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Brother, brother: Ahren Potratz (left) and Allen Radway star as troubled siblings in Simpatico Theatre Project’s In a Dark Dark House. (Photo by Daniel Kontz)


In a Dark Dark House

There are 2,400 reports of child sexual abuse in Philadelphia every year. Most of these cases involve people of influence within these young accusers’ everyday circles: close kin, family friends, teachers, coaches, religious leaders. With the staggering number of these crimes and the devastating impact on each survivor’s life, it’s a wonder how these children fare during their development into adulthood. This month, Simpatico Theatre Project’s presentation of Neil LaBute’s play In a Dark Dark House gives local audiences a glimpse at the harrowing aftermath of such a traumatic, life-altering experience and the long road to recovery that follows. After a particularly haunting stint at a court-appointed psychiatric facility following a DUI conviction, Drew reaches out to his older brother Terry to verify the specifics of long-since repressed memories of sexual abuse. Together, the men reluctantly face the dank details of their respective childhoods, and, in doing so, bring to light both buried animosities and unknown commonalities that each of them must come to grips with in order to truly heal their still-festering wounds. With the assistance of the nonprofit Philadelphia Children’s Alliance, Simpatico continues to realize its vision of exposing theatergoers to real-life issues; believing the theater stage to be a force for powerful social change, Simpatico also connects educational partnerships with advocacy groups and audience members with organizations actively seeking solutions to humanity’s myriad problems. (The PCA has for years advocated for a team-based approach, building cooperative relationships and introducing more efficient responses and counseling services to the system and the vulnerable, young victims it serves.) By opening a dialogue through LaBute’s gripping story of survival, acceptance and resilience, In a Dark Dark House aims to inspire hope for victims and encourage action in those who want to help. // KENNEDY ALLEN Through June 1. $5-$25. Walnut Street Theater Studio 5, 825 Walnut St. 215.574.3550.

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Warren Hoffman: The Great White Way

Philadelphia playwright nonfiction author Warren Hoffman leads a discussion about the racial politics and subtexts found in famous Broadway musicals. Hoffman will be available to sign books after the reading. 7pm. Free. Central Library, 1901 Vine St. 215.686.5322. BENEFIT

A Date with a Plate

The art of the table—the dinner table, that is— will be celebrated today as some of the area’s best decorators show off intriguing place settings to benefit the Center for Personalized Diagnostics at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center. 11am. $50-$55. Moulin at Sherman Mills, 3502 Scots Lane. 215.923.6000.

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Enjoy a night filled with music, dancing and gaming, all in support of the Philadelphia Center for Arts & Technology. The night features a massive multiplayer game, happyhour specials, silent auction and prizes. 7pm. $5. 207 Chestnut St. phillygiveandget.


The Walker and O’Dare Mystery Radio Hour

Mechanical Theater takes us back to the early days of radio, recording 1932’s zeitgeist with the story of a thief-turned-private eye and his one-time vaudevillian girlfriend. 7pm. $18. The Powel House, 244 S. Third St.



Food for Thought: La Vida Local

MOMIX: Alchemia

The pavilion at the Schuylkill Center will serve as the meeting place for folks to enjoy local food and drinks while Public Programs Manager Elisabeth Zafiris moderates a discussion on the intersection of food and culture. 7:30pm. $15. Schuylkill Center, 8480 Hagy’s Mill Road.

Acclaimed dance company MOMIX comes back to Philly to unleash its newest production courtesy of Moses Pendleton: a quirky exploration of the four elements that’s loaded with charm, sensuality and even a few laughs. 7:30pm. Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.

Friday, May 9 SP O R TS

Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta

More than 3,500 college athletes compete in this two-day river race, named after famous rowing coach Harry Emerson “Dad” Vail. After the race, head to Rowers Village, where vendors will be selling goods for rowing enthusiasts. 7am. Free. 2200 Kelly Drive. 610.246.5902. O U TDOORS

Fitler Square Spring Fair

Gather ‘round the fountain at Fitler Square for Mother’s Day weekend and indulge in assorted flea market wares, a silent auction and loads of children’s activities. 10am. Free. Fitler Square. DAN CE

Pennsylvania Ballet: Director’s Choice

The Pennsylvania Ballet presents three different ballets, each by a different choreographer, including a world premiere from the award-winning Trey McIntyre. The showcase will also mark Principal Dancer Julie Diana’s last Philadelphia performances before retiring. 7:30pm. $35-125. Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St. 215.893.1999. STAG E

Crimes of the Heart

Timmy Regisford

The Philadelphia Film Society’s new cult film series kicks off with a screening of Dario Argento’s acclaimed 1977 Italian horror classic, Suspiria. The movie centers on an American ballet student who discovers mysterious goings-on at her new school in Germany. 11:59pm. $6.66. PFS Theater at the Roxy, 2023 Sansom St. 267.239.2941. STAG E


The Luna Theater continues its “Once Upon A Time” season with the premiere of Jose Rivera’s critically acclaimed Brainpeople. Featuring performances by Amanda Grove and Jessica Gruver, Rivera’s evocative drama about a mysterious dinner party delves deeply into the human psyche of some troubled characters. Through May 24. $20. Luna Theater, 620 S. Eighth St.

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Often dubbed “The Maestro,” Timmy Regisford is a Trinidad-born producer, DJ and all-around legend in the house and dance music universe. With a career that started in the ‘80s at New York’s WBLS as music director and took him to A&R positions at MCA, Atlantic and Motown, the man knows every angle of the industry, but perhaps shines brightest with a dance floor to work over and hours to whip it into a frenzy. His kind of music, you could definitely say, is influenced by the late, great Godfather himself—Frankie Knuckles—but Regisford’s sets skew further into endless, meandering and soul-stirring jams. The beats he uses and the vibes his tracks evoke sound like they greatly informed artists like Marsha Wash, CeCe Peniston and Crystal Waters. He’s also signed and remixed folks like Patti LaBelle, Diana Ross, New Edition, Bobby Womack and Steel Pulse. Still, he’s managed to carry those ‘90s-and-disco-flavored grooves into 2014 with grace and aplomb. Tonight’s an opportunity to really twirl and freak for as long as you wish. For what promises to be a five-hour-long set with Voyeur’s “brand new renovation [with]… a booming sound system in full effect,” the Shelter NYC guru will delight dudes who—like Regisford will—want to take their shirt off and sisters who need room to groove. Slated as a multi-city gathering for seekers of soul spaces, even curating transport for those in NYC and Jersey, this jam may even help you make some out-of-town friends while sweating and sipping. // BILL CHENEVERT


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Drexel’s Co-Op Theatre Company wraps up the season with a Pulitzer-Prize winner. Beth Henley’s tragicomedy, directed by Nick Anselmo, follows the dysfunctional relationship between three sisters living in rural Mississippi. 8pm. $15. URBN Black Box Theater, 3401 Filbert St. 215.895.2787.

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LOVE Your Park Week Kick-Off Service Day Now that the polar vortex of winter and the biblical floods of spring are behind us, we can finally begin to go outside and play. The thing is, though, that open spaces aren’t worth much unless the community cares about them. Starting today, it’s easy to show your love of our city’s fine parks with the third annual LOVE Your Park Week. With a swollen slate of events, educational programs, family get-togethers and service projects for the next eight days, the Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Department of Parks & Recreation have provided you with many opportunities to not only give back to the community, but to have one hell of a good time doing it. Get details or volunteer at LOVE Your Park Week kicks off this morning, with a 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. citywide service day for citizens to help beautify Philly’s open spaces. Over at Parkside Evans Recreation Center at 53rd Street and Parkside Avenue, the cleanup will commence alongside the unveiling of the new Philadelphia PumpTrack, described by Parks and Rec as “a small dirt course of bumps, jumps and berms designed for BMX and mountain bikes” that bicyclists may maneuver through “without pedaling by using weight shifts and gravity.” It sounds both awesome and terrifying. Throughout the week, events range from a spring fair in Fitler Square and jazz performances in Hawthorne Park to an arts and crafts show in Malcolm X Park and pony rides for the kids at Marconi Plaza. // JOSH KRUGER Through Sat., May 17, various locations. 215.988.9334.

Greek Symposium Wine Tasting

Learn to experience, taste and pronounce ancient Greek wine varieties such as Assyrtiko and Xinomavro at a guided wine tasting led by Steven Gullo. Traditional Greek mezze will be on hand to feast on while learning about grape varieties, wine styles and professional techniques used in creating the delicious libation. Thurs., May 8, 6pm. $30. Paramour, 139 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne.

Tyler Perry’s Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned

New play from jokester-moralist Tyler Perry tells the story of a successful single woman who gets married on a whim while on a trip to Las Vegas. Heartbreak and revenge ensue as her shady new husband finds out you should never cheat in a Tyler Perry story. Fri., May 9, 7:30pm. $57.25-$62.25. Tropicana Resort & Casino, 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ.. STAGE

Little Shop of Horrors

A hapless floral shop owner attempts to satisfy his giant man-eating plant’s thirst for human blood and win over the girl he likes in this hilarious musical. The show features the classic songs, “I’m a Dentist,” “Suddenly Seymour” and “Somewhere That’s Green.” Through June 8. $15$55. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol. 215.581.3175.

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Firefly Pajama Party

The First Banana hosts a 12-hour marathon screening of the complete season of Firefly, the cult-favorite space cowboy drama starring Nathan Fillion, followed by the feature film Serenity. Entrance to the BYOB pajama party gets you a bag of popcorn, and pizza will be available for purchase from Pizza Brain. 2pm. $5. The First Banana, 2152 E. Dauphin St. PERFOR MA N CE Some of the area’s finest professional dancers team up for an enthralling dance compilation, featuring routines choreographed to the music of Louis Armstrong, Michael Jackson and Fred Astaire. Proceeds benefit the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association. 6:30pm. $55-$60. Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St. 856.770.4294. F ES TIVA L

Pie in the Sky Festival

Kites and food trucks may not go together like spaghetti and meatballs, but that all changes today at Penn Treaty Park: Enjoy

these arts side by side in an outdoor festival, featuring various food tastings and kite exhibitions. Noon. Free. Penn Treaty Park, Delaware Ave at Beach St. PAR T Y

The Clay Studio’s 40th Anniversary

To honor its 40th anniversary, The Clay Studio hosts a 40-hour marathon of events and activities, including studio tours, film screenings, workshops and more. It all culminates with tonight’s fundraising event, complete with food, drink, dancing and an auction of beautiful ceramic creations. 6pm. $250. American Street Showroom, 2201 N. American St. 215.925.3453. WO R KSHO P

Discovering Your Connection to Jefferson

Are you a long-lost descendent of Thomas Jefferson? Well, even if you aren’t, the National Constitution Center is hosting a genealogy workshop where guests will be presented with the tools to delve deep into their family history. 10am. Free with admission. National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St. 215.409.6600.

