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Faces and Places

Meet some of the people who add flavor to the city. Page 10 inside news & oPinion

6 Letters 8 Don’t Sign Her ... Or Here

Philly fights back against mortgage scams. 8 PhillyNow Guess who (else) is running for Pa. governor?

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Feedback ceutical drugs for depression and related disorders that a cannabis sativa strain will take care of in no time, with the side effects being a healthy appetite and pure bliss. The drug companies can’t afford to let a plant that cant be patented render their entire corrupt industry useless. JUSTIN

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Regarding Jonathan Valania’s cover story about legalizing medical marijuana in N.J.: I’m tired of hearing the whining from Chris Christies office: “Do it right, or do it now.” What is that? That excuse is no longer acceptable. The law has been passed, the time has expired. I would like to delay my next seizure until their earliest convenience, but I can not. How hard is it? Accept the help offered, the resources are vast and available. And here’s the kicker, no matter what you do, you will NEVER have to recall it because it accidentally killed someone. It’s ALL about the money not the “right or wrong way to grow and distribute.” Like they care whether or not people are in pain, or withering away from meds eating up their insides or side effects that take you completely out of the game. WENDE CAMPANILE

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I’m a hardworking college student with a 3.84 GPA going into my senior year. God forbid I take a break from studying and smoke a bowl before I go to bed. Who am I harming? Yet I could get busted, lose my financial aid, and not be able to complete school. Does this sound reasonable? Yet I can get piss loaded at a frat party, blackout and get carried home in a drunken stupor. Doesn’t make sense. JOE

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Not only will [legalizing marijuana] create tax revenue, but it will literally create more jobs which is all they talk about on the news lately. Everyone is bitching about the job market, and for good reason, and one of the best solutions is being suppressed. And don’t be modest in thinking that marijuana’s medical uses are limited solely to just a few ailments. Cannabis is the most researched plant ever, with over 20,000 studies. Millions of Americans are prescribed toxic, dangerous pharma-

You cite a movie about two potheads looking for food [as your argument]? I’m sorry, but for the same reasons you like to drink alcohol, many other people enjoy using cannabis. What is the major difference (outside of safety, i.e. LD50): one is legal while the other is not. For many, legalization means the fear of losing out on a job or career is no longer evident. People like me who have careers and undergo constant, random urinalysis can’t enjoy cannabis. Why would anyone take the risks if it were illegal? Don’t be selfish and try to keep it locked underground. The only people you seem to be trying to convince in this bullshit that you have written are the very same druglords and dealers that control this game which you speak so highly of. MIKE

via philadelphiaweekly.com Out of all the reasons against legalizing marijuana, you choose government inefficiency? How about some real reasons: The War on Drugs failed long ago, the black market in marijuana has led to the rise of violent cartels, prohibition for a plant that has never killed anyone costs taxpayers an estimated $10 billion annually and results in the annual arrest of more than 847,000 non-violent and often minority citizens while more than 10 million Americans still use it regularly. How about the government first start making sensible decisions with our tax money before we start deriding them about managing a natural plant that they haven’t even said is legal yet? BEN

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News & Opinion Don’t Sign Here ... Or Here As mortgage scams spread, the city fights back. By Aaron Kase akase@philadelphiaweekly.com Ortiz says. “They just stole my property. By then, it was too late.” Ortiz lost $200,000 in equity through the false paperwork and was paying the McCuskers what he thought were mortgage payments of $1,600 a month. As he caught wind of the scam, he says Jacqueline McCusker bumped the payments, which were actually rent, to $3,300 and initiated eviction proceedings when he couldn’t pay. With foreclosures on the rise, up 74 percent in Pennsylvania from 2008 to 2009 and another 9 percent last year, the risk of being scammed is much greater. But Philadelphia is fighting back. To complement a nationally recog-

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nized 2-year-old foreclosure prevention program, last week the city launched a mortgage-scam awareness campaign to warn homeowners in financial trouble that if an offer of foreclosure relief sounds too good to be true, it most certainly is. On July 13, Philadelphia kicked off a marketing blitz to raise awareness about shady deals and to direct homeowners on how to find legitimate help from lawyers and housing counselors, by calling a “SaveYourHomePhilly” hotline at 215.334.HOME. The campaign is operating in the entire five-county Philadelphia metro area and spreads the word through fliers, meetings with community groups and a scrolling notice on top of the PECO building in Center City.

“We’re working hard to crack down on [scams] as soon as they rear their ugly head,” says Don Kelly, director of community and economic development at the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition, which helped coordinate the foreclosure-prevention task force. Prevention is the key behind the city’s outreach, because for those who get caught up in scams, justice can take years. Ortiz and his wife are now renting a house in Hatfield while waiting on a lawsuit initiated in 2007. Their lawyers joined up with a suit already under way by Warminster bankruptcy attorney Stuart Eisenberg, who had been previously approached by another homeowner facing the same situation as Ortiz. Suspicious of another abrupt raise in “rent,” the lawyer untangled a sordid trail of money, twisted through a fascinating network of straw entities, shady dealings and kickbacks. But it was game over when Eisenberg discovered that after a supposed foreclosure rescue by the Doherty gang, the equity in the house was immediately extracted and distributed to all players under the guise of referral fees. “All of sudden it was an ‘OMG’ moment,” Eisenberg says. Eisenberg’s suit now encompasses 15 cases involving Doherty, McCusker and company. However, all are held under a stay of proceedings, because the U.S. Attorney’s office brought criminal fraud charges against the defendants in December. The total scheme described by the indictment amounts to $14.6 million stolen through at least 35 fraudulent loans. Doherty and his law partner pleaded guilty to the criminal charges and await sentencing in December, while the McCuskers and others pleaded not guilty, their trial set to start in October. Ed McCusker’s lawyer declined to speak about the case, and attorneys for the other defendants did not respond to request for comment. “When you get letters from the bank, you want to talk to anyone who can help,” Ortiz says. “At least I’m healthy, I can still work.” n

Guess who (else) is running in Pa.? By Randy LoBasso feedback@philadelphiaweekly.com

You wouldn’t know it from reading most mainstream news sources, but there are a few candidates running for governor of Pennsylvania whose names aren’t Dan Onorato and Tom Corbett. They are Robert Allen Mansfield and Marakay Rogers. The candidates, who are running on smaller-government platforms, are running campaigns well below the radar. One of the candidates—the least likely, according to many news reports—even identifies with the Tea Party. It should be noted that we contacted all of the candidates for this article but could only reach Rogers.

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Robert Allen Mansfield is an AfricanAmerican from North Philly whose Facebook page lists his political affiliation as “very conservative.” Born to a heroin-addicted mother in 1971, Mansfield was immediately put up for adoption. He spent his childhood in and out of foster homes and with a family in Easton, then spent the late ’80s living on the streets in Philadelphia. He got back on his feet and became a smallbusiness owner. He currently discusses continued on page 9

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In the mid 1970s, Jose and Carmen Ortiz left Puerto Rico to start a new life together in the mainland United States. The high school sweethearts married when they arrived and settled near Philadelphia, where Jose took a job as a butcher in a supermarket. Over the years, the couple had three children, and in 2002 they bought a house in Quakertown, Bucks County, the culmination of nearly 30 years of effort. “I’ve been working all my life and I’ve been working hard,” says Ortiz, now 55. In 2006, the couple fell on hard times when a sharp increase in gasoline prices forced stores to trim costs. Ortiz had been working close to 60 hours a week to make mortgage payments on his house and a second home he had bought for his daughter, but his hours were cut way back. “With no overtime pay and spending more in gas money, I lost close to half my income,” he says. Meanwhile, Carmen was suffering through a series of surgeries for chronic back pain, further stretching their finances. “I fell behind on my mortgage payments,” Ortiz says. “I was looking for any help, to refinance the house, you know?” In the mail one day, help appeared to arrive in the form of a flier promising to “Stop Foreclosure—Save Your Home.” The offer boasted no up-front costs, no legal fees, no bankruptcy filing and an improved credit rating. “Call Steve now to schedule a free consultation,” it read. Ortiz called Steve, who turned out to be Stephen Doherty, a Bucks County lawyer acting in the name of a business called Foreclosure Relief Services. Doherty recommended a mortgage company run by Ed McCusker, Ortiz says. “They told me my house was going to be refinanced. They threw me a bunch of paper,” he says. “I signed everything.” He was so desperate for money, he decided to refinance his daughter’s house, too. But what he signed wasn’t for refinancing. It was a forged agreement of sale. When junk mail began arriving to Ortiz’s house addressed to Jacqueline McCusker, Ed’s wife, “I really got it then,”

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Fits Like a Guv, from page 8 “America’s Exceptionalism and the Army’s Core Values” as a public speaker, often at Tea Party protests, where he describes himself as an “inner-city conservative.” On March 8, he dropped out of the Republican primary for governor to run as an independent, claiming both parties “have been infiltrated by progressives.” Mansfield divides human beings into two categories—assets and liabilities. Recently retired from the Army National Guard, he uses his experience with the VA system to explain his opposition to health-care reform, as well as his idea of liberalism, or, as he’s called it, “entitlement mentality.” “The VA system is a rationed system,” he told Marie Stroughter of African American Conservatives on Blog Talk radio. “Our veterans get rationed health care. Any time you use the same colonoscopy tool on 10,000 people and you don’t sterilize it, that tells you the state of the Veterans Administration health-care system.” He believes the liberal mindset boils down to this: “Liberal-minded people will walk up to a stand of fruit, and the owner is selling it for 15 cents. The liberal-minded person thinks they can

get it for free, not thinking that person who is selling that fruit had to get that fruit from somewhere.” Mansfield also feels strongly about dress codes. His campaign site explicitly proclaims: “I believe that the state must have a statewide school uniform policy to include the following: Every male must wear their pants properly and every male must wear a belt.” Talking to Stroughter about the issue, he said: “I can’t understand for the life of me any male that would go on national TV with his pants hanging so far down [that] you can see his underwear … That’s a mating call. I’m sorry for being so graphic but I told a father some months ago—he’s having a problem with his son—[he said] ‘I tell my son to pull his pants up.’ I said: ‘When you get done hitting him in the sternum and making sure he’s urinating and defecating at the same time, tell him that if it’s not for sale, don’t advertise it.’”

they don’t see issues at all as far as gender and religion. But they still have that, ‘Oh my God, God’s going to strike everybody dead!’ as soon as anyone says ‘gay,’ ‘lesbian,’ ‘bisexual.’” Rogers is currently working with the Libertarian Party, collecting signatures for her gubernatorial run. She’s an

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issues and the government’s general “over-creation of—too many programs to achieve goals.” “[Government programs are] not so much successful,” she says, “as budgetdraining. And I finally had to ask, with the programs we have, where does the money keep coming from and how do we justify it?” And while Rogers certainly stands for—and likely believes—in these issues, she offers little of substance to justify them and won’t explain how new legislation won’t help the LGBT community. “I don’t want to go over everything right now because this is a short interview piece,” she says. Though she believes “there are areas in both—in everything from state police to human services that can be trimmed or reshaped.” “Do you want to pass laws or do you want to make real changes?” she rhetorically asks. “We wait around for people to give us rights rather than being able to sit there and say, ‘I have these rights, I’m going to go out there and use them.’ We make the assumption that because someone says we don’t have the right, on paper, that we don’t have it. “I want to change the paradigm.” n

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A bell rings each time the door to Cliff’s Shoe Repair opens. A long wooden bench rests on the left side of the store; on the right, three raised seats. Along the front of the store sits a workbench stacked high with boots and lined with a few electric buffers. Naturally, the joint smells like leather and shoe polish. Although this is clearly a place of business, it’s tough to shake the feeling that you’re in someone’s home. The walls are covered with family snapshots and framed, yellowing newspaper clippings. A sketch of Barack Obama’s face that’s as big as a pizza box hangs by the door. As homes get forclosed on and businesses fold like paper cranes, Cliff’s Shoe Repair has proven itself an exception to the recession rule. “Business is doing really well,” says Cliff Burrell, grandson of the Cliff for whom the shop is named. He smiles slow and wide. “People are taking better care of what they have. They’re not going to go out and buy a new pair of shoes. If you’ve got a real nice pair, you’re just going to put a few dollars into them to keep them nice. We’re about the only place around that does what we do. Places have been closing in the last few years.” Cliff, 42, is a calm, thoughtful man. He treats everything he holds like a fragile and valuable object; ironic, seeing as he’s usually handling a pair of boots that the owners have beat the crap out of banging on pavement, scratching against the sidewalks, stepping in slush. A shoeshine is an underrated delight. You feel as if you’ve bought something brand new without really paying for it. When your heels and soles hit the street it seems like the pavement propels you forward. You walk with Fred Astaire care, sidestepping puddles and sidewalk cracks. Once you start having your shoes shined, you realize that while this service is one you used to live without, you aren’t quite sure how.

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There is a striking dignity about Cliff’s. This is not the myth of the shoeshine, the little boy in “Get Rhythm” that Johnny Cash sings about on that windy corner of a dirty street. This is a four-generations-old establishment with the original benches and seats that grandpa Cliff Burrell built in the ’30s. The phone number—215.222.9312—hasn’t changed since 1934. The shop’s current owners, Cliff and his two brothers Jerry, 50, and Eric, 49, speak of their father, and of his father, with fierce reverence. They will tell you they are not the men their father or grandfather was, but they are trying to be. Cliff was 11 when he called his grandfather to ask for a new coat. The elder Cliff’s reply: “Why don’t you come on down here and start working at the shop?” He’s been working here ever since. “He was a serious man,” Cliff says of his grandfather. “A strict man.” The rhythm of the shop is exactly as it was last year and, presumably, the same as it was 78 years ago, on opening day: a handful of people sitting on benches, leaning in chairs, instantly congenial. The room feels like something out of another time, probably because no one is texting or talking on the phone, or has the thin white wire of iPod headphones snaking out of their ears down their chest. Here, you enjoy the art of casual communication, the musicality of “How’s your weekend?” and “Let me show you something.” There’s amble chatter and laughter that erupts from the gut. Cliff’s operates like a small town: you know people’s names, you ask about their kids. “Good” is a higher compliment than “great,” as in, there’s nothing better to be than a good man. It’s a lot like Philadelphia, a city-sized network of small towns. 135 square miles of neighborhoods and street corners, local bars and bookstores, people doing their best to avoid colliding with the crime and violence that interrupt the routine of family life. Cliff’s is not a family immune to the effects of violence but it’s a family that has survived it. In 2009, Cliff's niece was shot in the head. “She's fine now,” he says. “God saved her.” This family, and this place, endures. In 1932, Cliff Burrell was working in a shoe factory in Gloucester County, Va. During the Work Progress Administration,


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Burrell came up with an idea of how to make a shoeshine last longer and decided when he got the chance, he’d open up his own shop and “make customers beat a path to his doorstep.” He came to Philadelphia and got a job shining shoes at 40th and Market streets that paid $2.50 a week. Two years later, he opened Cliff’s down at 109 S. 40th Street. He charged 50 cents a shine. One Sunday, Burrell went to church and met a girl named Mamie. They married, had a son, and he kept on shining shoes. Years later, Burrell's son would marry a girl from their North Philly neighborhood. They had three boys—Jerry, then Eric, then the younger Cliff, who runs the shop today. The family lived at 46th and Market. One Friday night last winter, a halfhour before closing, Eric sits on the bench across from the chair his mother used to flirt with his father on and talks about his grandfather. “He was a likeable guy and he had what no one else had. He had a shoeshine that was twice the shine of a spit shine and lasts for 30 days. No one had ever seen a shine like that. When it rained, the water just bounced off the shoes.” No one ever reveals the shoeshine formula, says Jerry—with the couldhave-played-football-in-high-school shoulders—as he polishes some shoes. “It’s a family secret. That’s all I can tell ya.” Like his brothers, the subject of his grandfather is something Eric returns to almost compulsively. “I remember my grandfather working,” he says. “I would be sitting here and my grandfather would say: ‘You gonna work or you gonna go home?’ I’d sit here for a while and stack the shoes and say, “I’m going home,” and he’d say ‘Then get on outta here!’ I remember him just chastising a lot because I stayed in trouble a lot when I was younger.” Eric, who was eight or nine when his father died, recalls a period during his childhood when he was acting out: “I was being bad, showing off in school because my father wasn’t around. He [my grandfather] whooped me up there, outside the school! Everybody, they were laughing at me.” Eric laughs now, too, at the memory, the sting of the spanking, the strange but good feeling of discipline. “He stayed on us,” Jerry says. “We didn’t know how good we had it.” Shaking his head, he adds: “A lot of children, they don’t have no love. They don’t even know where they come from. They don’t know where their root is.” On that note, Jerry is done for the night. He tells his brother goodbye.

