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PhillyNOW 7 Special K Kensington “originals” recall a neighborhood’s pride.

8 Helping Hands Should welfare recipients undergo mandatory drug testing? ARTs & CulTuRe 22 Calendar PW ’s picks for the week. fOOd 25 Killer Bee’s Tyson Bee’s is the food-truck equivalent of crack.

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Kensington “originals” keep neighborhood pride alive. In Philly, the word “Kensington” means crime, drugs and poverty. In other words: trash. The neighborhood is routinely described as “teeming with drugs and prostitution” by the Philadelphia Inquirer. The neighborhood’s rep got even worse last year when the Kensington Strangler terrorized residents for more than three months. By the time a DNA hit in the statewide system led to the arrest of 22-year-old Antonio Rodriguez in January, three women were dead.

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Now, it’s been three months since the arrest. Reporters and cameras are long gone. The extra police presence, which many residents argue never existed to begin with, is gone, too. “Same old shit,” says 40-year-old Karen Quick over a beer at a recent get-together of old friends who grew up in Kensington before the word itself became a curse. Same old shit means that the intersection of Kensington Avenue and Somerset Street is still one of the city’s most notorious openair drug markets and prostitutes strolling the seedy strip beneath the El are still regularly beaten, choked and raped. “You won’t hear about it in the news but

It’s a recent Saturday night and the first official Kenzo Pride event is going down at the Crazy Leprechaun, owned by Antipuna in the past and now run by another “original Kenzo.” Inside, young men in Phillies caps smile and exchange tough-guy headlock hugs. DJ Too Tuff—an internationally renowned turntablist who grew up in Kensington— pumps old-school hip-hop to a crowd of 60 or so people. Shirts emblazoned with “Kenzo Pride” and “K&A,” local shorthand for the intersection of Kensington and Allegheny avenues, are on sale behind the bar. A woman’s crying. It’s Heather Barton. “Oh my God,” she says. “This is one of my friends’ sons! I haven’t seen him in 10 years!” Barton gestures at a sweet-faced boy with a neck tattoo who smiles sheepishly. All over the bar, similar shrieks of recognition are followed by hugs and backslapping. Nearby, Ed C. Martin Sr., sporting a Jim Thome Phillies jersey, leans against the wall sipping a beer. “Original Kenzo,” he says by way of introduction. “Hope & Allegheny.” Martin says he sees a difference in the community since the Strangler. “We’re watching out for each other more,”

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people are dying down here every day,” says “original Kenzo” Ericka Harris-Dougherty, 39, at the get-together at Crazy Leprechaun, a bar in Port Richmond. “But [the problem’s not] Kensington—it’s the people coming down here for the drugs.” “When we grew up we took pride in our streets and neighborhood. Next thing you know drug dealers came here and pushed us out,” adds Joan Samacicia, 39. “I had three kids. I had to move because I found [drug paraphernalia] in our backyard.” It’s a common story. These days there’s a sort of Kenzo diaspora. “Everyone lives everywhere,” she says. One thing has changed in the wake of the Strangler: An emerging Kenzo Pride movement, fueled by self-declared original Kenzos is taking hold. They say they won’t let their self-respect—or memories—die along with the neighborhood. It seems strange that a renaissance of Kensington pride is the direct result of being terrorized by a serial killer, but that’s how it happened.

says Martin. With a 19-year-old female relative struggling with drugs out on the Avenue while the Strangler was on the loose, the threat was personal. “She could have been next,” he says. “She’s in rehab now.” Martin gestures at a poster on the wall with R.I.P. messages scribbled in marker around a picture of Billy McCue. “We’re actually watching out for each other right here,” he says. A few weeks ago, McCue was killed by a hit-and-run while out celebrating his 20th birthday. He was the son of original Kenzos, who friends say are both deceased. Proceeds from the door and Tshirt sales are going to surviving family. “That’s my best friend’s son,” Martin says, nodding. “We always took care of our own.” Pulling together is both about pride and practicality: Residents who can’t or otherwise didn’t take part in the exodus feel left on their own to survive in the new Kensington. “People in this neighborhood, if they’re not exploitable, they’re expendable,” says Cheri Honkala, the party’s most famous attendee. Honkala is a longtime Philly activist whose current run for the Sheriff’s Office is never mentioned without the accompanying facts that she has been arrested somewhere between 80 and 200 times and is the mother of Mark Webber, a Hollywood director and actor. “We realize that city services don’t include us, have never included us,” says Honkala, sipping a Heineken Light. While she’s talking, a guy yells goodnaturedly at a group of giggling girls, “If you only got one baby-daddy, you ain’t a Kenzo!” The joke is typical of the night and of the Facebook group. While the inside jokes play off the caricature of a Kenzo as a toothless drug addict, there’s a fine line: they’re understandably defensive about it to outsiders. “Most of us Kenzos are sane and have teeth,” declares a woman who sidles up next to Antipuna at the bar. To that, Richie promptly flicks a bridge out of his mouth, wiggles his tongue through the gap and gives the thumbs up. “He made the Facebook group right?” the woman asks. “I’m up all night because of this sonofabitch! I’m K.P.A.! Kensington Pride Addicted!” Now everyone starts talking about the Facebook group, how much fun it is to remember the old days. “What Richie did was bring our memories back,” chimes in another woman. Antipuna relays an anecdote. Recently, he chatted with a friend’s teenage son. “I [asked], where do you live? What area is this?” says Antipuna. The kid responded, “North Philly.” “Kensington’s dying,” says Antipuna. “They don’t even call it Kensington anymore.” n

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Ain’t that Rich: Antipuna says drugs may have forced “original Kenzos” out of their homes, but they can’t kill their pride.

tragedy regularly going down in Kensington would not be tolerated anywhere else in the city. Then the group was mysteriously shut down. So last month, at the urging of friends, Antipuna started a new group called “Kenzo Pride.” With more than 2,800 members and growing daily, the group’s wall is a digital high school reunion, party line and repository for Kenzo in-jokes: A Kenzo dustpan is a ripped-up cereal box; Kenzo shrimp are hard pretzels dipped in ketchup; and so on. Antipuna says the Facebook group is just the beginning of the Kensington Pride movement, which he’s promoting from all angles: Along with his creative partner, Heather Barton, Antipuna hosts The Richie Antipuna Show, a hyperlocal video magazine produced in partnership with Woodshop Films. He also hosts Live Talk with Richie Antipuna on BlogTalk Radio online. Antipuna says he’s even in talks to run for City Council on the Green Party ticket. He’s also taking it upon himself to establish April 22 as official Kensington Pride Day—chosen as a reference to the retro phrase scribbled in high school yearbooks: “You’re 2 good 2 be 4-gotten.” “Kensington isn’t a place [anymore],” muses Antipuna. “It’s a state of mind.” “Most of the people in Kenzo Pride don’t live in Kensington anymore,” concedes Antipuna, who grew up at A Street and Allegheny Avenue but lives in Port Richmond with his wife and children. “They live in Jersey, the Far Northeast, but they’re still hanging on to their Kenzo Pride. That’s what it’s all about.”


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tion of marijuana—so getting a medical marijuana law passed in Pennsylvania is a priority for the PhillyNORML crew. Finally, a bit of levity: “Smoke-out at the Liberty Bell,” Goldstein half-jokes, as the conversation switches over to 4/20—National Pot Smoking Day. “There are some local glass blowers who’ll give us [pipes] to raffle off [at 4/20 events]—you know, they’re for tobacco only,” Goldstein deadpans. Not a single speck of weed has been lit over the course of the 90-minute meeting. Disappointing, maybe. But not as disap-

pointing as the fact that there was nary a mention of one of the most persuasive arguments out there—one recently adopted by NORML—for the end of marijuana prohibition: That legalization can and should be looked at as a civil rights issue. A spate of recent studies—including the 2010 report Targeting Blacks for Marijuana, prepared by New York-based Marijuana Arrest Research Project—confirm that around the country, blacks and Hispanics are disproportionately arrested for pot possession compared with whites, even though whites use marijuana at a higher rate.

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Director Rob Dougherty, shaggy haired Secretary Derek Rosenzweig, and neatly dressed Communications Director Chris Goldstein (who looks more like a lawyer, or maybe a detective, than your average weed activist) apprise attendees of the status and minutiae of medical marijuana bills on the table in Pennsylvania and elsewhere around the country. It’s not the most enthralling discussion, but it’s a necessary one. NORML has long considered the widespread acceptance of medical marijuana the clearest path to its ultimate goal—across-the-board legaliza-

It’s a Thursday night in early April, and two dozen or so people are huddled around a table inside West Philly’s anarchist community center A-Space talking about weed. It’s the bi-monthly open meeting of the local chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)—the leading brand in the legalization movement—and the only thing hanging in the air is the smell of serious business. Medical marijuana dominates the first half of the conversation as bearded, ponytailed PhillyNORML Executive

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A recent PW story explored the 4-to-1 racial disparity in pot arrests in Philadelphia: Of the 4,904 adults picked up for marijuana possession in 2010, only 813 were white and nearly all the rest were black. The story also explored the potentially devastating consequences of just one minor weed charge on communities of color: No loans, no public assistance, no public housing, no jobs. Legalization, some in the article argued, is the only way to eradicate this tool of racial discrimination. And much like the medical marijuana argument has gained ground by appealing to people’s sense of compassion toward the sick and terminally ill, a legalization strategy framed within the context of civil rights could possibly convert the anti-legalization crowd by appealing to their sense of social justice. That any perceived harm from marijuana use is far outweighed by the potential longlasting harm that comes from possession arrests. Public opinion shifts, elected officials take notice, pro-legalization bills are more easily passed, and everyone is free to spark up in peace. On paper, it actually seems feasible. But there’s a big problem: PhillyNORML is too white. There are hardly any minority voices within the organization that can help make such a case. All of its leaders are white. Most of its members and regular volunteers are white. At tonight’s A-Space meeting, only two black people dropped by; for one, it was her first NORML meeting. Unfortunately, that’s the norm for NORML. “We’ll have a few AfricanAmericans come to our meetings and events from time to time, but then we never hear from them again,” says PhillyNORML secretary Derek Rosenzweig. And it’s not just the Philadelphia chapter. Allen St. Pierre, NORML’s executive director, estimates that only about 10 percent of NORML’s roughly 15,000 dues-paying members are nonwhite. “I’d be shocked if it was any more than that,” he says over the phone from the organization’s Washington, D.C., headquarters. St. Pierre says that every one of NORML’s seven-person staff is white, and adds that the same goes for the leadership at most of NORML’s 150-plus chapters around the country. He recalls one NORML conference in the ’90s that drew about 500 people, “but I counted no more than five black people there.” Things haven’t gotten a whole lot better since then, he notes. “It’s a big problem.”

