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Mayor Nutter tells the city the key to preparedness is “striking the balance between nonchalant and hysterical.”Adding,“Like if narcolepsy and ADD had a baby, be like that. Or imagine spiking a double espresso with codeine cough syrup. I’m looking for you all to be a bunch of spacey ants-pantses.”

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Just before Sandy makes landfall, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie scolds Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford for disregarding his evacuation order. “I win,” Christie says as he tosses a mouse to his pet python, Christine. “I always win.”


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ere is what the Internet and state documents can tell us about Brian P. Sullivan. He has a nonprofit, called Rosebush Corp., in his name. He owns a five-bedroom home set back on 2 acres in the Main Line suburb of Malvern. His swimming pool is shaped like an amoeba. Beyond that, it gets fuzzy. It’s not clear what Sullivan does for a living, and his Malvern neighbors have never met him or his family. His secrecy is matched by that of Rosebush, a 501(c)4 that does not appear to have engaged in any activity, charitable or otherwise, beyond funneling $125,000 in anonymous donations to two conservative third-party campaign groups. “I don’t think he’s a player at all,” says Chester County Democratic Party chairwoman Michele Vaughn, who had never heard of Sullivan and points out he wasn’t even a frequent voter. “Is he a real person?” asks Chester County Republican Party executive director Rob Brooks. The money Rosebush donates, however, is very real. It includes $25,000 to Restore Our Future, one of the main political action committees — super PACs — allied with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and $100,000 to the Club for Growth Action, which runs a pro-business super PAC and “527” organization (the number refers to the tax code under which such entities operate). “The Rosebush Corporation?” asks Club for Growth commu-

nications director Barney Keller, when reached by phone. “Um. I will have to get back to you.” Also contacted by phone, Mrs. Sullivan refused to say what her husband did for work: He would call City Paper back. Sullivan, like Keller, never did. The donations are part of an avalanche of third-party spending unleashed by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which struck down restrictions on corporations, unions, trade associations and nonprofits funding “express advocacy” advertisements that directly encourage voters to support or oppose a candidate. The resulting cash flow has been a major — indeed, potentially deciding — force in elections here and around the country this year. And nonprofits like Rosebush have become the deepest and darkest pit of campaign money. Though the Supreme Court’s conservative majority emphasized that disclosure would hold donors accountable, these “charities” don’t have to disclose donors. “A large number of (c)4s have sprung up in the wake of the Citizens United decision seemingly for the sole purpose of legally laundering money into our elections while hiding the … source of those funds,” says Paul S. Ryan of the D.C.-based Campaign Legal Center. The legality is in question: The IRS requires groups to “primarily” engage in social-welfare activities in exchange for tax-exempt status. But there is almost no oversight. Ryan says that if Rosebush indeed spends its money on nothing but political donations, “they have most certainly violated their status.” And the impact of such donations on campaigns can be over-

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Labor unions have so far contributed $2.8 million this election cycle, along with $2.6 million from lawyers and lobbyists and $7.5 million from business, according to still-incomplete data from the National Institute on Money in State Politics. The attorney general race, pitting Democrat Kathleen Kane against Republican David Freed, has attracted outside spending from the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC), a D.C.-based 527 organization. An RSLC ad called Kane “soft” on rape, in what called “one of the most blatantly false attack ads of the political season.” The RSLC, a major force behind Republican state-level candidacies nationwide, is funded by corporations including Wynn Resorts (casinos), Devon Energy, Comcast, Citigroup, America’s Natural Gas Alliance,

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“They are drowning out voters.” AT&T and Koch Industries. Kane’s husband, Christopher, has spent $2.25 million on his wife’s campaign, making him the state’s top individual donor. As to what all of this money really accomplishes, a good test case is the Republican Governors Association (RGA) — a 527 that donated more than $6 million to Corbett’s 2010 campaign, according to the Center for Public Integrity. That year, the RGA received $4 million from natural-gasrelated companies eager to profit from the Marcellus Shale. Since corporate gifts to candidates are banned, the RGA simply classified the donations as coming from the group’s individual donors. Many of those donors won seats on Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission. And Pennsylvania’s gas-extraction fee? Corbett fought to prevent its imposition, then ensured it was among the lowest in the country. (

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whelming. Rosebush’s Club for Growth donation is not even close to the nation’s largest. But it’s almost enough to cover the organization’s $155,983 in spending on TV ads attacking western Pennsylvania Democratic Congressman Mark Critz, in a race that has attracted the second-most outside spending of any House race in the country. Nearly half of nationwide campaign spending so far has come from organizations that do not fully disclose their donors — or disclose them at all. This “shadow money,” according to the Center for Responsive Politics, has flown overwhelmingly to support Republicans and attack Democrats. In Pennsylvania, the Fight for the Dream super PAC — which has ties to losing candidate Steve Welch and natural-gas drillers Devon Energy — spent about $175,000 against Republican U.S. Senate candidate and mining-company millionaire Tom Smith during the primary. Its donations were funneled through a related nonprofit, masking donor identities. The group this month received a direct $240,000 donation from Rosebud Mining Co., which bought Smith’s coal mines. The donations are being spent on ads attacking Smith’s Democratic opponent, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr., according to the Allentown Morning Call. Much spending has likely not yet been disclosed, since about half of outside campaign spending generally takes place during the campaign’s last month. Pennsylvanians have donated $69.6 million to political campaigns during this election cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Third parties separate from candidates and parties spent nearly $1 billion this year. “We are quite troubled by the apparent enormous onslaught of independent expenditures,” says Pennsylvania Common Cause executive director Barry Kauffman, because they “have the effect of drowning out the ideas, opinions and concerns of regular voters.” Wealthy Pennsylvanians have also made large public donations to super PACs. Butler County cable provider Armstrong Group is the state’s largest super PAC donor, cutting a $1.32 million check to the pro-Romney American Crossroads. Armstrong has also offered its cable customers free viewing of the incendiary feature-length anti-Obama infomercial 2016: Obama’s America, according to Pittsburgh City Paper. Philly real estate investor Mel Heifetz, a gay man, has cited Obama’s support for gay rights to explain his $1 million donation to the pro-Obama Priorities USA Action. Wilkes & McHugh, a Philly law firm, donated $250,000 to Majority PAC, which supports Democratic Senate campaigns. Russell Palmer, a Philly investor and former Wharton dean, gave $100,000 to American Crossroads. John Templeton Jr., a wealthy Bryn Mawr heir and conservative Christian, gave $500,000 to the Raising Red, American Crossroads, and the Red, White and Blue Fund super PACs. Money has also flowed into state-level races. Pennsylvania is one of a minority of states that allows unlimited individual contributions to candidates, though corporate donations are banned.

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been defined by his father since he was first elected auditor general in 1996. “The people of Pennsylvania will say, ‘Look: This is not a monarchy,’” Santorum erroneously predicted. The Casey “family name,” the Inquirer wrote, “carries about the same weight in Pennsylvania politics as does Kennedy in Massachusetts.”

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• THE NAME “CASEY” does have what detractors call baggage: specifically, a reputation for representing the Democratic Party’s shrunken antiabortion wing. The late Gov. Casey, who explored running for president on an anti-abortion platform, signed the highly restrictive Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act into law. The measure ultimately was tested at the Supreme Court, where Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey proved a watershed setback for abortion-rights advocates nationwide. In 1992, Casey Sr. was famously barred from addressing the Democratic National Convention. And Casey Jr., whose dream job had always been in the governor’s mansion, stood to inherit his father’s testy relationship with social liberals. The abortion issue – like Casey’s dim charisma—has been a key factor in his campaign efforts over the years. It had dogged but never defeated his father, who saw gubernatorial challenges from pro-choice Republicans William W.

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“He’s pro-life, but it doesn’t define him.” Scranton III and Barbara Hafer, and pro-choice Democrat Ed Rendell. In the 2002 gubernatorial race, though, a reserved Casey Jr. couldn’t keep pace with Rendell’s second campaign, which had the future governor crisscrossing the state in a bus with a huge photograph of his face emblazoned on its side. But Casey Jr. easily won the state treasurer’s office in 2004. Casey’s name recognition and positive poll numbers convinced New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, then-chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, that he was the one to beat Santorum, and Rendell talked Hafer (who had since become a Democrat) into dropping out of the primary. Women’s activists were infuriated. But the party establishment, recognizing Casey’s crossover potential, saw an opportunity. Casey took abortion off the table in 2006, and made a populist, if sleepy, economic pitch to socially conservative and blue-collar white Democrats. And this year, he’s taken a similar path when it comes to policy. Casey is both to his party’s left and to its right, depending on where you’re standing. He parts with President Obama and the party’s corporatefriendly leadership in opposing NAFTA-style free-trade agreements, and he acknowledges the threat of global warming while touting “clean coal” to mining voters. In 2006, he criticized Santorum’s ties to President George W. Bush and the Iraq war,

but without taking a clear anti-war stance. In 2002, he attacked Rendell for his rough history with organized labor, and some called Casey “anti-business.” The son is less outspoken than the father on social issues, including abortion. Unlike his father, he frequently calls for both sides to find “common ground” on reducing unwanted pregnancies through expanded access to contraception. He voted to confirm both Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, and supported health-care reform while criticizing Obama’s mandate that employees of religiously affiliated organizations be provided coverage for contraception. “He’s pro-life, no doubt about it,” says Franklin & Marshall political scientist G. Terry Madonna. “But for him, it doesn’t define him. It defined Santorum. It defined his father.” The party’s socially liberal base, says Casey, gives him credit for not “taking more of an ideological approach to the job.” Many Democrats considered the party’s pro-choice reputation a liability in the wake of John Kerry’s 2004 loss. Today, the party is eager to attack the Republican “war on women.” Casey is avoiding the crossfire. His speeches focus not on abortion, but on job creation and protecting Social Security and Medicare. He notes that Smith has spoken favorably of vice-presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan’s right-wing budget and, allegedly, an even more right-wing one introduced by Libertarian Sen. Rand Paul. “I can’t think of one progressive who doesn’t intend to vote for him,” says Marc Stier, a longtime liberal activist in the city. Especially before the Obamacare contraception spat, he says, “most progressives had made their peace with Bob Casey as our senator.” Meanwhile, conservative anti-abortion activists, to little political effect, call Casey “a pro-life sell-out.” He earns a paltry 20 percent approval rating from National Right to Life. Bishop Joseph Martino, who presides over the Catholic Church in the senator’s home city of Scranton, has threatened to withhold communion from Casey for “cooperating with … evil.” Yet a Casey win still seems likely. After drawing flak for failing to come out swinging — for a while, the only attack ad in Casey’s arsenal was the one that drew Rendell’s “non-campaign” critique: an image of a wobbling tea cup to represent Smith’s far-right Tea Party affinities — Casey has rolled out a series of more pointed ads and recovered somewhat in the polls. And at the first and only candidates’ debate, he compared favorably to Smith, who stumbled over answers and got the moderator’s name wrong. Twice. If Casey looked sleepy, Smith appeared to be holding onto the podium for dear life. Speculation is rife that Casey will make another bid for governor — perhaps as soon as 2014, when increasingly unpopular Republican Tom Corbett faces re-election. After losing to Rendell in 2002, Casey said that “there’s no question I’ll run for governor again before I leave the planet.” But there’s no telling if pro-choice liberals would be eager to support him. Casey tells City Paper that he’s not in a hurry. “I am very, very happy in the Senate. If I get another term, I’ll be very happy.” (

