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In response to Jeffrey Barg’s feature story on legendary rock club 23 East: How ‘bout a return to roots rock/blues/ Americana? That’s what 23 East Cabaret was when Little Jimmy Mascaro ran the place. The Nighthawks, Robert Cray, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Barrence Whitfield and the Savages, Buddy Guy, Living Colour, John Hiatt, etc. Yeah! BEARDO via



In response to Randy LoBasso’s blog about Attorney General Eric Holder’s speech about marijuana laws: The war on drugs is the worst policy this country has ever had—worse than the Vietnam War and alcohol prohibition combined. We don’t need vague recommendations to U.S. attorneys that tweak the edges of the problem, we need a thoroughgoing repudiation of the war on drugs. KEN WOLSKI via

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Jay Pepito of Reign Supreme (left) is among the nearly 200 people interviewed for Pennsylvania Hardcore.


Pennsylvania Hardcore “I remember there was this ridiculous bar fight where some dude got his head smashed with a bar stool. That was my first exposure to, like, the way Philadelphia deals with things,” says Jay Pepito, vocalist for Reign Supreme, in Pennsylvania Hardcore, a gritty documentary from Average Superstar Films partially funded via Indiegogo. Pepito, formerly of Blacklisted, is one of the nearly 200 artists and fans alike interviewed by filmmaker Loren W. Lepre, and they collectively craft the story of the music’s early ‘80s heyday to its impact some 30 years later. According to former (and sometimes current) punks who lived here and in places like Reading, Scranton, Lansdale, Stroudsburg and other PA locales, the commonwealth was the place to be in the ‘80s and ‘90s if you were really into the sort of music that regularly led to riots. At the same time, Pennsylvania Hardcore attests, the state was often overlooked as a beacon of hardcore punk while places like New York, D.C., Boston and Los Angeles were eventually given national attention and housed bands that went onto achieve some commercial success. Philadelphia Hardcore debuts tonight at the Troc in a “test” screening before the film fest circuit and events across the state. “It’s because this is a mecca of hardcore,” says Mad Joe of Wisdom in Chains, waxing poetic about the scene, past and present. “We built this shit here, you know what I mean?” / RANDY LOBASSO Sat., Aug. 24, 7pm. $11. The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. 215.922.6888.

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Summer Wonder: Linda Humes presents A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Join New York-based troubadour Linda Humes as she commemorates the 50th anniversary of the late civil rights leader’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech with a little help from Grammy-winning calypso percussionist Sanga of the Valley. 11am. Free. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. 215.898.4000. CO M E DY

Who Gives a Shit: Comedy Open Mic

The name pretty much says it all—with stand-up comedy, nothing is off-limits.

Matt Nino, a Philadelphia comic known for his vocal impressions, hosts. 9pm. Free. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St. 215.291.4919. MUSIC

Dropkick Murphys

These Boston badasses have come a long way since having their music featured in Martin Scorsese’s The Departed. The film gave them a boost in popularity and brought a taste of Celtic punk into the mainstream. As a display of pride in their hometown, $1 from every ticket purchased will be donated to victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. 7:30pm. $33.50. With Swingin’ Utters + BarRoom Heroes. The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave. 215.546.7900.


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Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band Chris Forsyth first relocated to Philly back in 2009, and since then hasn’t slowed down in hypnotizing the city’s underground music devotees with his unique and critically lauded approach to the guitar. He’s certainly an artist in the purest sense of the word; simply calling the 40-year-old former Brooklyn resident a virtuoso wouldn’t do him justice. His musical experiments combine the ethereal ambiance of Brian Eno and John Cale with elements of everything from blues to jazz and beyond, tapping into something far deeper than what’s palatable to your average concert-goer looking for a night on the town. And yet, none of this should come as a surprise: Forsyth spent a good chunk of time under the tutelage of legendary guitarist and Pittsburgh native Richard Lloyd, who, along with Tom Verlaine, helped define the abstract sound of art-rock pioneers Television in the 1970s, standing out among the likes of Patti Smith and the Ramones in an ever-growing New York punk scene. It’s an influence that can clearly be heard on Forsyth’s most recent creative undertaking, Solar Motel, slated to be unleashed on Oct. 29. Comprised of a four-part suite that stretches to more than 40 minutes in length, the album is almost guaranteed to stack up well against any of the 30-plus releases in the collection of what the guitarist calls “cosmic Americana.” / JAKE ABBATE 9pm. $10. With Daniel Bachmann + Jeff Zeigler & Mary Lattimore. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave. 215.739.9684.


