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It is wrong to clump all Christians and “Bible” people—and even rednecks—as against marriage equality. It is OK to debate the issue, but we need to work on changing hearts and minds, not offending the same people we may depend on to support our efforts to be treated equally under the law in Pennsylvania. A little diplomacy goes a long way. I was a gay activist at Indiana University in the early to mid ‘90s, and I could tell you some stories—getting stones thrown at me in the Oak Grove and ultimately educating the same people who launched the attack. They became allies when light and understanding was shed on their ignorance. BRIAN SCHWARZ via phillynow.com
In response to Natalie Hope McDonald’s feature story about how colonial Philly’s same-sex secrets pointed toward the future of gay rights: Enjoyed this article. When I was a kid, I had a Disney album and one of the songs was about Deborah Sampson. I must have been in second grade, but I remember the lyrics were, “Deborah Sampson, as a man she volunteered... as a man she persevered... Did everything but grow a beard to join the continental army.” Even at that age I thought the song quite progressive for a Disney history album! ANONYMOUS via philadelphiaweekly.com
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Regarding Randy LoBasso’s blog about State Rep. Brian Sims introducing a marriage equality bill: No way. Not in PA. I would love to see it, but remember where Rick Santorum came from: right here. PA is guns, God and Bible, and that leaves no room for marriage equality. Sorry to say. SASCHA FINK via phillynow.com
This is better than no change, no movement. They say a body in motion stays in motion. A body in rest stays in rest. Lets bring peace and love to Pennsylvania!
As someone who grew up in Pennsyltucky [and] currently lives in California, I have my doubts on this winning in a vote. It all comes down to voter turnout, as the larger cities in the state tend to vote very liberal. Opinions on this are evolving, even within Pennsylvania. If not this time, it will pass in the near future.
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Superstar ex-wrestler Mick Foley performs standup at Helium Comedy Club this week.
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If you’re like me, you have a few distinct memories of Mick Foley in the ‘90s. One’s probably of the WWE star getting tossed off a steel cage during his 1998 Hell in a Cell match against the Undertaker. Maybe you made trips to the mall kiosk to buy out-of-production video tapes of Cactus Jack/Terry Funk barbed-wire matches in Japan. Perhaps that led you to buying more tapes of more types of Japanese wrestling. And maybe you came to the obvious conclusion: Man, the Japanese are into some weird shit. (Then: “Did that wrestler just win by shoving his opponent into a fish tank full of piranhas? He did!”) Or maybe that was just me. Either way, Foley’s career has taken a few fortuitous turns since then. The WWE Hall of Fame inductee has been an author, a color commentator, a reality TV contestant and an advocate for numerous causes all over the world. The swerve he took a couple years ago has given him another life: Now, he’s a standup comic. And the beautifully scarred mind behind Dude Love, Cactus Jack and Mankind will be in our fair city tonight. A few things about Foley’s act are painstakingly obvious, which we should go over for anyone on the fence about hitting up the show. One, he’s more of a storyteller than a joke-teller, and many of his stories are about his days in the wrestling arena. Two, being a wrestler, it turns out, can be somewhat relatable to the rest of us working stiffs: It is a job, and ultimately you pretend to be something you’re not. (Don’t we all?) So, you probably don’t have to be into wrestling to enjoy yourself— although it could help. And three, Foley’s progression into a comedian certainly shouldn’t shock the average wrestling fan. Anyone else remember Mankind as one of Foley’s “faces?” Mr. Socko? That was pretty funny. / RANDY LOBASSO Wed., July 10, 7:30pm. $25-$32. Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St. heliumcomedyclub.com
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Up-and-coming indie act Mood Rings bring their concoction of New Waveinspired shoegaze to Philly. Possessing a dreamy, synth-fueled sound underlined with pop sensibilities, the band’s recently released debut album has already been earning rave reviews. 8pm. $8. Kung Fu Necktie. 1248 N. Front St. 215.291.4919. kungfunecktie.com MUSIC
Brooklyn-based Japanther have been heavy hitters on the noise rock scene for a while now. Their anarchic, puppet-supported art-music has earned the admiration of publications ranging from The New Yorker to Vanity Fair. But don’t fret; their latest album proves that the band haven’t lost their lo-fi sensibilities. 9pm. $8.
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Forty artists and companies come together to showcase new and upcycled work for your home, including GearForms, a company which makes sculpted furniture out of reclaimed industrial and architectural materials. Through July 28. Dylan Gallery, 1050 N. Hancock St. dylangallery.com MUSIC
The singer/songwriter known for her guest vocals on Fort Minor’s “Where’d You Go” and Dr. Dre’s “I Need a Doctor,” kicks off her summer tour in Philadelphia. 8pm. $15-$23. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. worldcafelive.com
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Chaka Khan + Ledisi It was a surprise to us, too: Chaka Khan? In Philly? At the Dell MusicCenter? Wait, where’s the Dell Center? Turns out we’ve had our heads up our asses, because the Dell Center, nestled on the east edge of Fairmount Park on Strawberry Mansion Bridge Drive, has an eight-show program this summer called the Essence of Entertainment Concert Series, to be kicked off by this funk queen. Going on nearly 40 years of programming, the Dell seats more than 5,000 ticketed guests and another 600 people on a lawn in an outdoor amphitheater that’ll host a pretty tight slew of talent this season. But perhaps none can hold a candle to Khan, the series’ inaugural guest. The Chicago native’s storied career started with a musical family. In her teens, she dabbled in Black Power and found herself in the group that would catapult her into superstardom, Rufus. Through the ‘70s, they released iconic records featuring Khan’s larger-than-life vocals and stage presence, bared midriff and dramatic tribal outfits. Later in the decade, she signed a solo contract and kicked it off with “I’m Every Woman,” written especially for her by Ashford and Simpson. Khan’s voice is one of a kind—at once soulful and bombastic, brassy and smooth, powerful and subtle. For many, she’s the most remarkable diva to ever tackle funk, soul, R&B and pop. Then there’s Ledisi, one of the quietest but most vibrant young talents in a genre that wouldn’t be what—or where—it is without Khan’s dynamism. What a great way to spend the night. / BILL CHENEVERT 7pm. $25-$60. Dell Music Center, Ridge Ave. and Huntingdon St. mydelleast.com
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Radio 104.5 Presents The Mowgli’s “$One0Four Show”
These kids are happy. Like, really happy. The Mowgli’s, an eight-piece collective straight from Los Angeles, are purveyors of feel-good indie rock anthems, seeming to bring the West Coast sunshine with them wherever they go. Seriously, try to watch their video for “San Francisco” without smiling. 8pm. $1.04. Theater of Living Arts, 334 South St. 215.922.1011. tlaphilly.com FILM
A Double Life / Life Begins at Eight-Thirty
Penn’s Cinema Studies Program hosts a night of 1940s nostalgia beginning with George Cukor’s A Double Life, a film that gives new meaning to the phrase “character study,” followed by Life Begins at Eight-Thirty, the story of a down-on-his-luck actor given a second chance at stardom. 8pm. Free. The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St. therotunda.org
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Philly-bred alt-rockers Desoto Jones are making a name for themselves on the poppunk circuit, with a sound that’s steeped in early-2000s pop-punk. The band’s 2012 release, Shapeshifter, features distorted guitars and angst-filled vocals. 8pm. $8-$10. Milkboy, 1100 Chestnut St. 215.925.6455. milkboyphilly.com R EA DI N G
Gary Greenberg: The Book of Woe
Gary Greenberg is a practicing psychotherapist and science writer who people regard as “the anti-psychiatrist”—despite his denial of such claims. His latest work, The Book of Woe, tears apart the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the psychiatric field’s Holy Bible, in order to showcase the flawed process used to define mental disorders. 7:30pm. Free. Central Library, 1901 Vine St. freelibrary.org
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PHILLYNOW Friday, July 12
EVENTS IN THE GREATER PHILLY REGION
Orchestral Manoeuvers in the Dark
Liverpudlian innovators OMD emerged in the late ‘70s with music that combined mechanically chilling Kraftwerk-y soundscapes with the detached but achingly humanizing vocals of Andy McCluskey. Despite denouncing any kind of gimmicky image, this early synth-pop formula alone found them quick success, especially in Europe. Creatively, they peaked on their third record, 1981’s Architecture & Morality, a perfect blend of experimentation and pop sensibility that can be heard in the heartbreaking classics “Joan of Arc” and “Maid of Orleans.” When their next effort, the very avant-garde Dazzle Ships, was a total commercial failure, things began to change. Scarred and angry, they spent the rest of the ‘80s releasing a string of conventional, radio-friendly albums that may not have crossed any musical boundaries but showcased their prowess for writing some damn fine bubblegum pop. This era yielded their best known tune here in the States, “If You Leave,” which was written for the 1986 John Hughes-penned Pretty in Pink. However, as the decade drew to a close, the group disbanded, leaving only McCluskey to carry the name until he eventually retired it himself in 1996. That seemed to be the end, but nine years later, the band announced the reformation of its classic lineup. English Electric, released in April, is their second LP since reuniting, and it manages to simultaneously revisit their glory years and remain urgent at the same time. The undeniably catchy “Night Café” and the absolutely stunning “Helen of Troy” are stand-out moments on what is probably their finest work in more than 20 years. / ANTHONY TRIVELLI 8:30pm. $25. With Diamond Rings and DJ Robert Drake. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. 215.232.2100. utphilly.com
One of New York’s most respected DJs, Eli Escobar has been fusing his love for hip-hop with ‘90s-era dance-heavy beats for more than 10 years. Known in the industry as one of the top remixers around, he’s worked with M.I.A., Lana Del Rey, Diplo, Chromeo and more. 7pm. $5. Dolphin Tavern. 1539 S. Broad St. 215.278.7950. dolphinphilly.com DANCE
BalletX Summer Series 2013
Nicolo Fonte choreographs Beautiful Decay, BalletX’s first evening-length ballet that explores the transformations that come with age and the role that memory plays throughout our lives. Through July 14. $22-$35. The Wilma Theater. 265 S. Broad St. 215.546.7824. wilmatheater.org FILM
Storyville: Media That Matters Film Festival
Media That Matters presents an inspiring series of short films on today’s most sensitive topics, including HIV, prison reform, global warming and health
rights. The films are intended to motivate people toward change on a local and global scale. 7pm. $5. Scribe Video Center. 4212 Chestnut St. 3rd Floor. 215.222.4201. scribe.org MUSIC
Jadakiss & Styles P
Feeling nostalgic? Jadakiss and Styles P—responsible for hit singles like 2004’s “Why” and 2002’s “Good Times,” respectively—offer hip-hop fans a chance to go back to a time when the genre was dominated by rugged wordplay and equally tough beats. Together, Jadakiss and Styles P are also two-thirds of the LOX, so don’t be surprised to hear the rappers teaming up onstage. 8pm. $45. Theatre of Living Arts. 334 South St. 215.922.1011. tlaphilly.com COMEDY
Totally Biased Stand-Up Tour with W. Kamau Bell
The host of FX’s show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, has quickly risen through the comedy ranks thanks to a intelligent, witty brand of commentary. Much of Bell’s humor stems from an exploration of racism; his routine is as
much enlightening as it is gut-busting. 8pm. $22.50. The Prince Theater. 1412 Chestnut St. 215.972.1000. prince musictheater.org ART
Tastier by Leslie Friedman
A display of human ironies, consumerism, artificiality and more are revealed in this vibrant showing of message-ridden pop art. Through large depictions of Coke Zero cans, artificial sweeteners, and a sprinkle of sexuality, Leslie Friedman’s Tastier is a judgment toward humanity. 6pm. Free. Space 1026, 1026 Arch St. space1026.com PERFORMANCE
A modern display of sideshow, burlesque, puppets, aerial acrobatics and more will raise your blood pressure during some extraordinary and unsettling acts. Local bands will strum steadily alongside the wild performances, but be warned: Flesh suspension is included. 8pm. $10. Ellen Powell Tiberino Museum. 3819 Hamilton St. 215.386.3784. tiberinomuseum.org
National Collector Car Appreciation Day Car Show
It’s hard to show it sometimes, but here’s a sure way to let your car know how much you care. Hundreds of collectors will bring their cars, motorcycles and trucks to Cherry Hill to show other motor vehicle lovers what they’re working with. Fri., July 12, 4pm. American Collectors Insurance, 469 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, N.J. americancollectors.com E VENT