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³ ASSUMING OUR FAIR city is all powered up and dried out, the Paranoia crew should be back in Philly to block our streets and run our photographers/daughters ragged hunting for Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus this week. Accord to Greater Philadelphia Film Org doyenne Sharon Pinkenson, right now it’s all about prep work. The stars will come later. If Josh Holloway can tear himself from Ten (also starring Arnold Schwarzenegger), we’ll catch him at his Philly haunt Hip City Veg. If Gary Oldman can leave RoboCop at the Michigan/Canadian border, he’ll be here. Surely Harrison Ford, who had a small benign lump removed from his nose, will be healed if we need him. Fuck Do No Harm. It’s time to get Paranoiiid. ³ I ducked my head into 119 South St. to see what’s left of Black Angus Steak and Supper Club the other day. Not much. The space has forever been a favorite, grand and wide enough to hold a parquet dance floor for flamenco dancers. Right now they’re tearing out ornate fixtures and wood moldings. Soon, very soon, it’ll have bigger fish to fry, with David Ralic’s Ralic’s Seafood gearing up for a way-pre-Thanksgiving opening. Another jewel in the South Street crown, Bill Curry’s craft-everything Redwood (aptly named, given its design elements) beat Ralic’s to the starting line with a quiet opening last Thursday. Curry and his nephew Dan Christensen are at the front of this place. ³ Lynnette Shelley is quite the complicated princess of darkness when it comes to her progpunk act The Red Masque.Her painting is no less complex or dusky. She’s got two local shows afoot: Nov. 3’s “Monster’s Ball” exhibition at Artworks in Trenton, N.J., and the Nov. 4 to 25 “Wild at Art” show at Manayunk Roxborough Art Center, 419 Green Lane. Plus, the next Red Masque Kickstarterassisted disc Mythalogue is due out in early 2013. ³ East Passyunk Avenue is getting its first afterdinner drinking salon in Pollyodd,a shop named for distiller Joan Verratti’s line of lemoncellos, limecellos, orange-cellos and more. Tell you the truth, I’m pretty certain it’s this city’s only lemoncello hot spot. ³ Maybe I’m sad the world didn’t end after all: This Friday on Fox 29,Michael Lohan and Philly’s Celebrity Boxing Federation promoter Damon Feldman will meet in Judge Alex’s courtroom over a little matter of $5,000 payment for two scheduled boxing matches that Lindsay’s errant father never showed up for. I shed a tear. ³ It must be love if it was on the Howard Stern show: Mazel and tov to onetime Philadelphian/sometime meteorologist John Bolaris and gal pal Erica Smitheman for getting engaged on Stern’s Sirius program on Monday. ³ Icepack gets illustrated at citypaper. net/criticalmass. (

SIS-BOOM-BRECHT: Meghan Malloy as one of the existential cheerleaders in The Exit Interview. KATHRYN RAINES

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STRATEGIC DECISIONS Alienation, photography and a whole lot of Jews on stage this month. ³ INTERACT THEATRE COMPANY The Exit Interview will piss off a lot of people. Others will find it

delightful. A few, like me, will feel both ways — which seems to be what playwright William Missouri Downs intends. In Seth Rozin’s frenetic InterAct Theatre Company premiere, scholar Dick Fig’s firing from his university position launches a playful, meandering adventure that tries to have its philosophical cake and eat it, too. Fig — along with, presumably, Downs — is a Bertolt Brecht disciple, and The Exit Interview toys with the existentialist’s idea of “alienation,” in which a play is occasionally interrupted to remind the audience that none of this is real. The hope is that the temporary snap of reality will jolt the audience out of feeling the play and start getting them thinking about it instead. Thornton Wilder did this skillfully in his Pulitzer-winning plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth, leading the audience to think and feel. Downs doesn’t quite achieve either. His alienation tactics are often clever, ranging from scene titles, sudden songs and commercial breaks to cheerleaders and surprise new script pages; he also tosses in a few quips about the state of American regional theater, too (it needs money, ha ha). Roman Tatarowicz’s scenery rolls into different configurations, Mark Valenzuela’s sound shakes the seats, and

Janelle Kauffman’s projections provide witty commentary. The barrage of Big Ideas proves a bit much, though. While it’s cute for cheerleaders to chant the turn-off-your-phones reminder along with “Let’s hear it for existential uncertainty!”, rat-a-tat phrases like “the chaos of the human soul and the emptiness of the Copernican universe” sail over our heads. Downs treats the audience as a wall to throw ideas against: a few stick, but most bounce off. A great cast brings humanity to a script that too often feels like the playwright showing off. Dan Hodge grounds the play as hapless Fig, comically hobbled by a toe-to-hip cast; Cheryl Williams is brilliantly daffy as his nemesis Eunice, the God-fearing bureaucrat administering a hilarious questionnaire for departing staff. Actors Jennifer MacMillan, Meghan Malloy, David Bardeen and Eric Kramer assist with the many set changes and play an impressive array of comic characters. First MacMillan and Malloy are the hyperactive cheerleaders, then MacMillan becomes Fig’s oboe-loving girlfriend and Malloy her staunchly conservative mother. (A song to her about the uselessness of prayer is one of those laugh-or-seethe moments.) Kramer excels as a local Fox News reporter hoping that a gunman menacing the campus will get him some national air time, and Bardeen plays an Irish bishop in Fig’s imagination. They all take on more roles in skits and commercials, sometimes grasping the “new” script pages with panic that could be genuine: Downs has them bouncing off the walls. I’d like to say that it all adds up to something, but Downs, for all his

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[ aw-shucks sweetie-pie love anthems ] ³ metal/emo/electro

Melisma is one thing, but Brandy’s voice is really all about texture: luscious and creamy, with just a tangy hint of grit. With a current R&B climate perhaps friendlier than usual to her perennial brand of moody, mature mid-tempo jams, Two Eleven (RCA) offers an especially vibrant set of songs (including one Frank Ocean writing credit). It’s feistier than 2008’s gorgeous and ignored Human, navigating between classic and contemporary, from full-throated balladry to Timbaland-style bangers (and even a dodgy Chris Brown feature) without ever really pandering. —K. Ross Hoffman

About 75 percent of Abandon All Ships’ Infamous (released over the summer on Rise records) sounds like your classic/ passé Ozzfest undercard aggro metalcore, with heavy-as-hell riffs, machine-gun kick drums and a raging Rottweiler of a vocalist. But the rest is this pretty, arty kind of deal: soaring Kraftwerk synths, emo lyrics about wuv sung by some Splenda-voiced second singer. The Ships play the First Unitarian Church on Tuesday (Nov. 6, —Patrick Rapa

³ pop T-dot pop-bot (and part-time punk) John O’Regan, aka Diamond Rings, ups the glam and the gloss for his second album, Free Dimensional (Astralwerks), and it’s probably the feel-good-est thing I’ve heard all year. Between Robynesque rapping, black-leatherjacket Cars guitars and synthesizer settings stuck fast on Depeche mode, he gives us party anthems, empowerment anthems and aw-shucks sweetie-pie love anthems, plus, in “Day & Night,” a popdance counting rhyme that ranks up there with Bill Haley, Feist and Lou Bega. —K. Ross Hoffman


³ boogie/jump blues Live? And in Istanbul? And it’s selfreleased? Chill. All bad omens dissipate as soon as you push play on Mitch Woods’ new CD/DVD release, Blues Beyond Borders.Woods and the Rocket 88s are full of juice, and Istanbul is full of young folks who dig the roots of rock. The DVD is a literal travelogue, while the CD is a figurative one; drummer Larry Vann gets a nice solo focus that leads into a little Turkish blues which returns Woods to the edge of the stage sporting a kufi and doing a belly dance, which segues into a full band version of “In the Night.” —Mary Armstrong

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Like a game you’ve played before.

