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CONTENTS / February 19-26 4 I PHILLYNOW The Schomburg Symposium; German Society Bierfest; the Disco Biscuits; Quizzo Bowl X; White Lies; and more.

12 I FEATURE PW’s winter coffee tour: caffeinated developments in Fishtown; ruminations from a visionary bean man; serving hot comfort to the ailing; and more.

16 I FOOD & DRINK A compelling collection of coffee cocktails.

21 I ARTS & CULTURE LGBT: Queer artist Sebastian Cummings’ Sorry I’m Just Human wildly weaves our common threads together. Music: Modern Baseball’s second LP could be the home run they’ve been swinging for. Screen: In Secret can’t decide what kind of film it’s supposed to be.

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Man with a mission: Arturo Schomburg’s passion for chronicling African history led to the creation of the famed Schomburg Center.


Schomburg: The Masks We Wear

As a boy in 19th-century Santurce, Puerto Rico, Arturo Schomburg was told—by a teacher, no less—that people of African descent had no heroes, accomplishments or any contributions of historical note. Schomburg dedicated the rest of his life to disproving that notion, an effort that resulted in Harlem’s fabulous Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. A monumental collection of literature, art, slave narratives and other artifacts of African history, the Schomburg Center still serves as a cultural and historical point of reference for the diaspora, and it’s in that spirit that Philadelphia’s own Taller Puertorriqueño presents its 18th annual Arturo A. Schomburg Symposium. The day-long event will enlighten and encourage further research and conversation regarding a robust culture and its exuberant future, and its theme, “Afro-Latino Masks: Roots, Representations and Cultural Practices,” focuses on the masks we wear, both literally and metaphorically. In December, Taller hosted the exhibit Vejigantes of Puerto Rico: Origins, Myths & Messengers, which provided Philly audiences with a window into the contemporary cultural impact of vejigante masks. Proudly boasting roots in Islamic 12th-century Spain, their symbolism rides the fence between rebellion against cultural assimilation and establishing identities to resist said efforts. True to Schomburg’s initial mission, much of this weekend’s symposium will bring light to this topic for an open and organized discussion, which will also focus on the influence of African culture as it is taught in many different Latin American and South American curriculums. There’s a distinct contradiction between what is reflected through cultural identity and what is taught in schools, and Taller Puertorriqueño intends to present a platform for debate. “It’s an incredible complex, fascinating and stirring set of conversations,” says Carmen Febo-San Miguel, TP’s executive director. One more thing: Last year, Dean Schomburg, Arturo Schomburg’s grandson, actually attended Taller Puertorriqueño’s 17th gathering. His closing remarks gave educators and spectators alike a wonderfully unique opportunity to get an inside glimpse into his family’s lifelong dedication to a remarkable, important undertaking. // KENNEDY ALLEN Sat., Feb. 22, 9:30am. $10-$25. Taller Puertorriqueño, 2557 N. Fifth St. 215.423.6320.

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Celebrate independent cinema with three short films directed by local filmmakers as well as the premiere of Old Man Winter, a Philadelphia-set crime drama and Front House Pictures’ debut feature-length production. 7pm. $20. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. STAGE

The Lady From The Sea

Henrik Ibsen’s classic Norwegian tale receives new life from EgoPo Classic Theatre. Not the most often produced Ibsen, it’s a story of unrequited love, devastating tragedy and the power of choice. 8pm. $22-$40. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St. 267.273.1414.

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They’re workhorses. They host insane, talent-packed festivals. And they’re ours—all ours. This week, the Disco Biscuits embark on a three-night residency at the Electric Factory, with different supporting acts at each show. Let’s break them down, shall we? ICHISAN is Igor Skafar, a Slovenian who specializes in a beautifully heady mix of electrodisco and jazzy ambient undulations. Exemplifying the way that the Biscuits call on an astoundingly broad range of genres, from disco to jam rock, his set’ll definitely whet appetites for those groovier, chiller and loungier moments. The dude’s got a great collection of Spotify and SoundCloud sets that are worth your listens, too. Raq is baq, or so they like to say. A four-piece from Burlington, VT that self-describes as “high performance rock ‘n roll,” they certainly lean towards the other end of the Biscuit spectrum. Playful, jammy and pleasant, a listen to their catalogue takes you back to Phish from the mid-‘90s—a little barber shoppy, a bit bluesy, with a natural tendency to let the song take them where it might. Lastly, The Werks, a Dayton, OH quartet, definitely amplify the psychedelic guitar solos the Biscuits are quite capable of. Guitar work that shoots off into space and gets pulled back in by capable percussion will definitely sate the fan who’s down with some face-melting fret work. Almost like Scofield and Lettuce met up with Mark Knopfler and took drugs, which sounds pretty good to us. // BILL CHENEVERT

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Dancing at Lughnasa Curio Theatre Company is bringing the contemporary classic Dancing at Lughnasa—Brian Friel’s critically acclaimed tale of five struggling sisters in rural Ireland that’s been warming hearts for nearly 24 years—back to life on weekends through mid-March. Loosely based on the lives of Friel’s mother and aunts, the story has been adapted into a Meryl Streep film and produced on stage several times over. Taking place in 1936, Dancing at Lughnasa highlights the five Mundy sisters: Kate, the eldest and primary bread-winner; Maggie, the chief homemaker and tension diffuser; the quiet and contemplative Agnes, who knits gloves with another sister, the simple-natured Rose, in an effort to earn extra money for the household. The youngest, Christina, and her son, Michael, round out the Mundy crew until their elder brother, Father Jack, returns from missionary work in Uganda. Told from the point of view of an adult Michael, Dancing tells how, in spite of their hardships, the Mundys take solace in their rickety radio and its random bursts of Irish folk music and 1930s hits. The wild movement it inspires enables the family to forget their troubles, if only for moments. West Philly’s Curio Theatre Company has been working tirelessly since 2005 to continue the artistic development of their small yet talented troupe of creative dynamos. This production promises to be yet another under it’s “great stories, well told” banner. // K.A. Through Sat., March 15. 8pm. $20-$25. Curio Theatre, 4740 Baltimore Ave. 215.525.1350.


24th annual Madrigal Dinner

One of the most highly anticipated events that Drexel’s campus has to offer, the Madrigal Dinner features the school’s chamber singing group at its anachronistic best, performing Elizabethan-era compositions while decked out in Renaissance attire. Guests will also be entertained by storytellers, jesters and the pleasing sounds of harpsichord music. 7:30pm. $21.95. Great Court, Main Building, 32nd and Chestnut sts. madrigal. B E N E FIT

Project Sloopy’s Art Auction

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Quizzo Bowl X A local Quizzo host since 2002, Johnny Goodtimes has sort of taken the art of asking drunk trivia questions to new levels. This weekend, he’s hosting his infamous Quizzo party in the Delaware River on The Spirit of Philadelphia cruiser, with two key features: an admission fee that includes the price of food and a ride to the ship via UBER.

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What sorts of shenanigans have gone on at past Quizzo Bowls? We’ve had celebrity rounds where I’ve had Mayor Nutter and Marc Summers ask questions. A couple got engaged on stage. We’ve had breakdancers, contortionists, magicians, Hall and Oates cover bands, a hair metal singer serenade my mom. Pretty much non-stop insanity. Any trivia-related reason TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb is playing, or just ‘cause they rock? TJ Kong has informed me his group was the house band for the short-lived game show TicTac-Dough in the early 1980s. And though I think he’s lying, on the off chance that he’s not, I thought it was important I get a band that has game show experience. Oh, and I also hired them because they kick complete and total ass. // RANDY LOBASSO 2:30pm. $50-$60. The Spirit of Philadelphia, 401 S. Columbus Blvd.



Dark Waters

German Society Bierfest

Secret Cinema relishes rare, old and unique motion pictures, insisting on showing only movies printed on film, never digitized translations. This week, they present Dark Waters, a largely forgotten 1944 psychological thriller starring Merle Oberon as a woman who escaped a sinking ship on which her parents drowned, only to remain haunted by the memory. 7pm. $5$10. International House, 3701 Chestnut St. 215.387.5125.

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PW: So, Quizzo on a boat. Why? JOHNNY GOODTIMES: When I did the first one of these 10 years ago, nothing like this had ever been done in America. In the years since, there’ve been similar events in Detroit and Austin and other cities, so it was time to step my game up. For the 10th, I wanted to capture the spirit of the first and do something nobody had done before.


Celebrating African-American Scientists


This family event and community resource fair will introduce, highlight and reinforce understanding of important African-American contributions to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 2pm. $10. First District Plaza, 3801 Market St.

The German Society of Pennsylvania presents this beer-tasting event celebrating the state’s brewing heritage. German-style beers from Pennsylvania and Germany, traditional cuisine, live bluegrass music and guided tasting seminars are all available at this day-drinker’s paradise. 1:30pm. $20-$65. The German Society of Pennsylvania, 611 Spring Garden St. 215.627.2332. SCREEEN

A Dark Place Inside

Cult filmmaker Mike O’Mahony premieres his newest horror flick and fourth feature under Maniac Films. A Dark Place Inside revolves around the tale of Andy Phillips, a man unable to cope with the illusion of civilization around him, forcing himself to kill and commit heinous acts of violence and desecration. 7pm and 9pm. $10. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St. 267.519.9651.

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White Lies The members of White Lies are unabashed about their dreams of becoming arena rockers. Hell, maybe they’re already there: These Brits have backed Muse and Coldplay on massive European stadium tours and even headlined Wembley Stadium a couple years ago. Often employing laser-light shows and encouraging rhythmic clapping at their gigs, their formula of rock success is tried and true. Three albums in, they’ve returned to America for a nationwide tour. Though it’s not quite the Wells Fargo Center, the blokes are set to invade Union Transfer tonight, with support from Frankie Rose, a founding member of Dum Dum Girls and Crystal Stilts. To Lose My Life ... , White Lies’ 2009 debut LP, may have topped the U.K. charts, but it hardly made a dent into America’s Billboard ranking, reaching No. 146. Taking cues from other indieto-mainstream success stories, the album featured gloomy lyrics wrapped around snare hits and distorted hooks (think The Killers). Following in that vein came 2011’s Ritual and their most recent offering, Big TV, which dropped last August. With each release, White Lies continue to rely on anthemic choruses and driving pop rock melodies. Call them a throwback to a generation of dudes who just wanted to be rock stars. Maybe in 25 years, you’ll hear someone singing “Bigger Than Us” at a karaoke bar. // DANIEL GELB 8pm. $20-$22. With Frankie Rose. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.