Friday Night Lights
In honor of Natural Land Trust’s 60th anniversary, this 1960s-themed event is a well-rounded midsummer night out. Dress up in bell bottoms and tie dye, enjoy a bonfire and live music, as well as stargazing with the Chesmont Astronomical and the Delaware Astronomical societies. Fri., July 12, 8pm. $10-$20. ChesLen Preserve, 1199 Channery Rd., Coatesville. natlands.org STAGE
Something Intangible by Bruce Graham
It’s 1941 in Hollywood, and the very gifted Tony seeks to move beyond Petey Pup, the cartoon dog that has made him famous. Sound familiar? The play is based on the story of Walt Disney. Through July 27. Tyler State Park, 1440 Newtown-Richboro Rd., Newtown. langhorneplayers.org FESTIVAL
Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival
Ceramics, glass, jewelry, paintings, drawings and more will be on sale at the two-day Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival, which draws crowds of more than 100,000 people. Visit area restaurants, listen to live music, and pick up some unique offerings. Sat., July 13, 11am-7pm. Free. Kings Highway between Washington Ave. and Haddon Ave. Haddonfield, N.J. haddonfieldnj.org COMEDY
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PHILLYNOW Saturday, July 13 MUSIC
Bosnian Rainbows Although there are small and gentle traces of his former groups in this one, Omar Rodríguez-López’a new band isn’t very much like either At The Drive-In or The Mars Volta. See, on a recent hiatus from Mars Volta, Rodríguez-López found himself idle, lonely and a little antsy. So he joined forces with the frontwoman from the Mexi-punk band with whom he’s often collaborated, Le Butcherettes, and her name is extraordinary: Teri Gender Bender. Those two, with Volta drummer Deantoni Parks and songwriter and keys specialist Nicci Kasper, formed Bosnian Rainbows, which Rodríguez-López believes to be a real band—not a “dictatorship,” something he’s said of past musical unions. Together, they banged out a rather unexpected record. A Mars Volta spinoff it is not. And we’re not mad. Weaving a web of unexpected elements that include synth pop, spacey indie rock, the occasional post-metal guitar run and constant, steady percussion, their self-titled debut LP brings to mind Phantogram and The Cure in equal parts on a given listen. Gender Bender’s beguiling vocals pull you in, extracting and employing bits of female frontwomen of all genres (Sinead O’ Connor, Karen O., PJ Harvey and the Knife’s Karin Dreijer Andersson, for instance). This doesn’t suggest that there won’t be a unique kind of energy pulsing through Underground Arts tonight that takes from metal and punk, because there will be. And it’s certainly the exciting start to a new chapter in the artistic lives of a bunch of talented, disparate musicians. / B.C. 9pm. $15. Underground Arts at the Wolf Building, 1200 Callowhill St. undergroundarts.org
Hot Dog Crawl Down South Street
Enjoy a hot dog or two (or 10) at 14 different locations along South Street, including Hot Diggity Dog, Johnny Rockets and Ishkabibble’s. Noon. Pay as you go. Starts at O’Neals Pub, 611 S. Third St. 215.574.9495. hotdogmonthphilly.com
McRad fame) to have him produce and play on his self-titled record, one of Pinto’s most complete works to date. 7pm. $15-$18. With Three Legged Fox and Natural Vibrations. The Blockley, 3801 Chestnut St. 215.222.1234. theblockley.com
sing a capella or dance. You’ll receive written feedback regardless, but you also stand to get a chance at being represented if you impress the right person! 9:30am. $199. Kathy Wickline Casting, 1080 N. Delaware Ave. 215.739.9952. wicklinecasting.com
Once again, Eastern State Penitentiary and the Bearded Ladies cabaret present one of Philly’s largest free theatrical performances. The climax is the re-enactment of the Storming of Bastille, taking more from Monty Python than the actual French Revolution. 5:30pm. Free. Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Ave. 215.236.3300. easternstate.org
The formerly Georgia-based (but now nomadic) sludge metalers have been slaying ears for 20 years now. Having lived in their tour van since 2001, they’ve undertaken this lifestyle in order to “play as many shows as we possibly can,” which we guess is a level of determination most bands just aren’t equipped with. 8pm. $10. With Fantasy Panther, Callous, and +HIRS+. Kung Fu Necktie, 1248 N. Front St. 215.291.4919. kungfunecktie.com
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Armed with seamless storytelling and a unique take on roots, vintage rock, classic surf and reggae, Mike Pinto has found considerable success both at home in America and abroad. In late 2007, he even teamed up with famous Philly guy Chuck Treece (of
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Kathy Wickline Casting will host a panel of big-time New York-based agents and casting directors for a mock audition setting. Professional actors can showcase their talents for the panel by either performing a one-to-two minute monologue, read copy,
Famed Grateful Dead musicians Bob Weir and Phil Lesh come into town with a slew of friends for a night of improvisations and loving renditions of their former band’s classics. In true form, this gig is outside in Fairmount Park. Would there be any other way? 7:30pm. $34.50-$89.50. The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave. 215.878.0400. manncenter.org FESTIVAL
Every Saturday, from spring to fall, the Philadelphia Open Air Market sets up shop with a variety of artisans and food vendors. Their goal is simple: to give these artists and makers a chance to get out there and take control of their careers by interacting, buying and selling with other artists and art lovers alike. Through November 23.
10am. Free. 23rd and Arch sts. phillyphair.com MUSIC
The Specials formed in England during the mid-to-late-‘70s punk boom. Instead of trying to sound like Johnny Thunders, which everyone else was busy trying to do, they took a much different route, starting the British ska revival craze. They combined danceable grooves with punk energy, and even managed to form a very focused political stance. 8pm. $35. With Little Hurricane. Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St. 215.922.1011. tlaphilly.com OUTDOOR
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L.L. Bean hosts a Discovery Day as part of their 2013 Bootmobile Discovery Tour, with a ton of family-oriented activities happening—such as fly-casting, fishing, geocaching, lawn games and learning the basics of camping. Also, there really is a truck that looks like a boot, which you should probably see for yourself. 11am. Free. Pleasant Hill Park, Linden & N. Delaware Avenues. llbean.com
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The Color Run It’s called “the happiest 5k on the planet.” If running doesn’t give you the spike in endorphins and mood that fitness junkies often talk about, maybe this rainbow of positivity and, well, paint, will do the trick. Start the run wearing white; end it covered in ROYGBIV. At each kilometer, runners are doused in powdered paint of a different color. At the finish line, runners and spectators find themselves in a humungous “Color Festival,” where more paint is thrown, and the frivolity continues. The Color Run is more about fun, individuality and promoting healthy living than it is about speed. The event is not timed. There are no winners. Anyone can participate—from children in strollers to senior citizens. Olympians and walkers alike are invited, and more than 60 percent of participants are first-time 5k-ers. Since its founding last year, the Color Run has become the largest 5k series in the country. This year, it’s being held in more than 130 cities in the U.S., South America, Europe and Australia, and Philadelphia is included on that fortunate roster. In each location, the run raises money for a local charity, and the Philly event benefits Back on My Feet, a nonprofit that uses running to inspire change in the lives of Philadelphia’s homeless. Tickets are sold out, but Back on My Feet is selling charity registrations. Sign up as a “FundRacer,” and the nonprofit will set up a donation page where you can ask for support for your run. / NICOLE BONACCORSO 7am. $250. Fairmount Park, 4231 North Concourse Drive. thecolorrun.com/philadelphia
Animus: Philadelphia’s Belly Dance Spectacular
Ancient rhythms and worldly tunes coalesce as bellies sway in a crazy informative journey through music. 7:30pm. $12. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. worldcafelive.com SPORTS
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Besides palling around with Matthew McConaughey (he is signed to the perpetually shirtless man’s music label), Mishka provides the chill Caribbean grooves that are perfectly suited for beaches and beer. You’ll have to imagine the sand between your toes, but the bar will help you get halfway there. 8:30pm. $10-$13. The Blockley, 3801 Chestnut St. 215.222.1234. theblockley.com
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Clear away the after-work doldrums with a relaxing listen or bring your jazz flute and join the professionals onstage for some back-bracing improv. 5:30pm. Free. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. worldcafelive.com FIL M
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Movie Night at Jolly’s
Summer camp is the bastion of overgrown children and the savior of overworked parents. Two summer cult classics, Wet Hot American Summer and Heavyweights, will
serve as reminders to those school-free days spent amongst way-too-happy people as parents attempted to regain sanity through the liberal use of alcohol. 7pm.Free. Jolly’s Dueling Piano Bar, 3801 Chestnut St. 215.222.1232. jollyspianobar.com DJ S
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Mostly instrumental, save for some short exclamations and guttural noises, these two math rockers from Massachusetts bring the calculated noise and intrepid rhythms
to those more introspective amongst us. 8pm.$10. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St. 215.291.4919. kungfunecktie.com M U SI C
Smithsian and lo-fi, San Cisco hopes to take over your garage, unless your parents are home. San Cisco grabbed that ‘80s angst and twisted it into fun, synthed-up jangles. “Fred Astaire” is a welcome, sped-up version of “Close to Me” and will have your head bobbing along to the beat. 9pm. $12. With Small Pools + Supercute! Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave. 215.739.9684. johnnybrendas.com
Bernadette Corporation: Hell Frozen Over and Get Rid of Yourself
These two outrageous films explore identity by looking at fashion, protest, anarchy, Chloe Sevigny, the poetry of Stephane Mallarme and more. Both play with documentary form. 7pm. Free. International House, 3701 Chestnut St. ihousephilly.org M U S IC
Cleric + Arago’s Wheel
This four-piece from Philadelphia combines elements of doom, grind and ambiance for an extreme sound that doesn’t conform to any one genre. Fans of metal as well as experimental and avant-garde will not be disappointed. They’re joined by Arago’s Wheel, a French experimental two-piece
known for their habits of cutting up vinyl, then reassembling it and playing it with harsh electronic sounds and subtle harmonics. 8pm. $10. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St. 215.291.4919. kungfunecktie.com CO M EDY
East Coast Power Nap: A Comedy Spectacle
Local comics TJ Hurley and Alejandro Morales have been building East Coast Power Nap since its first show in January, and it gets bigger every time. This month features Daryl Charles, Alex Pearlman, Emily and Mica McGraw, Dan Vetrano, Mikaela Hamje, Caitlin Feeney and Nicole Yates. 8:30pm. $5. The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. 215.922.6888. thetroc.com Compiled by Jake Abbate, Lauren Arute, Nicole Bonaccorso, Michael Brady, Anthony Trivelli and Max Ufberg
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D A N S A VA G E As straight America has become more gay, a once-alternative advice columnist has emerged as our national sex guru. BY DAVID ACCOMAZZO email@example.com
Savage’s writing career began in Madison, Wis., in 1991. He was working at a video store and became friends with Tim Keck, co-founder of The Onion. Keck told Savage he was starting a newspaper in Seattle—the alternative weekly already there, Seattle Weekly, wasn’t alternative enough. Savage suggested on a whim that Keck include a sex advice column. The rest is history. “Savage Love” continues to run in The Stranger, and dozens of other newspapers around the country, including this one, to this day. Savage started his career unabashedly gay—until 1999, every letter began with the opener “Hey Faggot,” in an attempt to reclaim the word—and the concept was “to treat straight sex with the same revulsion that straight advice columnists had always had for gay sex,” Savage told journalist Mark Oppenheimer, who wrote an e-book declaring Savage “the first
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t’s a funny story, how the wiseass gay theater kid at the video store became America’s most trusted and outspoken sex advocate. • Through his sex column, “Savage Love,” Dan Savage has become one of the highest-profile gay figures in the country, a tireless and fearless advocate of a liberalized philosophy on sex and relationships. People think of different sexualities as opposing baseball teams; Savage has been coaching all sides for 22 years now. He’s crass, unapologetic, fearless and wise. He’s what Dr. Ruth would have been had she grown up watching Internet porn.