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Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty, Sexy, Funny

View co-host and polarizing autism activist Jenny McCarthy takes her jokes on the road in an all-female night of stand-up comedy, which also features Justine Marino, Tammy Pescatelli and Lynne Koplitz. The ladies don’t hold back their thoughts on the contemporary woman, single motherhood and casual sex. Sat., May 10, 8pm. $29.50-$35. Borgata, One Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J. 609.317.1000.




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Sandra Tsing Loh: The Madwoman in the Volvo After writing about menopause literature for a Sept. 2011 article in The Atlantic titled “The Bitch is Back”—a piece that would be named among the Best American Essays the folllowing year—Sandra Tsing Loh, an editor at the monthly magazine, began writing about her own experience going through that feminine midlife change. Those scribblings would eventually turn into The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones, Loh’s hilarious, poignant new memoir about menopause and the other personal challenges she endured over a year-long period. She’s also the author of five other books: Mother on Fire, If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home By Now, Aliens in America, A Year in Van Nuys and Depth Takes a Holiday: Essays From Lesser Los Angeles. In addition to her work at The Atlantic, Loh is a performance artist and actress, has a syndicated daily minute on public radio called “The Loh Down on Science” and a weekly segment dubbed “The Loh Life.” Her latest book, like her radio work, is very personal and candid, in which she describes the things that went on around her as the grip of menopause took hold: keeping pre-teen daughters off Facebook, the end of her marriage, dealing with her 93-year-old father and an incident in which she went to Burning Man and expressed her feelings for a male friend—who had the same feelings for her—when they both had families of their own. // RANDY LOBASSO 7:30pm. Free. Central Library, 1901 Vine St. 215.686.5322.


CANstruction Philadelphia

More than 50,000 cans of healthy and donated food are transformed into gigantic, creative sculptures by American Institute of Architects students. CANstruction celebrates its 8th annual hunger drive with these staggering works, all of which benefit Philabundance. Through May 18. Free.

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Circus Sideshow Workshop

David Darwin presents a history of sword swallowers and fire eaters while performing live demonstrations of his mystifying tricks. 4pm. $35. School of Circus Arts, 5900 Greene St.


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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Classic satire of 1960s big business returns to the Walnut Street Theatre with a fresh take. The play follows J. Pierrepont Finch as he uses a handbook called “How To Succeed In Business” to climb the corporate ladder from window washer to executive. Through July 13. $71.75-$81.75. Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.


Lynne Cheney The former Second Lady, America’s own Mrs. Vader, unveils her new biography, James Madison Rediscovered, this week at the National Constitution Center. Cheney’s exhaustive research covers the career of our fourth president and principal author of the Bill of Rights—she’ll sign copies, but don’t ask about Darth. 6:30pm. $25. Constitution Center, 525 Arch St.

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Angel Olsen I can identify with Angel Olsen: She’s freaking lonely and vulnerable, and she knows how to articulate it in just the right ways. Her songs are full of “If onlys,” “I wishes” and “I don’t knows.” Her February-released, Pitchfork-approved Burn Your Fire For No Witness is her best yet, an essential sophomore full-length after playing and singing for hefty indie rock titans like Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Mike Kinsella. It’s got so much sadness, but is it because Olsen’s truly sad? Not really sure that matters, but for the listener who can’t understand romance, hates the process of courtship or misses an ex-lover, her record will punch you in the gut, in the heart and in the face. (And if you’re anything like me, it feels kind of good). Unsurprisingly, this one’s a team-up with John Congleton, a visionary producer who’s brought out the best in St. Vincent, The Walkmen, Cloud Nothings, Wye Oak, Bill Callahan and Clinic. Give “Stars” a go; it sounds like she’s singing through or communing with an old spirit widow, and it’s here that the stellar drum work of Joshua Jaeger and Stewart Bronaugh’s bass and guitar skills are particularly amplified. The LP’s second track, though, “Forgiven/Forgotten,” is one of the year’s highlights, a track that channels Marnie Stern, Cate Le Bon and Waxahatchee in equal parts. “I don’t know anything, but I love you, yes I do,” she wails. Been there. And no song has ever so perfectly captured that helpless ennui and misery. // B.C. 9:15pm. Sold out. With Promised Land Sound. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave. 215.739.9684.



Celebrate the 50th anniversary the Civil Rights Act at the National Constitution Center as Bruce Ackerman is joined by Steven Calabresi and Tomiko Brown-Nagin to discuss the turning points of the civil rights movement that led to worldwide social change and an unprecedented revolution in constitutional law, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968. 6:30pm. $7-$10. The National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St. 215.409.6600.

The Please Touch Museum hosts a birthday party complete with craft cocktails, games, celebrity appearances, five celebratory toasts and much more. The adults-only gala allows you to channel your inner child and explore two floors of interactive exhibit zones while eating delicious treats, including a huge birthday cake created by Cake Life Bake Shop, winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. 7pm. $75-$500. Please Touch Museum. 4231 Avenue of the Republic. 215.581.3175.

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Mother Love When it was time to say goodbye, Jennifer discovered her mom anew. By Jennifer Clare Burke • July 10, 2013: The end at hospice


he morphine finally paid off shortly after 3 am. But getting there took some effort. “What is this?” I touched Mom’s nightgown, which was soaked with sweat; so was her pillow. She was leeching out fluid at a rate I hadn’t seen in the two weeks since her terminal cancer diagnosis. The hospice nurse and I replaced her gown and pillow with new, dry ones, shifted Mom onto her right side, and adjusted her covers. “Do you want to lose a blanket, Mom? Are you too warm?” “No, I’m comfortable.” “Feel better with a dry nightie on now?” “Yes, much.” I threw the drenched pillow into the closet. No sooner had I turned than she spoke. “Jennifer. I need to move. Get the tech. This hurts.” She pointed to her distended beach ball of a belly, through which the cancer pain had been ripping for most of the night. I could tell she was going to vomit. I grabbed tissues and caught it in time. “Mom, I don’t think it’s the position. You’re going to hurt no matter what position we get you in. You need more morphine.” She nodded, and within a minute, a nurse efficiently shot a syringe into her mouth—far back, so that the bitter taste of the morphine went directly down the throat and could be followed with a sweet orange juice “chaser” to mask any aftertaste. “The pain will reduce in a bit,” I told her. “Just hang in until the drugs hit.” She

nodded and settled, one hand holding mine. She kept spitting up fluid, but she continued to stare at me—intently, steadily, for about three hours. In that time, decades worth of miscommunication between us, of fights and resentments and incompatible coping styles, silently vanished. I didn’t know the person who was staring at me with a peacefulness and love that I’d never seen on her face before, but I knew this: She was the mother I had always wanted. I never thought I would get that in this lifetime. I certainly never thought that Mom, dying, would suddenly give birth to a new reality between us. I said, “Do you remember when I was little and would sneak into your bed for the night?” She smiled and nodded. I said, “Do you remember when I would wake you up and make you come sleep in my bed?” Same reaction. I said, “Nothing has to change.” Despite the pain she was still feeling, she scooted over enough so that I could remain seated on the edge of the bed, but rest my upper half next to her, my shoulder touching hers. I immediately felt relaxation come off her body—a settling, a letting go. For both of us.

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here is a moment I’ll never forget: Mom’s foot on the gas, the station wagon’s engine roaring as she gunned it over the “shooty-shoots,” as she called small but steep hills. Where the Philly ‘burbs turned into farmlands, Mom knew a road with three shootyshoots that came quickly in a row. “GO!” I yelled, and my mother hooted in response as the car flew over each hill, my stomach fluttering with each brief second of free fall. I was eight. It was the last time Mom and I would understand each other for the next 31 years. She was already middle-aged when she discovered she was pregnant with me—a nearly unbelievable surprise. My mother was born in the 1920s, and her views of mothers, daughters and their places in the world had been formed in an America that was gone forever. Her penchant for fast driving notwithstanding, Mom, who grew ever more anxiety-prone and compulsive throughout my late childhood and adolescence as she began to encounter medical problems, never knew how to handle a daughter who wanted to take on the world headfirst. And I could never bear a

mother who wanted me to placate it. Dad understood. “You’re going to swim against the stream in your lifetime, my love,” he told me. That was fine with me, and I loved him for getting who I was—even as I found my mother’s endless worrying and what-ifs and worst-case scenarios more alienating by the year. At 12, I was determined to go to work earning my own money as a house cleaner; she shot me down, appalled at the very idea, but I went anyhow. At 16, I dressed myself in the same clothes my peers wore to concerts; she told me I looked like a whore and did her damnedest to instill the sense of shame that she’d grown up with, which I simply didn’t possess and refused to internalize. As an adult building my legal career, I put together a strategy to take the bar in Florida so I’d have more options than Pennsylvania alone offered; she itemized all the ways that people with lupus, like me, shouldn’t set themselves up to fail with such grandiose, able-bodied dreams. I trained myself to work around Mom’s limits, but I also trained myself to resent them—and her. Through all of it, I grasped that her no’s, her worries, were less about my well-being than her own. Yes, she wanted to protect me from the world; she was a “helicopter parent” years before the term caught on in women’s magazines. But too often, it seemed, that didn’t come from a desire to see me happy so much as from a desire to keep me close so I could help her be happy. She saw my drive for independence not as growing up, but as abandoning her; that tension pushed me farther and farther away from even liking her, even as, in adulthood, my husband and I