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and the absence of minorities within the organization has created the perception that PhillyNORML is primarily working to ensure that the white pot smokers of the world can get high without worry. Oftentimes, it appears that NORML isn’t keen on straying from its comfort

zone, where its traditional base of young white college kids hang—local events and outreach usually go down in University City, Fishtown, Old City, Rittenhouse Square (at PW’s annual Concerts in the Park, for example), and even Warminster, where they’re holding a bowling fundraiser on Saturday. But seldom do they happen in predominantly black locales like North Philly (except for at Temple) or Southwest Philly. PhillyNORML events often feature musical acts, but typically they’re jam bands or psychedelic rock bands. Less often do they feature hip-hop, R&B or other genres that draw people of color. Reps from the local chapter insist they’ve tried to set up hip-hop shows, but have often run into unforeseen logistical problems—shows “fall through,” or they find that venues around town charge double or triple for insurance premiums if a hip-hop act is on the bill. Whatever the reason, PhillyNORML hasn’t been able to capture the people most affected by the war on weed. At its inception in 1970, NORML’s membership was predominantly white because at the time it was much easier for whites to publicly advocate marijuana legalization without repercussions than minorities. Since then, St. Pierre admits, outreach has taken a backseat to NORML’s consuming lobbying efforts, such as the medical marijuana fight, which has swallowed up most of the group’s limited resources (including their annual budget of less than $1 million) over the past 20 years. St. Pierre says the organization focused on medical marijuana because “that’s what we had to do.” His analogy is “Churchill in World War II saying, ‘Yeah, I’ll go fight Rommel in the desert,’ and they said, ‘Why? You don’t have to.’ And Churchill said, ‘Because we need to win somewhere. We’re losing everywhere.’ Medical marijuana has been the means to establish a toehold to turn prohibition around.” PhillyNORML likewise cites a lack of money and manpower. “There’s a lot of ground to cover out here,” says Goldstein. “It’s a big city. We do the best we can. As a nonprofit volunteer organization with less than $10,000 a year, we can only do as much as our resources allow.” Dougherty acknowledges that it’s difficult to argue the civil-rights angle when those most affected by marijuana prohibition aren’t engaged in the fight. “People of color are the ones mainly being arrested for these crimes,” he says after the meeting. “So they need to be out on the streets with us marching against this and being vocal about it … It can’t be just a bunch of white people that’s gonna get [legalization] done.” Once busted for pot possession during a stop-and-frisk in Philly, Dougherty also recognizes that the effort to draw in people of color, or to even talk about legalization as a civil-rights issue, is exceedingly difficult given the perception, fair or not, that NORML is just looking out for whites. And while Dougherty concedes that NORML could put more effort into outreach—“We can definitely do more …we

need to get involved in those areas of the city”—he also says activism is a two-way street. “We can only reach out so much— there’s got to be a hand on the other side to reach out to.” St. Pierre agrees on both fronts. “We are shooting ourselves in the foot eternally if we do not do this minority outreach.” But, he adds, they “must be willing to reach out to NORML, too. “To stick your head in the firing line, you could lose your family, your profession, your freedom, all of those things. But for true reform to happen, the aggrieved have to make self-sacrifices. The minority community has to take responsibility and have the courage to step up and become engaged in their own liberation. It’s astounding how much reform has already happened with so little resources. If we could even get one percent of minority cannabis users in this country to put some skin in the game, we could win this pretty easily.”

And minorities do appear

reluctant to join one of the biggest civil-rights issues facing them. As much as NORML hasn’t reached out to them, they haven’t shown much interest in publicly advocating for legalization, either. The biggest impediment? Fear of becoming even more of a target for harassment or arrest than they already are. “I think that maybe a lot of white people forget that it’s a privilege to be able to come out and say publicly, ‘I smoke weed and this is something I feel should be able to do.’ You can’t really do that when you’re black,” says “Frida,” a 21-year-old Drexel student and one of the two non-white people at the PhillyNORML meeting (she requested anonymity). “Hell no!” says a 34-year-old black man and proud weed smoker, waiting for a bus near Ridge and Cecil B. Moore avenues, when asked if he’d fight for his right to toke. “They’ll come knockin’ at my door and lock my ass up!” he says, looking over at his friend and laughing. Lesra, a 22-year-old Drexel student and aspiring rapper who says he’s been stopped-and-frisked countless times since he was 14, says, “Black people don’t protest weed laws ’cause we don’t fuck with cops.” Another issue, says Linn Washington—a Temple journalism professor who has written extensively about the war on weed and is an advocate of marijuana legalization—is that Philly’s minority community leaders lack the will to encourage the cause of legalization to their constituents. He points to the vilification of Alice Huffman, president of the California NAACP, who last year endorsed California’s pro-legalization Proposition 19 ballot initiative (which ultimately failed to pass) on the grounds that it was a civil-rights issue. She was then blasted by anti-legalization forces, particularly the black church. “It is a ridiculous thought to advocate for blacks to stay high … how do you educate an intoxicated mind?” Bishop Ron Allen, president of the International Faith Based Coalition and

one of Huffman’s fiercest critics, told NPR last year. “Who wants to be vilified for this?” says Washington. “Society has pushed this discussion of marijuana prohibition to the fringes of the public debate, so anybody who brings [legalization] up is seen as some sort of radical or just an outright nut. Many of these leaders—whether elected or appointed or self-presumed—are so timid when it comes to this issue. They’d rather go along to get along.” And then there’s the curious case of Ed Forchion, better known around these parts as “NJWeedman,” which illustrates a gulf in tactics that exists between NORML and some in the black community. For the better part of a decade, Forchion was the loudest, most visible black weed activist in South Jersey and Philly (if not the nation)— a cult hero of sorts that people took to calling the “Superhero of the Potheads.” A one-time long-haul trucker and unrepentant cross-country weed smuggler, Forchion was busted by Camden County cops in 1997 with 40 pounds of marijuana and faced 20 years in jail. For three years, he tried to wiggle his way out of the charges, waging a public battle against the state of New Jersey and the nation’s marijuana laws. Along the way, he formed the one-man Legalize Marijuana Party and unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. House and the New Jersey General Assembly. Finally, in 2000, he took a plea deal, served 17 months, and was paroled on the condition that he wouldn’t publicly advocate the use of marijuana. Forchion promptly filmed and aired a series of pro-weed commercials on local TV and got tossed back in prison, where he filed a writ of habeas corpus (styled after Martin Luther King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”) claiming he’d been unlawfully imprisoned for exercising his right to free speech. A federal judge agreed and sprung him after five months. Forchion, now 46, then started smoking weed regularly in front of the Liberty Bell and other public places to protest marijuana laws—he’s been arrested over 30 times—and then split three years ago for Los Angeles, where he currently operates a weed dispensary called the Liberty Bell Temple and runs two growing operations. Last year, during a visit home he got busted in Mt. Holly, N.J. with a pound of weed in his trunk. He’s awaiting a court date this summer, where he intends to once again put weed laws on trial as part of his defense. But he won’t be calling NORML for support. “I reached out to NORML so many times, but they never wanted any part of me,” says Forchion over the phone. “I needed their help when I was fighting these stupid-ass laws, and I tried to get involved with what they were doing and bring all my supporters to them, but I was never accepted.” Forchion says NORML founder Keith Stroup has called him a “joke” and a “loser,” telling him that his antics helped set the marijuana reform movement back. “I was basing my protests on civil


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All you really need to celebrate 4/20—the holiest of weed holidays—is a few friends to puff with, some soft grass to lay on and, of course, some primo vegetation to inhale. Actually, though nice, the friends and the soft grass are optional. But if you’re looking for something a touch more “formal” to help mark the day, there’s a few things going on around town. Note: Some of these events are on the down-low, so you might have to do a bit of extra work on your own to get all the details. Is there a more perfectly named band for today’s festivities than Gangstagrass? The New York City combo blends bluegrass textures (banjo, fiddle and dobro) with raw hip-hop beats, scratching and the dynamic, emotional flow of Bronx rapper T.O.N.E-z. It’s actually a lot better, and a lot less gimmicky, than you might imagine. And you’ve probably already heard at least one of their tunes—“Long Hard Times to Come” is the (Emmy-nominated) theme to the FX series Justified. We can picture fans of stoner-favorite G. Love being way into these guys. 8pm, $8. M Room, 15 W. Girard Ave. 215.739.5577. mroomphilly.com Over at Philly’s awesomely radical/anarchist, volunteer-run bookstore Wooden Shoe, things seem to start with Noam Chomsky and go progressively more left from there. In other words, don’t expect to find W.’s Decision Points on sale (unless there’s a copy with the word “dickhead” scrawled on every page). Wooden Shoe is always a presence at PhillyNORML’s annual Cannabis March down South Street, and the local chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws tells us they plan to send someone over to Wooden Shoe sometime today to celebrate 4/20 by educating your baked ass about various weed issues. Call Wooden Shoe to make sure that it’s still on (c’mon, you know anarchists don’t always stick to plans and schedules), and what time that’s going down (don’t just assume it starts at 4:20 p.m.). Wooden Shoe Books, 704 South St. 215.413.0999. woodenshoebooks.com

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disobedience, like Malcolm X and Martin Luther King did,” Forchion argues. “I took it as a civil-rights argument from the very beginning, and NORML never talked about it like that until recently.” When asked about Forchion, Dougherty smiles. It’s obvious he’s got at least some admiration for the Weedman’s cojones, but he sticks to the party line. “NORML’s official policy is no civil disobedience. We have to go through the system.” St. Pierre isn’t quite so diplomatic. “The problem is, [Forchion’s] the wrong voice. He wanted to legally change his name to ‘Just A Nigga.’ How embarrassing is that to the black community? … Unfortunately he’s scared the bejeezus out of people from Newark to Philly because he’s a loose cannon … that nobody wants to get close to. “From an activist point of view he’s a negative force,” St. Pierre continues. “He’s not a credible change agent … Repulsing and turning off the body politic may feel good, and I’ve been there, I’ve done it. But in the end, we want results.” But Prof. Washington, who’s written about Forchion’s exploits over the years, thinks NORML missed a golden opportunity to connect with the black community. “Some of the things Ed’s done are totally outrageous … but he was getting attention for the cause,” says Washington. “When Ed was going through his things, NORML wouldn’t support him. That was totally absurd. That was an occasion where a little bit of togetherness could have advanced the ball. But NORML didn’t take advantage of it and it’s really hurt them. Yes, you need some people to take a quieter approach, but you need different people doing different things as long as they’re all working toward a common goal.” Forchion still keeps tabs on PhillyNORML from 3,000 miles away. He’s not averse to offering them some tips on how to attract Philly’s minority community to help advance the legalization effort. “Get local rappers on board to make songs about PhillyNORML—they’ll do it. Go on local black radio and talk about weed. Go around and put up signs,” he advises. “They’re small, they’re all volunteers … what they really should do is just hire a black person to … be a liaison to North Philly and places like that.” Can linking up with a rapper really convince minorities to join the fray? “It could end up cheesy, but if you get someone like Wiz Khalifa or the Roots to mention NORML in a song, maybe people will Google ’em,” says Jimmy, a 23-year-old African-American Temple student who says he’s stopped all the time in North Philly by cops looking for weed. And with PhillyNORML already so strapped for cash, where would funds to hire people come from? Dougherty laughs when asked if they can get money from NORML. But St. Pierre says a lifeline may be on the way in the form of the tentatively dubbed “Minority Marijuana Project” that NORML intends to roll out in 2012. Details are still to be hammered out, but St. Pierre says modest funds could be made available to individual chapters’ outreach efforts.