SKIN AND BONES ³ SKUNK ANANSIE FOUND considerable success in their native England and throughout Europe in the late ’90s, with three albums that cracked the top 10 and went gold or platinum in multiple countries. Over there, the critical response to the new Black Traffic (100%), the band’s second record after a decade-plus hiatus, falls into two camps. Those who remember Skunk Anansie’s heyday, when the definition of Britpop was flexible enough to include a hard-rock band fronted by a queer black woman, tend to think Skin and her mates have mellowed. Younger listeners, hearing Skin’s strident vocals soaring over metallic guitars, muscular drums and throbbing bass, wonder what these 40-somethings have to be so angry about. They’re both right, in their own ways. The soulful, string-kissed “I Hope You Get to Meet Your Hero” and “Drowning” show Skin’s softer side, but that vulnerability does nothing to dim the power of her voice. Meanwhile, in songs like “I Believed in You” and “Sticky Fingers in Your Honey,” she seethes with disgust at political leaders and bankers. In that respect, Skunk Anansie is as fired up as ever. If they’re known at all in the U.S., where their chart impact has been nil, it’s for “Selling Jesus,” the first track on their first album, 1995’s Paranoid and Sunburnt.“They want your soul and your money, your blood and your votes,” Skin howls over a choppy riff and pounding drums. Though it got airplay on MTV and the opening spot on the Strange Days soundtrack, the candid portrait of religious repression somehow failed to charm Clinton-era America. The country clearly wasn’t ready for the rest of the record, either; not the funk-metal smackdown “Intellectualize My Blackness” and not the stopand-start headbanger “It Takes Blood & Guts to Be This Cool But I’m Still Just a Cliché.” Not even the love-battered “Weak” — which Rod Stewart later watered down for a collection of Britpop covers that was then his lowest charting album in the U.S. in 28 years. That might suggest America was just baffled by Britpop in general.But in Skunk Anansie’s case, maybe it’s not that we don’t get what Skin’s saying. Maybe it’s that we’d rather not. (


NOT YOUR AVERAGE PRINCESS: John C. Reilly voices big-handed galoot Wreck-It Ralph in this most Pixarian of Disney offerings.

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[ B ] AS BRAVE WAS the most Disneyfied of Pixar movies, so Wreck-It Ralph is Disney’s most Pixarian, placing a Donkey Kong doppelgänger in the midst of an existential crisis. Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) is a big-handed galoot who rains destruction on the inhabitants of an arcade-game apartment tower. His nemesis, and the game’s hero, is Fix-It Felix Jr. (Jack McBrayer), whose magic hammer unsmashes windows until he reaches the building’s top, whereupon the residents gang up on Ralph and send him flying into the mud. After 30 years and untold quarters, Ralph is tired of being the bad guy; even the affirmations of his arcadevillain support group, Bad-Anon, can’t lift his spirits. So after a trip down the power cord and through Game Central Station, where a console-less Q*bert listlessly wanders, he starts exploring, first in a first-person shooter where troops take orders from Jane Lynch’s commanding, curvy avatar, and then in a syrupy racing game ruled by the tyrannical King Candy (Alan Tudyk, channeling Paul Lynde) and upstart glitch Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman). From there, the restore-the-kingdom plot proceeds apace, smoothly executed and utterly without surprises. “Smooth and unsurprising” about covers Wreck-It Ralph as a whole, which is far more engaging in its small details than its broad strokes. The animators cram in references to arcade classics, and fashion Game Central Station so it resembles the inside of a plug strip. But Ralph is such a lovable lug, if one whose bouts of ill temper have unusually destructive consequences, that his bid for acceptance lacks depth; it only requires others to change, not him. He’s a sad sack, not a misunderstood monster. Like Brave, the movie rings a few welcome changes on the Disney-princess mythos, but it still feels like a game you’ve played before. —Sam Adams


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entertaining cleverness, is no Brecht or Wilder — or Tom Stoppard, whom he also seeks to emulate. The helter-skelter becomes tedious midway through the second act, but larger themes come out when devout Eunice, at gunpoint, questions her faith. The scene is nicely set up by a skit featuring scientists preaching like religious zealots and religious zealots reasoning like scientists. However, the big question — “What is God’s purpose for you?” — is blown off by an ending that deflates the play like a birthday balloon. Like a roller coaster, The Exit Interview’s wild ride brings us back to where we started: a little queasy, a bit winded, but no wiser. Maybe that’s the point: It’s all too much, so enjoy the ride. Through Nov. 11, $20-$37, InterAct Theatre Company, 2030 Sansom St., 215-5688077, —Mark Cofta


You know how sometimes you think, “Dom Perignon’s very nice — but, really, there’s nothing like a glass of ice-cold Manischewitz”? Well, here’s a show for those moments. “I’ve been a bad Jew,” admits Abigail Pogrebin at the top of Stars of David. She’s certainly found a cannily self-promoting way to do penance: First came Stars of David the book, Pogrebin’s series of interviews with notable American Jews reflecting on what Judaism means to them. Pogrebin is best known as a producer, so many of her subjects — Dustin Hoffman, Beverly Sills, Norman Lear, et al. — come from show business. So it’s no surprise that in its next incarnation, Stars of David is reimagined as musical theater. The 60-plus interviews are condensed into a series of songs and scenes, ably performed by an ensemble of three women and two men. Most take on multiple roles, with the exception of Nancy Balbirer, who brings some “talking like old friends” charm to her single character, the very Pogrebin-like narrator. Stars is a hybrid — not a conventional book show, but with more topical unity than a revue. It’s cunningly crafted, expertly performed and, as you might imagine, laden with happiness and tears. The happiness works best. Those who know writer Charles Busch primarily as a masterful drag performer and camp playwright will be pleased by his ear for Upper West Side patois here. Stars’ songs come from an assortment of high-end composers and lyricists — Duncan Sheik, Sheldon Harnick, William Finn, Marvin Hamlisch — but they hang together surprisingly well. Three of the comic numbers, in particular, are pure gold: “Smart People,” a portrait of Aaron Sorkin; “Just Be Who You Are,” a rafter-raising homage to Fran Drescher that Donna Viviano knocks out of the park; and “Horrible Seders,” a droll mini-biography of Tony Kushner. Alas, the tears in Stars are pretty treacley, mostly represented by a couple of tedious, bittersweet ballads. The short-and-punchy style of the show isn’t suited to deep exploration, so it’s left to the Pogrebin character to ruminate on bigger life issues. That’s not always a good thing. Frankly, as seen here, she’s not very interesting. It was clear from a few awkward moments on opening night that Stars is still in development, but for the most part this world-premiere production at PTC is all you could ask for. Among the cast, my favorites were Joanna Glushak and Brad Oscar — comic actors/singers who don’t miss a trick — but everybody’s good. Stage design — scenery by Beowul Borritt, projections by Jason Thompson and lights by Howell Binkley — is superb. Director Gordon Greenberg keeps things running like a well-oiled machine. Ultimately, Stars breaks no new ground, and demographically speaking, is a very narrow exploration of a huge issue. But it’s enjoyable and beautifully staged, and will be self-recommending to some audiences. (The opening-night crowd went crazy for it — and at the risk of profiling, I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that I wasn’t surrounded by theater-going Mennonites.) Through Nov. 18,

Kittson O’Neill as model/photographer Lee Miller in Behind the Eye. WILLIAM THOMAS CAIN

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No one who’s loved Gas & Electric Arts’ unique physical theater style in Between Trains or Anna Bella Eema would expect a straightforward historical-figure biographical play from them. We would anticipate a surrealist memory play like Behind the Eye, Carson Kreitzer’s exploration of photographer/model Lee Miller (1907-1977), an incisive choice by director Lisa Jo Epstein. Kittson O’Neill embodies this dynamic free spirit, a party girl and dissatisfied subject (“I’m so sick of pictures of my breasts,” she complains) until photography (and a fiery affair with Man Ray) opens her eyes. The play covers numerous events and drops many names, but through O’Neill’s unfettered performance, we ride the highs of her loves and fame, the lows of her World War II combat photography and alcoholism, and the too-contemporary problems of a woman living boldly in a man’s world. Kreitzer’s script keeps Miller connected to the audience, confronting us with a challenge: “So, you think you’ve got me all worked out?” The ingredients of connect-the-dots psychology emerge from her troubled childhood, but playwright, director and actress are all committed to resisting easy answers. Epstein’s production is visually fascinating, starting with Simon Harding’s near-bare stage punctuated by containers of Miller’s boxed-up work (discovered by her son long after her death). Shelley Rodriguez’s lighting is boldly colorful, and Melissa Dunphy’s original music complements the play’s dreamlike tone. A committed ensemble creates detailed characters, sometimes sharing confessions and insights directly with the audience: Allen Radway (Man Ray, second husband Roland Penrose), Charlotte Northeast (the aging writer Colette), James Stover (Miller’s son Antony) and Robb Hutter (first husband Aziz, Picasso) become a swirl of personalities orbiting an extraordinary, yet almost forgotten, woman. Through Nov. 18, $16-$25, Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater, 2111 Sansom St., 215-407-0556,

“I’m so sick of pictures of my breasts.”

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³ NAPOLEON In Colorado, where Matt Ziemke grew up, there were droughts every summer. It was so arid that it was often illegal to water your lawn, and swimming in reservoirs was off limits. “Reservoirs are drinking water out there, and it is precious,” says Ziemke. “Anything that isn’t evergreen is brown nine months out of the year unless it’s near a water source or irrigated.” Ziemke, an artist-in-residence at Philadelphia’s Clay Studio, says he didn’t realize how much water scarcity had affected his life until he moved east. Now, the issue is his muse. His exhibit “Cadillac Desert” is named after Marc Reisner’s book Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, which explores the politics behind the world’s No. 1 resource. Some of Ziemke’s orange-and-black sculptures look like remnants of construction sites; others mimic maps. They’re harsh, intricate and impressive, and their complexity reflects the lack of easy solutions to water scarcity — one proposed project, for example, would pump water from Utah’s Green River to a part of Colorado hundreds of miles away. “It’s really a pretty dramatic thing to go to that length for something that I think most people take for granted,” says Ziemke. “More and more extreme solutions are being proposed.” Ziemke is passionate about water scarcity, but he doesn’t suffer any illusions about art’s role in the problem. He simply wants to get people talking. “I wouldn’t ever pretend to have answers to issues which have been generations in the making,” he says. “But art has a way of disarming issues.” Through Nov. 30, opening Fri., Nov. 2, 6 p.m., 319 N. 11th St., second floor,

³ PENTIMENTI Francesca Pastine destroys icons beautifully. Since 2008, she’s been slicing and dicing her friends’ ARTFORUM magazines with an X-Acto knife. “I was intrigued by their square format, particularly when the bloated art market was reflected in their one-inch thickness,” she says in an artist’s statement. “Starting with the covers, I cut, bend, manipulate, pull and dig my way through them, revealing a visceral topography of art trends.” Her exhibit “Unsolicited” features seven