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“I love you, man.” Eric replies, “I love you, too.” It’s not an obligatory I-have-to-sayI-love-you-because-we’re-brothers. The phrase seems natural after decades of practice. The bell rings. Jerry’s gone. Eric gets up from the bench and slides into a seat across the way. “When I was young,” he said, “I would be at my grandfather’s house every day. We lived in the projects, and Drexel Field was right there, so I could just jump over the gate, run without stopping through that field, climb over the other wall, and my grandmother and that house were sitting right there. 521 North 42nd Street … the sign … 521, it’s still there.” Eric’s voice has a booming, Baptist preacher quality, but now he gets quiet. “I guess ... as time went on, my grandfather had to start getting sick. He had cancer, and he died. And my grandmother must have gotten sick, too, something in her heart.” Then she died. “[My grandfather], he didn’t take no stuff. No sitting around. There wasn’t no not working. Things change now, because he ain’t here. These kids today, their parents did a bad job raising ’em. That’s why my daughter got shot in the head.” With a deliberately casual air, Eric changes the subject and lists the shop’s famous regulars: Joe Frazier, Muham-

mad Ali, Joe DiMaggio, Meldrick Taylor, Frank Rizzo. He says the only person who came in and got him starstruck was Bill Cosby. There’s an autographed photo of Cosby on the wall. “This is the base station from when we were growing up,” Eric says. “People that be coming in here when they’re 50, 60, 70 years old, get their shoes shined, they run into a schoolmate they haven’t seen in 30 years.” Eric stares out the window as the clicking and clanging of metal grates being pulled down, of doors locking, signals the closing of neighboring stores. “Most people that have a business like this, they sold it,” he says. “They lost it. Because you gotta think not about tomorrow but around the corner and the next day.” Cliff’s Shoe Repair could be a testament to the fact that the things we want to believe might actually be true. Simple things. You can do quality work and that’s enough. You can raise your children and that’s enough. '“I wanted a job that was promising, so I could take care of my kids.” In this type of business, you can do that. “Cause there’s very few people who don’t have feet. Everybody, I look down, they usually have shoes on.” He chuckles. Eric nods his goodbye, and says, “Bless you.” The bell rings behind him. ■


Michael Mantra When the economy tanked almost two years ago and money got tight, 56-year-old Michael Mantra knew he needed a parttime gig, but didn’t know what he could do other than selling insurance. That’s when a friend gave him a battery-powered amplifier and suggested that he try playing his guitar on the street. “I thought, ‘I don’t know if I can do that,’” he recalls. “But I played music all my life.” Mantra, a 1971 graduate of Central High, played guitar professionally for 20 years, so strumming it on the street seemed like a practical option. He started out covering artists that inspired him in his younger years, like the Beatles. “Everyone loves ‘Eleanor Rigby,’ ” he says, speaking loudly over the traffic. “I’m a product of the ‘60s ... Music’s changed a lot since then,” he says with a sigh, as he leans on a footstool at the corner of Broad and Walnut streets, his usual spot. But Mantra hasn’t. Wearing blackrimmed sunglasses and a black brouillet, his hippie style is as noticeable as his music, which you can hear in Center City four to five days a week. After a year of busking, Mantra says he can rake in anywhere from $40 to more than $100 a day; unlike many street musicians, who tend to come out in the warm, tourist-heavy months, Mantra’s been playing year-round. It’s enough to cover his expenses and home in Southwest Philly, but he jokes that it’s never enough. Sirens loudly whiz by, loud enough to drown out the amp. But Mantra barely seems to notice. Casually surveying his surroundings, checking if he has anyone’s attention, he nods his head, entertained, as if everything in front of him is a stage. “That’s a great thing, the sirens,” he says, smiling. “It’s like a nonstop reality movie, and you’re in the midst of it.”

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The Urban Shamans As Levi Sungu’Ra, 30, beats the hell out of an African drum set in Rittenhouse Square, Kahmuo Heru, 33, sways as he contributes a pounding djembe beat. In the background, Charles “Timi” Timmons, 58, brings some tone to the music with his guitar. Timmons loves their name, the Urban Shamans; it’s “the connotation of being a healer,” he says. Heru and Sungu’Ra started playing together at Philadelphia Community College 10 years ago as behavioral-health majors; Timmons, who’s been playing guitar, harmonica and other instruments for more than 35 years, joined the two seven years ago after recognizing Heru from a gig at Third World Lounge. The three, like-minded in ideals of music’s healing possibilities, quickly braided into a trio. Sungu’Ra says the band is serious about living up to its name. Aside from using Philly’s parks and sidewalks as their stage, the Shamans often do community outreach, helping children with homework and teaching music at rec centers. “By helping these children,” Timmons says, “we’re reminding them why we’re all here, and that we’re all in the same struggle together.” Most street performers are soloists, and it’s unusual to see three jam out together, especially considering that they have to split anything they make. But they insist making music is never about the money. “There are days you make nothing,” says Sungu’Ra. “Cops come and threaten to take our instruments, or fine us with soliciting. Some people have wrote letters, dropping it into out tip box, that say out music downgrades their neighborhood.” But neither lack of financial reward nor bitter threats have dampened his drums, or his message. ■

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Ananias “Peter” Pettit Ananias “Peter” Pettit has been tapping piano keys since he was a child, but never imagined music would be his sole income at 58. Pettit is homeless; a cart overflowing with belongings is all he has to his name. But the man can play. His pipes are clear, soothing and full of passion belting out Barry White’s “I’ve Got So Much to Give,” which he dedicates to Maria, his sister who died of leukemia at 25 in 1978. Two precariously stacked plastic crates serve as a piano bench. His large body spills over it, sometimes causing him to lose balance and fall. “It happens,” he says, laughing it off as he restacks them. He starts again. “I’ve got

soooo much to give to you … gonna take a lifetimmme!” Hailing from North Philly, Pettit became heavily involved with drugs during the 70s, and eventually served time in jail in 1992 for ten years due to aggravated assault. He ended up homeless after jail after having no where to go. But he’s upfront about his past, and says he’s working to build a more stable life. “I’ve learned I got to stray away from negative things. And bounce back from that.” Pettit plays near the City Hall entrance at Suburban Station, and he projects his voice with such strength that it echoes throughout the station, bouncing around corners. His friendly demeanor compels many walking by to bob their heads to the rhythm, largely why he makes upwards of $40 per day. “I do love music,” he says. “I told my sister I would never give up, and I’m not.”

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as for the bigger picture he admits, “We still have a long way to go. Until we engage all of the diverse groups within the community on LGBT leadership issues, we will not win equal rights.” “The ability that I have to make change will come because of the things that I feel passionate about,” says Monastero, who in 2000, started OurNightOut, a once-a-month networking party of LGBT professionals and friends. One of those passions is supporting LGBT families. “There are already eight million children in this country being raised by openly LGBT parents. People need to stop pretending that this isn’t happening.” Monastero is working on a pilot project with the National Adoption Center and the Human Rights Campaign to improve access to adoption and surrogacy resources for queer couples. “We’re going to make it easier for more queer families to exist.” Monastero feels fortunate to be working as the director of development and marketing at the Mazzoni Center, a culturally queer health and advocacy center as well as a catalyst for change in the LGBT community, but in his mind, there’s more work to do and new ideas to pursue. One thing he dreams about is founding an LGBT college. “LGBT colleges could be policy centers, maintaining our history, building our cultural organization, and increasing our credibility with mainstream society,” he says. He acknowledges it might be an uphill battle getting this project off the ground. “How can we do this when we’re still fighting for our rights?” But no matter how challenging the field may become, or who the players are there’s no doubt Monastero is in the game for good. ■

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It’s a sweltering Saturday afternoon in Fairmount Park and Perry Monastero is schmoozing with his Philadelphia Falcons teammates after soccer practice. He’s aching, sweaty and exhilarated all at the same time. “I feel like I can conquer the world again,” he says with a grin. After 13 years of playing with the Falcons, a queer soccer club, Monastero says it’s something he doesn’t ever want to give up. “The goal of the team is to build community—both on and off the field,” says Monastero. “By being there in an out presence, we serve an important cultural purpose.” It’s apparent this team holds a special place in Monastero’s heart. “Many of the people closest to me in my life are people I’ve met through the team.” The Falcons, identified as queer but including a number of straight allies, are a perfect example that attitudes are changing. “Sexuality is less of an issue than it used to be. People just want to play soccer,” he says. “It’s great to feel like you’re ten or fifteen years old again running around and having a good time.” But when Monastero was 15 and playing high school sports, he found himself running straight into a hostile situation. “There were a few players on the team that identified me as queer and made my life absolutely miserable,” he remembers. And the taunting didn’t stop at the pool or on the soccer field. Bullying and threats followed him through school like a monkey on his back. After his guidance counselor singled Monastero out and told him he was the problem, he knew his only option at the time was to quit extracurricular activities altogether. “She tried to teach me to deny who I am. I was dumbfounded.” Like many queer kids struggling with sexual identity, Monastero became depressed and isolated. After high school, he made a crucial decision that would affect the rest of his life. “Let me do something to make things easier for the next generation of queer youth,” he thought. He landed a job with a philanthropic company that focused on LGBT causes and he was hooked. A queer activist was born. For five years, Monastero, 41, led the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund (DVLF), which supports the needs of queer organizations. He takes particular pride in DVLF’s Racial Equity Initiative, which has successfully developed LGBT leadership in communities of color. “There is racism in the queer community, unfortunately,” Monastero acknowledges. He learned that funding for LGBT organizations on the national level was being distributed disproportionately to the population. Too much money was going to white-run and white-serving groups, and not enough to communities of color. Monastero was determined to even the playing field. He started to move the needle in the right direction, but

For two and a half years, the Weekly Revue has been declaring itself the anti-YouTube. While the website has nearly infinite material and creates tangential connections between people, it’s a passive experience usually watched alone; the Revue’s mission is to offer the same wide range of content while bringing people together. In West Philly basements, Fishtown lofts and a Gayborhood bookstore, Toby David—actor, professional Master of Ceremonies and Eastern State Penitentiary tour guide—has created a live show in which entertainment is not just varied, unexpected and often homemade, but a participatory, shared experience for audience and performers. “The Weekly Revue is the finest variety that I can find designed to entertain, edify and romance the people,” David says. “I need people to be together, in a room, having an experience with everybody around them.” Think of it as a curated open mic, or a talent show minus the competition—a series of performances and presentations ranging in tone from breezy and fun to complex and serious. The same show might feature five minutes of coupon-related standup and an hourlong presentation on working for military forces in Iraq’s Green Zone. The Weekly Revue came screaming into the world in early 2008 in the musty basement of a Hazel Avenue rowhouse. Early shows were just friends showing off their talents in a setting where the sharing of the experience was just as important as the experience itself. Though the Revue’s audience is also a stable of frequent performers, diversity is the key to putting together an engaging roster of players each month. “If we’ve never had it before, then we wanna have it,” David says. “So when we can get the magician, we want the magician. When we can get the mouth puppets, we need the mouth puppets.” (A video of “mouth puppets,” tiny things by Puppetyranny’s Leslie Rogers that use a human mouth as a stage, was a hit.) “We need what we haven’t had. We need what people need to see, which is the range, the variety. For me, it’s about quality and expansion.” With so many acts at each monthly show (the Revue is weekly in name only), subject matter is wide-ranging, but quality is generally high. One performer hung a shocking total of seven spoons from her face at once. Other shows presented lessons on lockpicking and a birth Q&A from a doula. In an uncanny moment, an electrode-capped David demonstrated brain-computer interface technology by using only his brainwaves to type a message to the audience. Lineups don’t want for more traditional entertainment, though. Filmmakers like Matthew Lessner and Court 13’s Benh

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around gleefully erecting cardboard cities and gardens of paper flowers out of the piles of materials. Likewise, FLUXspace’s own exhibitions don’t take well to being observed from a distance; they demand participation, often consisting of environments that viewers must navigate, like “Adventures in the Land of Smoke and Mirrors,” a 2009 journey through an interactive mock sideshow. This summer, FLUXspace’s “Kat Culchur,” parts of which just returned from being on exhibition at the Tate Modern in London, is a mock-anthropological look at modern society’s feline fascination from the viewpoint of a hypothetical future in which domestic cats have become extinct. Pieces are displayed like fossils in a natural history museum: A shelf lined with kitschy cat-related tchotchkes, a drawer that pulls out of the wall to reveal a cat skeleton (found on the street), an armchair set up in front of a creepy cat-massage instructional video, with an accompanying plush cat on which the viewer can practice. The food dish of Xerxes, FLUXspace’s resident kitty, on the floor near the bathrooms, initially doesn’t appear to be part of the exhibit, but as kibble disappears, a video at the bottom of the bowl emerges. The exhibit’s crowning glory, “Cat Moon Bounce,” is exactly what it sounds like. But the most intriguing aspect of FLUXspace isn’t its ethos or bona fides, but its unheard-of level of intimacy. One evening, the gallery hosted a rooftop movie night, showing a documentary entitled Cat Ladies, a tie-in with the exhibition. Nike Desis (a founding member) casually invited the dozen or so attendees to help themselves the contents of the fridge—popsicles, frozen bananas and Lionshead beer. At FLUXspace, where the audience is integral to the art, we’re simply allowed to make ourselves at home. ■

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nate ticket fees entirely. Goldbloom’s constantly scouting out new venues around the city, willing to project a film in the back room of a record shop or on a skate-park wall. He was in talks to screen at the Prince, but the crumbling management kept getting in the way of itself. Through Halloween, at least, PUFF has a stable home at the Piazza. Every Friday night, there’s a new feature presentation: Art-house films, blockbusters, YouTube sensations. If it’s good, Goldbloom will screen it. Last week, it was a shark documentary. This week? He hadn’t quite nailed it down yet as of press time, but he promises it’ll be “something dangerous.” Goldbloom frequently refers to films that way, with adjectives another person might use to describe a automatic weapon or jungle cat, a testament to his reverence for the medium. Mentioning that he’s in negotiations to screen the director’s cut of Rambo, he drops his voice to a stage whisper. Movies are volatile. Then there’s Winnebago Man, which Josh promises to screen in a few weeks, free of charge. “You’ve gotta check this out.” ■

It’s been decades since postmodernists freed painting from the canvas and sculpture from the pedestal, but the tradition of displaying works of art like sacred icons against the backdrop of sterile white walls remains the standard. Even the most progressive galleries largely stick to the formula of transposable artworks in pristine, anonymous mausoleums. But a team of artists operating out of a former textile mill in West Kensington is dismantling the barriers between artist’s process and audience’s experience built by that decades of gallery snobbery. FLUXspace, which calls itself a “contemporary cultural space that provides a platform for unrestricted intellectual and creative inquiry,” wants to free the gallery from, well, the gallery. A graffiti-covered building at the end of North Hope Street houses both an exhibition space and the ateliers of many of its exhibitors. Art Making Machine Studios, the cluster of 26 leasable workshops that occupies the second floor, is nominally different from FLUXspace, due to the gallery’s nonprofit status, but the physical boundaries between the two are nearly indistinguishable. The art on display is more than likely to spill out into the cluttered, unfinished anteroom that the studios encircle. The visitor is continually reminded that this is a place where art is made, not just shown off. The space’s name invites associations with 1960s radical art collective Fluxus, whose collaborative, participatory, experiential work seems to have inspired the FLUXspace team. Since opening in 2007, the gallery has hosted several of video and performance artist Oliver Herring’s TASK parties, at which attendees act out written assignments drawn from a box and make their own contributions to the task pool, which always end in a chaos of creation, a whirlwind of people of all ages running

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“We’ve been watching this movie Winnebago Man. You heard about this?” The interview hasn’t officially started, but now that introductions are out of the way, Josh Goldbloom is at full tilt. We’d never met before this week, but Josh has been watching a movie he thinks I ought to see. In fact, he thinks everybody ought to see it: That’s why he’ll be screening it at the Piazza at Schmidt’s for free later this summer, a week or two after local theaters get it. It’s all part of the master plan, another Friday-night adventure in his year-round Philadelphia Underground Film Festival. That’s right. PUFF. Goldbloom, 29, grew up in Philadelphia, part of a family of entertainers and entertainment. (An uncle, Andrew Louis Feinberg, better known as Larry Fine of the Three Stooges, died before he was born.) His father, for a time, was head of public relations for West Coast Video. Josh started making his own films in his early 20s, enrolling in production classes at Bucks County Community College. A 60 Minutes segment inspired his first feature film, Heroin Town, a documentary on Connecticut’s Hotel Hooker, the epicenter of an alleged drug epidemic. Goldbloom stayed at the hotel during production, immersing himself in the troubled town of Willimantic as he interviewed its residents. For the director, Heroin Town is a “portrait of a town,” a document of a place as defined by the people who do their living and dying there. By extension, it’s a film about the plight of all American cities. Heroin Town won a number of awards on the festival circuit, most notably here and in L.A. Returning home to Philadelphia after a year soaking in the Austin film scene (beloved of of Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino), Goldbloom has a new project, also concerned with place. But instead of making a film about Philly, Goldbloom wants to plant seeds here that he hopes will grow into the kind of community of independent-film lovers he found in Texas. PUFF is his attempt to make it happen, almost like a community service. “I always believed that the most effective model to do this was through a festival atmosphere,” Goldbloom says. “For me, it has to be something that’s constant, which is why I’ve dedicated PUFF to being a year-round celebration.” All PUFF’s expenses come out of Goldbloom’s pocket; he’s invested everything in this effort. He says he wouldn’t care if only five people show up to a screening, but the turnout’s been consistently strong since he started last year. About 75 percent of the screenings have been presented free of charge, and the long-term goal is to elimi-

