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The Department of Licenses and Inspections posts the names of people who appealed after being denied a permit to carry concealed weapons. “We also need their addresses and phone numbers,” says concerned citizen Straw Purchase Sam.


The Philly Police Department asks L&I to take down the list; the agency complies. Then the FBI makes L&I drink a whole thing of sriracha. They are not your friends, L&I. Friends don’t bully each other like that.

[ - 1 ] Evidence presented at the racketeering trial

of Philadelphia mob boss Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi reveals that a mobster named Tony Bananas once planned to kill Frank Sinatra. “My preferred method of whacking a guy is complications from dementia, heart and kidney disease, and bladder cancer,” says Mr. Bananas. “Kind of a slow kill but totally untraceable.”

[ - 2 ] A tire comes off a tractor-trailer on I-76, bounces off a Honda Accord and smashes through the roof of a Philadelphia Housing Authority building. Where it is placed on the waitlist for a housing choice voucher.

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[ + 3 ] The FBI announces the launch of 1-855FBI-TIPS for reporting corruption in the Philadelphia area. Plus a separate phone line just for Brett Mandel.

[ + 2 ] The $5.6 million Schuylkill River Parks

Connector Bridge at 25th and Spruce opens, making it possible for runners and bicyclists to reach the recreational path without having to navigate train tracks. “And we get our mile-long garbage-train parking spot back,” says CSX. “Winwin.”


A judge sentences the 28-year-old leader of a group of violent home invaders to 240 years in prison. Fast forward to 2252, as a 268-year-old man attempts to break into a biodome on the Main Line.

[ + 1 ] Philadelphia is one of three U.S. cities

nominated for the 2013 Smart21, a list created by an economic/social-development think tank. Wait — that doesn’t say “fattest” or “ugliest” or “dirtiest.” This is … unsettling.

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HIS BROTHER’S KEEPER: Alfred Sheppard says a state institution for people with intellectual disabilities is the best place for his brother Wilson. NEAL SANTOS

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SEGREGATION ANXIETY A push to get people with intellectual disabilities released from institutions spawns a long, bitter court battle. By Samantha Melamed


arl Solano’s sister is 58 years old, but, with her Down syndrome, her mental age has been pegged at less than 1. Since the 1960s, she’s lived at the White Haven Center, a state-run Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) about 100 miles north of Philly. “The only thing she knows is the staff, the other residents, the place that has been her home for 40 years,” says Solano, a Philadelphia lawyer. “She doesn’t know danger there. She’s in a place that’s protected.” Now, Solano is terrified that she could be pushed out of that sheltered environment. That’s because, as part of a legal settlement signed last year, the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) agreed to begin moving certain people with intellectual disabilities out of ICFs and into community-based settings, typically small-group homes. Solano and seven other guardians of people living in ICFs are suing in federal court to intervene in the settlement. “People trusted the Department of Public Welfare. They feel betrayed,” says Solano, who believes the state facility is the best place for his sister and some others like her. The thing is, the conventional wisdom says otherwise — and so do disability-rights advocates, the state and even the federal government, which operates under the Americans with Disabilities Act as well as a Supreme Court decision known as Olmstead, both of which

bar states from segregating people with disabilities into institutions if they can live elsewhere. “Almost 100 percent of professionals in this field believe that people are better served in their communities than in institutions, period,” says Maureen Cronin, executive director of the Arc of Pennsylvania, which advocates for the disabled. The Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania (DRN), another advocacy organization, had filed the class action from which the settlement resulted — Benjamin v. Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare — in 2009, on the 10-year anniversary of the Olmstead decision. At the time, the number of residents in state facilities had fallen precipitously, from more than 4,000 in 2005 to around 1,200, part of a nationwide deinstitutionalization movement underway since the 1960s. But in Pennsylvania, that movement had stalled. DRN’s suit was a way to jump-start it. The most sweeping Olmstead lawsuit ever in the state, it took as its class all Pennsylvania ICF residents “not opposed” to being moved into the community. And it worked — sort of. The state agreed to begin moving out ICF residents last September. But since then, the pace has been glacial. Just 13 people were moved in the first year the agreement was in effect, out of around 230 DRN initially identified as part of the class — and some providers say new state policies and payment rates have made it almost impossible for them to accept the type of extremely high-need

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✚ PARTY’S OVER The office of Pennsylvania attorney general has always, in its 32 years as an elected post, gone Republican. Ironically, though, if the GOP candidate, Cumberland County District Attorney David Freed, becomes the first to lose the seat to a Democrat in November, he may have Pennsylvania party politics — in particular, his links to Gov. Tom Corbett — to thank. Freed’s been trailing Democrat and former Lackawanna County assistant DA Kathleen Kane in the polls, and at a Monday-night debate, Kane was eager to tie Freed to what many Democrats perceive to be Corbett’s sinking political ship.“The difference between my opponent and I is that I was not hand-picked by Tom Corbett,” she said. Kane has also criticized Corbett for his work as attorney general overseeing the investigation of sexual abuser and Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky, saying, “it’s your duty as a prosecutor to get the pedophile off the streets.” Kane contends she would serve as a “check and balance” against the governor. Yet, politics aside, neither Kane nor Freed promises to be an activist. Environmental protection, for example, in a state undergoing a historic gas-drilling boom, went undiscussed. Kane did, however, place more emphasis on consumer protection. Freed, who has received support from business, argued that such laws are “a shield. I don’t see it as a sword. I think that’s why trial lawyers are lined up on the other side.” —Daniel Denvir

✚ DEAD BEATS The leap from city reporter to obits writer is not a typical career

move for a journalist. But that and other similarly unlikely reassignments are the order of the day for reporters at the Philadelphia Inquirer. The financially troubled paper, which has seen numerous rounds of layoffs over the years, is now in the midst of an unprecedented reshuffling of many senior (and therefore more expensive) newsroom staffers. Which is how city writer Vernon Clark — along with projects editor Kathy Hacker — was reassigned to obituaries. And that was just the beginning. Theater critic Howard Shapiro was sent to cover South Jersey. Features writer Carolyn Davis? Her new assignment is Montgomery County cops and courts. Suburban Pennsylvania schools reporter Dan Hardy, meanwhile, is off to South Jersey. About a dozen reporters were reassigned, all to dramatically different geographic areas or to drastically different beats — or both. If this sounds like a good way to force out high-paid, union-protected staffers, well, Greater Philadelphia Newspaper Guild president Dan Gross acknowledges it doesn’t look good.“The sudden reassignment of this group of people, all of whom are of a certain age and have a certain length of service with the company, raises an eyebrow.” On Oct. 8, Interstate Media Group — which bought the Inquirer and Daily News in April — introduced the latest round of buyouts. Shapiro, at least, accepted. But some reporters are considering filing an age-discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, according to two knowledgeable Interstate employees, and the Guild has filed a grievance in protest. Newsroom morale, sources say, has hit rock bottom. Interstate executives declined to comment, as did Inquirer editor Bill Marimow. “No one’s explained the larger strategic objective to the staff,” says one source. “That’s not really how you run a company when you want to create enthusiasm for an approach.” —D.D. >>> continued on page 11

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OUTGUNNED ³LAST WEEK,the Good Ship Man Overboard! was

flooded — with emails, that is, from CeaseFirePA, a group that advocates against gun violence and the illegal use of firearms. The urgency: Pennsylvania House Bill 898, which would increase the penalties for “straw purchasing” (buying a firearm for someone who’s not legally allowed to own one), was up for a vote. The emails were cautiously optimistic for a change. CeaseFirePA advocates all manner of proactive measures to curb gun violence in Pennsylvania, a state that maintains no firearms registry, doesn’t mandate the reporting of lost or stolen guns and tolerates the so-called Florida loophole, by which a gun owner who’s been denied a concealed-carry license can simply obtain one from another state. But the group spends much of its time warding off midnight legislative maneuvers that ram measures favorable to the National Rifle Association through the General Assembly. And despite there seeming to be a consensus that straw purchasing — already illegal — is, you know, bad, there was a hitch. “It remains to be seen,” said a frantic email from CeaseFirePA executive director Max Nacheman, sent literally minutes before the bill was due for a vote in the Senate, “if the NRA and its allies will insist on using it as a legislative vehicle.” Nacheman’s well-founded worry was that the bill’s language would be gutted and replaced at the last second with a provision long sought by the gun lobby — one that would penalize municipalities that have passed gun-control measures, such as those requiring the reporting of lost or stolen guns, if those measures should be struck down in court. Possible legislation would force cities to pay legal fees and damages for anyone affected by those laws. This, in a nutshell, is where Pennsylvania gun laws stand: One of the state’s most active gun-policy watchdogs spends much of its energy trying to make sure an uncontroversial measure to increase penalties for illegal gun purchasing doesn’t turn into a sly legislative giveaway to the gun lobby. In the end, HB 898, the straw-purchasing bill, finally passed the Senate (sans legislative transfiguration) with a resounding vote of 49-0 just hours before the Legislature adjourned for the session — and not, Nacheman reports, without attempts by the gun lobby to do exactly what he’d feared. The bill still requires the signature of Gov. Tom Corbett. Should he sign, it would mark what guncontrol advocates can claim as a relative victory — and relative, these days, is as good as it gets. ✚ Send feedback to Man Overboard! via his law-abiding


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patients left in ICFs. And now, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit is considering whether to allow Solano and the others to intervene and decertify the class — potentially voiding a settlement that’s been considered a major victory for disability rights in Pennsylvania. The thing is, DRN managing attorney Robert Meek says Solano’s concerns are beside the point: The goal of his class-action lawsuit was never to force anyone out of ICF care. “This case was not about people who don’t want to move [or whose guardians don’t want them to move]. The case was about the state’s failure to offer communitybased services to people. If you’re opposed to moving into the community, you’re not a member of the class.” ³ THIS CONFLICT — between families who know and trust the state centers and those who want the ICFs shuttered — has been raging for years. Cronin says it was the same thing three decades back, when another class-action lawsuit led to the closing of Pennhurst, an ICF outside Philadelphia. Families “were very afraid of what would happen in the community,” she says. “It really puts parents in a crisis situation, because … by allowing their family member to leave, it’s like saying they might not have made the right decision in the first place. It’s very hard to say, ‘That was not the right decision.’” She points to the Pennhurst Longitudinal Study, in which Temple University medical sociologist James Conroy tracked Pennhurst residents as they moved into the community. Guardians “universally were happy” with the move, she says. “They realized their son or daughter had a better life and better choices.” Audrey Coccia, co-executive director of Vision for EQuality in Philadelphia, agrees. “I personally have moved out about 150 people over the years under court orders into the community, often with greatly fearful families. And every single one of those families said to me in the end that they were glad their family member eventually moved out.” Still, all of this doesn’t soothe the anxiety of Alfred Sheppard, a Philly resident who is among those suing to intervene. Sheppard’s brother Wilson has severe intellectual disabilities and no capacity for speech, and has lived in White Haven for 40 of his 49 years. Sheppard’s parents had their troubles: At one point, he and all eight of his siblings were placed in foster homes. For years, no one visited Wilson. When Sheppard finally got a chance to go and check on his brother, he was “amazed,” he says: “He had nice clean clothing, no scratches or bruises. He wasn’t hurt or abused. These are things that, when our back was turned and we didn’t have the capacity to visit him, could have happened. And they didn’t.” Sheppard, now Wilson’s guardian, doesn’t want to try his luck again by moving Wilson to a new place.