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way. Spurred by the 2010 report Targeting Blacks for Marijuana, Goldstein crunched the 2009 Philadelphia pot possession arrest numbers from the Pennsylvania Uniform Crime Reporting System database and when he discovered the 4-to-1 disparity in black vs. white arrests he took those numbers to city officials. “I spent hours meeting with the deputy mayor, the police department, the district attorney, all to help the people who are getting arrested,” says Goldstein. The data persuaded District Attorney Seth Williams to create Philadelphia’s Small Amounts of Marijuana (SAM) diversion program last June. It mandates that anyone busted with 30 grams or less of weed gets the option of a $200 fine and a three-hour treatment class in lieu of a court date and possible prison time. “That’s a tangible change we’ve gone through this year,” says Goldstein. But he concedes there is more work to be done. “I wish there were more African-Americans that were more regularly a part of our organization. The door is open here at PhillyNORML. But no matter what anybody thinks, what the perceptions are, we’re going to keep working to stop people, all people, from getting arrested. Do you have to be black in order to try to change the system to make it better for black people? No. The end game here is to legalize marijuana for everybody.” n

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Prom trash 420 The Dumpsta Players know prom is wasted on the young. And the sober. So for the past 15 years, DJ K-Tell and his rotating ensemble of gender-bending thespians have been celebrating this annual rite of passage, sans prama, keeping it real and hauling this socalled institution into the gutter. During its competition to crown the next prom queen, hair might get pulled and drinks tossed, but the topsy-turvy world they create in the cozy confines of South Street’s venerable dive bar is far more welcoming and hilarious than the genuine article, allowing nerds, sluts, sissies and, well, just plain freaks to strut their stuff. The ensemble’s mix of karaoke, cheap beer and drag encourages audience participation, so get sloppy drunk, heckle, or unleash your inner diva and vie for the title. This year, the event coincides with the stoner day of observance, which provides its theme. Support the environment by going green. raYMOND siMON 10pm. $1.99. Bob & Barbara’s Lounge, 1509 South St. 215.545.4511. dumpstaplayers.org

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Iron & Wine Upon his emergence nearly a decade ago, folk troubadour Sam Beam, better known as Iron & Wine, single-handedly made big bushy beards cool for indie kids. And then those freshly minted beardos started dressing like farmers, discovered their inner agrarian, and began growing asparagus on their rooftops. And then they bought Priuses and eco-friendly light bulbs. And then virtually every major corporation jumped on board the burgeoning green movement. Therefore, yes: Iron & Wine has quite literally helped save the earth. So if you haven’t yet checked out Beam’s magnificent tunes—which have evolved from the whispery acoustic fare of his first album to the richly orchestrated and assertive country-rock of his new Kiss Each Other Clean—you owe him at least that. M.a.G. 8:30pm. $29.50. With the Low Anthem. Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St. electricfactory.info

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2nd Annual Kenzinger Challenge To think of Fishtown is to conjure images of the city’s hippest domain, but the very name of the neighborhood suggests that something else swam beneath the current long before the cool kids floated to the surface: behold the mighty shad. Now in its third year, Shadfest is a celebration of the riverfront’s ecological past and present, and these river herrings have spawned a great party. Local bands rock the mainstage all day, featuring headliners Black Landlord. Nibbles are available from vendors including Johnny Brenda’s, which offers a hickory smoked version of the celebrated fish. But the highlight for Shadfest is the 2nd Annual Kenzinger Challenge, a scavenger hunt that has participants sleuth around neighborhood bars and breweries. Hunters piece together information on the history of imbibing and participate in beer-themed activities, like Beer Boot Camp at Philadelphia Brewing Company. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Penn Treaty Park. MiCaela hester Noon-3pm. $25. Penn Treaty Park. 215.287.3492. fishtownshadfest.com

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Grails Grails are nomadic wanderers of the psychedelic continum. Reaching the peak of Flower Traveling Band/Amon Düül-inspired flashback-heavy-rock with Doomsdayer’s

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elieve it or not, sitting in your underwear watching The Simpsons and eating Cheetos may actually be a pretty intellectual pastime. As part of the Philly Science Festival, physics professor Dr. Paul Halpern will be discussing what you can learn about global warming, cloning, Sir Isaac Newton’s laws of motion, robots, evolution and the universe from the longest-running animated series. Halpern has also written a book on the subject, so you can be sure he knows his shit. If you recall the episode in which Bart finds a three-eyed fish in the river near Mr. Burns’ power plant, or the one where Lisa creates a perpetual motion machine, this may not come as a huge surprise. But did you know that several of the show’s writers hold scientific Ivy League degrees and often slip obscure mathematical theorems into episodes? See if you can spot one the next time you tune in.

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Femi Kuti needed strong shoulders to bear the mantle of his father Fela Kuti after his ’97 death. No worries. He has not only upheld his father’s legacy but pushed that jazzy afrobeat sound in new poppier directions while incorporating other rhythmic influences such as Latin and Carribean music. With his fifth solo disc, Africa for Africa, the 49-year old Femi releases his finest album to date. Bristling with political outrage (“Bad Government”) and furious grooves (“Make We Remember”), it honors afrobeat’s musical spirit while settling into Femi’s uniquely smoother, more soulful, dubby jams. Unlike past albums that pandered to American hip-hop or his genetic

9pm. $30-$53. With DJ Ruder1. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. worldcafelive.com

Frank Zappa got it right when he referred to Steve Vai’s style as “stunt guitar,” and up to a point, Brandon Seabrook champions that strain of metalloid virtuosity (e.g., “Black Sheep Squadron”). But on 2010’s Seabrook Power Plant and the new Seabrook Power

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True story: The last time I saw veteran Scottish post-rock/space-rock outfit Mogwai—at the Troc about two years ago—they were playing an especially spectacular version of their sprawling “Mogwai Fear Satan” and a guy standing in front of me at the back of the room was jumping up and down, shouting “Yeah! YEAH!” every few moments. And then, right as Mogwai did one of its patented turn-on-a-dime, jet-engine-roar-to-youcan-hear-a-pin-drop dynamic shifts, the guy turned to his friend and shouted, “Oh my God, this song makes me wanna jerk off!” Everyone heard it. Everyone cracked up. But they probably understood. Perhaps there’s more orgasmic aural delights in store tonight as Mogwai returns to town behind their awesomely titled Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will. MiChael alaN GOlDberG

Plant II, the guitarist fucks with our heads by playing much of his crazy-impossible music on banjo (e.g., “Lamborghini Helicopter,” “I’m Too Good for You,” “Sacchetto Mal D’Aria,” “Forcep Protection”). The extraordinary sonic color, rhythmic daredevilry and sheer filth coming from Seabrook’s instruments can be downright alarming—if someone can explain what is happening at 1:15 on “Kush Lamps Ablaze,” please do. Drummer/ brother Jared Seabrook and bassist Tom Blancarte help keep it fun. Catch ’em live and you’re surely in for it. DaviD r. aDler

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Black Pride Week Philadelphia Black Gay Pride is kicking off its annual Black Pride celebration this week, starting off the events with the Mr. and Miss Philadelphia Black Gay Pride Pageant. Hosted by extraordinary illusionist and MC Rayceen Pendarvis (who has been in demand at more than her fair share of black gay pride events in the past), the event will feature a dance competition organized by the Smoke, Lilies and Jade Arts Initiative, whose mission is to honor the stories of HIV-positive gay, lesbian and bisexual African-Americans. And this is only the prelude to a week-long fest that includes a Thug Divas mini-ball, fashion show, BYOB bowling and spoken-word poetry performances. For tonight, however, sit back and watch Philly’s finest Black Pride contestants strut their stuff and do their little turn on the catwalk. triShUla patEl 6pm. $15-$20. Gershman Hall, Levitt Auditorium, 401 S. Broad St. 877.4977247. phillyblackpride.org

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Rising from the dead is what Easter is all about, right? Start your undead evening at the TLA this year with Rainbow Destroyer—a live performance sure to get the skin moving on all zombies. After roaming in and out of the participating South Street bars, return to the TLA at 10 p.m. for The Rigor Mortis Review, a zombie burlesque show. Prizes will be awarded for best zombie. Not sure what to wear? Rip up some old clothes and get to the TLA early where face painting will be done for $10. Want to skip all the pre/post excitement and just get your zombie drink on? Then drag your dead self into Tattooed Mom, Lickety Split, Copabanana or the Legendary Dobbs to mingle with fellow zombies. BrENDa hillEGaS

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“You go to a cabaret hoping for some variety— it’s not like a concert, or something with a uniform theme. And something like the periodic table is perfect to get at that variety,” says Sam Kean, author of New York Times best-seller The Disappearing Spoon. The familiar banner of organized elements is at the center of his book, and it is Kean’s mission to show “how the periodic table intersects with war, medicine, art.” He succeeds with the skill of a maestro, both on the page and off. As part of the Philadelphia Science Fest, Kean rolls into town with Sam Kean’s Science Cabaret, offering chemical spectacles set to thrill a live audience. He drops science with razzle dazzle, but the performances are rooted in fact, not trickery. “We won’t be out to put anything over on anyone,” he says, although even the most jaded bright young things are sure to be awed. MicaEla hEStEr 6-8pm. $15. Chemical Heritage Foundation, 315 Chestnut St. 215.925.2222. chemheritage.org