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and nature, whether wind, water, sun, bird or squirrel. The oldest, a 40-year-old double windmill that’s at least 30 feet tall, is spinning breezily even though there’s barely any wind. Sun powers the flapping of the 4-foot wings of a silver pterodactyl in the front yard—an homage to British kinetic sculptor George Cutts’ “Sea Change;” the original is two 25-foot-tall, upward-pointing, curved steel poles that rotate, giving an impression of seaweed swaying in the waves. McHugh’s “Narberth Lite” waves gracefully for 12 minutes if you drop a penny into its gumball-machine-esque slot, but its two columns are each made of 40 Coors Lite cans. McHugh jokes that his is superior, as it runs on solar power. It’s just a joke, though. McHugh openly takes pride in how his sculptures are very efficient and well-made, needing no maintenance through snow, wind and rain, but seems to get almost embarrassed by questions going beyond the physical construction of his work. “I don’t call it art, I call it craft,” he says apropos of little at one point early in our interview, as if trying to ward off annoying lines of questioning down the road. Art, in his opinion, is something that’s “better executed,” and he doesn’t consider himself an artist any more than he’d consider selling one of his sculptures. Given the hours that go into them (each takes about a winter to make), even his simplest sculptures would be $10,000 just at cost, he says, his tone implying that that would be ridiculous. He does, however, send some out on long-term loan. At one point, McHugh wrote letters offering long-term loans to local nursing homes, thinking that residents might enjoy watching the birds lazily swing by on “Hitchcock.” None even replied. “The Alzheimer’s Association of America indicated to me that a demented person would be intimidated by the size, and the birds,” he says, and laughs. “Which I suppose could translate to ‘You’d have to be nuts to not appreciate it.’ ” ■

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Just outside Bill McHugh's window, a bright red cardinal and several sparrows slowly rotate in and out of view, riding small cups of birdseed on a Ferris wheellike contraption 10 feet in diameter. A connected waterwheel supplies a small fountain via two reservoirs. Several more large, metal kinetic sculptures are visible in the background, carefully designed built to run on the forces of nature, in particular the energy of squirrels, birds and other backyard wildlife in search of food. This sculpture is entertainingly titled “Hitchcock;” while there’s only a few riders this afternoon, it’s easy to see where the name came from at dawn and dusk, when the sculpture is swarmed, says its creator. McHugh, a retired mechanical contractor in his late 70s, has been building an impressive kinetic sculpture garden in his Narberth backyard near the original Barnes Foundation building for four decades. Other sculptures named “SwirlA-Squirrel,” “Twirl-A-Squirrel,” “Whirl-ASquirrel” and “Squir-Rel-A-Tor” are vacant at the moment; McHugh doesn’t keep the “fuel chambers” supplied with peanuts all the time anymore, as they’re so popular with clever area wildlife that they can burn up 300 peanuts per day. The squirrel-powered sculptures have gotten more complex over the years, but all are based on the same principle: A squirrel enters the sculpture through a hole on one end of a mesh tunnel suspended in the air. The rodent’s pound or so of mass sets carefully balanced mechanisms turning, spinning or chiming as it runs to the fuel chamber to grab a peanut and back out. Before retiring, McHugh worked on tide gates, which keep river water out of city sewers. He says that he never made anything like his sculptures at his job, but there’s a similarity in spirit: A good tide gate functions for years after installation without maintenance or an outside energy source; his sculptures also run on physics

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Years of hard work, plenty of perseverance, a strong vision and a little bit of luck ... that’s how Dr. Dog and Man Man rose to the top of Philadelphia’s music scene. The same can be said of Bill Moriarty. At the helm for the last four Dr. Dog albums, two of Man Man’s albums, Drink Up Buttercup’s recently issued debut LP Born and Thrown On a Hook , and dozens more, the 31-year-old Moriarty’s emerged as one of the city’s premier producers and recording/mixing engineers, with a long list of local and national artists angling to work with him. “I’ve always wanted to make records,” the friendly, laid-back Moriarty says over chips and salsa at Johnny Mañana’s, a restaurant in the same East Falls neighborhood he and his wife call home. “I didn’t know how I was gonna get there, but I’ve sorta ended up where I hoped I would when I was 13.” Growing up in small-town Connecticut,

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Moriarty got his first guitar at 13, and his first four-track recorder shortly after. More enthralled with the latter than the former, he spent his high school years recording his pals and, armed with a few audio engineering how-to books, teaching himself the techniques of the trade. After graduation, Moriarty relocated to Philadelphia in the late ’90s—a less intimidating city than New York, he laughs, and one with a fertile music scene. Upon his arrival, he landed an internship at Indre, an audio recording company in South Philadelphia. During the day he assisted on live-sound broadcasts for WYSP and WXPN’s World Cafe; at night, on his own time, he’d bring friends’ bands to the facility to record them, and experiment with all the gear at his disposal. “I would say [that] Bill, of all the engineers I’ve ever dealt with, would spend more hours trying stuff out in the studio than anyone,” says Philadelphia producer/

engineer Edan Cohen (Songs: Ohia, Denison Witmer, Slo-Mo), Moriarty’s long-time friend who also interned at Indre. “As soon as a session was over I’d be like, ‘I’m so tired, I’m gonna go home,’ and he’d be putting mikes all over this giant staircase or under a piano bench to see what the drums sounded like through them.” Moriarty was also starting to develop a recording philosophy akin to his biggest influence at the time, the renowned but notoriously hands-off Chicago engineer/ musician Steve Albini. “Once I found out about him I was like, ‘Everything he does is right.’ I believed in the idea of realism as the appropriate way to record and mix things—realism being as if the band were performing in front of you and you were 10 feet back. And trying to make recordings as good as Albini was super helpful because it’s really hard. It makes you read a lot and study a lot and practice.” Soon, Moriarty and Cohen went in together on a studio space in Kensington. Moriarty got a job at a bakery so he could have his nights free, and began recording in earnest; his early efforts included singer/songwriter Josh Ritter’s second album, Golden Age of Radio. Still, Moriarty wasn’t landing enough paying work to support the studio costs, so within a year Cohen bought him out of his half of the space. Moriarty got a job doing sound engineering, and later sound design, at the Wilma Theater (where he won a prestigious Barrymore Award in 2005 for his work on the Pig Iron Theatre Company’s production of Hell Meets Henry Halfway), and through word of mouth around Philly continued recording tons of local bands in his Old City apartment for little or no money. It was there that he did Man Man’s 2004 debut, The Man in a Blue Turban with a Face, and first linked up with Dr. Dog to mix their 2005 breakthrough album, Easy Beat . “At the time they were just another band—it was just another record that was paying me like $600,” Moriarty says. But he developed a tight creative and personal bond with the Dr. Dog guys, helping them build their West Philly basement studio and becoming their go-to engineer just as the band was starting to blow up nationally. “I would say that Bill’s been pretty crucial to what we do,” says Dr. Dog singer/guitarist Scott McMicken. “He’s definitely been a big part of the sounds we’ve been able to come up with.” After a short stint as an assistant at legendary Philly producer/arranger Larry Gold’s studio (Moriarty initially approached Gold for career advice; by the end of the conversation he’d been offered a job), Moriarty and Dr. Dog decided to go in together on a studio. They ended up taking over the same Kensington space Cohen and Moriarty had shared years earlier, rechristened it “Meth Beach,” and teamed up for 2007’s We All Belong and 2008’s Fate. Other bands came in to record with Moriarty (Make a Rising, Whales &

Cops, the Swimmers, etc.), but he says his Albini-style approach only began to change through working with Dr. Dog. “Until that point I wasn’t really paying attention to anybody’s music at all, just the sonics. But through them I learned a lot of stuff—how to deal with emotions, how to deal with me freaking out or a band member working on something for a long time and being like, ‘I hate it, I hate it…’ It was hard. I was reading a lot of psychology books.” And then, after Fate, Moriarty had an epiphany. “All of a sudden I wanted to be a producer. I wanted to be a part of making outstanding albums and songs, to be a part of making stories.” And so, two summers ago, he signed on to produce Drink Up Buttercup’s debut album. The sessions were far more than Moriarty bargained for. There was tension galore, the band members battling with each other and with Moriarty, who nearly quit twice. “It was madness happening but I was like, this is your first fucking job as a producer, your job is to produce something. You can’t quit!” Ultimately, the record was finished, and—perhaps owing at least a bit to that tension—it turned out fantastic. “Bill’s a great guy,” says Drink Up bassist Ben Money. “The stresses we had we mostly brought upon ourselves. And when you’re in the studio for hours and hours a day for months and months, of course everyone’s different opinions are gonna clash. But I think at this point all the bad memories have left my mind and we’ll never not be friends with him.” Moriarty concurs, chalking it all up as a major learning experience. It didn’t dissuade him from continuing his new pursuit: He went on to produce Hoots & Hellmouth’s Holy Open Secret and the New Motels’ Tilbury Sweat , among other albums, while continuing to engineer and/or mix such LPs as Dr. Dog’s new Shame, Shame and Man Man’s recent Rabbit Habits. More high-profi le work looms: At the end of this month, muchbuzzed-about Florida indie-rock band Holiday Shores comes to town to have Moriarty oversee their next album. He’s producing Brooklyn songstress Pepi Ginsberg’s next album, Yes City, and in recent weeks he’s been mixing tracks for Philly rapper (and Roots producer) Dice Raw. Moriarty’s also preparing to leave Meth Beach, with plans to build his own studio in East Falls before the year is out. As for his long-standing partnership with Dr. Dog, he says, “Ever since Easy Beat I’ve never expected to make another record with them, but it always seems to end up happening. We’ll see what happens down the road.” For now, he’s got plenty to keep him busy, with even more bands seeking his production, engineering and mixing expertise. “I’d like to do it all, bring everything I know how to do to every project,” he says. “I’d like to be what Daniel Lanois says about himself: ‘I’m just a recordmaker.’” ■


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George Burton Quintet

Philly’s George Burton is a jazz pianist who’s managed to obtain gigs with veterans like trumpeter Charles Tolliver, unsung drummer Donald Bailey Jr. (Blueprints in Jazz, Vol. 3) and saxophonist Odean Pope (the brand new Odean’s List). Burton’s multitalented, too: If you stopped into Tritone in 2008 for one of Matt Davis’ Aerial Photograph gigs, you might have seen Burton playing viola and playing it well. As he imbibes jazz history from the source—something young musicians can’t take for granted these days—Burton is transferring that wisdom to his own bandleading. This week he’s got the alluring vocalist Gretchen Parlato, drummer Kendrick Scott (of Herbie Hancock’s band) and more. DAviD R. ADLER 8pm and 10pm. $15. chris’ Jazz cafe, 1421 Sansom St. 215.568.3131. chrisjazzcafe.com

Skeletor Karaoke Gong Show & Rock Band 2

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13 restaurants are supplying tasty things, and all proceeds benefit the Zoo. Tix are only available online, so plan ahead. TARA MuRThA 6:30pm. $25-$80. Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Ave. 215.243.1100. philadelphiazoo.org

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First Person Arts Grand Slam and BBQ Bash

StorySlam has been a self-revelatory fixture in the city for self-deprecating folks with weighty diary entries for about four years—slams occur bimonthly at World Café Live and L’Etage— but this year’s Grand Slam competition (which starts at 8, after a few hours of BBQ) is the first legit roundup. Eleven Philadelphians who have won accolades in 2010 for their storytelling skills will compete, telling 5-minute tales on the kindergarten-esque theme “Show and Tell;” the winner, in addition to getting everlasting fame, never has to pay the StorySlam cover ever again. Brooklyn’s anachronistic rock outfit Peculiar Gentlemen will play the outdoor party before the competition. Let them ease you into that comfort zone between standup, def poetry jamming and spewing invective at your bathroom mirror. MARk MAuRER 5pm. $12-$30. With Peculiar Gentlemen. Painted Bride, 230 Vine St. 215.925.9914. firstpersonarts.org

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Sun Ra Arkestra

Despite the intergalactic research that motivates them, the Sun Ra Arkestra have been a local institution since 1968 when Le Sony’r Ra traveled the spaceways and his Afro-Futurist ensemble landed on Philadelphia soil. By combining Sun Ra’s cosmic philosophy, modern electronic instruments, and the traditional jazz idiom, the Arkestra created a singular approach to music that remains light years ahead of their contemporaries. Currently under the direction of Maestro Marshall Allen, the Arkestra continues to practice the teachings of their founder and create unrivaled sonic experiences. This free event, which will be held directly behind the Walnut Street Free Library on 40th Street, will also feature a fire and movement arts performance by Scorch. E.S. 6pm. Free. With Scorch. Park at 40th between Walnut and Locust sts. 215.243.0555. universitycity.org

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Summer Ale + LEGO + Zoo

BalletX Summer Series

alletX is enough to make you forget everything you thought you knew about plies and relevés. Vigorous, athletic, expressive and, yes, sexy, BalletX’s original choreography includes moves that don’t even have French names. The company is celebrating its fifth anniversary this week with a summer series of three challenging, emotive original ballets, two of which are world premieres: Matthew Prescott’s “Journey of the Day,” a buoyant piece set to the bluegrass-infused classical of Curtis double-bass prof Edgar Meyer’s Appalachian Journey, and Matthew Neenan’s “The Last Glass,” inspired by the street-parade choruses of indie band Beirut. We may still be nursing emotional wounds from secondgrade dance recitals, but BalletX shows us just how relevant the art form can be. LAuREN SMiTh

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Wed., July 21. $20-$30. Through July 25. Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St. 215.546.7824. balletx.org

Every once in a while, as boredom shoves you through the sludge of another day, you stumble across an event of such dazzling promise that you just have to wiggle out of the straitjacket of routine, reboot your soul and experience something new. Hence, we’re going to spend this summer’s eve sipping seasonal craft ale and noshing on locally prepared vittles while hanging out in a menagerie of animals built with thousands of LEGO® bricks. The Philadelphia Zoo commis-

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Quasi-music technology has developed under late-capitalism such that it’s unnecessary to spend tedious hours learning to play an instrument. Thanks to Guitar Hero, Rock Band and karaoke, we can simply learn to “play” an instrument as if it were just another Halo level, or “sing” to the adulation of friends too drunk to know better. But that doesn’t mean the stakes have to be any lower for postmod pseudorockers, especially not at the Trocadero, where Eternia’s Skeletor is regularly dragged away from the eternal battle over Castle Greyskull to preside over an evening of “playing” and “singing,” and to bang the gong when someone fracks up. In one room, your version 2.0 digital self will be projected on a movie-sized screen; in the other, karaoke performances are harshly, hilariously

10:30pm. Free. Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. 215.922.6888. thetroc.com

sioned ten plastic brick animals for the “Creatures of Habitat: A Gazillion Piece Animal Adventure” exhibit; tonight, attendees will be able to check them out and talk to zoo staff while sipping ale, as well as checking out the normal, real-life lions, tigers and gorillas. Nineteen local breweries and

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        

    

                     

Advanced multi-link rear suspension

Ultra-rigid chassis

  NO

ACURA TSX 2.4 FWD W/TECHNOLOGY

YES

$26,749

*Available

AUDI A4 2.0 T QUATTRO AWD YES 71.9"/56.2" 27 MPG (hwy.) Optional Optional $33,550

    72.4"/56"      30 MPG (hwy.) NO Standard $32,410

Based on 2010 models

APR**

UP TO 60 MOS.

SEDAN



All Wheel Drive, Pwr. Wind./Lks, Tilt/Cruise, ABS w/EBD Navigation, MPG(hwy.)

Anti L. Bks. w/Elect. Bk. Dist., Pwr. Wind./Lks., Tilt/Cruise, Navigation, up to 33MPG(Hwy.)

LIST . . . . . . . . .$18,039 Less: REBATES* . . . . .$2500 DLR. DISCOUNT .$692

LIST . . . . . . . . .$17,649 Less: REBATES* . . . . .$3000 DLR. DISCOUNT .$600

  $

   

                   

               

   

   

                   

         

Dual exhaust with chrome-plated pipes

GRAND SX4SX4 VITARA 

                    

                                                                   

Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (i-AWD) system*

  0% FINANCING YES

CROSSOVER

 

                         

29 MPG (hwy.)

EPA est. Miles Rear Parking Sensors Driver Seat Heated MSRP



 

Akebono brake components (supplier to Japan's Bullet Train)

SUZUKI KIZASHI SLS AWD  

     

                

Rear vision camera*

FROM LESS THAN $ 20,000

18-inch alloy wheels*

                          

 

 

                

Rear sonar parking system*

Bluetooth, USB and Ipod Connectivity*

Electronic stability program with traction control system

            

                    

    

Fully carpeted trunk for noise reduction and baggage protection

Performance-tuned CVT with steering-wheel paddle mounted shifters*

      

              

Meets 2014 safety standards

425-watt RockfordFosgate audio system*

One-Touch automatic sunroof*

     

French-stiched 10-way power driver's seat with3setting memory*

         

              

           

2.4 Ltr. 185 HP (m/t) allaluminum engine, the most powerful engine in its class

SAVE $ 3192

SAVE $ 3600

4WD, ABS, Air Cond., Traction Cntrl. Stability Cntrl., P/Wind./Lks. LIST . . . . . . . . .$21,938 Less: REBATES* . . . . .$3000 DLR. DISCOUNT .$846

SAVE $ 3846

14,847 $ 14,049 $ 18,092

'10, 4 DR., 4 CYL, A/T, A/C, P/S, P/ABS, TILT, CRUISE, AM/FM/CD*

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TV Casualty as the Ramones

Last Halloween brought a major treat to town when mod-punk hero Ted Leo and a bunch of Philly music all-stars tricked themselves out as TV Casualty to do a glorious set of Misfits covers. Now, TV Casualty has assembled once again, with a slightly different lineup, to pay tribute to the greatest punk band of them all, the Ramones. Leading the way this time is the Dead Milkmen’s Rodney Anonymous (presumably as Joey) along with members of Paint It Black, Atom & His Package, Franklin, and Ted Leo’s backing band, the Pharmacists. All proceeds go to the Wissahickon Charter School. All that really needs to be said is, “Hey, ho, let’s go!” Michael alan GoldberG 7:30pm. $10. With Too Hectic. Kung Fu necktie, 1250 N. Front St. kungfunecktie.com