Advocates, however, say the downside of life in an ICF is significant. They say it’s a world without choices, like being incarcerated for life. Jean Searle can attest to that. She lived 12 years in ICFs, starting at age 10. Searle, who says she has “mild retardation” along with physical disabilities, recalls that the ICF staff were unyielding and sometimes abusive. “I felt like I was in a prison ward,” she says. “They were constantly strict at all times. You really couldn’t do anything without permission.” Worse, she thought to herself, “I’m in an institution, and I’m not going to get out. This is my life.’” At age 22, though, Searle received help moving into a community setting. Now, at 50, she has a Center City apartment and a job as a reception-

“I felt like I was in a prison ward.” ist. “I like that I can do what I want,” she says. “I can go home and cook dinner, just relax, watch TV, whatever.” She gets help occasionally: for example with grocery shopping. Mostly, she just lives a normal life. Coccia says that’s not possible in state centers, which haven’t improved much since Searle’s days there. The buildings are ancient and in need of repair, Coccia says; one of her advocates recently walked into a basement meeting room at the Selinsgrove Center ICF and found it full of asbestos. She says she’s been to state centers where residents “will follow you on the grounds and beg you to help them get out.” “There are many people in the state centers who can tell you themselves that they don’t want to be there. But their parents will fight to keep them there,” she says. “In some cases it’s been shameful, the exclusion. And sometimes, the parents >>> continued on page 10

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have been involved in that exclusion.” The DPW settlement won’t override a guardian’s right to keep a family member in ICF care. However, Solano and the other intervenors say they have good reason to fear what could happen down the road. With the institutions already operating well under capacity, the closure of more ICFs seems an inevitable consequence of the settlement, they say. At the appeals-court hearing, DPW counsel Doris Leisch acknowledged that the centers’ future was unclear. “The department has no plans to close” the remaining ICFs, she told the court. “Does anyone know what is going to happen five, 10 years from now? No, but [if they close] it’s not going to be because of this settlement.” Coccia, however, doesn’t deny that closing the centers altogether is her goal. Just as Solano fears his sister being forced out of the center in the future, Coccia is afraid of the opposite: that her 47-year-old daughter, who has an intellectual disability and who lives at home, will be forced into an ICF one day. “As long as those state centers exist, our family members are threatened with being placed there someday, if we’re no longer here,” she says. ³ DESPITE ALL THAT, Pennsylvania’s ICFs won’t

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be closing any time soon. After all, the state fell far short of its first-year goal of moving 50 people out into community settings under the Benjamin settlement. In fact, though the DPW tries to avoid it, some people were moved into ICFs in the past year. Financially, it would make sense for the state to close the centers as quickly as possible. The DPW figures it costs $250,000 per person per year to keep a person in an ICF. It estimates it could save an average of $90,000 per year for each person moved into community-based care — or about $98 million a year all told for the ICFs’ 1,094 residents. But logistically, it’s a different story. Placing ICF residents into community living situations has lately become a nearly impossible task, according to Coccia, who has been trying to help identify appropriate caregivers. Many providers are demurring because the DPW’s recently restructured payment rates are no longer sufficient, she says: “This is a new problem for us.” DPW spokeswoman Donna Kirker Morgan denies that DPW has had trouble finding caregivers. She says the delay is due to an “enhanced … person-centered planning process,” designed “to make sure that what the individual needs to be fully included and successful in the community is clearly identified.” But Kathleen Brown McHale, president and chief executive of Special People in the Northeast (SPIN), says the rates have been a significant barrier in the case of her nonprofit. “We have been asked to take people, and some of them we’ve said ‘no’ to. I don’t think we’ve gotten a referral that we’ve been able to take at all recently from an [ICF],” she says. Brown McHale says those left in ICFs are

the highest-need cases, since many have co-occurring psychiatric conditions or physical disabilities. But the state has reduced its rates the most for these super-high-need “outliers,” making them even harder to serve. “The people in the Benjamin settlement aren’t getting services because they have a high need for support,” she says, “and that’s just the beginning of people not getting services.” SPIN, she says, is already reeling from other cuts and growing expenses. It’s losing an unsustainable half-million dollars a year on housing costs alone, even after aggressive refinancing of its mortgages. It doesn’t help, she says, that while residents in similar homes elsewhere in Pennsylvania can obtain food stamps, all but a handful of the residents in SPIN’s Philly hous-

“We are threatened as long as ICFs exist.” es have been denied. “We have cut every cost we can in every one of our homes. We were asked to provide these services, we were asked to provide them in homes, and now the state doesn’t want to pay what they cost.” In the meantime, the delay in moving people out of ICFs may come at the expense of the approximately 15,000 people now on Pennsylvania’s infamously long waiting list for intellectualdisability services of all types. “For every person in a state center, we could serve 20 off of the waiting list,” Coccia notes. More than that, she says, it shouldn’t take a lawsuit to get the state to make and carry out a plan (as required by the federal government) to give everyone a shot at living in the community. “Even now, there seems to be no commitment to moving forward,” she says. “To me, this state is long overdue.” (

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As chair of city council’s committee on Global opportunities and the creative/Innovative economy — a role dreamed up by council President Darrell clarke in January — not much is required of freshman at-large Councilman david Oh. but he’s opted to take the manufactured post seriously, organiz-

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ing events like a reception in May for the mayor of Incheon, South Korea — an ultra-high-tech boomtown that oh believes could be a major role model and trading partner for Philly. the event was a hit. then came the bills — and an unexpected hitch. “I didn’t want to use tax dollars,” says oh. So he turned to corporate donors. “i raised the money. after that was the problem.” oh tried to open an account in the Fund for Philadelphia Inc., which the administration and council members use to manage such monies. only he couldn’t. Months went by, vendors needed paying, but Oh couldn’t deposit his checks. He was told the rules had changed: He would need a project sponsor within the administration — to which he had no interest in being beholden. “I may have to deal with their budget requests, so

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³ AFTER NEARLY A half-century in the jewelry business and 44 years in the party-throwing game, Henri David knows how to keep a secret. So, no, he isn’t about to tell you or me much about what his costumes will be for his legendary annual Halloween Ball at the Sheraton Center City (17th and Race). They’re always towering, always garish, always complex and always memorable. David famously assigns different pieces of his baker’s dozen costumes to different designers and craftspeople, so no one tailor or nailer (some of these outfits are more like small houses) knows too much. While secretiveness holds true (the Oct. 31 party doesn’t have a Facebook event or website — you have to call 215-732-7711) there is one changeup. “I put a single clue in the body of the poster hung around town as to what one of my costumes will be,” says Halloween’s favorite host. Figuring that out could be a treat (but it might be a trick). ³Awesome Dudes Printing (Sixth and Reed) isn’t just a place where guys in beards drink beer, worship Andre the Giant and make wild prints. Sometimes they give beers away, as they will with the Cans for Cans deal they’ve got going with Bar at 13th and Sansom. Bring some canned foods to either location (AD HQ or Bar) and someone’ll give you a brew in the Dudes’ honor. One can a day, man. Be generous — donations go to Philabundance— not a drunky pig. Plus, this weekend Awe-Dudes open their warehouse to the public with a yard sale of awesome tchotchkes, kissing-booth busses and, just guessing here, beer. ³David O. Russell’snext Philly-filmed adventure is the subject of some Hollywood scuttlebutt this week. Russell was in this city last week, casually eyeing locations for the Abscam-themed flick (once titled American Bullshit), talking tax-credit business with area politicos hitting up Thursday’s Philadelphia Film Fest premiere of his locally lensed Bradley Cooper vehicle Silver Linings Playbook. Along with Cooper on Russell’s Abscam ride (set to roll camera in spring) is Christian Bale,a name that’s been in and out of the project since its inception. But is Mark Wahlberg, another Russell vet (The Fighter) and Philly-film favorite (Invincible,Lovely Bones), worming in too? A rumor, but a fun one. ³ I, A.D.,your humble Icepack narrator, will be a judge at Oct. 27’s morning Rittenhouse Row Halloween Costume Contest with Sen. Larry Farnese, Tom Drayton (Fox 29), Michael Klein (Inky) and more at Radisson Plaza’s Warwick Hotel.While kids vie for prizes, adults can sip on morning cocktails and sup on brunch from Di Bruno Bros.,Schlesinger’s and Termini Bros. If you think I’m a monster with adults, you oughta see how witchy I’ll be on these kids. … Mwahaha. ³ More American bullshit at (

SORRY, DAVE: Left to right, Carbon Dance Theatre’s Eiren Schuman, Danielle Currica and SunMi Cho dance among the arms of a robot named Homer. KATE RAINES