ARTFORUM dissections, made of screws, wood and Plexiglas. Like any good provocateur, Pastine seems to respect her subject even as she pokes fun at it. She even talks about her artwork like it’s a partnership of sorts — an “unsolicited collaboration with the magazine and the cover artist.” Through Dec. 15, opening Fri., Nov. 2, 6 p.m., 145 N. Second St., 215-625-9990,

³ LOCKS GALLERY Glitter doesn’t have the best reputation. In the art world, it ranks somewhere between googly eyes and scrapbooks. But British artist Kate Bright somehow makes it look good. She uses glitter, glass,

Glitter’s gotten a bad rep. paint and other materials to depict the surface of water. The paintings, which range in color from beach blue to muddy brown, are tranquil despite their partyfriendly materials. Still, there’s something slightly off about the paintings. Bright explains in a statement: The works “aspire to be a perfect moment and, of course, the perfect moment is manufactured from various elements and therefore is unreal.” Locks is also showing 25 paintings by the late, great Warren Rohrer, a former Philadelphia College of Art professor. Like Bright, Rohrer was motivated by landscapes. He grew up in Lancaster County, maybe the best place in Pennsylvania to enjoy autumn, and the blocks of densely layered color in his work are full of seasonal oranges and reds. The two exhibits make a natural pair, even if Rohrer’s works don’t feature that crafty gift that keeps on giving. Through Dec. 5, opening Fri., Nov. 2, 5:30 p.m., 600 Washington Square South, 215-629-1000,

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DETROPIA|A Philadelphians know what happens when industry and people go: empty factories, unemployed workers, vacant lots, declining schools, poverty, crime and a hamstrung municipal budget. But no big American city has suffered more acutely than Detroit, which lost more than 1.1 million people since 1950. And counting. Urban decay proves attractive to artists and hipsters: cheap rent and romantic vistas. And Detroit, which has received more than its fair share of buoyant reportage championing cafés and creperies, is indeed experiencing gentrification in a handful of neighborhoods. But the creative class’ consumer benevolence, however delicious I might find it, fails to address the deep structural problems that have hollowed out cities like Detroit — or, for that matter, like Philly. Detropia, a new documentary by Jesus Camp’s Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, focuses not so much on nomadic bohemians or impoverished squalor (though, yes, there’s a little of both), but on workers who struggle to make life work in a city that built the middle class. Detroiters often rankle at their lazy media portrayal and the fascination with “ruin porn,” the unmitigated glorification of the city’s abandoned buildings that almost celebrates its collapse. Detropia is about the roughly 700,000 who remain: street disquisitions on masturbating lunatic arsonists, American Axle demanding humiliating concessions from union auto workers and, ultimately, the city’s impossible demand that large urban swaths simply dissolve. The powerful forces that brought Detroit to its knees have extended their reach to the suburbs, stretching through Gary and Camden, and from North Philly to the Bronx. Americans, often resistant to learning or remembering, would do well to watch Detropia. —Daniel Denvir (Ritz at the Bourse)

DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL|B+ There’s something contagious about Diana Vreeland’s energy in this fast-paced doc that tells the life story of the late editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue.Along with countless archival images of magazine spreads and family photos, Vreeland is depicted in various TV appearances, answering the simplest queries with gusto. But despite the film’s generally positive attitude, some of the most powerful moments come when a darker side of the fashion diva is revealed through interviews from her two sons, who hint that their mother was hardly motherly. Director Lisa Immordino Vreeland, who married Vreeland’s grandson, set out to make this film (originally meant to be a book) in hopes of reaching a younger generation who may never have heard of Vreeland. This quirky homage to an unapologetically flawed but dedicated powerhouse of a woman should appeal to anyone interested in fashion. —Catherine Haas (Ritz Five)

FLIGHT|C+ Making his first live-action outing since the one-two punch of 2000’s Cast Away and What Lies Beneath, Robert Zemeckis charts an alcoholic jet pilot’s course to the bottom. Even juiced to the gills, Denzel Washington is still a hotshot flyer, as becomes clear when he hits a massive storm and goes into a nosedive. By turning the plane upside-down, he’s able to check his speed and save most of the passengers’ lives, but the ensuing investigation and media attempts to crown him a hero threaten to expose his addiction. Any break from Zemeckis’ tireless attempts to ruin movies with the creeped-out motion capture of The Polar Express is welcome, but he doesn’t seem fully engaged with the story, which eventually degenerates into a 12-step recovery brochure. Kelly Reilly lifts the film in her scenes as a heroin addict who crosses paths with Washington

SISTER|AStripped of its titles, Ursula Meier’s second feature could be easily mistaken for one of the Dardenne brothers’ clinical observations of a childhood gone adrift. But while her camera watches with the same intimate but dispassionate gaze, Meier discovers moments of joy and play, bleakness and threat in an adolescence set free from parental or societal discipline. Kacey Mottet Klein navigates deftly



Christophe Barratier is fighting an uphill battle for novelty in The War of the Buttons. If rendering originality from a WWII storyline weren’t hard enough, Barratier faces the creative challenge of adapting a 1912 Louis Pergaud novel that has already twice been brought to the big screen (by Yves Robert in 1962 and John Roberts in 1994). And he premiered his film a week after the release of fellow French director Yann Samuelle’s adaptation of the exact same story. Unlike his counterparts, Barratier takes an emotive tone in telling Pergaud’s tale, which follows the ongoing strife between two bands of children in rural occupied France. What begins as a territorial struggle results in a weekly bout in which the losers have the buttons cut from their

The Gershman Y’s 32nd annual PJFF features films from Argentina to Russia and beyond. We start off with The Day I Saw Your Heart, starring Inglourious Basterds leading lady Mélanie Laurent. This film-circuit fave follows a conflicted artist in her struggles for self-actualization and reconciliation with her dysfunctional French-Jewish family. Another crowd-pleaser, Leo Khasin’s Kaddish for a Friend presents the story of a war-battered Russian Jew and refuge-seeking Palestinian teen sharing a Berlin apartment. And “Argentina’s Woody Allen,” Daniel Burman, steps up with the poignant comedy All In, a romantic yarn about a recovering divorcée who crosses paths with an old love at a professional poker table.

WRECK-IT RALPH|B Read Sam Adams’ review on p. 27. (UA 69th Street, UA Riverview)


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—Christian Graham (Nov. 3-18, $10, Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad St., 215545-4400,

PHILADELPHIA ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL Continuing its mission to “celebrate and elevate the Asian-American experience” in the 215, the PAAFF celebrates its first half-decade with a busy schedule of films, talks and soirees. Things kickoff Wednesday with the local premiere of Melissa Johnson’s No Look Pass, a doc that follows first-generation Burmese immigrant Emily Tay (aka the female Jeremy Lin), who shatters the expectations of her ultra-traditional family by coming out as a lesbian and working toward a professional basketball career overseas. The closer, Philly filmmaker Gary San Angel’s My KoAloha Story, chronicles a family who turned a busted plastics business into a world-renowned ukelele company. If you dig the uke, show up before the latter screening to catch a “mini-concert” by six-time Grammy-winning strummer Daniel Ho. —Josh Middleton (Nov. 7-17, $8, International House, 3701 Chestnut St., and Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine St.,

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A haiku: Crikey! I’m in a movie written by Eli Roth and the RZA?! (Not reviewed) (UA 69th Street, UA Riverview)

A handsomely mounted period piece that tackles grand themes of identity, trauma and class, Simon and the Oaks is a refined adaptation of Marianne Fredriksson’s Swedish bestseller. But while director Lisa Ohlin creates some imaginative moments and lovely, burnished compositions, she has a tendency to overemphasize the melodrama. The film is an enjoyably soapy story about characters trying to fit in despite their differences, but the contrivances do reach the breaking point. In 1939, Simon (Jonatan S. Wächter), the son of a poor family, develops an unlikely friendship with upper-crust Jew Isak (Karl Martin Eriksson). Fast-forward a bit, and things get rocky when Simon has an intense tryst with one of Isak’s relatives and characters are threatened by Nazi invasion. As Simon grows older (played by Bill Skarsgård), he finds his place in the world. But Simon and the Oaks has less secure footing. Despite being well-made and finely acted, its emotional moments lack emotion. —Gary M. Kramer (Ritz Five)

clothes and are forced to plod home gripping their pants. The war plays a refreshingly modest role in the plot, providing the thematic backdrop for a story that poignantly muses on youth and manhood. The film depicts a speck of virgin purity in a world falling to evil. Children fight with wooden toys, learn of Greek battles, and hear of Aryan ideals of strength, but still hurl verbal taunts as often as fists (their recurring insult “limp-dick” literally serves as their declaration of war). We end with a gentle moral of peace and mutual respect, and a menacing reminder of what the world can resemble when hot-headed boys mature into their fear and insularity. —Christian Graham (Ritz at the Bourse)

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between naiveté and cynicism with her main character Simon, a 12-yearold thief who preys on tourists at a ski lodge by rifling through their coats and backpacks and reselling their equipment. He lives alone with his sister Louise (Léa Seydoux), whom he futilely tries to mold into an authority figure despite her resistance to any form of responsibility. She tends to disappear for days on end, leaving Simon to fend for himself. He is eminently resourceful, scampering unnoticed among tourists like a scavenging mouse, occasionally latching onto one of them — like a wary Gillian Anderson — in search of nurturing. The sibling relationship is the key one, however, and Meier slowly peels away its complex, painful layers without ever pleading for sympathy. It’s a quietly moving, emotionally stark view of a young boy navigating his world that would have made Truffaut proud. —Shaun Brady (Ritz at the Bourse)

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The Loneliest Planet is an ambling film that continually begs the question “Where is this going?” As newly engaged Alex and Nica (Gael García Bernal and Hani Furstenberg) make their way through the expansive Eurasian landscape of Georgia, there’s a constant feeling that something terrible is about to happen. When the movie starts, the pair’s relationship is tender and playful, but when they are confronted with threatening situations (having a gun pointed at them by a local, falling into a dangerous river) their intimacy starts to unravel. The movie genuinely attempts to find new ways to depict how and why relationships fall apart, but winds up focusing on heard-itall-before issues like communication. Director Julia Loktev tries to convey the subtleties of her characters’ emotions with obvious framing and trite — albeit beautiful — deep-focus shots, but these moments are forced and have no follow-through, leaving the audience feeling confused and alienated. Loktev’s unclear and derivative stylistic choices detract from the already-stark narrative and squander any potential the film had. —CH (Ritz at the Bourse)

A haiku: Bubble boy wants to lose his V to Helen Hunt. Dude should get out more. (Not reviewed) (Ritz East)




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OUTSIDERS: Nude Beach plays Union Transfer on Monday.