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G. Calvin Weston’s Wail Ever since he came on the scene in the late ’70s (at age 17) with Ornette Coleman’s Prime Time, Philly drummer G. Calvin Weston has demanded attention. His radical stylistic openness has gained him gigs with the likes of John Lurie, Tricky, James Carter, James Blood Ulmer, Marc Ribot and Vernon Reid, among others. In this four-week Tuesday residency, Weston has mixed it up with his reunited Big Tree ensemble, fellow Prime Time alum Jamaaladeen Tacuma with guitarist Jef Lee Johnson, and trumpeter John Swana with the group Flying Colours. He’ll finish up with jazz-metal mania courtesy of Wail, with Stinking Lizaveta members Yanni and Alexi Papadopoulos (guitar/bass), plus keyboard man Brian Marsella. D.r.a. 10pm. Triumph Brewing Company, 175 Chestnut St. 215.625.0855. triumphbrewing.com to n y wa r d

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Holiday (2008), Deep Politics (2011) finds the Portland-based quartet fully penetrating the sonically tranquil cult-sex psych-zone they’ve only previously tickled. One recent promo video featured footage by French softcore mystic-porn director Just Jaeckin as the band’s smooth soundscape complimented the slow-burning, mannequin-fondling erotica. British 12-string guitarist-composer James Blackshaw, whose last two albums appeared on Swans-founder Michael Gira’s Young God label, is repeatedly billed as a flag-bearer for the neo-Takoma aesthetic. But while John Fahey aspired to orchestral grandeur with just six-strings, Blackshaw’s epic arrangements delightfully implement classical instrumentation. Elliott Sharp

Slam Nation By now, you know all about Story Slams; the great tale-hashing competitions that have been going down in bars and coffee shops all around the nation. You could call Slam Nation the super bowl of Story Slams, the final ‘Grand Slam,’ if you will, that will separate the mere fabricators from the master raconteurs. Story tellers from all over the country will be competing under the night’s theme: “Worldly Possessions,” in an all-out warfare to determine the “best story slammer in the nation,” or, as we like to put it, “Best Dinner Party Guest.” Included in the line-up is two-time Moth Grand Slam champion Adam Wade; This American Life’s Elna Baker and Michele Carlo of SMITH magazine. The competition is part of PIFA and is presented by

Straight and Butch

owadays, Butch Cordora thinks of himself as a conceptual artist. Come to think of it, that’s not a bad way to describe someone who’s been an actor, host of his own talk show and the brains behind “Bulge,” the Bike Stop’s notorious underwear-only night. In between those pursuits, he also devoted nearly three years to what may be his most audacious project yet: persuading 12 handsome straight guys to strip naked and pose with him for his 2009 calendar, Straight & Butch. If you missed it, don’t worry. Butch documented the entire experience, and will screen clips at tonights DVD coming-out party. The interviews and behind-the-scenes footage reveal much better than the photographs how sweet, awkward and goofily charming the whole enterprise was. Mr. August—Gervase Peterson of Survivor fame—jokes, “I can’t believe Butch got a woody. Can you believe that? Over me!” raYMoND SiMoN Mon., April 25, 9pm. Free. National Mechanics, 22 S. Third St. phillygaycalendar.com


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What it lacked in spicy appearance it made up for in its flower-petal layering of flavors. Another pearl-rice dish, barbecued lemDoggie style: The O.G. Dog is buried beneath a protective layer of ongrass pork, paradoxically looked as if it would be hotter, Korean barbeque short rib, cabbage and kimchee. but was the sweeter of the two. The meat here was prepared with the kind of technique that makes food-truck dining such a treat: The flat grill’s surface had charred the bite-sized You smell it from half a block away, and then again for the enslices of pork shoulder into a curl-edged crunch—some seritire duration of the walk or drive home. It’s smoky and sweet ously concentrated smoky pork love. and a little bit spicy. Once it gets in your nose, and then inside The only dish I’ve tasted that I didn’t want to house in a your head, you’ll be propelled by one thought only, like a sesingle sitting was the kimchee and cheese quesadilla. 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Amaryllis Theatre Company had a major disappointment this season with the dreary Dublin Carol, but with Lydia the company shows it is capable of producing a penetrating drama. One of the nation’s most original but least known playwrights, Octavio Solis focuses his plays on the Mexican-American experience. Lydia , though, is a departure from his earlier, intensely poetic work (El Paso Blue), which was dominated by a sort of magical realism. Lydia is by far Solis’ most realistic and accessible play. (And

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is a reminder that while the Philadelphia theater community prides itself on its diversity, there is a woeful lack of productions exploring Latino culture). Recalling the work of Tennessee Williams and especially Arthur Miller’s masterpiece, Death of a Salesman, Solis’ Lydia reveals the dark side of the American Dream and the disillusionment that accompanies a lifetime of unrealized expectations. The story takes place entirely in the Flores family home in 1970s El Paso, Texas (which happens to be Solis’ hometown). There’s nothing unusual about the home— except that a bed that sits in the middle of the living room is occupied by 17-yearold Ceci (the excellent Caitlin Elizabeth Reilly), who was severely injured in a car accident two years earlier. Ceci’s injuries have left her in a vegetative state, and she requires constant attention. But on the inside, she has all the yearnings of a typical teenager. “I want to be wanted” she says, turning to the audience and giving voice to

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Oh, brother: Rene (Robert DaPonte, left) and Misha (Mário Canavarro) arguing in Lydia.

her inner thoughts. “I want to be fucked.” Since the accident, Ceci is cared for by her mother Rosa (Johanna Carden in a spectacular performance) and her loving 16-year-old brother Misha (newcomer Mario Canavarro). There is an angry elder brother, Rene (Robert Daponte), who spends most of his time bashing the local gay population. The family’s omnipotent head is father Claudio (Joe Guzman in a subtly effective portrayal). A bitter man battered by life’s disappointments, Claudio rules the house through physical intimidation and stern indifference. When Rosa returns to work, the family hires a maid named Lydia (the engaging Anjoli Santiago) to look after Ceci. A young woman of unusual insight, Lydia has the ability to communicate with Ceci. The family adores her (in more ways than one) and like a Mexican Mary Poppins she brings a sense of harmony to the household. But the harmony is only temporary. Haunting the play is the question of what exactly occurred on the night of the accident. It is a mystery that must be resolved, but the answer comes at tremendous cost. The acting is exceptional, particularly the performances of Guzman and Carden. Although he is physically abusive, Guzman avoids portraying Claudio as the typical macho male. In Guzman’s thoughtful performance, Claudio’s rage stems not from anger but fear. “This country robs your soul,” he tells Lydia, and in a tender moment he reveals that his only wish for his children is “peace of mind.” Carden is equally impressive, portraying Rosa as a determined, courageous woman whom we greatly admire. But she is also a woman of devoted faith, and when that faith is questioned she lashes out in ways that are both surprising and deeply troubling. The world Solis presents in Lydia is dominated by borders. There is the obvious border between Mexico and America, but Solis also explores the divide between reality and magic, gay and straight, men and women, children and parents, legal and illegal, and life and death. Most of these borders are strictly enforced and should you dare cross over there is no turning back. Director Josette Todara keeps the story grounded in reality, and her patient pacing allows us to empathize with the characters. When the final secret is revealed in the play’s shattering climax, we are simultaneously shocked, saddened and profoundly moved. n

Sea and be seen: Elizabeth Nickels captures the spirit of a snorkeling adventure.

Common scenario: You’re at Philadelphia International Airport, you’ve missed your flight and you’ve got a few hours to kill. Solution: Put down the stale bagel, head over to the walkway between Terminals A and B and feast your eyes on Elisabeth Nickles’ sea-inspired installations. Known for her mournful, ancient-look-

“Elisabeth Nickles: Essence of the Sea” At Philadelphia International Airport. Through June 30. phl.org ing glass and bronze sculptures of animals and birds, Nickles’ new work at PHL is a big surprise—the pieces are bright-colored paper sculptures that capture the spirit of a tropical snorkeling adventure. The

rosy, sandy, seaweed- and creature-filled world in four large Plexiglas museum cases perfectly captures what Nickles calls “the essence of the sea.” In the terminal, Nickles, who started out as a painter, discusses her work. “When I work with paper I feel connected [to nature],” says the Germantown artist, community gardener and nature lover. “It’s less forced than bronze.” And her love of plants and animals is all over this installation. There’s a memorial to a dead cactus in one long, thin shape; and a group of totemic seaweedlike forms that she calls “plant weapons” for imagined epic underwater battles where the plants need to defend themselves. There’s no attempt at realism, although with their aqua-painted backdrop, most everything is believable—and the works could almost be natural history museum dioramas. There’s a “sea chicken,” a jaunty reddish creature with multiple legs that seems to be paddling doggy-style. Some shapes look like large open-ended bracelets with heads on each end, inspired, Nickles says, by ancient jewelry. There’s an homage to a giant sea turtle; a little egglike cave colony, some starfish and many biomorphic forms. The artist makes the shapes a variety of ways, mostly by wrapping handmade paper sheets over armatures of recycled Styrofoam or newspaper and then finishing them by smoothing or roughening the surfaces as needed. The starfish have the crusty ambiance of a really great loaf of bread from Sarcone’s. Which is a plus for Nickles, who says she loves food and is happy when her work looks delicious. And people like it, too. Several groups came over to the exhibit to look, talk and take pictures. “I think it’s a big turtle head, sweetie,” says a mom to her young daughter. Later, two women pose for cell phone pictures in front of the art. Nickles, who, like many artists, wears a variety of hats and works multiple jobs teaching and making art, has another public art project under way—at Septa’s 63rd Street El station in West Philadelphia. That project—also nature-centric— was made with the help of kids from the Conquerers Christian Academy, a private school formerly on 63rd Street. This week, two major components will be installed. And judging by the timeliness of public transportation, you should have plenty of time to scope it out. n


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By Matt Prigge mprigge@philadelphiaweekly.com Return of the Killer Tomatoes (1988):

Product placement isn’t new: Fatty Arbuckle shilled for Red Crown Gasoline in 1919’s The Garage; Wings, the first Best Picture winner, stopped dead to extol the virtues of Hershey’s Chocolate; and even Groucho Marx used Life Savers for a gag in Horse Feathers. But it didn’t explode until the ’80s, and it didn’t take too long for cut-ups to take notice. At one point, the first Killer Tomatoes sequel stops mid-scene, having exhausted its limited budget. But star George Clooney has an idea: product placement! Soon, thirsty people are suggested Pepsi and boxes of Kellogg’s are suddenly ascending into frames. Of course, considering the real film’s limited budget, this bit might have roots in reality.