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DO THE ROBOT Science per Forms integrates mechanical and human dancers. By Deni Kasrel


eredith Rainey, artistic director of Carbon Dance Theatre, wants to adjust the arm of Homer, one of his performers. Things aren’t working quite right — when Homer raises an arm, it nearly beans another dancer on the forehead. Making the adjustment is more complicated than the usual touch or word, though, because Homer is the playful name Rainey has given to the system of robotic arms used in Science per Forms, a new work that explores relationships between digital technology, robotics and dance. At this rehearsal, certain details of the production — set in the lab of a mad scientist experimenting with cyborgs — are still being worked out, including Homer’s programming. The Kinect camera system needs fine-tuning, too. This gizmo creates projections derived from movement caught in its field of rays, and the plan is to set it up to project silhouettes of audience members as they enter the theater. “We’re hoping to put it on a lag time, so when you sit down you can see yourself,” says Rainey, who adds that the effect plays on “the whole idea of who’s watching who, and that technology is always present.” Dealing with these and other high-tech gadgets is a long way from Rainey’s professional training in classical ballet. He danced with the Pennsylvania Ballet for 19 years; after retiring

from the company in 2006, he decided to step up his game as a choreographer. “I’m trying to do something that’s different from where I came from,” he says. “I feel there’s that ballet audience, and there’s that postmodern or modern audience, and they sort of butt heads. I don’t understand why, because I go to both and I love it and I think everybody else would. So I feel like I’m trying to bridge a gap … you can be a little bit of both.” Rainey’s keen to investigate different modes of movement, and his efforts have been well received — he took the top prize in the 2011 A.W.A.R.D. Show!: Philadelphia, a competitive showcase of local dancemakers, and Carbon is now a resident company at Drexel University. Success hasn’t gone to the man’s head, though. Unlike in his former world of classical ballet, where a choreographer tends to serve as a dictator of steps for dancers to follow, collaboration is key to Carbon’s process. Science combines the talents of several collaborators — if we think of the piece as a cyborg, half human and half machine, Carbon artistic associate Marcel Williams Foster might be thought of as the consultant on the human side. Foster’s background includes theater, dance and a stint with the Jane Goodall Institute’s Center for Primate Studies, and his long-standing interest in anthropology and human-animal behavior is a big influence on his work. “It’s an exploration of the fact that in order to be human, it means having an intimate relationship to some kind of complex technology,” explains Foster. “How we live biologically now depends on the tools

Set in the lab of a mad scientist experimenting with cyborgs.

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[ dreary in its loveliness ] ³ boogie

Drifting on an endless lukewarm lilt, awash in acoustic strums, steel drums and starry-eyed synth pads, so fragrantly lush and fluffy you could sink right through it — Woolfy vs. Projections’ second album is practically dreary in its loveliness. Even the uptempo funk numbers are smooth enough to nap to. What saves The Return of Love (Permanent Vacation) from utter anhedonia — and separates it from the vast majority of modern Balearica — is a batch of songs that actually manage to penetrate the haze, even if they have to quote Steely Dan to do it. —K. Ross Hoffman

With a left hand like a runaway freight train and a right hand flying free and fast, Deanna Bogart is all about the boogie piano. But even boogie addicts will tell you that kind of nonstop excitement can wear you down. Bogart’s latest, Pianoland (Blind Pig), adds depth. The sensitive singer actually removes a layer of cliché from James Taylor’s “Close Your Eyes.” There are some originals here, but Bogart’s best work is updating old boogie-woogie hits from masters like Pete Johnson and Erroll Garner. —Mary Armstrong

³ dance/electronic A far cry from the pastoral paisley flourishes and kraut-fuzz of his early Caribou days, Dan Snaith’s full-length bow as Daphni is less a wholesale reinvention and more the logical extension of 2010’s EDM-embracing Swim. Basically, he’s been having way too much fun with vintage synths. The dancefloor-primed cuts on Jiaolong (Merge) — Afrobeat recastings, slow-burn swingstep shuffles, acidzapped hard house — are more impulsive than anything he’s done; they’re fresh, zingy and a little dangerous. —K. Ross Hoffman



³ roots/americana Happen upon a Miss Tess live show and you won’t walk away — that’s how compelling her mix of Americana and roots songs is. On the new Sweet Talk (Signature Sounds), Tess and her tight, string-driven unit spin a little Western swing, some suggestive double entendres reaching back to the early blues queens, a country weeper, a little bitter rock and even one classic pop song. “I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire” is a ladies’-choice slow dance. Tess stretches it out, as if the romantic words were being spoken in a dream or underwater or maybe both, and makes it a daring success. —Mary Armstrong

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³ EVIL SWORD IS a bunch of nutballs. When I asked singer/flautist Kate Ferencz what brought her (and her spooky, lo-fi pop skills) to Philly, she told me a strange little story about her New York apartment being infested with giants who “ended up eating our other roommates. And after that we couldn’t pay the rent.” So now we have them, and they have a murky, messy, playful new cassette/download called Flesh Eating Mold Will Devour You coming out on Single Girl, Married Girl records and a release show/costume party to go along with it.

City Paper: What is Evil Sword’s deal? Kate Ferencz: Now we just have the one giant thumping around in our basement, but we need to keep having band practice to cover up sounds he makes so our neighbors won’t notice anything funny and start to wonder where all of their stray cats and small children have gone. And in the process of doing that we try to make the most beautiful music that we possibly can. CP: You guys love Halloween, eh? KF: Halloween is the happiest time of the year, mostly because of all of the costumes, but the trick is to structure your life in such a way that you have reason to be making costumes all of the time. CP: Is flesh-eating mold something I should be worried about? KF: Yes. CP: What else? KF: Regardless of what time of year it is, if you come to an Evil Sword show you are expected to wear a costume.


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[ B+ ] COMPRISING SIX RELATED but rarely overlapping stories spread across centuries, if not millennia, David Mitchell’s novel Cloud Atlas seems, if not an impossible choice for adaptation, at least a profoundly unwise one. And indeed, the movie, co-written and -directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski and Tom Tykwer, courts foolishness at every turn, most recklessly by casting such historically inflexible actors as Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Hugh Grant across lines of nationality, race and gender. But if you can suppress a titter when Hanks shows up as a Cockney roustabout, or Grant as a savage tribesman, the choices grow palatable and occasionally even inspired. The film’s audacity, should one choose to view it as such, is in keeping with the novel’s sprawling fusion of squishy-headed New Age-isms with the eternal and unending struggle for self- (or selves-) determination. Cloud Atlas is a movie of big ideas, and only some of them are terrible. Instead of using the novel’s pyramidal structure, Tykwer and the Wachowskis opt to intercut their tales, which begin with the era of seafaring exploration and end with the human race nearing the end of its time on Earth. They also abandon the novel’s sixfold pastiche, opting for a more uniform visual style, even declining to specify which stories were directed by whom. (One slam-dunk: The segment set in a futuristic diner staffed by cloned automatons and decorated with cartoon holograms is an obvious descendant of the Wachowskis’ Speed Racer.) There’s some predictable juicing of the storyline, including a superfluous battle in the skies above a dystopian future Seoul — forgivable, given the tremendous risk in mounting a production so elaborate and risky — and, less tolerably, an ultimate turn toward canned optimism that undercuts the air of metaphysical mystery. But, for all its flaws, Cloud Atlas is a thrilling high-wire act, even more so when it stumbles and gets its footing back. —Sam Adams

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THE DOCTOR IS IN: Tom Hanks as Dr. Henry Goose, one of the myriad titter-inducing characters he plays in this ambitious adaptation of David Mitchell’s much-lauded sci-fi epic.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something about robots that perhaps is a little off-putting.â&#x20AC;? that we develop.â&#x20AC;? Hence the robot arms, the Kinect system and other digital devices employed in the production. These tools are indeed complex, and they required Carbon to bring in a team of technologists, including Simon Kim, an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvaniaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School of Design. If Foster is the human side, Kim would be the corresponding robot side. An architect whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s consulted with Gehry Technologies, Kim did post-grad work at MIT on cybernetics and co-directs Pennâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Immersive Kinematics research group, a blending of architecture and engineering focusing on â&#x20AC;&#x153;integrating robotics, interaction and embedded intelligence in our buildings, cities and cultures.â&#x20AC;? Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s excited about the possibilities of pairing high-tech and human dancers, and hopes it could change the way the audience thinks about the future possibilities of robotics. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something about robots that perhaps is frightening or offputting; somehow thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a little bit of resistance culturally,â&#x20AC;? Simon says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When an audience that is perhaps not versed in robotics sees the arms moving, we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want them to think, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oh, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a robot, and not part of us.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; We want them to see that, one,

itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dancing very well, and, two, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interacting with human performers.â&#x20AC;? Science doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take it as far as artificial intelligence â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Homer must be reprogrammed, not merely asked to avoid beaning the other dancer â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but Foster hopes the piece does get folks thinking about the increasingly blurry line between man and machine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just want the audience to think more critically about their relationship with technology and how that relationship with technology really does impact their identity.â&#x20AC;? Rainey, on the other hand, has more down-to-earth hopes for what the audience will come away with. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very much a pragmatist. I want to entertain them, and I want them to be in love with what they see and find some beauty in it besides the thought.â&#x20AC;? ( â&#x153;&#x161; Through Oct. 28, $15-$25, Christ

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 NEW CHASING MAVERICKS A haiku: “Can you teach me to ride those monster waves?” “You’ll, like, surf your eye out, kid!” (Not reviewed) (Franklin Mills, UA 69th Street, UA Riverview)

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THE OTHER SON|BAfter a four-year stint in television, French writer/director Lorraine Levy returns to the silver screen with The Other Son, a West Bank story of mistaken identity and clashing cultures that, unfortunately, fails to hit as hard as it could. We open with Joseph Silberg (Jules Sitruk), an Israeli student whose rock-star aspirations are put on hold when he discovers he was switched at birth with Palestinian Yacine Al Bezaaz (Mehdi Dehbi). The truth surfaces, poignantly enough, through a blood test in anticipation of Joseph’s mandated military service. Suddenly, the teens are forced to come to terms with the heritage to which they feel they truly belong. The film’s elegant cinematography and earnest performances can’t quite make up for a script that offers little more than a provocative “what if”

scenario. For a subject matter infused with such inherently divisive themes, Levy’s story feels strangely light on conflict. Families speak of violence only in terms of national history or distant memory. These are not ongoing struggles but deep-running, almost outdated wounds. Perhaps this was Levy’s intention — diluting, even trivializing, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to emphasize the needless trials placed on intercultural relations. Unfortunately, few trials actually materialize in the story, and even the film’s climax dissolves without much consequence. The narrative meanders between coming-of-age family drama and sociopolitical commentary, letting the entire movie go by before it commits to either. Maybe that’s the real identity crisis here. —Christian Graham (Ritz Five)

SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D A haiku: Ninety-four minutes of a hill being really quiet in 3-D. (Not reviewed) (Franklin Mills, UA 69th Street, UA Riverview)

SMASHED|BThe worst part of waking up is a virulent hangover in your cup. James Ponsoldt conveys this with painful efficiency in Smashed, a forthright exploration of alcoholism clipped by its own rhetoric. Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Charlie (Aaron Paul) are young, employed homeowners with a fun-filled relationship — just so happens that all their good times live at the bottom of a bottle. While Charlie seems to have the heavy boozing (mostly) in check, Kate, a gifted schoolteacher, is deteriorating at a scary rate — one second she’s belting out karaoke, the next she’s DUI and smoking rock with vagrants. Winstead, earning well-deserved attention for this role, is eerily effective at navigat-


A haiku: OK, at this point we’re siding with you guys, ghosts. Kill that family. (Not reviewed) (UA 69th Street, UA Riverview)



Disney goes dark in this Gothic, animated 3-D delight by the ever-imaginative Tim Burton. The story quickly establishes the close bond between Victor and his dog Sparky. When the pooch unexpectedly bites the dust, the bereft child is struck with the idea to reanimate his pet, and he does so in a virtuoso sequence à la Frankenstein. While the reignited Sparky isn’t seamless — some of his body parts tend to fall off — Frankenweenie is a solidly conceived blend of humor and horror that balances dry jokes with some unsettling jolts. —Gary M. Kramer (UA Riverview)


AMBLER THEATER 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, 215-3457855, Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959, U.S, 62 min.): Giant leeches suck the life out of a small swamp town. Featuring live music accompaniment by local band Agent Moosehead. Wed., Oct. 31, 8:15 p.m., $9.75.

THE BALCONY 1003 Arch St., 215-922-6888, thetroc. com. Sex Dwarf Halloween Party: DJ Robert Drake’s ’80s dance party turns into a Rocky Horror Picture Show screening at midnight. Sat., Oct. 27, 8 p.m., $10. The Monster Squad (1987, U.S., 82 min.): Fred Dekker and Shane Black’s cult-camp classic follows a ragtag group of kids banding together to thwart Dracula, Frankenstein and their fellow ghouls’ plot for world domination. Costumes encouraged (obviously). Mon., Oct. 29, 8 p.m., $3.

COLONIAL THEATRE 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville, 610-9171228, Nosferatu (1922, Germany, 81 min): The Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley dares to suggest the tradition of vampires in film predates Team Edward by at least a few years. Wayne Zimmerman provides the live organ

COUNTY THEATER 20 E. State St., Doylestown, 215-3456789, The Exorcist (1973, U.S., 132 min.): The extended director’s cut of William Friedkin’s classic pants-dampener tells the story of a girl possessed by one damn vulgar demon and the priests who try to save her. Wed., Oct. 31, 8 p.m., $9.75.

FRIENDS OF THE PHILADELPHIA CITY INSTITUTE LIBRARY Free Library, Philadelphia City Institute Branch, 1905 Locust St., 215685-6621, Blithe Spirit (1945, U.K., 96 min): David Lean’s adaptation of the Noel Coward play about a married couple haunted by the ghost of the husband’s late first wife. Because it’s a comedy, not as unnerving as it sounds — but an eerily appropriate Halloween choice nonetheless. Wed., Oct. 31, 2 p.m., free.


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ing mental patient terrorizing a small Midwestern town. Tue., Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m., $9.75.

THE ROTUNDA 4014 Walnut St., 215-573-3234, Frankenstein (1910, U.S., 12 min.): Edison Studios’ adaptation of the Mary Shelley classic substitutes the archetypal Karloff monster with a beast resembling the hate child of the Hunchback of Notre Dame and It. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1913, U.S., 26 min.): An abbreviated version of the Robert Louis Stevenson novella. The Bewitched Inn (1897, France, 2 min.): VFX pioneer Georges Méliès presents the short spooky comedy of a traveler who checks into a hotel haunted by a mischievous presence. Elliott Levin, Brian Marsella and Ed Watkins provide live supporting music for these and other silent tales of terror. Fri., Oct. 26, 8 p.m., free.


Ambler Theater, 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, 215-345-7855, amblertheater. org. Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story (2012, U.S, 84 min.): FIDF presents this bio-doc on the commander of an Israeli army commando unit who led a successful hostagerescue mission at Entebbe Airport in Uganda on July 4, 1976. Sun., Oct. 28, 7 p.m., $18.

9201 Germantown Ave., 215-247-0476, 8 Women (2002, France/Italy, 111 min.): François Ozon celebrates France’s leading ladies in this musical whodunit with a madcap murderer on a holiday getaway. Tue., Oct. 30, 7 p.m., $5.

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While Scott Derrickson’s film is little more than a mildly effective, utterly predictable mash-up of The Ring and The Shining, Christopher Young’s score creates a consistently unsettling atmosphere that almost manages to disguise the shortcomings of the visuals that it’s meant to support. Young concocts a seamless blend of score and sound design that resembles a dubstep remix of the howls of the damned. The electronically deranged mélange of disembodied voices, static, shrieks and thumps is disturbing and disorienting, suggesting mysteries that the story fails to deliver on. That story involves Ethan Hawke as a true-crime author who moves into the crime scene he’s investigating, only to discover a box of Super-8 home movies documenting a series of disturbing murders. The not-unpromising premise is let down by a demonic presence who looks like the singer from a black metal band lurking in the suburbs


accompaniment for F.W. Murnau’s classic silent adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Sun., Oct. 28, 3 p.m., $10.

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and a bunch of ghostly kids running around in what looks like carnival face paint. There is a decent gag involving deleted scenes that would have been better served had it been accompanied by something resembling an actual surprise. But keeping your eyes closed may, for once, prove the more frightening experience. —Shaun Brady (UA 69th Street, UA Riverview)


100-and-teenage daughter (Selena Gomez) from venturing into the world. As werewolves collide with mummies, narrowly dodging Bigfoot, the movie pinwheels through 3-D space, gloriously free from the coming-of-age plot that eventually straitjackets it. The script is a jumbled affair, best when it’s riffing out zingers, worst when it’s dragged, zombie-like, back to the by-the-numbers storyline. It’s not a satisfying whole, but parts are sheer delight. Think of it as the product of Tex Avery and Dr. Frankenstein. —Sam Adams (UA 69th Street, UA Riverview)

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ing the corridors of Kate’s troubling sickness, but it’s Ponsoldt’s framing of her recovery that’s inconsistent. Friends from rehab, like sponsor Jenny (Octavia Spencer) and damaged-goods coworker Dave (a heartbreaking Nick Offerman), facilitate Kate’s personal progress, but the movie fumbles with the gash her “boring new life” rips in her marriage. Charlie is never afforded additional dimensions, which lends a sterility to many of the interactions he has with his vulnerable wife. The couple’s ultimate based-on-booze blowout makes for a juicy indie moment, but it’s nearly for show — we also wanted to hear what was said the morning after. —Drew Lazor (Ritz at the Bourse)

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Back,” from last year’s Lead Balloon, underscored a tender scene in Vampire Diaries) and commercials (JCPenney picked up “Follow the Arrow” two Christmases ago), where her warm voice and delicate pop move the narrative along without becoming a distraction. But a deeper listen to Golan has its own rewards: Her sweet sound is proof that easy listening doesn’t have to be a drag, while her lyrics are a gentle reminder to treasure relationships that don’t feel like work. —M.J. Fine

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Thu., Oct. 25, 8 p.m., $10, with Carina Round, Tin Angel, 20 S. Second St., 215-928-0978,


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There’s such a sense of effortlessness to Rosi Golan — in her realistic-romantic songs, in her amiable stage presence — that she could easily escape your notice. Maybe that’s what makes her music pair so well with TV dramas (“Can’t Go


matters, specifically the birth of his son and the death of his mother. So, yes, it’s unabashed “dad rock,” but even while recounting the joys of settling down (“I’m Not Talking”), giving awkward advice to his young child (“There’s Money in New Wave”) and chronicling profound grief (“Shut Down the Streets”), Newman’s knack for haunting melodies and unrelenting hooks abounds. It’s not all catchy introspection, however. With Neko Case guesting on the chorus, “Encyclopedia of Classic Takedowns” is an easy entrant in Newman’s pantheon of joyously heartbroken baroque shout-alongs. —Brian Howard

This time, it’s personal. On his third solo full-length, Shut Down the Streets, New Pornographers frontman A.C. Newman delivers a batch of songs deeply influenced by family

Thu., Oct. 25, 8:30 p.m., $15, with Mynabirds, First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St., 215-821-7575,

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✚ RE: TRIO The Philly jazz community

lost a highly regarded mentor and educator two years ago when saxophonist Ben Schachter decided to strike out for sunnier climes. A teacher at both Temple and UArts, Schachter influenced many of the young musicians who are now rising through the local ranks before he moved to first Tucson and ultimately San Diego. He’s returning this week for a residency at Temple, but while he’s in town he’ll pick up where he left off on area bandstands as well, reuniting his Re: Trio with bassist Leon Boykins and drummer Matt Scarano. Both men have become integral components of the city’s jazz scene over the past several years, but Schachter spotted ’em first, plucking them out of the Temple program to play his own compositions and eccentric arrangements of jazz classics. —Shaun Brady Thu., Oct. 25, 7 p.m., $7, Green Line Café, 4426 Locust St., 215-222-0799,



sive (maybe not the cat one), it might be among the few chosen for a citywide exhibition via trains, buses and billboards. —Catherine Haas