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gay celebrity.” However, this gag was shortlived, since as the column’s popularity grew and grew, it wasn’t just gay people who were writing him letters. Straight people began pouring their hearts out to him too, asking questions not just about the vagaries of butt sex and BDSM but about heartwrenching relationship problems as well. “When I started writing it, there was no Internet, there was no Google. A lot of the questions I would get, would be, ‘I’ve heard that there’s this thing called a butt plug. What the hell is that?’” Savage says. “And butt plugs literally have a Wiki page now. So, I don’t have to explain to people how a butt plug works.” Instead, he gets what he classifies as “situational ethics and relationship conflicts,” and what he dishes out these days is as much relationship counseling and sex therapy as it is sex advice. It’s a trend in his career—there’s something about the wisdom he espouses that appeals to a larger audience than he initially intends. His column is now a paragon of sex-positivity for all genders and sexual orientations on a national level. The It Gets Better campaign he started with his partner of 18 years (and husband of eight), Terry Miller, aimed to help bullied gay youth but quickly snowballed to include bullying victims of all sexual orientations. (The campaign did try to refocus the message back on queer kids.) What makes his appeal so universal? Perhaps it’s because the type of sexuality he proposes to straight people is more libertine than that which many straight people are told to practice. He believes monogamy in long-term relationships is difficult to the point of being unrealistic, so he often preaches the value of open relationships and the less-promiscuous “monogamish” ones, a term Savage coined a few years ago. In fact, as Savage has been pointing out recently in interviews, the lifestyle he preaches for straight people is essentially the one gay men have lived for years, the one condemned by Jerry Falwell and his ilk in the late ’70s and early ’80s as the “gay lifestyle.” “[Straight people] renamed everything,” Savage recently told an audience at the New York Public Library. “Gay people had ‘tricks’; you people have ‘hookups.’ Gay people had ‘fuckbuddies’; you guys have ‘friends with benefits.’ The whole moving to the city, living in an urban area, having an apartment, fucking a lot of people, dating around, and then settling down in your 30s. That period of straight life—post-college, pre-marriage— that … is the gay lifestyle. … And that’s how straight people now live. We are all faggots now in our 20s.” Despite the unrestrained mouth, Savage is also a throwback in many ways, the rare newspaper editor and columnist who managed to achieve a level of national fame and celebrity. His lifestyle these days—a stable marriage with a kid—is, somewhat counterintuitively, rather traditional, as Oppenheim-
“THE WAY WE TALK ABOUT MONOGAMY IS A PROBLEM. PEOPLE ARE TOLD THAT WHEN YOU’RE IN LOVE, THAT MEANS YOU DON’T WANT TO HAVE SEX WITH ANYONE ELSE. A MOUNTAIN OF RESEARCH SHOWS THAT YOU WILL STILL WANT TO FUCK OTHER PEOPLE.” er points out. For all his popularity, Savage is not without critics. He has been accused of bigotry towards transsexuals, bisexuals and women; his staunch backing of the necessity for gay marriage in the ’90s, before the gay community reached a consensus on the need for it, led some gay people to brand him with a scarlet “C” for conservative. Even now, there seems to be some disagreement in the LGBT community as to whether Savage is a good representative for the cause. That criticism, says Jerry Portwood, executive editor of Out magazine, seems to come from the lesserseen, more conservative wing of the gay community. “For example, when I’ve posted things or written about things or put things on social media about Dan, often you have straight women defending him and Terry, and often it’s the gay men who are the ones that are more negative and that are attacking them,” Portwood says. “I find interesting that he has this very strong base of straight women who are willing to stand up for him.” Savage has never shied away from controversy, and he’s never let a fear of consequences stop him from speaking his mind. After Sen. Rick Santorum made remarks comparing homosexuality to pedophilia and bestiality, Savage ran a letter in his column calling for a contest to redefine the Pennsylvania senator’s last name into a sex act of some sort. The winning definition, “The frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the by-product of anal sex,” morphed into a huge “Google problem” headache for Santorum during his failed presidential run in 2012. That same year, a group of gay conservatives called GOProud endorsed Mitt Romney for president. Savage tweeted a link to the story with the words, “The GOP’s house faggots grab their ankles right on cue ... pathetic.” In April, speaking in front of a gathering of high school journalists, he criticized anti-gay Christians for selectively quoting the Bible. When several students stormed out, Savage remarked, “It’s funny to someone who is on the receiving end of beatings that are justified by the Bible how pansy-ass people react when you push back.” Savage later apologized for using the term “pansy-ass”
but stood by his comments about the Bible. But that’s Savage in a nutshell. Perhaps it’s his bravery, his willingness to stick to his guns in a funny yet deathly serious way, that makes him so universally appealing. Savage was editor of The Stranger from 2001 to 2007 before becoming the editorial director, a position he describes as “the queen of England. I’m a consultant and I give advice, which is frequently ignored.” He continues to write his column, which he expanded into a very popular podcast in 2006. He is the author of six books, the most recent of which, American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics, came out May 28. This week, Savage shares some thoughts with us about his sexual philosophies, his experience as a gay man in the middle of the AIDS epidemic, and how his column has changed during the past 22 years. How would you describe your column to a stranger? I’ve always described the column as a conversation I’m having at a bar with my friends about sex after we’ve had a few drinks. And people are being sometimes funny, sometimes maudlin, but using the language they actually use when they talk about sex with their friends ... or when they’re not drunk. My column is a sex advice column for drunks who are being honest. I thought I might get your opinions on certain subjects that people might find out of the mainstream. For instance, what’s your take on monogamy? Ah, I knew you would go there first, just to piss people off. I’m for monogamy if that’s what a couple wants and that’s what makes a couple happy. I’m for a more realistic attitude towards infidelity and adultery, which, over the multidecade course of a truly long-term relationship, is likely to touch each and every one. I also think that open relationships work, and “monagamish” relationships work, which is how I describe mine. People who are in non-monogamous relationships don’t run around saying that people who are monogamous aren’t really in love and aren’t really committed, but often you hear people who are in monogamous
relationships saying that people who are in open relationships are not really in love, are not really committed, because they couldn’t do that if they were really in love or if they were really committed. And I think that’s often the monogamy folks projecting their insecurities around infidelity and cheating onto the non-monogamous. It’s not the nonmonogamous who are prescriptive. And the way we talk about monogamy is a problem. People are told growing up that one day they will fall in love and they will make a monogamous commitment, which will be relatively super-easy, because when you’re in love that means you don’t want to have sex with anyone else but that person. The actual fact, with experience plus also a mountain of research and data, shows that if you make a monogamous commitment, you will still want to fuck other people. You will. (Laughs) In a monogamous commitment, what you’re saying to your partner is that “I will refrain from fucking other people. I will still want to.” That actually makes that commitment more meaningful. If monogamy was easy, and people didn’t want to fuck other people when they were in love with someone, then we wouldn’t have to make a commitment not to do that. What’s the difference between monogamish relationships and open relationships? You know, it’s difficult when you talk about monogamy and not-monogamy. When you talk about monogamy, that’s one thing, and it’s identical. Everybody who is monogamous is doing the exact same thing: two people who are not fucking anybody else except each other. Open relationships come in so many different flavors. There can be as many different types of agreements and allowances for outside contact as there are open relationships. You may meet someone who says, “I’m in an open relationship,” and what they mean is that “my partner and I rarely and occasionally might have a three-way, once a year. Maybe.” Then you meet people in open relationships who have sex with two or three or four or five or 10 other people every week, who are just out there whoring it up. Terry and I are gay men—cat outta the bag there, right? When I would say that we are not monogamous, people would presume, because we’re gay men, a degree of promiscuity that made both of us really uncomfortable. Because we are not that promiscuous. But even other gay people would think, “They’re a gay couple, they’re not monogamous, they must be fucking a million people.” And we are so much more monogamous than not. Ninety-nine percent of the time if Terry or I are having sex, it’s Terry and I having sex with each other. To say “not monogamous” when there are these stereotypes about gay men and gay men have so much access to so many willing sex partners— because men are pigs, not just gay men, all men—made us uncomfortable. We’re much more monogamous than not. I was saying
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that for a long time, and one time I said we’re “monogamish,” which is monogamous with a little squish around the edges. I’ve had gay men tell me that they think straight people have a very old-fashioned view of relationships and love, for that reason. Well, you look at the data, and gay male couples are the least likely to be monogamous. Straight couples and lesbian couples are the most likely to be monogamous. Which tells me the problem with monogamy is not gay men, it’s men, period. If you want to make marriage safe for monogamy, you need to ban marriage that involves men at all. Only lesbians should be allowed to marry, if monogamy is what marriage is defined by. After 22 years, do you get any letters that even make you cringe? Or are you totally jaded to anything anyone could ever write you? I’m pretty jaded. Sometimes I’m shocked how stupid people can be. The letters that break my heart are the people who are 25 or 30 and say “I’ve been reading you for 15 years; I’ve been reading you since I was 14 or 15 years old, and here’s what I did.” And I think, oh my God, you read me, but you didn’t pay attention? Nothing stuck? I’m just sometimes shocked that someone could read me for 15 years and make the same sort of junior varsity mistakes that I would think that 15 years of reading my column would inoculate you to that sort of shit, but apparently not. One of your more famous concepts is “GGG.” Could you give a quick definition of what that means? Good, giving and game. Good in bed—you have to work on those skills. A human being is way more complicated than a violin. No one expects to be able to play a violin the first time they pick it up, but everyone thinks they should be really good at this sex shit the first time they give it a bang. Giving, which is that you sometimes give pleasure without an expectation of an immediate return on that. Which is sometimes hard for people to wrap their heads around. You don’t want to be with someone who takes and takes and never reciprocates. But sometimes, you know, you do for your partner. Your partner is horny and you’re not, you help them get off, or you only have time for a quickie and you didn’t get to come, and that’s fine. You can give without and expectation of immediate return. And game: up for anything within reason. That you should do for your partner, you should go there, you should want to be the person who makes their dreams and their fantasies a reality, not the impediment, not the block. There’s a stupid thing we are told about sex, which is that you should never do anything that you don’t want to do. But some people define that so broadly, “don’t want to do,” some people define that as that you should never do anything that doesn’t turn you on, that isn’t something you want to do, that wasn’t something you were fantasizing about.
The problem with that in a long-term relationship is that you picture a Venn Diagram. If two people only have 20 percent overlap, there is going to be all this other shit that neither of them gets to do that leaves both of them feeling more sexually unfulfilled in that relationship than fulfilled, and that’s a recipe for the collapse of that relationship. You’ve written the death warrant for that relationship if that’s your approach. Your partner wants to try X, and you’re like, “Well, I’ve never had any interest in X, so we’re not doing X.” And you’re like, “OK, I guess I don’t ever get to experience this thing that I’ve fantasized about all my life with my sex partner, because they don’t want to do it, and they’re not willing to go there with me or for me.” And I think that destroys relationships, specifically sexually exclusive relationships. If you want a monogamous commitment, you’ve got to be whores for each other. You are saying, “I am solely responsible for this person’s sexual fulfillment.” You’ve got to honor that responsibility and live up to it.
“NO ONE EXPECTS TO BE ABLE TO PLAY A VIOLIN THE FIRST TIME THEY PICK IT UP, BUT EVERYONE THINKS THEY SHOULD BE REALLY GOOD AT THIS SEX SHIT THE FIRST TIME THEY GIVE IT A BANG.” You can’t say, “I am the be-all and the end-all. I am the only source of your sexual pleasure, and all these things that turn you on, we’re never doing any of that shit.” Then you have these problems when both people in these relationships are saying this to each other about different stuff! And then those relationships collapse and fall apart. You make monogamy sound so bleak. It doesn’t have to be bleak, so long as you’re whores for each other. You have to be the person that makes it happen. You want your partner to look and you and think, “because this person is in my life, these things—intimacy, romance—this is the source, the wellspring for all that.” You don’t want that person to look at you and think, “Fuck. Because I am with this person, I never get a blowjob, ever.” Because then that person is going to go on Craiglist and find a freelance blowjob-er. Are there any kinks that you recommend people not pursue? I tell people to be GGG, to go there, to be game for anything within reason. I don’t think people should do things that will traumatize them, leave them curled up in the fetal position on the floor when it’s
over, sobbing. I don’t think you owe that to your partner. What do you think about the new pope, how he advocated for civil unions when he was in Argentina? Well, that was a rearguard action. That was the church in Argentina being in retreat. They weren’t out in front saying, “Hey, we maybe we should treat same sex couples fairly and offer them civil unions.” If the church had said that in Argentina 20 years ago, maybe that would have spoken well of the new pope, but the church said it at the last minute to try to head off full civil equality and marriage in the past, but it was unsuccessful. You never see the church in a country where gay people are being persecuted and there’s no push for marriage rights, suggesting that maybe gay people should have access to civil unions. When the Catholic Church in Uganda or Nigeria or the Soviet Union or Ukraine, Germany, or anywhere else where there’s no push for marriage [equality], gets in front and says “civil unions for gay couples!”—that would be significant. In the 22 years that you’ve written this column, how have people’s sexual attitudes changed in this country? People are a lot more open, particularly about kink. People are a lot more realistic about monogamy, and I think that I’ve helped drive that conversation, including people who are monogamous, are more realistic about monogamy. I think realism about monogamy can actually make a monogamous relationship likely to remain monogamous or be successfully monogamous. It’s when two people are lying to each other and pretending they don’t want to be sleeping with anyone else, and both are policing each other for evidence that they actually do, and they both should know they both actually do. It’s just a huge strain on a marriage. It puts a lie at the heart of the marriage. And people are much more realistic about that now. And partly because of conversations I helped to drive in “Savage Love.” People are certainly way more realistic about kink and sexual variety, but that’s a conversation that I think was initiated by the AIDS epidemic that bled from the gay community into the straight community. Sex-ed used to be predicated on not writing about what people were actually doing, not writing sex advice columns, but writing about what everyone had come to a consensus on what people should be doing. ... And then the AIDS epidemic happened, and in an instant, vanilla sex, vaginal or anal intercourse—vaginal is vanilla for straights, anal is vanilla for gays—was riskier, more dangerous than BDSM. If you were going to get tied up and flogged and jerked off, you were actually being safer than someone who just wanted to fuck. And we suddenly had to have this much more open and honest and realistic conversation assessing people’s risks
and the risks of different sex acts and sexual interests. And suddenly things that had been stigmatized and dangerous and sick and unhealthy suddenly rose in their public estimation, because bondage presents no risk for HIV transmission, so long as you don’t follow it up with a good fuck, and many people into bondage don’t. And suddenly they were the safe boys and the safe girls. Where were you when the AIDS epidemic started? I was in gay bars in Chicago. I came out in 1981, just as the HIV, just as AIDS— gay cancer, then GRID, then AIDS—began to slam into the gay community. I remember. I was there. I have a lot of dead friends. Was it terrifying? Oh, it was. It was absolutely terrifying. Which is one of the things that drives me crazy about HIV educators, they run around saying fear-based education doesn’t work, and shame and guilt don’t work, and I’m like, oh no, I was there in the mid-’80s, and we were all terrified and deeply ashamed of some of the behaviors people engaged in that kind of laid out the welcome mat, or created the disease settings, that allowed AIDS to explode throughout the population. That did change everyone’s behavior. That fear and that shame worked like fucking gangbusters. It was rooted in reality. AIDS was legitimately terrifying then. Have you been following this bacterial meningitis outbreak among gay men in New York City? Speaking of scary, yes I have! Does that in any way remind you of the ’80s? What’s interesting is the alacrity, the response from health officials to get out in front of it. … The same health agencies— new officials, same agencies—that were so slow to respond to HIV, so slow to warn people, have been out there saying, “Let’s have an abundance of caution this time,” instead of an abundance of apathy. That’s what we didn’t see, we didn’t see health officials get out in front of it and speak directly and bluntly to gay men the way N.Y.C. health officials are now speaking bluntly to gay men. The slowness of the response is what led to so many thousands of people getting infected and ending up dead. That’s a sign of the times, right? Yeah, it’s a sign of the times in so many different ways. That we learned the lessons of HIV, and that gay people are more valued now. The reason why the response was so slow to HIV is because health officials, the media, politicians, they didn’t care whether gay men lived or died, but now they do. And that’s different and that’s gratifying. n
David Accomazzo is an editor at the Boulder Weekly, where this interview first appeared.