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11.2 [ folk ]

✚ KIM AND REGGIE In the old days, Reggie Harris and his wife Kim were the “musical relief” between comedy acts like Jay Leno and Michael Keaton at Grandma Minnie’s in Old City. “We learned timing, how to do a tight 20-minute set — and that we are not come-

dians,” he quips. But levity is surely what’s kept this couple making music together for 36 years. He grew up at 17th and Erie. Kim grew up in Mount Airy. Both were products of Philly schools where elementary music classes taught a surprising amount of Pete Seeger and Peter, Paul and Mary. That repertoire fit open stages and small rooms like the Khyber and O’Hara’s. On to college tours, where “We were two eclectic black kids out there. We learned early on that people’s consciousness in places like Wisconsin and Wyoming is not hinged on PBS. The fact that I was holding an acoustic guitar would flip people out. We couldn’t help notice the racism and the sexism,” Reggie recalls. The Philadelphia Folksong Society’s Odyssey Program had the couple research and develop their first half-hour program of history through song, originally designed for local classrooms. Now their songs make room for social consciousness and a sense of gratitude as

well. The title song from their just-released CD for Appleseed records, “Resurrection Day,” narrates Reggie’s liver transplant, which just celebrated its fourth anniversary. “I never thought I’d rise again. I got a new life,” he says. —Mary Armstrong Fri., Nov. 2, 8 p.m., $20-$25, PSALM Salon, 5841 Overbrook Ave., 215-4777578,

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✚ STAGE DOOR University theaters can afford to make eclectic, noncommercial play choices, which often results in special treats for theatergoers like UArts’ production of Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman’s rarely revived 1934 drama Stage Door. The hit writing team (The Royal Family, Dinner at Eight) explores the struggles of young actresses living in a Depression-era boarding house, dreaming of stage success. Veteran stage and screen

actress and UArts instructor Drucie McDaniel directs Ira Brind School of Theater Arts’ BFA students in this oft-forgotten love letter to the American theater. —Mark Cofta Through Nov. 4, $10-$20, Caplan Studio Theater, University of the Arts, 211 S. Broad St., 16th floor, 215-4137150,


11.3 [ jazz ]

✚ DUO BAARSHENNEMAN Maintaining the ability to surprise and inspire your partner is just as key to longevity in improvised music as it is in romance — and the duo/couple Ab Baars and Ig Henneman seem to manage both. Multi-

reedist Baars is a member of the legendarily eccentric Dutch ensemble the Instant Composers Pool Orchestra, while violist Henneman has collaborated with many of that group’s members as well as composing for somewhat more conventional orchestras. Together, the two craft taut, precise avant-chamber pieces, thrilling and enthrallingly textured whether composed or invented in the moment. For their Philly debut, they’ll be performing their new program, Autumn Songs, inspired by poetry about the season. No doubt they’ll vividly conjure the brisk chill and stark beauty of fall. —Shaun Brady Sat., Nov. 3, 8 p.m., $15, Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th St.,

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✚ THE GREAT DEBATE If you felt the presidential debates were a little light on

puppets (here’s lookin’ at you, Big Bird), then rejoice: The Wissahickon Creek mayoral debates, based on a comic strip by local cartoonist Aaron Krolikowski, are here to alleviate that shortage. Candidates and life-size puppets Bobby Bubblebop, Holly Vineyamma and Brother Johannus Kelput — a groundhog, raccoon and mole, respectively — will duke it out in a series of three debates, each of which will also feature a musical performance by the Wissahickon Wailers. Audience members will have the opportunity to pose questions and cast their vote, the results of which will be announced at the finale debate. And don’t leave your cat ears at home: Attendees who show up in an animal costume will get their tickets at half-price. —Jessica Bergman Sat., Nov. 3, 5 p.m., $6, Locust Moon Comics, 34 S. 40th St., 267-403-2856; Sun., Nov. 4, 8 p.m., $6, Trestle Inn, 339 N. 11th St., 267-239-0290; Mon., Nov. 5, 8 p.m., $12, First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St., 215-563-3980

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³ BEAR NECESSITIES Not to brag, but I’ve run the gamut in the LGBTQ type department — from twinks to silver foxes and, heck, I’ve even boinked a drag queen — but my scrawny ass has never been able to woo a bear daddy. It seems like that’s one of the most exclusive groups in the gay community, but Liberty Bears president Thom Caggiano says that’s just not true. In anticipation of Leather Pride 2012, he helped me come up with a five-step strategy for snagging a grizzly man. 1. No Manscaping: Put down that razor, girlfriend. “While some bears do the pretty-boy thing, typically that’s not the bear community,” says Caggiano. “Guys look much more attractive with [at least] half-inch stubble.” 2. Eau de Leave-It-at-Home:“Bears don’t tend to like people who wear a shitload of cologne” or antiperspirant. “Some are into natural [underarm smell], and who the hell wants a mouthful of deodorant when they’re licking pits?” 3. Wear Something Assless: “Anything showing off your ass and junk … yea.” If your toosh isn’t up to par, “even an open shirt that shows off your chest” can get the horny juices flowing. 4. Don’t Be a Douchebag: A little ’tude may look cute at Woody’s, but Caggiano says, “Most bears are looking for an easygoing fella who can take an ass-grab or be ready to move to a dark corner” for some good oldfashioned manhandling. 5. Be Ballsy: Conventional methods of striking up a conversation need not apply at most bear outings. If you see someone hot, just walk up, “grab their ass and say, ‘Woof!’” Apparently that’s code for “Take me now, big boy,” and it works. ³ Philadelphia Leather Pride 2012 takes place Nov. 9 -11. For a complete list of events go to Happy hunting! (

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11.4 [ rock/pop ]

✚ JANEL AND ANTHONY The name makes them sound like a ’60s folk throwback, their pedigrees suggest academic experimentalism, and the cover of their second album, Where Is Home, evokes a hipster rootsrock eclecticism. Strikingly, all of that (and a bit more besides) is present in Janel and Anthony’s music, but its combination is neither precious nor forbiddingly cerebral. Instead, the DC-based duo of cellist Janel Leppin and guitarist Anthony Pirog craft something accessible yet mysterious, an engaging

mélange that’s at once unadornedly direct and fiercely eclectic. Melancholy acoustic melodies are suddenly swallowed by a swarm of agitated loops, or an elegant chamber piece gets lost within a dense thicket of psychrock blooms. There’s a severe but lovely quality to much of the duo’s music, akin to a fairy-tale forest encased in glass. —Shaun Brady Sun., Nov. 4, 8 p.m., $7, with Classical Revolution, Café Clave, 4305 Locust St.,


11.5 [ rock/pop ]

✚ NUDE BEACH Brooklyn indie trio Nude


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✚ THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Two special things about this production: It’s the first local

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staging of the 2006 Tony-winning musical comedy, and it’s directed by Villanova University President Rev. Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A., Ph.D (if that’s enough honorifics for you), a man who before his big 2006 promotion helmed one Barrymore-winning kick-ass musical after another on Villanova’s main stage. The show-withina-show starts with a diehard musical fan (“The Man in the Chair”) putting on his favorite record, a cast album of a (fictional) old musical that comes to life in his humble apartment. “It’s an homage to the melodic, slapstick-silly musicals of the 1920s,” says Donohue, “adorned with just enough postmodern footnotes to keep it fresh.”

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Beach keeps it simple, classic, comfortable like an old pair of Chucks. They’ve got the jangly guitar solos and the sweaty sideburns, the lovelorn verses and the shout-with-me choruses. Their latest, II (Other Music), makes no bones about its Tom Petty chord progressions and Elvis Costello vocals on songs like “Some Kinda Love” and “Radio.” This is music by people who love rock ’n’ roll, for people who love rock ’n’ roll. Nude Beach proves you can still win with the old playbook.

—Mark Cofta Nov. 6-Dec. 2, $21-$25, Vasey Hall, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova, 610-5197474,

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the nail-biting anxiety of election night with a party hosted by A Button-Pie Press’ Amanda Benton (who recently won a contest to design the poster for Obama’s American Jobs Act) and Little Chair Printing owner and ceramic artist Hope Rovelto. The entry fee partially goes toward a blue or red Soloesque porcelain cup featuring Obama or Romney, respectively; that’ll get you all the beer you

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✚ NAS can drink from Barry’s Homebrew to soothe those nerves. The event’s name comes from the party technically being divided into two separate camps, one for the red cups and one for the blue cups, each side of the room showing election results from either MSNBC or Fox News. Dapper Dog food truck will be outside serving Romney and Obama dogs. The event is also an exhibition of posters from

Holding true to that “one hot album” per decade average Jay-Z snarked about, Nas dropped his eminently enjoyable 10th album this summer — close to 20 years after his much-beloved debut. And now I’ll stop talking about Illmatic, as it’s an unfair and irrelevant reference point in this and most other contexts: Nobody but nobody makes rap albums with that kind of single-minded concision anymore, and Life Is

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Good (Def Jam) is no exception. Rather, it’s a gleefully disparate mishmash of hardened-thug tough talk, Hallmark-card sentimentality, back-in-the-day chin-stroking (both musical and lyrical), a summery, pop-leaning trifle or two and a mixture of vitriol and fond remembrance for ex-wife Kelis, with remarkable posthumous contributions from both Heavy D and Amy Winehouse. Nas’ legendary verbal skills are in greater evidence here than they’ve been in a while; even if he falls off again, here’s looking forward to 2022. —K. Ross Hoffman Wed., Nov. 7, 8:30 p.m., $59.50-$71.65, with Ms. Lauryn Hill and Jhene Aiko, Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St., 215-627-1332,