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If ever there were a time to exploit your adorable cat or your knockout bowl of mac and cheese, today is the day. (As if you weren’t constantly Instagramming both those things without a reason.) From midnight to 11:59 p.m. today, Philadelphians are invited to take photos somewhere inside city limits and submit the best one — one! — online by Tuesday. All submitted photographs will be printed by the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (with the help of a recent Knight grant) and hung in a massive exhibit in December. (Development director Julie Taylor expects more than 2,000 submissions for the project’s third year.) If your photo is super-impres-

✚ MIGUEL Miguel’s lyrical arsenal ranges from pseudo-erudite (“Let my love adorn you”) to obliquely salacious (“Arch your back, point your toes”) to bluntly calculating (“How many drinks will it take ...”) to flat-out dopey (“Do you like love? Me too!”). But it hardly matters what he’s actually saying — his delivery’s so throbbingly smooth he could be crooning the proverbial phone book. Plus, he’s clearly a total softie, invoking God in the feminine and interpolating the freaking Zombies (and William DeVaughn, almost). Plus, the album’s called Kaleidoscope Dream (RCA). And if Prince

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shoppingspree By Julia West

³ PLAYING CATCH-UP If you’re like us, you fell into a bit of a fashion coma after last month’s bevy of sartorial-heavy festivities like Philadelphia Collection, Fashion Week and Fashion’s Night Out, so it’s understandable if you overlooked a style-centric thing or two that went down in October. But fear not, dear lovers of style, we kept our heads enough above water to be able to get you up to speed. The 17th annual Jumpstart fashion show happened earlier this month at Moore. This year’s theme was “Fractionable.” For their task, juniors and seniors were given simple, unbleached muslin to work with and told that math should play a role in the design. The results were sharp angles and meticulous symmetry. Missed it? That’s OK, you can stop by the Galleries at Moore to get an eyeful. The tingle of the catwalk may be gone, but this way you can enjoy the projects at your own leisure, and no one will give you the stink eye for showing up in jeans. Through Jan. 12, 2013, 2000 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215-965-4027, Joseph Lardizabal and Ky and Rick Cao (of Abakus Takeout) recently hosted an opening party for their new men’s store on South Street, Ps & Qs. Ky cites Philly’s lack of dapper threads for gents as the inspiration behind the shop’s merch, so he’s stocking his shelves with über-stylish names like Warriors of Radness, CXXVI Clothing Co. and Publish. But, boys, it doesn’t stop at clothes. They’ve also got books, soaps and home goods so your apartment can properly reflect your newfound style. 820 South St., 215592-0888, (

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taught us anything, it’s that sensitive types are the true freaks. (And, yeah, that the beautiful ones will hurt you every time.) You can keep your Weeknds, and even your Frank Oceans (the mixtape was better anyway) — I’m going home with Miguel. —K. Ross Hoffman Fri., Oct. 26, 6 p.m., $19.99-$150.99, with Trey Songz, Rick Ross, Usher, 2 Chainz, more, Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St., 215-336-3600,

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✚ AIMEE MANN/ TED LEO Thirteen years after Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia, Aimee Mann has found another simpatico filmmaker: Tom Scharpling, host of The Best Show on WFMU. Scharpling’s videos for songs from Mann’s latest album, Charmer (SuperEgo), delight in testing the resolve of her deadpan. He pulls out all the stops for

“Labrador,” a shot-for-shot remake of the video of Mann’s first hit, ’Til Tuesday’s “Voices Carry,” with appearances by Jon Hamm and Scharpling’s usual comedy partner, Jon Wurster of Superchunk. And who’s that as the poodle-haired, high-cheekboned guitarist? Hey, it’s punk hero Ted Leo. Mann and Leo might seem like unlikely tour mates, but both songwriters have a talent for effortlessly catchy, sharply worded broadsides. —Michael Pelusi Fri., Oct. 26, 8 p.m., $32.50-$37.50, Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., 215-232-2100,

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✚ CAGE: MOVE FROM ZERO John Cage, love him or hate him, was one of the most influential arbiters of art and culture in the second half of the 20th century. The question remains: Was it a positive influence or a


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the Philadelphia Museum of Art. One of Cage’s favorite performers, pianist Margaret Leng Tan (pictured), will be a featured soloist this week with a recital of Cage’s famous music for prepared piano and some of his toy-piano music. This first leg of the festival, Move from Zero, centers on his early work. —Peter Burwasser Oct. 26-Nov. 4, PMA events free with admission, other tickets $12-$15, various locations,

Though there’s a country-andwestern twang at the heart of Tennessee’s Those Darlins, you wouldn’t call these gals (and one guy) Dixie Chicks. Young ladies Jessi and Nikki Darlin, with drumming elder Linwood Regensburg, started off playing Carter Family covers and bittersweet hillbilly music. But with each album — 2009’s Those Darlins and 2011’s Screws Get Loose — they roughed up, moving further from the hilltops and deeper into the garage with off-kilter, harmony-filled singles like “Prank Call,” motorcycle revved-up and ready to rockand-roll off their kickstands. Fans salivating for the trio’s next album have to wait

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negative one? Was he a creative genius or a clever charlatan? All of the above, probably. One hundred years after his birth, and 20 since his death, the discussion is as lively as ever, and will be provided with even more grist as Bowerbird, Philly’s exceptionally vital experimental-music organization, presents Beyond Silence, a major Cage festival this season in conjunction with

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—A.D. Amorosi Sat., Oct. 27, 9:15 p.m., $10-$12, with Heavy Cream and Slutever, Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 215739-9684,

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✚ PHILADELPHIA BIKE EXPO Philly’s third annual Bike Expo returns this weekend with exhibitions of the latest cycling wares from more than 80 vendors. Seminars cover topics ranging from the history of bikes in the late 19th century to the art of eating while riding. Additional events include a fashion show, the always popular bike swap, and even a Viking-themed race. Beards

and costumes aren’t required, but bloodlust is non-negotiable. —Jessica Bergman Sat., Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $8-$25, 23rd Street Armory, 22 S. 23rd St., 215-7407068,

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✚ BEN WILLIAMS Like many jazz musicians of his generation, bassist Ben Williams draws heavily on the sounds of hip-hop and R&B. He stays anchored in tradition while exploring unlikely repertoire such as Stevie Wonder’s hit “Part-Time Lover,” or finds surprising new twists on chestnuts like “Moonlight in Vermont.” Both of those appear on Williams’ 2011 debut, State of Art, which also features a rap biography of trumpet great Lee Morgan. Since then Williams, the winner of the 2009 Thelonious Monk

International Bass Competition, has been sharing stages with some impressive peers as one-quarter of guitar great Pat Metheny’s Unity Band alongside saxophonist Chris Potter and drummer Antonio Sanchez. This weekend he’ll lead his band Sound Effect, which comprises a revolving cast of fellow rising stars.

MNDR cohort Peter Wade are smart enough to engineer bright, shiny electro-dance confections with just the right ratio of polish to crunch and layer them with Warner’s

—Shaun Brady

Sat., Oct. 27, 7 p.m., $17-$19, with Shiny Toy Guns and Colourmusic, North Star Bar, 2639 Poplar St., 215787-0488,

Sat., Oct. 27, 8 and 10 p.m., $20-$25, Chris’ Jazz Café, 1421 Sansom St., 215-568-3131,

equally heady, sugar-rush vocals. Then they add just enough personality to keep us interested and pretty much leave it at that. For all the vibrancy and variety in their fizzy, fuzzy productions — Euro-disco, electroclash, flashes of dubstep and diva house, and loads of lushly romantic, ’80s-soaked synth-pop — the Brooklyn duo aren’t striving for anything

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✚ MNDR Amanda Warner may draw lyrical inspiration from Patty Hearst, Marina Abramovic, Henry Ford and the Chinese economy, but Feed Me Diamonds (Ultra) is ultimately brainy only in the manner of the best pop art. She and



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until next year, but there’s an amped-up, cranky new single, “Summer’s Dead,” to satisfy your hunger for the Darlins’ racing rock.


✚ PHILLY ZINE FEST 2012 Hard as it might try, the Internet can’t seem to kill off some people’s love for the hastily reprinted word (or picture) of the zine. Artists, punks, photographers, writers, riot grrrls, cartoonists and other visionaries continue to embrace the DIY ethos of the copy machine. The 10th anniversary edition of Philly Zine Fest will showcase more than 60 tables’ worth of selfpublished wares from larger publishing collectives and home copiers alike. Though there are no workshops this time around, no one will notice with a selection of literature including queer dystopian pulp, bicycle repair, maneating dogs, feminism and existential phenomenology.

✚ SALMAN RUSHDIE/ MARTIN AMIS Tuesday at the library is a literary two-fer: In September, the famously fatwa’d Salman Rushdie published the autobiographical Joseph Anton: A Memoir (Knopf), which recounts his life in hiding using the titular pseudonym. He will discuss his new book alongside British author Martin Amis, whose 14th novel, Lionel Asbo: State of England (Random House), is the satirical tale of a teenager living with his thuggish but surprisingly caring uncle. —David Spelman Tue., Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m., $15, Free Library of Philadelphia, Central Branch, 1901 Vine St., 215-686,

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FALLING TO PIECES: Pristine Pa. produce lounges in a Staub cast-iron roaster. NEAL SANTOS

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MAGIC MIKES The Mildred brings a talented cast to the former James space in Bella Vista. By Adam Erace THE MILDRED | 824 S. Eighth St., 267-687-1600, Dinner Tue.-Thu., 5:30-10:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sun., 5:30-11 p.m.; brunch Sat.-Sun., 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Appetizers, $7-$13; entrees, $17-$44; brunch, $6-$15.