PA R A DE If you didn’t get your fill of weirdos in extravagant costumes at the Mummers Parade, the equally fabulous Wild Bohemian troop should satisfy your yearning. For their annual Mardi Gras Parade, they don over-the-top colorful gear, strut along South Street and dance to traditional New Orleans tunes provided by a huge ensemble of musicians. 1pm. Free. Fat Tuesday’s, 431 South St.

Soviet Union-born author Gary Shteyngart is a master of satire and the absurd; his newest work, a memoir titled Little Failure, juxtaposes his Soviet upbringing with his American adulthood. Shteyngart will be joined in conversation by visiting professor of creative writing Daniel Torday from Bryn Mawr College. 7:30pm. $7-$15. Central Library, 1901 Vine Street. 215.567.4341.




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Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare’s classic tale of power, envy and politics gets a fresh take at Lantern Theater. Tony Award nominee Forrest McClendon leads a talented cast in this modern look at the timeless political drama. 7pm. $20-$56. Lantern Theater, 10th and Ludlow sts. 215.829.0395.



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Gravers Lane Gallery celebrates Black History Month in Philadelphia with American Heroes & Innovators. The exhibit will feature new paintings and drawings from area artists Chris and Justin Hopkins honoring various African-Americans and their contributions to American society. Through March 15. Free. Gravers Lane Gallery, 8405 Germantown Ave.

Veteran journalist, author and Columbia professor Samuel G. Freedman joins Ericka Blount Danois for a discussion at the Free Library tonight. Danois, who began her career at the Philadelphia Tribune, recently penned her first book: Love, Peace, and Soul. 7:30pm. Free. Central Library, 1901 Vine St.

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The Blank Generation: The Birth of Punk Filmed in 1976, The Blank Generation recounts the inimitable early punk and New Wave days on New York City’s Lower East Side, specifically in CBGB, the legendary Bowery Street dive club where groups like the Ramones, Blondie, Talking Heads and Velvet Underground got their respective starts. It’s a messy, memorable collection of DIY home movies assembled by indie filmmaker Amos Poe and veteran rock guitarist Ivan Kral, with additional footage shot by Iggy Pop, Patti Smith and Blondie bombshell Debbie Harry. Poe will be on hand tonight to introduce his low-tech doc, which captures the gritty mystique of New York’s underground scene at its most fertile—and with the same undeniably raw, eff-the-world ethos of the music itself. This special screening of The Blank Generation is being held in conjunction with Moore College of Art’s current, super-badass exhibit, Pretty Vacant: The Graphic Language of Punk. That show, which can be viewed through March 15, features old fanzines, posters, record art, bills and flyers collected and created by Westchester, NY native Andrew Krivine, who actually painted record covers for both The Damned and Elvis Costello. Hit the gallery and the documentary, then maybe—just maybe—you’ll know something more about the punk icon that BuzzFeed quiz you just took says you are. // R.L. 7pm. $9. International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut St. 215.387.5125.



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Bubby’s Cook Off

Arthur Miller’s 1947 post-war family drama gets a reboot, opening tonight for a short run at the Adrienne Theater. Andre N. Jones stars in the leading role of Joe Keller in BrainSpunk Theater’s adaptation. 8pm. $15. Skybox at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St. 3rd Floor. 215.278.9504.

Traditional Jewish recipes get a modern-day twist by area chefs, and you decide the winning dish. This tasty cook-off benefits the Friendship Circle Foundation and Lubavich of Bucks County. 5:30pm. $99. Vie, 600 N. Broad St. 215.627.1060. Compiled by Jake Abbate, Drew O’Meara and Daniel Gelb.





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Erica Zito and Mary Button, owners of Lola Bean, enjoy breakfast in their Fishtown coffee shop. (Photo by J.R. Blackwell)


e wouldn’t have made it this far through winter without a whole lot of the good brown stuff. So since the weather’s finally supposed to break this week, we’ve decided to celebrate by doing the rounds of some of the city’s finest coffee shops. PW’s writers and editors will be hanging in a different cafe every day Feb. 19–26; come join us and sip up! Follow us on Twitter at @phillyweekly to see where we’ll be daily—and put two special dates on your agenda now: Thurs., Feb. 20, 7:30pm at Ultimo Coffee (15th & Mifflin), we’ll be offering a sneak preview of Arch Enemy Arts’ new fantasy-art show Through Dangers Untold. And Sat., Feb. 22, 11am at Steap and Grind (1619 Frankford Ave.), we’ll be toasting food & drink critic Brian Freedman’s new book, Real Thai: It’s All About the Spoon (previewed in last week’s PW.) See you there!

The Fishtown Coffee Phenomenon

What a neighborhood cafe boom says about gentrification. BY RANDY LOBASSO


hen La Colombe announced it’d be opening its flagship location in Fishtown, neighbors welcomed cofounders JP Iberti and Todd Carmichael with open arms. The Philly company, which supplies coffee beans to more than 1,200 restaurants and hotels across the U.S., plans to rehab a vacant former warehouse on the 1300 block of Frankford Ave., turning it into a bakery, rum distillery and café. The site is on a block alongside businesses like Art Machine Productions, a tattoo parlor—and Lola Bean, another sit-in coffee shop. Residents were more than happy to have another locally owned business in the area. Not just Philly-owned, either: Iberti lives in Fishtown. “They saw a need, they saw a niche, and they wanted to be local—to have their business close to where they live and help the neighborhood really be the best it can be,” says Kate Micklow Harwan, president of the Fishtown Neighbors Association. “I think residents of Fishtown are really starting to recognize that and get behind all these small business owners.” Indeed—but not all of them. Almost immediately, some neighbors took to Fishtown message boards and Lola Bean’s Facebook page to complain about La Colombe’s decision: Would the huge facility run the smaller shop out of the neighborhood like a big-box store eating up the local pharmacy in Anytown, U.S.A.? Especially since Lola Bean was one of the 1,200 spots which

actually served La Colombe coffee. “We have faith that the people that have patronized and supported us since we opened our doors over three years ago will continue to do just that,” Lola Bean owners Erica Zito and Mary Button wrote on the shop’s Facebook page a week before the zoning board meeting that would overwhelmingly approve La Colombe’s new location. “This is Fishtown. Fishtowners don’t run from a challenge, and we don’t run from uncertainty. We see it, we pull up our boot straps and jump in!” Zito stands by that statement today. “We sort of made that [Facebook] statement to be able to show confidence to our customers and say publicly that we’re not going to get thrown off course by a big change like that,” she says. “It’s made us look within our own business to see what we need to change, as opposed to freaking out because someone is moving next door—which is what lots of our customers started doing. They got very defensive and protective of us, very concerned because we have those relationships there… When we saw that, it definitely made us feel good— because, obviously, these people are valuing the relationship they have with our shop beyond just a cup of coffee.” Lola Bean is one of numerous coffee shops that have opened in the super-gentrified section of Philadelphia since 2010. After Lola Bean joined Rocket Cat Café on Frankford Avenue

came shops like Milk Crate, Soup Kitchen Café, Coffee House Too, Reanimator Coffee, Steap and Grind—and, across Frankford Ave. in East Kensington, Leotah’s Place. In fact, the city has seen an influx of sit-in coffee shops throughout its outskirt neighborhoods in recent years. West Philly, Fairmount, Northern Liberties and South Philly have all, in one way or another, made coffee a central part of neighborhood building. It’s not just a coincidence: Studies show coffee is a necessary and unique slice in changing any city neighborhood and maintaining community within any urban area. Zito and Button had been preparing for the new venture next door for over a year when, last month, they made a big decision: They switched beans, from La Colombe’s to GreenStreet Coffee Roasters’, which are roasted in the Point Breeze section of the city. “We’ve been open now for three and a half years, so it makes sense as a business after three years to evaluate where you’re going, what you’re doing, what needs to change, what needs to grow,” Zito says, noting that La Colombe’s upcoming adjacency impacted the decision but only in part. GreenStreet, she points out, “are two brothers—really lovely, and they complement each other in how they run their business. As people, we were very drawn to working with them. Their product also happens to be very good.”


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According to a 2011 study by four sociologists at the University of Massachusetts, coffee is a key factor in gentrifying any neighborhood. As cities transition from the factories of yesteryear, like those that fill Fishtown, to a post-scarcity economy—in which goods and services are readily available and culture, rather than physical industry, becomes a socially engineered focus of communities—the coffee business represents a predictable, booming staple. It’s a $10-billion-per-year business nationwide. Forty percent of those 18 to 24 years old regularly drink coffee, up from 31 percent in 2010, according to the Small Business Development Center Network. Fifty-four percent of adults aged 25 to 39 drink it daily, and more than 183 million Americans consider themselves coffee guzzlers. The market is huge—if

you know how to cultivate it. “Coffee sellers use specific marketing language to recreate high-culture ideas tied to art and philosophy for its customers, targeting an ideal bourgeois patron,” the UMass sociologists wrote in their research paper. “Not dealing in a necessary comestible product, such as milk or bread, but rather a status product, coffee shops are integral to the leisure and lifestyle amenities package so attractive to urban gentrifiers. In a post-need economy, coffee shops meet the urban consumer’s demands for a space to meet friends or use the Internet, demands which were mostly absent from the neighborhood’s prior population.” In other words: The books, the games, the fliers, the wall art you see in your local cafe— that’s not by accident. All these things are associated with an inner-city professional bohemian lifestyle. As such, the study reported, “measuring the number of coffee shops located in a neighborhood each year provides an almost real-time measure” of gentrification. Coffee shops are also a sign of American culture evolving and ridding ourselves of the basic home structure of the traditional American family. Today, those of the so-called millennial generation—especially those who live in cities—care less about the sorts of traditional race and gender roles that defined older generations. Or, sometimes, they care more about caring less about such things. “The coffee shop is not home or the office, where roles and relationships are clearly established,” writes Lisa Waxman, a professor at Florida State University. “The coffee shop allows people to start anew or to portray themselves as someone other than who they currently are.” Waxman’s study, “The Coffee Shop: Social and Physician Factors Influencing Place Attachment,” looked at the clientele of three coffee shops and found with each business’ unique identity came a boost in its clientele’s pride—which could help explain why so many businesses offering similar products to similar customers could continue to exist, side-by-side, and even thrive. “Patrons who participated in this study felt a sense of ownership, sometimes even to the point of entitlements, in the coffee shops they frequented,” she writes. “They had strong preferences for their chosen shop, opinions on how the shop should be run, and some even walked behind the counter to serve themselves. Patrons were sometimes vocal regarding the perceived superiority of their coffee shop over others.” As for Zito, she says her customers’ preferences for Lola Bean’s space and the shop’s relationship with its community are important over all other factors. “We know our neighbors,” she says. “We know their babies and their dogs and their careers. We’ve had people who have gotten jobs by making conversation with other customers. We have people who have started relationships, who have heard about a house that was for sale... People are coming in for an experience. And the good news is that the more places that open up that serve coffee, the more people have to look inside their own business and think what they can do different and what they can do better.” n