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Painted Bride Quarterly is trying something different for the August edition of its Slam, Bam, Thank You Ma’am poetry slam: rather than have a sole reader introduce the night, the entire PBQ staff will pack themselves onstage to show off their literary acumen. 7:30pm. Pen & Pencil Club, 1522 Latimer St. 215.731.9909.

someone might have come up with the next best thing. Donning helmets and jumpsuits and putting on a lightshow that will attempt to hold a candle to the original, impersonators will recreate a concert from Daft Punk’s visually stunning Alive world tour. 9pm. $16. The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. 215.922.6888. WORK SHOP

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One More Time: A Tribute to Daft Punk

The enigmatic French EDM duo has yet to announce any tour dates in support of their latest album, Random Access Memories, but

Will this two-part course offered by Malt House Ltd. make hanging at the bar a thing of the past? Not a chance, but you have to admit it would be pretty cool to say you can craft your own brewskies. 7:30pm. $45. Malt House Ltd., 7101 Emlen St. 215.242.1700.

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Get your collection started with more than 125 tables of comic books, sports cards and vintage toys to choose from. Fri., Aug. 23, 10am. Free. Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, N.J. FESTIVAL

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Katori Hall’s Hoodoo Love Hexes and spells, magic and mojo: These are the elements that enthralled Katori Hall when she started thinking about her Southern roots and talking to folks who practice and peddle hoodoo. The award-winning playwright shelved Hoodoo Love to study acting and pulled it out for some readings with her fellow students, and that’s when it got noticed and mentored by Cherry Lane Theatre’s Lynn Nottage. Characters started getting fleshed out, scenes meticulously worked over, and the story of Toulou was molded into a narrative that, like Hall’s The Mountaintop, is pretty unforgettable. Toulou’s story is one of escapism, dreams, desire and aspiration, fleeing the cotton fields of Depression-era Mississippi for the musicality of Memphis. With high hopes of stardom from singing the blues, Toulou meets the charming Ace of Spades and hopes that seducing and falling in love with this man is the answer to her prayers. She decides to rely on a little special help literally pulled from a bag of tricks by her neighbor, the Candy Lady. But when Toulou’s alcoholic, preachin’ brother, Jib, pays a visit from the Deep South, it all starts to get a little crazy. What unfolds is a testament to the ways in which the past can swallow progress, and how our families are not always escapeable. Hall’s got an illustrious pedigree, one that informs the dynamism of a performance like this: Columbia, Harvard and Juilliardeducated and inspired by her roots. With a focus on black American history and an attention to performance, poetics and politics, Hall is on her way to joining a canon of black feminism alongside Toni Morrison and Alice Walker. This time, Hoodoo Love is being helmed by Malika Oyetimein, artistic director of Philadelphia’s own Ademide Theatre Ensemble, working with a dream cast. Candace Thomas will portray Toulou, and Philly native Keith Wallace takes on the role of the smooth-talking Ace. Perhaps one of the most uplifting and inspiring actors in Philadelphia, the UArts-trained prison guard-turned-thespian, Lee Edward Colston II, will inhabit Jib, the ominous arbiter of Toulou’s fate. / BILL CHENEVERT


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Part game show, part motivational seminar, Ben Storey brings you an interactive show about depression, anxiety, gender

Maurice Felton

Australian dwelling American ex-pat Maurice Felton is a house music pioneer. As both a DJ and a producer, he never fails to surprise listeners while still managing to keep things dance-floor friendly. 10pm. $5. Morgan’s Pier, 221 N. Columbus Blvd.

A mellow waterfront evening filled with the smooth jazz stylings of Christian Scott, and a landside fireworks display. 7:30pm. Free. Penn’s Landing, Columbus Blvd. M U SIC

Sami Hope CD Release Show Sami Hope and her six-piece band bring their brand of banjo driven progressive world folk to the Painted Bride in honor of the release of their debut album. Her sultry voice compliments a mixture of light, airy textures and gritty rock elements that come close to chaos, but always balance out. 8pm. Free. Painted Bride, 230 Vine St.