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hat day, I knew that Mom’s cold was more than a cold. Early in the morning darkness, she did too. “Jennifer,” she said. “I’m feeling awful. I keep coughing.” I was sure it was pneumonia. “You’re going to the ER. We’re not waiting until tomorrow. This is moving too fast.” Mom nodded, clearly exhausted, but able to walk on her own to change her clothing and to use the bathroom. I alerted my husband, Jack, who was sleeping soundly, and I grabbed a small towel; I have lupus, and I feared Mom had an infection that I, taking immunosuppressive therapy, could catch. I figured if I put her in the backseat of the car and had her cough into a towel, I might be safer. I have no idea if this idea was sound logic or the wishfulness of someone who desperately wants it all to work out. I jogged to my car, drove around the block and parked as close as I could to the front door. Mom emerged, leaning heavily on Jack as they made their way to the car. She tried to ease herself into the backseat, but faltered: she lacked the energy to pull her feet up and in. I lifted her legs and positioned her. “Why aren’t I strong enough to lift my legs?” she asked. I didn’t know. “We’ll fix it,” I said. That was my job: I would be the CEO of managing her illness—just as I had been for Dad’s, just as I was for my own. I told Jack to go back to bed. I knew I’d need him rested for whatever came next. At the ER, they imaged Mom’s chest, with the expectation of finding fluid consistent with pneumonia. The resulting x-ray showed fluid indeed—but not just in her lungs: all around them, too. The complicated picture called for the more sophisticated CT scan, which showed the truth that my mother’s flowing muumuus had concealed: a fastgrowing tumor, believed to be originally ovarian, shaped like a dinner plate laying vertically in her abdomen but quickly blowing up. No bronchitis. No pneumonia. All tumor fluid, enveloping her lungs. Cancer with metastasis to the bone and lymph nodes. Shouldn’t she have been in agony for weeks already? Mom had shown no signs of pain; she’d mentioned her lack of appetite and seemed to be resting more during the day, but neither of those things were unusual for an 86-year-old. Just the day before, she’d been cleaning in the kitchen,

finishing her beloved crossword puzzles and stitching a pair of Jack’s shorts without complaint or slowness. I later learned from her primary care doctor that Mom had been offered a workup to detect cancer a few weeks earlier. Mom had refused. This didn’t surprise me. More than once, she’d suggested she was ready to go. Her life, she said, didn’t have the same purpose or joy without my father in it. In the ER, I measured her deterioration in minutes, watching her left eye socket swell while the right one grew more sunken. It was as if we could see the intelligence of the tumor as its troops took over. A harpist entered our ER cubicle through the curtain without words and played haunting music as nurses flitted in and out. Standing near the head of Mom’s bed, I could see more clearly with each moment the delicacy of her flesh, the immediately apparent skull, barely protected anymore it seemed; the uncertain fingers. Then a surgeon gave us the news: The cancer was most likely terminal. Still, of course, there were options. Surgery. Chemo. “What do you think I should do?” Mom asked me, her head propped on flimsy pillows. “What do you want to put up with?” I asked. “Nothing. At 86, I don’t want to do anything.” “That’s what I would do too,” I said. “That’s okay.” “What about right now? Are we going home?” “No, they’re going to keep you overnight for care.” “Jennifer,” she said. “Stay with me. Get me through this. Get me to the other side of this.” This time, I don’t just resolve to be there for her. I want to.

November 2008: Failure to connect


om’s sobs were strangely operatic as she walked in the front door, accompanied by her brother-in-law. “That thing wasn’t Harry,” she said. She meant my dad’s body. I hadn’t seen it. I had no wish to say goodbye to the dead body itself without Dad in it. My farewells had taken place gradually, over the months I spent caring for him, making decisions with him, and finally giving the order for the “aggressive comfort measures” that brought his life to an end after a couple of days of coma-like stupor. Her brother-in-law took her arm to guide her toward a seat. Instead, Mom approached where I stood in semi-greeting to acknowledge them. Crying more quietly, she took my hand and stared at it. “You’re so much your father,” she said. “You always were. Hands just like his.”

She was literally reaching for me across decades of being at odds. I couldn’t see it. My father had left me, and I didn’t feel the closeness with Mom that would let me share the pain of that loss without exploding in rage. From here on, I knew, it would fall to me, not her, to manage every detail surrounding Dad’s death and Mom’s future life. Instead, I gently disengaged my hand from hers, walked into the next room and shut the door. I sobbed, alone, and I let Mom sit, alone, as darkness fell, to cry by herself. She didn’t reach for my hand again after that, and I didn’t offer it. Years later, when I am next in a similar position, I will spend hours mourning, crying over every petty standoff between the two of us. Some of that will be grief; most of it will be shame.

June 29, 2013: My new mother


ithin days of Mom’s diagnosis, I no longer recognized her. Strangely, that wasn’t a bad thing: Mom’s familiar emotional life—the fear, frustration and anxiety that had plagued her for a lifetime—wasn’t present anymore. This frail-bodied person, so physically different from the strong-armed, always-knitting, always-busy mother I

to hide the snot or tears. I cried through the labyrinths of the hospital’s hallways and through the intestinal stairs of the garages. I cried at the dry cleaner and at the grocery store. Sobbing, I pulled my cart up to the check-yourself-out lines, where the clerk stood guard to make sure people weren’t stealing. She saw me coming, grabbed the front of my cart, dragged it to her station and started ringing me up herself without a word. People, it turns out, will show the most graceful kindness when they can tell you’re in actual agony, not just pissed or moody. Then I cried in the shower and in my bed. I felt too old for this behavior, but I couldn’t stop, either. There is no suitable age to put hands on a dying parent’s body. No one is ever “old enough.”

Early July 2013: Transitional hospice care at home


fter signing the discharge papers, Mom left the hospital via a bumpy ambulance. I stayed by her side as the ambulance unloaded her from the vehicle in front of our home, where hospice personnel waited, including a caregiver I’d hired for support. “The standard of care here,” I explained intently to anyone who’d listen, “is that of immortal unicorns who shit rainbow jellybeans. This must never

“Do thunderstorms ask permission?” I asked Mom. “Do they apologize for the noise? It just is.” knew, had also morphed into a different personality: serene, upfront, honest and openly happy over little things. I moved into the hospital with her on a cot by her bedside. She exhibited a comfortable, easy gratitude and trust in her silent moments with me; it was so natural that I began to wonder whether I’d simply missed noticing such moments during her healthy years. My energy must have been different, too, because she kept thanking me. Even when I was just sitting there, doing nothing but being present. After years of dispassionately tending to Mom’s needs because I knew it was my responsibility, I was now shocked to find myself repeating the very same reaction I’d had when Dad, my best friend in the world, had been dying in 2008 at this same hospital: The second I left the medical room with the dying parent in it, I began crying so openly and rhythmically that people gave me a courteous distance. I cried hard enough to feel my pulse at the tips of my ears. The force was so unstoppable that I didn’t try to be subtle,

change.” Fortunately, the daytime caregiver, Eva, didn’t need to be told; she tended to Mom not just with professional skill but with loving kindness. During our first night back home, as a summer thunderstorm broke outside, Mom repeatedly told me and the caregiver that she was sorry to be a burden and ashamed to be need all this help. “Do thunderstorms ask permission?” I asked her. “Do they apologize for the noise? It just is. Part of life, part of the world, and so is this.” I love thunder. It’s untouchable but palpable, everything wild and pure that we can’t lasso under our will—much like death itself. As the next days in home hospice unfolded, Mom fixated on my skin, touching it, complimenting it. Her food appetite, which used to be considerable, was all gone, and it seemed to transfer to skin hunger. She would pet my skin, and I would find her staring at it when I’d wear a sleeveless shirt, or when I checked on her one night straight out of my shower, dripping wet in a towel. Her attention startled me—until I realized

just how rarely in my adult life I’d hugged my mother. Now, I guessed, it was time to appreciate what physical togetherness we had left. Surprisingly, her humor was good. I had not really seen wit ever before from her, but now it came easily. It was like seeing her for the first time as the person who’d been lurking for decades under layers of hurts and resulting defenses. One day as I returned home from the grocery store, I entered the back door, bags on each arm, and heard a howl emanating from both Mom and Eva. Alarmed, I dropped the bags on the back step and tore into the living room—where Mom and Eva were cackling at a drag queen on Jerry Springer who had lost her wig. Though the cancer quickly destroyed her appetite, I knew Mom’s body still needed food, so I offered calories as long as she could endure eating. Since her longstanding dessert taboo was a moot point now, I brought her a pint of vanilla ice cream as a surprise. “Ooooooooooo,” she said as I dug a spoonful out and fed it to her. Her eyes lit up. “Good,” she said. “More?” “No,” she said. I waited, tipping the open carton toward her. “Well,” she said, “one more.” After a few days at home, Mom and I moved into a professional hospice center as her needs increased.