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Punk Rock Flea Market

Twice a year, R5 Productions, Philly’s most prolific DIY concert promotions agency, hosts the Punk Rock Flea Market—part craft bazaar, part rummage sale, and all punk rock. This weekend, the summer edition will take place in an abandoned FedEx building (rechristened the Punk Rock Flea Market Dome for the occasion) located across the street from the Starlight Ballroom, the former home of the event. The new

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Monte Montgomery

Back in 1999, a producer from the PBS music series Austin City Limits plucked a local Texas acoustic-electric guitar virtuoso named Monte Montgomery from the small clubs, where he was mostly playing cover tunes, and gave him a brief segment on the show. Montgomery promptly floored the viewing audience with his song “When Will I” and his fluid blues-based prowess. Since then, he’s been hailed as one of Guitar Player’s “Top 50 All-Time Greatest Guitar Players” and called the “Evel Knievel of guitar.” He’s got a fine, expressive voice to match his six-string chops, and more than a half-dozen albums to his name. We recommend you YouTube his astounding live performance of “Little Wing.” After seeing that, you won’t wanna miss this gig. M.a.G. 8pm. $24-$26. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. worldcafelive.com

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Russian Dolls

As any self-loathing, college-educated American knows, the French just do it better. Art, fashion, kissing, health care, counterintuitive spellings—they have us gauche, HMO-saddled Americans beat. Bistrot La Minette seeks to save us from our cheeseburger gobbling selves with two things the French do really well: food and movies. Every Monday and Thursday this summer the restaurant is redefining the old date formula of dinner and a movie, serving up glorious French dishes and cinema in their garden courtyard. Consider it the bistrot’s noble attempt to rescue modern romance from the clutches of Applebee’s and Twilight. This week’s movie is Russian Dolls, a breezy, pan-European tryst with an effortlessly gorgeous cast of jet-setting Frenchmen. With Chef Peter Woolsey’s menu brimming with classic French delicacies and imported wines and Audrey Tautou, requisite star of all French films, fluttering on the big screen, you can indulge that Euro-envy and pretend for a little while that you’re one of them. laUren SMiTh Movie at 8:30pm. Free with dinner. Bistrot La Minette, 623 S. Sixth St. 215.925.8000. bistrotlaminette.com

MuSIC The first time I saw Ariel Rosenberg, aka Ariel Pink, at SXSW, two members of Animal Collective were in the audience, heckling “more reverb,” as if there were any more reverb, anywhere, than in his diffuse and dreamy cloud formations of pop. Since then, Pink has worked and reworked his 4-track trove of altered 1960s jams, hired a full band and recorded Before Today, his most polished and accessible album yet, for 4AD. Along the way, he’s also kicked off the genre known as chillwave, with followers from Nite Jewel to Neon Indian following his home-recorded, psych-soul-radio-candy muse into alternate universes of pop. Jennifer KellY

It’s a little after two in morning on a Saturday, and the drowsy passengers of the Market-Frankford Nite Owl are about to have a rude awakening. At the City Hall stop, a group of teenagers have bumrushed the already standing-room-only bus, about a dozen of them coming through the back door, fares unpaid. Inside, the din created by the teens is deafening, and save for the odd expletive, it’s tough to make out anything anyone is saying. As the driver circumnavigates the loop around City Hall, the tenor of the crowd reaches a fever pitch, and above the buzz you can only make out one phrase: “He’s puking! He’s puking!” By 21st Street the crowd’s tone goes up an octave and becomes a rhythmic scream—“UHAHH, UH-AHH, UH-AHH”—mimicking the pulse of someone in the throes of the dry heaves. The bus stops and the sickly teen goes down, and is grazed in the face by the hand of a passenger who has attempted to help him remain upright. Seeing this as a disrespectful gesture, four or five of the teens begin punching the passenger, who shields his head and face with his arms. After a lot of noise and confusion and attempts by other passengers to restrain the aggressors—all above shouts of “I’m just trying to get home” by exhausted, possibly inebriated, definitely frustrated and nowdelayed riders—the teens hastily exit the bus into the night. Whether you’re a regular of Center City nightlife, or strictly a recreational goerouter, getting home after an evening of drinking requires a plan. Taxis are time-honored but expensive; drinking and driving is hardly pardonable; Drive-Drink-Walk can involve a hangover courtesy of the Parking Authority. What’s left is SEPTA. The Broad Street subway and the Market-Frankford El cease service shortly after midnight, and SEPTA offers allnight replacement bus service—the Nite Owl—for the two systems, along with 25 other bus routes. SEPTA Regional Rail has

provided late-night service along the R5, R6 and R7 lines since late 2008. As the above anecdote illustrates, the Nite Owl can get a bit rowdy. SEPTA Press Officer Andrew Busch says their bus operators have it under control. “We don’t want them to get in the middle of a situation,” he says. “They have the training and are told what to look for, they know what to do to ensure everyone’s safety.” At 1:20 on a Sunday morning things are much more subdued on the Market East platform where college students Keith, Dylan and Guy are all waiting to catch the R5 to Keith’s King of Prussia apartment. Keith talks about the train ride into Center City. “I was an asshole,” he says. “I made people hate me.” He then explains his method of picking up women, a fool-proof plan he refers to as “La Comida.” The essential ingredient of “La Comida” involves asking women about their favorite restaurant, and then making vague promises to take them there. Aboard the train, Keith gives “La Comida” a test run. Sizing up Car 141’s 50-odd passengers, he strikes up a conversation with a young woman named Carla. After some flirting, he casually asks her what restaurant she likes. “I’m acting like such a skank,” Carla says before answering, “Cheesecake Factory.” Carla gets off at Overbrook and, after the exchange of a phone number and a kiss, Keith retires to his seat and, smiling, says “La Comida just happened.” Out of the R5 and into a Main Line Taxi, chauffeur Mike Long says he’s had relatively few problems with drunks off the train since late-night service began in ’08. “Our drunks are well-behaved,” he says. “More than I ever was.” Back on the Nite Owl, the guy on the receiving end of the beat down is startled, but unhurt, and probably wishing the drunks were more well-behaved. Before exiting the bus a few stops after his bout with teenage fists of fury, he says, “Honestly, I don’t feel any of it.” “That was some corny-ass shit,” an onlooking passenger observes about the fracas. “I’m just trying to get home.” n

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spot boasts about 36,000 square feet of space: a serious upgrade in order to accommodate R5’s biggest PRFM yet! With more than 200 vendors selling vintage attire, original artwork, antique vinyl, guitars, bicycles, vegan cookies and more, you’re sure to find something to bring home, with an unbeatable price tag. While we’re pretty sure there won’t be any of the moshing or gratuitous property damage you might associate with punk shows, there will be a raucous crowd of cheeky 20-somethings that you might have to elbow your way through to call dibs on that antique Schwinn. lUcY McGUiGan

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Vox Populi’s sixth annual emergingartist roundup is a musclebound, unruly show. With 33 artists (almost half from the Philadelphia region) and close to 70 works, jurors William Powhida and Jennifer Dalton chose a noisy exhibit, literally and figuratively. It’s great, don’t miss it. Vox VI is organized, by rooms, into more or less related groups of work: There’s a chamber of figures and masks, a Jeff Koons/pop-culture room, a memento mori room and a noir road-movie room. Only the lobby space approaches the usual juried-show hodgepodge, but even here there’s a unifying out-of-control party feel. The show’s humanist focus, fractured narratives and “damn the torpedoes” ambiance aren’t new. What is novel is the embrace of craftsmanship—well-painted paintings, beautifully made sculpture, great clay pieces and accomplished video and photography. There’s a surprising amount of clay in the show, and the artists handle it like clay has always belonged in the big leagues— the content here is not the usual kitsch, but conceptual, unexpected and beautiful. Nicole De Brabandere’s small objects in a glass vitrine are nonfunctional, but look like Baroque sex toys. Katelyn Greth’s soulful “Dog Boy” and “Sheep Boy” ride a sad “Animals R Us” edge. Janet Macpherson’s altered cast clay figurines play with our love of collectibles. Lauren Dombrowiak’s Brancusi-esque cityscape of stacked plates and cups is perfect domestic machismo—I wonder why I haven’t seen anything like it before. Video, computers and media are a big presence—no surprise. Lindsay Foster’s “Father Lover Friend” feels like a realityTV road movie in which a young woman talks with a grizzled, old homeless man. The man is intransigent; the girl cries. It’s poignant and, as a metaphor for the rundown world and the youth who will inherit it, father’s self-destruction is terrifying. Joshua Bienko’s colorful and insistent rap/rant videos “Lewitt, Sol” and “TehChing Hsieh” spit out references to contemporary art stars, culture and commerce, capturing the anger many artists feel toward the art-industrial complex. Kelli Miller’s “The True Believer” video, about self-help gurus, needs a larger dose of anger. Diedra Krieger’s faux-commercials in her “Plastic Fantastic” video series are just about perfect, short and seductive in a quirky, passive-aggressive way. There are some outstanding 3-D pieces in the show. Nora Salzman’s painted

Measure for Measure is a “problem play.” While the term first was used in the 19th century to denote a play that tackles a social problem, today it’s used for three Shakespearean works that don't fall cleanly into the categories of comedy or tragedy. The fact that these three (Measure for Measure, Troilus and Cressida and All’s Well That Ends Well) are also rife with dramaturgical problems makes the term fitting. Etymology aside, Temple Repertory Theater’s production does little Holy crap: (from left) Gregg Almquist as Escalus, Rob Kahn as Angelo and Dan Kern as the disguised Duke in to address the chief problem of Measure for Measure. Measure: mending the play’s dysfunctional marriage of comedy and costume design, which puts prisoners in tragedy. Instead, director Douglas Wager orange jumpsuits and the Duke in a natty amplifies the script’s incongruities, with an suit and tie. The comic characters are effect so odd that at times it feels like it’s flamboyantly contemporary, with David Inbeen sewed together by Dr. Frankenstein. gram’s Pompey in a sparkling red pinstripe Measure follows a Duke (Dan Kern) who straight out of Guys and Dolls, and Rebecca pretends to leave his kingdom, turning Rich’s ironically humorous executioner over the reins of government to his deputy, wears a nametag reading “Dr. Abhorson” as Angelo (Rob Kahn, terrific in TRT’s Three she sharpens a goofy giant knife. Sisters but wooden here), a man who has Given that, it’s even more bizarre when built his reputation on rigid adherence to the noncomic roles are played with considthe law. Angelo promptly launches a moral erable gravity. Kern’s Duke (also the narcrusade against what he perceives as the rator) is a benevolent deus ex machina; we kingdom’s depravity, starting by micronever believe his overwhelming compassion managing his subjects’ sex lives in a way is anything more than a way to facilitate that’s eerily familiar today. the implausible ending. Isabella, likewise, “The law hath not been dead, though never captures our imagination. In Perrier’s it hath slept,” says Angelo about giving stilted performance, Isabella shows little some teeth to the heretofore unenforced emotion pleading for her brother’s life, prohibiton on premarital sex, punishable seeming unreasonably more upset when by beheading. The first person to run afoul Claudio suggests she maybe sleep with of the new zero-tolerance policy is Claudio Angelo so that he won’t die. (Jordan B. Mottram), who has impregOnly David Mackay’s Lucio manages nated his betrothed. Virginal Isabella to bridge the play’s duality. A friend of (Genevieve Perrier) pleads for her brother’s Claudio’s, Lucio is believably sincere in life, but Angelo insists that it’s the law, not his desire to help Claudio, and the deftly him, that wants her brother’s head. Howplayed scenes in which Lucio slanders the ever, blazing a trail for Souder, Sanford, Duke are rare moments of genuine humor. Ensign and other family-values politicians But while the play’s exploration of moral caught out in the last few years, Angelo will hypocrisy is timely, the happy-ending solution of replacing one all-powerful authority consider pardoning Claudio for the price of figure with another all-powerful authority Isabella’s virginity. Tragic! figure (but this one’s better!) seems antiBut for reasons known only to him, quated and distasteful. Shakespeare decided Measure was a comEven though Measure isn’t as entertainedy, so after a bunch of ridiculous schemes ing as its companion production Three and mistaken-identity hijinks (surprise!), Sisters, TRT’s debut season can still be order is restored and the play concludes counted a success, expanding options in with a happy trio of marriages. theater-famine July and providing an alWager chooses to juxtapose the play’s ternative to the small-cast, one-act dramas comic and tragic elements instead of trythat have dominated Philly theater lately. ing to unite them, and unfortunately both There’s room for improvement, but, given suffer for it. Comic scenes are broadly time, TRT may yet establish itself as the played and unfunny; serious moments are city’s summer spot for classic plays. n so extraordinarily somber that they rob the play of genuine emotion. Through July 30. $25. Tomlinson Theater, 1301 Wager gives his Measure a modernW. Norris St. 215.204.1334. temple.edu/theater ist bent, most notably in Millie Hiibel’s

The real thing: Nora Salzman's papier-mache bust (above) and Piper Brett's Koons-esque "Large Bow," two sculptures at Vox Populi.

papier-mache bust “Replica Reuben” for example, is a chilling lost soul. Sanford Mirling’s “Nothing Could Drag Me Away From…” a set of Marilyn-esque legs, skirt billowing, is another miracle of craft. The woodworked oak legs balance on tiptoe with great drama and engineering, and the content feels Lohan-perfect. Piper Brett’s “Large Bow,” a nod to Koons’ many million-dollar bow sculptures, is clunky and scary, yet it, too, is perfect corporate lobby décor, a steal at $10,000. As for home décor, Aidan Rumack’s inset shadow boxes behind a row of fluorescent tubes suggest new home uses for the old tubes. Jordan Griska’s “Gas Pump” (a real gas pump shortened to kids’ playroom size) is a perfect degraded object. Finally, while the entire show is full of deadpan works, Sally Dennison’s portrait photos of gender-ambiguous youth, Dustin Metz’s oil paintings “Still Life” and “self(seeing) portrait” and Erin Murray’s oil paintings from the “Ugly and Ordinary” series take the prize for smoldering without smirking, giving nothing away. n Through Aug. 1. Vox Populi, 319 N. 11th St. 215.238.1236. voxpopuligallery.org

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AxD Gallery

Various artists: “QueerArt?” Thru Aug. 7. 265 S. 10th St. a-x-d.com

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Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib: ”Whiteout.” Thru July 30. 600 S. Washington Sq. 215.629.1000. locksgallery.com

Project Basho

A Russian ballet dancer wants to defect to the west. But he doesn’t realizes the madness that awaits him. $10-$25. Thru Sept. 12 Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Media. hedgerowtheatre.org

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The Peek-A-Boo Revue is hotter than bare feet on black asphalt! Philadelphia’s premier neo-burlesque show. Sat/24, 8pm. $25. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. worldcafelive.com

ART Thurs/22, 4:30pm. Michael McJilton and Vera Vas: ”Urbanities.” 1622 Chestnut St. theartinstitutes.edu/philadelphia

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Sat/24, 5-9pm. Kate Durkin, Maggy Rozycki Hiltner and Abby Glassenberg: ”Out of the Wild.” Thru Aug. 29. 623 N. Second St. artstarphilly.com

Da Vinci Art Alliance

Sun/25, 1-4pm. Various artists: “Seven.” Thru July 25. 704 Catherine St. 215.829.0466. davinciartalliance.org

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Various artists: “Let’s Go Enjoy Nature!” Thru Aug. 3. 1108 Pine St. 215.923.7000. seraphingallery.com Various artists: “Friends of Project Basho 2010.” Thru July 30. 1305 Germantown Ave. 215.238.0928. projectbasho.org

Smile Gallery

Rosalind Bloom and Sharri Jerue: ”Faces and Figures.” Thru Aug. 9. 105 S. 22nd St. 215.564.2502.

Knapp Gallery

Nancy E. F. Halbert: ”A Painted Diary.” 162 N. Third St. knappgallery.com

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Various artists: “Divergence: Five Views on Photography.” Various artists: “All That Jazz.” Thru Aug. 28. 2006 Walnut St. sandewebstergallery.com

Langman Gallery

Various artists: “Summer Group Exhibition.” Thru Aug. 31. 2500 Moreland Rd. 215.657.8333. langmangallery.com

Stockbridge Fine Art

Justin James Reed: ”Don’t Die.” Thru July 31. 319 N. 11th St. 215.629.4040. stockbridgefineartprint.com

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Nancy Agati: ”Stratum.” Thru July 31. 1400 N. American St. inliquid.com

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BoYoung Moon: ”Fabrications” Thru Aug. 7. 51 N. Second St. gallery51.net

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Greg Dunn: ”Nature and Neurons.” Thru Aug. 6. 3611 Walnut St.