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It’s the same sort of decision they made before opening Lola Bean in the first place. They’d been La Colombe drinkers themselves for years while living in Baltimore, and when they moved to Fishtown in 2005, already knowing they intended to open a coffee shop, it was a given that of course they’d use the local company’s beans. (La Colombe roasts in Port Richmond.) “There was so much change still to come, and so many new people still coming into the neighborhood, that it felt like there was room for us all to be successful,” Zito says. “If you look at the three and a half years we’ve been open, at least four or five [new coffee shops] have opened up. That’s a lot for a short amount of time. I think the neighborhood is very responsive to new business in general, as long as what you are bringing is of quality and you show the neighborhood that you care about it.” Harwan, from the Fishtown association, agrees that’s exactly what the neighborhood cares about. All the shops mentioned, subsequent to Rocket Cat and Milk Crate, opened after a zoning meeting with both neighborhood and local residents. Most coffee businesses, Harwan notes, “are definitely run by local people... They all need to have a vote for the zoning process, and the great thing about the Fishtown zoning process is that it’s open to all members of the neighborhood, not just people within 500 feet of the proposal.” For instance: 97 people attended the zoning meeting for ReAnimator Coffee, a specialty coffee shop on Susquehanna Ave., on April 16, 2013. After hearing from the potential business owner, there were two votes: A local vote (those who live within 500 feet of the business), which went 31-6; and the greater community vote: 60-0. Similarly enthusiastic votes took place for the rest of the aforementioned shops. “These coffee shops are well spread out throughout the neighborhood, and a lot of their traffic is local foot traffic,” Harwan says. “I think it fosters engagement from neighbors in the community. Lola Bean is really participatory in First Friday, and I know they’ve been really great with meeting the neighbors—they donate coupons and things like that.” It’s not just cozy friendliness that cafes have to offer, though. As it turns out: Neighbors who’ve got property value on the mind? They’re particularly smart to yearn for java.

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Drink from the Cup of Knowledge

A ‘Third Wave’ coffee visionary has left a footprint on Philly barista culture. BY BILL CHENEVERT


lmost a month ago exactly, South Philadelphia barista Erika Vonie took home second-place honors at the U.S. Coffee Championships’ Big Eastern tournament in Durham, N.C. Her home shop, Ultimo Coffee at 15th and Mifflin, is where Aaron Ultimo—who also owns a baby-sister shop at 22nd and Catharine—has trained more than a few champion bean-slingers. Brian Gelletly of ReAnimator Coffee, who took seventh place at the Big Eastern, and another Ultimo face, James Klapp—who took second in the competition’s Brewer’s Cup to La Colombe co-owner and TV star Todd Carmichael—are counted among them. But Ultimo wasn’t always the boss: He once worked alongside one of the nation’s premier “Third Wave” coffee pioneers, Nick Cho, who believes in the magic and meaning in a perfectly pulled shot and expertly brewed cup of coffee. Cho currently calls San Francisco’s Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters home, but he connected with PW by phone last week to share his considerable wisdom. What’s Third Wave coffee, you ask? Well, that’s what we talked about—and along the way, Cho ended up dropping knowledge on how obssessed we’ve become with where the stuff we drink comes from, how a cup of coffee can be read, both figuratively and literally for quality, and how there isn’t really anyone in the coffee world who can really, truly be called an expert. So when did we become obsessed with where our beans come from? And how does a barista make a coffee drinker care? One of the greater driving forces is that people are more interested than they used to be in where their food and drink comes from. These people started asking a lot of questions —people who are much more interested in specificity. Guys love numbers and horsepower or gigahertz; it’s kind of like the more specific you get, it’s fun in and of itself. On top of that, there’s the whole fair trade thing: We’re learning that the growers are actually human beings whose lives depend on this stuff. And more and more, we highlight these stories. That’s all compelling stuff. . . These farmers that we’re helping—the prevailing narrative is that we’re here to help the farmers, but you’re talking to a barista in a coffee shop; for them to understand the nuances of international issues, you hope they can communicate clearly in a way that’s not so patronizing. Can you explain Third Wave coffee for those of us who aren’t accustomed to thinking of our beverages as if they were art movements? It’s a popular term to describe this new generation of coffee perspective—one that my partner Trish [Rothgeb, formerly Skeie] actually coined almost 12 years ago. Third Wave coffee says, “We’re not going to accept the answers that we’re getting from the existing system.” We want to be able to ask the growers questions directly. Today that’s very typical in specialty coffee. . . Obviously, this means there’s a first and a second wave. [I’d say] La Colombe used to be a Second Wave coffee roaster, and there are all these Second Wave roasters now that are trying to update themselves to Third Wave coffee. On the east coast, there’s M.E. Swing in D.C.; in many ways, they’re the La Colombe of D.C., the darling of the res-

taurant scene. There are a few prominent shops that went to [the] pourover [process]—notably Intelligentsia in Chicago and L.A.; they went to all pourover around 2008-2009, and they did it with much fanfare, saying, “This is better.” Nowadays, new shops that are opening—you’ll see combinations where there’s a batch brewer for grab ‘n’go and also some level of pourover, if for no other reason to signal, “We can do this, too.” It’s about pressure, for sure—the shops try to differentiate from each other. Why is coffee such big business? And one that, it seems, people have such strong feelings about? Coffee represents something in people’s lives—it’s something that people like a lot. There’s the narrative of the human element, the preciousness of coffee, and, well, how did we get from diner coffee to the specialty shops? My parents drink coffee more than I do, but they’re not thinking about it like me. There’s that idea that coffee lends itself to this interesting phenomenon—with coffee often being a small business, a shop gains a certain customer base: It’s like a confirmation [of their quality]. And when you tell someone that their coffee could be better, their response is very often, “What the hell are you talking about? People love what we do.” And they’re right. You’ve raised a certain number of eyebrows by analzy-

ing coffee companies’ product by means of a “Total Dissolved Solids” rating. What is that? What kind of science is going on there? Manual brew can contribute to a quality cup. The logic as I see it is: Can you make a world-class meal out of cheap cookery or a microwave oven? If you really know what you’re doing, yeah, but when you have certain tools—it doesn’t make you automatically a good cook, but it allows for greater control over what you’re doing. You see people pouring the water over the coffee manually, and the question is, “How is that better or worse or different than a drip-brewer that drips hot water at pre-determined intervals?” I’ve learned a lot more since [beginning to study this]. In essence, a darker-roasted coffee is more flavorful, as far as just the bulk of having flavor, than a lighter-roasted coffee. A lot of darker-roasted coffee conveyors, they brew their coffee weaker and people are still happy. We lighter-roasting people can’t do that. [What I used to analyze this] is called a refractometer, which measures Total Dissolved Solids. A TDS reading gives you the brew strength; using TDS and other relevant measurements lets you calculate extraction yield. Extraction yield pertains to how much of the coffee was dissolved into the brew. With 30 percent of the coffee being soluble, the first two thirds of that—about 20 percent of the total mass—is what we generally consider the good flavors. What that’s measuring is something around 98 to 99 percent water, but that remaining 1 to 2 percent is coffee stuff. Essentially, [you’re measuring] how much of this is not water. If you’re under 1 percent, by any definition, that’s a weak brew. The implication there is that one of the reasons it would be weak is that you’re just not putting as much coffee in there for whatever reason. If you can get away with it, then great: If that works for you and people are happy, then there’s no reason to not do it. If you’re not technically an authority on coffee and how we drink it, who is? So if someone says, “Why does this coffee taste better than that coffee?” The answer is often: “Because it just does.” A system is not set up to really answer those questions. Wine is still considered more fancy—you can taste the nuances, and we use all kinds of sophisticated words to describe the taste. Drip coffee was considered to be for truck drivers and lowclass people. A lot of these things, they exist because there’s no way to go to “coffee school.” What’s the best way to split an atom? There aren’t amateur physicists trying to figure this out—it’s a professional, academic world that those [information] lives in. There are people who go to culinary schools and can count on certain things to be true, because there are legit experts in their field. In coffee, there are zero experts. I’m an expert by the definition of knowing a lot—but if you were to measure expertise as pages in a book, we know pitifully little about what we’re doing compared to what other people know about their professional disciplines. That’s why we came up with the whole coffee and barista competition. It was designed to be a teaching tool. With a brewing competition like [the Brewer’s Cup], one of the questions I ask myself is, “What if someone came up with a brewing method that was essentially foolproof and would that eliminate the competition?” The answer is, that would be awesome. n

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fee in the hopes that some extra caffeine would get them through the visit. There’s something wrong about seeing a child who isn’t running and screaming about like the rest of her siblings. Just sitting there, looking worn, with tubes coming out her arms to a IV stand twice her height like a little cyborg. A child should not be shrunk by the machines that keep her alive. It doesn’t seem right. One Saturday, I saw all these tiny, tiny girls walking past the cafeteria. As it turned out, it was the weekly meeting of the anorexic/bulimic patients. I couldn’t imagine at the time how horrible an eating disorder has to be in order for a person to be hospitalized? But they looked so frail, so small, like wingless butterflies. Everyone, I learned, looks small in the vastness of a empty cafeteria. Even the parents. One mother came to the counter and ordered a latte. While I was fixing her drink, she spoke to two new parents in the group. They needed directions around the hospital, and she had been here long enough to have a mental map of the place. She was clearly not proud of this knowledge; envy burned in her eyes as the other parents walked away. What must it have been like to not know every location in this hospital—every nurse’s station, every restroom, every alcove where you could sit apart from everyone. But she was a moon in orbit. She had circled this path many times. “Man, you’re helpful. You deserve a cape,” I said. I wasn’t trying to cheer her up—not exactly. But I felt I had to say something. She looked at me with an expression of complete disbelief. “I wish I could help my daughter get out of here.” She rested her elbows on the rickety counter, her head too heavy to stay on her shoulders. “Well,” I said, “Even superheroes have to do things one thing at a time.” “Thanks for that.” She tried to smile at me. It was a good effort, if not a successful one. The latte I gave her was smooth and rich and full, with as little bitterness as I could manage; she had more than enough already. She took a sip, gave the smile another failed attempt, and crossed the vast empty space to her daughter. n