CP Lacey—the so-called “one-man entertainment explosion”—hits Camden for a live taping of his acclaimed comedy schtick as seen each week at The Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night in Harlem. Expect impressions of Michael Jackson, Prince, Kanye West and many others, featuring the accompaniment of a live band. Sun., Aug. 25, 4pm. $23-$45. Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J. MUSIC

Tony Bennett

The man behind tunes like “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” and “Rags to Riches” brings his brand of jazzy pop to the beautiful Longwood Gardens. Hearken back to a time when jazz standards and swing music dominated the radio waves. Tues., Aug. 27, 7:30pm. $69. Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square. COMEDY

Kevin Hart & Friends Comedy All-Stars

Fresh off the success of Let Me Explain, Kevin Hart goes back on the road with a menagerie of special guests. The comedian’s most recent stand-up film earned a reported $7.4 million during its first two days in theaters. Fri., Aug. 23, 8pm and11pm. $65-$125. Caesars Atlantic City, 2011 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, N.J.

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You’re probably just as sick of hearing “I’ll Melt With You” as we are, considering its been used in more movies and commercials than you’d probably care to count. However, these Brits really were a great post-punk/new wave act, with a sound much broader than just their hit. 8pm. $17-$26. With DJ Robert Drake. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400.

identity, OK Cupid and the pursuit of happiness. The whole thing is a play on film critic Nathan Rabin’s term “Manic Pixie Dream Girl,” a female character who exists solely to open up the eyes of a brooding 20-something male with no focus on her own happiness. 7:30pm. $15. Playground at The Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St. 215.567.2848.


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Through Sun., Aug. 25. Various times. $25. Arts Bank Theatre at University of the Arts, 601 Broad St. 215.545.1664.

Come see the beautiful monarch butterflies as they are released for their southern migration to Mexico. There will also be experts on hand to teach you about creating a butterfly habitat in your home garden. Sat., Aug. 24, 10am. Free with admission. Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media.

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Professionally Timed 5K • 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk • Undy Costume Contest

As a Philadelphia resident, you’ve probably served as tour guide for at least a dozen visiting friends or loved ones. Shoot, you can probably draw the iconic crack of the Liberty Bell with your eyes closed. Well, the next time your bored, out-of-town cousin decides to make a surprise trip to the city to crash on your couch and do the tourist thing, you can tack on a fresh new spot to your mutual must-experience list. The Benjamin Franklin Museum is re-opening its doors after a nearly two-year hiatus and a reported $15 million worth of renovations. Located in Franklin Court—once the site of the founding father’s brick house, which was torn down about 20 years after his death— it’s a mecca of information about anything and everything related to the man of many inventions. Visitors can do everything from watch a life-size animation of Franklin penning his autobiography to interact with a computerized rendition of his famed glass armonica. And fortunately, this museum is perfect for all ages, whether history buff, Franklin-phile or neither. Be one of the first to scope out the revamped museum for free this weekend ahead of its official Sept. 20 unveiling. You’ve only got Saturday and Sunday, though, so alert those faraway friends and family accordingly. And, like a good host, be prepared to break out the clean sheets and your comfy shoes. / LAUREN ARUTE Through Sun., Aug. 25. 9am. Free. Benjamin Franklin Museum, 317 Chestnut St. 215.597.8974.


Rally for Rock

The Dead Milkmen and The West Philadelphia Orchestra are among the acts gathering together for this outdoor concert that benefits Rock to the Future, a nonprofit that provides free music education to underprivileged youth in Philadelphia. Noon. Free. Liberty Lands Park, 926 N. American St. 610.416.6742. M IN D + B O DY



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Inner Peace Meditation Retreat

This retreat focuses on four of the 21 meditations Buddha taught that are thought to lead to permanent inner peace. No meditation experience is necessary. Why delay? Enlighten today! 10am. $5-$15. Amitayus Kadampa Buddhist Center, 1102 Pine St. 267.702.4083.


Haunted Philadelphia Scavenger Hunt

Watson Adventures presents this historically themed, adults-only poltergeist hunt. Armed with a flashlight, you’ll explore Old City buildings and cemeteries while learning the stories of the restless souls you might disturb. 7pm. $22.50. Washington Square Park, 600 Walnut St. 877.946.4868. COMEDY

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Comedian Mitch Bigos headlines a standup showcase, featuring a variety of new comics from the Philly area. Hosted by Pat O’Donnell. 9pm. $10. Comedy Cabaret, 11580 Roosevelt Blvd.