Artists’ House Gallery

Various artists: “Group Show.” Thru Aug. 22. 57 N. Second St. artistshouse.com

Various artists: “Local Impressions: Historic Powell House, Academy Farms & Beyond.” Thru July 30. 520 Tomlinson Rd. orchardartworks.org

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Various artists: “Sixth Annual Exhibition of Emerging Artists.” Thru Aug. 1. 319 N. 11th St. voxpopuligallery.org

A-Space

Jesse White: ”Poetry & Paint.” 4722 Baltimore Ave. 215.821.6877. the-aspace.org

Bridgette Mayer Gallery

Mark Brosseau: ”Wondrous Spaces.” 709 Walnut St. bridgettemayergallery.com Dan Popp: ”Shodo: The Floating Brush.” Thru July 30. 19 N. Mulberry St. 717.295.1949. mulberryartstudios.com

NEXUS Foundation

Various artists: “Teens Revolt: What’s On Our Minds.” Various artists: “Culture and Resistance: South Africa, Then and Now.” 1400 N. American St. 215.222.6979. nexusphiladelphia.org

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Various artists: “Places, Everyone.” 127 S. 16th St. 215.665.8138. grossmccleaf.com

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Various artists: “Summer Selections.” Thru Aug. 15. 2040 Frankford Ave. highwiregallery.com Various artists: “The Festival of Young Artists.” Thru Aug. 29. 515 Meetinghouse Rd. abingtonartcenter.org

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Various artists: “New Acquisitions in Glass.” Thru Aug. 28. 201 N. Third St. 215.923.7030. wexlergallery.com

Philadelphia Art Alliance

Various artists: “Vanitas.” Andrea Gaydos Landau: ”Control Point.” Thru Aug. 12. 251 S. 18th St. philaartalliance.org

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

Various artists: “Daydream Nation.” Thru Aug. 21. 1400 N. American St. 215.232.5678. philaphotoarts.org

Gallery 339

Various artists: “In Review.” Thru Sept. 4. 339 S. 21st St. gallery339.com

The Institute of Contemporary Art

Various artists: “Queer Voice.” Thru Aug. 1st. 118 S. 36th St. icaphila.org

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Patricia O’Holloran: ”Remember Wonder.” Thru July 30. 52 N. Second St. 215.627.5310. musegalleryphiladelphia.com

Various artists: “Spectrum: Contemporary Color Abstraction.” Thru Aug. 1st. 200 S. Madison St. 302.656.6466. thedcca.org

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MaryAnn Miller: ”Costa Rica.” Michael J. Dalton: ”Building Violence.” 58 N. Second St. 3rdstreetgallery.com

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By now you’ve no doubt heard one or all of the hideous, vulgar and violent recorded phone calls Mel Gibson made to Oksana Grigorieva, the woman he left his wife for and the mother of his youngest daughter. If not, spare yourself. You can never unhear such vile contempt, and it just leaves you feeling remarkably filthy. Lots of people are weighing in on the Mel situation. Will it spell the end of his career? Is he actually, seriously insane? Will he do this woman more physical harm? All valid questions, and the answers seem to be yes, yes and yes. But maybe not. Because while most reasonable minds agree that Mel Gibson is a destructive psycho power-drunk on his own ego, a clown who’s now crossed the line from being a once-in-awhile curio to a violent danger to all those around him, he does have some support. Would you believe there are actually people defending him, upset that Oksana Grigorieva even recorded his rants without his knowledge? It’s true—just trudge through the comments on any post about it, and you’ll find them. “Fine,” you say, “but these aren’t regular folks. They’re Internet commenters, emboldened by anonymity.” We hear you. But Mel is also getting sympathy from ?uestlove, who, much like his take on alleged murderer and rapist Donte Johnson, has a very unique perspective from On High about the whole Mel Gibson thing. He’s taken to Twitlonger again to tell us how, but by the grace of God, we are all Mel Gibson. The (very fake) contents of the post follow:

look, a lot of y’all turnin’ this mel gibson recorded phone call thing into something super ugly. my timeline and my fund raising efforts obviously state that i hope he gets what he deserves. let me just say this from the outset, before y’all get it twisted: what mel gibson says to this young lady over the phone is unacceptable. There is no doubt about that. BUT, i cannot look at mel’s body of work and just dismiss him like that. i cannot hop with you on the “fuck this fucking misogynist monster” train. the year of living dangerously is my shit. i love it. maverick. bird on a wire. i even liked that movie he did

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bmcmanus@philadelphiaweekly.com with julia roberts, conspiracy theory. and, ahem, hamlet! come on, fam. jude law’s hamlet ain’t got nothin’ on Mel’s, and I went to see jude perform it twice on broadway, so i think i know what i’m talkin’ about! and that’s before i even get to the big hits, son. hello? MAD MAX. say what you will about mel, but the guy has always been a bit nuts. in the past, that’s what we loved about ole dude. He is MAD MAX. He WAS the lethal weapon in LETHAL WEAPON! he is crazy enough to paint his face blue and gray and take on armies of men on his own. he is BRAVEHEART. this is what we love about bol. He is MAD. i’ll never forget the first time i saw lethal weapon. it was one of the first scenes, and the police are at a nursery or some shit bargaining with some bad dudes. but mel flips the script on some ole three stooges shit and totally fucks up these bad guys on his own, while the rest of the force just watches in awe and horror. that’s a bad dude right there. and that was mel’s real intro to america—the fuckin’ crazy dude who was mad as a hatter and didn’t give a fuck. we fell in love instantly. and now we tryin’ to hate him for the same shit. why? because this is real life? exactly. mel is being real! you ever been in love? what, your girl never drove you crazy? i know what you are thinking: “?uest, that doesn’t mean he can tell his girl she got a ‘dysfunctional cunt.’” i totally agree. no man should tell his girl she’s got a dysfunctional cunt. or that he’s going to kill her and bury her in the rose garden. or knock two of her teeth out with a punch while she’s holding their infant daughter. no man should tell his girl she’s a pig and a slut and a fake whore who deserves to get raped by a pack of anything. i get that. anwyay, just here to say, yes, mel was wrong. but you should stop telling him he’s wrong. because you don’t fully get where he was coming from as an artist and a mad man and a director of passion of the christ and apocolypto. just as women everywhere internalized “that could’ve been me or any of us!” i internalized mel. because, but for the grace of god, we are all Mel Gibson. i’m just glad he’s white. n


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DJ’s funky-as-hell house, dancehall and dubstep collection of three new songs and three remixes from Sammy Bananas and DJ Apt One.

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ie/UK songwriter leaves behind the nap-inducing, sad-sack jazzy vocals of the past and gives a big ole bear hug to dancefriendly diva anthems.

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Thethingthatmakesusmostproud aboutbeingapartofPhiladelphia’s vibrantmusicsceneis...”being part of a community that is largely made up of bands/artists that don’t necessarily need to be famous. People here make the music they want because they have the freedom to do it. Anything you want to put together here is supported and, to a large extent, appreciated. At least by three or four people. And in true Philly fashion, that sounded bitter. It’s not. That, and the community of players is amazing. People in Philadelphia play music to play music. And to get ladies.” Don’tgetittwisted...”we’re not a jazz, a jam, or a math band. Though we obviously appreciate our musician fans, we aspire to offer something broader in its appeal.” Butseriously...”you should buy your tickets early by visiting the Johnny Brenda’s website.”

Sat., July 24, 8pm. $10. With Photon Band + Grimace Federation. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave. johnnybrendas.com

Answers:1.Rush2.Adler3.Rush4. Adler5.Adler6.Rush7.Rush8.Adler 9.Adler/one-thirdofRush10.Adler11. Rush12.Rush Rush perform Wed., July 21, 7:30pm. $35 $150. Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J. 856.365.1300. livenation.com Adler’s Appetite perform Tues., July 27, 8pm. $15. With Anchored + Razorblade Skin. Millcreek Tavern, 4200 Chester Ave. 215.222.9194. millcreektavernphilly.com

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Albumoftheyearsofarisdefinitely... ”Dr. Dog’s Shame, Shame. Despite the band falling victim yet again to its crutches of

 et’s play the Easiest Game Ever! Are the L following facts about the band Rush or former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler? 1. One of the biggest selling bands of all time. 2. Has suffered two druginduced strokes. 3. From Canada. 4. Is in new project called “Adler’s Appetite.” 5. Playing West Philly’s Millcreek Tavern this week. 6. Playing Susquehanna Bank Center this week. 7. Will be playing their smash hit album Moving Pictures in its entirety. 8. Has appeared on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. 9. Jewish. 10. Icelandic. 11. Song titles include “The Necromancer,” “The Fountain of Lamenth,” “By-Tor and the Snow Dog.” 12. First single was a Buddy Holly cover.

Wehateitwhenpeopledescribeusas... ”eye candy. Yes, this is part of it, but there is a lot more to us. We’re great lovers, too.”

There’snodoubtaboutthefactthat... ”people who come to our album release this Saturday at Johnny Brenda’s will receive a free download copy of our album, get promptly rocked upon by three great Philadelphia bands, and Johnny Brenda’s Cubano sandwich—if you’re so inclined—is delicious.”

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Hype and production’s only gonna get you so far, sister. For FAnS oF: Peaches, Lady Sovereign, Amanda Blank, truffle fries.

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‘words’ and ‘voice-using,’ this is a nice step forward for the band. I’ve always said, ‘Dr. Dog is just an instrumental album away from being amazing.’ If you know me, you’ve heard me say that.”

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 ou’re forgiven if the phrase “instrumental Y prog” turns you off. The genre does have a reputation for being deadly self-serious, and almost revels in how far up its own ass it can be. But the guys in Do You Need the Service manage to play it—with Krautrock, new wave and post-punk flourishes— while avoiding its pitfalls. We hear a little Morphine mixed with King Crimson’s Red. What’s more, the band have a great sense of humor. That’s clearly evident on their website (doyouneedtheservice.com) which is packed with murderous looking clowns asking if you can keep a clown secret (the most serious of all secrets!) and knife fighting monkeys wearing top hats. The guys release their excellent lyric-free debut, Hurl Myself Toward Victory, this week at Johnny Brenda’s. We caught up with DYNtS bassist Justin Hallman, who, along with drummer Mark Sconyers, started the band, adding Michael Tramontana (baritone and tenor sax) and Timothy Day (synths, guitar, Rhodes) later to fill it out—to play a little “Fill in the Blanks,” where his good humor is on full display. (For the ladies, no doubt.) (Brian McManus)

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Lame Sauce

An exit interview with food writer Adam Erace.

After three years at PW, food critic Adam Erace is moving on. He’ll be replaced by the very capable Brian Freedman, whose first review, of Twenty Manning, is on page 40. Before Adam goes to CP, we thought we’d ask him a few questions.

How do you rate food and restaurants? Food is always the most important thing. There’s a lot I can excuse if the food is amazing. Service and atmosphere play a role, but both are relative to where you’re eating. But value is a constant, not how expensive a place is, but the question of what you’re getting for your money. PW pays for all my meals, so I always ask myself if I would pay my own money for what I’m eating. If the answer’s yes, I know I’m at a solid restaurant. What do you tell people from other cities about Philly’s food scene? I tell them “Philly sucks. Stay away.” We don’t need them taking up all the tables. But tourists are a pushy lot, so when they insist, I tell them how Philly has grown, organically, into one of the best food cities in the country. I tell them how this isn’t a town of multimillion-dollar 19-partner restaurants, how we grow our own talent rather than import it, how a 25-year-old chef with a couple bucks, a lot of patience with the health department and a map of IKEA can open his own place. I tell them how Philly has always been a city of immigrants, immigrants that can cook, and whether it’s trippa alla Romana, pho or carnitas tacos, authentic ethnic food is never out of reach here. I tell them that diners know their shit in Philly, and that restaurants and chefs can’t front unless they want to be called out on out it. I tell them that bars with craft beer and amazing food existed here long before they existed anywhere else in the country.

with Adam Erace

Distrito

Lost my appetite

The dark strips of fruit- and nut-flecked onion looked like a school of dead swamp eels wearing bedazzled tights... (Pizzeria Stella, Dec. 22, 2009)

Loose, lumpy and tobacco-brown, [the jägerschnitzel] tasted burned and looked better suited to a restaurant called Brauhaus Shits. (Brauhaus Schmitz, Oct. 6, 2009)

Skip the Breathalyzer-busting Stoli Vanil root beer float (like making out with a hooker from Chernobyl). (South Philadelphia Tap Room, Apr. 30, 2008) [The branzino’s] skin, not crisp enough, slides off in one sheet like a fish-flavored fruit roll-up. (Chick’s Cafe and Wine Bar, May 7, 2008) Sculptor Joe Brenman’s Virgin … well, at the risk of my immortal soul, she looks like a drag cabaret headliner, with the va-va-voom bod of Jessica Rabbit and the mitts of a power forward. (Camino Real, Feb. 25, 2009) The rhubarb was tooth-bustingly crunchy, and its astringent nature in its undercooked state blasted the scallops’ delicate sweetness. It was like taking a power-washer to a puppy. (Saute, May 19, 2009) If Amada is the vixen of the family and Tinto the brainy sister, then Distrito is the black sheep that hit the border to make it as a successful drag queen in Hollywood. (Distrito, Sep. 24, 2008)

out in the foyer, then proceed into kitchen for the entree stations. It’s something like $70 a head, plus daytime drinking funds, but the views of the square and the thoroughly confused old-money clientele are priceless. If I don’t have a lot of money but would like to drink a lot of booze, I should try … sleeping with a bartender. If I don’t have a lot of money but would like to eat a lot of tasty food, I should try … stealing. It worked for Aladdin.

The food I eat the most is … coffee; I guess that’s not really a food. But I put away at least 4 mugs a day. The best thing a vegetarian can eat in Philly is … the beet and fennel salad with big blobs of ricotta at South Philly Tap Room. The best thing for carnivores in Philly is … the 20-ounce Gachot & Gachot rib eye at Barclay Prime. The tastiest drink in Philly is … Christian Gaal’s matchlessly refreshing Gio Ponti at Kraftwork. It’s got all my

The garlicky buttermilk dressing for the farmhouse salad looked like it had been applied by Peter North. (MidAtlantic, Dec. 15, 2009) Welcome to Varga Bar, named for Alberto Vargas, the Peruvian-born painter whose va-va-voom pin-up girls were responsible for more than a few honorable discharges during World War II. (Varga Bar, Aug. 18, 2009) It certainly does look like a brothel— almost cartoonishly so, as if the brothel were in a Haunted Mansion where Grimace was the madam. (Swallow, May 14, 2008) DOCK TEASE: Food at West Philly’s revived brewery leaves you blue. (Dock Street, Jan. 16, 2008) favorite things: Campari, pilsner, honey and orange. The most expensive thing I’ve ever eaten/drank is … dinner at Per Se, a Christmas gift from the ’rents. The first course, “oysters and pearls,” is one of Thomas Keller’s signature plates, and the maitre d’ loaded it up tableside with what had to be $400 worth of caviar. The food that I will not put in my mouth ever is … There are a few, and all are pretty normal: black olives, canned tuna, dill pickles, hard-boiled eggs, sardines and lunchmeat-style salami. I know, I know. Bring on the thymus glands and oxtails, but keep the egg salad the fuck away. n

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If I could only eat five foods and drink two beverages for the rest of your life, they would be ... Jim Burke’s pastas, my mom’s chicken cutlets,

doughnut peaches, Cape May salts, Sour Patch Kids, birch beer and Duchesse de Bourguignon.

But like many of its neighbors fueling the sexploits of the spray-tanned with Cosmos and Amstel Light, Bocca appears a bit too clubby for serious restaurant consideration. Its name means “mouth” in Italian, but from the looks of it, food is not what it’s interested in eating. (Bocca, June 9, 2009)

If I have a lot of money and would like to eat a lot of tasty food, I should try … brunch at Lacroix is still my favorite bank-breaking experience in town. You start by grazing across dozens of precocious little tapas spread

Any last words for the readers? Thanks! For being into food. For reading my stuff when the classifieds are far, far more interesting. For knowing what I mean when I compare the P.O.P.E. to Fangtasia, the rippling counter at Bobby’s to Joan Holloway’s bod, the design of Distrito to John Leguizamo in To Wong Fu, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar. Without you, I’d be just another geek eating in front of the TV. n

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If I have a lot of money and would like to drink a lot of booze, I should try … Tria, because the clever, breezy wine and beer descriptions could make even Sutter Home white zin sound like something you’d want to drink.

Any favorite lines from PW? So many, since PW is so good about letting me make up words, write like I talk and shout out Lester Freamon, Rickety Cricket, Sister Mary Clarence, et al. The headline I wrote for my review of Ansill is a favorite: “It’s That Damn Ansill, So Hot Right Now.”

Adam's knack for unique (and uniquely vulgar) turns of phrase are always fun to read, but sometimes caused a loss of appetite for readers. Here's some of his greatest hits and worst offenses from the past three years.

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"Sometimes food writing is not as fun as people think." Any thoughts? Sometimes readers can get really venomous. Just the other day one angry dude called me an elitist cunt, which is totally unfair and completely ruined my caviar and bottlenose-dolphin steak lunch. Other than that, food writing is exactly as fun as people think. Restaurant critics just complain about how fat we get so that no one will try and steal our jobs.

It's like what, now?