omey and cozy in a smoldering cast-iron skillet, chicken and biscuits was not what I expected from Michael Santoro. The sleeper hit of the Mildred’s bar menu looks more like something mom might make than the D.C. export who wowed Philly with foie parfaits, vadouvan rabbits and spherical gnudi as smooth More on: as marbles at Talula’s Garden. During his brief, brilliant tenure there, Santoro crystallized his local rep as a chef who could cook like a beast and plate like a ballerina, a chef so committed to his style he bounced out the Garden after just four months when he was (allegedly) asked to dumb things down. And now, a year and change later at the Mildred, his hotly anticipated independent debut, he is cooking ... chicken and biscuits? Poultry-scented steam ascended from the black Staub pan, revealing fingerprints on my can of cider and releasing notes of woodsy winter herbs as it reached for my nose and the rafters of the lodge-like ceiling beyond. Santoro considers himself a “biscuit

aficionado,” a claim these golden puffs supported as they rose from the rich, tawny gravy. The meaty sauce clung to the big shreds of buttery dark meat. Precisely diced onions, carrots and celery root glimmered like half-buried gems. One hearty forkful made this clear: I thought I knew Santoro, but I really didn’t know him at all. “What we’re doing here is more personal, straight-up good cookin’ with less reliance on garnish for garnish’s sake,” says the chef. “The food looks a lot different [from Talula’s], but there’s a thread running through everything I’ve been doing for the past several years: low-temp cooking, marinading, brining, braising, the application of food science, how it affects vegetables, eggs, milk.” In Philly, we don’t have the luxury of having known Santoro for the past several years. We don’t know the Santoro of the Blue Duck in D.C. or the Santoro of the Fat Duck in London or the Santoro of Gilt in New York. All we know is the Santoro of Talula’s Garden, which is why the rustic persona of the Mildred’s menu feels like such MORE FOOD AND a curveball. But what’s happening in the DRINK COVERAGE kitchen, behind the scenes, Santoro insists, AT C I T Y P A P E R . N E T / has always been the same. M E A LT I C K E T. The chicken and biscuits made that clear. A clinic of meticulous, “thinking along every step” technique — the veggies are cooked separately in schmaltz before being added to the gravy, for example — and pristine Pennsylvania ingredients, it might not be the most thrilling thing I’ve ever eaten, but on a crisp fall Wednesday night sitting by the fireplace in the Mildred’s lounge, it’s hard imagine a more perfect plate of food. And did I mention it’s $7? The Mildred’s Bella Vista neighbors played an important role in >>> continued on page 43

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³ ACCORDING TO MOST travel guides, the quintessential Philadelphia dining experience begins with a soft-pretzel appetizer, continues with a sandwich-y main — say, a cheesesteak, roast pork or hoagie — and gets rounded out with a scoop of water ice, a Tastykake or a Goldenberg’s Peanut Chew. Of course, these iconic Philly foods are near and dear to our hearts, but a menu like that doesn’t do justice to all the great eats in our fair city. Getting the full Philly food experience is all about knowing the right people. Iris McCarthy, author of Food Lovers’ Guide to Philadelphia (Globe Pequot, Sept. 18), is the right people. She’s a hometown food writer and blogger who has assembled a pocket-sized guide geared toward making sure that visitors and locals have a chance to taste the best the region has to offer, whether it’s a deep-fried Engine #47 hot dog from Moe’s on Grays Ferry, a square pie from Santucci’s or a $49 prix fixe tasting menu at Sbraga. McCarthy has done a bang-up job pulling together a comprehensive guide to all things Philly-food-related, from a How to Speak Philly guide (why, yes, “beggle” is the proper pronunciation for bagel around these parts) to a month-by-month calendar of food fests and events to a roundup of farmers’ markets. Food Lovers’ Guide is not afraid to stray from Center City. McCarthy heads out west to Desi Chaat House for the namesake Indian street snack, north on Broad for bulletproof fried shrimp and into the far Northeast for manti and kebabs at Uzbekistan. Without a guide like this, a visitor might never have the chance to be serenaded by opera-singing waiters while enjoying hubcap-sized plates of veal parm at FrancoLuigi’s Pizzeria & High Note Café. There’s also real insider info here, intel about the Americancheese-topped pizzaz slices at Cacia Bakery, outof-the-way smoked links at Czerw’s Kielbasy in Port Richmond and the Snyder Avenue Javanese fare of Indonesia Restaurant. But if you do decide to go the pretzel-cheesesteak-water-ice route, McCarthy has some solid picks. For pretzels, it’s Center City Pretzel Company on Washington Avenue, where the doors open at midnight and the pretzels are hot out of the oven. On the steak front, she’s got South Philly’s Gooey Looie’s and Steve’s Prince of Steaks on Bustleton Avenue. And for water ice, South Philly is the place to be with the solid offerings of John’s on Seventh and Christian, inventive flavors at Pop’s Homemade and gelati at Italiano’s. (



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dictating the menu’s price point, as well as its style. After taking over the old James space last March, Santoro and Michael Dorris, his business partner and culinary-school pal, walked around the ’hood introducing themselves and listening to what the neighbors said about their building’s former tenant: “It was a destination spot when they wanted a neighborhood spot.” With warm fir tabletops in the dining room, mauve velvet stools at the bar and all the room’s whitewashed brick stripped (by Santoro) to its original russet and red, the tavernish Mildred no longer resembles chichi James. But Santoro’s pastas, in the best way, remind me so much of Jim Burke’s, from the harvest-spiced squash-and-sweetpotato tortellini arrayed in caramelized fall crops (I particularly loved the crisp, fruity quince) and carrot broth in the striking 12-inch-long penne coiled like cobras around a tremendous braised beef rib. Santoro gratinées the latter in old-school Mornay sauce, a mac ’n’ cheese that doesn’t draw its sophistication from lobster or truffles. Marinated in an aggressively spiced, housemade A.1. sauce, that beef sang, especially when paired with a glass of cool, peppery Aglianico del Vulture, a DOCG vino from southern Italy’s Basilicata region. The Mildred’s wine list is replete with esoteric values and lovable oddballs like this, and nothing seems to make the warm, upbeat staff (under the direction of front-of-the-house maestro Dorris) happier than pouring you a complimentary taste. Something white and bright like verdicchio cuts the richness of another of my favorite Mildred efforts: pig trotters seared in caramel, braised with apples and horseradish, shredded and tucked into hollowed potato cups. Not every dish was so successful. Wrapped in bacon and savoy cabbage, the slab of guinea-hen terrine was well made but poorly seasoned; mincing the pickled plums as finely as grains of kosher salt minimized their impact when scattered on top. One-note celery-root-andSmokehouse-apple soup would have worked as a quick shot, but poured tableside from a cherry-red teakettle, a whole bowl quickly grew tiresome. Cooked too hard, dark caramel glazed an otherwise lovely tart tatin for two in a veil of abrasive bitterness. A better ending arrived in pastry chef Emily Riddell’s light lemon tart festooned with citrus marshmallows and fresh huckleberries. Or you could always just ask for another bowl of sweetly spiced, housemade apple butter; the thick puree tasted as good straight off the spoon as it did on baker Katie Lynch’s warm loaves of bread. Santoro and Dorris have really surrounded themselves with a talented cast, including a third Michael (Rafidi), Santoro’s sous chef and sidekick for the past five years. So many Mikes, all with some magic, but it’ll take more than that to elevate this restaurant to its full potential. Fortunately, this crew is committed to the Mildred. “We signed a long lease,” Santoro says. Plenty of time to get to know him better. (


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English Bulldog Pups - Shots, vet pedigree, reg, dewormed. Call 215-696-5832

LAB pups, AKC reg., 9 weeks old 1st shots , $500. Call 856-562-7781 LABRADOODLES 3 black, 3 chocolate, 4F, 2M, born 9/8/12, 1st shots/wormed, cute. $1,200. Call 484-880-0759 LABRADOR PUPPIES, sired by a champion, OFA/PennHip/CERF 215-287-7558 Labrador Retriever AKC BLK/ YELLOW COMPLETE FIELD CHAMPION PEDIGREE 2YR HEALTH GUARANTEE 609-374-1055 MALTESE PUPS - Ready to Go! Call (856)694-2952 MASTIFF PUPS - Home / Family raised, f large boned. $995, 609-224-0929

Mini Schnauzer pups, black, 2 Males, AKC reg., born 7/25, $550. 610-367-8576 NEO.MASTIFF AKC, stud, proven, black, large, lots of wrinkles. Call 609-674-2409

German Shepherd AKC Champ lines, ready to go, 9 wks, 484-401-6194 German Shepherd Pups, blk + tan, vet chkd, fam. raised, $450. 717-239-9448

Pek-a-Pom pups, 7 weeks, little toys, 1st shots, champ lines, 856-514-3442

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60XX N. BEECHWOOD 2B R $725 + Utilities. Encl porch, bck yard. MOVE IN SPECIAL 215-927-3010

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Manufacturer seeks exp’d F/T production MIG-welders. Email resume with salary requirements to or fax (215) 638-9015 or apply in person @ PakIt Displays, 1324 Adams Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Society Hill Towers 1BR $1,795 Luxury 1BR, river view, many extras, utils. included, avail. now. Call 267-240-0692

1100 S 58th St. Studio, 1BR & 2BR Apts heat/hw incl., lic #362013 215-525-5800

Pump Mechanic

58xx Willows Ave 1br/1ba apts $525+ Ultra Modern, cer. tile. 215-383-6330

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Able to handle all phases of pump repair, all types of centrifugal pumps, including boiler feed pumps, submersibles, verticals end suction. Knowledge of machining/repair techniques; bearing removal, impeller removal/changing. EOE. Min 5-10 yrs. exp. Exc. benefits, incl. 401(k). Call Longo: 973.537.0400 Ext. 718 email resume: .