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recious few stereotypes stick with more tenacity than the ones that deal with food and drink, No matter how inaccurate they may be. So, to clarify: All Jewish meals do not involve matzo balls. Italian food is infinitely more than pasta and gravy. Southern barbecue has absolutely nothing to do with burned skinless chicken breasts smothered with a tooth-yanking layer of sticky, high-fructose corn syrup labeled “BBQ sauce.” Indian food is made with ingredients other than curry. And so on. And the topic of this column: Not all Mexican beer benefits from a slice of lime. This is the perfect time of year for a little bit of clarification, since hot summer days are when most of us are likely to pop the crown off the top of a Corona—or, lord help you, a Corona Light. And, yes, a slice of lime is damn close to a necessity if that’s what you’re sipping. But Corona doesn’t need lime because it’s a Mexican beer; it gets one because the bottle is clear. Long story short, and skipping over all the chemistry involved, beer bottled in clear glass leaves it exposed to the potentially detrimental effects of sunlight, which can “skunk” them, aka make them go bad (real bad). Lime is a great way to cover up those nasty flavors
and aromas. (Also, Corona, which tastes like, well, not much, benefits from a lime to provide what connoisseurs, aficionados and cicerones refer to with the technical term “flavor,” as it possesses rather little of it on its own.) So the next time you order a Mexican beer that’s not bottled in clear glass, and you’re offered a wedge of lime with it, feel free to turn it down, or, at the very least, question it. If the bottle is green or brown, then the addition of citrus is pretty much unnecessary. (Witbiers and the like are a different story entirely.) So here we go: Tecate, Bohemia and Negra Modelo? No lime. Corona, Sol and Modelo Especial? Go for it. Just remember that simply because your beer was brewed in Mexico doesn’t mean it needs the help of a wedge of citrus fruit. It’s yet another stereotype with no basis in reality.
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The Golden Gays PJ Raval’s poignant documentary on aging gays, Before You Know It, is one of the many films to catch at this year’s QFest. By Bill Chenevert // email@example.com
he QFest lineup for 2013 is as stellar as ever, and for 12 days this month, beginning Thursday, July 11, Philadelphia’s a much richer city as a result. And not just for queer folks. Yes, the onslaught of queer-themed cinema programming does wonders for our psyche and offers a week and a half of potential date destinations. But, as it turns out, the same things that affect queer people affect everyone else, too. The elements of loneliness, love, friendship, heartache and ambition aren’t exclusive to gays. With DOMA’s demise and the country abuzz with gay marriage acceptance, it’s becoming less and less anything that anyone cares about—straights are allowed to get down with gay stuff. It just means you have taste. To discuss the entire slate of QFest programming in this space is impossible; there are so many outstanding films that address vast swaths of life and culture—shorts, features, documentaries, dramas and comedies are all here, and they capture such themes as coming-of-age (Animals) and go-go boy veneration (The Go Doc Project). We picked a feature documentary by PJ Raval as a film to get into the essence of the festival’s great value, and caught up with the Texas-based director this week to discuss his newest, Before You Know It. With the outstanding success of last year’s How to Survive a Plague, we know that documentary is one of film’s ripest formats for mining deeply felt emotion, and Raval struck gold when he started exploring all of the intersections of life that bubble up around the stories of aging gays. In Before You Know It, three characters form a perfect triumvirate of narratives: Once-closeted Dennis is in his 70s, living in Florida and exploring gay retirement options in Portland, Ore.; Ty’s a marriage and LGBT activist in Harlem and directs outreach for Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE for short); and Robert runs a legendary bar in Galveston, Texas, called Robert’s Lafitte that specializes in no-frills drag and fostering community. Together, their stories offer a complete, vivid picture of the multi-generational gay struggle that maybe, after all, is becoming less of a fight at this moment in time. “We started filming in early 2009, and we officially stopped shooting in the summer of 2012 and premiered it March of 2013,” Raval tells PW. “We were shooting up until the very end, so it’s still very fresh.” It takes time to foster relationships with doc subjects, and Raval decided to take the camera out of his own hands—he’s also a decidedly accomplished cinematographer—and really engage with the life the film’s subjects were living. “You have to let life unfold, so it’s really impossible to just show up and capture someone’s life,” Raval explains. “With Dennis’ storyline, it was about two and a half years, but it’s also kind of necessary if you want that intimate access and that trust, and to really experience life in front of you. There’s a relationship that forms.” The prospect of capturing the essence of one human’s
We’re here, we’re queer: In this scene from the documentary Before You Know It (above), members of SAGE, an organization for LGBT senior citizens, march in N.Y.C. (Below) The film’s director, PJ Raval.
struggles and getting them to be comfortably filmed without pretense is a daunting task, but one that Raval handles deftly and masterfully. Before You Know It touches on all different emotions and struggles: from loneliness and the stigma of singledom into late adulthood, to drag and its mysteriously magical power in the gay experience, to pride and the prospect of gay marriage. Marriage is one of the most fascinating and hot-button issues at play, and the result isn’t what you might expect. For the aging LGBT community, marriage is something they never thought would happen. Having seen every stage of civil equality under the sun, from segregation to voting rights to interracial unions, nonetheless couldn’t imagine it would be a reality in their lifetime, even in their wildest dreams. Like Ty says at one telling moment in Before You Know It, it’s like someone in the ‘70s imagining the prospect of something like an iPod. And then what do you do with the right once you’ve got it? “[Ty]’s very much, in his storyline, thinking it through. He’s never thought about [marriage] before, and these are discussions he and [his partner] had not had,” said Raval. “For me, I was really fascinated by the idea of things you hadn’t imagined happening in your life, and you have to react.” As it turns out, Raval caught Ty—at a Harlem house party awaiting the New York State Senate’s momentous
announcement of gay marriage—at the exact moment it became clear to him that he could marry his boyfriend. And to witness it is pure magic. For more information on QFest, its participating films, screening times and locations, visit qfest.com.
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Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro’s imaginative robot action fantasy, will make you feel like a kid again. By Sean Burns // email@example.com
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It’s Strange on the Range Beyond Johnny Depp’s Lone Ranger brownface lies one of his wittier performances.
eleased amid a perfect storm of production delays, budgetary nightmares and celebrity schadenfreude, Gore Verbinski’s oddball Western is already the kind of box-office disaster that becomes a punchline for late-night talk-show monologues. Too bad, because this is one fascinating film. The weirdest summer blockbuster to come down the pike in eons, The Lone Ranger is a bitterly cynical, Sergio Leone-styled bloodbath full of fairy-tale flourishes and slapstick interludes out of a silent comedy. I have no idea who this movie was made for, but I’m glad that I saw it. We begin in 1933, where Johnny Depp’s Tonto is slathered in Little Big Man old-age makeup. A statue come to life in an Old West museum exhibit, he spots a little kid dressed up as the title character and starts spinning a semi-coherent, fanciful yarn about what really went down between him and Kemo Sabe. Right away, Verbinski is positioning the picture as an alternative myth, a tall tale corrective to “printing the legend.” The Lone Ranger himself (played by Armie Hammer, doing a passable Judge Reinhold impression) is a blowhard and a bit of a dolt, stubbornly insisting on the rule of law on a frontier where corruption is a given and murder is a fact of life. A nefarious railroad baron (Tom Wilkinson) has hired a band of scruffy marauders to fake Comanche attacks on settlers, making it look like the tribe violated a treaty so he can take their land. It’s manifest destiny in action, complete with the U.S. cavalry mowing down hundreds of innocent Native Americans in a chilling, mid-movie set-piece. Depp caught a lot of flack as a white American daring to play Tonto, but look beyond all that, and you’ll find one of his wittier performances. Doing his best Buster Keaton deadpan while wearing Ace Frehley face-paint and a dead bird on his head, Tonto’s the half-mad survivor of a childhood massacre, craftily manipulating this “stupid white man” to aid his quest for revenge. Much like Verbinski’s Pirates pictures, there are too many characters, too many tangents, and the movie is at least half an hour too long. But The Lone Ranger’s massively overscaled production and bizarre tonal shifts exert a peculiar pull. The climactic action sequence, aping Keaton’s The General with runaway trains on parallel tracks, is one for the ages. This is a strange, subversive picture. (Sean Burns)
he beguiling thing about Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim is just how well thought out it all is. Yes, we’re talking about that new movie in which skyscraper-sized robots fend off attacks from gigantic Godzilla monsters. It’s a rock ‘em-sock ‘em display of mass distraction, but it has obviously been brooded over and mused upon for years by del Toro and his co-screenwriter, Travis Beacham. Pacific Rim exists in a complete, fully realized universe, which is a high compliment indeed for a movie that also feels like it was dreamed up by an 8-yearold splashing around with toys in the bathtub. To explain: In the not-too-distant future, shifting tectonic plates beneath the sea accidentally open up a portal to another dimension, so all of a sudden, we’ve got gargantuan Kaiju clomping their way up to the shore and stomping out major cities. Swatting away fighter jets like pesky flies, these super-sized lizards require a different kind of defense. Countries band together and build the Jaegers—enormous nuclear-powered robots so huge they must be operated by a duo of pilots connected through something called a “neural handshake drift.” Folks are electronically and psychically linked, working in tandem from a soundstage inside each Jaeger’s head, syncing up their movements like the world’s most destructive game of Dance Dance Revolution. Pacific Rim drops a metric ton of exposition in the first reel, almost throwing away dozens of fleet and hilarious asides covering the first five years of “The Kaiju War.” The opening title doesn’t appear onscreen for almost 20 minutes, after knocking back enough material for a prequel trilogy, plus an origin story so the film can properly begin in medias res several years down the road for humanity’s last stand. The Defense Department has shifted priorities to building a coastal wall that’s supposed to keep the Kaiju out, de-commissioning the Jaegers and leaving their hotshot pilots unemployed. The wall seemed like a good idea at the time, but these creatures are rapidly evolving and soon make short work of the obstruction. This leaves only four rusty Jaegers and a typically rag-tag band of hotshot pilots, commanded by Idris Elba’s hilariously brusque Stacker Pentecost. (This movie has such great names.) He’s pulled maverick pilot Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) out of self-imposed retirement for a last-ditch attempt to win the war by dropping a 280-megaton nuclear bomb into the dimensional portal. The underfunded rogue robot operation exists somewhere on the outskirts of Hong Kong, powered by an international cast of misfits and outcasts. Hunnam finds a kindred spirit in Rinko Kikuchi’s Mako Mori, a data processer promoted to co-pilot for this final mission. For intelligence purposes, we’ve got a couple of bickering scientists played by harumphy Burn Gorman and Charlie Day, of all people. They’re trying to use this “neural handshake” technology to mind-meld with a Kaiju brain that’s been kept alive inside a jar, and what I loved most about their lab is that it’s full of old-school classroom chalkboards instead of computer screens. That’s by far the most enjoyable thing about Pacific Rim’s impressive production design: Everything is so rusty and analog. There’s a junky, garage-sale feel to all the technology. Most problems can be solved by just pulling a plug, and the gear looks as well-worn and dented as the Millennium Falcon. Del Toro’s got a vintage World War II movie aesthetic at work here, complete with all the pilots dressing in bomber jackets and making cornpone speeches about saving the world. Dedicated to Ray Harryhausen and Ishiro Honda, Pacific Rim is madly in love with all those Creature Double Feature UHF channel
He means business: Idris Elba stars as brusque commander Stacker Pentecost in Guillermo del Toro’s action-packed Pacific Rim.
specials, ushering the man-in-lizard-suit kitsch into a new age of IMAX 3D digital filmmaking technology. It doesn’t always work. Hunnam in particular is a lousy lead, with a bloody awful American accent. But the details are so carefully layered in, it’s hard to complain, especially when del Toro regular Ron Perlman turns up as dapper sleazebag Hannibal Chau (What did I tell you about those names?), who made his fortune selling dead kaiju body parts on the black market. Guillermo del Toro has been missing from movies for way too long. We lost five years with him dicking around pre-production in Middle Earth before Peter Jackson Jay Leno-ed the hideous new Hobbit series all for himself. But he’s back with a vengeance here, and his imagination clearly knows no bounds. There’s a child-like glee to Pacific Rim that almost distracts from the expert craftsmanship. It’s dumb fun done smart. And it made me feel 8 years old again.