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Twenty Manning's update is as cool as a locally grown cucumber. By Brian Freedman feedback@philadelphiaweekly.com Twenty Manning, when it opened in 1999, represented the height of cool here, a sort of New York-comes-toPhiladelphia spot, with resolutely black-clad patrons, dishes featuring that long-ago era’s touchstone, Asian fusion, and a vibe whose well-thought-out hipness was outdone only by the noise from the bar. Oh, how times have changed. In the 11 years since the heady days of Twenty Manning’s arrival, our definition of hip has shifted along with its cultural and economic context. Gone are the de rigueur $200 Helmut Lang T-shirts and LV-stamped everything that characterized and, in hindsight, ultimately condemned the era. These days, comfort rules, from clothing to decor to the dishes that comprise what we now consider a desirable menu. In response to this—and in response to Twenty Manning’s correlative drift toward anachronism—Audrey Taichman and her chef and partner, Kiong Banh, overhauled the place. They shut it down in March, remodeled and redecorated, and switched up the menu to better reflect the way Philadelphians eat now. The TMG burger is an effective case study for this shift. The beef comes with a pedigree (Pineland Farms), a firm moral framework (it’s pasture-raised and grass-fed), a minimalist seasoning philosophy (salt and pepper and nothing else), and just enough kitsch (Mickey D’s-

esque special sauce, bourbon aioli far more interesting than anything the golden arches ever considered) to keep it from being too serious. There’s even a sweet, fluffy bun directly from Georges Perrier’s Main Line bakery, the most significant nod back to the good old days when the biggest mealtime choice facing a Rittenhouser was Rouge, Manning or Brasserie Perrier. Aside from the problem of heft (even at eight ounces, it’s simply too thick to fit comfortably in the mouth—insert your own Michael Scott that’s-what-she-said here), this is a serious burger, possessing all the mineral tang and toothsome texture you’d want from non-industrial beef. House-cured and -smoked Virginia trout was another comfort-y winner—deeply savory, still just the slightest bit moist, blessedly not oversalted and served with all the familiar fixings: wonderfully savory horseradish cream, onions, capers, greens and toasted baguette slices. It pulled off the old Proust/ Ratatouille trick, too: My first bite transported me back to Sundaymorning brunches as a kid; all it needed was my mother to walk into the restaurant and start yelling at me to quit bullying my sister. Of course, for all its successes, Twenty Manning is still a young restaurant, and there were some youthful stutters. Scallops, with an addictive roasted-yellow-pepper coulis, grapefruit supremes and

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Metropolis (1927): When it debuted, to only moderate success, Fritz Lang’s magnum dyst-opus ran 153 minutes. Nervous American distributors hacked it down to 114. Later, cuts ran between 67 and 107 minutes; a 1984 Giorgio Moroder “restoration,” boasting the sounds of Pat Benatar and Freddie Mercury (you know, for the kids!), ran 80. All the slicing and dicing resulted in misplaced footage, most of which was “replaced” by explanatory intertitles in the version reissued in 2002. Thanks to a 16mm copy found in Argentina, “only” eight minutes are lost in the 2010 version. Close enough. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942): While Orson Welles was off directing a film in Brazil for FDR’s Latin Americanoutreach “Good Neighbor Policy” program, RKO chopped 43 minutes out of his sophomore film and added a surreal happy ending. The footage presumably is sharing a room with Nixon’s missing 18 minutes and the body of Jimmy Hoffa. Even in its mutilated form, Ambersons is, in several ways, the best thing Welles ever did. The Idiot (1951): Originally intending to make a two-part, 265-minute film of Dostoevsky’s novel, Akira Kurosawa watched as Shochiku studios cut out a whopping 99 minutes, then lost said footage.

determinedly understanding environment. Naturally, they look to their dad… who, in this case, is a sperm donor. Played with no shortage of comic brilliance in one of the great performances of the year by Mark Ruffalo, Biological Dad is a hippy-dippy organic farmer who runs his own eatery, rides a motorcycle and thinks nothing of dropping phrases like “right on,” into casual conversation. He’s a studly, adorable screw-up, banging waitresses and living the good life until his crunchy world is rocked by the revelation that jerking off into a cup two decades ago created two near-adult children. What makes The Kids Are All Right so delightful is watching these highly evolved, self-satisfied and articulate people fall apart when base, real-world desires intrude on utopian ideals. For all the Oprah talk about “your higher self” and incessant New Age mumbojumbo, life is much sloppier than the aisles of Restoration Hardware. There are no atheists in foxholes, and no self-help guru in California could possibly intervene once Ruffalo and Moore start working up a sweat tending to his backyard garden. Cholodenko made 2002’s wonderfully bawdy Laurel Canyon, and The Kids Are All Right cements her status as the only filmmaker working today who makes sex

look like fun. These days, it’s startling to see characters in movies behave as if they even have genitals, but Cholodenko’s giggly encounters feel true to life. In an age of airbrushed Maxim poses and Hollywood kabuki sexuality, her awkward hookups are absurdly hot. Julianne Moore has been hamstrung for too long by a series of angsty roles, and it’s a kick to watch her goof out with clumsy physicality and awful workboots. Meanwhile, Bening’s become such a precise, brittle actress, it’s perfect casting to watch her wind up on too many bottles of wine and unleash—launching into a monologue on the Whole-Foods-fetish-as-snooty-lifestyle-decision that almost made me stand up and applaud. (If I hear one more thing about your fucking heirloom tomatoes…) Not all that much happens in The Kids Are All Right. Folks screw up, and then they try to make it right. Plot-wise, this is no great shakes, but I really enjoyed spending time with these people. You will, too. n

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I’d had a shitty day because my car got towed and was in no mood for a Sundance movie about politically correct lesbian moms who listen to too much Joni Mitchell, yet director Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right sent me sailing out of the theater with a giant, goofy grin. It’s a happy, horny movie that loves its characters not in spite of, but because of their messy human imperfections. Annette Bening and Julianne Moore star as Nic and Jules, two married, touchy-feely helicopter moms who dote on their kids with scary textbook buzzwords and trendy parenting notions from progressive magazines. But they’re still just as fucked-up and flummoxed as the rest of us. Bening is a doctor and the control freak of the group, lording over the family with a passive-aggressive rule. It’s to Bening’s credit that the iron fist believably comes off as coming from somewhere deeply tender and loving that she has a hard time showing. Moore is the loosey-goosey free spirit, embarking on her third or fourth harebrained career, this one involving a lot of fancy, eco-friendly terms for what seems like straight-up landscaping. Daughter Joni (Alice in Wonderland’s Mia Wasikowska) and son Laser (Josh Hutcherson) are hitting their teen rebellion years, hard to do in such a boho,

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Churls accuse Hollywood of promoting a radical leftist agenda, but it’s difficult imagining any West Coast studio shelling out $70 million for the tale of Hypatia, a proto-feminist mathematician, astronomer and materialistic philosopher gorily assassinated by fundies in the early days of Christianity. It’s a hard-earned low point in Christian history, the symbolic death of Classical antiquity and an age of reason and science at the hands of religious zealots—in short, a tough sell to middle America. So despite being filmed in English, starring an Oscar winner and wearing its massive budget on its sleeve, it’s no shock Agora hails from Europe (Spain, specifically), where it’s been treated like the second coming of Gladiator. (Here, it’s being quietly shipped around art houses.) It’s an alternateuniverse blockbuster in which atheists are the heroic victims—and, alas, it’s just as annoyingly reductive as its Hollywood-bred counterpart. Rachel Weisz plays the secular martyr, who’s happily uncovering and teaching about the planet’s mysteries in 4th-century Alexandria when nascent Christianity infests her home. She watches in horror as angry mobs, outraged by all things pagan, sack the library and as the church bullies its way into the city’s secular government. While those around her succumb, Hypatia remains steadfast and, toward the end, beatific. There’s something ballsy about the way Agora, with its handsome sets and scores of extras, swipes the language of Christian epics to make a film in which Christians are the bad guys. The filmmakers refuse to whitewash this dark tale for touchy audiences; this is the story of science and logic meeting religion, and science gets shivved. Nevertheless, artless filmmaking is artless filmmaking. The Christians wear permanent scowls and even dress in black. Director Alejandro Amenábar (Open Your Eyes, The Others) has only two moves: gruesome crane shots and shaky handheld. Abetted by Dario Marianelli’s ears-boxing score, he wrings the audience’s neck at all times, lest they grow restless over the jerky pacing of his and Mateo Gil’s script. Weisz keeps the showboating to a minimum; when Hypatia’s doing science, in laughably written scenes, you can spot traces of her excitable Brothers Bloom eccentric. But she’s often left stranded, staring sad-eyed and slack-jawed as the director, like his film’s fundamentalist baddies, lays waste to nuance and complexity.

The 25 missing minutes discovered in a Buenos Aires vault do more than make Metropolis closer to complete: They bring the movie to modern-day length. Finally as long as Inception or a Sex and the City entry, Fritz Lang’s 1927 dystopia—now missing only eight minutes!—shouldn’t be just an alternative to summer blockbusters. It is a summer blockbuster. Perhaps this sounds familiar: A mega-budget epic, its chaotic production hungrily reported by the press, with a fuzzy liberal-humanist message against capitalism run wild. The only difference between this and Avatar—apart from quality—is that American ticket buyers did not, in fact, flock to Metropolis. You know the story (and not just because its last restoration was a mere eight years ago): Gustav Fröhlich, over-the-top even by silentfilm acting standards, is the son of a wealthy industrialist (Alfred Abel) who joins up with his father’s mistreated, subterranean workers. Abel attempts to quell a revolution with the film’s iconic image: A sleek robot that takes on the likeness of the workers’ social-justice cheerleader (Brigitte Helm) and brings on several reels of pricey mayhem. Lang was a versatile filmmaker, comfortable with both intimate dramas and mega-scaled spectaculars. Though it shares with his subsequent M and Fury a savage critique of mob mentality, Metropolis is painted in the broadest of strokes; in case you don’t get the message (i.e., “The mediator between the head and hands must be the heart!”), he repeats it several times. But maximalism is not in itself a flaw, and Metropolis remains the benchmark of agendadriven extravaganzas, stirring and fun in the right spots. The new assembly further expands the film’s palette. Recovered footage gives us scenes of city streets (and a newspaper, the Metropolis Courier), more than a glimpse of the swanky nightclub and a subplot for Fritz Rasp’s hammy “Thin Man.” (These additions, peppered throughout, come in splotchy 16mm, with nicks racing vertically across the screen. But hey, quit yer complainin’.) Metropolis has always felt and looked visionary, with its pioneering effects and prophetic, influential urban design (even if we have yet to design bridges that connect far above street level). But it finally feels massive, and not just because of its newfangled, butt-numbing length. n

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PINE/15TH: LARGE STUDIO, 10TH and FEDERAL: 2BR, CA, $850+. PMG 215-545-7007 x303 WOOD/FLS, EIK. $925+ NOW! 1BA, WD. $1350+. 215-922-3910. Pine R.E, 1503 Pine. 215-735-8896, 22nd CHESTNUT, HRDWD, mcolaizzo@comcast.net website: www.pinere.com NEW KIT, AC, CRT YARD, WD 18/PINE, RITTENHOUSE SQ. STRG AUG. $1100-$1200+elc. RITT. SQ. AREA: STUDIOS/ 2BD/2BA. OWNERS UNIT!!! 215-733-0480 ROOMS Some Include Totally renovated. Beautiful Elect,Heat,Hot Water. $62523RD & SPRUCE: Very lrg. 1BR Bi-lvl apt. Beautiful owners $795 (215)806-1526 1BA. W Lrg. Bonus Rm & Storunit. New stainless kitchen, age Rm/Laundry w/full W/D new marble baths, dw, gd, THE ROOSEVELT (2220 Walnut on lower level. Gorgeous new wd. Beautiful inlaid Hrdwd fls, Street)- Beautifully renovated non working fireplace, high apts. in the RITTENHOUSE SQUARE kitchen w/SS appl., HW flrs, and every amenity. Located in ceilings, original moldings. CH/ AREA of Philadelphia. STUDIO’S one of Fitler’s Sq. finest build- CA. 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ART MUSEUM 1836 Brandywine St $459,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

ROXBOROUGH 470 Oriole St $479,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

WASH SQ WEST 1136 Waverly St #1R $275,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

SOCIETY HILL 604 S Washington Sq #1503 $675,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

RITTENHOUSE SQ 1515 Locust St #601 $735,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

ROXBOROUGH 582 Paoli Ave $315,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

WASH WEST 1024 Spruce St A $529,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

BELLA VISTA 712 Pemberton St $465,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

WASH SQ WEST 1029-33 Spruce St #303 $275,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

SOCIETY HILL 304-06 S American St $624,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

RITTENHOUSE SQ 251-59 S 22nd St #G $649,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

GRAD HOSPITAL 2240 Montrose St $289,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

BELLA VISTA 515 S 10th St #A $579,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

ART MUSEUM 1836 Brandywine St $459,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

ART MUSEUM 870 N 28th St #116 $229,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

RITTENHOUSE SQ 608 S 16th St $599,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

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CENTER CITY 250 S 13th St $263,900 Allan Domb

RITTENHOUSE SQ 2025 Waverly St $539,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

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MANAYUNK 4523 Ritchie St $325,000 Prudential Fox & Roach LOGAN SQ 2144 Spring St $459,000 Prudential Fox & Roach WASH SQ WEST 510 S. 11th St $384,900 Prudential Fox & Roach RITTENHOUSE SQ 2025 Waverly St $539,000 Prudential Fox & Roach BELLA VISTA 711 Kimball St $389,900 Prudential Fox & Roach FISHTOWN 1131 Shackamaxon St $439,900 Prudential Fox & Roach BELLA VISTA 1025 S 7th St $449,900 Prudential Fox & Roach QUEEN VILLAGE 227 Monroe St $669,900 Prudential Fox & Roach P H I L A D E L P H I A W E E K LY

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RITTENHOUSE SQ 210 W Rittenhouse Sq #1404 $500,000 Prudential Fox & Roach LOGAN SQ 2144 Spring St $459,000 Prudential Fox & Roach PASSYUNK SQ 1207 Annin St $450,000 Prudential Fox & Roach WASH SQ WEST 1023 Clinton St #304 $449,900 Prudential Fox & Roach OLD CITY 133 N Bread St #C3 $445,000 Prudential Fox & Roach SOCIETY HILL 311 S 2nd St #C $399,900 Prudential Fox & Roach ART MUSEUM 853 N Ringgold St $389,000 Prudential Fox & Roach ART MUSEUM 2024 Ogden St $389,000 Prudential Fox & Roach WASH WEST 510 S 11th St #30 $384,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

ROXBOROUGH 413 Shawmont Ave Unit A $199,900 Prudential Fox & Roach 12:45 - 1:15PM

WASH SQ 233-241 S 6th St From $799,900 Allan Domb 1:30 - 2:00PM

SOCIETY HILL 200-220 Locust St $297,500 Allan domb

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HAVERTOWN 1518 Delmont St $288,900 Prudential Fox & Roach HAVERTOWN 2 Springhouse Ln $744,500 Prudential Fox & Roach HAVERTOWN 301 Oxford Rd $374,500 Prudential Fox & Roach 3:00-4:00PM WASH WEST 1034 Waverly St $295,000 Prudential Fox & Roach GRAD HOSPITAL 1039 S Chadwick St $299,900 Prudential Fox & Roach GRAD HOSPITAL 2234 St. Albans St $379,900 Prudential Fox & Roach SOCIETY HILL 338 S 3rd St $514,900 Prudential Fox & Roach

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RITTENHOUSE SQ 1924 Rittenhouse Sq $950,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

Line ads - Mondays @ 5 p.m. FITLER SQ 2323 South St $579,900 Prudential Fox & Roach CENTER CITY 1425 Locust St #5C $579,000 Prudential Fox & Roach RITTENHOUSE SQ 1839 Addison St $519,000 Prudential Fox & Roach SOCIETY HILL 338 S 3rd St $514,900 Prudential Fox & Roach WASH SQ WEST 409 S 13th St $509,900 Prudential Fox & Roach GIRARD ESTATE 2445 S Garnet St $495,000 Prudential Fox & Roach FITLER SQ 2429-41 Locust St #322 $465,000 Prudential Fox & Roach ART MUSEUM 2819 Ogden St $464,000 Prudential Fox & Roach WASH SQ WEST 1023 Clinton St #303 $449,000 Prudential Fox & Roach GRAD HOSPITAL 703 S 17th St $399,999 Prudential Fox & Roach GRAD HOSPITAL 2135 Catharine St $389,000 Prudential Fox & Roach GRAD HOSPITAL 2234 Saint Albans St $379,900 Prudential Fox & Roach QUEEN VILLAGE 623 S 6th St #D $375,000 Prudential Fox & Roach GRAD HOSPITAL 1039 S Chadwick St $299,900 Prudential Fox & Roach WASH SQ 1034 Waverly St $295,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

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NAVAL SQ 2210 Madison Sq $279,900 Prudential Fox & Roach FISHTOWN 2146 E Dauphin St $199,000 Prudential Fox & Roach

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2nd & Catharine

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two bdrm, 1.5ba, Patio, Deck, Carport ....................$1650+

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lg. one bdrm, H/W, C/A, W/D ..................................... $1250