12xx N. 42nd St. 1br & 2br $550-$625 51xx Spruce St. 2br $800 nwly ren. 267.979.6294 or 267.456.4014

Poodle Pups, Toy & Mini, AKC, M & F, black or cream, $500. Call 856-220-9794 Poodle Standard Puppies. blacks & reds, AKC, home raised, well socialized, shots, ready to go, Call 610-757-1021

Pug Black Male Pug Puppies with shots need loving homes-$400 267-374-5228 Rottweiler German pups, AKC, shots, tails clipped, 2F/2M $550. 267-270-5529 SHIH TZU Male - Puppy, 12 weeks ACA registered, brown / white, 267-797-0579 Shih Tzu /Poodle-Shipoo Puppies for Sale $350 Shih Tzu pups, 1F, 2M, parents on site, firts shots, wormed $500. 215-498-6966

Driver with late model Lincoln and Law degree looking for work. Call 267-297-7396 or 917-715-3469

Gentleman, 15 years comp. - aide, exp., will assist elderly & run errands. Dependable & reliable. Car & refs. 267-595-1561

WELSH CORGI PUPPIES - ACA reg., shots, wormed, vet checked, very cute and friendly, $575/ea. Call 717-442-4938

512 N. 54th St. 1br with Kitchen. Call 267-709-2704

1641 W Lehigh Ave. 1BR All Util Incld Newly renov. 215-525-5800 , Lic #374062 18th & Ridge Ave. 3BR Apt Must see, sec. 8 ok. 215-885-1700 22nd & ALLEGHENY 2 BR $675/mo. newly renovated, must see! 610.718.6542 37xx N 18th St. 1BR $550+utils $1,500 move in req, 3rd flr 267-632-3302 C.B. MOORE near park 2br $750 spacious, newly remodeled, with backyard, nice kit., sec. 8 ok (267)407-9926 Strawberry Mansion 1br $550/mo. 3rd flr, LR, kitch & ba. Call (215)765-4429

1,2, 3, 4 Bedroom FURNISHED APTS LAUNDRY-PARKING 215-223-7000 Temple Hosp area 1-2 br $575 water incl Broad & Allegheny. Call (215)336-4299


52nd and Parkside 2br apt $600+ utils also 3rd floor Studio available $500+ utils, 1 mo. rent & sec dep. 215-284-7944

54th & Thompson 2br renovated, must see immed. 215.219.5172 58xx Addison 3br/1ba $775+utils 1st, last & security dep. needed, available immediately, Call (484)485-7985

882 N 41st small 1BR $575 2 month sec + 1 month rent 215-713-7216 Cobbs Creek Vicinity 1br $575+utils. quiet, newly renov, large rooms, conv. to public trans., all colleges & Center City, 1 mo. rent & sec. Call 215-880-0612 Parkside area 1BR $700-$900 hdwd flrs, new construction, PHA, Sec 8 ok, 1 block from park. (215) 791-2722 Parkside / N. Phila Area 1br- 6br $700$1,600. Newly renov, new kitch. & bath, hdwd flrs, Section 8 OK. 267-324-3197

Yellow Labrador Retriever AKC puppies s/w, vet checked. Ready to go. $750. 610-948-8695

Balwynne Park 2br $810+ 1st flr, w/d, garage. Call 610-649-3836 Balwynne Park 2BR $850+utils W/D, C/A, W/W. Call 215-219-6409

42XX OTTER ST. 1BR $625+elec. SSI & Section 8 ok. 877-868-7605

4xx N. 53rd 1br $600+ utils furnished, $1200 move in. 215-476-5885 Couple needed live-in New York, refs & exp nec. Legal to work. Housekeeping, driving. $2,000/wk. Call 732-530-4941 Domestic Help Salem Cty NJ $400/mo Share home, meals & car in exchange for housework & driving 856-514-3218

Studio 1, 2 & 3br Apts $650-$895 215.740.4900

W. Phila 2, 3 & 4br apts Avail Now Move in Special! 215-386-4791 or 4792

45xx Old York Rd 1BR $585+utils Large, 1st,last & security 215-791-2125

15xx Grange 2br $690 Fresh paint, carpets. 267-230-2600 58XX N. Camac 1BR $580+utils 2BR $700+utils Renovated, 267.271.6601 or 215.416.2757 60XX Warnock 1 BR $595+ near Fernrock Train Station,215-276-8534 8th & Rockland 1Br $700 1st floor, enclosed porch, bsmt, 1 month sec., 1 month rent, Call 215-219-9191 Church Lane Court-600 Church Lane Fieldview Apt-705 Church Lane Julien-5600 Ogontz/Eli Ct.1418 Conlyn Studio, 1bdr & 2bdr -From$450-$850 Move in specials-215-276-5600

434 N. 52nd St. 1BR/1BA $525 1st floor, rear yard. Call 267-582-8841

Yorkie Puppies - AKC reg. vet checked, home raised, $650. Call 215-490-2243 Yorkishire Terrier pups, AKC, very small, ready 10/20, Call (717)278-0932

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LOST DOG, small black & white Male Shih tzu near 71st & City Line. Owner grieving. 215-477-7813

20xx N. 62nd 1BR $700 nice block, 1st, last & sec. (215) 878-5056

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219 N. 63rd St 1BR $550+ utils 3rd flr, 1st mo. rent & sec. 215-906-5654 2xx N 65th St 3br $1000 heat/hot wtr inc 2 mo sec. priv entry, off street prkg, w/w carpet, large yard 215-477-9236

65xx W. Girard 2BR $750+ sec dep, w/w crpts, W/D. 856-906-5216

1 BR & 2 BR Apts $725-$835 spacious, great loc., upgraded, heat incl, PHA vouchers accepted 215-966-9371 339 E Wister St 1BR $570/mo newly renov., near LaSalle 215-828- 5494 339 E Wister St clean room for rent, ready to move in, $100 wk 215-828-5494 4617 Wayne Large Efficiency $480 heat & hot wtr inc. EIK, 267-756-0130

1301 E. Johnson 2BR/1BA $850+utils Newly renovated. Call 215-879-2982 1613 E Duval 1BR 1st fl, hw flrs, access to bsmt $650, 1mo sec. dep. 267-495-9029 3xx E Upsal St. 2 BR $725+ utils new renovated, Call 610-675-7586 5xx Vernon Rd. 1br $650+utils remodeled, w/w, nr trans, 267-249-6301

Philmont 2BR duplex 1st flr $850+ C/A, bsmnt, w/w, garage, (215)752-1091 Rhawnhurst 1br $625+utils Great apt., close to everything, storage, w/d hookup, Call (267)767-9289

Norristown: Sweede & Jacoby 1br $780 renovated, 1st flr, bkyard (267)259-8449

Cherry Hill Studio $950 utils incl large, great loc., priv. deck, 856.397.0674

153X W. ERIE AVE $400 incl utils, cable, internet, kitc access 215-695-3005

19th & Erie Av priv ent new paint use of kit ww $120wk $290mv in 267-997-5212 20th & Allegheny: Furn. Luxury Rooms. Free utils, cable, iweb. 267-331-5382

77xx Woolston Ave 19150 2br/1ba $800 duplex, w/w carpet, garage, washer/ dryer, basement storage 215-901-4700 Green Tree Apts-330 West Johnson St. Modern & Quiet Living in West Mt. Airy Starting-1BR $700-$750 & 2BR $900 Gas,Water,Heat Free-Move In Specials Call to schedule appt. 215-276-5600

1414 W. 71st Ave 1br $600 Utils incl. Close to trans & shopping. 215-574-2111

61xx Old York Rd 2BR $750 nwly renovated, large BR’s, 610-613-4497 City Line Area 2BR Apts beautiful, discount special, 215-681-1723

PHILADELPHIA $100-$120/week 49th/ Haverford. Clean rooms, use of kitchen. Drug free, near public transportation. Call 484-431-3670

48xx Longshore 1br $595 incl. heat 1st flr rear, private yard (215)287-2044 58xx Reach St. 1BR/1BA $650 Newly remodeled, Call 267-439-8425 Bustleton & Grant 2br Condo $895 prvt balcony w/garden view 215.943.0370

E. Sanger St. 1br $600+utils large, renovated, call (267)684-6413 Fox Chase/Cottman Vic. 1br $525+ utils great apt., newly renov., w/w, quiet good loc., close to shops/trans. 267-977-5639 Foxchase LRG 2BR avail 11/1 $850 2nd fl incl w/d, dw, gar disp, fridge, tons of storage,fenced yard 215-430-3536 Tania Grant & Ashton Rd. 2BR $750+utils 1st floor, duplex. Call 267-312-9502 LAWNCREST: 5XX BENNER ST. 1br 1st flr $500+util. credit check, 267-251-4042

33rd St. & Ridge Ave. $100-125/week. Large renov furn rooms near Fairmount Park & bus depot. 215-317-2708

55/Thompson deluxe quiet furn $110wk priv ent $200 sec 215-572- 8833

15xx S Stanley 3br $700 water inc, 1 car garage, Call 215-833-6673 15xx S. Stanley St. 3br $675+utils $2175 move-in. Sec. 8 ok. 215-310-5762 19th 2br/1ba $650 Townhouse, magnificent, everything new, rent/own, Call 215-292-2176 19xx Beechwood 3br $700 newly renovated, sec 8 ok (267) 455.3273 22xx Warton St. 3br $890 Fresh paint carpet sec 8 ok 267.230.2600

26xx Sylmar St 3br/1ba $775+utils Hdwd frs, encl porch. Call 267-249-2506 58xx Belmar St. 3br renov, Hrdwd flr, Sec 8 ok 267-230-2600 62nd & Woodland 3BR House Sec 8 ok. Must See! 215-885-1700

8xx S. 56th St. 4br $850+utils $2000 to move in. Call 484-433-5764 Elmwood area 2/3br modern, sec. 8 ok, Call 215-726-8817

59xx Cedar 4br $900+utils beautiful, newly renov., sec. 8 ok, avail. now, Call (215)896-3863

206 N. Simpson Street 3br/1ba $895 215.740.4900

880 N. 41st, room @ $425/month shared kitchen & bath, 215-713-7216 ALLEGHENY $90/wk. $270 sec dep. Nr EL train, furn, quiet. 609-703-4266 Broad & Olney lg deluxe furn room priv ent $145 wk. Sec $200. 215-572-8833 Broad & Wyoming, 60th & Market - Fully furn., $200 sec., $100-$125/wk SSI/VA ok. Call 267-784-9284

Frankford, nice rm in apt, near bus & El, $300 sec, $90/wk & up. 215-526-1455

15xx N. Hollywood St. 3BR/1BA $700 Newly renov., 3mo security. 267.549.1586 19xx N. Myrtlewood 3br/1ba Newly upgraded, nice block, ceiling fans, carpets, ceramic tiles, section 8 ok. Call 1877-371-7368 25th & Lehigh 3BR/1BA Section 8 ok. Newly renov. 215-378-8622 28th & Lehigh 2br $650+utils remodeled, w/w, no dogs 267-249-6301

40XX NICE ST. 2BR (nr Temple Univ.) $650 + Utilities. MOVE IN SPECIAL 215-927-3010