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EDITOR’S NOTE: In this new monthly column, our restaurant critic, Adam Erace, brings you the gospel of local, seasonal produce minus the dirt-encrusted histrionics. Each segment highlights a calendar-correct crop available at farmers’ markets this very minute, and what Erace — and the city’s best chefs — are doing with it. Visit for recipes. ³ DAGGER-LONG, BROWN and ridged like

SPOONS UP: Dishing up goats’ milk cajeta, whole-bean vanilla and “Blue Berry” the Pirate at Green Line Cafe. NEAL SANTOS

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SCOOPS ON THE SIDE A West Philadelphia couple is making ice-cream dreams a reality at Green Line Cafe. By Caroline Russock


ith newly minted ice-cream operations popping up all over town, it seems as though Philadelphia is in the midst of a second ice-cream renaissance. Wait, a second one? Back in the early 19th century (we’re talking pre-Bassetts, here), Philadelphia was churning out more ice cream than any other place in the country. This led to some serious icecream innovation, including Augustus Jackson pioneering a saltbased method of mass ice-cream making and Nancy M. Johnson’s invention of the first ice-cream freezer. Ice-cream tastemaking is on an upswing once again with the award-winning gelatos of More on: Capogiro, the oddball-awesome scoops at Little Baby’s and a new venture called Weckerly’s from West Philly husband-and-wife team Andy and Jennifer Satinsky. Operating out of Green Line Cafe at 43rd and Baltimore, where Jennifer is the kitchen manager, Weckerly’s is the seven-years-in-the-making realization of a concept that began during her time as a pastry chef at White Dog Cafe. Now within the next month, Green Line will be selling individual cups of the Satinskys’ super-premium, French-style ice cream made with dairy from nearby Green Meadow Farms in Gap, Pa.

The plan is to offer up to six flavors at a time, including standbys like chocolate and whole-bean vanilla along with some wilder combos like “Blue Berry” the Pirate (a blend of blueberries, rum, brown sugar and lime zest) and cajeta caramel swirl, a zingy, everso-funky dulce de leche made with local goats’ milk. When it comes to flavor brainstorming, the Satinskys rely on Jen’s pastry know-how as well as ingredients available from local farms. Mint chocolate truffle is made with a base of spearmint and peppermint from Green Meadow and dotted with dark chocolate truffles. As for the pumpkin bourbon, an inspired take on a fall classic, Andy has this to say: “A lot of pumpkin ice creams out there are essentially vanilla ice cream with pumpkin pie spice. We’re getting these great pumpkins and squashes from Green Meadow, and we roast them until they’re dark and golden. It’s about finding the right ratio for the ice cream.” When asked about other flavors down the line, Jen is excited for the rosemary chocolate chip: “I knew it was MORE FOOD AND going to be good, but it’s just awesome.” DRINK COVERAGE Why Weckerly’s? Weckerle (slightly modiAT C I T Y P A P E R . N E T / fied to make the pronunciation more obviM E A LT I C K E T. ous) is Jen’s maiden name. “When I planned an ice-cream shop in my mind, I wanted to call it Weckerly’s. It’s a fun, German-sounding, old-fashioned name.” The Satinskys are pulling all sorts of late nights and early mornings at Green Line getting ready for their ice-cream debut. “This is the long way to make ice cream,” says Andy; but with inspired flavors, smartly sourced ingredients and a lush, custardy base, Weckerly’s is destined for a place in Philadelphia ice-cream lore. (

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some giant larval grub, a sunchoke looks more Jumanji than New Jersey. But beneath the surface of this sunflower root is a flavor far less scary. Newly cool temperatures enhance the sweetness of these tubers, alternately known as earth apples, topinambours and Jerusalem artichokes (though they’re native to North America), which is why you’re just starting to see them appear at markets, both in full, phallic glory and in smaller, friendlier nubs and hunks less likely to terrorize Kirsten Dunst. “Sunchokes are unique as far as root vegetables go,” says The Farm and Fisherman’s Joshua Lawler, who sources his ’chokes from boutique-y Blue Moon Acres’ farms in Bucks and Mercer counties. “They have a more custardy texture, and the skin has that nice earthiness. No other root veg has quite as sharp a contrast between the outside and the inside.” Lawler buzzes sunchokes into a soup dotted with crispy quinoa and Meyer-lemon-and-apple puree; exploits their jicama-like crunch in raw pickles that accessorize his crudos; and roasts them whole, glazing with meat sauce and sherry vinegar. My preferred method: Boil for 15 minutes, transfer to a food processor and pulse with roasted garlic, buttermilk and butter into a healthier alternative to mashed potatoes. They cook in about half the time, their rice-paper-thin skins just need a good scrub, and because of their naturally high water content, they require much less fat to create the same rich, lush feeling of grandma’s spuds. I finish the mash with chopped fresh chives, though I might start using sesame seeds and curry powder, accents Lawler says match with sunchokes’ sweet, nutty flavor. “But you’ve gotta be careful,” the chef warns. In the words of 17th-century English botanist John Goodyer: “Which way soever they be dressed and eaten, they stir and cause a filthy loathsome stinking wind within the body, thereby causing the belly to be pained and tormented, and are a meat more fit for swine than men.” The carb inulin, in which sunchokes are super rich, is to blame for producing Hurricane Sandy-force wind. But look on the bright side: Is there any better way to clear a room — and keep all the delicious tubers to yourself? (

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Fette Sau | The newest entrant into Philly’s blossom-


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ing BBQ scene is this Brooklyn transplant brought to life by chef-owner Joe Carroll in partnership with Stephen Starr. Hewing closely to the example of the Williamsburg original, the focus is on dry-rubbed, locally sourced meats, sold by weight, that don’t pledge allegiance to any one particular barbecue tradition. The menu changes daily, rotating through selections like beef short ribs, brisket, flank steak, Duroc pork belly and ribs, Berkshire pulled pork, chicken and sausages from New Jersey’s Nicolosi. Sides are classic (including burnt-end baked beans with a near-cult following) and desserts simple. The bar focus is on whiskey and beer, including their custom-brewed Vienna Pale Ale from Sixpoint. Open Mon.-Thu., 5-11 p.m.; Fri., 5 p.m.-midnight; Sat., noonmidnight; Sun., noon-11 p.m.; bar open daily until 2 a.m., 1208 Frankford Ave., 215-391-4888, Bubba’s Texas BBQ | Opening just days before nearby

Fette Sau, Bubba’s left no doubt about its traditional Texas roots, with a kitchen helmed by BBQ veteran and Austin native Robert “Bubba” Kolbasowski. Look forward to authentic low-and-slow choices including brisket, pulled pork, ribs, chicken and sausage; a smoked and pulled seitan sandwich is a less-expected touch. Starters like smoked hot wings and mac and cheese and classic sides like collards, baked beans, coleslaw and cornbread round out the menu. The space includes a full bar, if you require something more than BBQ-friendly beers and sangria. Open Mon.-Thu., 3 p.m.-midnight; Fri., 3 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sat., 12:30 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sun., 12:30 p.m.-midnight, 19 W. Girard Ave., 267-324-3530, Lloyd | The Fishtown boom continued this week with the opening of this low-key neighborhood spot whose name pays homage both to the owner’s father and the eerie bartender from The Shining.The full bar boasts classic and original cocktails and a selection of local brews on tap and in bottles — but the real draw is a collection of more than 70 whiskeys. Husband-and-wife ownership team Scott and Taylor Coudriet relocated from NYC, where Scott’s resume included single-malt mecca The Whiskey Ward. Open Tue.Sun., 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., 529 E. Girard Ave., 215-425-4600. Got A Tip? Please send restaurant news to restaurants@citypaper.

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merchandise market $1000 APPLE GIFT CERTIFICATE. Will sell for $750. Call (610)574-6374 BRAZILIAN FLOORING 3/4", beautiful, $2.75 sf (215) 365-5826 CABINETS SOLID MAPLE Brand new soft close/dovetail drawers Crown Molding. 25 colors. Overstocked. Cost $5,300. Sell $1,590. 610-952-0033 Diabetic Test Strips needed pay up to $15/box. Most brands. Call 610-453-2525 Pinball, shuffle bowling alleys, arcade video games, jukeboxes 215.783.0823

BD a memory foam mattress/boxsprIng brand new queen cost $1400, sell $299; king cost $1700 sell $399. 6 1 0 - 9 5 2 0033. Beautiful New Cherry Sleigh Bed, all sizes. Cost $2,100. Sell $199. Bd a Queen Pillow top matt set $169; King $269 mem foam $249. 215-752-0911 BED: New Queen Pillow Top Set $150 . twin, full, king avail. Del avl 215-355-3878 Bedroom Set 5 pc. brand new $325. All sizes, Del. Avail. 215-355-3878 FURNITURE PINE HUTCH - $600/OBO, Corio Cabinet-$1200/OBO, Wood Bureau$500/OBO. Call: 267-266-3201

PIANO - Kimball Spinet 38in. high, natural wood & bench $625/obo 215.266.7273

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WANTED: Rights to Phillies tickets, lower level Hall of Fame Diamond Club. Discrete purchase. Call 609-896-3666

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12xx Spruce St. 1br/1ba $1500 large, nw kit. & bath, 2 FP, (215)915-2210


Professional Transportation, Inc. is seeking local drivers for passenger vans in the Philadelphia, PA area. Drug screen, driving record and criminal background check required. EOE 1-800-471-2440, ext. 1

29th St. 1BR $725+utils beautiful, large victorian parlor, kitch w/ all appl’s, patio, off st prkg 215-321-0395

LOCUST/22nd Bi-Level $1360 utils incl. 2 FP’s, jacuzzi, mod. kit., granite tops & s/s appliances, priv. yard, 215-567-7169

Books -Trains -Magazines -Toys Dolls - Model Kits 610-639-0563 I Buy Anything Old...Except People! antiques-collectables, Al 215-698-0787

7xx S. 22nd St. 1BR $695+utils. Avail now, quiet, sec. gate.215.370.2898

JUNK CARS WANTED We buy Junk Cars. Up to $300 215-888-8662 Lionel/Am Flyer/Trains/Hot Whls $$$$ Aurora TJet/AFX Toy Cars 215-396-1903

54xx Christian St 2br $650+ 2nd floor, security deposit required, many extras. Call 215-472-1463


To learn more or to find the right person for your job, visit your local partner at

Heating/plumbing des pos No job too big or small, Truck & Tools John 215.232.9751

62xx Webster St 2br $700+utils 1st flr, newly renov, bsmnt & bkyd. 62xx Jefferson 1br 2nd flr $650+utils newly renov., spacious 610-310-8559

70xx Greenway Ave. 2BR $775 incls. heat & water, fridge. 267-600-9569

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1xx N 52nd 2br $575-$600+utils Nice, avail. immediately 215-285-5456 52nd and Parkside 2br apt $600+ utils also 3rd floor Studio available $500+ utils, 1 mo. rent & sec dep. 215-284-7944

pets/livestock Please be aware Possession of exotic/wild animals may be restricted in some areas.

