apt, c/a, w/d, Call 267-901-8873 MAYFAIR 19135 1Br/1Ba $625/mo Fully renovated. Call 215-852-9738 ONTARIO & ’I’ ST 1BR 1st fl + bonus room $500+all utils 267-312-7100 Rhawnhurst duplex 2br/1ba $850+ wshr/dryer, d/w, garage, 215.354.0069

Moorestown 1br $995 ht & hot wtr incl spacious apt + office in historic home close to shopping. N/S (856)273-8979 RIVERSIDE Spac 1BR, W/D, porch, yd Avail now $875+. Jim 856 461 4824

16xx Swain St. 1BR $400 215-609-8706 19th & Allegheny $300 move-in, $90$95/wk. share kit, laund, furn, pvt frige., income & background check215.266.8324 22nd & Hunting Park, renov, lrg rm, furn $85-$95 wk 2nd week free! 215.960.1600 27th & Dauphin, Large furn rms, $100/ wk, immed occ, no drugs. (215)901.1962 33rd St & Ridge Ave $100-125/week. Large renov. furnished rms near Fairmount Park & bus depot. 215-317- 2708 4500 N. 17th St. $400/ mo. new luxury room for rent. Hank 267-974-9271 45xx N 17th St., large brand new luxury rooms, $400/mo, 215-817-3016 50th & W. Girard Ave rooms, $400/mo. Spacious, cable ready (215)609-6741 53xx Girard Ave: Large clean rooms $90-$110/week. Call (215)917-1091 5743 Cedar: LOOK nice rooms for rent, w/access to entire house 215-821-5646 60th & Race, 13th & York, 15th & Clearfield, Call 267-506-4006 74th & Elmwood: New Rooms, Spacious, LR, DR. $90-$120/wk. 267-784-5671 Allegheny, furn, quiet, near L train, $90/week, $270 sec dep (609) 703-4266 Brewerytown: Move in Special lux. rms, $400, Won’t last long, 267-632-3286 Broad & Olney deluxe furn rms priv ent. $110/wk Sec $200. 215-572-8833 Camden NJ: Quiet furnished room in single home use of kitchen, $125/week, 2 weeks rent & 2 weeks security. Call (215)549-2404. C.B. Moore & 24th clean, single occpant, income verif $450/mo RJ 215-730-1613 East Oak Lane. (2)Rooms & priv ba, near transp. $125/wk+ utils 267-753-5696 FOXCHASE $425/mo. Near Transportation, all utilities incl. 484-300-9699 Frankford area $105-$135/wk newly renov. Sec dep req. 215-432-5637 Frankford, furn, no drugs, near El, room in apt, $85/wk+ $250 sec. 215-526-1455

Germantown Area - Nice Cozy Rooms Private entry, no drugs. (215)548-6083 Germantown Ave. Rooms for Rent, Ask for Mr.& Mrs. Lawrence 215-526-8863 KENSINGTON, Clean Furnished Rms, No drugs $300-$400, Call (856) 465-6807. MT. AIRY 66 CHEW AVE. Rooms for Rent $125 wk. Must show pay stubs, util inc. Avail. now. 215-400-1319 NICETOWN Large Modern Furn. Rooms Private entrance 215-324-1079 North Phila, West Phila & Logan- Private entr, $70-$125/wk + APT, 609-877-0375 N. Phila. Furn, Priv Ent $80 & up, SSI ok Near trans. Avail Immed. 215-763-5565 N. Phila Newly renovated, private entry use of kitch $90-$125/wk 267.702.8688

automotive CARAVAN 2005 $5900 97k mi, exc cond, sky blue, 856-308-3279

Civic SI 5 spd 2005 $8500 perf pkg, exc cnd, only 52k (610)721-5905

Mercury Grand Marquis Brougham 2001 $5950 Luxury 4 dr, top of the line, special sound system + custom wheels, owner sacrifice, quick sale. Mary 215-922-2165

Maxima SE 2003 $5490 auto, s/r, 98k miles, clean 215.499.8644

$200 & Up For Junk Cars. Call 215-722-2111 Top Dollar paid 4 Junk Cars/ Heavy Duty Trucks, Lost Title Ok/ Mark 215-370-5419

A1 Prices for Junk Cars, FREE TOW ING , Call (215) 726-9053

Honda Pilot ’06 Red EX/AWD/Entertainment 42000mi $17,000 610-805-0351 Honda Pilot EXL 2006 $12,995 Silver, lthr, 5cd, nw tires, rem start, carfax, 1owner, beautiful, 97k 215.806.7604

low cost cars & trucks Alfa Romeo Convertible 1988 $2950/bo 57k,fac hardtop, needs work 215.370.6331 CAD Fleetwood Brghm 1991 Asking $1250 4 door, V8, loaded, clean. 215-518-8808 CHEVY Caprice Classic 1989 $1350 no rust/dents, 42k , insp (215)620.9383 CHEVY Metro hatchback 1998 $1450 40 MPG, 2 door, 64K, insp, 215-620-9383 Chrysler T & C Minivan 1996 $1995 pwr, low mi., needs nothing 215.620.9383 Dodge Grand Caravan 1997 $2595 /obo 3.3, 5 dr, roofrack, insp ’11 (215)677-6135 DODGE Ram Cargo Van 1995 $1650 only 20K miles, auto, a/c, heat, 6 cylinder, new inspection, runs exc, (215)620-9383 Ford Explorer 2002 $2,995 White 89,000 miles. 215-574-0912 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD 1996 $1550 all pwr, clean, new insp (215)620-9383 FORD WINDSTAR 2000 $3,290 extra clean, inspected, 215-432-4580