Wayne’s World (1991): The most enduring scene from this SNL spinoff is actually a ripoff of the above, with Wayne and Garth proclaiming they will never sell out while holding Pepsi cans and brandishing Pizza Hut boxes.

Demolition Man (1993): By the time this Sylvester Stallone/Wesley Snipes vehicle was lampooning product placement, it was hard to wonder if ad men had simply found a way to circumvent the public’s newfound advertising awareness. Here, the society of 2032 has embraced ad jingles for places like Taco Bell and Green Giant—a running gag also, of course, sells you on Taco Bell and Green Giant simultaneously.

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Fight Club (1999): A big-budget film with a major star that tells you to resist conformity and corporations, David Fincher’s Chuck Pahlaniuk adaptation wants to have its cake and eat it, too. It slyly succeeds: Starbucks and BMW “donated” their products, and Fincher violently destroyed each one. State and Main (2000): In David

Mamet’s film-about-film comedy, the producers of a drama continually try to get the filmmakers to incorporate an ad for an Internet start-up. The problem: The film’s set in the 19th century. But you’ll agree they come up with an elegant solution.

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Morgan Spurlock’s latest stunt: Get corporations to fund every inch of his film. Although at feature length, he’s belabored a rather obvious point. Again.

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whirlwind affair with Uma Thurman’s Zoe, an impetuous, rapidly aging flighty kind of gal who would have been much more believable in the role 10 years ago, back when she was still wicked hot. Outfitted here in garishly unflattering pearls and furs, she stumbles her way through a half-written character, sadly missing that ineffable something that allowed Thurman to get away with playing such theoretical constructs in stuff like Beautiful Girls, when she was still in her 20s. Zoe’s foolishly gone and gotten herself engaged to a pompous British documentarian, who likes to film himself wandering all over Africa and behaving like a horse’s ass. Stridently overplayed by Lee Pace, of the late, lamented TV Show Pushing Daisies, he’s like a Russell Brand character, only less charming. I don’t know what purpose Winkler thought he was serving by instructing Pace to play the role as such a relentless dickhead, but maybe that’s the only move he thinks he has left to make Angarano remotely sympathetic. Sam’s “vacation in the Hamptons” with his best friend Marshall is obviously just a ruse for him to crash Zoe’s wedding and attempt to win her back at the last minute. Schmidt’s sad-sack, put-upon doormat of a pal is clearly suffering from some sort of mental illness, and watching the two bandy about in group activities, surrounded by strangers where they are clearly unwelcome is unpleasant at best. Marshall takes so long to figure out what is really going on, and maintains such devotion to a friend who treats him horribly, you’ll I do ... do I? Uma Thurman (left) is torn between her former lover start to worry for his sanity. and her fiance (Lee Pace). Zoe, for her part, is also a complete wreck, prone to quickThe problem here is that I wanted to murder the protagonist. ies with Sam on the night before her wedding, with pillow Boasting a weasely, sex-offender moustache and an omnitalk like: “If you could just be gone in the morning, before present cardigan draped over his shoulders, Michael AngaraI wake up, that would make things so much easier for me.” no plays one of the year’s most despicable heroes in first-time Again, these might be the most horrible people I have ever writer-director Max Winkler’s Ceremony. He’s the kind of seen outside of a Neil LaBute movie. character who wears a red suit, with a tie that matches. Drug-addled debauchery fuels Ceremony’s flabby mid-section, with a disarming performance by Making a case for Wes Anderson’s Jake M. Johnson as Thurman’s pillRushmore having ultimately done head, alcoholic brother. Bridesmaids more harm than good, this debut Ceremony are manipulated into compromising feature from Winkler (Fonzie’s son) Grade: D+ positions, accidental suicide attempts plays on all Max Fischer’s unlikable Director: Max Winkler come and go, and quasi-emotional qualities without any of the vulnerStarring: Michael Angarano, Uma revelations abound. It’s all strikingly ability or emotional resonance. It is a Thurman and Reece Thompson well-framed by Winkler, yet we never carefully shot picture, photographed Run time: 89 minutes have a single reason to care. in widescreen with meticulous attenCredit where it’s due, the movie tion to detail. Scenes whip-pan from doesn’t waste any time siding with one to the next with an escalating Uma. Why shouldn’t she marry a buffoon if this wormy, vertiginous momentum, and this young man clearly demonunderage suitor remains her next best option? There’s somestrates that he knows how to make a movie. thing to be said for settling, I guess. Especially when there’s Now he just has to write one about characters that I so much money involved. The moment she finally calls Angawouldn’t rather watch die in a fire. rano’s Sam on all his nonsense feels pitilessly close to truth, Angarano’s Sam is a lovestruck writer and illustrator of terrible children’s books. Reuniting with his long-estranged best but she’s belatedly arriving at a conclusion we all reached during the movie’s opening sequence. friend Marshall (Reece Thompson) for a weekend vacation in Maybe it all might have been saved by charismatic perforthe Hamptons, ulterior motives quickly arise. It doesn’t take mances. IMDB Trivia tells me that Jesse Eisenberg dropped a math genius to put two and two together and figure out that out of Angarano’s role shortly before shooting started, and Sam is using Max for his car, which happens to be a vintage perhaps that fine young actor’s natural, neurotic neediMercedes that billows smoke out of the tailpipe in the exness could have lent the character a much needed extra two pected quirky indie movie development. (Nobody ever drives dimensions. a Honda in pictures likes this one.) As is, he’s kind of a prick. n What happened was that a while back Sam had a weekend,

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Far more interesting than anything associated with Everybody Loves Raymond deserves to be, the doc Exporting Raymond broaches a largely untapped subject. Hot on the heels of successful versions of The Nanny in Russia, Indonesia and Argentina, Philip Rosenthal, Raymond ’s comfortably nebbish producer, is sent to the former USSR to oversee a Russian remake of his monster hit. Turns out long suffering male figureheads with nagging wives, batty elders and spunky runts really are universal, but then comes an unexpected cultural blockade: Russian sitcoms never moved past barndoor broad, pratfall-heavy tomfoolery. This leaves the evolved comedy of Raymond, based upon a foundation of recognizable mundanity, looking

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Based on the 1662 short story by Madame de La Fayette, The Princess of Montpensier does not exhume one of the neglected greats of classic literature. Bodice ripper boilerplate, it exists as a thin backdrop for a noble, if overlong, experiment in doing something, anything, cinematically with the period piece. For about three reels, director Bertrand Tavernier tricks us into thinking he’s succeeded and designed the most formally exciting costume drama since Jacques Rivette’s The Duchess of Langeais. And because the genre so rarely inspires genuine filmic invention, he likely still has. Before getting to the titular babe (Mélanie Thierry), Montpensier introduces us first to the Count de Chabannes (Lambert Wilson). Middle aged and fiery, Tavernier’s roaming camera finds him midsquirmish during France’s bloody tussle between Protestants and Catholics, during which he and his men inadvertently kill a man, woman and child. “No more barbarism,” he declares, and winds up in a love quadrangle with Thierry’s Marie. Betrothed to Mayenne de Guise (Césare Domboy), she loves his brother Henri (Gaspard Ulliel) but winds up, at the last second, marrying the Prince of Montpensier (Grégoire LePrince-Ringuet). As she navigates an ensuing clusterfuck, Chabannes serves as her mentor, if not without feeling some passion of his own. Tavernier, a cinephilic pressagent-turned-cinephilic-filmmaker, has little interest in the flimsy

story itself. His passions lie in capturing the specific details of the period, and doing so without making a meal of it. A typically matter-of-fact scene finds Marie being broken in by her new spouse, all while the family watches and fathers-in-law play chess. Tavernier’s even more intrigued by what to do with his camera. Joe Wright garnered notice for the tracking shots and odd tripodless moments that spiced up his Pride & Prejudice. This 69 year old outdoes him: His camera speeds one way, then back another, then sails into the sky on a crane. From the muscular camerwork to the clipped, no-nonsense performances, this is first and foremost a tough film, one that often seems better than it actually is.

positively alien. No one, from exec to actor, understands what’s funny about an entire episode revolving around vacation luggage no one ones wants to carry up to the bedroom. And Raymond? No Russian patriarch would be such a weakling. Awkward rehearsals lead to shoots played to an audience of stone faces, and soon not even Rosenthal is laughing at the jokes he once wrote. Initially it appears Rosenthal’s motivation for lugging along a camera crew was primarily so he could crack one-liners and make light of Russia’s cultural differences (what a country!). Indeed, much of Exporting Raymond, which Rosenthal also directed, plays like an audition tape for his new career in front of cameras—an onanistic valentine to the wit and wisdom of the real Everyone Loves Raymond. But he also deserves enormous credit for throwing himself fearlessly into the issues that crop up. It’s entirely possible for this quest to end in failure, and Rosenthal presents each problem with candor, even recognizing at one point that his endless criticisms and suggestions to his Russian cowoerks have led to him receiving the silent treatment. Exporting Raymond winds up doubling as a documentary that’s actually entertaining and a fairly serious—if never serious—inquiry into how important a region’s culture informs comedy. It’s almost enough to convince skeptics that actual episodes of Everyone Loves Raymond share a similar incisiveness.

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Scre4m BReviewed by Sean Burns When we last left Neve Campbell’s tragedy-magnet Sidney and the slasher-prone side-characters of the increasingly tiresome Scream franchise, they all seemed locked in some sort of meta-meltdown of self-reflexive mental masturbation—sad relics of the snarky, insular 1990s. A full decade later, grisly torture porn and glossy franchise reboots have overtaken the horror movie landscape, but only the latter gets a workout in this half-thought-out lark. Returning to Woodsboro on the 10th anniversary of the first installment’s murders, Campbell’s Sidney has penned an inane self-help book and gets ready to sign copies for an ugly, thoughtless generation of crude twerps who think it’s cool that they have a Ghostface-voice app on their iPhones. Bunking with her estranged teenage cousin (Emma Roberts) Sidney is aghast to find that it’s deja vu all over again, with a series of stabbings designed to mimic the events of the first picture. The joke is that some clever kid has decided it is just about time for a remake, and as several of director Wes Craven’s pictures have recently been remade, there’s an entire new set of rules to spoof for the current Hollywood horror mindset.