American Bulldog/Pit Mix Pups - M & F. Born 8/10/12. $150/ea. 215-768-0926

American Bulldog Pups, NKC, Champ lines, shots/wrmd, $500. (443)502-2820

BOXER PUPPIES We have 2 fem avail. fawn /tiger stripes. Call 484-824-4013 Cavalier Spaniel AKC, 2 males $1000, Lively Vet checked. 484-288-8202

CHOW PUPS : CKC reg., S & W, Different colors, $500. (717) 203-3764 German Shepherd Dog Puppies for Sale Prices ranging from $295 - $800 German Shepherd Dog puppies parents on premises with papers 267 977 3491 German Shepherd Dog Pups 12wk, Solid Black, Red Sable, Blk/Tan $600. AKC reg,wormed (609)348-2073 lv msg Keeshond Schrocks Pups 14 week old AKC shots & wormed. Call 443-480-1332. Labrador Retriever AKC BLK/ YELLOW COMPLETE FIELD CHAMPION PEDIGREE 2YR HEALTH GUARANTEE 609-374-1055

Looking for a companion? Sheltie pups, 3M, hlth guar. $250. (610)593-1391 ext. 3 Old English Bulldog Pups $1,250. Stud Service avail. 484-266-8488

Rottweiler Puppies, AKC Reg, Females, s/w, tails docked call. 410-378-4437

58xx Addison 3br/1ba $775+utils 1st, last & security dep. needed, available immediately, Call (484) 485-7985


63rd & Girard 2br 3rd floor. 610-348-1196


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

21st & Ontario 1br $525+utils newly renovated. Call 609-877-8746 31st St Studio $400 spacious, 1st mo + sec. 610-792-9962

3208 W Cecil B Moore Ave 2br $575 freshly painted, 1 & 1/2 month sec. dep. & 1st month rent req. Call 215-828-6651 33RD ST. 1-2BR $625 & up newly renov, near Univ 215.227.0700, 9-5 37xx N. 16th St 1br $600-$650+elec. Near Temple Hospital. Call 267-339-1662

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

Temple U Campus - Suites Available $600 & up. Furnished & Unfurnished, Utilities included, Call John at 215-236-1612 or 302-345-6334

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

239 Seymour Efficiency $450 1br $560$700, incl. heat & water.610-287-9857 5214 Wayne Ave. Studio 1BA $505 eatin Kit Steps to bus 215-913-2789 5321 Wayne Ave. Efficiency $550 1br $600 2br $725 Avail Now. 215-776-6277 56xx Sprague St. 1BR $500+utils newly reno, 1st mo $99. 215-260-6511 58xx Morris 1Br $550+utils close to transp, Must See! (215)264-3538 623 E. Chelten Ave. 1 BR $515 + utils 2nd flr, fridge, stall shower bath, crpt, updated twin., all trans. Call 215-849-6205 6311 Gardenia St. 1br modern apt., Call 215-432-0980 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 West Schoolhouse Lane 1br & 2br extra large, $800-$1150 (215)848-0682

63xx Gardenia St 1br $650/mo newly renov, 1 car gar, EIK 267.335.4080 67xx Blakemore St. 1BR $675 1st floor. Call 267-255-1895 7500 Germantown Av 1&2BR Gardentype! Special! Newly dec, d/w, g/d w/w, a/c, laundry & cable on prem, pet friendly, Off-street prkg 215-275-1457/233-3322 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

City Line Area 2BR Apts beautiful, discount special, 215-681-1723 E. Oaklane: 66th Ave. 1br $575 ground floor, cozy apt., Call 215-651-3333 Godfrey Ave. & 18th 2Br/1Ba $650 + elec. & gas. Newly painted. No pets. Rear parking. Large LR, eat in kitch, Fridge included. 2 blocks to transportation. Call 302-464-2563 West Oaklane 2br/1ba $700+utils new kitchen & carpets, (267)707.4423

882 N 41st small 1BR $575 2 month sec + 1 month rent 215-713-7216

5846 N. Marvine 2br $700+utils renovated, close to trans (215)480-6460 60XX Warnock 1 BR $595+ near Fernrock Train Station,215-276-8534

Parkside area 1BR $700-$900 hdwd flrs, new construction, PHA, Sec 8 ok, 1 block from park. (215) 791-2722

8th & Rockland 1Br $700 1st floor, enclosed porch, bsmt, 1 month sec., 1 month rent, Call 215-219-9191

Siberian Husky puppies, CKC, vet vhots, $600. Call 267-262-2451

Parkside / N. Phila Area 1br- 6br $700$1,600. Newly renov, new kitch. & bath, hdwd flrs, Section 8 OK. 267-324-3197

Siberian Husky Pups AKC fam raised, vet chk’d, M/F, $450. Call (717)225-6767

Walnut St 2br $670 + utilities renov, 215-471-1365; 215-663-0128

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

Yorkie Pup, AKC, Male paper trained, 9 weeks, $700. Call (610)331-8233

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

16xx Wakeling 3BR $750+utils Hdwd flrs 215-284-5394 or 617-947-2196 4630 Penn St 1br & effic. $500 & $425 w/w, close to transp. 267-235-5952 4812 Oxford Ave 1br $565/mo+utils Call 267-255-6322 Frankford & Oxford 1BR $600 Also Efficiency, $500, utilities included We speak Spanish. 215-620-6261

1 BR & 2 BR Apts $725-$835 spacious, great loc., upgraded, heat incl, PHA vouchers accepted 215-966-9371

14xx Robbins 1BR $750 utils. incl. 1st floor, yard, storage, all kitchen appliances. Call 215-954-9925

Sheltie/Germ. Shep. mix pups, hlth guar., extra cute, $125 (610)593-1391 ext. 3

SHIH TZU Male - Puppy, 12 weeks ACA registered, brown / white, 267-797-0579

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

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


Chihuahua puppies, tiny toys, all shots, top winning bloodlines (856)875-4435

Pitbull Pups - M/F, 8 wks, reg., shots & wormed, 6x amboss, $450. 215-834-1247

2xx N 65th St 3br $950 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 Studio 1, 2 & 3br Apts $650-$895 215.740.4900

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Sleep comfort adjustable twin bed, like new, $800. Electric lift recliner $200. Please call (215)460-0058


2013 Hot Tub/Spa. Brand New! 6 person w/lounger, color lights, 7 ft, Waterfall. Cover. Never installed. Cost $6,400. Ask $2,950. Can deliver. 610-952-0033.

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apartment marketplace 14xx Robbins Ave. 1BR effic. $575+utils 1st flr, all kitchen supplies, living room, bathroom. Call 267-582-9187 53xx Akron 1 BR $650+ elec 2nd flr, 1st & last to move in, 215.651.1140 58xx Reach St. 1BR/1BA $650 Newly remodeled, Call 267-439-8425 98xx Wistaria 2br $720 2nd flr. dplx., w/w carpet, (215)356-2159 Academy & Grant 2BR $790+ 2nd floor, wall-to-wall carpets, C/A, off street parking. Call 856-346-0747

Bridesburg / Torresdale 2br, 3br & 4br Newly renovated apts, $850-$1300 central air, wood flooring, garbage disposal, dishwasher, fridge, stackable washer/dryer. Call 215-399-6251 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

Lawndale 1br & Studio starting @ $610 balcony, A/C, SPECIALS! 609-408-9298

Morrell & Frankford 1BR $600+utils 1st flr duplex, yard, private parking, special discount w/good credit. 215.493.2227 Philmont 2BR duplex 1st flr $850+ C/A, bsmnt, w/w, garage, (215)752-1091

Tyson & Castor 1BR $600+utils Call 267-266-6003 between 9a & 7p

Germantown, Clean furn. rooms, some with private baths. Call Jeff 215-805-3823 Germantown, furn., good loc. clean, quiet reasonable, call 12-8p. 215-849-8994 N. Phila clean, quiet bldg, furn, proof of income, $110-$130/wk. 215-303-7658 N. Philadelphia, $85-$100/ week, 1 plus 1 Needed, 215-669-0912 Richmond room, use of kitch, nr transp. Seniors welcome/SSI ok 215-634-1139

Special 1 week free: N Phila, Norristown furn. rooms $100/wk 484-636-8205 SW Phila. furn, w/ cable & HBO. $95/wk 3 week sec dep. Call KB 267-608-3970 SW Phila - Newly renov, close to trans. $100/wk 1st wk FREE, 267-628-7454 SW Phila room, $300 to move in, $100 week, clean, drug free, (267)414-7805 Temple U Area, Clean, semi furn rooms $80-$120/wk. 2 wk. dep. 215-869-1203 WEST OAKLANE $110/wk. Furn, a/c, pvt entrance. 215-205-2437 West Phila - Room for rent, $90-$125 /wk. Call 267-582-8629 ask for Hakim