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hen I started working for Robbie at Cup-A-Joe back in Chapel Hill a decade ago, one of the first things he told me was that I should forget the myths of dark roasts. “Dark roasting doesn’t make the coffee stronger, or give it more caffeine—that’s just science fiction,” he said. “All it does is make the coffee more bitter.” Robbie carried many dark roasts; it was the only way to treat African coffee beans, in his opinion. But the shiny beetle-black carapaces of French roast beans were alien here. He wouldn’t have anything to do with them. Because Robbie knew how easy bitterness can overwhelm the earthy, acidic taste of a good cup of coffee. Most people buy coffee on their way to somewhere else, after all. They don’t need more bitterness on their journey. When I left North Carolina and moved to Philadelphia— which might as well have been Mars, to my post-collegiate mind—I scoured the place for barista jobs. Ten years ago there wasn’t yet a java joint every two blocks like there is now, but it still seemed a likely point of entry into the Philadelphia workforce. I interviewed for a job at the Children’s Hospital coffee bar, only to be passed over for someone else. But when that someone else decided not to show up two weekends in a row, I got the job. The coffee bar at Children’s Hospital was an odd thing, tucked away in a corner of the cafeteria. It had no plumbing, so the water necessary to run the machines was pumped in through tanks, which needed to be refilled periodically from the sink in the supply closet on the other end of the cafeteria. The coffee came pre-ground in little silver packets, which made me feel like I worked in a coffee bar in space. The hospital residents, who’d pad up in their minimalist pajamascrubs with their beepers and such flashing, only added to the distant-asteroid-outpost feel of the place. My coffee-making work was essentially unchanged from what I’d gotten accustomed to in a neighborhood coffee shop. But I wasn’t prepared for the shift in clientele: Instead of the college students, the intellectuals and film buffs I was used to, the people I saw in the Children’s Hospital were, of course, sick and injured kids and their loved ones. Families would congregate at the cafeteria, parents ordering a cof-

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A Compelling Collection of Coffee Cocktails

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here comes a time in every person’s life when the jolt of electricity aimed at keeping your revelry going should not come from Red Bull in your vodka. Or Monster in your mezcal. Or a demure little shot of 5-Hour Energy in your bourbon. Fortunately, there’s always the coffee-based cocktail—a far more sophisticated, infinitely tastier option than any of those deeply questionable life-choices masquerading as proper drinks. (I have a theory that a grown adult who throws down a Jagerbomb with anything but the deepest sense of irony has all kinds of issues they need to contend with.) Proper coffee cocktails, however, are finding the foothold they so richly deserve all over the city and beyond right now. Back in November, Elixr hosted a competition featuring coffee cocktails, which seems to have finally given the art of marrying booze and caffeine the respect it deserves. And Italian restaurants have for a seeming eternity offered the magnificent caffe corretto, a deceptively simple combination of espresso and grappa. (In Italy’s Piedmont region a few years ago, it became my go-to breakfasttime pick-me-up. Sure as hell beats a decaf!) But the range of flavors that coffee brings to a cocktail is something that smart mixologists have really begun leveraging, and to very exciting ends. Emmanuelle mixes up the Filibuster,

a drink in which cold-brewed coffee is married to two kinds of rum, spiced curaçao, Swedish Punsch, sugar and allspice dram. Hop Sing Laundromat mixes up standouts like the Nevermore—gin, Vietnamese coffee, cream, Patron Citronge—and the coffee-kissed Boston Healer, which also includes bourbon, Licor 43, honey liqueur and mint. Of course, you don’t necessarily need actual coffee in a cocktail to impart the telltale richness of those beans. Because coffee bitters are also finding their way into serious drinks as well. Bittermens makes “New Orleans Coffee Bitters,” and Dr. Adam Elmegirab’s Aphrodite Bitters are made with, among a plethora of other ingredients, coffee. And then there’s the classic Irish coffee—but the real stuff, not the depressing mug of Sanka spiked with Bailey’s that your Aunt Maud serves for the holidays. Composed of distinct layers of coffee, Irish whiskey and whipped cream, it is among the most warming and comforting coffee concoctions you can order. It’s easy to whip up right at home, too—perfect for the next time you’re snowed in. A final note for latte drinkers addicted to a certain national coffeeshop chain: Kahlua released a limited-edition peppermint mocha liqueur for the holidays, and as of this week, at least some state stores still have it on the shelf. // BRIAN FREEDMAN

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Flesh, Blood & Imperfect Queer artist Sebastian Cummings’ Sorry I’m Just Human wildly weaves our common threads together. By Bill Chenevert //


ebastian Cummings is a Beyoncé superfan, so I assumed he’d declare that his upcoming Underground Arts project, Sorry I’m Just Human, was inspired by her jam “Jealous,” the dark slow-burner from Bey’s surprise fifth album this past December, with a bridge that climaxes with: “That ain’t nothing / I’m just jealous / I’m just human / Don’t judge me.” Turns out the song’s not really the kernel, but over a couple specials at Bob & Barbara’s, Cummings and I had a great recent chat about our mutual Bey fandom, what his show stems from, how he sees drag’s role in the queer community—and what makes a good wig. I first saw Cummings perform live at an early Ratchet, one of Josh Schonewolf’s Tabu parties, a Wednesday night moment with a midnight performance that’s typically something a little raw. The party celebrated its first birthday last week with a Rye Rye visit, but Cummings brought a few dancers last spring, along with his impressive melange of choreography, live singing, his own side creations and an alluringly mysterious X-factor. Even he struggles to articulate what he does. “There’s dance, and there’s drag, and there’s live music— there’s all those things,” he shrugs. “I have trouble describing it myself sometimes.” So, what kind of production is Sorry I’m Just Human? Cummings describes it as a multi-media dance show fueled by projections and commercials that’ll make it seem like you’re changing channels. He’s got a gaggle of amazing dancers that he found via ads and community resources, a soundtrack that’s 75-percent original, plus some great pre- and post-performance support. Opening is the Corner Queens Cabaret, who hold a Monday-night residency at Baltimore Avenue’s Curio Theatre, and DJ Javascript will turn out a wall-vibrating dance party before, during and afterward. Cummings, a Rutgers-trained actor and opera-capable vocalist, has been on his secret creative grind for a while now, something that’s a keystone for driven artists: that powerful urge to rehearse, practice and experiment tirelessly until you devise something that’s as stunning as you can make it. “I’m producing this myself,” Cummings says bluntly, acknowledging a role he isn’t necessarily comfortable in, but one he’s decided he must play in order to materialize his particular vision. “I make all the music; I come up with all the choreography; I teach all the choreography; I do my own marketing. I’m the only one in charge.” And onstage, he doesn’t just prance and sing a few tunes. There’s a message in Sorry I’m Just Human, one that Cummings has been honing for over a year. “A lot of the songs that I was writing were dealing with issues that I don’t talk about all the time, how people treat each other,” he says. “I think that if people realize that [idea], ‘I’m human and you’re human’ … people just forget that.” As in, if we just admitted that we’re all just human and flawed, maybe there’d be a lot less bullshit. As for Beyoncé songs, Cummings prefers “Blow” and, to my surprise, even “Mine” over “Jealous.” We got into how this LP was her way of showing us some edgy honesty after being so annoyingly perfect for so long. “[Bey] was the girl in school who’s very good at what she does, also gets straight As—and

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no one likes,” he says. “My friends and I would probably be like ‘Let’s hang out with Kelly [Rowland]’.” So, as he put it, she kind of let down the facade and built a new one. And wigs? Cummings has got more than a few: “I typically like a lace-front wig,” he says, “and the part is really important to me. I need a side part—I can’t do a center part. I don’t like it to be one color. It needs to be ombre or have highlights or something.” Performance-wise, it appears that his efforts for Sorry I’m Just Human truly come from the heart, and this night’ll be a one-of-a-kind cultural treat that’s more than just drag, more than just dance and more than just a musical showcase. “I sing live. I don’t lip sync or anything like that,” Cummings confirms. “Some of it is just instrumentals that I dance to, as well.” But yes, it’s a queer-flavored show—‘cause art comes from life, and, well, his life’s gay. Cummings believes that his work will speak for itself because painstaking focus on your craft usually does. “You can study techniques and stuff,” he says, “but art is really about expression. And if you’re being honest in your work, and you’re working hard, that comes across.”  Sat., Feb. 22, 9pm. $10. With Corner Queens Cabaret. The Black Box at Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.

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An ill-fated affair: Murderous lovers Laurent (Oscar Isaac) and Thérèse (Elizabeth Olsen) bear the brunt of their villainy in In Secret.