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rom midnight of July 10, 2013, when Mom woke up in pain, until just after 3 am, I cuddled her, gave back scratches, told her I loved her repeatedly, let her touch me, put lip gloss on her cracked mouth, rested next to her in the bed, rubbed her arms and watched her fall asleep, her face relaxing as she escaped the pain. I felt okay leaving the hospice at roughly 3:20 am. I drove home. I wanted to sleep. Instead, I had a sense of Mom being near me, her light bursting wide open. Rather than sleeping, I did what I seemed to have become best at doing: I cried. I knew what was coming. I was determined to be present with my mother at her death. Jack thought it would be terrible for me to witness Mom’s death; he counseled me against it. No, I said—it might be terrible for him to witness a parent’s death, but we were different people with very different attitudes toward handling death. I’d already lived through missing the actual moment of my dad’s death, I reminded Jack, though I’d stayed by his side in the days before, and this time, I knew I was supposed to help my mother. Being present for her death was a lesson I was ready to learn. Within the hour, the time for discussion was over: The hospice called to tell me that Mom “experienced a decline in status

and had grown unresponsive.” I cut the call short. I howled. Jack and I headed to our separate cars, in case we should need to keep alternating vigils if the death were prolonged. Dawn was just breaking. At a red light on the ride over, a blur of movement in a graveyard caught my eye: a momma doe and her fawn both made eye contact with me. Then the doe leapt away, startled, while her fawn leapt in the opposite direction. In seconds, they were gone in the woods behind the graveyard. That fleeting vision prepared me for the next separation I would witness. When I entered Mom’s room, I plopped on the bed where I sat before. I grabbed Mom’s hand, which was unresponsive and literally like ice; now I know where that expression comes from. Her hands’ penetrating cold contrasted with the heat emanating from her head and neck. I moved her hand and got into the hold position. Her breathing was labored; all that fluid had been building up and up as the tumor grew and shifted. The spot in which she’d specifically complained of pain was itself something new today: a protrusion on the already enormous beach ball in her belly. The tumor’s rate of aggression was surreal. I’d been Mom’s sherpa throughout the past two weeks, helping her through each transition: from diagnosis to decision, from hospital to home, from home to hospice, and I knew she needed a sherpa to die as well, so that when her anchor shifted from one location to another, she’d see I wasn’t just a good tether but also a good rock to push off from. Jack was afraid I was “making it harder for Mom,” but I knew exactly what she needed from me. Above all, Jack’s karma was not at stake in this pass. Mine was. As I got into hold position and brought my face near hers, I could hear all that fluid inside her, could see and feel her gasping but not fighting it. “I’m here,” I said, “and it’s okay, you’re okay.” She came out of that no-one’s-home dead gaze and connected with me, raising her eyebrows in disbelief. I could see some fear at the sensations she was having. “You really are okay,” I said, “and it’s okay to go.” She responded via her eyes and expression at that, so I said, “I love you.” I saw the eye connection and a quick expression before she gave into gurgles and let the liquid come fully up. I was still holding her and touching her chest and arms and face. And then I rocked with sobs as I hugged the body she’d just left. I pulled her eyelids closed because I didn’t want to associate with the nonperson in those eyes. I covered the body completely, because literally it was a husk that possessed nothing of her subjectivity, of the person I knew. I rubbed her legs and arms through the blanket. My understanding was that the brain might

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enry Laufer, also known as Shlohmo, is just getting started. At 24, he’s been messing with a laptop for six years and, over the last few, has made some serious waves: namely bomb collabs with How To Dress Well (his homeboy Tom Krell) and Jeremih, the super-sexed up Chicagoan and provider of “Birthday Sex.” Even though Shlohmo’s got rave reviews under his belt for EPs like 2012’s Vacation and last spring’s Laid Out, he doesn’t really seem to care. He’d rather you find his disc in a crate of budget buys at your local record store 20 years from now. At least then you’ll listen with open ears and not because you read some buzzy blog post about him and his beats. The Shlohmo sound is a lovely addition to a genre that seems to be building in momentum and listenership, with champions like Rhye, Autre Ne Veut, Active Child or Darkside. Swirls of R&B and vintage hip-hop—okay, vintage to folks in their early 20s—chill at the forefront, with glitchy trip-hop and synth notes rounding it out. “A lot of the songs I end up making are inevitably influenced by Timbaland and Jermaine Dupri and all that shit,” Shlohmo tells PW on the phone from Chicago. “I’m a huge fan of early 2000s and late ‘90s R&B. I’m pulling a lot from that rhythmically and tempo-wise.” His newest tracks have earned some well-earned buzz, whether he likes it or not, including a video for the outstanding How To Dress Well-featured “Don’t Say No,” or the Jeremih split “Bo Peep (Do U Right).” He may collaborate well on those tracks, but it’s not always as organic as he’d like. Shlohmo isn’t really into lyrics. He thinks more in terms of sounds and believes anything he’d write would invariably end up corny. “My vocals are there sometimes, but I never really write lyrics,” he admits. “I don’t fuck with lyrics. I don’t feel comfortable. A lot of the things I would try to say with my music are things I would never try to say with words.” The Krell team-up was fine ‘cause they’re boys. But with Jeremih, Shlohmo made a remix of “Fuck U All The Time,” Def Jam loved it—as did lots of fans, and it slowly became a team effort. And as it turns out, Shlohmo’s not afraid to be real about the nature of remixing. “Sometimes I’ll do stuff that I just like a lot to make it sound different,” he says when pressed about his extremely proficient remix work. “But a lot of time, it’s major labels asking for me to do them, and it’s money in my pocket.” Working with rappers is especially confusing sometimes, he says, because he’s not so sure they know what to make of him. “They don’t really understand me, and I like having that voyeuristic aspect of rap music. Especially like cocaine rap,” he confesses. Cocaine rap? “Music about bricks,” he says. Right, right. I sing him a couple lines of Future’s “Move That Dough” and told him you can’t walk from point A to point B in Philly without hearing that chorus now. I think maybe that’s cocaine rap. What of his JBs performance on Saturday? “It’s just me and a computer,” Shlohmo says—and he’s cool with that. Although he’d like to make some records that are built specifically for tours, it’s no longer uncommon for a musician to take the stage with only a laptop and lots of chords. “It’s something that I’ve been learning how to deal with since I started per-

The music maker: Shlohmo brings his unique sonic artistry to Johnny Brenda’s this week.

forming. Performing was never something that I had in mind when I was making music.” On-stage, he may not pop-lock or soulfully coo through his set, but it says something that Shlohmo can just spin a smart collection of his prolific bag of remixes, collabs and original material into one seriously scintillating setlist. Still, he hopes that people don’t come to the show simply because they’ve read about him. He’d prefer it’s because they like his output. “Even good reviews aren’t about the music,” he points out, admitting to having heard of artists ad nauseum but never really listening to their music. “I hope it’s not having that effect on people who might listen to my music.” We don’t recommend waiting two decades to get into it. He’s here now. And when Shlohmo takes the stage Saturday night, it’s sure to be pretty magical—a lovely, dreamy pastiche of everything from graphic drug tales and Timbaland’s ‘90s rap to Massive Attack-like ambience and R&B-informed sonicscapes. It’s almost guaranteed to lull you into a purplecolored haze, one thick with sexiness and the upstart’s own devil-may-care attitude. Go, Shloh.  Sat., May 10, 9:30pm. $12-$13. With Jim E-Stack + D33J. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave.

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Much of Belle lingers on indignities hidden as manners that mark the system by which those in power determine lesser: When Dido Elizabeth Belle is permitted to greet guests, she’s positioned in a portrait. It’s omnipresent, by design—this story’s biographical, and reminders of her “place” reflect the law of the land. With every tense pause after someone asks a loaded question, Belle is addressing something that’s often whitewashed. Belle is at its most interesting when giving its due to the growth of its conflicted, determined heroine (a magnetic Gugu MbathaRaw), either biographically or narratively. The film’s widest arc is the Zong slave-ship lawsuit on which her great-uncle must rule and its implications for the family, but it’s equally resonant when Dido confronts the hateful brother of a suitor (a slithery Tom Felton) or meets a servant in the family’s London house and has to wonder if she’s a slave. Dido’s also wealthy, which her loving but penniless cousin Elizabeth (a lively Sarah Gadon) envies, and Dido’s negotiations in the intersection of financial privilege and social prejudice neatly raises her personal stakes. Amid its social underpinnings, Belle is a story of home as both haven and battlefield. Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson and Penelope Wilton lend lived-in complications to the family, and director Amma Asante imagines the house as an eternal spring with shadows still lurking in every corner, Dido framed as solitary in gilded rooms where strictures are an invisible guest. It’s a nuanced tension, handled so well by its ensemble that more direct moments can feel like overkill, i.e. the swelling soundtrack that occasionally drowns out some of the many heartfelt speeches. Still, it’s minor bombast in a movie that offers insight elsewhere and places such faith in its cast. Belle is a tale of identity and stature illuminating a corner of history long overdue. (Genevieve Valentine) REVIEW


One man in a car for 85 minutes. If Locke sounds like a stunt, that’s fair: Screenwriter Steven Knight’s sophomore directorial effort is the kind of formal exercise that conjures images of pitch meetings at BMW. Instead, the film’s a claustrophobic tragedy, as Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) drives toward a woman he hardly knows who’s about to have his baby, while handling the parallel disasters this gesture (noble or futile, depending) creates in his wake. The self-imposed constraints occasionally intrude as Knight attempts to keep visual stakes high—wide shots add to the hypnotic rhythm of nighttime roads, but there are so many shots of the immediate environs to suggest Duel could break out any moment. However, an occasionally-nervous camera isn’t much of a drawback from a film otherwise so aware of its theatrical underpinnings (Waiting for Godot gets name-checked), so precisely structured and acted with such depth. Hardy’s risen on a mix of skillful acting and a surplus of charisma; in Locke, however, he manipulates even that. Ivan is quietly mesmerizing without ever calling attention to himself, quite a feat for a one-man set piece. He’s not entirely an island—the supporting cast delivers marvelous characterization by phone, particularly Olivia Colman as expectant mother Bethan and Andrew Scott as Donal, Ivan’s coworker, who provides the closest this movie comes to comedy relief. But Ivan is the locus of his various disasters; the mien and cadence he adopts with each of them is as revealing as the succession of tense conversations, and Hardy’s more than up to the task. Together, the whole becomes an intensely human blend of administrative nightmares and family reckonings (plus Locke’s occasional inability to differentiate). It’s a movie without easy answers and a nuanced, affecting look at the helplessness and loneliness that can hover underneath constant connection. (G.V.)

Ladies of leisure: Gugu Mbatha-Raw (right) stars as Dido Elizabeth Belle in the British drama Belle, aside Sarah Gadon (left).