Tiresome for at least the first hour, Scre4m carefully sets up new characters and fresh faces, as if preparing for a franchise reboot that could conceivably drag on ad infinitum. It’s a lot of sloppily staged sequences in which young, hot television actresses run up flights of stairs and get stabbed in the sternum, until the final act comes around, and it blossoms into something quite remarkable. The movie vehemently mocks and rejects every current trend of the genre. For better, but probably worse, Scream rejiggered horror movie conventions for an entire generation, so it’s impossible not to read this belated fourth entry as Craven (now 70) and Williamson (who is 46) hollering at all these goddamn kids to get off their lawn. Their crotchety anger is splenetic, and some kind of wonderful. n

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Sean Daley isn’t the same man he was a decade ago. The rapping frontman for the Minneapolis indie hip-hop group Atmosphere (where he’s better known to his fans as Slug) has spent these past ten years transforming into a more respectable version of the man he once was. So, how has he changed? For starters, the man’s not drunk all over the god damn place. “It was a different life for me back then, you know,” says Daley, now 38, calling from his Minneapolis home. “I was a drunk, big-time. I was an alcoholic. I was really on some, like, roll-until-it-burns down-type shit.” Although he refers to himself during this time as “a functional alcoholic,” it wasn’t just his hard drinking that made him put himself in check. “I developed a condition called alopecia back in 2005, and it kicked me in the ass. And they told me that I wasn’t eating right and they told me I wasn’t living right, and I just made a lot of decisions in my life.” Although the condition went away, it scared him straight. Not only did he go about maintaining a healthier lifestyle, he started hanging out with a healthier group of people. One of them is his new wife, a fellow Minneapolis musician who gave birth to his second son a year ago. (Daley also has a 17-year-old son from a previous relationship.) Even Slug admits he wouldn’t have gotten his spouse during his boozier days. He says, “She probably would’ve been scared of me, like ‘Who’s this fuckin’ drunk, lecherous guy? He smells like my uncle.’” Nevertheless, Daley is “all married up now,” which hasn’t slowed things down for him as a hip-hop orator. Atmosphere dropped several EPs prior to releasing their new album, The Family Sign. And the group is now on tour, along with other artists from Rhymesayers Entertainment, the label co-founded by Daley. A follow-up to the group’s successful

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“It was a different life for me back then, you know. I was a drunk, big-time. I was an alcoholic. I was really on some, like, roll until it burns down-type shit.”

2008 release When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold, Daley says he and his crew (longtime DJ/producer Anthony “Ant” Davis and recent additions Erick Anderson on keyboards and Nate Collis on guitar) took a different approach in putting this album, their seventh, together. “I wanted to take a full year off the road and sit and just write an album with these guys,” he says, “because I’ve never taken a full year off the road and this is gonna be our first time of actually sitting and writing an album with a couple of musicians and having to learn how to collaborate with a couple of more cooks in the kitchen.” The result is a more lyrically earnest effort, with Daley keeping a lid on the crude, verbal frivolity of his past work and coming up with empathetic tales of human pain and suffering. Whether it’s stepping inside the shoes of the world’s most pitiful, deadbeat dad on “Bad Bad Daddy” or coming up with a metaphorical tale on how your loved one can turn into a wolf on “Became,” Daley covers the often murky, minimalist sounds his band conjures up with helpful heapings of angsty, workingclass melodrama. Or shall we call it “mellow drama”? (Just don’t call it “emo-rap”; he’s tired of hearing that shit.) It appears now that he’s in grownass-man mode, with a wife, two boys and other concerns that usually plague middle-aged men like himself. Daley has cut out the bullshit from both his life and his music. “I feel like, man, at my age, with as much music as I’ve released–I mean, I’ve released more music than most of my heroes ever did,” he says. “And, with as much music as I’ve released, I probably shouldn’t go for the okey-doke and just make another brag-and-boast song. If I can avoid it, I should try and come up with a more creative way to do that. If that’s something I want to communicate, if that’s the vibe I wanna give, why not challenge myself to find a new and improved way to do that.” So, even though Daley is at that age where the audience he normally attracts— not to mention the guy he was 10 years ago—wouldn’t listen to a damn word this old man is saying, he says Atmosphere has been snatching up a wide sea of young folk. And they’ve been feeling it. “We’re not just attracting one kind of kid, like we did back in the backpacker days, you know,” he says. “We’ve kinda escaped that box and have been able to start pulling from all sorts of different communities. But the bottom line is, you know, I make music about struggle, regardless of what kind of struggle I’m talking about in this song or that song. And all of these people from different places are all understanding what I’m talking about.” n

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My wife and I have been married for a few years and are expecting our first child. I’m really into the idea of being sprayed with my wife’s breast milk. The other night, she was fretting about when her boobs are going to start leaking. This seemed like a good time to bring it up, so I told her about my newly discovered lactation fetish. She freaked out—her comments were along the lines of “Gross!” and “That’s not what that’s for!” This is something I’d really like to explore, but I don’t know how to reapproach the subject. Man Into Lactation Kink

Not all pregnant women, however thrilled they are about having children, are excited about— much less excited by—the physical changes that come with pregnancy. So you might wanna keep your mouth shut until your wife has some time to get comfortable with her new boobs, MILK, and their new milk-producing superpowers. Once the kid is out and the milk is in and your wife has fully recovered from the birth experience and you start fucking again… you should probably keep keeping your mouth shut. The wife won’t have forgotten that conversation, I promise you, and if she comes to see her breast milk as a bodily fluid like so many others, i.e., one of those fluids that adults sometimes share during sex, perhaps she’ll warm to breast-milk splatter play. But don’t take my word for it, MILK. “Before I had a baby,” said a new mother I shared your letter with, “I would’ve had the same reaction—gross! I would’ve wondered if my husband has unresolved mother issues. The idea of sexualizing a bodily secretion that’s designed solely for my infant? That seems a bit taboo. But now that I’ve had a baby, my reaction would be somewhat different.” How so? “It can be a challenge to feel intimate after childbirth and as sleep-deprived new parents,” said the new mom. “So I’d perhaps shrug and summon my new mom mantra: whatever works.” I’m a 23-year-old male who is bi-curious/pancurious/post-gender-curious. I have recently found myself attracted to penises, but I don’t feel like I’m attracted to any specific men. If you showed me a cropped shot of a hard cock, I’d get aroused. If you showed me a picture of the whole guy, no arousal. Many of my friends are very into the post-gender/post-modern cultural-studies mind-set. In college, a time in my life when I felt no arousal looking at male genitalia, they mocked me for considering myself straight. I’m wondering if the disconnect of attraction toward the male sex organ but not men is the product of simply training myself to break down the assumed straightness I’ve spent most of my life living. Am I just trying to be a sexual tourist? Maybe my trepidation toward sex with a man is from the general societal constraints put on male-on-male loving? Cock Observer Laments Disconnect

Or maybe you’re straight. Lots of straight men like to look at cock, COLD, which is why there’s so much cock on display in porn created by and for heterosexual men. Straight men can identify with those hard cocks and live vicariously through them. But very few straight guys—no truly straight guys, many straight guys would argue—make the leap from admiring and/or being vicariously aroused by cock to actually sitting on one and/or finding other men attractive. Accept that you’re straight, COLD, pursue the women you’re attracted to, and stay the hell away from heterophobic post-gender/post-modern/pan-sexual cultural-studies majors whose

immaturity, self-loathing and anger all manifest in a refusal to accept that a good guy can also be a straight guy.

I am a 25-year-old lesbian. I’ve been with men before, but I never really liked it—penises freak me out. My co-worker recently asked me to have a threesome with him and his boyfriend using a strap-on. I’m intrigued. They’re both very attractive, and I would like to try it, if only for the story. But I’m worried that TWO penises will really freak me out. I also worry that my strap-on skills, while great for the ladies, would bore two 6-foot-2 gay men. Do you think I should do it? Can you recommend a way to get over my penis fear? Is it a bad idea to try this out with a co-worker? Intrigued But Scared

I think you should do it—and you knew I would think you should do it, which leads me to believe that you wanna do it, otherwise you would’ve written to any one of the hundreds of don’t-do-it advice columnists out there. (Prudie would’ve made some great assfucking puns but almost certainly would’ve told you not to do it.) Office affairs can get messy—but the messes are likelier when the romantic stakes are high. There are no romantic stakes here, IBS, and as long as you’re both mature enough to separate your work relationship from your strap-on relationship, I don’t see why you shouldn’t satisfy your curiosity, theirs, and mine. (I’m curious what their height has to do with anything.) As for your fears and insecurities: Tell the boys in advance that dicks scare you, let them know there might be some nervous laughter and remind them before you start not to point those things at you. Then enjoy, take pics and send a full report—my readers are going to want to know how it went.

I spent a long time in a relationship with a wonderful man who had a very low libido. I know how challenging it can be when you are not sexually satisfied in a relationship. I have started seeing a new gentleman. After several weeks, he confided that he enjoys being defecated on. I told him I didn’t know that I could accommodate him but I didn’t think any less of him. He seemed relieved that I wasn’t judging him and genuine when he said he wouldn’t want me to do anything I was uncomfortable with. I am wondering if by denying this kink I am being unfair or, worse yet, leaving him feeling unsatisfied in the way my ex made me feel. He has not pushed it, but I want to know if my refusal to do this negatively impacts my GGG assessment. Clean Sheets Enthusiast

No, CSE, it does not. People should be understanding, indulgent and GGG—“good, giving, and game”—and a partner’s reasonable fetishes, kinks and quirks should be accommodated. A thing for feet or crossdressing or bondage? Totally reasonable! Accommodate away! A thing for shit or animals or seitan? Unfuckingreasonable. It’s wonderful—I suppose—that your boyfriend felt safe enough with you to share this info, and he’s probably thrilled that you didn’t, er, dump him on the spot. (Prudie could’ve come up with something better.) But the Internet was invented expressly to remove guys like your boyfriend from the dating pool. Kink personal sites make it possible for people with unreasonable fetishes to find partners who share their unreasonable fetishes. That you’re still seeing him, and calling him a gentleman, is the best he could hope for from someone he didn’t meet on a shit and/or seitan fetish website. n