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Curated by Philadelphia-based artist Douglas Witmer, this exhibition, tinged with minimalist style and summertime hues, unites the work of seven abstract artists from across the globe. 6pm. Free. Tiger Strikes Asteroid, 319 N. 11th St. 484.469.0319.


Philly Naked Bike Ride

Strip down, douse yourself in body paint, grab a bike and band together with fellow bike nerds of all skill levels to ride across the city. The ride, a “bare as you dare” event, aims to promote fuel conscious consumption, positive body image and cycling advocacy. 3pm. Free. Location to be determined.

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Pennsylvania’s public university tuitions have continued to go up in light of Gov. Tom Corbett’s education cuts and scholarship cash drying up all over the country, so the Cheyney, PA-based HBCU Cheyney University has become pretty creative in raising money for scholarships, in the hopes that they continue to attract talented, driven students to its athletic program, regardless of their income status. The college’s enthusiastic “C” Club, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) group of alumni fundraisers and boosters, has raised $150,000 over three years with their annual charity Wade Wilson Golf Tournament. This year, though, the group is going for a record, looking to raise $100,000 in a single day. State Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D-Philadelphia) has signed on to help, serving as honorary chairperson—and not a single “C” Club member’s going to hold the fact that he’s a Temple man against him. Don’t golf much, but still want to participate in this worthy undertaking? The full day of fun includes a clinic to help you sharpen that raggedy golf game, a BBQ buffet and a silent auction, featuring a private tour of QVC Studio Park and a wine/cupcake tasting at Penns Woods Winery among its offerings. / R.L. 7am. $75-$160. Penn Oaks Country Club, 150 Penn Oaks Drive, West Chester, PA. 610.399.0501.


Tyler Held: Captious Working in unconventional mediums including automotive paint, clothes, cast carbon fiber and a banana, Tyler Held embodies modern art with his first-ever solo exhibition. Through Aug. 31. Space 1026, 1026 Arch St. 215.574.7630.


Bored Spies

Catch this three-piece band based out of Singapore, South Korea and Arizona, including members who you might recognize from Bitch Magnet and Seam, unite on stage for a night chock full of pop/rock jams. 8pm. $8. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St.


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StorySlam allows you to share a five-minute story with a room full of appreciative listeners. Think that hunting trip last year was hilarious? Here’s your chance to share it. 8:30pm. $10. L’Etage, Sixth and Bainbridge sts.

Empty your pockets and scrounge the closest couch cushions for change to see 23-year-old Australian hip-hopper Iggy Azalea with up-and-coming rapper KAPTN for—you guessed it—96 cents. 8pm. $0.96. The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. 215.922.6888.

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Like combat veterans, drug-addicted sex workers can suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder— which often makes coming home even harder than facing the violence of life on the streets. by Tara Murtha //


or most of the three months she was in a coma, Sophie* was just another Jane Doe. She kind of knew the man who dropped her off at the hospital, but not really. She hadn’t seen or spoken to her family in years. From 2003 to 2008, she’d lived on the street. She was alone. The drugs and street hustle were catching up with her. A fever was burning. Her legs grew heavy and numb. “It was probably going on for weeks inside of me, but I just kept moving,” she recalls. Then things got worse: “I [couldn’t] lift my legs. I couldn’t walk. Something was really, really wrong—I didn’t know what it was.” Thoughts scattered like marbles; she couldn’t string them together to reach the obvious conclusion that she needed to see a doctor—and soon. “I was delirious,” she says, “but I just kept getting high.” Endocarditis, a bacterial infection that can be fatal, was attacking the inner lining and valves of Sophie’s heart. It’s commonly contracted through dirty needles used to inject drugs. She blacked out. A client—that is, a man who’d paid her for sex—who was with her when she collapsed drove her to the hospital. Sophie’s body lay stiff and motionless, but her mind kaleidoscoped through bright, vivid dream sequences that distorted and dissolved the divisions between her past, present and future. The scenes were cinematic and felt real. “I didn’t know that I had a feeding tube in me; I didn’t know I had a [tracheotomy tube] in me; I didn’t know I couldn’t walk. But in my dream, I was walking around trying to get high with a feeding tube in me, and I couldn’t walk, and nobody would help me,” she says. “It was just very—it was a very helpless feeling. I felt very, very helpless.” Now it’s five years later. Sophie, 36, against the odds, is alive. In fact, she’s more than alive—she’s living. Sober for more than 19 months, she’s happy for the first time in memory. It’s a far cry from her previous state. “[Being out on the streets] was very traumatic,” she says. In addition to the drugs, she’d been selling sex, hustling in what women like Sophie call, simply, “the life.” “At certain points, I wanted to hurt the men,” she says. “I thought of seriously hurting them. I’d rob them. I had no respect for any of them. None of them.” Not even the man who dropped her off at the hospital— who, for a long time, was the only person who visited her there. “He was just a sugar daddy,” she says. “He had a lot of insecurities … He almost lived vicariously through me, ‘cause he was too scared to do anything. He liked watching me get high.” Ultimately, she says, she saw him much like the rest of the men