Pacific Rim Starring: Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day and Rinko Kikuchi Director: Guillermo del Toro
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A Rose is Still a Rose Advice for an on-lockdown Lauryn Hill.
t was just over a year ago, at last year’s Wawa Welcome America, that Philadelphia music lovers got to see multiple Grammy Award-winning Jersey girlgone-mad Lauryn Hill shine brightly and beautifully onstage. She surprised Fourth of July audiences, thanks to the Roots, with a souped-up, skin-tight performance of songs from her widely acclaimed debut solo LP, 1998’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, the album that propelled her to the heights from which she’s fallen with almost equal force. Hill’s three-month term for tax evasion began early Monday, when she reported to Connecticut’s Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury. Doesn’t matter that she paid nearly $1 million in back taxes; she pleaded guilty, got her sentence and now, as it were, is facing the music. We’ll miss you, lady. But hell, we’ve been missing the artist we fell in love with for nearly a decade. Like the Jackson 5 said, we want you back. So, in the spirit of love, here are five pieces of advice from my dad—who found himself in a federal “halfway house” after a crackreasoned plot to counterfeit money while I was in high school. Meditate. If allowed, that is. If it isn’t, steal five minutes while still in bed each morning. Get your head right before facing a day filled with potential triggers. Practice detachment. It’s painfully, powerfully obvious that you don’t separate who you are from what you do, and it’s admirable that you still consider the legions who love you as fans, not just customers. (See, Jay-Z? It’s possible.) But sisterfriend, if it’s your goal to sell records, you’ve got to detach from them once they’re birthed. Maybe that’ll improve your output? Start a nonprofit organization for suffering people through which you can pay yourself and your folk nearly a third of the charity’s donations. Or not, since Wyclef’s got that lane covered. Embrace the lesson, whatever it is. Even if it’s just “Geez, I better get myself an accountant who will not tolerate my bullshit,” be open to whatever the Universe has on its chalkboard. Write, write, write. Well, you certainly don’t need that advice from the likes of me. But instead of songs, pen a book/screenplay/mini-series/eventual HBO megahit about your experience, not Rita Marley’s. She already wrote her biography; we want to read yours. Chris Rock will produce the film or series; Ava Duvernay will direct it, and Adepero Oduye and Patina Miller can battle on the mic for the lead. Olivia Pope, my foot—a partially fictionalized L. Boogie character would have that night, even against the non-president’s nonwoman, on lock. (Kenya Beverly)
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et’s get the obvious out of the way with a quickness: Rich Quick is a white rapper from New Jersey. Long gone, we hope, are the days where being Caucasian in the rap game matters at all; skilled mic rockers like 3rd Bass’ MC Serch and Eminem took the bite out of that beef ages ago. Hip-hop’s not any one culture’s possession, an idea Quick expressed early on in a Doobie’s meet-up on Monday night. “Hip-hop culture encompasses all cultures,” he says. And with the pretty hefty success of white boys like Macklemore, Mac Miller and Asher Roth, Quick’s ready to put his hat in the ring and have his name tacked on to such a list. With a flurry of shows coming up and an EP prepped to drop on Aug. 20, Quick’s bracing himself for the biggest summer of his life. His debut, Sad Songz, is a five-track EP Quick recorded at ChopShop studios in Langhorne, and it’s set for distribution through Ben Frank Recordings. It’s a bit of a departure; as you might imagine by the title, these are expressive songs with emotional import, unafraid to reveal a deeper lyrical ambition beyond the easy tropes and stereotypes of hip-hop lyrical content, like expensive cars, cheap girls and designer clothes. Quick’s been gaining momentum over the past few years in a relatively hardcore sub-sector of Philly hip-hop, getting love from both the hood and hip-hop diehards who value how hard you can bring the pain. Still, those looking for a trap-rap record won’t find one. “Sad Songz is just one side of me,” Quick warns. “People are going to be disappointed if they’re looking for a hardcore emcee.” On this one, at least. The 25-year-old South Jersey native has spent his whole life within spitting distance of Philadelphia and has found himself in “the city” almost every day for years. That 15-minute drive has allowed him to start earning credibility since he first stepped into a cypher in North Philly. And as Quick put it, “If you can’t jump into a cypher, what the hell are you here for?” Quick’s first official release after unofficial collaborations and mixtapes—his I’m With the DJ collection has helped drum up intrigue and fans—is also the first product of a production relationship with STREECE, the duo of Stress the Whiteboy and
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List of names and units 2070..................................John Bridy Jr 2104.................................Albertha Barr 4057.................................. Malik Marsh 2101...............................Denise Wilkins 4016..................................Tonya Belton 2109................................. Lester Carter 3040............................ Catherine Green 5007 A ......................... Catherine Green 3072 B..................................Kirk Grifﬁn 5034........................... Priscilla Johnson 1072.................................. Sharif Jones 2093................................ Renee Martin 4033...........................Mary McClennan 4072.............................. Kendrick Oliver 1011.................................. Alice Panzer 1049................................Sharon Porter 1080................................ Whitney Price 2106...................................Daniel Riley 4047............................. Richard Safford 3101......................... Benjamin Swinton 1073.................................Porsha Torres 4032................................... Alan Walker 2046..............................Joseph Wallace 3018...............................Cornell Warren 3079 C..................................Leroy West 1054.............................Robert Williams 3035....................... Demertise Williams 3100 C Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134 on Monday 7/22/13 @ 4:00pm List of names and units 2146................................. Dawn Wynne 3239.................................Wanna Coker 2059.................................Wanna Coker 3077................................ Steven Childs
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GENERAL APARTMENTS APARTMENTS FOR RENT- Very Close to Temple University Main Campus. Contact: dcrealestatellc@gmail. com (215)2321606
STUDIO/EFFICIENCY 13TH & PINE- Studio in Great loc w/HW flrs, Full kitch, Laundry on premises. AVAIL NOW! GAS HEAT/HOT WTR INCL. $785/mo. MSRE, 215-925-RENT(7368), www.MichaelSingerRealEstate.com
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15TH & SPRUCE: Charming Studio in Brownstone, Excellent Location, Upgraded Kit, HW Flrs, Hi Ceilings, Deco FP, Onsite Laundry. All Utilities Incl! $735/Mo. Avail Aug. 215-735-8030.
250 S.13TH, 3G: $1,000/MO Studio, hardwood floors, plenty of light, good closet space, granite and stainless kitchen, CALL ANDREA BOELTER PRU FOX & R O A C H 2 1 5 - 6 27- 6 0 0 5/267975-9402
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16th PINE, RITTENHOUSE SQ.: SML EFC. ELV/bldg, WD/bsmnt, Elc./ht, $595+elec. 215-735-8414
THE CHATHAM - Open House from 12n-4pm on Saturdays - 135 S. 20th St Spacious Studios in High rise, Drmn bldg w/Mag Western & Southern exp, View of Rittenhouse Square, HW flrs, Laundry on site, Prof managed. AVAIL NOW! ALL UTILS INCL. FROM $1285/ mo. MSRE, 215-925-RENT(7368), www. MichaelSingerRealEstate.com
ONE BEDROOM 15TH & SPRUCE: Lrg 1 Bdrm in sought after location! Renov. Kitch, Beautiful art-deco details, HW Flrs, Front Desk Attendant, Onsite Laundry, Wonderful City Views. $1250/Mo. Avail Oct. 215-735-8030.
1233 S.BROAD ST, 3F: $2200/mo (AVENUE OF THE ARTS) Renovated 3BR w/ 2BA, gourmet kitchen, laundry, hardwood floors, tall ceilings & more. John Brown, Prudential Fox & Roach Direct: 215-440-8173 234 W.RITNER: $950/MO 3BD/1BA, wide open living room w/ floor to ceiling mirror and large window, n i ce re a r ya rd , c /a , CA L L RYA N MCCANN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-6276005/215-558-2118
16TH & LOMBARD- Trinity Townhome in great loc, High ceilings, HW flrs, WD, Dog friendly, Yard & Bsmnt. AVAIL NOW! $1235/mo. MSRE, 215-925-RENT(7368), www.MichaelSingerRealEstate.com
9TH SPRING GARDENLge. 4BDRMS,1.5Kits.CenAir,MOD.,Carpeted.$2000/ MO.+.AVAIL.610-304-0087.
1915 WHARTON STREET 1 bedroom, Hw/FLRS., Deck, Avail 7/1 $795/mo 215-883-0542
TEMPLE UNIV AREA: 3-BDR bi-level near Temple $1,300+util phillyrentals. org 215-382-0112x511 Broker/Owner
21ST & WALNUT- Spacious 1BR in Brownstone bldg, HW fls, High ceilings, Laundry in bldg. AVAIL AUG! HEAT/HOT WTR INCL. $1585/mo. MSRE, 215-925-RENT(7368), www.MichaelSingerRealEstate.com 2301 S.BANCROFT, 2W: $695/MO 2nd & 3rd floor bi-level 1BD/1BA, h a rd wo o d f l o o rs, ex p o s e d b r i c k wall, high ceilings, recessed lighting, plenty of storage space, CALL RYAN MCCANN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-6276005/215-558-2118 315 ARCH, 306: $1,650/MO 1BD/1BA, hardwood floors, soaring ceilings, granite and stainless kitchen, washer/dryer, c/a, CALL RYAN MCCANN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215-558-2118 6TH LOCUST, INDEPENDENCE PLACE: A MUST SEE! SPACIOUS, HI/FL, PARK VIEW, TERRACE, WALK-IN CLOSETS, 928sqft. AC, WD, FREE INTERNET 24 HOUR CONCIERGES $1650. 215-635-6253 GRAD HOSPITAL AREA: 1BR, HW/flrs, $800/mo incl heat/hot wtr. Call Oscar, 267-231-2900 OLD CITY (28 Strawberry/2nd fl 1BR, 1BA, approx 900SF, carpeted, exposed brick, WD, DW, GD, Gas heat. $1100/mo+. 215-627-4414 RITTENHOUSE SQ: 1Bdrm in Beautiful Victorian Brownstone. HW Flrs, A/C, O n s i te L a u n d r y, I n te rco m E n t r y, S h o r t Wa l k to Pa r k & S h o p s ! A l l Utilities Incl! $1390/Mo. Avail Sept. 215-735-8030. T H E R O O S E V E LT ( 2220 Wa l n u t Street) - Beautifully renovated apts. in the RITTENHOUSE SQUARE AREA of Philadelphia. STUDIO’S star ting at only $765/mo. and ONE BEDROOMS starting at only $965/mo. Call 215-640-8880 for an appointment.
TWO BEDROOM 1 2TH & WALNUT- Mod & Beautiful 2BR, HW flrs, DW, WD, CA, High ceilings. AVAIL SEPT! $1485/mo. MSRE, 215-925-RENT(7368), www.MichaelSingerRealEstate.com 1 5 T H & S P RU C E : Rare opp for 2 Bdrm Apt in Unique Art Deco HighRise. Renov. Kitch, Amazing Views, Central Location, HW Flrs, Front Desk Attendant. From $1565/Mo. Available Sept. 215-735-8030.
HOUSE FOR RENT CHRISTIAN ST. 4BDRMS.,HDWD. FLRS.,MOD.,MUST SEE! $2400/ MO.+. 610-304-0087. PENNSPORT-SOUTH PHILA.TOWNHOUSE, 3BDRMS. BRAND NEW! HDWD, NEW APPLS. BEAUTIFUL. $795/MO. 215-292-2176. TEMPLE UNIV AREA: 3 story, 3drm, 1.5 bath by Temple $1500.00 mo, 267-292-5274
ROOM FOR RENT 13TH & SPRUCE- Parker Hotel CC. Fully Furn’d Rms, no sec. deposit. Utils & housekeeping incld. WK: $165-$203; Day: $40-$56. 215-735-2300. CENTER CITY, HEAD HOUSE SQUARE, SOCIETY HILL. “TOKIO B&B STUDIOS, 124 LOMBARD ST. Enjoy all of the City’s Historic Areas, Museums, Parks, Restaurants, etc. Everything w i t h i n yo u r rea c h ! E V E RYO N E WELCOME to enjoy our Comfortable environment and Reasonable R a te s. DA I LY ra te s STA RT I N G at $65. SPECIAL WEEKLY rates $300-$500. FANTASTIC MONTHLY rates $800-$1500. “TOKIO B&B” STUDIOS. Website http://sushi. madamesaito.com Call MADAME SAITO 215-922-2515
SUMMER RENTALS O C E A N C I T Y N J 1bdrm.Bch/Bdk Co n d o, kit, Po o l, ste ps to b ea c h , Great rates. 215-248-4915.