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Current Take-out w/ c/a, kitch & 2601 S Mildred223 Fairmount $189,900 $474,900 The Willings exposures, garage, roof deck, every luxury 10 year tax abatement, hardwood floors, 10 Tasker Street $349,900 211-15 S 4th From $757,000 New construction, 3BD/2BA, fantastic roof deck, prep area. finish imaginable! granite counters, stainless appliances, high Nice cornr duplex. Flrs rented for $875 & $1000 Beautiful 1-2BD units, high ceilings, recessed hardwood floors, wired for sound, great kitchen! Wonderful brickfront home with 3 bedrooms, efficiency HVAC, beautiful finishes! 2 resp. New Kitch, BA, windws, gas heat, c/a lighting, granite counters, exclusive residence with 1507-09 E. 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Very large, renovated, 3 story, 5 bedroom, 2.5 227-31 S 6th #2NW $2,150,000 Renovated 2BD/1.5BA, finished basement, granite 2610 Dudley Street $194,900 bath, corner home, finished basement, Spectacular 3BD/2.5BA, private elevator entrance, and stainless kitchen, nice outdoor space. WHITMAN indoor parking, 12 ft ceilings, magnificent Lovely 3BR, 1BA3036 home w/ GARAGE h/w flrs, 2309 South Front deeded St kitchen, cherry/oak floors, new oak kitchen, mosaic tile 532 Porter Streetprivate $129,900 open Juliet balcony overlooking W Harper $249,900 great light, in a convenient location to ofeverything! courtyard. 3-story 3BD/2BA, patio, lots light, beautiful $229,900 Vry nice 3 BR, 1.5 BA, h/w flrs, EIK, w/w crpt, baths, spacious bedrooms, central air! finishes, large master suite with deck! Beautiful 3 bedroom, I bath, GRADUATE 2721 S. Cleveland Street $199,900 HOSPITAL ceiling fans, wndw treatments. 1242 Ellsworth $459,900 2104 Montrose $299,900 N Croskey $325,000 with brick front, finished Large updated 3753 bedroom, 2 bath home with Stunning 2BD/2BA renovation, finished basement, Adorable 2BD/1BA, updated kitchen andfinbath, lovely 412 Wolf Street $149,900 Brand new, 3 bedroom, 3 bath, garage, roof basement c/a, rearspacious deck bedrooms, tons of closets, large rear yard, refinished wood floors, c/a. ished basementgarden, and fireplace. Great value! Nice 3 bedroom, 1 bath home in need of some TLC! new deck, gorgeous kitchen. deck, custom kitchen and bths, 10 year tax and patio area, a great 1836 Brandywine 1520 Tasker Street $199,900 $459,900 space. 2139 Montrose 346 Fitzgerald Street $299,900 Lovely 3BD/2.5BA, rear yard, roof deck, hardwoodabatement $169,900 Large 5 Bedroom, 1 bath with newly Great 2BD/1BA, bamboo floors, rear yard, finished floors, granitehome counters, skyline views! Lovely rehabbed basement, 4 years left on tax abatement!2 bedroom, 1 bath home with Queen Village Society Hill remodled 1st floor, new kitchen and bath, and RENTALS 2200-28 Arch #1001 $464,900 central air, new kitchen and bath, and large yard! $669,900 $4,900,000 new windows throughout! 2208 Carpenter $320,000 Luxurious 2BD/2BA loft condo, c/a, hardwood Liberties West 2 BD condos in low rise condo Extra wide 3BD/2.5BA, many original details, This 9000 SF Townhome and 4500 SF Lovely 3BD/2BA, deck, skyline views, central air, floors, high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, granite Ritner Street $199,900 building in exposed million dollar courtyard with 1618 Jackson kitchen, stainless appliances,$199,999 hardwood floors,322 kitchen with granite and stainless garage parking. brick,landscaped fireplaces, office/den. garden has every imaginable amenity in its appliances. 4 stories, 6 BR’s, 5 full baths, 2 powder rms, Modern 3BR, 1BA, recent rehab, enclsd porch, Handsome brick front, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, hardwood floors, storage, and parking!! $1000++ BELLA VISTA 4 car garage and finished basement. Each w/w carpet, EIK, semi-fnshed bsmnt, c/a, and 726 S 24th $359,900 South From $259,900 extra large living1356 room, high ceilings, exposed Avail Now Call Mike McCann 215-440-8345 room tells a story and the walls resound with Gorgeous 3BD/2BA high-end renovated home, Beautiful, newly renovated 2BD condos, granite beams, formal dining room andappliances, Berber tons carpet. clng finished basement, largefans rear yard, hardwood floors, counters, stainless of light, history. 435 Ritner Spacious, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, sepastone & tile baths, tons of light! hardwood floors, detailed moldings. 1238 S. 17th Street $200,000 364-366 Snyder $425,000 rate dining room, washer/dryer/central-air, yard. RITTENHOUSE SQ/FITLER SQ 1008 S Randolph $250,000 Totally renovated triplex with two 2 bedroom condo development, for2038 Latimer Large space for possible $379,900 Nice 2BD/1BA with den, new floors, new kitchen, Avail not Call Mike McCann 215-440-8345 units and one 1 bedroom unit. Good investment in rearcenter, yard, bedroom tons of closets, rear yard and deck. merlydecked day care zoned-R10, over 5000 sq ft. 2532 S. Colorado Charming Street 2BD/1.5BA, with skylight, hardwood floors opportunity! JUST SOLD $379,900 1025 S 7th $449,900 SOUTH PHILLY 2427 Naudain $509,000 Brand new construction, 3BD/3BA, custom kitchen, 2312 Ellsworth $199,900 1227 Mercy Street $209,900 Large, very beautiful His- 4BD/2BA, 610 Greenwich Street $34,900 Amazing large rear yard, random width hardwood floors, gas fireplace, Juliet balcony Charming 3 bedroom, bathfinished homebasement, with finished EIK, skyline off master1suite, 10 year tax Nicely renovated, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, patio toric Girard Estatesplank twinfloors, largeVacant lot views! measuring 14 X 48. Great developabatement pending. basement, central air, and nice rear yard! with 4 bedrooms, 1.5 front home, bamboo flooring, new windows, high 341 baths, S 26th ment opportunity! $579,900 3BD/2BA, garage parking, front garden, 610 Percy #2 $645,000 finished basement,Lovely 2-zoned ceilings, central air 2628 S 10th $209,900 Jacuzzi-style tub,1324 finished basement with full bath. Beautiful 3BD/3.3BA, oak flooring, huge EIK, S. Cleveland $39,900 c/a, sunroom, new Anderoversized windows. Lovely 3BR, 1.5BA, mrbl foyer, spac. W/ cust 833 Mountain Street $289,900 2323 South $579,900 2 story, shell, great opportunity for custom renoson and Pella windows, crpt & wndw treat t/o, mod kitch. Free standing corner 3BD/2.5BA, wood-burning 314 N 12th #1005 $669,000 QUEEN VILLAGE Great 3 bedroom, 1 bath home with hardwood vation! original woodwork,fireplace, plus stainless steel appliances, hardwood Corner, bi-level 1BD/2BA penthouse, 800 sf double 317-19 Monroe #6 $299,900 2848brick, S. CamacGreat Street $219,900 floors, open LR/DR, parking! sided roof deck, 15 ft ceilings, exposed 1BD/1BA unit with private deck, formal dining floors, and many original details on lovely block! front porch and lawn! 1541 Dickinson Street $39,900 gorgeous kitchen. area, hardwood floors. Nice duplex with a 2 bedroom and 1 bedroom 608 S 16th $599,900 Vacant lot measuring 14 X 72. Great develop208 Moore Street $189,900 units. Good income Fabulous, newer construction 3BD/3.5BA, garage 241-43 Chestnut F $859,000 729 Spotential! 2nd $519,900 parking, large rear yard, wonderful master suite, Amazing 2BD/2BA, heated floors, 3 sided fireplace, Beautiful 3BD/1.5BA townhouse condo with garage ment opportunity! Very nice 2 bedroom, 1 bath home with renovatBella Vista Pennsport finished basement. custom kitchen, one of a kind! 810 Watkins Street parking, wide open living space, roof deck, exposed $259,900 $389,900 $349,900 brick. ed living/dining room, all new kitchen with stain1212 Durfor Street$2,900,000 $149,900 1805 Pine NORTHERN LIBERTIES/ Charming FISHTOWN home with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, new Handsome 3BD/2.5BA family room/office, Gorgeous 3BD/2BA new construction, less steel appliances, hardwood floors, new True grandeur, 5BD/5.2BA, library, den, wet bar, 10 2623 Amber $145,000 Nice 3 BR, 1 BA, AS-IS, w/w crpt, A/C, EIK, picture cherry floors, lovely kitchen with stainless steel rear yard, newer kitchen and baths, 6 years with 1 car parking, custom kitchen and fireplaces, elaborate details, 2 car garage! Fresh and hip 3BD/1BA, new windows, rear patio, For more information + images of Mike’s and central desirable block! appliances, and nice rearlistings, yard!visit www.prufoxroach.comBerber Carpetbaths, window, full tiled BA, yard, gasupdated stv, great locale. left on tax abatement! 10 year air taxon abatement. kitchen, wood floors, exposed brick. premier

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440 S Broad street #2604 Symphony House RARELY OFFERED corner residence w/ Balcony & room size terrace affording exceptional light & unobstructed views. Open, central Living Space with split floor plan offering 2 Bedroom suites with marble Baths plus a Den and PR. MINT! $1,430,000

Two NEW 25’ wide townhouses with over 3000 sq. ft., featuring 4 Bdrms, 3.5 Bths, tall ceilings, Fab kitchens, finished Bsmts, Roof Decks w/ killer Vus, and TWO CAR Garages! Tax Abatements pending.

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One Independence Place #1307, $795,000 Taste matters! Extraordinary renovation in this 2 bedroom/2 bath corner unit. Features fabulous custom kitchen, incredible Waterworks baths, pristine wood floors, beautiful views of the Square, must see!

OPEN SUNDAY, 7-25-10, 1:30-2:30PM 1213 Addison Street Wash West Charming contemporary on quiet walk way offers Lving Room with fireplace & French doors to garden; open Dining Room with deluxe, cook’s Kitchen, 2 Bedrooms & Den, 1.5 Baths. ALL BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED! $484,900

716 S. Philip Street, $639,000 Large Contemporary TNHS offers great flow and dramatic spaces, situated on a quiet side street this home receives brilliant natural light all day long! Features include 3 BDRMS, DEN, 2.5 BTHS, & GARAGE PARKING!

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finished basement on deep lot with huge garden.

1500 Chestnut St 11B • Avenue of the arts SLEEK & STYLISH condo with spectacular views. This 3 year young, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath unit in the Ellington is exquisitely upgraded Brazilian hardwood floors, marble Baths, cook’s Kitchen and much more. primO! $499,900

OPEN SUNDAY, 7-25-10, 1:30-2:30PM 102A N 21st Street • Logan Square WONDErFUL bi-level condo offers Great Room w/ FP & sliders to patio, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths & parking. MOVE-IN-CONDITION! $429,900

314 Catharine Street #202 Queen Village LIGHT & BRIGHT contemporary 1 BR/Den features high ceiling, large windows, fireplace and spacious Balcony. All neutrally decorated and ready to MOVE-IN! $337,500

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909 S. Bodine Street, $269,000

111 Glenn road Ardmore STATELY HOME in choice ”north side” location, an easy walk to Suburban Square & train. Wonderful Living space plus 6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, vintage details with modern systems on large garden lot. FULLY RENOVATED! $1,230,000

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725 Hedgerow Drive Broomall MID-CENTURY CONTEMPORARY on one floor offering 3-4 Bedrooms, 3 full Baths, Living Room with fireplace, upgraded Kitchen and family Room with skylight & sliders to patio and yard. Neutrally decorated and in MOVE-IN CONDITION! $329,900

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400 Spruce Street-Super wide corner home w/ a garage & grdn. 4br, 4baths 2 powder rooms 502 Delancey Street-Extra Wide Home 4 bd/3 ba/2 half ba,fam rm,office,2 fps,2 dks,garden. 241 S 6th ##311-One bedroom,South views, newly painted,new carpet,washer/dryer.

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4200 Pine Street #105-3BR/3bth+office. 3yr-old condo. 2-car PRKG. Tax Abte. Catchment 4914 Baltimore Avenue-Commercial property on burgeoning Baltimore Ave. corridor 839 N Hutton Street-Nice 3br, 1bth home with strong rental history on solid street

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1636 Rodman St-3BR+den/4bth ë05 New Constr. GARAGE. Amazing Deck. Tax Abte 1944 South Street-Corner storefront w/bi-level 3BR+office, 2Ωbth living space. Sep util/mech 1418 Catharine-4 modern apartment + 2 car garage,spacious,well maintained. 1801 Montrose Street #B-Amazing TH in gated ctyd w/1 car garage. 3 bds/ 2full, 2half baths 1930 Lombard Street #2-3BR/3bth bi-level condo. Open plan. 2 decks. HW flrs. ample storage 2006 Pemberton St-Gorgeous 3 year old 2 bed/1.5 ba w/ fin bsmt 2240 Montrose Street-2BR/1BA complete renov. w/ bamboo flrs., fp, dining room on great block 2618 Webster Street #A-New 2 bedoom/1.5 bath condo,grt open layout,10 yr abatement pending. 1241 S 21st Street-Great 3 bd/1.5 ba,hdwd flrs t/o,kit w/granite/SS,Mstr suite.

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1404 E Moyamensing-N/C 5 bd/3.5 ba,gagage prkng,bamboo flrs,10 tx abat,landscaped grdn. 231-33 W Coulter-Germantown Corner commercial + 6 apts,12 garages,well maintained. 3831 Baring Street-Single,5 bdrm,1.5 bath,porch front,rear patio,great home. 1222-24 N Carlisle Street-A converted garage w/3 residential rental units 2-2 bd/1-3bd. 2654 S Camac Street-Operating beauty salon,fully equipped plus 2 bdrm apt above 349 Snyder Avenue-Very large Victorian w/1 1/2 bths, new kitchen & finished basement. 2738 S Hutchinson Street-3 bd home on tree-lined blk,EIK,LR/DR combo,fin bsmt. 1727 Barbara Street-Large garage,can fit 4 cars,used as as contractor storage. 5210 Locust Street-Great Investment,triplex 3-1 bdrm apart,being sold AS-IS. 1416 W Stiles Street-2 side by side corner property shells,excellent opportunity to rehab. $649,000 3121 N 35th Street-East Falls Lot 20 x 87 off Ridge Ave. $825,000 $670,000 $649,000 $599,500 $569,000 $369,900 $289,000 $249,900 $175,000

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$2,395,000 2012-30 W Girard Avenue-Grt development opportunity,building,land,blue prints, permits & approvals. $1,849,900 $2,200,000 2401 Penna Ave ##15B35-Beaut condo w/4 bd/4 ba,terrace overlooks City & Art Museum, $975,000 $1,399,990 unique CC Home. 2108 Wallace-Restored, Federal period 3 bd/2.5 ba,den,deck,large yard,pine flrs. $649,900 $1,399,000 2401 Penna Ave ##12A2-2 bdrm/2bth plus den,lrg laundry rm,75’ balcony w/museum views. $499,000 2401 Penna Av ##19A7-2 bdrm,2 marble bths,LR/DR,new kitchen terrace w/awesome views $460,000 $1,395,000 1915 Brandywine St-3BR/2BA Townhome, Tree-Lined Street, Patio, Granite Kitchen $439,000 $1,195,000 2401 Penna Ave ##17C47-2 bedroom,2 bath,lovely balcony with City Views. $437,500 $325,000 $995,000 753 N Croskey-2 bd/1 ba,updated kitchen & bath,lovely grdn,refin HW flrs,C/A. $324,900 $900,000 1615 Green #Unit C-2 bd/2 ba,entire top flr,fpl,skylight + parking. $795,000 2001 Hamilton Street #1107-Sunny 2BR /2BA Condo, Garage PARKING , Upgraded Kitchen, Doorman $324,900 $159,900 $735,000 1504 Mount Vernon Street #2R-3 Year old charming studio,hw flrs,9’ ceil,Kit w/granite/SS,tile ba. 803 Lombard-4 bd/2.5 ba,gas fpl,gor kitchen,lower lev fam rm,hrwd flrs + garage. $650,000 1229 Pine Street-Deluxe 2BR/2BA townhome. 2 fireplaces. Family room. Deck. Lifestyle joy! $599,000 1023 Clinton ##304-2 bd/1.5 ba renov condo in boutique bldg w/prkng,lovely finishes. $580,000 2301 Cherry ##5E-Spacious 1 bd/1.5 ba,light-filled condo at Rivers Edge w/dk & prkng. $319,000 627 N 10th Street-3BR/2.5bth TH. Huge yard. PRKG. Chefís kitch. HW flrs. Tax Abte $419,900 1326 Spruce Street #504-Center City One condo 2BR 1137 sq. ft. new bath & kit, balcony, pkg avail $419,000 540 S 11th Street #A-Mint bi-level 2B/2b corner unit w/ 1 car PKG. Has comm zoning. pets ok $409,000 103-107 Church Street #14-Charming modern 2 bedroom, 2bath w/ high ceilings, fireplace, 1010 Spruce St #1R-2010 Renov. Bright 2BR condo in lovely Ct Yd w/pool. HW flrs $359,000 hardwood fls $595,000 $328,000 36 Strawberry Street #32-1br, 1bth Bi Level, Kit w/ eating bar, liv/great room $259,900 1136 Waverly Street #1R-Just Reduced! 2 BR/1BA Modern Trinity w/ Euro Style Cooksí Kit $259,000 301 Race Street #310-Wireworks 1 bd/1 ba,Eik w/granite & white cab,hw flrs,exp beams. $249,900 $249,000 130 Bread St #402-New Listing-the Castings Fab-Newly upgraded 1Br loft condo w/high ceils $219,000 $227,500

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128 Kenilworth Street-3 story twnhse,2600 sq.ft,2bd/den/office,2 full & half bths,fp,dk & grdn. $799,000 245 Monroe Street-3 lrg bdrms + fam rm/2.5 ba,wd burning fpl,hw flrs,dk,grdn + prkng. $709,000 111 Federal Street-Phase-1-7 ctm homes 1-3 bd/2.5 ba,media rm,fp,hw,grdn,dk,x-wide grg, tx abat From $499,000 607 S 8th Street-Large 3 bdrm/2 bth w/garage prkng,hw flrs,fireplace,patio. $484,999 1025 S 7th Street-3 bd/3 ba,cstm kit,hw flrs,gas fpl,blcny off mstr suite,fin bsmt,tx abat. $449,900 714-22 Bainbridge Street #7-Terrific light & space,2 bd/2 bth,hrwd flrs t/o,garage prkng included. $399,900 1030 South Street-3 bd/2 ba w/prkng,hi ceilings,fireplace,& roof deck. $350,000 229 Fulton Street #E-Beautiful 2 bd/2 spa bths,fab kit,hw t/o,3 fps,dk. $349,900 820 S Percy Street-2 bd/2.5 ba bth renovated in 2006,SS,granite,hw floors,washer/dryer $349,900 623 S 6th Street #C-2 Sold-4 Gorgeous condo,granite kit,hw,C/A,rf dk,10 yr tx abat. From $299,000 208 Carpenter Street-3 bd/1.5 ba home on tree-lined street,exp brk,wd flrs,30’grdn. $325,000 904 S Alder Street-2BR/2bth home. SS&GranKtch. Patio. Exc. Light. Awesome locat $279,000 909 S Bodine Street-2 bd,den/study,cheerful Eik that looks onto a park-like community grdn. $269,000 777 S 3rd Street ##4-Charming 2 bd/1 ba,crtyd trinity,Lr w/hw,kit w/ breakfst bar,fpl. $219,000 326 Queen Street #A-Perfect 1 BR condo in Q.V., boutique bldng, charm, mint condition $195,000