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she encountered on the streets: “Everybody uses everybody. I used them, they used me, and it was all because I was using [drugs]. It’s all a using thing … I don’t care how nice they were. Still, in my eyes, they weren’t, you know?” Prostitution played a big role in Sophie’s life in the five years before she collapsed, as did drug addiction—which raises a curious point. While of course many sex workers are drugfree—and not all drug addicts sell sex—it’s common knowledge that, for a certain population of poor women like Sophie, addiction and street-level prostitution often go hand in hand. Yet we hardly know anything about the way those two things interact—or how that interaction affects recovery. That’s mostly because, as a society, we’ve found it easier to ignore and even condone the routine violence that accompanies street prostitution, chalking it up as an occupational hazard. The simplistic narrative we think we know is that a woman becomes addicted to drugs, then resorts to selling sex to pay for drugs. That the drug is the only addiction, and the prostitution is simply a byproduct of acquiring it. But talking with women who have lived “the life”—and with the experts who work with them—reveals that this unquestioned narrative is a fundamental misunderstanding of how addiction plays out in many women’s lives. Because there’s one significant factor in this equation that’s often been overlooked: post-traumatic stress disorder. PTSD is the phenomenon by which the brain and nervous system change in response to traumatic events such as violence, natural disaster or severe chronic stress from situations like poverty or physical abuse. In May, health officials released early highlights of a forthcoming report studying adverse childhood experiences: the Philadelphia Urban ACE survey. Conducted by the Public Health Management Corporation, the study expanded on previous Centers for Disease Control research examining “a range of early childhood stressors and their relationship to clinical, public health and social problems” throughout a person’s life. The full results of the Philadelphia study, the first to focus on an urban population, will be released in the coming weeks—but we already know a few points. The original CDC study reported that “abuse, neglect, witnessing domestic violence or growing up with alcohol/ substance abuse, mental illness, parental discord or crime in the home can lead to social, emotional and cognitive impairments, increased risk of unhealthy behaviors, violence, victimization or revictimization, disease, disability and premature mortality.” And the highlights of the Philadelphia study reveal, essentially, a local crisis of childhood trauma: 35 percent of local adults interviewed were physically assaulted by a parent or caretaker as a child; 16.2 percent were sexually

abused, and more than one in three grew up in a household with family members who abused drugs or alcohol. More than 40 percent saw or heard another person get beaten, stabbed or shot. Counselors who work with poor, addicted female prostitutes say they’re often suffering PTSD from the stress of street violence—often compounded with an earlier childhood trauma that led them to the streets in the first place. It’s a vicious circle that thrives in part on the social stigma of sex work: Trauma leads to self-medicating with drugs and alcohol. Chasing drugs and getting high, in turn, can lead to further trauma by way of exposure to violence from men who know there’s little likelihood they’ll be arrested and prosecuted for their actions. These women thus adapt to constant threat, becoming conditioned to danger, which morphs into another dimension