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1830 ritteNhouse square

2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, updated kitchen and academy house baths, high ceilings, beautiful millwork through1420 locust street Junior 1 bedroom, spacious living room, excellent closet out, bay windows, Juliet balcony 1,136 sf space, 656 sf $1390 $2,990 Deluxe 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, brand new kitchen and updated baths, hardwood floors, balcony w/ unobstructed views the warwicK 865 sf $1,625 1701 locust street 1 bedroom, 1 bath, French balcony, spacious kitchen, 705 sf Studio, hardwood floors, WID, marble bath $1,975 381 sf $1,225 Spacious Studio with city views, hardwood rittenhouse square floors, marble bath, high-end kitchen, walk-in 1909 fitzwater street closet, 423 sf $1,450 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, wood floors, renovated kitchen 1 bedroom plus den, 3.5 baths, custom upand bath $1,500 grades throughout, excellent natural light, 2421 sf the barclay $5,500 237 s. 18th street 2 bedroom, 2 bath, open kitchen, hardwood the dorchester floors throughout, 180 degree city views, 1196 sf 226 w. ritteNhouse square $2,850 Studio, generous closet space, galley kitchen, overthe carlyle looks landscaped courtyard, 573 sf $1,310 2031 locust street Junior 1 bedroom, balcony, excellent natural light, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, city view, 567 sf $1,350 609 sf $1,495 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, corner unit, 928 sf $1,850 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sunset views, excellent closet space, spacious living areas, 1164sf $2,300 the ritteNhouse 3 bedrooms, unobstructed city views, bonus 210 w, ritteNhouse sq. den/study & nursery, generous living space, 2137 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, hardwood floors, marble sf $3,750 baths, kitchen with upmarket stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, 1037 sf Parc ritteNhouse $2,875 225 s. 18th street Studio, excellent natural light, wood floors, marble 2 bedrooms plus den, new designer kit., 2.5 bath, open kitchen, 425 sf $1,435 marble baths, huge balcony with city views, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, wood floors, marble bath, ex- 2122 sf $6,950 cellent natural light, 536 sf $1,925 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood floors, open kitchen, 258 s. 18th street marble baths, split floor plan, 1229 sf $3,150 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood floors, open upgraded 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, hardwood floors throughkitchen, two spacious walk-in closets, marble baths, out, open modern kitchen, designer baths, $2,250 1,080 sf $3,750 boutique walk-up building, 1425 sf

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abbott’s square 530 s 2Nd street 1 bedroom, 1 bath, open kitchen, great closet space, $1,250

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1 bedroom, 1.5 bath, bi-level, deck, large living room, $1,500

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washington square stricKlaNd row 1014 sPruce street 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, bi-level, wood floors, open $1,700

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iNdePeNdeNce Place 233-241 s 6th street 1 bedroom, 1 bath, private balcony, W/D, spacious $1,490

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hoPKiNsoN house 604-36 s. washiNGtoN square Studio with alcove on a high floor overlooking Washington Square, balcony, 600 sf

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coMMercial sPace 2031 Locust Street Professional Office Space in secure apartment building, 958 sf

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Studio, great closet space, city views, floor-to-ceiling windows, 504 sf $1,240 1 bedroom, 1 bath, floor-to-ceiling windows with magnificent river & city views, 700sf $1,575 Corner 1 bedroom, 1 bath, wood floors, unobstructed city views, 775 sf $1,775

1601 locust street 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, brand new, high ceil- 22 froNt street ings, hardwood floors throughout, chefs kitchen, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, plus den, hardwood floors magnificent entertaining space, luxurious master throughout,newer kitchen with stainless steel suite, 3467 sf $9,750 $2,190 appliances, updated bath 995 sf

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18th Street – Prime ground floor corner retail/ office space on Rittenhouse Square, 1857 sf

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133 S. 18th Street – Ground floor corner retail space, excellent visibility on 18th Street shopping corridor

$9,000 NNN

1601 Locust Street - 1st floor and lower level of prestigious Lanesborough condo, ideal for restaurant or offices, 4700 sf

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QUEEN VILLAGE 783 S. 2nd Street 1bd den bilevel, skylight, d/w , fireplace exposed brick w/d c/a h/w $1000 928 E. Moyamensing 1BD/1BA. h/w, c/a shared flat, laundry on premises, fireplace $975-$1225

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VOORHEES/STURBRIDGE LAKES Lovely 4BR, 2.5 bath home w/neutral décor. Lg. FR w/ wood burning FP & stone surround. Study w/bamboo floor, just off the NEW LISTING FR. LR, DR & Foyer w/ custom HW floors. Bright eat-in kitchen w/ center island, custom cabinetry & counters. Spacious Mstr BR w/ sitting area, 2 walk-in closets, dressing area w/ vanity. Mstr Bath w/ custom vanity & counter. Partially finished basement w/ tons of storage….Realistically priced at $369,900

CHERRY HILL/ WILDERNESS ACRES Beautiful Contemporary nestled in the heart of Cherry Hill. 1st Flr. Master BR Suite w/ spectacular walk-in dressing room and closets. Master Bath has elegant marble surrounds for spa tub & oversized shower w/ marble seating bench. Wonderfully updated kitchen w/stainless steel appls, custom cabinetry, granite counters & lg. center island. Spacious FR & LR w/magnificent views of the serene wooded backyard on over an acre of ground….Realistically priced at $695,000

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>>> CONTINUED FROM PAGE: 47 >> Even if that were not the case, I’d be advising you not to rush into buying. For those of us who place a high level of value toward “investing” your housing dollars into an asset that you own and receive the tax and long-term appreciation advantages from, renting can seem like anathema. But on today’s market, because of the long, slow trajectory that housing appreciation will likely take over the next decade, buying a home that you can’t hold for at least seven to 10 years may not be financially wise. The only thing worse than living in a neighborhood you cannot stand is buying in a neighborhood you cannot stand, and being stuck in that home

and that neighborhood because, in the short term, your home’s value declines or even stays flat and you can’t afford to sell without coughing up thousands of your own dollars to pay off the mortgage or closing costs. I’ve also seen newly relocated folks regret buying a home in an area they like, only to discover an area they like more after living in town for a few months. Rethink renting as an investment in making the right decision about buying. Either get into a short-term rental or month-to-month lease and aggressively get to know your new town, even working with a real estate professional now who can patiently help you explore neighborhoods that

seem like they might be a good fit for your personality and your lifestyle. In this way, you won’t be stuck in a lease if you do happen to find “your” home and neighborhood sooner than later. As you look for rentals and talk with local real estate agents, explore leaseoption scenarios, aiming for one in which some of your monthly rental cost will be applied to your purchase of the home, if you live there for awhile and decide you love it. Consider areas within an easy commute from work, which may include areas not necessarily super-close to commercial neighborhoods, given Seattle’s strong public transportation infrastructure. Also, though, decide

what you want to do with your spare time -- gardening, entertaining, home improvements, strolling to the coffee shop, or “downward dogging” at the local yoga studio? These sorts of decisions about the “flavor” of your desired lifestyle can influence the right neighborhood pick for you. One of my favorite new sites is NabeWise, which allows you to search for neighborhoods in Seattle and several other areas, based on who you are, what you like to do, and affordability, among other factors. Use it and your real estate pro to hone in on the right areas for you, without being firmly entrenched as a real estate rusher or a fence-sitter.

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Society Hill $4,900,000 This 9000 SF Townhome and 4500 SF garden has every imaginable amenity in its 4 stories, 6 BR’s, 5 full baths, 2 powder rms, 4 car garage and finished basement. Each room tells a story and the walls resound with history. Society Hill The Willings $750,000 Beautiful 1-2BD units, high ceilings, recessed lighting, granite counters, exclusive residence with 24 hour doorman and many other great amenities.

Fitler Square $459,000 Adorable and charming 2BD/1BA, hardwood floors, semi-finished basement, great yard, original brick front.

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northern liberties 721 Melon PlaCe, #d Renov. Light-filled 3BR condo w/PRKG & Tax Abate. Pet Friendly. $199,000 1601-7 lawrenCe street brand new listing Vacant Lot Package (total area is 51 x. 37.5). $114,900 art MuseuM area the PhiladelPhian, #4a4 (2401 Pennsylvania ave.) Spacious 3BR/2.5bth light filled condo. Art Museum views from lrge. balcony $499,000 1712 green street, #4 Renov bi-level 2BR/2bth condo. Quality finishes, HW Flrs t/o, expsd brick. Open Gran & S/S Kitch. $369,000

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Total Square Footage

Price

Minimum Income Monthly Cost Monthly Tax Total Incld. Mtg, Condo Savings in a 31% for 10% Down Cash Fee & Taxes Tax Bracket Required Financing

Monthly After Tax Cost

tHe PHilaDelPHian tHe PHilaDelPHian tHe PHilaDelPHian

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, views of the Art Museum, private balcony, spacious living and dining areas 1 bedroom, 1 bath, wood floors, upgraded kitchen, ample living space Renovated studio, wood floors throughout, open kitchen, large balcony with city skyline view

1,867 1258 567

$439,900 $189,900 $175,000

$68,538 $30,637 $26,306

$3,431 $1,751 $1,152

Location

AVENUE OF THE ARTS

Total Square Footage

Price

Minimum Income Monthly Cost Monthly Tax Total Incld. Mtg, Condo Savings in a 31% for 10% Down Cash Fee & Taxes Tax Bracket Required Financing

Monthly After Tax Cost

acaDeMy House acaDeMy House center city one acaDeMy House acaDeMy House

One bedroom, one bath, upgraded kitchen and bath, Juliet balcony, W/D 1 bedroom, 1 bath, panoramic southern views, Juliet balcony, renovated bath and kitchen 1 bedroom, 1 bath, spacious balcony, magnificent city views to the south, abundant natural light One bedroom, one bath, French balcony, renovated kitchen and bath, beautiful southern view Corner two bedroom, one and a half bath, high floor, spacious living area, W/D

705 705 873 725 1016

$289,000 $249,900 $240,000 $274,900 $324,000

$42,702 $39,043 $36,972 $41,159 $49,894

$1,772 $1,661 $1,563 $1,797 $2,289

Location

RITTENHOUSE SQUARE

Total Square Footage

Price

Minimum Income Monthly Cost Monthly Tax Total Incld. Mtg, Condo Savings in a 31% for 10% Down Cash Fee & Taxes Tax Bracket Required Financing

tHe rittenHouse barclay lanesborougH lanesborougH tHe warwick barclay 1830 rittenHouse tHe warwick tHe warwick tHe rittenHouse tHe warwick 2009 sPruce street Parc rittenHouse warwick Parc rittenHouse tHe warwick tHe rittenHouse barclay barclay 1900 rittenHouse tHe warwick Parc rittenHouse tHe warwick tHe DorcHester tHe DorcHester wanaMaker House Parc rittenHouse wanaMaker House tHe warwick tHe warwick williaM Penn House