Art, History and Truth Belle helps counteract cinema’s virtual white-washing of an era. By Genevieve Valentine //


he story of Belle is underscored by a portrait commissioned by William Murray of his great-nieces, Elizabeth and Dido. Dido is mixed-race, and one of the movie’s earliest scenes is of her arrival at her greatuncle’s, looking warily at a gallery of paintings in which people of color are servants; she grows up under a set of genteel, vicious strictures. The family, often uncomfortable with circumstances but at a loss to do otherwise, is fond of Dido, and her great-uncle clearly loves her, but when he commissions the portrait, Dido balks, understandably worried, and for reasons she can’t bring herself to explain to a family in which she still feels precarious. Behind the camera, the portrait started it all. Scriptwriter Misan Sagay saw the painting while touring Scone Palace; it was the first she’d seen from that era that didn’t depict a woman of color as subservient. Though neither woman led a particularly public life, details emerged about Dido’s remarkable position: biracial but raised into high society, illegitimate but wealthy in her own right, a woman who helped her great-uncle with business. Not all of this made it into the film—and watching John Davinier lecture Dido on current events grates a little if one considers her probable historical role in her great-uncle’s affairs. But the film offers enough context that the painting becomes as fraught for us as for Dido. Once attributed to Johann Zoffany but now considered of unknown authorship, the portrait depicts Elizabeth and Dido on an essentially-equal visual plane, with Dido as the more dynamic figure beside conventionally seated Elizabeth. Dido’s captured mid-motion, looking right at the viewer, a sly smile on her face. Elizabeth’s in a pale pink contemporary gown trimmed with lace, crowned with a band of rosettes; Dido is both more exotic and more focal, her hair in a turban and her gown slightly allegorical, its white satin drawing the painting’s light and the viewer’s eye. Even Elizabeth, her hand outstretched fondly on her cousin’s arm, seems to be encouraging us to admire Dido.

It’s a striking composition that suggests the unique situation of its subjects; that it’s so immediately striking to those familiar with the era suggests the lingering impact of art on cultural perception. This has become a topic of significant discussion in pop culture. Malisha Dewalt, who created the People of Color in European Art History blog——partially to debunk the concept of lily-white histories as “just the way it was,” gathers European art featuring people of color to widen awareness of their existence and to show changing perceptions of race. At first included as indicative of international contact and trade after widespread enslavement and colonization, race becomes codified as a marker that has affected assumptions regarding people of color from those looking backward: the blog features a 1537 portrait of mixed-race Giulia de’ Medici painted over as white in the 19th century. (Retroactive whitewashing continues. The blog attracts commenters claiming these works aren’t evidence of the fluid role of race; rather, they’re all victims of pigments that darkened over time.) Dido Elizabeth’s societal position might be so unique as to be singular. Perhaps no other woman of her era began life at such social and racial disadvantages and rose to such heights of privilege. Certainly she was a serendipitous arrival in a household whose patriarch would be so crucial to English abolition. And it’s to the film’s benefit that her story allows for trappings of more conventional period pieces: silk gowns and garden parties offer contexts for a narrative of race in which everyone concerned is actually invited to the party. But overall, cinema’s history of period pieces reveals decidedly pale tendencies, centering the white experience and often sidelining, exoticizing or vilifying everyone else. That’s beginning to change, as with the popularization of blogs like Dewalt’s, where awareness of historical whitewashing increases. But for now, Belle’s position is still rarefied, just by having Dido Elizabeth, triumphant, once again the focus of the frame. 





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here’s a small armed force here on planet Earth that boasts 6,600 troops, 800 support personnel and a $600 million budget. Its officers carry weapons ranging from semiautomatic rifles to revolvers, and they patrol their territory in helicopters, armored vehicles and souped-up automobiles. What’s more, this force’s surveillance capabilities include cameras on public street corners that can monitor citizens’ daily activities—including the vast majority who aren’t engaged in any subversive or criminal activity whatsoever. This force is known as the Philadelphia Police Department. And guess what: They’ve got a new resource now. Last week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled 4-2 to grant police in our state the right to search automobiles without a warrant. Before this decision, police in Pennsylvania generally had to get a warrant before searching your vehicle unless they had probable cause to believe a crime had been committed. For instance: If officers merely suspected drugs were in your car, that was not sufficient to allow an immediate search; they had to at least go through the motions of respecting civil liberties. Officers would have to consult civilian courts—often done via cell phone or radio—wait perhaps as little as a few minutes, and then receive a warrant to proceed with the search. While that kind of “going through the motions” might sound trivial, it represented a key layer of protection of citizens’ basic liberties. The requirement to obtain a warrant sent a message: People have rights. The warrant requirement for automobile searches wasn’t a federal right, interestingly: For decades, legal interpretations of Pennsylvania’s state constitution agreed that it gave greater protections to our state’s citizens than does merely the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Then, last week, Pennsylvania’s high court reversed that interpretation. Their decision took away a recognized right belonging to citizens and swapped it for an extraneous gift to a law-enforcement establishment that’s already awash in perks, privileges and exceptions. Don’t recent news headlines already make it clear that there’s no shortage of police officers who feel they can do whatever they want whenever they want? Now, they don’t even need a warrant from a court to do it, either. When the state Supreme Court endorses

this type of authoritarian exceptionalism, it harms citizens—and it creates a culture of fear, distrust, and resentment between civilians and police. This is particularly disheartening because Pennsylvania used to be one of the best states in terms of safeguarding our civil liberties and privacy. For example: The state still has one of the strictest wiretapping laws in the nation. Ever make a call in Pennsylvania to a bank or large corporation and hear, “This call may be recorded?” That’s legal recognition of your right to know when you’re being recorded in Pennsylvania—a right that’s particularly strong in the context of a one-on-one, private conversation, but even a seemingly public conversation between two people can run afoul of this wiretapping law, too. What the hell, Supreme Court? Who do you represent anymore? This decision warrants a serious response from Pennsylvania’s legislature and citizens. To be specific: It must be corrected by an amendment to the state constitution. I sometimes hear folks say, “If you’re not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about.” Given the past decade’s revelations surrounding government surveillance of U.S. citizens, along with the nauseatingly familiar news of police brutality and dishonesty we hear about on a fairly regular basis in Philadelphia, I’m left feeling that this type of don’t-worry-be-happy approach is, at best, frivolous—and, at worst, an outright delusion. We cannot trust the government to do the right thing in almost any circumstance. This is exactly why we have rights in the first place. This is also why we have a civilian-run government rooted in respecting the process and not an authoritarian dictatorship focused merely on outcome. Why the state Supreme Court decided to grant police unwarranted trust is baffling. It tells me something is seriously wrong with the commonwealth’s top jurists if they think police should be given greater rights than the citizens they’re supposed to protect. Don’t take my word for it. Just listen to Philadelphia Police Lieutenant John Stanford, who said to NBC10 last year: “People have to remember officers are human beings ... It’s just like any other profession. You have some folks who don’t do things the way they’re supposed to.” With that in mind, we probably shouldn’t make it easier for police to behave badly. 



>>> have a few more minutes of processing after death—not much, but a little. If neardeath experiences are to be believed, I wanted her to see that even in her absence, she would be cherished. The nurses changed shifts just then, and Kim, the newly arrived nurse who’d last seen me the day before, said, “You look so peaceful.” I was. I felt emotions that I never had before in connection with a death— but then, I don’t know that I’ve encountered a death with someone where we worked out what we were supposed to do and mean to each in this life. Kim asked me if I wanted the blankets. They were light, soft, friendly brown blankets my sister had brought for my mom to cuddle; until that moment, I’d planned to leave them. But suddenly I said yes. “If you told me yesterday that I would take blankets from my Mom’s dead body,” I said, “I would have told you you’re crazy. And now I want them badly.” She said: “I have my mom’s blanket. It’s a good memory of a good end.”

there to read them. I have repeatedly found the most surreal moment of losing a parent—or anyone—is when you no longer have to worry about the “essentials.” After my Dad died, I picked up his coat and shoes from the cancer center to bring home, yet I couldn’t stop myself from thinking, wouldn’t he be freezing cold in this weather, and what, he should go barefoot? It’s that moment when you realize the books, the shoes, the coat are just stuff, as much as the body was just stuff. Nighttime in a post-parent world is so fucking startling.


I replay her death and all that was mysterious and profound to me, and the ache isn’t what I thought it would be. It’s not like it was with my Dad, where I mourned the loss of his company; he was my best friend and the constant playmate in my life for 34 years. With Mom, it was more like falling apart after a whirlwind love affair: You fall head over heels in love with someone and do nothing else and think nothing else and breathe nothing else but that person, and then it’s over in some way that resembles getting hit in a car accident at high speed.

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or weeks, the pint of ice cream I’d been feeding to Mom one coaxed spoonful at a time sat in the freezer untouched. I couldn’t eat it myself, but I couldn’t bring myself to throw it away, either. With each thing connected to Mom, there has been some pain in letting it go—even in a partially eaten dessert. With each thing, I wait until I can handle letting it go, until the intuitive knowledge strikes me. About a month after Mom died, I had to drive in the heat from the Philly ‘burbs to New Jersey. I had to bring my medications and my refrigerated probiotics with me; I couldn’t find the icepack I use to keep stuff cold in the car, so instead I grabbed the pint. I figure Mom would want me to be practical. n

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n the wake of Mom’s death, I’ve been thinking about my birth. It was remarkable, my parents told me, for its peacefulness: I had no birth trauma, not a mark on me, and my expression was placid. I find a fascinating parallel in holding Mom as I did—in birth, it’s two bodies entangled, until one releases the other to enter a new realm. Mom’s death in my arms was the same—just in the other direction. When she did it for me and when I did it for her, both times were surprisingly smooth. I realize now how profoundly she loved me, even though I wasn’t loved in the way I wanted to be and at times needed to be, but those are the perfectly imperfect realities that enable us to be creative, adaptive, real, live grown-ups. I comprehend, looking back, how much pressure my mother was under to be The Perfect Mom. The desperation to embody that platonic form—a pressure that’s toxic for women in our culture—forced her into a role that wasn’t her authentic self, and the dissonance between self and role hurt her as much as it hurt me. It wasn’t the recipe for happiness after all. As we prepared to say goodbye, I asked Mom many questions about things that had hurt me and things that had hurt her. I finally accepted: I was the imperfect daughter as much as she was the imperfect mother. And it wasn’t so much in her words that I found some relief but later, in the silence, in the gaze that passed between us hours before her death.

In the wake of Mom’s death, I’ve been thinking about my birth.