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dapted from Émile Zola’s 1867 psychological drama Thérèse Raquin, In Secret follows Thérèse, a stifled housewife who escapes marriage to Camille, her sickly cousin, by sneaking from under the watchful eye of her aunt and sleeping with the dashing Laurent. Eventually, the lovers plot—from what one assumes is an extremely limited list of options—to drown Camille in order to be together, but afterward, their guilt manifests as his ghost, driving them both to tragic downfall. Halfway between a breathless potboiler and a meditation on the symbiosis of desire and regret, Thérèse Raquin is always a tonally dicey proposition. It’s a ghost tale in which we spend the first third getting to know the ghost, a murder mystery in which the murderers are well known and a romance that barely grows before it’s poisoned. Unfortunately, in trying to give each aspect its due, In Secret writer-director Charlie Stratton dilutes some of the passion that drives both its love story and its terrors, creating a whole that’s workmanlike but never quite as powerful as it tries to be. That doesn’t mean it’s ineffective. Details are deftly sketched throughout, particularly the brisk but evocative first act. Thérèse sees Paris as a slice of city through a blindered carriage window; their alleyway shop is a maze of cramped but exposed rooms, walls and merchandise the color of stagnant water. In one of the most telling beats, Camille (Tom Felton) mentions offhandedly that he’s been at the zoo to watch the bear pacing in its cage; in the face of such oblivious freedom and such deep irony, Thérèse (Elizabeth Olsen) can only stare. But Camille means no harm, and that becomes part of the trouble. In Felton’s hands, Camille is a fumbling and myopic but earnest young man aware of his wife’s unhappiness but somehow unable to fathom doing much about it. Still, he tries—he sneaks her a nosegay of daises with the glee of someone pulling off a bank heist—and for someone so petulant on paper, Camille feels the most dimensionally human of the lead trio. While Olsen and Oscar Isaac make a convincingly poisonous pair, their initial ardor falls a little shy of murderous desperation. Partially, this is because their courtship is introduced with the speed of a prologue, with work that’s perhaps too efficient—Thérèse describes walking past Laurent’s empty chair as if it contains his ghost, which feels like a potentially lovely cinematic moment scrapped for lack of time. And while the post-murder psychodrama requires arguably more time to unfold, skating across

their initial consuming attraction throws off the dramatic heft of the second half. Thérèse is operating early from a position of detached distaste that undercuts her sensual awakening, and though Isaac is as excellent as ever, his Laurent occasionally feels adrift in what should be staggering passion and nascent villainy. Camille’s ghost, rather than crowding them with the soggy vision of a Gothic horror, remains an elusive haunter and occasional jump-scare between two people who, without that spark of passion to ignite them, feel as if they were always doomed to black-comedy spite. That thread of dark comedy is one of the sharpest In Secret presents, and it feels odd whenever it strays from these jolts of energy into more well-worn territory about hopeless circumstances or self-recrimination. There are moments of tantalizing darkness that feel as well realized as this streak of sinister comedy—Thérèse and Laurent’s wedding night includes a recreation of Camille’s murder—but they’re islands of psychosis, not symptoms of a downward spiral, and don’t carry the suspense they could. Instead, the cast comes together most wholly when playing to the most cynical aspects of the work. Jessica Lange, who never disappoints, delivers a Madame Raquin devoured by grief after the loss of her son, but her early manipulation is shameless maternal gaslighting that keeps her feeling suitably antagonistic until disaster strikes her. She’s buoyed in her small follies by the Raquins’ circle of friends, including Shirley Henderson and comic talents Matt Lucas and Mackenzie Crook, suitably introduced as grasping hands at a game of dominoes. Their well-meaning, shortsighted interference creates a background burble of social commentary that makes the group scenes crackle with potential satire that, unfortunately, fizzles out before it hits the high notes it’s positioned to. Henderson’s Suzanne, in particular, presents Thérèse with a living cautionary tale of a fidgety discontent who loathes her husband. Yet as the psychological horror increases, professional scene-stealer Henderson becomes a delightfully unwitting Final Girl, sympathetic and laughable by turns—a perfect offset to the disillusioned couple. But in the end, In Secret can’t quite commit to this tack either, and Olsen can’t quite hold together in the middle of Isaac and Lange, both talented but occasionally feeling as though they’re in different movies. And while its muddy blue hues are effectively claustrophobic start to finish, somehow, sadly, In Secret’s script can’t manage the same tonal control. 











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Right Out of the Park Modern Baseball’s second LP could be the home run the band’s been swinging for. By Jake Abbate //


ssuming Modern Baseball guitarist-vocalist Brendan Lukens speaks for his friends, he and his bandmates hate worrying about the future—at least according to the opener “Fine, Great” on their week-old sophomore full-length, You’re Gonna Miss It All. To be fair, this all-too-common gripe is perfectly natural for Modern Baseball. Barely into their 20s and with most of them still working their way through college, these kids—it seems acceptable to refer to them as such—have plenty to concern themselves with in their very active present, including a fast-paced music career. College would serve as the proverbial melting pot in which the group would finally gel together. Lukens and guitarist Jake Ewald had established a friendship in high school—and, somewhere along the way, dealt with the awkwardness of the former dating the latter’s twin sister—in their hometown of Frederick, Md., before transitioning to Philadelphia to further their education. The two had already been recording music under the Modern Baseball moniker, but it wasn’t until Ewald met Jersey natives and fellow Drexel University rats Ian Farmer and Sean Huber that they fully rounded out the lineup. More than two years later, Modern Baseball is proud to call Philly home and has had no discernible problems in asserting itself to the forefront of the city’s musical vista, whether by playing an intimate house show or braving a recent bout of snowfall to film an upcoming music video at FDR Skatepark. Either way, the diversity and the multitude of concert locales hasn’t gone unnoticed by the band, especially bassist Farmer, who, thanks to a random conversation about bowler hats, is also known as Slugworth, in reference to the character from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. “There’s a big difference [for me],” Farmer tells PW. “I’m from Central Jersey, where there really wasn’t much going on. There were a couple of metalcore bands, but basically, the only places to go to shows around there were Starland Ballroom—or, if I wanted to drive 40 minutes away, there was Asbury Park. Philly is a very different story.” Modern Baseball’s You’re Gonna Miss It All—out now via Run For Cover Records—follows a path similar to the band’s 2012 debut Sports, with more snarky, easily relatable lyrics that appear to call out their own generation for, among other faults, its short attention spans and preoccupation with the trivial. But make no

mistake: This isn’t a bad thing. The band’s greatest strength lies in reflecting honest, everyday conversations—the more deeply personal, the better. The otherwise mundane becomes catchy, thanks to the creative braintrust between Lukens and Ewald, where narrative storytelling takes priority over typical songwriting conventions. You can’t say it hasn’t paid off. Their almost subversive take on songcraft has led to increased exposure on a national scale, adding a tour with scene heavyweights Bayside and Man Overboard to their list of credentials. And just a few months ago, they earned a spot on BuzzFeed’s oddly specific listicle of “21 Newer Bands You Should Definitely Check Out If You’re Desperately Missing ‘90s and ‘00s Emo.” “It was weird,” Farmer says of the recognition, “It was cool for sure, but it was like a weird, though, that our band was even mentioned on a site like BuzzFeed.” So do they identify as an emo band? “Not really,” he admits. “We don’t really know what we are. We just kind of like to play the music we play. We kind of like how we can fit into a bunch of different worlds, though—how we’re able to play shows with the Wonder Years and, in the same year, play with the Menzingers—one of our favorite bands—and then we can also play with You Blew It!” In fact, it’s this eclectic musicality, which Farmer has credited to influences such as the Weakerthans, Motion City Soundtrack and the Gaslight Anthem, that undoubtedly got the attention of the Boston-based Run For Cover, who reached out to them just over a month after Sports was released. “We really wanted to be on that label because we really liked a lot of the bands that they were putting out, like Tigers Jaw and Captain, We’re Sinking,” he says. “We were stoked on those bands, and that just seemed like a good label for us to shoot for. Now that we’re on the label, we’ve met a bunch of these people, and we’ve grown to love them. Run for Cover is absolutely the place where we all want to be right now.” They may hate worrying about the future, but in all honesty, theirs is looking pretty bright. This spring will bring about what looks to be their most extensive US tour yet, opening for the Wonder Years, Fireworks, Real Friends and Citizen, followed by the band’s first trip to Europe in May. Says Farmer: “It’s a really good feeling to know that that’s what we have in store for us.” 



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Where your ring came from may be more beautiful than how it looks.


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to you.’” The team focuses instead on smaller, family-run mines and suppliers. Anna’s excited about fair-mined gold; like fairtrade coffee, fair-mined metal must follow strict guidelines for environmental protection and labor conditions. “It’s a series of trust-based relationships,” she explained as she poured tiny, rice-sized segments of gold out of a plastic baggie. “That’s the amazing thing about the jewelry industry as a whole: There’s a lot of trust. When you’re dealing with objects of such high value, those relationships have to exist.” The grains of gold in her hand gleamed in the shop’s light. It was only an ounce of metal—but I had to admit, knowing it had been taken from the earth by miners paid a fair price for their work, it felt far more substantial. ■ Jared Axelrod’s PW series, “Made New,” explores a broad spectrum of artisans, makers and thinkers who update old-fashioned practices to enhance 21st-century life. A West Philly resident, Jared is by turns an author, illustrator, sculptor, costume designer, podcaster and more.

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It’s not all paper-clay and stingray skin, mind you: BarioNeal also provides the gold and diamonds you might see anywhere else. But, for those pieces as well, the story is what matters: The shop has declared a commitment to guilt-free gold and precious stones. In some cases, this means serious roadblocks in obtaining the materials they need, as most large suppliers don’t document every stage of a precious stone’s journey, which means it’s nigh impossible to ascertain whether any cruelty may have been involved in the production chain. “Because we are so focused on ethical sourcing,” Anna says, “we are a little more limited. With some of the new rings we’re working on, I have specific design ideas—but I may not be able to find the stones that I want. It’s always a balancing act between the aesthetic goals and the sourcing goals.” Luckily, for Bario-Neal’s customer base, the ethical dedication is a selling point. “We’re lucky because our customers come to us a lot of the time for that reason,” says Sara Reckahn, who deals with custom orders and material purchasing. “Once you say, we’re not going to buy a ruby that we don’t know where it came from because there’s a good chance it came from Myanmar, then they go, ‘That’s why we came

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hat makes jewelry precious? My first thought is usually What it’s made of, of course: precious stones. Precious metals. But—what if it’s not made of these things? I was thinking on this as Anna Bario of the South Philly shop Bario-Neal showed me a bracelet she was working on. The piece was bronze, but the original it was cast from had been sculpted from a homemade paper-clay made of toilet tissue. Then another member of Bario-Neal’s team of jewelers, Aliyah Gold, showed me an intricate necklace she’d made of riveted stingray skin. A third, Stacey Lee Webber, makes cufflinks and pendants out of old coins; her supplies literally cost pennies, because they are pennies. I don’t wear a lot of jewelry myself, as I find it distracting on my skin—as I write this, I’ve already removed my watch because it was rubbing against my wrist. But I remember shopping for an engagement ring, and I remember soaking in the common societal wisdom that what mattered was the size of the stone. To hear most people talk about it, every other detail was insignificant in comparison. Bario-Neal challenges that idea, and that’s apparent from the moment you enter the store. Like its name—which combines those of cofounders Bario and Page Neal—the Sixth Street shop is split in two: brightly lit display cases on one side, a phalanx of tools and pieces in progress on the other. Rather than discordant, this combination of workshop and display room is strangely unifying. While the space is relentlessly modern, having the work area in sight evokes the kind of hands-on, old-world artisanship you don’t see in most jewelry shops today. The women who work at Bario-Neal, though, want you to know how these pieces were constructed. “Every piece gets fabricated a little differently,” Anna says. “A lot of our pieces start with natural materials, like a piece of shell or bone or things like that, for the model. And we start a lot with wax as well. But I’ve been trying to play around with clay and other materials as a starting point.” The offbeat, organic style of the work on display helps make the whole place feel far more like an artist’s studio than a jewelry store. As does the shop’s resident canine: Kemba, a large red-brown dog with an sweetly lazy disposition, hangs out mostly on the workshop side but occasionally tags along as one of the artisans crosses to the display floor. Normally, a dog would seem out of place amid such shiny baubles; here, it just adds to the friendly atmosphere. What impressed me most was how important the narrative of a piece of jewelry is here: where the materials come from, how they’re put together, whose expert fingers finished it. The women of Bario-Neal don’t envision jewelry immaculately conceived on a piece of black velvet. They want you to know its story. “The designs aren’t informed by the standards that are already set up in the jewelry world,” says Melissa Guglielmo, one of the team’s younger craftswomen. “It’s not that they’re coming out of complete left field, but first there’s the idea, and then how we’re going to make it. I think that’s a different process than what a lot of people rely on.”