VACATION RENTAL OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND. Best selection of affordable rentals. Full/ partial weeks. Call for FREE brochure. Open daily. Holiday Real Estate. 1-800-638-2102. Online reservations: www.holidayoc.com
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17th & Pine - Gorg 2BR/2BA, New crpt, CA. $1695+. PMG 215-5457007 x302
ARTIST STUDIOS FOR RENT- $65$325 for 100-500sf. Open & private studios in beautiful 5 story warehouse in Kensington. Exposed beams & bricks with lots of natural light. Utilities & wifi included. Info at: www.papermillar ts.com Contact Karyn 215.687.8391
2441 S.7TH, 2: $850/MO 2nd flr 2BD/1BA, wood floors, updated kitchen, ready for move in, CALL PAUL CHIN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215440-2049
WASHINGTON SQ WEST: Secured parking space for 1 car. 12/Lombard. $200/mo. PMG 215-545-7007 x110
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TWO BEDROOM 333 Monroe St, B: $2,250 (Queen Village). 2BR/2BA on lovely Queen Village block. Deeded parking spot included! John Brown, Prudential Fox & Roach Direct: 215-440-8173
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TOWNHOUSE 425 N. PReStON St (weSt PHIlA) Bi- level, Lg 4 Brs., 2 Baths call Ellen 215-922-3600 ext. 211
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16TH & LOMBARD – Trinity Townhome in great location, High ceilings, HW floors, W/D, Dog friendly, Yard & Basement. AVAILABLE NOW! $1,235 21ST & LOCUST – Adorable Studio in Brownstone bldg. HW floors, Laundry on premise. AVAILABLE NOW! HEAT/HOT WATER INCL. $775 21ST & WALNUT – Junior One Bedroom in Brownstone bldg, Carpets, Laundry on premise. AVAILABLE NOW! HEAT & HOT WATER INCL. $985 21ST & WALNUT – Spacious One Bedroom in Brownstone bldg, HW floors, High ceilings, Laundry in bldg. AVAILABLE AUGUST! HEAT & HOT WATER INCL. $1,585
WASHINGTON SQUARE WEST/OLD CITY THE IMPERIAL: BROAD & SPRUCE – Studios in High rise, Elevator bldg, HW floors, A/C, Laundry. AVAILABLE NOW! GAS/HOT WATER INCL. FROM $745 13TH & PINE – Studio in Great location w/HW floors, Full kitchen, Laundry on premises. AVAILABLE NOW! GAS HEAT/HOT WATER INCL. $785 12TH & WALNUT – Modern & Beautiful Two Bedroom, HW floors, D/W, W/D, C/A, High ceilings. AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER! $1,485 11TH & SPRUCE – Bright Studio above charming coffee shop, HW floors, High ceilings, Laundry on premise. AVAILABLE MID-JULY! HEAT/HOT WATER INCL. $785
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Chestnut & 20th Ultra mod 1Bd's, C/A, great location $995 Spruce & 12th 2Bd, 1-1/2Lombard bath, bi-level, laundry & 19th Newly renov, mod studio, 1 & 2Bd's
$995-1350 CHRISTIAN & 5TH Mod Old 1 &World, 2BR,Broad W/W, Spruce & 16th 1 & 2Bd's, hardwood $800-850 &A/C Spruce Mod 1Bd's, W/D, C/A, heat incl. $840-$1050 CHRISTIAN 2NDUltra FabMod Studio’s & 1BRs $620-$1050 $850-995 Lombard 9th 1Bd & 2Bd, w/d, hardwood, laundry $950-1750 Art & Area 1 & 3Bd's, W/D,&Deck, Parking $995-1100 & 9th BAINBRIDGE & 3RD Great 1BR’s,Pine W/W, C/A 2Bd's, h/w floors, W/D $825-1375 $810 Old City Fab ultra mod 1 & 2Bd's, deck Spruce & 12th 2Bd, 1-1/2 bath, bi-level, laundry ART MUSEUM
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· 24 hour doorman · Prestigious rittenhouse square address · Many apartments have recently been updated with brand new kitchens and hardwood floors · Pet friendly · all utilities included
Studio, Completely renovated, 396 sf $1,550 Brand new 1 bedroom with hardwood floors, custom kitchen, designer bath and western city views, 572 sf $1,950 1 bedroom, lots of natural light from two exposures, generous living space, kitchen has excellent cabinet and counter space, 812 sf $1,890 Washington square hoPKinson house 604-36 S. WASHINGTON SQ. Studio, excellent closet space, Washington Squre views, 460 sf $1,195 Studio, high floor, southern views, 413 sf $1,275 1 bedroom, panoramic southern views, 778 sf $1,575
2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom apartment on a high floor with wonderful city views to the south, newly renovated kitchen and bath, balcony, 1200 sf $2,850
separate kitchen area, 480 sf $1,050
old city/society hill society hill toWers 200-220 LOcuST STreeT Studio, on a high floor with dramatic river and city views to the south, floor-to-ceiling windows, 540 sf $1,400 Corner 1 bedroom, with threetop views of Society Hill, floor-to-ceiling windows, 750 sf $1,700
Brand new 2 bedroom plus den, 2.5 bathroom with wood floors, chef’s kitchen, designer bathrooms and unique finishes such as exposed brick and ductwork, 2025 sf $7,500
aBBotts square 530 S. 2Nd STreeT 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, fireplace, study nook, private terrace, excellent stoage space, 989 sf $1,750
Waterfront Pier 5 7 N. cOLuMBuS BLvd. 2 bedroom, 2.5 baths, updated kitchen, fireplace, 1 car parking,1658 sf $2,150 3 bedroom, 3.5 baths, trilevel, fireplace, balcony, master suite, jetted tub, 2229 sf $2,550
aVenue of the arts center city one 1326 Spruce STreeT Studio, seperate area for kitchen, balcony, lots of closet space, 494 sf $1,275 2 bedroom, 2 baths, split floor plan, balcony, skyline view, washer/dryer, 1209 sf $2,150
· 24 hour doorman · state-of-the-art fitness center · Many apartments have recently been updated with brand new kitchens and hardwood floors · Pet friendly · Washers and dryers in many of the apartments · all utilities included except for electric
1 bedroom, city views to the north, 514 sf $1,390 1 bedroom plus den, 270 degree city views, 2 baths, 763 sf $1,790 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, generous entertaining space, lots of closets, 1022 sf $2,500
acadeMy house 1420 LOcuST STreeT 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, high floor, generous living/dining space, great closets, 1524 sf $2,850
rittenhouse square the lanesBorough 1601 LOcuST STreeT Custom entire floor home with 360 degree city views, chef’s kitchen, designer bathrooms, incredible building details throughout, 3422 sf $10,500
1830 rittenhouse sq. Brand new 1 bedroom plus den, with high end finishes and appointments and beautifully restored original building details, overlooks Rittenhouse Square, 778 sf $2,950
the dorchester 226 W. rITTeNHOuSe SQ. $1,395 Studio, 573 sf 1 bedroom, private terrace, partial Rittenhouse Square views, 609 sf $1,675 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, private terrace, washer/dryer, city views, 1119 sf $2,800
267 south 19th street 3 bedroom walk-up half a block from Rittenhouse Square $1,950
258 south 18th st. 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom custom home one half block from Rittenhouse Square, lots of natural light, hardwood floors, fireplace, designer $2,395 kitchen and baths
313 south 18th st. Junior 1 bedroom, wood floors, new kitchen and bath, 335 sf $1,350
220 W. rittenhouse sq. 1 bedroom, hardwood floors, Washington Square views, designer bathroom, 975 sf $2,800
the WarWicK 1701 LOcuST STreeT Studio, wood floors, marble bathroom, open kitchen, 346 sf $1,460
1955 locust street Brand new studio half a block from Rittenhouse Square with wood floors and high end kitchen and bath, 404 sf $1,600 Brand new 1 bedroom half a block from Rittenhouse Square with wood floors and high end kitchen and bath, 510 sf $1,890
Parc rittenhouse 225 S. 18TH STreeT Junior 1 bedroom, wood floors, marble bathroom, washer/dryer, 528 sf $1,975 1 bedroom, marble bathroom, wood floors, excellent closet space, 653 sf $2,250
WanaMaKer house 2020 WALNuT STreeT Studio, large bay window, open kitchen, high floor, 549 sf $1,525
2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, spacious kitchen, large living/ dining space, 1209 sf
3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom townhome with private street entrance, entire floor master suite and direct garage access, 1900 sf
the rittenhouse saVoy 1810 S. rITTeNHOuSe SQ. Studio, overlooks Rittenhouse Square, 415 sf
1 bedroom, 2 bathroom on penthouse floor, wood floors, open kitchen, brand new bathrooms, 1146 sf
art MuseuM the PhiladelPhian 2401 peNNSyLvANIA Ave 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom on a high floor with large balcony and beautiful city views, 2017 sf
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SALE OPEN HOUSES Sunday JULY 14TH 12:00-1:00pm Logan Square 2138 Spring St. $725,000 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach queen ViLLage 201 queen St. #2 $550,000 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
art MuSeuM 2716 caMBridge St. $249,900 coLdWeLL Banker preFerred
queen ViLLage 121 keniLWorth St. $859,900 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
art MuSeuM 720 ShirLey St. $375,000 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
graduate hoSpitaL 1905 League St. $489,000 coLdWeLL Banker preFerred
rittenhouSe Square 510 S. 17th St. $565,000 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
northern LiBertieS 1013 n. LaWrence St. $399,900 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
queen ViLLage 506 catharine St. $515,000 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
paSSyunk Square 732 annin St. $304,900 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
queen ViLLage 703 S. 3rd St. $639,900 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
WaShington Square WeSt 1023 cLinton St. 202 $435,000 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
queen ViLLage 924 S. 2nd St. $299,900 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach queen ViLLage 216 MontroSe St. $275,000 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
uniVerSity city 4744 LarchWood St. $359,500 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
BeLLa ViSta 738 S. darien St. $389,000 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
pennSport 116 aLter St. $299,900 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
northern LiBertieS 615 popLar St. $600,000 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
WaShington Square WeSt 1028 irVing St. $325,000 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
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queen ViLLage 226 Monroe St. #a $217,900 coLdWeLL Banker preFerred
3:00-4:00pm graduate hoSpitaL 1812 FitzWater St. $549,000 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
art MuSeuM area 845 n. BaMBrey St. $350,000 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
aVenue oF the artS 400-440 S. Broad St. #1207 $950,000 coLdWeLL Banker preFerred
queen ViLLage 778 S. Front St. h $579,000 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
Society hiLL 609 LoMBard St. $369,900 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
1:30-2:30pm queen ViLLage 110 FitzWater St. $425,000 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
art MuSeuM area 917 n 29th St. $439,900 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
northern LiBertieS 810 hancock St. 4 $359,900 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
queen ViLLage 778 S. Front St. h $579,000 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
BeLLa ViSta 1022 S. 6th St. $429,000 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
uniVerSity city 4511 LocuSt St. $415,000 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
graduate hoSpitaL 2028 WeBSter St. $334,900 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
queen ViLLage 516 1/2 carpenter St. $357,500 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
Society hiLL 108 LoMBard St. $825,000 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
queen ViLLage 720 S Front St. $339,990 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
WaShington Square WeSt 838-40 LoMBard St. $1,545,000 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
BeLLa ViSta 727-29 S 7th St. 1F $249,900 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach Logan Square 119 n. Van peLt St. $750,000 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach northern LiBertieS 553 n LaWrence St. $349,900 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach pennport 115 MccLeLLan St. $259,900 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
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New ListiNg 2532 S Ellsworth Street
Large Home. Property runs street to street. $59,500.
Reduced PRice 2129 Sigel Street – 3 bedrooms. $39,900. educatioNaL aNd MeetiNg ceNteR- saLe/Lease 2501-2515 S. Marshall Street - 15,000 sq.
ft on 3 floors. Elevator. Large Auditorium. Classrooms. Dining Area. $495,000 sale/$4900 Month Lease.
BuiLdiNg Lot 2219-21 S 6th Street - Corner. 28 x 69. $38,000. south PhiLadeLPhia 2750 Wharton Street Restaurant. Fully Equipped. Plus 2 Apts. $229,000.
gRaduate hosPitaL ViciNity 23rd and Ellsworth
Corner with Garage. 3 Floors. $145,000.
PeNNsPoRt – 10 yeaR tax aBateMeNt 1322 S. American Street
Large new Home. 10 ft. Ceilings. Floating Stairs. $449,000.
wyNNefieLd – ReNoVated hoMe 5477 W. Montgomery Avenue
Hardwood Floors. Finished Basement. 3 Bedrooms. $110,000.
tRiPLex 1701 S 19th Street
Large Corner. Live in one. Rent Two. $146,900.
BuiLdiNg Lot - ziP 19146 2223-27-29 Wilder Street - 42 x 50. $79,000.
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queen ViLLage 540 BainBridge St. $879,900 prudentiaL, Fox, & roach
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2 Buildings – Residential Development Opportunity! Former All Saints School & Covent • 26,511+/- SF Former School • 6,362+/- SF Former Covent • RSA-5 Zoning 4623 & 4629-4635 E. Thomspon St. Development Opportunity in Bucks County - Plumstead • 47.97+/- Acres • Build your homes or preserve this land 5800 Wismer Rd. Potential Subdivision in Montgomery County - Harleysville • 29.55+/- Acres • Commercial Zoning 570 Shelly Road
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1710 PINE $174,900
Mixed use, C-2 zoned on heavily trafﬁcked avenue: 1st ﬂoor front is commercial with an existing store, living room in the rear for the residence, pergo ﬂoors, spacious kitchen, and bonus room with door to the side alleyway; 2nd ﬂr (rear) features pergo ﬂoors, bright living room, and full sized bathroom; 3rd ﬂr 2 nice bedrooms, middle bedroom w/high ceilings & marble mantel; 4th ﬂr includes bedroom with window and front master bedroom suite with soaking tub, stairway to roof deck via a roof hatch, and large closet.
Grand and handsome, 4BD/3 full + 3 half bath home in impeccable condition with parking, sun deck, roof deck, and ﬁnished basement, also featuring hardwood ﬂoors, ornate woodwork, and a security system!
PORT RICHMOND 2849 ALMOND
New single family home to be constructed on this vacant lot, consisting of 3 story 3BD/1.5BA home with partial roof deck, high ceilings, ﬁnished basement, and wide open concreted yard. Time to choose your ﬁnishes at this pre-build stage!
Wonderful 4BD/1BA home boasting a beautifully lit porch front foyer, stunning hardwood ﬂoors, and wide open living room w/ faux ﬁreplace, also offering 4 nicely sized bedrooms and full deck potential!
RITTENHOUSE SQUARE 1806-18 RITTENHOUSE SQ 611
Wonderful 1BD/1BA home with foyer, wide open living/ dining room, and stunning wall of windows, all a fabulous opportunity to live in a fantastic building in the always electric Rittenhouse Square!
Adorable 2BD/2BA corner home boasting den, ﬁnished basement, fantastic yard with planting area and wood fence, and a lovely ﬁreplace, also offering an exquisite master bedroom suite with 3 closets, walk-ins with builtins, and linen closet.