Penthouse, 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, high end finishes and appointments throughout, balcony with city views 3bedroom+den, 3.5 baths, marble foyer, formal dining rm, sunny eat-in kitchen, 10’ ceilings, moldings, oak herring bone floors, 3 gas fireplaces 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, brand new, very high ceilings, his and hers master baths, custom kitchen, exquisite detail throughout. Tri-level penthouse with 1600 sq ft of terrace space, being sold unfinished, private elevator access 1 bedroom plus den, magnificent city views to the north and south, open kitchen, custom details and finishes throughout, one-of-a kind 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, most rooms have views of Rittenhouse Square, beautifully restored original details throughout 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, upgraded kitchen, original hardwood floors and molding, lots of light 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, hardwood floors, 270 degree views, open kitchen, marble baths, custom closets, W/D 3BR, 3BA, Bamboo flrs., spac. Kit w/custom wood cabinetry, granite counter tops, marble baths, 3 exposures, gym and hotel services 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, completely renovated with high end finishes, views of Rittenhouse Square from every room 2 bedrooms + den, 3 baths, gourmet kitchen, marble baths, walk-in-closets, hardwood floors 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, tri-level condominium, large private deck, luxurious master suite Rarely available south side 2 bedroom, 2 bath, hardwood floors, marble bathroom, custom upgrades throughout 2 bedrooms + den, 3 baths, sun-soaked, wood floors, open kitchen, marble baths 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, terrace on pool club deck, open custom kitchen, marble baths, wood floors 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, southern exposure from every room, marble baths, open chefs kitchen, maple hardwood floors 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, eat in kitchen, beautiful sunset views, master suite with large marble bath Two bedrooms, two baths, hardwood floors, old world charm with modern features Two bedrooms, two baths, hardwood floors, building offers 24 hour doorman and gym, located on Rittenhouse Square 1 bedroom, 1 bath, Juliet balcony, upgraded kitchen and bath, lots of light, separate dining room, hardwood floors One bedroom, one bath, hardwood floors, marble bath, custom kitchen 1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony, open kitchen, hardwood floors, marble bath 1 bedroom, 1 bath, wood floors sunset view, marble bath, custom shutters 1 bedroom, 1 bath, high floor, balcony, excellent natural light, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, high floor, balcony, excellent natural light, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, wood floors throughout, renovated kitchen and bathroom, bay windows with city views Studio with wood floors, marble bath, open kitchen and city view Studio, bay windows, open kitchen, generous closet space Studio, high floor with sunrise views, marble bath, open kitchen Studio, high floor with city views, walk in closest, wood floors, marble bath 1 bedroom, 1 bath, city views, spacious kitchen

3,952 3,293 3,467 3,413 2,421 2,338 2,275 2,000 1,978 1,560 1,614 2,844 1019 1,614 1,272 1,296 1,037 1,050 1,075 1,085 712 765 697 740 723 704 497 548 345 423 825

$3,500,000* $834,620 $2,900,000* $666,258 $2,750,000* $636,038 $2,250,000* $579,879 $1,475,000* $347,779 $1,450,000* $349,592 $1,195,000* $309,704 $1,200,000* $174,122 $1,350,000* $181,323 $995,000* $242,439 $829,000* $115,051 $800,000* $192,721 $799,900* $190,230 $799,000* $190,486 $775,000* $201,948 $625,000* $149,666 $599,000* $147,283 $595,000* $143,766 $539,000* $133,706 $479,900 $71,388 $399,900 $53,426 $389,900 $55,623 $369,900 $52,163 $350,000 $51,698 $350,000 $51,614 $309,999 $46,421 $275,000 $39,472 $225,000 $33,344 $217,000 $30,900 $219,900 $32,772 $159,900 $24,513

Location

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Total Square Footage

Price

Minimum Income Monthly Cost Monthly Tax Total Incld. Mtg, Condo Savings in a 31% for 10% Down Cash Fee & Taxes Tax Bracket Required Financing

Monthly After Tax Cost

22 Front bank builDing society Hill towers society Hill towers society Hill towers bank builDing

Custom penthouse with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, balcony and roof deck, designer baths and chefs kitchen 2 bedrooms plus den, 2.5 baths, hardwood floors, high-end open kitchen, designer bathrooms Two bedrooms, one bath, parquet wood floors, washer/dryer, unobstructed river views, floor-to-ceiling windows One bedroom, high floor, river view, investment opportunity 1BR, 1BA, magnificent river views, high floor, wood floors throughout One bedroom, one bath, intimate views of Society Hill through floor-to-ceiling windows

2,468 2,117 1,133 700 700 700

$1,320,000 $799,000* $399,000 $290,000 $275,000 $275,000

$298,000 $207,313 $58,788 $42,577 $40,731 $40,779

$6,671 $4,291 $2,562 $1,798 $1,733 $1,794

Location

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Total Square Footage

Price

Minimum Income Monthly Cost Monthly Tax Total Incld. Mtg, Condo Savings in a 31% for 10% Down Cash Fee & Taxes Tax Bracket Required Financing

inDePenDence Place inDePenDence Place inDePenDence Place inDePenDence Place inDePenDence Place HoPkinson House inDePenDence Place inDePenDence Place inDePenDence Place inDePenDence Place stricklanD row stricklanD row

Bi-level penthouse, 2 bedrooms. 2.5 baths, 2 kitchens, impeccably finished throughout, amazing river and city views Penthouse, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, wrap around balcony, high ceilings, eat-in kitchen, large master suite 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, east facing river and city views, modern kitchen, hardwood floors, balcony, laundry room 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, beautifully ren. kit. and baths, balc. with city and river views, hdwd. flrs. in living areas 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, alcove, completely renovated with gourmet kitchen, designer bath, amazing closets Deluxe 1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony with views of Washington Square and the river, renovated kitchen and bath 1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony, laundry room, excellent condition 1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony, upgraded kitchen, new fixtures throughout 1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony, excellent value 1 bedroom, 1 bath, wood floors throughout, upgraded kitchen and bath, custom closets, balcony 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, bi-level, open kitchen, wood floors 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, bi-level, excellent natural light, wood floors, open kitchen,

4,500 2,810 3,015 1,977 1,118 1,063 928 860 928 928 857 1,188

$2,295,000* $552,133 $1,250,000* $303,747 $1,250,000* $250,000 $799,000* $195,082 $479,900 $68,164 $329,000 $53,908 $299,900 $44,212 $295,000 $42,801 $290,000 $42,132 $269,900 $40,971 $259,900* $39,930 $250,000* $39,682

WATERFRONT

Total Square Footage

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, open floor plan, fireplace, terrace off mastersuite

1,300

Location

Location Pier 3

Price

$259,900

$172,018 $85,223 $57,483

$4,014 $1,989 $1,341

$88,613 $82,852 $78,608 $91,215 $115,776

$2,068 $1,933 $1,834 $2,128 $2,701

$889,056 $619,296 $607,268 $557,842 $362,985 $386,553 $318,887 $373,141 $371,644 $273,743 $246,527 $190,406 $197,716 $203,258 $206,151 $158,380 $170,623 $153,060 $146,037 $153,551 $106,710 $120,077 $104,702 $113,035 $112,778 $91,365 $81,681 $68,417 $59,322 $62,166 $63,419

$20,745 $14,450 $14,170 $13,016 $8,470 $9,020 $7,440 $8,707 $8,672 $6,387 $5,752 $4,443 $4,613 $4,743 $4,810 $3,696 $3,981 $3,571 $3,408 $3,583 $2,490 $2,802 $2,443 $2,637 $2,631 $2,132 $1,906 $1,596 $1,384 $1,451 $1,480

$348,655 $217,014 $128,086 $89,976 $86,724 $91,238

$8,135 $5,064 $2,989 $2,099 $2,024 $2,129

$588,133 $328,202 $319,246 $212,815 $137,351 $115,998 $87,809 $87,347 $83,461 $87,301 $98,839 $106,038

$13,728 $7,658 $7,449 $4,966 $3,205 $2,707 $2,049 $2,038 $1,947 $2,037 $2,306 $2,474

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$296 $272 $271 $331 $1,474

$3,725 $2,632 $2,605 $2,351 $1,608 $1,685 $1,321 $1,757 $1,795 $1,090 $992 $960 $881 $861 $855 $631 $659 $619 $580 $613 $486 $473 $416 $437 $435 $352 $319 $271 $240 $226 $168

$1,466 $844 $427 $302 $291 $335

$3,022 $1,511 $1,403 $961 $620 $410 $327 $348 $302 $348 $1,143 $1,135

Monthly After Tax Cost

$17,020 $11,818 $11,565 $10,665 $6,862 $7,334 $6,119 $6,949 $6,877 $5,298 $4,761 $3,483 $3,732 $3,881 $3,956 $3,064 $3,323 $2,953 $2,827 $2,969 $2,003 $2,328 $2,027 $2,201 $2,197 $1,780 $1,587 $1,325 $1,144 $1,225 $1,312

Monthly After Tax Cost

$10,706 $6,147 $6,046 $4,004 $2,585 $2,297 $1,722 $1,690 $1,645 $1,243 $1,986 $2,156

Minimum Income Monthly Cost Monthly Tax Total Incld. Mtg, Condo Savings in a 31% for 10% Down Cash Fee & Taxes Tax Bracket Required Financing

Monthly After Tax Cost

$41,044

$1,985

$99,922

$2,332

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22 Front Street Custom penthouse with city and river views, open chefs kitchen, luxurious master suite, balcony and private rooftop deck, 2,468 sf

indePendence Place 233 S. 6th Street Sun-soaked combined home featuring 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, balcony and river and bridge views, 2968 sf

$1,320,000

$1,250,000

Parc rittenhouSe 225 S. 18th Street

the WarWick 1701 locuSt Street

South facing 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom residence offering wood floors, marble baths and custom upgrades throughout, 1019 sf

Beautifully appointed one bedroom, one bathroom condo with wood floors, marble bath and custom closets, 697 sf

$799,900

$369,900

academy houSe 1420 locuSt Street

the PhiladelPhian 2401 PennSylvania ave.

$274,900

Updated studio with wood floors, private balcony, city skyline view and open kitchen, 567 sf

$175,000

Allan Domb Real Estate 215.545.1500 • www.allandomb.com

“wE coopERAtE with All REAltoRs”

P H I L A D E L P H I A W E E K LY April 20 – 26, 2011

Renovated 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom home with wood floors, French balcony and beautifully appointed kitchen and bath, 726 sf

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Adina Nitescu. Photo by Marty Sohl

Opera Company of Philadelphia

Tosca Puccini’s

april 29, may 1m, 4, 6 & 8m, 2011 at the Academy of Music Sung in Italian with English translations

an Original Opera Company production!

“… stunning. This kind of vocal command

and musical life force makes us want to hear more from her….”

—The New York Times on Adina Nitescu at the Metropolitan Opera

Featuring the Opera Company of Philadelphia Chorus and Orchestra and members of the Commonwealth Youthchoirs

Full-view tickets starting at $35!

Tickets On Sale Now! 215-893-1018 or operaphila.org

Philadelphia Weekly 4-20-11  

Philadelphia Weekly 4-20-11

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