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I am a straight male, married to a woman for 25 years. Our marriage started to go sour about 14 years ago. Sex was infrequent and stultifying. Finally, when the kids were old enough, I made plans to separate. When my wife got wind of these plans, she finally agreed to work on our relationship. We had long and heartfelt conversations. Things got better. Sex got more frequent, if not more exciting. Then I saw a letter referencing cuckolding in your column. I mentioned it to my wife. She asked me to read it to her. This led to a conversation about the possibility of introducing cuckolding into our relationship. She agreed after she made certain it was something I really wanted. She now has a guy in mind. My first choice for this scenario would be all three of us having sex. My second choice would be he and I having sex with her. The third would be me watching. The last would be them having sex and me hearing about it afterward. She has opted for the last option and is reluctant to share all the details. She has asked me why her having sex with another man is so exciting. She speculated it is because I have a big ego—if other men want her, her value is higher. That sounded weird to me. For me, it is all about sex. The idea of her letting another guy in, going down on him, etc. is exciting to me. I have been on cuckolding websites. It seems a lot of guys go in for humiliation. Some claim they have small dicks and want a larger man to satisfy their wives. None of those things apply to me. I just think it is hot, exciting sex. My question: Has there been research into cuckolding? Why do husbands find it hot and desirable? —Clearly Understanding Cuckold Kink “There hasn’t been a lot of research into the cuckolding phenomenon,” says David J. Ley, PhD, a clinical psychologist and the author of Insatiable Wives: Women Who Stray and the Men Who Love Them. “Historically, men whose wives cuckolded them were publicly humiliated, and their wives were often severely punished. It is only in the past decade or so that this fantasy has catapulted itself into the public consciousness, largely due to an intersection of female sexual liberation and the ability of the internet to allow men with these fantasies to find each other and learn they are not alone.” Because of this history—cuckolded men publicly shamed, cuckolding wives brutally punished— there hasn’t been much nonjudgmental, non-sexpanicky research into men with your desires, CUCK. Ley’s book represents the first comprehensive effort to explore your particular kink. “CUCK’s wife is right,” says Ley, “in that many men do get an ego boost out of sharing their ‘hot wife.’ But there are many other motivations as well. Some men are into the idea of cuckolding and humiliation, in a masochistic way. Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, who masochism was named after, explored this fantasy specifically for the humiliation of it.” Men who enjoy the humiliation aspect of their wives sleeping with other men tend to identify with the term “cuckold,” CUCK, while men who are into the hot, exciting sex aspect—men like you— tend to identity as “hotwifers.” “There are lots of men who explore this fantasy just because they think it’s very sexy to imagine or see their wife having hot sex with someone else and being fully satisfied,” says Ley. “One very interesting biological theory for this is related to

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Parc rittenhouse 225 S. 18th Street

- 24 hour doorman - State-of-the-art fitness center - Media room with WiFi - Beautifully landscaped deck with seasonal in-ground pool, hot tub, and skyline views - Pet friendly - All apartments have washers and dryers

South-facing Studio with lots of natural light, wood floors, a large marble bathroom and open contemporary kitchen 510 sf $1,690 Junior 1 bedroom, hardwood floors, marble bath, kitchen with stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar, 505 sf $1,850 South-facing 1 bedroom with excellent natural light, hardwood floors, marble bathroom and kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, 535 sf $1,975 1 bedroom, large kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, wood floors, marble bath, 643 sf $2,450 1 bedroom, plus den (can be used as 2nd bedroom), 2 bath, open modern kitchen, hardwood floors in living areas, master bedroom has 2 walk-in closets and ensuite bath, 1336 sf $3,600

Washington square hoPKinson house 604-36 S. WASHINGTON SQ. Studio, sunrise city view, wood

floors, new bathroom floor, open $1,150 kitchen, 460 sf 1 bedroom on a high floor, with a balcony, Washington Square views, excellent closet space, $1,650 843 sf Deluxe 1 bedroom on a high floor with dramatic southern views, lots of natural light, kitchen with excellent cabinet and counter space, separate dining area and in-unit $1,820 storage space, 1003 sf

showplace with private roof deck, custom open kitchen, hardwood floors, designer bathrooms and beautiful appointments and finishes $7,500 throughout, 2306 sf

indePendence PLace 241 SOUTH 6TH STreeT Studio with a balcony and large

Totally renovated 1 bedroom

with over $25,000 of upgrades including brand new hardwood floors in the living room and carpets in

· 24 hour doorman · Prestigious Rittenhouse Square address · Many apartments have recently been updated with brand new kitchens and hardwood floors · Pet friendly · Washers and dryers in many of the apartments Studio with large closet, separate kitchen, new carpet, sunrise city views, 476 sf $1,215 Spacious, sun-filled one bedroom with two large bay windows, a large living room/dining room and kitchen with excellent cabinet and counter space, 830 sf $2,100 Corner 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with generous closet space,an open dining room/living room and north and east city views, 1080 sf $2,750

the bedrooms; a brand new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, tile floor, granite countertops and wood cabinetry; and excellent closet $1,750 space, 850 sf

society hiLL society hiLL toWers 200-220 LOcUST STreeT Studio on a high floor with

dramatic river and city views to the south, floor-to-ceiling windows, updated bathroom, 508 sf $1,350 1 bedroom with south city views, floor to ceiling windows, excellent natural light and an open living room/dining room, 700 sf $1,435 Corner 1 bedroom with southeast views, floor-to-ceiling windows, recently renovated $1,625 throughout, 750 sf

Corner 2 bedroom, 1 bath with

oversized windows, western city views providing excellent natural light and ample closetspace, $2,200 1131 sf

Penn’s Landing square 130 SprUce STreeT Updated 1 bedroom with wood

floors, an open kitchen, beautiful bathroom, lots of natural light, one parking space and the use of the community pool, 915 sf $1,790

22 FrONT STreeT 1 bedroom, loft style, hardwood

floors, marble bath, oversized $1,395 windows, 605 sf

chinatoWn the PearL 111 N. 9TH STreeT 2 bedroom, 2 baths, open floor plan, oversized windows, updated kitchen and baths, washer/dryer, 1070 sf $1,775

avenue of the arts academy house 1420 LOcUST STreeT 1 bedroom, Juliet balcony, lots of natural light from south views, excellent condition, 725 sf $1,595 1 bedroom, on a high floor with northern city views, dining area, great closet space and a washer/ dryer, 861 sf $1,885 2 bedroom, 2 baths, kitchen with breakfast nook, large private terrace, 1111 sf $2,200

rittenhouse square 233 south 20th street Studio 1 block from Rittenhouse Square in boutique walk-up, wood floors, high ceilings, great natural light, 354 sf $995

the rittenhouse 210 W. rittenhouse square Studio on a high floor with panoramic western city views, a large bathroom appointed in marble, a separate kitchen and washer/dryer, 583 sf $1,750

2031 LocuSt Street · 24 hour doorman · State-of-the-art fitness center · Many apartments have recently been updated with brand new kitchens and hardwood floors · Pet friendly · Washers and dryers in many of the apartments · All utilities included except for electric 1 bedroom with city view to the north, a spacious

living/dining room, 2 large closets, 567 sf $1,490 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom on a high floor with panoramic sunset city views, brand new hardwood floors, kitchen has stainless steel appliances, great closet space, 1022 sf $2,390 Brand new 2 bedroom plus den, 2 bathroom with hardwood floors and a beautifully appointed kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, $3,150 1367 sf

the dorchester 226 W. rittenhouse sq. High corner studio with terracee, all glass showing sunsets, 528 sf $1,670 1 bedroom with private balcony and south views, lots of natural light, wood floors, excellent $1,700 condition, 570 sf 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with wood floors, oversized windows, a private balcony, and washer/dryer, $2,500 1119sf

267 SOUTH 19TH STreeT Completely renovated multilevel walk-up less than one block from Rittenhouse Square with over $50,000 of upgrades, 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, hardwood floors, brand new high end open kitchen $2,750 and washer/dryer

1830 rITTeNHOUSe SQ. Brand new 1 bedroom with hardwood floors throughout, an open chef’s kitchen, bathroom appointed in marble, high ceilings and beautifully restored building details throughout, 900 sf $3,400 Brand new 2 bedroom, 2 bath with hardwood floors throughout, an open chef’s kitchen, bathrooms appointed in marble and wonderful street-level city views, 1100 sf $4,200

the WarWicK 1701 Locust street Studio on a high floor with hardwood floors, open kitchen, and marble bathroom, 381 sf

$1,350 WanamaKer house 2020 WALNUT STreeT Studio with a large bay window, panoramic city views, an open kitchen and great closet space, 548 sf $1,450 1 bedroom on a high floor with two bay windows, dramatic city views and an open kitchen, 700 sf $1,985

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, bay windows in all rooms with city views, eat-in kitchen, wood floors, 1198 sf $2,500