Never before offered 1BD/1BA condo unit with a wide open ﬂoor plan with high ceilings and an abundance of windows and light, boasting original tile, adjacent former vault in kitchen (use as wine cellar or pantry!), perfect entertaining space, and common roof deck access.
BELLA VISTA 1022 S. 6TH
Completely renovated 3BD/2.5BA home with wide open space, ﬁnished basement, and private yard, beautifully designed with high ceilings, hardwood ﬂoors, and a dramatic, open master bedroom suite.
Center stair 2BD/1BA home offering hardwood ﬂoors throughout, separate dining room with window, spacious kitchen, and 2 lovely bedrooms, freshly painted and ready to move in!
Absolutely adorable 2BD/1BA home with hardwood ﬂoors, white exposed brick walls, nice sized living space, and lovely yard, also boasting open kitchen with tons of cabinet space and center island with sink.
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Breathtaking 2-story, 2BD/1BA home featuring re-ﬁnished pine ﬂooring, huge windows, and many original details that have been restored to its original charm, including paneled doors and molding, all found on a quiet, tree-lined block!
Modern loft-style 1BD/2BA home with 2-car indoor heated parking, like-new kitchen, and a wide open bedroom that holds the potential to be split into 2, also featuring indoor bike storage and stackable laundry.
Charming 3BD/2.5BA home offering 2-car parking, large ﬁnished lower level, and large outdoor deck, boasting a lovely kitchen and baths.
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Breathtaking 2BD/1.5BA home with wood ﬂoors, updated kitchen and baths, fantastic yard w/ brick pavers + wood fence, and ﬁnished family room w/ ﬁreplace, all found on a picturesque tree-lined block!
NORTHERN LIBERTIES 810 N. HANCOCK 4
Experience waterfront living in this sun ﬁlled 2BD/2BA home offering high ceilings, wide open living space, wood ﬂoors, and a gorgeous balcony, also includes a secured garage parking spot. Building features 24/7 concierge, large pool, gym, and deck- right at the water’s edge!
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Lovely 2BD/1BA home with a beautiful brick façade, open interior, and wide open backyard, all located in a nice, walkable neighborhood ﬁlled with lovely homes and classic Philadelphia architecture!
Handsome and unique corner 1BD/1BA home boasting high ceilings, leaded glass windows, hardwood ﬂoors, granite and stainless kitchen, and an open rooftop with unbelievable deck potential!
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Rittenhouse Square • Rooftop Pool •• Fitness Fitness Center Center •• Valet Valet Pool Parking • 24 Hr Security • 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. • 24 Hr Security • 24 Hr Maintenance 3 Bd/2 Ba;Parking RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 24 Hr Maintenance Studios $115,000 to $150,000
1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1 Bedrooms $175,000 to $225,000
3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 110Addison Montgomery Ave. Bala Cynwyd 2 Bedrooms $250,000to to$150,000 $400,000 Studios $115,000 $525,000 1830 St. Rittenhouse Sq. $525,000 $525,000 Bedrooms $400,000 to $500,000 4 New Construction Townhomes Statrting at $659K. Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 13Bedrooms $175,000 totransfer $225,000 31830 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Includes real estate tax • No tax 4 Beds/3.1 Baths, 1-Car Garage, Open Floor Plan 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 2 Bedrooms $250,000 to $400,000 $525,000 Interior Units 3,010 square feet $525,000 Open 11-4pm | Mon 12-6pm 1129 Sun N. Woodbine Ave., Penn Valley Exterior Units 2,950 square feet $400,000 to12-3pm $500,000 Tues-Fri 9-6pm 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bedrooms 5BD/3.1BA; 2919 sq.|ft.Sat $785,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, realSimpson estate tax No transfer tax 200 Rd.,• Ardmore $525,000 3MAIN Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, LINE SUBURBS Includes Commercial (ofﬁce & 2 apartments) $489,000 110 Fairview St. Road, Penn Valley Sq. 1830 Addison Rittenhouse 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. $525,000 Open Sun 11-4pm | Mon 12-6pm Rd., Newtown Square 4,654 Square Feet 3 Bd/25Bd/3.1Ba; Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 864 Bd/2Briarwood Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 6Bd/5.1Ba; Colonial; Greene Countrie Tues-Fri 9-6pm | Sat 12-3pm Contemporary; 2.20 Acres; $869,500Sq. $525,000 $525,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse 1.78 Acres; Radnor Township; $975,000 Addison St. Rittenhouse 608 Braeburn Lane, Penn ValleySq. 1830 Addison St.Rd., Rittenhouse Sq. 31830 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 605 New Gulph Bryn Mawr PA 3 Bd/25Bd/3.1Ba; Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; 6Bd/4.1Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3,368 Square Feet 4,416 Sq.Ft. $525,000 $525,000 $525,000
40 Acres; C/A; 3-car Garage $735K
1830Addison Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Rittenhouse 1025 BarrSt. Lane, Gladwyne Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 4bd/3.1Ba 2625 Sq. Ft; Cape 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Renovated Cape $600,000 $525,000
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1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome,
$525,000 $250,000 to& $400,000 Damon@DamonMichels.com MainLine Center City” $400,000 to $500,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Damon Michels www.DamonMichels.com Includes real estate tax • No transfer tax 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome,
3-Story; .43 Acres $1,200,000
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940 Lane, Bala Cynwyd 3 Bd/2 Ba;Lindy RenovatedTownhome,
3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Hillgate Community – Elevator! 3Bd/4Ba; 3122 Sq. Ft. Townhouse 1-Car Garage; $495,000 $525,000 1128 Saint Andrews Rd., Bryn Mawr
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1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 CENTER CITY
1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000
1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 33 Bd/2 Bd/2 Ba; Ba; RenovatedTownhome, RenovatedTownhome,
$525,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. $525,000 2200 Arch #1008, Logan Square Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 31830 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 2BD/ 2BA, Sq. Ft. Loft Style Condo 3 Bd/2 Ba; 1316 RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 $475,000; $525,000 1830Hamilton Addison St. Rittenhouse Rittenhouse Sq. 3508 Street - Powelton Village 1830 Addison St. Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 6BD/3.1BA; 3,300 Sq. Ft. REDUCED $665,000 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 6-10 Strawberry St. #14, Old City 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. $525,000
Condo, 4 Yrs. Young $359,000 3 2Bd/2Ba; Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome,
$525,000 1830 Addison–St. Rittenhouse Sq. New Construction 922-26 N. 17th Street Addison St. Rittenhouse 31830 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 6 Units - $299K - $329K. Call for Details.Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome,
$525,000 2047 Spruce St. #4, Rittenhouse Square $525,000 1/11830 Condo –Addison corner unit inSt. Victorian Mansion $365,000 Rittenhouse Sq.
1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Bd/2Hamilton Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3722 St., Powelton Village 33 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 $525,000 6Bd/2.1Ba $495,000 863 N. Uber St. # A
3Bd/1.1Ba Twin;St. 1,252 Sq. Ft. $230,000 Sq. 1830 Addison Rittenhouse Ithan Rd., Bryn Mawr 3 Bd/2403 Ba; S. RenovatedTownhome, New Construction! 4-5Bd/6Ba $525,000 Customize Georgian Manor home $1,799,000
Hermitage,St. 4 BD/3.1BA, 3,108 sq. Sq. ft. 1830The Addison Rittenhouse $649,000 3 Bd/2 Ba;contemporary RenovatedTownhome, 346 Lancaster Ave. #305 $525,000 2BD/2BA, 1,294 sq. ft. condo $255,000
1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1Bd/1Ba Condo - $234,900 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 863 N. Uber St #B 2Bd/2Ba; 1,266 Condo $279K $525,000
415Addison Conshohocken State, Gladwyne 1830 St. Rittenhouse Sq. 2912 Sq.Ft. 2-Story Contemporary.41 34Bd/3.1Ba; Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Acre; 2-Car Attached; updated; $899K, $525,000
1409 Wesley’s Run, Gladwyne 18305BD/4.1BA Addison St.Colonial; Rittenhouse Sq. French 5,478 Sq.Ft. $1,150,000 3 Bd/2 Ba;Northwoods RenovatedTownhome, 123 Winchester Rd. Merion Station $525,000
1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 2BD/2BA Condo $259,000 3863 Bd/2N.Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 27th St., Art Museum Area $525,000 4Bd/2.1Ba; 1,864 Sq. Ft. $499K
1110 Grandview Terrace, Wayne
4BD/3.1BA Contemporary at “The Enclave” 4,249 Sq. Ft.; Updated $698,500
1511 W. Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr 5-6 Beds/3.2 baths; 5,419 Square Feet 1/2 Acre; $989,000
865 N. Uber St. #A
3BD/1BA 1,248 sq. ft. twin $275,000.
1925 & 1927 Poplar Street
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2Bd/2.1Ba Townhomes $339,000
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519-21st Street, Phila, Rittenhouse Square Multi- Unit; Corner Property $1,000,000
940 Lindy Lane, Bala Cynwyd Hillgate Community – Elevator!
523 S 18TH RITTENHOUSE SQ AREA NEW PRICE $450,000
1700 sq ft Townhouse, steps from Rittenhouse Sq. and South 3Bd/4Ba; 3122 Sq. Ft. Townhouse St. with all the great new restaurants. 3 plus Bdrms, 2 & 1/2 1-Car Garage; $495,000 Bath, open Living/Dining combo with Oak ﬂrs, Kitchen w/ Corian counter tops, white cabinets and tile wainscotting, Garden & Deck. Needs updating but affordable. *NOT open this week – 415 conshy State and 864 Briarwood Rd.