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· 24 hour doorman · State-of-the-art fitness center · Media room, resident lounge, conference room · Beautifully landscaped deck with seasonal in-ground pool, hot tub, and skyline views

· Pet friendly · All apartments have washers and dryers

South facing studio with excellent natural light, wood floors, a marble bathroom and open kitchen, 513 sf $1,600 Junior one bedroom with wood floors, an open contemporary kitchen with breakfast bar, marble bathroom, 504 sf $1,925 One bedroom with wood floors, a modern kitchen, marble bath and large closet, 614 sf $2,010

2 bedroom, 2 bath with all rooms facing south, wood floors, marble baths, open high-end kitchen, W/D, 1008sf $3,400 Washington square hoPkinson house 604-36 S. WASHINGTON SQ. Completely renovated efficiency with wood floors, an open kitchen and $1,175 custom bathroom, 415 sf Studio with an alcove overlooking Washington Square with great closet space, 600 sf $1,385 1 bedroom with a balcony facing south, large kitchen, great closet $1,600 space, 778 sf 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths, lots of natural light, unobstructed views of South Philadelphia, 1200 sf $2,710 3 bedroom, 2 bath, balcony with west and south city views, updated kitchen and baths, wood floors, 1650sf $3,120 700 LOcuST STreeT 2 bedroom, 2 bath, one parking spot included, high end finishes, 1160sf $2,550 indePendence Place 241 SOuTH 6TH STreeT 1 bedroom with a private balcony, open living room/dining room, W/D, large bedroom, great closet space, 928sf $1,600 society hill BrIdGevIeW PLAce 315 NeW STreeT Loft style studio with a separate sleeping area, high ceilings, updates throughout, 485sf $1,050

Wanamaker house

2020 WaLnut Street · 24 hour doorman · One block from Rittenhouse Square · State-of-the-Art fitness center · Seasoonal rooftop pool

Studio with a large bay window, panoramic city views, an

open kitchen and great closet space, 548 sf $1,375 1 bedroom on a high floor with two bay windows, dramatic city views and an open kitchen, 700 sf $1,800 2 bedroom, 2 bath with balcony, bay windows in all rooms with amazing city views, eat-in-kitchen, balcony, 1198sf $2,700

Bilevel Chancellor Street townhome with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, wood floors and updated kitchen and baths, 1300sf $2,850 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Walnut Street townhome with an updated kitchen, wood floors, high ceilings, lots of natural light and direct garage access, 1700 sf $3,620

ABBOTT’S SQuAre 530 S. 2Nd STreeT 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath overlooking Headhouse Square with a balcony, spacious living area and great closets, 842 sf $1,550 society hill toWers 200-220 LOcuST STreeT Studio on a high floor with dramatic river and city views to the south, floor-to-ceiling windows, updated bathroom, 508 sf $1,350 Corner 1 bedroom with northwest views, floor-to-ceiling windows, recently renovated throughout, 750 sf $1,695 Corner 2 bedroom, 1 bath with oversized windows, western city views, updated throughout, and ample closet space, 1131 sf $2,200 22 FrONT STreeT South-facing 1 bedroom plus loft, 2 bathroom, lots of natural light, wood floors, open kitchen, balcony, 995 sf $2,390 Waterfront Pier 3 3 n columbus blvd 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, terrace, open kitchen, fireplace, one parking spot included, 1300 sf $1,995 avenue of the arts academy house 1420 locust street Junior 1 bedroom on a high floor with panoramic eastern city views and an open updated kitchen, 521 sf $1,595 1 bedroom on a high floor with panoramic south views, a Juliet balcony, W/D, 726 sf $1,650

1 bedroom on a high floor with city views to the north, large living space and dining area and a W/D, 861 sf $1,825 center city one 1326 sPruce street 1 bedroom on a high floor with dramatic southern views, private balcony, great closet space and lots of natural $1,500 light, W/D, 873 sf 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, balcony, great entertaining space, open kitchen, amazing closets, washer/ dryer, 1209 sf $2,150 131 SOuTH 13TH STreeT Brand new studio in a walk-up in the heart of Midtown Village with hardwood floors, designer kitchen and bath and washer/dryer, 384 sf $1,250 Brand new 1 bedroom in a walk-up in the heart of Midtown Village with hardwood floors, designer kitchen and bath and washer/dryer, 501 sf $1,575 THe reSIdeNceS AT THe rITz-cArLTON 1414 S PeNN SQuAre 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, views of South Penn Square, wood floors, open contemporary kitchen, designer bathroom, 1042 sf $3,400 rittenhouse square the rittenhouse 210 W. rittenhouse sq. Furnished Studio with panoramic western city views, a large bathroom appointed in marble, a separate kitchen $1,820 and washer/dryer, 583 sf

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1 bedroom with city view to the north, a spacious living/ dining room, 2 large closets, 567 sf $1,395 Large 1 bedroom with all rooms facing south on a high floor with lots of natural light, beautiful built-ins in living room, updated eat-in-kitchen, 807 sf $1,750 Corner 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with new hardwood floors in living areas, updated kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, 1229 sf $2,495 Brand new 2 bedroom, 2 bath with 300 sf private deck and parking spot, high end finishes, luxurious master suite and W/D, 1058 sf $4,295

the Wellington 135 s. 19th street Studio with western sunset city views, lots of closets, and a large brand new kitchen and bath, 418 sf $1,425 1 bedroom with western sunset city views, lots of natural light, new carpet, new kitchen floor and new bathroom vanity, 572 sf $1,600 the dorchester 226 W. rittenhouse sq. Efficiency on a high floor with panoramic western city views, 359 sf $1,160 Studio offering partial views of Rittenhouse Square, oversized windows and lots of open space, 573 sf $1,375 Junior 1 bedroom with partial Rittenhouse Square view, open kitchen, oversized windows, great closet space, 570 sf $1,620 1 bedroom facing south with a private balcony, lots of natural light, great closet space and an updated kitchen and bath, 611 sf $2,100 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with wood floors, oversized windows, a private balcony, and washer/dryer, 1119sf $2,560 2 bedroom, 2 bath overlooking Rittenhouse Square, private balcony, new kitchen appliances, lots of natural light, 1231sf $3,350 the rittenhouse savoy 1810 S. rITTeNHOuSe SQ. Efficiency with western city views and great closet space, 461 sf $1,240 313 SOuTH 18TH STreeT Recently Renovated 1 bedroom with wood floors, kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appli-

ances, close to Rittenhouse Square, 449 sf $1,190 1 bedroom with lots of natural light, a beautifully appointed new kitchen and bathroom, wood floors, one block from Rittenhouse Square, 720 sf $1,675 126 SOuTH 16TH STreeT Brand new studio with wood floors and a modern kitchen and bathroom, half a block from Rittenhouse Row, W/D, 353 sf $1,200 1830 rITTeNHOuSe SQ. Brand new 1 bedroom with hardwood floors throughout, an open chef’s kitchen, bathroom appointed in marble, high ceilings and beautifully restored building details throughout, 900 sf $2,995 the WarWick 1701 locust street Studio on a high floor with panoramic city skyline views, great closet space, an open kitchen and marble bath, 423 sf $1,590 Furnished Junior 1 Bedroom, with an open kitchen, marble bath and great closet space, 531 sf $2,000 1 bedroom penthouse with lots of natural light, a beautifully appointed kitchen, marble bathroom and wood floors, W/D, 593 sf $2,075 Corner 2 bedroom, 2 bath with wood floors, an open kitchen, marble bathrooms and wonderful north and west city views, 1199 sf $3,300 art museum the PhiladelPhian 2401 PeNNSyLvANIA Ave Studio with a balcony, Fairmount views and large brand new kitchen and bathroom 603 sf $1,390