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1706 Rittenhouse Square #23RD F-Picture yourself in the pleasurable comfort of this new 3BR/3+BA condo. 1706 Rittenhouse Square #1601-Magnif opport for living exactly as one chooses 4200sqft w/ 360 degree vuws 1901 Walnut Street #PH-21A-Spect PH on Ritt Sq. 3B+study/4ba, double hght LR ceil, 2 huge terraces. 1820 Rittenhouse Square #402-Elegant 3Br/3.5ba condo with unparralleled treetop views of the Square 210 W Rittenhouse Sq #1001-Spect, pristine 3B/2b at the Ritt. Breathtaking vuws. 1862 sf. Tax abate. 1531 Pine Street #D-4BR/3.5B bilevel condo with large private deck in the Ritt Hs Sq area 1830 Rittenhouse Square #7A-Fab contemp apart, vuws of Park 2bds, + sit room/den. Gorge kit. 3 bths 1515 Locust Street #300-Priv. & Sec. Boutique build, 3Bds, 2.5bths, deck, gas fp, 2225 sq. ft. 1632 Spruce Street #100-Magnificent 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath condominium with garage parking 275 S 19th Street #1000-Full-floor home in Ritt. Sq. bldg. 2BR/2bth+office. Amaz light & vus 210 W Washington Square #2SW-Extra large 1 br w/ study, 1.5 baths & a 200 sq ft patio & parking. 1515 Locust Street #601-1855 sq ft condo w/ 10ft ceils, super upgraded, 2br, 2.5 ba 108 Arch Street #404-Modern 2brs/2ba, pkng, fp, terrace, drmn, high ceils also avail for lease 23 S 23rd Street #2G-2BR/2.5bth condo. PRKG. Tx Abte. 1,800í+ Huge balc, Amazing Home 111 S 15th Street #2003-Deluxe 2BR/2BA, Gourmet Kitchen, Marble Baths, Custom Millwork 1500 Chestnut St #6B-Great Buy! Luxury 2BR/2BA, Granite Kitchen, Marble Baths, Doorman 1500 Chestnut Street #18B-Exceptional 2Br/2Ba condo in the sky, sweeping vuws, doorman 111 S 15th Street #1911-Bright Corner 2BR/2BA, Gourmet Kitchen, Marble Bath, Doorman 23 S 23rd Street #2F-Designer 1BR/1BA, GARAGE Parking, VIKING Kitchen, Spa Bath, Doorman 225 S 18th Street #505-Handsome & Stylish 1br/1b w/ granite and s/s kit and beaut marble bathr 1420 Locust ##13L-Corner 1BR on sunny south side of Academy House,beautiful hwf,French balc 1420 Locust ##6M-1 bedroom,upgraded kitchen & bath,24 hour doorman. 1326 Spruce ##1206-Large 1 bdrm,great closets,w/d,lovely southern views.

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$2,900,000 $1,435,000 1805 Pine Street-5 bdrm/5.2 ba,library,den,wet bar,10 fpls,elaborate details,2 car garage. $1,800,000 $1,200,000 1936-38 Delancey Place-Double wide carriage house, elev., 2-3 car grge, 2br suites + guest suite $1,250,000 $269,000 1938 Panama Street-2010 Hi-End Renov. 3BR+den/2.5bth. GARAGE. Tasteful & gorgeous 2040 Waverly Street-4 bd/2.5 ba,new facade,mechanicals,roof,terrace,C/A + 4 car grg. $1,050,000 210 W Rittenhouse Sq ##1402-New upscale,furnished luxury condo,1050 sq.ft,1 bd/1.5 bath. $699,000 304-06 S American-Double-wide trinity,2 bd/2 ba,refin pine flrs,gas fpl,kit w/brk flr,patio $624,900 210 W Rittenhouse ##1404-Fabulous 1 bdrm,1 bth deluxe condo w/lovely NW views,full service bldg. $500,000 509 S 21st Street-Spectacular 2 bd/2 ba,2 wd-burning fpls,hw flrs,grdn,dk,C/A. $449,900 $433,000 $5,298,200 1830-32 Manning Street #1-Adorable crtyrd house steps from Rittenhouse Sq,rf dk,wd flr,exp brk. 1919 Chestnut ##711-Gorgeous customized unit in well-managed & maintained CO-OP bldg. $175,000 $4,898,500


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Society Hill towerS 210 locuSt St. 1 bedroom, 1bath, unobstructed river views, wood floors, 700 sf. $275,000

tHe GrANDe 111 S. 15tH St. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, bi-level penthouse, designer kitchen and baths, 1437 sf. $475,000

DorcHeSter 226 w. ritteNHouSe Sq. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, completely renovated, unimpaired southwest views, balcony, 1218 sf. $599,999

tHe PHilADelPHiAN 2401 PeNNSylvANiA Ave. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, bi-level penthouse, large balconies, 4207 sf. $725,000

iNDePeNDeNce PlAce 233 S. 6tH St. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood floors, upgraded kitchen and bath, 1977 sf. $799,000

tHe bANk builDiNG 421 cHeStuNut St. 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, completely renovated, den, open floor plan, custom finishes throughout, 2117sf. $875,000

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Total Square Footage

Price

Duplex penthouse, 3BR, 2.5BA, balc. w/panoramic city and Fairmount views, high ceilings, bright & sunny throughout 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths, balcony, overlooks Art Museum, parquet wood floors TOO! SOLD! WESub-Zero CANrefrigerator, SELL YOURS Studio, wood floors, balcony, updated kitchen 1 bedroom, 1 bath, brand new kitchen and bath, wood floors, Art Museum view 1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony, upgraded kitchen wood floors

4,207 2120 570 1000 1127

$725,000 $650,000 $168,000 $289,900 $239,900

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Total Square Footage

The Grande academy house academy house academy house academy house academy house

Bi-level penthouse, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood floors, large high-end kitchen 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, renovated kitchen and master bath, large balcony 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, hardwood floors, high floor, balcony, upgraded baths SOLD! WE CAN SELL 2 bedroom 1.5 bath corner unit, courtyard view, new kitchen and baths One bedroom, one bath, upgraded kitchen and bath, Juliet balcony, W/D 1 bedroom, 1 bath, separate dining area, woodWE floors, CAN excellent closet space SOLD! SELL

1,437 1,111 863 1,019 705 875

lenox

1 bedroom, 1 bath, wood floors, open gourmet kitchen, bay windows bring excellent light, large living area

academy house

1 bedroom, 1 bath, panoramic southern views, Juliet balcony, renovated bath and kitchen

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Location

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Location

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RITTENHOUSE SQUARE 3bedroom+den, 3.5 baths, marble foyer, formal dining rm, sunny eat-in kitchen, 10’ ceilings, moldings, oak herring bone floors, 3 gas fireplaces Tri-level penthouse with 1600 sq ft of terrace space, being sold unfinished, private elevator access 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, herringbone wood floors, EIK, crown molding and other custom finishes throughout, Rittenhouse Square views 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 270 degree views including Rittenhouse Square, chefs kitchen, upgraded throughout 3 bedrooms plus den, 3 baths, Juliet balconies over Rittenhouse Square, hardwood floors, marble baths, brand new 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, panoramic Rittenhouse Square view, eat-in-kitchen, spacious masterTOO! suite, original details SOLD! WE CAN SELL YOURS 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, hardwood floors, 270 desgree views, open kichen, marble baths, custom closets, W/D 3BR, 3BA, Bamboo flrs., spac. Kit w/custom wood cabinetry, granite countertops, marble baths, 3 exposures, gym and hotel services 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large private balcony, WE open kitchen with upgraded appliances and details SOLD! CAN SELL YOURS TOO! New construction, Santos mahogany wood floors, sub-zero refrigerator, new marble baths, square views 2 bedrooms + den, 3 baths,gourmet kitchen, marble baths, walk-in-closets, hardwood floors 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, new construction, panoramic city CAN views, high SELL end features and finishes throughout SOLD! WE YOURS TOO! Unique combined home with 3SOLD! bedrooms, 3 baths, completely renovated with custom finishes, wood floors WE CAN SELL YOURS TOO! 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood floors, balcony over Rittenhouse abundant natural light, new W/D SOLD! WE CANSquare, SELL YOURS TOO! 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood floors, open upgraded kitchen, designer baths 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood floors, balcony, excellent light, upgraded kitchen and baths 1BR, 1.5 ba, EIK, ex. closet space, sunset view Two bedrooms, two baths, hardwood floors, old world charm with modern features Two bedrooms, two baths, hardwood floors, building offers 24 hour doorman and gym, located on Rittenhouse Square 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, original wood floors, excellent closet space, W/D, formal dining room 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, oak wood floors, highly upgraded kitchen, pristine conditionYOURS TOO! SOLD! WE CAN SELL One bedroom, one bath, hardwood floors, marble bath, custom kitchen Junior 1 bedroom, 1 bath, open kitchen with granite SS appliances, wood floors, TOO! marble bath SOLD! WEcountertops CAN and SELL YOURS Trinity townhouse, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, original hardwood floors, decorative fireplace, private garden

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2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, hi ceilings, exposed brick in living room, custom hardwood floors, viewsTOO! of Independence National Park SOLD! WE CAN SELL YOURS 2 bedrooms plus den, 2.5 baths, hardwood floors, high-end open kitchen, designer bathrooms Unique opportunity to create your own residence. Enjoy amenities from adjacent Omni Hotel Two bedrooms, 2 baths, corner unit with river and city views, excellent details throughout TOO! SOLD! WE CAN SELL YOURS Wonderful opportunity to create your own residence, luxury building w/ many amenities, unfinished space Two bedrooms, one bath, parquet wood floors, washer/dryer, unobstructed river views, floor-to-ceiling windows Corner 1 bedroom, southeast view, wood floors in living room, updated kitchen

socieTy hill Towers

One bedroom, one bath, river views, custom kitchen and bath

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One bedroom, high floor, river view, investment opportunity One bedroom, high floor, river view, excellentWE investment opportunity SOLD! CAN SELL YOURS TOO! Studio, high floor with unobstructed river views, custom closets, wood floors, track lighting, electric blinds

Location

open house: sunday 7/25, 1:30-2pm

$8,434 $4,697 $1,234 $2,089 $1,861

$441,365 $249,041 $62,474 $104,190 $91,940

$10,299 $5,811 $1,458 $2,431 $2,145

$1,864 $1,114 $224 $342 $284

$475,000 $384,900 $339,900 $309,900 $289,000 $263,900

$65,578 $57,584 $50,718 $52,547 $42,808 $39,111

$143,483 $129,821 $115,182 $129,242 $93,556 $91,708

$3,348 $3,029 $2,688 $3,016 $2,183 $2,140

$572 $449 $440 $525 $381 $309

$2,824 $1,603 $2,248 $2,491 $1,802 $1,831

966

$263,900

$40,309

$93,139

$2,173

$338

$1,835

705

$259,900

$88,861

$87,544

$2,049

$311

3,293 3,413 2,638 3,200 2,131 3,217 2,000 1,978 1,707 1,348 1,614 1,550 1,747 1,231 1,351 1,218 1,037 1,050 1,075 1,350 1,200 712 515 900

3,068 2,117 2,017 1,200 2,127 1,133 775

Price

$2,900,000 $2,500,000 $2,195,000 $1,975,000 $1,595,000 $1,595,000 $1,290,000 $1,350,000 $950,000 $895,000 $829,000 $795,000 $799,900 $769,000 $699,900 $599,999 $599,000 $595,000 $550,000 $499,000 $494,900 $425,000 $349,900 $335,000 Price

$1,195,000 $939,900 $625,000 $469,000 $429,000 $399,000 $329,900

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

$262,402 $377,859 $320,490 $278,829 $219,093 $232,152 $174,122 $181,323 $132,825 $180,007 $115,051 $114,292 $118,964 $110,008 $103,090 $98,201 $99,540 $91,967 $79,315 $79,127 $70,590 $53,426 $49,239 $50,646

$974,357 $853,245 $707,490 $632,859 $468,543 $529,528 $373,141 $371,644 $293,447 $379,163 $246,527 $266,296 $256,375 $245,039 $235,610 $210,128 $228,813 $203,203 $180,094 $175,675 $147,092 $106,710 $99,127 $88,333

$22,735 $19,909 $16,508 $14,767 $10,933 $12,356 $8,707 $8,672 $6,847 $8,847 $5,752 $6,214 $5,982 $5,718 $5,498 $4,903 $5,339 $4,741 $4,202 $4,099 $3,432 $2,490 $2,313 $2,061

$4,348 $4,586 $3,545 $3,009 $2,017 $2,579 $1,757 $1,795 $1,205 $1,850 $992 $1,043 $1,215 $1,015 $923 $843 $1,076 $962 $831 $664 $667 $486 $399 $424

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

$306,441 $128,466 $119,775 $76,336 $79,423 $61,727 $48,143

$696,771 $281,166 $269,585 $166,066 $202,717 $141,361 $103,454

$16,258 $6,561 $6,290 $3,875 $4,730 $3,298 $2,414

$3,702 $1,308 $1,249 $677 $934 $582 $390

$1,761 Monthly After Tax Cost

$18,387 $14,792 $12,963 $11,758 $8,916 $9,776 $6,949 $6,877 $5,642 $8,847 $4,761 $5,171 $4,767 $4,702 $4,574 $4,060 $4,263 $3,779 $3,371 $3,435 $2,08 $2,003 $1,914 $1,687 Monthly After Tax Cost

$12,556 $5,253 $5,042 $3,198 $3,797 $2,716 $2,024

700

$297,500

$43,635

$94,403

$2,203

$343

$1,859

700 700 522

$290,000 $249,900 $179,500

$41,910 $41,012 $29,599

$100,158 $93,294 $67,507

$2,337 $2,177 $1,575

$453 $345 $239

$1,884 $1,632 $1,336

Total Square Footage

WASHINGTON SQUARE

$186,019 $100,419 $27,582 $43,514 $36,789

Monthly After Tax Cost

Total Square Footage

SOCIETY HILL

Monthly After Tax Cost

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

Total Square Footage

Price

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

Price

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

Monthly After Tax Cost

Amazing 2BR + den, 2.5BA, 2SOLD! story penthouse,WE customCAN finishes throughout, Roset decorated, large balconies on both floors SELLLigne YOURS TOO!

2,702

$1,975,000 $201,065 $465,089

$10,852

$2,394

$8,458

Penthouse, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, EIK, wrap around balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows, wood floors, fireplace open house: sunday 7/25, 12:45-1:15pm 2,810

$1,395,000 $197,226 $418,785

$9,772

$2,167

$7,605

independence place

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood floors, balcony, renovated kitchen and baths, custom details throughout

1,818

$899,900

$127,528 $267,452

$6,241

$1,201

$5,040

independence place

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, upgraded kitchen, unobstructed Washington Square views

1,961

$799,900

$117,104 $254,037

$5,928

$1,128

$4,800

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2 bedrooms, 2 baths, hardwood floors, upgraded kitchen and baths, granite wet bar 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood floors, open updated kitchen and baths, balcony with river views 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, balcony over Washington Square, highly upgraded kitchen and baths 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, alcove, Washington Square views 1 bedroom, 1 bath, alcove, highly upgraded with wood floors and custom kitchen, W/D, balcony 2 bedrrooms, 2 baths, balcony,SOLD! high floor, balcony, highCAN floor with unobstructed city and river views WE SELL YOURS TOO! 1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony, laundry room, excellent condition 1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony, excellent value 1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony, unobstructed southern views, great condition Junior one bedroom, wood floors, upgradedWE kitchen CAN and bath, balcony SOLD! SELL YOURS TOO!

1,977 1,818 1,457 1,118 1,118 1,200 928 928 778 778

$799,000 $750,000 $649,000 $499,900 $375,000 $499,000 $299,900 $290,000 $275,000 $259,900

$125,319 $114,547 $92,141 $74,297 $55,279 $72,256 $42,151 $42,151 $42,166 $44,769

$6,293 $5,677 $4,474 $3,477 $2,678 $3,654 $2,092 $2,092 $2,134 $2,239

$1,234 $1,082 $820 $620 $475 $609 $358 $358 $339 $411

$5,059 $4,595 $3,654 $2,857 $2,221 $3,046 $1,734 $1,734 $1,795 $1,828

Location

Bi-level penthouse, 2 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, large balconies, chef’sSELL kitchen, panoramic city and river views SOLD! WE CAN YOURS TOO! 1 bedroom, 1 bath, wood floors, balcony, high end finishes in kitchen and bath

3,635 924

Price

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

$1,600,000 $212,568 $474,778 $279,900 $42,318 $90,810

$11,078 $2,119

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$2,112 $315

Monthly After Tax Cost

$8,966 $1,804

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Total Square Footage

WATERFRONT

$269,695 $243,280 $191,723 $149,025 $114,763 $156,620 $89,666 $89,666 $91,499 $95,974

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