Trauma leads to self-medicating with drugs and alcohol. Chasing drugs and getting high, in turn, can lead to further trauma. These woman thus adapt to constant threat, becoming conditioned to danger. of addiction. They don’t relapse and run back to the streets despite the threat of violence—but, rather, because of it. They’ve adapted to the threat of violence. The cost of ignoring the trauma element in this addiction problem is that both our criminal justice system and our social-service systems are far less effective than they could and should be at both maintaining safety and justice and rehabilitating women—women who, too often, are dismissed as a sort of legal and societal underclass. For Sophie, the drugs started at 14, the coke arrived at 18 and heroin at 25. She spent years floating in and out of jail. “I was arrested with drugs and prostitution at the same time,” she says. “It would happen maybe a month apart. I was no stranger to the courts.” “Lady cops” laughed at her and called her “a crackhead.” Sometimes, she says, police were rougher than that. “A cop banged my head into the corner of the door,” she says, smoothing her hair to the side to reveal a thin white scar running down her forehead. She didn’t file a complaint. “Nobody’s going to hear me anyway, because who am I? I’m just a junkie. I just got arrested for prostitution, so they’re not going to listen to me.”

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If anyone had listened, they would have heard about how the last thing she needed in her life was more violence, which had first defined her life at home while she was married, then again out on the streets. Like Sophie—and all five other women interviewed for background information for this story—Anne Marie, 46, a graduate of the Interim House program, also grew up with addiction and abuse. She says her parents were both alcoholics and that she was sexually assaulted by an older relative when she was 13 years old. “That’s when I started to smoke weed and do pills and drink just to escape the pain of that,” she says. She had nobody to turn to about the trauma her family was inflicting upon her; her mother made her swear not to “take it out of the house.” As many survivors of childhood sex abuse do, Anne Marie started having sex at a young age. She experimented with drugs. A teen marriage was her ticket out of the house. For a while, she managed. She had a baby. Then a relative sexually assaulted her daughter, who was the same age Anne Marie had been was when she was attacked. The pain was too much to bear. “That’s when everything went to hell,” she says. “I just went to the streets and started smoking crack cocaine.” She spent the next ten years living on the streets and working out on Frankford Avenue. She estimates that she was arrested at least 25 times. She doesn’t recall a john ever being arrested with her. She refused to work for a pimp (“I couldn’t see me prostituting and giving my money to a man. I just couldn’t do it”) and was beat up by a john due to a lack of protection. Women working out in the street are routinely assaulted, she says, with little to no recourse. Attacks are usually not reported; as Ann Marie says, you’d be breaking a code. “You live by a code in the street,” she says: “You don’t call the cops.” The violence, she says, “just made the addiction worse, because I just wanted to numb all the pain. Being in an addiction and living on the streets and prostituting, you don’t want to have any kind of part of reality. You just want to be lost in that. I call it a black hole … And I just fell deeper into it.” Most people have heard of post-traumatic stress disorder by way of stories about traumatized combat veterans: 1 in 5 veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan wars are diagnosed with PTSD, and veterans account for 20 percent of U.S. suicides, according to a report issued by George Washington University. Dr. Frank Ochberg is a pioneer in the field of trauma studies; in the late 1970s, he served in policy positions at the National Institute of Mental Health and the American Psychiatric Association, developing the idea of PTSD. In the years since, a movement has emerged to replace the “D”-for-“disorder” part of that acronym with a different letter: “I,” for “injury.” Advocates of the change say not only would