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1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Studiosin MainLine $115,000 to& $150,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse“Specializing Sq. Center “Specializing in MainLine Center City” City” 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1 Bedrooms $175,000 to&$225,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Damon Michels Damon Michels $525,000 2 Bedrooms $250,000 to $400,000 $525,000 Call: 215-840-0437 The Damon Michels TeamCity” “Specializing in 610-731-9300 MainLine & Center Over 85 Million Call: $400,000 to&$500,000 in MainLine Center City” 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse“Specializing Sq. 3 Bedrooms in Sales in 2013 Damon Michels Damon Michels 610.688.4310 Includes real estate tax • No transfer tax 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 610.688.4310 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Call: 215-840-0437 Call: 215-840-0437 $525,000 $525,000 Open Sun 11-4pm | Mon 12-6pm MAINLINE CENTER CITY Mon-Fri 10am-5pm | Sat 11-3pm • Sunday 11-4pm CENTER 610.688.4310 SHEffIELd CouRT CITY PHILA. The William Penn House CenTer CiTY PHiLa. Main Line SuburbS 610.688.4310 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Tues-Fri 9-6pm | Sat 12-3pm 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. MAINLINE CENTER CITY The William Penn House - Center City Living! 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba;MAINLINE RenovatedTownhome, Center City City Living! -- Center Living! The William Penn House $525,000 CENTER CITY Rittenhouse $525,000 Rittenhouse Square Square••• Rooftop Rooftop Rittenhouse Square Pool Fitness Center Valet - Center City Living! Pool Fitness Center• Pool •••Fitness Center •• Valet Valet 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Parking 24 Hr Security 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Parking 24Hr HrSecurity Security 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. •• Parking •••24 24 Maintenance 24 Hr Hr Maintenance 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Rittenhouse Square • Rooftop 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 24 Hr Maintenance Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Studios to$150,000 $150,000 Studios Pool $115,000 1830 St. Rittenhouse Sq. $525,000 •$115,000 Fitness to Center • Valet 1830 $525,000 110 Addison Montgomery Ave. Bala Cynwyd 1910 Ba; S. 21st Street, Point Breeze 3 Bd/2 RenovatedTownhome, 1 Bedrooms $175,000 to$225,000 $225,000 1$525,000 Bedrooms $175,000 to 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, • 24 to Hr Security • 4 New construction Carriage homes 1830 Addison St. $115,000 2Studios BedroomsParking $250,000 to $400,000 $525,000 2 Bedrooms $250,000 to$150,000 $400,000 3bed/1.5 bath; 1,220 sq ft Townhome Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. $525,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison Rittenhouse Sq. 13Bedrooms startingSt. at $689,000 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 31830 Bedrooms $400,000 to $500,000 24 Hr Maintenance Bedrooms $400,000 to $500,000 $139,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $175,000 to $225,000 St. Rittenhouse Sq. 31830 Bd/24 Addison Ba; RenovatedTownhome, beds/3.1 baths; 2 car garage; 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Includes real estatetax tax••No Notransfer transfertax tax Includes real estate 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 33 Bd/2 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Bd/2 Ba; Ba; RenovatedTownhome, RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 3416-18 N Sydenham Street 2 Bedrooms $250,000 to $400,000 Open Floor plan with 3000 Sq ft $525,000 $525,000 $525,000 $525,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Studios $115,000 to $150,000 Open Sun Barr 11-4pm | Mon 12-6pm $525,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bedrooms $525,000 1025 Lane, Gladwyne $400,000 $500,000 12-3BR Units, w/parking garage Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Tues-Fri | Satto 12-3pm 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Addison St.Rittenhouse Rittenhouse Sq. MAIN LINE SuBuRBS 4bd/3.1Ba 2625 Sq.9-6pm Ft; Renovated Cape $565,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Sq. 1 Bedrooms $175,000 to $225,000 OPEN SUNDAY 11 AM - 1 PMSq. 31830 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2Addison Ba; RenovatedTownhome, OPEN SUNDAY 2 - 4 PM Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 St. Rittenhouse Sq. 911 E darby, Havertown Includes real estate tax • No transfer tax Great Investment Opportunity $1,735,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 2427 Carpenter Street, Graduate Hospital $525,000 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 2 Bedrooms $250,000 to $400,000 864 Briarwood Road, Newtown Square 49 Cornell Rd., Bala Cynwyd $525,000 3 Bed/ 1.1 Bath; 1,664 sq ft Townhome 3519 Bd/2 Ba;21st RenovatedTownhome, South St., Rittenhouse Square 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 6Bed/5.1Bath; Colonial on 1.78to acres $945,000 3 Bd/2Addison Ba;6308 RenovatedTownhome, $225,000 18303BD/1.1BA; AddisonTownhouse St. Rittenhouse Sq. $525,000 3 Bedrooms $400,000 $500,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 St. Rittenhouse Sq. $329K Open Sun 11-4pm | Mon 12-6pm 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Multi-unit, building 6 spacious 1Sq. 5BD/2.2Ba 3,314 Sq. Ft. Colonial Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse $525,000 3 Bd/2 Ba;corner RenovatedTownhome, 200 Avenue, Narberth $525,000 3 Bd/2 Ba;Sabine RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 801 Spruce Grove Lane, Phoenixville 1830 St.Wash Rittenhouse Sq. Includes real 9-6pm estate tax • No transfer tax Tues-Fri | Sat 12-3pm Bd/1bath units $950,000. 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; Street, RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St.sqRittenhouse Sq. 510 S.Addison 11th Square West Finished, Walk-out LL $549K 53$525,000 Bed/3Bath; 2,299 ft Victorian $550,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 4Bed/4Bath; 3941 sqft Cape Cod on 1.2 acres 31830 Bd/2N. Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 2040 franklin St., Temple university $525,000 31407 Bd/2130 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. $790,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. $525,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Henley Road, Wynnewood County Line Rd., Bryn Mawr 3BD/2BA; 3-Story Twnhome C/A $339K Open Sun 11-4pm | Mon 12-6pm 3sty Bd/2 Ba; 3$525,000 1880 sq RenovatedTownhome, ft duplex; unit 1-1 bed/1 bath; Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3707 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 409 Merwyn Road, Station 33Bed/2 Bath 1,575 sq ft Updated Colonial $400,000 $525,000 Conshohocken StateMerion Rd., Cynwyd 1830unit Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. $525,000 Tues-Fri 9-6pm SatBala 12-3pm 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. $525,000 2-4Street, Bed/1bath 5BD/3BA; Renovated Colonial 7$525,000 Bed/4.2 Bath, 7549 sq. ft.| Colonial $1,075,000 1519 Swain Art$250,000 Museum Area 109 Marywatersford, Bala Cynwyd 1830 Addison St. 4BD/2BA; Colonial in college Park 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 604-36 S Washington Sq,#615 Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 31830 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Rittenhouse Acres; Walk to Sq Train $724K 139Addison Ebenezer St. Avenue, Bala CynwydSq. 43/4 Bed/2.1 Bath; 2588 Ft Split-Level 3 Bd/2 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, RenovatedTownhome, 1,552 Ft Townhouse 3$525,000 Ba; 3Bd/2 Bd/2Ba; Ba;RenovatedTownhome, RenovatedTownhome, Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 13BD/2.1BA Bed/1Bath; 778 sqSq. ft Condo $285,00 3$525,000 3Bd/2 Bed/3 Bath, 1329sq ft Colonial $269,000 $475,900 331,598 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Sq.Ft; 1-Car Attached Garage $349K $525,000 $525,000 $525,000 $525,000 Renovated, CentralSt. Air; Finished LL $399K $525,000 9 Rolling Wynnewood 2351 N. orianna Temple university $525,000 1230 Ridgewood Road, Bryn Mawr 1245 HollowRoad, Rd., Penn ValleySq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Rittenhouse 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq.on 3Addison Bed/2 Bath;St. 1,440 sq ft Ranch , Lot 0.01 acres $25,000 5 Bed/ 4.2 Bath, 6755 sq ft- French Estate 190 Presidential #301 The Corinthian 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq.l For Rent $2,000/month 4BD/4.1Ba Contemporary 1727 Fitzwater St., #A Graduate Hospita 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba;1.26 RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. acres $1,999,900 2945 Poplar Street, Art Museum 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3BD/3.1BA, 2700 Sq.Ft w/ Balcony Weybridge Lane, Wayne 2BD/1.1BA Townhouse $350K 5,620 Sq.Ft. $1,500,000 3$525,000 Bd/2 1212 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; 3Bed/1.1Bath; 1,150 sq ft Townhome 200RenovatedTownhome, Simpson Rd., Ardmore 3Bed/3.1bath; 3,580 sq ft 2 story colonial $525,000 For Rent $1,500/month Commercial (office &$4,700/month 2 apartments) $469,000 $525,000 $525,000 Updated; For Rent or $749K 1830Hamilton Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. desirable Denbigh. $865,000 Sq. 3508 Street - Powelton Village 1830 inAddison St. Rittenhouse 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3551 Indian Queen Lane, East falls 201 Wynne Lane, Penn Valley 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 172 Gramercy Road, Bala Cynwyd 1830 Addison St.sq Rittenhouse Sq. 4BD/3.1BA; 3,300 Sq. 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North Phila – 3425 N Bodine 2BR/1BA Below Market Value and can be used as a starter home or a good buy for an Invester Harrowgate – 3563 Joyce St Well kept rental property, Perfect for 1st Time buyer or investor

Greys Ferry – 1604 S Newkirk St Great Investment opportunity for an investor looking for turnkey rental income or a new home buyer $69,900

RITTENHOUSE SQUARE / FILTER SQUARE / AVENUE OF THE ARTS 1425 Locust St #4B Spacious 900+ Sq Ft 1BR/1.5BA Condo with new Kitchen and Baths in Luxury bldg 1903 Spruce St #3E Large 2BR/2BA tri-Level confo in a classis brownstone in the heart of Rittenhouse Sq., Deck 2037 Spruce St Modern tech savvy 1860’s Brownstone featured in Forbes Magazine for “Smart House” Features!


Single BR and Studio Apt with Commercial Space Overbrook Park 1831 Farrington Rd New! 3BR/1.5BA HW Floors New Kitchen finished basement Must See

$117,900 $125,000

Germantown – 241 E Armat St Great Investment Opp! Duplex plus 2 Large garages u unit -4BR/2BA 2nd Unit 2BR/1BA $139,000 $325,000

219 S Sartain St Charming renovated 2BR/1BA, C/A, Lined fireplaces, Patio $389,999 902 Pine St Unit 1F Charming 2BR/2BA with Hw Floors throughout and beautiful dramatic arches $399,900 $839,000 108 Lombard St Newly Renovated 3BR/1.5BA,Custom Kitchen baths, Garage Roofdeck 520 Delancey St Wonderful Extra Wide 3BR/2BA Society Hill Mansion built in1820 on Cherished brick walk block $1,139,000 1101 Locust St 5BC 4BR or 3BR+Den Private terrace Parking high End Kitchen $1,850,000 QUEEN VILLAGE/ BELLA VISTA / GRADUATE HOSPITAL / SOUTH PHILA. 2018 Christian St Unit C Looking for an investment prop or perhaps a well maintained pied-a terre for city weekend getaway? $99,999 1014 W Oregon Ave Fresh Renovated 3BR/1BA, Large 16x20 Concrete Patio OPEN HOUSE 5-11 FROM 12-1:00 512 Fitzwater St R Queen Village Prime 1BR/1BA on tree Lined Street, No condo Assoc or association dues, Patio and basement $179,000 2411 Carlisle St St Newly Renovated 3BR Home, This House has been totally renovated from top to bottom with Hardwood Floors $229,000 2251 League St Amazing 3BR updated home HW Floors CA and SS Appliances $235,000 151 Sigel St Beautiful fully renovated Pennsport home avail NOW New Kitchen Bathroom, HW Floors and C/A $237,500 1021 S 18th St Unit B Large 1BR/1BA condo with Deck Low Fees OPEN HOUSE 5-11 FROM 2-3:30 $269,900 412 Bainbridge St D Unique 2BR home with HW Floors, Custom roof deck and a modern BR $290,000 $244,900 1021 S 18th St Unit B Large 1BR/1BA condo with Deck Low Fees 1020 S Randolph St Updated 3BR/2BA with Large Garden $299,900 $339,900 1521 Catherine St 3 Story, 3BR with Den 1.5 BA Renovated Kitchen and baths Yard Great Light 1021 S 18th St #A Large Bi-Level 2BR/2BA condo with Family room and rear garden, Low fees OPEN HOUSE 5-11 FROM 2-3:30 $369,900 OPEN HOUSE 5-11 FROM 12-1:30 $424,900 2051 Catharine St Large Victorian 3BR/2BA with Garden and Bi-Level Roof Deck $588,000 1101 Washington Sq PH8 Large 2BR/2BA loft with Den/Office or 3rd BR Potential, Garage Parking, Bridge Views OPEN HOUSE 5-11 FROM 2-3:00 $424,900 1021 S 18th St Unit C Large Bi-Level 2BR/2BA Condo with 2 Decks $499,999 Navel Square - 500 Admirals Way #221 Spectacular 2BR with Den Bright open Floor plan Upgraded throughout $424,900 2051 Catharine St Large Victorian 3BR/2BA with Garden and Bi-Level Roof Deck $620,000 765 S 20th St A Gorgeous Townhouse with 2 Car Parking! NORTHERN LIBERTIES / NORTH PHILADELPHIA 1219 N Randolph St #1F Contemp 2BR/2BA Condo HW Floors SS Appl, Granite Counters Flagstone patio $199,900 419 Brown St Live in the heart of Northern Liberties in this spacious and light corner Property! $335,000O 1010 N. Leithgow St Beautiful Historic 3BR/2BA, C/A, New Windows, New Roof, New Mechanics, HW Floors, Master Suite, Patio, FP OPEN HOUSE 5-4 FROM 1-2:00 $330,000 1013 N Lawrence St Beautiful 3BR/1BA Home with Deck and Patio $350,000 1010 N. Leithgow St , Beautiful 3BR/2BA, C/A, New Windows, SS Appl, Cherry Cabinets New Roof, New Mechanics, HW Floors, Master Suite, Patio, FP OPEN HOUSE 5-4 FROM 1-2:00 $330,000 945 N 5th St Why pay condo fees when you can collect rent? Victorian duplex, mid-mod and green renos on great block $469,000 UNIVERSITY CITY / WEST PHILADELPHIA