W. & N. Phila $85-$100/wk, no drugs/ pets, SSI ok $200 move-in 215-239-4061 W Phila & G-town: Newly ren lg, lux rms /apts. very peaceful SSI ok, 267-241-0149 W & SW Phila Newly renov rooms, share kitchen & bath, all utils incl. 267.625.4625

homes for rent 1617 S. Ringgold 3BR/1BA $750 plus utils. Avail 11/1 267-575-3355

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Norristown: Sweede & Jacoby 1br $780 renovated, 1st flr, bkyard (267)259-8449 Pottstown 2BR / 1BA $600 New carpet, W/D in unit. Call Caitlan at 917-406-2868

Palmyra 2br/1ba $975 1.5 month sec. Gar. 856-340-9864

East Oaklane furnished room, share house $450/inc util, sec req 215.549.0634

22xx Fontain St., Effic. $500/mo. & 45xx Fkd rms $375-$425. (267)670-6689 28xx N 27th St: Furnished rooms, utils included, $100/wk, SSI ok, 215-915-7523 30xx Aramingo Ave. $100/week, private bath, w/d, SSI ok, 215-920-6394 33rd St. & Ridge Ave. $100-125/wk. Large renovated furn rms near Fairmount Park & bus depot. 215-317-2708 35xx N. Marvin St. Veterans and seniors welcome. Newly remodeled. No drugs. Call 215-228-1023 4851 N. 7th double room, private entry, private bath, $425/mo., 267-582-8841 880 N. 41st, room @ $425/month shared kitchen & bath, 215-713-7216

A1 Nice, well maintained rms, N. & W. Phila. Starting @ $125/wk 610.667.9675 Allegheny $90/wk. $270 sec dep. Nr EL train, furn, quiet. 609-703-4266

East Oaklane - Female Rooming House. Nice, spacious BR avail. (267) 235-8707 E. Mt Airy, lrg Room with private bath. $155/week utils included. 215-630-7639 Frankford, nice rm in apt, near bus & El, $300 sec, $90/wk & up. 215-526-1455 Germantown: Apsley St. Rms $130/wk share kitchen & bath. Call 267-338-9870

19th 2br/1ba $590 Townhouse, magnificent, everything new, rent/option, Call 215-292-2176 22xx Warton St. 3br $850 Fresh paint carpet sec 8 ok 267.230.2600

60xx Summer St. 2br + Den $875 super large, hdwd flrs throughout, modern kitchen & bath, Call 215-409-8383

W. & SW Phila 2br-3br Houses $700-$800. 1st/last/sec. 215-878-2857

206 N. Simpson Street 3br/1ba $895 215.740.4900 8xx N 66th 3br/1ba $875 1stmo & sec, move in ready 215-356-2256

21xx S Shields St. 2br/1ba $690+utils 65xx Gesner St. 4br/1ba $850+utils sect. 8 ok, sec. dep. req., 610-358-5682 26xx S. Carroll St. 3br/1ba $825 $2475 move in, fin bsmt 215-365-4567 52xx Upland St. 3br/1ba $725/mo. nice updated house, w/d, (215)500-7610 58xx Belmar St. 3br renov, Hrdwd flr, Sec 8 ok 267-230-2600 Elmwood area 2/3br modern, sec. 8 ok, Call 215-726-8817

1335 N. Wanamaker St. 3BR/1BA $825 1st, last, 1mo. sec. req’d. 267-255-1895 13xx N. 58th St. 4br/1ba Sec. 8 OK. Call (610) 734-0279

1423 N. 55th St. 4br/1ba $950+utils Call Erik 215-510-0034

15xx Frazier St. 3br/1.5ba $695+utils section 8 ok. Call 267-753-5403

Buick Roadmaster ’96 Classic collectors edition 9 pass. station wagon, extremely rare, like new best offer 215-922-6113

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

13xx Auburn St. 2br/1ba $595+utils w/w carpet, new paint, 215-350-6430 30xx Judson 2BR/1BA $700 Newly renov. Call Jeff 215-805-3823

2xx W. Fisher Ave. 4BR/1.5BA $1100 plus utilis. Reno, W/D, Sec 8 ok, hardwood floors, please call 609-851-0925

2xx W Sheldon St 3br Row home $750 spacious, fin bsmt, bkyard 215-301-3096

Equinox Sport 2009 $24,500/obo AWD, garaged, 9k miles, 302-475-2725

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

2, 3br Voucher: Section 8 Welcome 21xx E. Stella, renovated, W/D, nr New Elem Schl. $800/mo. Call 215-206-4582

CIVIC EX 2003 $7899 63k, all honda svc. records, 610.405.3361

PACE TRAILER 2009 $14,000 price negotiable,. 28ft, 15K Lbs. capacity, Marble flrs. Bob 610-874-8464/4199

Chevy 2002 Deluxe - Contractors, HiCube, commercial cutaway step van, a/c, full pwr, pvt sale. $6,975. 215-629-0630

FORD F150 4x4 Super Cab XLT 2006 $13,950, 95k, towing pkg, 215-512-4988 Ford F-150 XLT 2003 New body style, 4 wheel drive, extended cab, premium tires, orig mi, sac $5,985. 215-922-2165

51xx Glenloch Lrg 2 BR $650 bckyrd, W/D, Sec 8 ok, 267-401-9727 Oldsmobile Cutlass 1969 Make Offer clean, runs exc, serious calls 215.949.1877 60xx Large St. 3BR $895+ finished basement, move in special, available immediately, (215)783-0175

Rolls-Royce 1985 $7,950 firm 61K miles, good cond. Call 302-761-0689

9xx Scattergood Philadelphia 2br $795 Newly reno, Sec. 8 ok. 215-464-6559

Mayfair 3br/1.5ba $1000+ util best location, Large St. & Cottman Ave., basement, garage, 973-477-4935

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

Oxford Circle 3br/1.5ba $850+ finished basement, call 267-632-4580 JUNK CARS WANTED 24/7 REMOVAL. Call 267-377-3088

Colwyn 418 S. 3rd St. 3BR/1BA modern, section 8 ok. 215-868-0481 Darlington Woods Townhomes, 2br/2.5ba, LR with fireplace, DR, kitchen, deck, W/D, no pets, avail Nov 15th. $1500. workout/tennis/pool area. 610-459-0544 UPPER DARBY 2BR $775 1 car garage, deck, bsmnt. 610-659-5627

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

4645 N. 16th St. 4br $850 Renovated. Good area. Call 718-679-7753 59xx Cedar 4br $900+utils beautiful, newly renov., sec. 8 ok, avail. now, Call (215)896-3863

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

Cadillac Cpe Deville 1978 $4850 73k, super mint, 610-667-4829 Cadillac DeVille 1998 $2,800 4 door, loaded, excel. cond. 215-389-4310

Cadillac Eldorado 1999 $3,000/OBO May trade, 2 door, sunroof, like new, 90,000 original miles. Call 267-975-4483

Dodge Neon 2000 $1250 Auto, 109K, insp, runs new. 215.620.9383 Dodge Neon Sport 1997 $1,995 Auto., A/C, great cond. Call 215-677-6135 FORD Focus ZX4 2005 $4200 81k miles, black, sun roof, 215-715-4647

CROWN VICTORIA 2006 $3900 Police interceptor, clean, inspected, no accidents, 119,974 Miles. 215-518-2177

8302 Woolston Ave. 3br/1ba $1,100+util (W. Mt. Airy) Erik 215-510-0034

xx E. Montana 3br $825+ newly updated, Call 215-839-6468

Cadillac Coupe Deville 1990 $750 all powers, 126k, insp, 215.620.9383

Chevy Impala LTZ 2005 $3475 auto start, tint, wing, cd, 267.592.0448

SL500 2005 $35,000 White/Beige interior, 25,000 miles, excellent condition. Call 610-458-0179

MT AIRY 71xx Stenton Ave 2BR, 1.5 BA Ranch House. $980/mo + utils. 215242-0719 Call between 3pm-7pm

Buick Lesabre 1997 $2,300 Inspec., new radials, clean. 610-667-4829

Chevy Cavalier 1997 $1250 2 door, loaded, clean, 215-280-4825

42xx Bodine St. 3br/1.5ba $750+utils very nice rehab, newly carpeted, shows very well, act now! Call (215)651-7435

4904 Knox St. 2Br/1ba $875+ utils Erik 215-510-0034

low cost cars & trucks

Cadillac Eldorado 1997 $2,850 Lks & runs great, all pow 267-259-6577

2xx Linton St. 3BR $900 W/W carpets, backyard, ceramic tile, new kitchen. Call 267-879-1750

62xx N Lambert St 3BR $825 includes porch, big yard, newly renovated, Section 8 ok. Call 609-486-6261 1111 S. 52nd St. 5BR/2BA $1600 1622 S. 56th 2BR/1BA $750 Nice, Section 8 ok. Call 267-918-2684 1414 S. 56th St. 3BR/1BA $900 3mo. sec. req’d. Garage. 267-255-1895 20xx S. Cecil St. 3br/1ba $725+utils $2175 move in fee, 267-249-6645


Chevy Tahoe Z71 2005 $16,000 78k mi, 1 owner, exc cond (609)714-0434

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 FORD TAURUS Wagon 2000 $1450 7 pass, loaded, clean, 215-280-4825 Ford Windstar LX 2000 $2250 all pwrs, 97K, runs new. 215-620-9383 Ford Windstar SE 2002 $1,950 4 door, 7 pass, loaded. 215-518-8808 Honda Accord LX 1995 $1,450 4 door, auto, loaded. 215-518-8808 Hyundai Elantra 1999 $1350 Auto, 38MPG, 1 owner. 215-620-9383 Jaguar X TYPE 2003 $5000 V6, auto., 5 spd stick, 61k, 267-825-2315 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY SE 1999 4 door w/2 sun-roofs, orig mi, sacrifice. below KBB $4985 Call 215-627-1814 Saturn SL1 1997 $995 5 spd, 36MPG, new insp. 215-620-9383 Volvo 850GLT Station Wagon 1997 $1650 All pwrs, clean, runs new. 215-620-9383 VW Jetta GT 1997 $995 5speed, 4door, 38mpg insp, 215.620.9383

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