the word “injury” destigmatize the condition, it more accurately reflects trauma’s physiological impact. Severe trauma, Ochberg explains, “seems to have a signature of a disruption of the electrical field of the brain with an area in the right temporal lobe.” Essentially, it breaks down the normal human fight-orflight impulse. While many people are at least familiar with PTSD, he says, most are not aware of “complex PTSD,” a variation that more accurately reflects the condition commonly experienced by veterans of war, poverty and violence. Here’s the difference: A person with PTSD is stuck reliving a specific, traumatic moment from their past. But for veterans, or women like Sophie and Ann Marie, their problem isn’t reliving one defining, traumatic episode. It’s that they have successfully adapted to constant threat. They have evolved toward chaos. “The issue is survival,” says Ochberg. “And it’s done in a way that assumes exploitation and degradation. You invariably have a low selfesteem you adapt to your tormentors. It’s very different to anticipate being raped tomorrow as opposed to anticipate having a flashback of the rape that happened three years ago.” After three months in a coma, the Sophie roaming through Technicolor streetscapes inside Sophie’s brain suddenly stopped searching for a fix. When she opened her eyes, her father was sitting in the room. She hadn’t seen her family in seven years. “My first words were, ‘I’m sorry,’” Sophie says. “My second [words] were, am I dying?’” There was no easy answer. “They didn’t know what to say to me, because it wasn’t looking good, you know?” The coping mechanisms she’d developed to adapt to and survive life on the streets hadn’t suddenly stopped. Once she woke, her nervous system lurched back into a jittery expectation of danger. She recalls being kept sedated. “My body just kept—I kept having bad anxiety attacks,” she says, “because from being out in the street and from going into that environment, my body was going into shock every time I woke up. I didn’t know what to do.” As Ochberg says: “[If] it’s a life of degradation, of fear, you gradually get habituated to it. You develop coping mechanisms, and before you know it, you’re a person who is not well adapted to normal civilian life.” This adaptive behavior is the reason why coming home can be harder for veterans than remaining on the battlefield, how it can be easier to face war than family. For women like Sophie, this counterintuitive aversion to homecoming is a major obstacle to recovery from the more obvious problem of addiction. “The combination of trauma and addiction is very, very difficult to overcome,” Ochberg says. “It creates a situation where 1 and 1 makes 5 or 6.” And while the trauma may have inflicted physical damage, that doesn’t mean it can be prescribed away with medication. There’s no shortcut. Healing takes time.

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After open-heart surgery in 2010, Sophie relapsed one more time. “I went in and out of detox and rehab,” she says. “I got nine months clean, I relapsed. Finally I came to a decision that I needed to get clean—it was either do or die. I was back down West Philly, facing the same stuff that I did before, and I just didn’t have it in me no more.” She spent six months at Interim House, then moved into Dawn’s Place, a long-term residency house for trafficked women. She’s had to learn about the way her body works— to not seek out the chaos her nervous system has been conditioned to expect. She doesn’t like to be around loud voices or in a room with a lot of people talking at once. She’s nervous when people stand behind her. She says her outpatient therapy keeps her going on course. She’s trying to figure out what job to train for, but her options are limited because of her criminal record. Still, she’s in her second semester of college. “It’s beyond my wildest dreams,” she says. Anne Marie’s in school, too, and working as a staff member at Dawn’s Place. She recently had family over to her house for a holiday dinner. Someone said to her: “We got Anne Marie back.” ■

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There are, however, progressive places like Interim House, a women-only recovery center that sits on a tree-lined street of Philadelphia’s Mt. Airy neighborhood. It’s respected around the country as an innovative leader in the use of trauma-informed therapy. It’s here that I met Sophie and Ann Marie, the former of whom was in the tough slog—the latter of whom was working there. At a meeting with staff, when they’re asked to estimate how many of their clients were neglected or abused as a child, the counselors look around at each other hesitantly before agreeing: practically all of them. Interim House counselor Jen Valentine points to the book Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence—from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror, by Judith Herman, M.D., an expert in the field of complex PTSD. “This is like our bible,” she says. Valentine says many of the women who come through Interim House are familiar with “the life.” She tries to open the dialogue early with her clients, so they can start talking about it. She explains how she looks for evidence of trauma in a new client: “Things like disassociation… [a new] persona develops. If you’re living on the street, it’s, ‘I’m tough, I don’t feel anything and I don’t care about people, and nothing touches me and nothing affects me.’ That’s a very common thing to develop, to protect yourself from dangerous situations or fear. It’s a way to deal with negative emotions.” Clients at Interim House need to learn how to cope with stress—to recalibrate their minds and calm their bodies down enough to function in an atmosphere of relative safety. (Meanwhile, health insurance companies continue to reduce the length of time in therapy they’ll cover.) In working through trauma-informed therapy at Interim House, Anne Marie has learned about how events of her life piled on top of one another, burying her underneath. “I wasn’t born and said, ‘OK, I want to be a drug addict,’” she says. “A lot of things happened to me in my life, and once I tried the drug, it was like, ‘Wow, that really helps me—that makes me feel nothing at all.’” Through everything, from 13 to 44 years old, Anne Marie kept her promise to her mother. She never told anyone about her abuse—until she came to Interim House. “At first I wasn’t willing to open up and talk about it because I was scared, and didn’t trust nobody,” she says, “but eventually I started to let go a little bit, and now—now it’s like I can talk about it … that’s helped me a whole lot.” She struggles to describe what it feels like to be addicted to danger, to life in the streets.