GMC JIMMY 4x4 1995 $1650 all pwr, insp, runs new, 215-620-9383 HONDA PASSPORT 1999 $3790 auto, 4x4, extra clean, 215-432-4580 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2002 $3,295 Blue 76K mi 215-832-7925. Major damage Landrover Discovery LE 1998 $3295 auto, sunroof, gorgeous 610-524-8835 Lincoln Towncar Cartier 1997 $3990 leather, sunroof, low miles, 215-432-4580 Nissan Pathfinder 1997 $3295 4x4, sunroof, gorgeous, 610-524-8835 Plymouth Acclaim 1993 $1850 new insp, very clean, call (215)920-0929 Toyota Corolla LE 2001 $3950 auto, all pwr, CD, exclnt 215-840-4860 VOLVO S 40 ’02 Black 85,000 mi $5,000 best offer 302-562-1853 Volvo V70 Sport Wagon 1999 $2275 lthr,ski pkg,alarm,tint, insp 267-592-0448 Volvo V70 Wagon 2000 $3650 all pwr, perfect, like new 215-840-4860

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35xx RYAN AVE 1br 2nd flr $650+ Cottman & Frankford Vic. 267-736-9862 3xx W Byberry Rd. 2 BR $1100 newly renov, great location, near public trans, C/A, gas heat, jacuzzi, 215.805.1794

Huntingdon Valley 2BR $1100+ utils large Liv Rm, Din rm, lrg deck off BR, off St. prk, w/d, recent renov. 267-266-6003

Ford Mustang Mach 1 ’ 69 $21,500 351 Windsor, FMX auto, silver jade metallic, rear louvers, new tires & exhaust, manual steering & brakes. (215 )7 5 7 4801 for info & pic’s: artyup@aol.com

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1653 Margaret St. 2 BR newly renovated, (267)257-0144 19xx Berkshire St 1 BR $525+ 3 mo sec. dep. credit check. 215.410.9502 20xx Orthodox 1 br $550 freshly painted, spacious (267)230-2600 4840 Oxford Ave Studio, 1br & 2br apts Ldry,24/7 cam 267.767.6959 lic# 214340 4932 Penn St. 3br/1ba $750+utils newly renovated, 3rd flr, full kitchen, w/w crpt, w/d in unit, large side & backyard, large porch, sect 8 ok, (610) 587-2400 FKD & BRIDGE 1BR 2nd flr $480+utils (267)312-7100

Elkins Park 2br $900 heat included nr trans, hdwd flrs, w/d (484)300-9699

N. Phila Vanpelt St. spacious, renov, $85-$125wk 267-471-8171, 215-229-1289 Oaklane - 13xx Medary $360 security, $120/wk, clean unfurnished rms, priv entry, kitch & LR access 267-235-8707 South Phila $125/week 1st Week Free Furn, spacious, incls utils 267.600.2887 S.Phila-26th/Oakford $100/wk-Renov pvt ent, shared bath/kitchen215.787.7995 SW-N-W Move-in Special!$90-$150/wk clean rms, use of kitch, SSI 215-220-8877 SW Phila-Newly renov, close to trans. $100/wk - 1st wk FREE 267-819-7239 Temple Univ Area, Clean, furnd Rooms $85-$120/wk. 2 week dep. 215-869-1203 West Oak Lane- Clean spacious rooms. Reas. rate. No drugs. 267-474-0827 W Phila & G-town: newly ren lg,lux rms/ apts, ALL utils incl, SSI ok 267.577.6665 W & SW Phila Newly renov rooms, share kitchen & bath, all utils incl. 215.768.7059

Chrysler Town Country 2006 $10,600 insp,fully loaded, 70K miles, 215.400.1568

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DOMINO LN 1 & 2 BR $745-$875 Renov, prkng, DW, near shopping & dining, mve-in special, 1st mo free. 215.500.7808

Sharon Hill 1BR $600/mo water included. Call Dan 610-789-3765 Upper Darby 1Br $700 2Br $800 Incl heat & water, exc loc. 516-526-8201 Wallingford 2Br $1020/mo w/w, d/w, g/d, bsmt, pool (484)995.2009 YEADON AREA Beautiful 1br Move In Special 215-681-1723

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