526 POPLAR NORTHERN LIBERTIES $279,000
7109 CLOVER UPPER DARBY $64,500 1742 N 6TH STREET KENSINGTON $150,000 4237 N FRANKLIN HUNTING PARK $90,000
3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, Living & Dining area with oak ﬂrs, updated Kitchen w/ marble tile ﬂr, recessed lights & Breakfast Bar, Large yard and parking 2 Story Row with front porch, Living and Dining with wood ﬂrs, Galley Kitchen, 3 Bedrooms, 1 bath 1064 sq ft. Parking. New roof Commercially zoned, set up as a residential duplex. 1 Bedroom on ﬁrst ﬂoor, 3 Bedroom 2nd and 3rd ﬂoor bi-level. Plus rear work/studio space. 2 Story Row Home, Separate Living and Dining with hardwood ﬂrs, 3 Bedrooms, 1 and a half baths. Hall and Bath skylights
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Temple University Area – 2211 N Camac St Investment Opportunity at Temple University, Popular Student rental block, Building was constructed from ground up 2011 $465,000 Fishtown – 2666-72 Coral St REDUCED! Restaurant with Lot and Apartment Building $699,000 Bella Vista 543 Washington Ave - 541 Washington Ave- 1043 S 6th St 3 Continuous Properties Great Opportunity for Development $788,000 Kensington – 2223 N Front St 2 Blocks from York/Dauphin El Stop, Retail Store, BYO Banquet Hall, Commercial Garage for 6-10 Cars $850,000 Fishtown – 1451-53 E Columbia Ave Pizza Shop Long Established business with Residential property next door being offered in a package $265,000 Point Breeze – 2429-39 Wharton PRICE REDUCED $300,000, Warehouse on Entire square city block with frontage on 4 sides (1.24 acres) $2,200,000
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RITTENHOUSE SQUARE / FITLER SQUARE / AVENUE OF THE ARTS 2721 South St Well Maintained 2BR/1BA home in a Superb location and a private Deck! $269,000 400-440 S Broad St #1207 2BR/2BA, 1390 SQ Ft, HW Flrs, Balcony, Sweeping Views, NW-NE-E of CC, Resort like Amenities W/ Pool, Hot tub, Sauna and Steam. SS Gourmet Kitch, Luxury Life Style Incl, inside deeded Parking, Wine Cellar, One year Dev Construction Warranty OPEN HOUSE 7/14 FROM 12-3:00PM $950,000 OLD CITY / LOFT DISTRICT / CHINATOWN 309-13 Arch St #601 Lovely Loft-Style condo in the Heart of Old City with both Vintage features & Modern Amenites 126 Market St #4 Beautiful 2BR Unit in the Heart of Old City
SURROUNDING AREAS Southwest – 5656 Windsor Ave Great Investment Opportunity $31,900 West Phila – 5936 Cedar Ave Well Maintained 3BR home W/Front Porch, HW Flrs, Large Eat in Kitch, nice size BR and large backyard $49,999 West Phila – 7 N 50th St 6BR//3BA single home Complete Shell $55,000 Point Breeze – 2118 McClellan St Recently Renovated home with All New systems, Appliances and windows! $60,000 NE Phila – 1517 Rosalie St 2BR/1Ba house on a small Block, full Finished Basement $67,000 West Phila – 3220 N Etting St 3BR/1BA home Totally Rehabbed, 1.5 Years ago $67,500 Mayfair – 4769 Bleigh Ave REDUCED! 3BR/1BA home in E Mayfair area W/ front patio overlooking a park, Ready for Move In $89,000 Fishtown - 2522 Tilton St 2BR/2BA in Fishtown $89,900 Elmwood Park – 7130 Guyer Ave Renovated Property on Desirable St in SW Phila, Near Public transportation and park $72,500 Folcroft – 1511 Glen Avenue Great Opportunity! Located on a nice and quiet block, Back yardm wood ﬂoors, Handicap accessible $90,000 Holmesberg – 8020 Erdrick St 4 Bedroom and 1 Bath Home $109,000 Mill Creek – 923 N 48th St 5BR/2BA Unique Home with 2 Car Driveway Parking, Great Value $109,900 Germantown – 140 W Abottsford Ave Lovely 4BR/1.5BA 1800 + Sq Ft Twin, Ready for you to move In $119,900 Southwest Phila – Well maintained spacious Duplex 2BR on 1 Floor 3BR on 2nd Floor $199,900 Cobbs Creek – 5811 Washington Ave Gracious 4BR/1.5BA W Original Detail and Character $125,000 Overbrook – 921 Marlyn Rd Classic 3BR/1BA rowhome W/Garage, Charming Orig Details and tasteful upgrades on beautiful block $139,900 Greys Ferry- 1257 S 29th St Fully Renovated Move in Cond Close to Graduate Hosp., shopping Center, Supermarket, Public transit $139,900 Mayfair – 3137 Longshore Ave gem in Mayfair, Tree Lined St $144,900 Overbrook Park – 7467 Rhodes St Rehabbed 3BR/2BA home with Family Room and 2 Parking Spaces $159,900 Cheltenham – 1717 W Cheltenham 19027 $160,000 Harrowgate – 3659 Frankford Ave Corner Property kept in Great Shape and situated for great Exposure right on Frankford Ave $169,900 Bridgeburg – 2537 Casimir St Unique Opportunity, 3BR/1.5BA, Finished Basement, Large Rear Deck REDUCED! $169,500 Fox Chase – 7855 Lorna Dr Well Kept home in expansive lot ready for Modern updates, Main ﬂoor Master Suite, ﬁnished basement $170,000 West Phila – 4049 Baring St REDUCED! 5BR/2.5BA home, Original woodwork, Future Money Earner, Needs TLC $175,000 Point Breeze – 1321 S 18th St Sunny & Spacious Point Breeze home with custom Mural by Philly Artist NoseGo $199,000 North Phila – 1541 N Franklin St Huge 3 Story, 8BR/3BA, Close to Temple $225,000 Manayunk – 107 Vassar St Don’t miss this Charming 3BR/1.5BA home ina super location, huge yard, Great layout, H/W ﬂoors tons of Closet space! $218,000 Fishtown – 1815 Memphis St 3BR/2BA home in the Heart of Fishtown $239,900 Frankford – 4720 Oakland St 3 Story, 5 BR/2 Full Bath 2 half bath, High End marble and granite throughout, Completely Renovated $260,000 Greys Ferry – 1241 S Dover St $289,000 West Mt Airy – 118 W Sharpnack St 4BR/2/5BAContemporary New construction home, Full Finished Basement, Roof top Deck $298,900 Temple University – 2040 N Franklin St Great Investment Property Live in one unit and collect rent from the other fully rehabbed 4BR upper unit 1BR plus Partially Fin Basement in lower unit $299,000 Fishtown - 2315 Coral St New Construction, 3BER/2.5BA Modern homes Hardwood Floors, Kitchen with granite counter tops and SS Appliances, Finished Basement $314,900 Fishtown – 1505 Frankford Ave Spacious 2600 Sq Ft Gorgeous 3Br/3.5BA with Giant master Suite, 3rd Fl Deck, Bamboo ﬂoors $329,950 Kensington – 2770-80 Jasper St Huge Warehouse $375,000 North Phila – 5205 N Broad St One of a Kind, Cash Cow right on Broad St Semi Detached Twin offering 5 Separate units, All rehabbed with 2 Car Parking $350,000 Fishtown – 2227 Amber New Construction, Ultra Modern 3 Story Home, Roof Top deck $369,900 Passyunk East – 1202 Reed St custom Renovation 4BR/4.5BA, In-Law Suite, 2 Decks, HUGE! $699,900 Overbrook Farms – 6396 Overbrook Unique Arts & Crafts Style home in Lovely Overbrook Farms $725,000
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1028-30 Pine St #4 Bright & Spacious 1BR, HW Flrs, C/A Granite, SS, Washer Dryer Large Courtyard, Low Condo fees 520 Delancey St 1820 Confectioners Mansion with 3 Fireplaces, Original Pine ﬂoors, 3BR/3BA, Garden
QUEEN VILLAGE/ BELLA VISTA / GRADUATE HOSPITAL / SOUTH PHILA. 1257 S 29th St Fully Renovated move in Condition, close to Graduate Hospital, Shopping, Supermarket, public transit $139,900 636 Earp St 2BR/1BA Well Maintained home in Italian Market area $ 164,900 226 Monroe St #A Wonderful 1BR/1BA Condo with New Kitchen and Low Condo Fees OPEN HOUSE 7/14 FROM 12-2:00PM $217,900 2312 Federal St Recently Renovated 3BR/2.5BA Home , HW Floors, Eat In Kitchen with Island, Fin basement, Roof Deck $255,900 603 Montrose St REDUCED! Unique and well Maintained 2BR/1BA house bordering Queen Village & Bella Vista $295,000 1233-35 Bainbridge St #B Brand New Construction, Atrium, elevator 2 Bedroom $350,000 2516 S 18th St Girard Estates 4BR/2.5BA, Sun Room, yard, Porch, Near Girard Park $379,900 Bella Vista 1233-35 Bainbridge St H Brand New Construction, Atrium, elevator, Indoor Heated Garage, Last 2 BR with Parking Left! $409,900 1213 Webster St New 3BR/2BA, New Construction, Exp Brick throughout, roof Deck with CC Skyline Views $429,900 1905 League St Join us for Mimosas and BBQ on the Roof deck of this new Graduate hospital Home OPEN HOUSE 7/14 FROM 12-2:00PM $489,000 810 6th St #A Gorgeous QV Condo, Amazing 360 Degree Views from your spacious and private roof deck $500,000 1325 Christian St 4BR/2.5BA, Large Semi done basement, Outdoor spacing perfect for BBQ’S $524,999 1518 Bainbridge St This 4 Story home boasts approximately 2800 Sq Ft, Parking, Amenities and lots of Outdoor space $739,000 NORTHERN LIBERTIES / NORTH PHILADELPHIA 1710 Waterloo St Priced To Sell 1019-25 N 4th St #D Spac 900+ condo, Granite, Stainless Kitch, New Bath, hi Ceilings, Wood Fl, Loft W/D Courtyard 705 Brown St A 2BR/2BA Condo in a gated community 5 years young new construction ﬁnished basement
$94,900 $239,900 $375,000
UNIVERSITY CITY / WEST PHILADELPHIA 5748 Hunter St 3BR home located on well maintained block, Ready for you to Move In, Front Porch and back yard 600 S 49th St #2B Attractive, Well designed 2nd ﬂoor 2BR/2BA condo in the Cedar Park Area of Univ City 4900 Cedar Ave Reduced: Lovely updated, Well-Designed 2nd ﬂoor 2BR/2BA Condo in the Cedar Pk. University City 4217 Regent Square Charming, Updated 4BR/2BA townhome with garden on favorite street near Clark Park, In PAS Fairmount – 1719-25 Cambridge St 3BR/2.5BA new Construction Townhome With Parking, 2 decks, Finished Basement Manayunk – 4213 Houghton St Brand New Single W/Over 2750 Sq Ft, 3BR/2.5BA, Deck, yard, 10 Yr Tax Abatement Fishtown – 2119 E Norris St Beautiful New Construction in the heart of Vibrant Fishtown
$64,900 $265,000 $265,000 $448,500 $369,900 $375,000 $385,000
COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT Temple University – 1207 W Susquehanna Ave Ideal for Developers and Investors! This lot is zoned for and has approved plans to build a Duplex $75,000 Temple University – 2210 N Bancroft St Investment Opportunity Recently constructed, 5BR/2.5BA, Fully rented with Landlord only paying water, Property Priced to sell Easily Achieve 10% Cap. Much more! $169,999 South Phila – 1612 W Moyamensing Ave Commercial space with 2BR Apartment above located in South Phila near Marconi Park $215,000 2835-37 W Girard Ave Investor Special! 2 Bldgs Mixed use over 7000 Sq feet. (4) 2BR/2BA Apts, (2) Commercial $450,000 Temple University – 1223 W Susquehanna Ave Awesome investment opportunity at Campus, Newly constructed triplex built in 2012, High Upgrades $495,000
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Raw space with high ceilings and exposed brick that can be built into a custom homes, 2017 sf $575,000
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indePendence Place 233-241 S 6th Street
Deluxe 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, completely
customized, dramatic southern views, Bulthaup kitchen with high end applainces, private terrace, master suite w/excellent closet space, washer/dryer, 1118 sf $525,000
lots of natural light, floor-to-ceiling windows,
balcony, 1387 sf
Bi-level penthouse with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, two kitchens, impeccably finished throughout, amazing river and city views, 4403 sf $1,800,000
1 bedroom, completely renovated with
designer kitchen and bath, wood floors, 975 sf
1830 rittenhouse square
2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, wood floors, lots of
natural light, EIK, marble bath, beautiful original building details, 1136 sf $639,900
2031 delancey Place
Five story townhome with magnificent
updates while remaining true to its original details, chef’s kitchen, lavish master suite, garage, elevator, outdoor deck, 6160 sf
center city one 1326 SPruCe Street 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, split floor plan, excellent closet space, juliet balcony, washer/dryer, 1209 sf oPen SundaY 2:00-2:30pm
220 w. rittenhouse square
Pier 5 7 n. ColumbuS blvd 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, Ben Franklin Bridge views, large entertaining space with separate dining area, deck, 1630 sf $315,000
society hill towers 200-220 loCuSt St. 1 bedroom, high floor, abundant natural light,
academy house 1420 loCuSt Street
Custom 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths home, updated kitchen and baths, built-in bar, generous closet space, hardwood floors, terrace, 1590 sf $750,000
the barclay 237 S. 18th St.
Custom 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with
high ceilings, original 1929 herringbone hardwood floors, 10ft ceilings, city views, renovated kitchen, washer/dryer, 1840 sf $1,695,000
the dorchester 226 W. rittenhouSe Square
floor-to-ceiling windows, magnificent city views, 712 sf $250,000 1 bedroom, wood floors, floor to ceiling windows with bridge and city views, 700 sf
1 bedroom, beautifully maintained, private
$269,900 1 bedroom, modern, breathtaking river views,
3 bedroom plus den, 3.5 baths home with washer/dryer, lavish master suite, excellent closet space, marble baths, high end stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar, 2421 sf
stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, excellent closet space, 699 sf
$279,000 2 bedrooms, 1 bath wood floors, river views, W/D, 1133 sf $399,000 oPen SundaY 2:00-3:00pm
strickland row 1010 SPruCe Street Spacious bi-level 2 bedroom, 2 bath, completely renovated with brand new kitchen appliances & granite countertops, HW flrs,
terrace, oversized windows, 609 sf
oPen SundaY 1:00-1:30pm
the warwick 1701 loCuSt St
lanesborough 1601 loCuSt St.
Entire floor custom home w/3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, chef’s kitchen, amazing entertaining space, high end finishes throughout, 3422 sf
murano 2101 market Street
2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, contemporary
home, floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, bamboo wood floors, private terrace, stainless steel appliances, custom closets, washer/dryer, 1254 sf $579,900
2 bedrooms, 2 baths, floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, custom closets, panoramic city views, private balcony, high floor, 1 car parking, washer/dryer, 1408 sf
Parc rittenhouse 225 S. 18th St.
Studio, lots of natural light and southern views, wood floors, marbe bath, 513 sf.
$325,000 Spacious 1 bedroom, HW floors, marble
bath, stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer, 638 sf $365,000 1 bedroom, wood floors, balcony, marble bath, excellent closet space, 765 sf $389,900 Studio with high ceilings, lost of natural light, marble bath, open designer kitchen, 486 sf
$419,900 1 bedroom, lots of natural light & southern
views, bonus den area, marble bath, modern kitchen, 791 sf $435,000 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, pristine condition, wood floors, city skyline and pool club views, 829 sf
$539,900 Custom designer 1 bedroom, 2 bathroom residence, easily converted to
2 bedrooms, furnished, designer finishes and features, washer/dryer, 1079 sf $885,000 Brand new, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, all rooms overlook Rittenhouse Square, luxurious master suite, two sets of Juliet balconies, 1709 sf.
$1,695,000 Brand new, Custom Joanne Hudson 2 bedroom plus den, 2 bathroom home, chef’s kitchen with high end applainces, lavish master suite, bonus storage area. 1973 sf $1,775,000
the PhiladelPhian 2401 PennSYlvania avenue Spacious studio, high floor, southern
exposure, private terrace, Art Museum and Schuylkill River views, excellent closet space, 656 sf $184,900 Spacious 1 bdrm w/ balcony on high floor, wood cabinetry in kit., wood floors & excellent closet space throughout, 1166 sf $229,900
rittenhouse Plaza 1901 Walnut Street
1 bedroom plus den home, easily converted to 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, custom master closet, Rittenhouse Square views, washer/dryer, 1551 sf $539,900
rittenhouse savoy 1810 rittenhouSe Square
2 bedrooms, 2 baths, open renovated kit., new baths, wood fls, penthouse floor, 1146 sf
WE’RE ALL ARoUNd ToWN Parc rittenhouse Brand new, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, all rooms overlook Rittenhouse Square, luxurious master suite, two sets ofJuliet balconies, 1709 sf
society hill towers 1 bedroom, river views, custom kitchen, wood floors, 699sf
Condo Fees: $578 • Taxes: $211
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balcony, totally updated kitchen and bath, high floor, south views, 1003sf $359,900
2 bedrooms, 2 baths, magnificent views,
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