10 rITTeNHOUSe 130 SOUTH 18TH STreeT Brand new 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom with 270 degree city

views including Rittenhouse Square, a private balcony, open chef’s kitchen, designer bathrooms and custom finishes throughout, 2594 sf $13,000

art museum the PhiLadeLPhian 2401 peNNSyLvANIA Ave Spacious studio, excellent closet

space, Art Museum views, 704 sf $1,250

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1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Studiosin MainLine $115,000 to& $150,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse“Specializing Sq. Center “Specializing in MainLine Center City” City” 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1 Bedrooms $175,000 to&$225,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Damon Michels Damon Michels $525,000 2 Bedrooms $250,000 to $400,000 $525,000 Call: 215-840-0437 The Damon Michels Team “Specializing in MainLine & Center City” Over 85 Million Call: 610-731-9300 $400,000 to&$500,000 in MainLine Center City” 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse“Specializing Sq. 3 Bedrooms in Sales in 2013 Damon Michels Damon Michels 610.688.4310 Includes real estate tax • No transfer tax 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 610.688.4310 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Call: 215-840-0437 Call: 215-840-0437 $525,000 $525,000 Open Sun 11-4pm | Mon 12-6pm MAINLINE CENTER CITY Mon-Fri 10am-5pm | Sat 11-3pm • Sunday 11-4pm CENTER 610.688.4310 SHEffIELd CouRT The William Penn House CenTer CiTY PHiLa. CITY PHILA. Main Line SuburbS 610.688.4310 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Tues-Fri 9-6pm | Sat 12-3pm 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. MAINLINE CENTER CITY Penn House The William - Center City Living! 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba;MAINLINE RenovatedTownhome, Center City Living! - Center City Living! The William Penn• Rooftop House $525,000 CENTER CITY Rittenhouse $525,000 Rittenhouse Square Square•• Rooftop Rittenhouse Square Pool Fitness Center Valet - Center City Living! Pool Fitness Center• Pool •••Fitness Center •• Valet Valet 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Parking 24 Hr Security 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Parking 24Hr HrSecurity Security 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. •• Parking •••24 24 Maintenance 24 Hr Hr Maintenance 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Rittenhouse Square • Rooftop 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 24 Hr Maintenance Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Studios to$150,000 $150,000 Studios Pool $115,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. $525,000 •$115,000 Fitness to Center • Valet 1830 $525,000 110 Montgomery Ave. Bala Cynwyd 32301 Bd/2Cherry Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1 Bedrooms $175,000 to$225,000 $225,000 1$525,000 Bedrooms $175,000 to 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Street 4Q, Philadelphia • 24 to Hr Security • 1830 Addison St. $115,000 2Studios BedroomsParking $250,000 to $400,000 $525,000 2 Bedrooms $250,000 to$150,000 $400,000 4 New construction Carriage homes 1830 St. Rittenhouse Sq. $525,000 3 Bed/2.1 Bath; 1,778 sq ft TownhomeSq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Rittenhouse Sq. 1830Addison Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Addison24 St.Hr Rittenhouse Sq. 31830 Bedrooms $400,000 to Maintenance 3Bedrooms Bedrooms $400,000 to $500,000 $500,000 starting at $689,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1 $175,000 to $225,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. $400,000 3 Bd/24Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Includes real estate tax • No transfer tax Includes real estate tax • No transfer tax beds/3.1 baths; 2 car garage; 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 33 Bd/2 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Bd/2 Ba; Ba; RenovatedTownhome, RenovatedTownhome, Also for Rent $1,160 $525,000 2 Bedrooms $250,000 to $400,000 $525,000 $525,000 Open Floor plan with 3000 Sq ftSq. $525,000 $525,000 1830 Addison Rittenhouse Sq. Studios $115,000 toValley $150,000 Open 11-4pm Mon 12-6pm $525,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse 2351 N. orianna St. St. Temple university $525,000 110Sun fairview Road, |Penn $400,000 $500,000 Breaking This Month Sq. 3 Bedrooms Addison St. Rittenhouse Rittenhouse Sq. Tues-Fri 9-6pm | Satto 12-3pm 1830 Addison St. AddisonGround St.Rittenhouse Rittenhouse Lot 0.01 acres $25,000 31830 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Sq. 1 Bedrooms to $225,000 OPEN SUNDAY 11 AM - 1 PMSq. 31830 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 5Bd/3.1Ba;$175,000 4,654 Square Feet 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, OPEN SUNDAY 2 4 PM 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Includes real estate tax • No transfer 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 2 Bedrooms 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse 5403 Quentin Street, Philadelphia 2427 Carpenter Street, Graduate Hospital 3$525,000 Bd/2 RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 $250,000 $400,000 49 Ba; Cornell Rd., Bala Cynwyd $525,000 Contemporary; 2.20 Acres;to $778,000 MAIN LINE SuBuRBS Bed/1.1 1,132 sq ft Townhome 33Bd/2 Ba;bath; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. $525,000 3 Bedrooms $400,000 to 12-6pm $500,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1025 Barr Lane, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3BD/1.1BA; Townhouse $329K Sq. Open Sun 11-4pm |Gladwyne Mon $230,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse 5BD/2.2Ba 3,314 Sq. Ft. Colonial 1830 Addison St.SuNdAY Rittenhouse oPEN HouSE 2P-4PSq. $525,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 4bd/3.1Ba Ft; 1830 St.Wash Rittenhouse Sq. Includes real estate2625 tax • Sq. No12-3pm transfer tax Tues-Fri 9-6pm | Sat 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 548 Winding Way, Merion Station 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 863 N. 27th Street, ArtSquare Museum 510 S.Addison 11th Street, West Finished, Walk-out LL $549K 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 Renovated Cape $575,000 31830 Ba;bath; RenovatedTownhome, 5Bed/2.1 bath; 3,030 sq ft Colonial $525,000 4Bd/2 Bed/2.1 1864 sq ft TownhomeSq. 31407 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Addison St. Rittenhouse 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. $525,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. County Line Rd., Bryn Mawr 3BD/2BA; 3-Story Twnhome C/A $339K Open Sun 11-4pm | Mon 12-6pm $499,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $700,000 $525,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3707 Bd/2 Ba; 1511 E.RenovatedTownhome, darby State Road, Havertown $525,000 Conshohocken Cynwyd 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. $525,000 Tues-Fri 9-6pm | Rd., SatBala 12-3pm 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse $525,000 $525,000 5BD/3BA; Renovated Colonial Sq. 1719 Wylie Street, Art Museum 3-Story Duplex; Unit 1: 1BD/1BA, Unit2: 3BD/2BA 1830 1519 Swain Street, Art Museum Area 139 Ebenezer Ave, Bala Cynwyd Addison St. 4BD/2BA; Colonial in college Park 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 bed/2 bath twnhs, 1,456 sq ft Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3/4bath; Acres; Walksq toft Train $724K GreatAddison Rental income possibilities. $299,900 33bed/1 1,329 Single $275,000 W/1830 3 Bd/2 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, RenovatedTownhome, 3BD/2.1BA 1,552 Sq. Ft Townhouse 3$525,000 Ba; Bd/2Ba; Ba;RenovatedTownhome, RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba;RenovatedTownhome, RenovatedTownhome, $279,000 3$525,000 Bd/2 3 Bd/2 Ba; 1,598 Sq.Ft; 1-Car Attached Garage $349K $525,000 $525,000 $525,000 280 Bridgewater Road E-19, Brookhaven Open House Sunday 2p-4p $525,000 2945 Poplar Street, Art Museum Renovated, Central Air; Finished LL $399K $525,000 $525,000 1245 HollowSt. Rd., Penn ValleySq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse 1830 Rittenhouse 1830 Addison Rittenhouse Sq. 2 Bed/1 Bath 2 St. story end unit $99,000 3Bed/1.1Bath; 1,150 sq ft TownhomeSq. 602 Addison Manayunk Road, Merion Station 190 Presidential #301 - The Corinthian 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq.l 4BD/4.1Ba Contemporary 1727 Fitzwater St., #A Graduate Hospita 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, For Rent $1,750/month Also for Rent $1,160 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3Bed/2.1Bath; 2,230 sq ft Updated 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3BD/3.1BA, 2700 Sq.Ft w/ Balcony 5,620 Sq.Ft. $500,000 $1,500,000 2BD/1.1BA Townhouse $350K 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Colonial 324 Lyceum Avenue, Manayunk 3$525,000 Bd/2 RenovatedTownhome, 501 Ba; Washington Avenue, Havertown $525,000 3 bed/ 1 bath; 1,500 sq ft twin. $525,000 $525,000 For Rent or $749K 1600 Addison Hagys fordSt. Road 2H, Penn Valley 3Updated; Bed/ 2 Bath; 1,440$4,700/month ft Colonial $320,000 1830Hamilton Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3508 - Powelton Village 1830 Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St.sq Rittenhouse Sq. 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eclectic home on de sac w/4 BR, 4.5 baths. HW  $100.00 minimum to open floors, recessed  $200.00 minimum to avoid monthly charge lighting, 3 FPs. 1724 Rodman Street $419,900 Gourmet kitchen w/ This surprisingly spacious, pristine 2-bedroom townhome is on a private and picturesque Rittenhouse block. Thisminimum to earn APY*  Square $300.00 custom cabs, granimmaculate home features an open living room, stone-and-steel kitchen, rear patio garden, 2nd floor den, guest bedroom, ite tops, island w/ nicely sized hall bath and a master bedroom suite that occupies the 3rd floor and offers a covered, private deck. ATM card available seating & commercial grade appliances. Theater & 2 studies all on the main level. Master w/cathedral ceil Free Online Banking 1420 Locust Street 16M $294,500 ing, gas fireplace, walk in dressing room & custom  passFree Bill Payer Beautifully upgraded 1 bed condo. Spacious kitchen has white cabinets, tile back splash & beautiful granite counter. The master bath. Finished w/o basement w/full bath-room & sliding glass door to rear yard. through to the liv/dining room brings in the southern light from the large sliders and Juliet balcony. The bedroom new E-Statements  hasFree ….Realistically priced at $849,900 carpeting and 2 large closets while the spacious bathroom has a laundry closet and extra large vanity. cul MEMBER FDIC



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Passyunk Square house with excellent potential! Enter into a spacious living room, formal dining room and kitchen with a door to a patio. 2nd floor has a full bath with washer and dryer and 2 bedrooms with large closets. 3rd floor master suite has full bath and walk- in closet.

…...Realistically priced at $257,900



BR, 3.5 Bath w/2 FPs & 2 car gar loc on a wooded BR,4.5 bath w/in1.07 acre lot w/ ground pool & lake. Walking carriage house on MEMBER FDIC trails, wildlife, 1.6 acres. Gourmature landscape met kitchen w/ & privacy. Kitchen comm grade w/solid wood appls & butler's pantry. HW flooring t/o main floor. 3-season sunroom & cabs, peninsula & desk area. FR w/ custom built-ins & lg. basement for storage. Beautiful HW flooring t/o most FR w/stone FP. 1st floor laundry & 2 car att. garage. Large Master w/custom marble baths & 2 walk in dress- of this home. Views of the beautiful landscape & the ing rooms. Full, finished 3rd floor. Carriage House w/ 4 lake from most rooms. Walking distance to town & Wenonah Lake. Near Rt. 55. 30 Mins to Phila. car garage & apartment.