Germantown Area: NICE, Cozy Rooms Private entry, no drugs (267)988-5890 Germantown, furn., good loc. clean, quiet reasonable, call 12-8p. 215-849-8994 Germantown newly renov rms, special $200 down, $80-$90/wk 215-490-0829

Rosewood 1br $600+utils large, c/a, 1 mo. dep. & sec 917-650-6855 TEMPLE AREA 2 BR House $792 Washer & dryer included. Close to public transit. Sect. 8 OK. Crystal 215-843-5772

Germantown Rms, $120/wk utils inc, shared kit/ba, $500 move in 215.849.5861 G-town Area, 1xx Hansberry St., furn, nice block, $100-$125/wk 215-667-3801 MT. AIRY (Best Area) $140/wk Cable, deck, SSI ok. Call 215-730-8956

Richmond room, use of kitch, nr transp. Seniors welcome/SSI ok 215-634-1139

W Phila. 42XX Otter St. rooms from $105/wk utils inc., SSI ok 267-784-5534 W Phila, Furn Rms, starting $100,util inc, shared kit & ba,clean,SSI ok 215.888.3050 W & SW Phila Newly renov rooms, share kitchen & bath, all utils incl. 215.768.7059

18xx Fillmore 3br/1ba $625+utils nice row, ready tomove-in 215-680-1413

Juniata 42xx Castor Ave. 3br $875+util 1xx Spencer St. 3br $875+util 2 month sec. req., Call Tan 267-699-8802 Mayfair 3br/1.5ba $1000+ util best location, Large St. & Cottman Ave., basement, garage, 973-477-4935

Media 107 Dundee Mews 3br/2.5ba TH $1990/mo. Finished attic/bsmnt, 40 min. to Philadelphia, Call 347-702-4001 Upper Darby nr 69th term. 3br $800+ close to trans/shopping (215)872-6395

Norristown: Arch & Miner 3br/1.5ba $900. renovated, back yd (267)259-8449


2xx W. Abanul St. 3br/1ba $850 Plus utils, full bsmt, 1st, last, 1mo. rent. Call (267) 231-2256 Rising Sun & Blvd 2br $750 nwly renov., porch, crpt (215)677-1888

53xx Magnolia 3br/1ba $800 20xx Spencer St. 3br/1ba $800 Sec 8 ok,215-779-0352 or 215-748-2610 55XX Blakemore St. 3BR House $750 first & last. Section 8 ok. 215-722-5955 6224 Clearview 3br/1ba $875+utils Remod., w/d. Sec 8 ok, 215-499-2364 E Mt Airy 2BR Row House $700+ 1st/last/security. Bus line. 610-405-5926

SL500 2006 $41,500 Loaded, glass top, keyless go, garage kept, 42k mi., ext. warr., 215-801-0225

Cash paid on the spot for unwanted vehicles, 24/7 pick up, 215-288-9500

Junk Cars & Trucks Wanted, $400, Call 856-365-2021

2006 Wildwood, sleeps 6, exc. cond. must sell, $7000. (610)356-5795

JUNK CARS WANTED 24/7 REMOVAL. Call 267-377-3088

FORD F150 4x4 Super Cab XLT 2006 $13,950, 95k, towing pkg, 215-512-4988 GMC 2000 Savanna Luxury Hi-Top Conversion Van Excptnlly well maintd Sr Citizen Must Sacrifice $6975 215-627-1814

A1 PRICES FOR JUNK CARS FREE TOW ING , Call (215) 726-9053

Buick Reatta 1990 $5800/obo black, runs great, 81k mi., (215)295-4763

Chevrolet Suburban 2002 $5,900 167K miles, 1 owner. Call 610-613-3291

low cost cars & trucks Buick Lesabre 1997 $2,500 Inspec., new radials, clean. 610-667-4829 Cadillac 2001 Sedan Deville $3975 Luxury 4 door, a/c, full power, original miles, senior driver. DISTRESS SALE TODAY! Please call 215-629-0630 Cadillac Catera 2001 Economy Sports Edition 4 door, sunroof, original miles, like new $3985. Carol 215-928-9632 Cadillac Deville Delegance 1998 $4000 113k, garage kept 856-435-6599

Cadillac STS 2003 $5,000 Northstar engine, no leak, blue, 87K miles, loaded and clean. Call 267-470-4468 Chevy Cavalier 1997 $1250 2 door, loaded, clean, 215-280-4825 Chevy Impala 2004 $3100 runs and looks great, inspc. 267.582.9961

Ford Freestar Van 2004 $4,500/OBO Good cond., auto., dual A/C, power windows/locks, cruise, keyless, V6, ABS, stereo CD, DVD enter. sys. 609.792.7032 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2006 $2950 4 door, loaded, high miles, 215-847-7346 Kia Rio Cinco Hatchback ’05 $3200/bo great on gas, 100% mint cond. Call or text anytime, Call 267-574-5231 MERCURY SABLE LS 2003 $2,475 Low miles, 1 owner, clean. 267.592.0448 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2002 $2,300/obo Insp, runs great. Call 267-441-4612 Subaru Legacy SW 1997 $2,400 97K, stk, AWD, Exc. cond. 215-830-8881 Toyota Corolla (Prizm) 1994 $1250 Auto, a/c, 126k, new insp, 215.620.9383 Volkswagen Jetta 2002 $2,995 4 door, auto., A/C, excellent cond., rebuilt engine, must sell! Call 215-927-9722

530 i 2004 $15,000 76k, dark blue/tan, V.G.C. (609)774-6767 BMW 2002 325i Luxury 4 dr w/sunroof, few original miles, garage kept, woman driver, $7,950 Betty 215-922-6113

DeVille 2005 $6,900 Silver with grey top, loaded, immaculate, 105K. Call 484-266-0902

300 2005 $8500 51k mi., exc cond, 1 owner, 215-828-4674

South Phila furn room, fridge, renovated, no drugs. 215-465-3080, 215-617-3177 SW,N, W Move-in Special! $90-$125/wk Clean furn. rooms. SSI ok. 215-220-8877

18xx Hart Lane 2BR House $585 nice backyard, bsmt. Call 215-764-7783 1934 E Somerset St 3BR house $700 Utilities not included 917-459-4491. 19xx Thayer 3Br $675+ 3 mo sec, Sec 8 OK, no pets 215.539.7866 Kensington 2br/1ba Sec 8 ok. 215-839-9211 732-267-2190

1724 W. Wingohocking 3BR/1BA $600 Frehsly renovated. Call 267-582-8841 45xx N. Camac St. 3BR/1BA $815 Avail. immed. Call Sonya at 215-913-8180

Newtown Square near W. Chester Pike 1 furnished BR in condo, $450/mo. + sec. dep. Call Kathy @ 610-353-7310 North Phila., South Phila, West Phila. furnished rooms for rent starting $80$100wk 267-228-1143; 215-416-2075

2, 3br Voucher: Section 8 Welcome 21xx E. Stella, renovated, W/D, nr New Elem Schl. $800/mo. Call 215-206-4582 29xx Cedar 4br $900+ 2 mo sec, Sec 8 OK, no pets 215.539.7866

Mercedes Benz 420SEL 1989 $14,500 55,000 original miles, excellent cond., serious inquiries only. Call 267-515-9629

SL500 2005 $38,000 White/Beige interior, 25,000 miles, excellent condition. Call 610-458-0179

62xx N Norwood St. 3br/1ba $700+utils 1 mo. rent & sec., yard, EIK, 215.924.1910

60xx Lansdowne Ave. 1 large Carpeted bedroom for rent. Safe secure and separate heat control.

60xx Vine St, $115/wk, 2 week security, cable tv, Please Call Gee 267-767-4496

SL300 ROADSTER 1991 $8500 1 owner, white, blue leather, super original cond., 124k. miles, Call (610)842-2435

CIVIC EX 2003 $9200 63k, all honda svc. records, 610.405.3361 ODYSSEY 2008 $15,500 25,000 miles, sea foam green. Call 215-888-3703

Jaguar 2003 2.5 X Type with sunroof, like new, original miles $5,985 215-928-9632

LS460 2009 $38,500 Navig. package, 57K miles, 215-362-1217

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Lawndale 1br & Studio starting @ $575 balcony, A/C, SPECIALS! 609-408-9298 Mayfair 2br $825+utils newly renov, with laundry, 215-205-6800

30xx Aramingo Ave. $100/week, private bath, w/d, SSI ok, 215-920-6394

off Wadsworth Ave 3br/1.5ba $1200 Row home, kitch, LR, DR, cable ready, section 8 ok, Call (267)992-8519

E-350 2010 $40,000 7k mi., all extras, blue, (609)338-9328

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4500 Frankford Ave. Effic. $490 2nd floor, no pets. Call 267-325-9535 4645 Penn St. Lg 1BR $595. gas/wtr inc., Priv. deck 215-781-8072 4840 Oxford Ave Studio, 1Br, 2Br Ldry, 24/7 cam lic# 214340 215.525.5800 Frankford & Oxford 1BR $600 Also Efficiency, $500, utilities included We speak Spanish. 215-620-6261 Oxford Circle 1br $580 LR, kitchen, no pets. Call 215-289-2973

28xx N 27th St: Furnished rooms, utils included, $100/wk, SSI ok, 267-702-7927

2943 West Harper 2BR/1BA $1250 gas, elec not incl. C/A, Call (610) 348-6121 908 N. 29th St lrg 4BR close to Girard College 215-525-5800

Germantown 2br $725 new renov. fn bsmt. nr trans. 215.495.7191


46xx Wayne Ave. 3br $750 Fresh paint, carpets. W/D. 267-230-2600 5220 Wayne Ave. Studio, 1Br on site lndry, 215-525-5800 , Lic# 507568 5321 Wayne Ave. Efficiency $550 1br $600 2br $725 Avail Now. 215-776-6277 607 E. Church Lane 1BR & 2BR nr LaSalle Univ, 215.525.5800 lic#494336 DO YOU HAVE A SECTION 8 VOUCHER? Apts in Germantown and Olney- SPECIALS 1bdr&2bdr- GAS, WATER, HEAT FREE! Quiet, New Renov, Safe Living Community Call to schedule appt- 215.276.5600

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