Port Richmond – 3126 Belgrade St Great Investment Property in a lively popular neighborhood! from Center City

OPEN HOUSE 5-11 FROM 12-1:30 $339,500


Upper Olney – 6130 N Franklin St Beautiful home recently renovated in mint condition 3BR/1.5BA garage full finished basement $159,000 7804 Buist Ave 19153 Philadelphia


1810 S 4th St 19148


Old Kensington – 146 W Palmer St Great Corner Location Commercial Space with a 2 BR Apt above being sold In AS IS Condition


Cobbs Creek – 6112 Washington Ave Lovely and Spacious Old World Home Ready for your personal touches!


Fishtown – 1531 Earl St Quaint 2BR in heart of Fishtown, Open Floor Plan HW Floors, Tile Kitchen Back Yard


Fishtown - 1822 Diamond St Great Investment Opportunity! Duplex in the Temple U Area, Made up of 2 Units 1 -2BR 2nd 5BR $299,000 Point Breeze – 1434 S 23rd St Fantastic top to bottom renovation modern design 3BR/1.5BA HW floors finished basement


Fishtown – 2441 Tulip St Newly remodeled Newly remodeled spacious home


Point Breeze – 2238 Titan St Stunning 2BR home, New Everything C/A, Granite, SS Appliances HW Floors Must See!


1810 S 4th St 19148


Fishtown – 2235 Coral St New Construction 3BR 3 Story 2/BA Modern Home Fin Basement Roof Top Deck


West – 3508-10 W Allegheny Ave This Beautiful well maintained home located on the out skirts of East Falls , Won’t Last long


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


Germantown/Wissahickon Pk – 306 W Hortter St 5BR/4BA updated Victorian steps away from Wissahickon Pk and Germantown shopping district


East Passyunk 2031 S 10th St Join us for a tour of this beautifully Renovated S Philly Home near Passyunk Sq


Fishtown – 813 E Girard Ave Great 4BR/1.5BA Stylish Home with Lots of Character


Chinatown – 1100 Vine St P201 2BR Penthouse unit with HW Floors and a modern kitchen Pet Friendly


East Passyunk 2031 S 10th St Join us for a tour of this beautifully Renovated S Philly Home near Passyunk Sq


Hawthorne – 1118 Webster 2BR/2BA Totally Renovated 1 Yr Paring next door paid by seller


Fishtown – 813 E Girard Ave Great 4BR/1.5BA Stylish Home with Lots of Character


Temple University – 2125 N 15th St Attn: Investors Fully reno 3 Unit Bldg – HW Floors, SS appl W/D in each unit 2BR/1BA


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

New boiler All utilities separate


Temple University- 1132 Nevada St. Newer construction- duplex in the heart of Temple off campus housing, high cap rate $389,999 Gladwyne – 1147 Conshohocken State Rd Updated 3BR/3BA home on almost an acre in Gladwyne, Two Car garage, Fenced in Yard Frankford – 4441-49 Frankford Ave Opportunity to own a supermarket with gross receipts between $40K-60K a Month in Phila Old Kensington – 1954-58 & 1960 N 2nd St Commercial Investment opportunity! 3 Story Warehouse plus bar and garage

426 S 43rd St Sun Drenched 2 Story Corner Townhouse In PAS Catchment. Newer Kitchen 3BR/1.5BA


Port Richmond – 3171 Tilton St Updted 2BR/1BA home in Port Richmond with Yard and clean basement minutes

$639,000 $385,000 $1,000,000

Grays Ferry- 2501 Oakford St. Vacant WH with lots of potential for residential conversion, commercial use, warehouse or office space! $2,100,000 h

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Avenue of the Arts

Art Museum

AcAdemy House 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, only ‘A’ unit with balcony in the building, open living and dining rooms, northeast city views,


1532 sf

center city one 1326 spruce street 1 bedroom on a high floor with panoramic southern views, lots of natural light, great closet space, an open kitchen, balcony and W/D, 873 sf



40 st. JAmes court

tHe pHilAdelpHiAn 2401 pennsylvania avenue

1 bedroom overlooking the Art Museum with a large kitchen, spacious great room and excellent closet space throughout, 1262 sf $210,000 Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with an updated kitchen, northeast city views, excellent closet space and large master $329,900 suite, 1538 sf

Society Hill

22 s Front street

1 bedroom+ loft, 2 bathroom, hard-

wood floors, southern exposure and lots of natural light, balcony, high end finishes, one parking spot in building $479,900 garage, 995 sf

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Multi-level townhouse condo with soaring ceiling heights, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, renovated kitchen and baths, wood floors, balcony, 1566 $579,900

society Hill towers 200-220 locust street

1 bedroom, excellent closet space, floor-to-floor ceiling windows, panoramic southern views, 712 sf $265,000 1 bedroom, wood floors, floor to ceiling windows with breathtaking river views, potential investment opportunity, 700 sf

528 spruce street Impeccable Society Hill townhome with 4 bedrooms+ a study, 3 full baths and 2 half baths, formal entertaining space, two car garage, patio and $2,250,000 garden, 4974 sf

penn’s lAnding squAre 130 spruce street 1 bedroom, recently updated open kitchen, new wood floors in living room, beautifully appointed bathroom, W/D, parking space included, 915 sf $319,900

$269,900 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, north and west

313 s. 2nd st. #3B

treetop city views, wood floors, floor-toceiling windows, great living/entertaining space, 1183 sf $479,900

access, one spot parking included, wood floors, an open updated kitchen, lots of natural light, 915 sf $389,900

220 WeSt WASHington Sq.

1 bedroom, 1.5 bath, with direct street

PArc rittenHouSe 2080 SF $1,075,000


rittenhouse Square

1830 rittenHouse squAre 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, wood floors, lots of natural light,updated eat-in kitchen, marble bath, beautiful original building details, 1136 sf $639,900

Corner 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom with original building details including high ceilings and oversized windows as well as high-end modern features such as an open chef’s kitchen, there are custom stained glass windows throughout and lots of natural light, 1900 sf $1,295,000

One-of-a-kind bi-level penthouse


the building’s rooftop pool club, wood floors, open contemporary kitchen, $369,900 marble bath, 512 sf 1 bedroom, wood floors, balcony, marble bath, excellent closet space, 765 sf $389,900 2 bedroom home converted to a custom 1 bedroom plus den, 2 baths, furnished, designer finishes and features, open floor plan, luxurious master suite, $885,000 southern views, 1079 sf

Spacious 2 bedroom plus home office, 2 bathroom with an open chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, formal dining room, lavish master suite, marble bathrooms, excellent closet space and two private balconies overlooking the building’s landscaped courtyard, 2080 sf


2 bedrooms, 2 baths, open renovated

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

wAnAmAker House 2020 Walnut street

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, floor-to-ceiling

bay windows, eat-in-kitchen, generous $499,900 entertaining space, 1198 sf 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom townhome with direct access to Walnut Street and the building lobby, open floor plan on ground floor, bay windows offering lots of natural $599,900 light and city views, 2400 sf Chancellor Street townhome with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, hardwood floors and updated kitchen and baths, $599,900 1300 sf

250 soutH 18tH street

3 bedroom plus family room, 3 bathroom with 360 degree city views including magnificent Rittenhouse Square vistas; there is a new kitchen with high end finishes, hardwood floors in all of the living spaces and a formal living room and dining room, 2311 sf $1,975,000

Washington Square independence plAce 241 south 6th street 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with balcony and treetop city views, wood floors, open updated kitchen, renovated baths, 1173 sf $519,900

Hopkinson House 604 s. Washington square Deluxe 1 bedroom on a high floor with magnificent Washington Square views, large and open living/dining rooms, great closet space, 1063 sf $359,900

620 pine street Three story Washington Square townhome with an open kitchen, private patio $850,000 and basement, 2740 sf

220 w. wAsHington squAre Entire floor home with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, 360 degree views including Washington Square, chef’s kitchen, large formal living and dining rooms, lavish master suite, parking and storage spaces included, 3720 sf $1,995,000

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with spectacular southern views and amazing natural light, marble bathrooms, a large kitchen appointed with high end finishes and appliances, 1565 sf

South-facing 1 bedroom overlooking

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