*Annual Percentage Yield (APY) effective as of November 20,2013. Interest Rates subject to change without notice. Perfectly proportioned 2-story home on a great block inreduce Graduate Hospital! Newer rehab offers earnings. hardwood floors throughout, separate dining area, great L-shaped kitchen, private decked-Savings Bank Deposits eat-in are accepted at theand discretion of Prudential

in patio garden. Two Spacious second floor bedrooms share a handsome 3-piece bath.

Beautiful 2nd floor townhouse w/23BR, 2 full baths & 1 car attached garage. LR w/ gas FP, recessed lights & sliders to private deck. DR w/ cathedral ceiling & 2 skylights. Eat-in kitchen w/newer appliances & 2 pantries. Master Suite w/lg. walk in closet, cathedral ceiling recessed lighting & private deck. Updated Master bath. Security & intercom systems. Community Pool. Close to houses of worship.

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2008 Mascher


Bala Cynwyd – 50 Belmont Ave #812 One Large Br Inspiring Views, Parking, Tennis Courts, Pool


Greys Ferry 1257 S 29th St Fully Renovated move in condition, Close to Graduate Hospital shopping center, Supermarket, Public Transit


Germantown – 4923 Germantown Ave Mixed Use Property with Long term Tenants


1020 S. Randolph St. Unique rehabbed 3BR/2BA multilevel home with all the city living has to offer


Old Kensington – 1747 N Mascher St 4BR/1.5BA within Wlaking Distance to trendy fishtown Ability to

2308 Madison Sq Historically Certified Home on a Quaint Block!


make it your own with Renovation

1213 Christian St 15’ Wide Home ready for Reno plus Huge buildable lot thru to Webster St (Currently has garage)


Roxborough – 6118 Lawnton St Just Listed!! Gorgeously updated 3BR home with Private Parking on Quiet Street


Roxborough/Manayunk - 554 Leverington Huge Single Home with 3 Car Parking 3BR/2BA, Hw throughout, Great Block


500 Admirals Way #210 Highly Upgraded 2BR + Den Deeded Courtyard Parking Space, Condo fee includes Parking, $489,000

Pool and Gym


708 S 2nd St #11B Stunning Gated Townhome in the Meredith School Catchment


Parkwood – 3308 Lester Rd Move Right into this Beautiful 3BR Home with Finished Basement and Parking, a Must See!!!


765 S 20th St A Gorgeous Townhouse with 2 Car Parking!


Old Kensington – 2400-4 N 9th St Multi Unit Property Currently generating good cash flow


North Central – 1728-30 W Tioga Well Maintained Investment Property in Temple Area, Very Large 4 Unit (quad) W/ 3BR/1BA in each! Large

NORTHERN LIBERTIES / NORTH PHILADELPHIA 974-76 N 5th St #1 1BR Right Sized Condo with Private Deck and Yard + Nice Finishes in a boutique Building 943 N Lawrence St Circa “1830” 3BR, Sitting Room, Living Room, Sep Dining, Kitchen W Skylights FP, C/A, WD Floors, Grdn and Parking 1010 N. Leithgow St Beautiful Historic 3BR/2BA, C/A, New Windows, New Roof, New Mechanics, HW Floors, Master Suite, Patio, FP 414 Olive St Unique double carriage house 2BR, Den, Custom Goumet Kit, Wood Flrs, Exp Stone, Brick Beams 213 W George St Quiet Block, 3BR/2.5BA Hardwood floors, Crown Molding, High Ceilings

$214,500 $399,000 $349,500


LR/DR Area, Great Income Producer

Fishtown – 2015 Martha St New Construction On Corner of Berges & Martha, Buyer has Opportunity to pick some Finishes! OPEN HOUSE 2-23 FROM 12-3:00 $339,900


East Oak Lane – 1301 W Chelten Ave 5BR/3.5BA Renovated Victorian Home with Original Character and Charm. Two Car Garage, Dual


AC/Heat, Study/Den, Beautiful outdoor Space



2201-3 N Front St Apt#3 Great Investment opportunity! Corner Property inc (3) 1 BR Apts, Catering Hall, New Roof New boiler All

5004 Florence Ave 4BR/1BA Straight out of HGTV Host’s Dream, orig details, 203K renovation, financing eligible


5131 Pine St Triplex: Live in One apt and let your tenants cover most of the mortgage. Totally renovated in 2007



utilities separate

Temple University- 1132 Nevada St. Newer construction- duplex in the heart of Temple off campus housing, high cap rate $389,999 Fishtown – 1124 Day St Townhome in Fishtown, 3BR/2 Full BA and 21/2 BA, Gated Community W/ 2 Car Parking

Mantua – 3953 Brown St Buildable Lot There are Currently 3 other lots avail on this same street get them while you can $12,000

Franklinville- 3408 N. 11th St. House need some work but has great potential as rental or1st time homebuyer or a FLIP North Phila – 3425 N Bodine 2BR/1BA Below Market Value and can be used as a starter home or a good buy for an Invester

$17,500 $37,000



Grays Ferry- 2501 Oakford St. Vacant WH with lots of potential for residential conversion, commercial use, warehouse or office space!

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Art Museum

tHe pHilAdelpHiAn 2401 pennsyLvania avenue

AcAdemy House 1420 Locust street 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, only ‘A’ unit with balcony in the building, open living and dining rooms, northeast city views, $539,900 1532 sf

Sun-soaked 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath with wonderful Art Museum and southwest city views, the kitchen is beautifully updated and there are wood floors in most of the home, 2017 sf $699,900

center city one 1326 spruce street

Society Hill

balcony, lots of natural light updated bathroom, 1137 sf 2/23 Open House 12:45- 1:15 $299,900

soaring ceiling heights, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, renovated kitchen and baths, wood floors, balcony, 1566 sf $579,900

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, south views,

pARc RIttenHOuSe


40 st. JAmes court

Multi-level townhouse condo with

centeR cIty One

1137 SF $299,900 2 BEDROOMS, 1 BATH wITH BALcONY 2/23 Open HOuse 12:45- 1:15

Rittenhouse Square

1 bedroom, wood floors, balcony, marble bath, excellent closet space, 765 sf

2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, wood floors,

$389,900 2 bedroom home with skyline views,

1830 rittenHouse squAre lots of natural light,updated eat-in kitchen, marble bath, beautiful original $639,900 building details, 1136 sf

tHe BArclAy

Corner 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom with

tHe wArwick 1701 Locust street

1 bedroom, on a high floor with marble-

pArc rittenHouse 225 s. 18th st.

Studio with hardwood floors, Juliet balcony over landscaped coutryard,marble bathroom and modern kitchen, 439 sf


2 bathroom with an open chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, formal dining room, lavish master suite, marble bathrooms, excellent closet space and two private balconies overlooking the building’s landscaped courtyard, 2080 sf 2/23 Open House 12- 12:30 $1,150,000

rittenHouse sAvoy 1810 rittenhouse square

1 bedroom, excellent closet space,

floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, marble $335,000 bath, 605 sf

floor-to-floor ceiling windows, panoramic $265,000 southern views, 712 sf 1 bedroom with south city views, floorto-ceiling windows, excellent natural light and an open living room/dining $267,500 room, 700 sf 1 bedroom, wood floors, floor to ceiling windows with breathtaking river views, potential investment opportunity, 700 sf


Independence plAce

Sun-soaked loft style 1 bedroom,

penn’s lAnding squAre 130 spruce street 1 bedroom, recently updated open kitchen, new wood floors in living room, beautifully appointed bathroom, W/D, parking space included, 915 sf $329,900



2 bedrooms, 2 baths, open renovated kitchen, new baths, wood floors, penthouse floor, lots of natural light, 1146 sf $469,900

that literally sits atop The Square, updated kitchen and baths. wood floors and lots of natural light, 1231 sf $769,900

Washington Square

wAnAmAker House 2020 WaLnut street

1 bedroom, bay windows, open kitchen, great closet space, 700 sf


2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, floor-to-ceiling bay windows, eat-in-kitchen, generous entertaining space, with parking, 1198 sf

$499,900 Meticulous 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome with custom finishes and

features including a cook’s kitchen and custom baths, completely renovated throughout, 1300 sf $649,900

3 bedroom (coverted from a 2 bedroom + studio), 3 bathroom with home

office, eat-in kitchen with French doors, generous entertaining space, bay windows boasting south and east views, 1746 sf 2/23 Open House 1:30- 2:00 $669,900

Studio on a high floor with excellent

tHe dorcHester 226 W. rittenhouse sq.

natural light and an open floor plan, 461 sf $179,900

tenhouse Square with a private balcony

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom overlooking Rit-

independence plAce 241 s. 6th street

Corner, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths with renovated open kitchen, beautifully appointed baths, balcony and wood floors 1173 sf $519,900

220 w. wAsHington squAre Entire floor home with 3 bedrooms

and 3 baths, 360 degree views including Washington Square, chef’s kitchen, large formal living and dining rooms, lavish master suite, parking and storage spaces included, 3720 sf $1,995,000

tHe Ayer 210 W Washington square Magnificent showplace combined from two homes with 4 bedrooms and 5.5 baths, generous entertaining space, an expanded Bulthaup kitchen, oversized windows and high ceilings, panoramic Washington Square and city views, hardwood floors and custom lighting and closets throughout, 2 parking and storage spaces included, 4476 sf $3,995,000

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bath, custom kitchen, wood floors, 712 $399,900 sf

Spacious 2 bedroom plus home office,

22 s Front street

p h i l a d e l p h i a w e e k l y. c o m I

original building details including high ceilings and oversized windows as well as high-end modern features such as an open chef’s kitchen, there are custom stained glass windows throughout and lots of natural light, 1900 sf $1,295,000

fully furnished, Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, washer/ dryer, marble bath, 829 sf $519,900 2 bedroom home converted to a custom 1 bedroom plus den, 2 baths, furnished, designer finishes and features, open floor plan, luxurious master suite, southern views, 1079 sf $885,000

society Hill towers 200-220 Locust street

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