“[It] can grab a hold of you just as much as the drug can,” she says. “It feels like—you might not be using the drug at that moment, but the lifestyle is kind of taking the place of the drug, and numbing everything that’s going on. It’s hard to explain. It really is hard to explain, but it’s hand in hand. It’s like an adrenaline thing.” Sophie agrees: Once you adapt to the life, you know who you are there. The chaos matches the brain’s expectation of chaos—which is an odd relief. “Even certain music today makes me think of being out there,” she says. “You feel free. You don’t owe nobody nothing, you don’t have to care about anybody but yourself. You’re not accountable to anybody or anything.” Sophie recalls that, for a long while after waking up, she couldn’t connect with people. She moved in with family, but found it difficult to be around people who cared about her. But Interim House helped; now she can rattle off the therapies she learned there, which she credits for enabling her to spend 13 months clean. “Dialectical behavioral therapy helps me deal with interpersonal conflict,” she says. Then there’s “SAGE,” a type of cognitive behavioral group therapy: “It’s always about me keeping myself safe, which I never did my whole life,” says Sophie. “I never kept myself safe—it was always me and danger. I know that Interim House is always here for me, and I always want to stay connected.”

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“We need to understand that this is a physical injury to the brain and to the sympathetic nervous system,” says Ochberg. “There are ways to encourage people who have that component of PTSD to recover joy and bliss and love and pride, but that’s a tough slog. And there aren’t any pills that can really give you that.”

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o matter how trendy the foods of northern Europe may have become these past several years, the perception of them, outside of foodie circles, tends to be rather dowdy—when they are considered at all. And who can blame people? Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, even the not-quite-so-northern Netherlands: In the American mass mind, these are dark, cold lands where the crimes of Stieg Larsson’s villains are committed, fish is habitually smoked, and the names of dishes are often unpronounceable to all but Muppets, the letters littered with umlauts and other perplexing shapes. Step back from stereotypes, however, and you’ll find a range of national cuisines as exciting as any in Europe— and far less explored on these shores. I visited Norway last summer and still think longingly about the food even now: daytime dreams of salmon glistening almost neon at the Bergen fish market; reindeer sausage stacked up like an oversized child’s collection of Lincoln Logs; filets of whale served simply on bread and streaked with lingonberry mustard. How happy, then, that the best of what this part of the world has to offer, albeit with a focus on the Dutch tradition, has arrived in Philadelphia. Noord, the gutsy, unexpected restaurant by wildly talented chef Joncarl Lachman, opened its doors—and windows, which let in the sounds of the neighborhood like a subtly programmed soundtrack— in one of the most exciting dining neighborhoods in the city. Of course, launching a new restaurant in East Passyunk means high expectations, and with neighbors like Fond and Stateside, the pressure to live up to them must have been huge. With my first bite of bread, any such concern vanished like a ship in a foggy fjord. Torn from a loaf residing atop the bar separating the gleaming, steel-shiny open kitchen from the elegantly simple dining room, it embodied all that would follow: Hearty and soulful yet carefully wrought, this barley rye smelled of brewing beer, or of grape nuts, and possessed a chew as comforting as a childhood blanket. Smear it with the excellent roasted garlic butter or not; the bread is the star, and a swooningly excellent one at that. Make sure to keep it throughout the meal, too, the better to sop up the miraculous sauces with. Though an entree of rabbit leg confit was too much to finish in one sitting— but what a lunch the next day!—I didn’t miss a drop of the creamy sauce at the bottom of the plate; floating with thyme-tinged aromatics, it was a distillation of all that Noord does so brilliantly. As for the rabbit, it maintained a moistness and delicacy that the notoriously difficult-tocook meat rarely does. Forked with zuurkool (think of sauerkraut) as well as a coin of smoked pork sausage and maybe a tender carrot slice, this was as hearty as it was thoughtful. So, too, were the bitterballen, gorgeous fried meatballs of roux-creamy braised pork lifted with nutmeg and mustard. They arrived four to the order, a neat little procession of rich, palate-coating goodness. One of them had developed a crack in its carapace, and the impossibly moist cen-

ter had begun to ooze out: one of the sexiest things I’d seen all month. A special of chicken croquettes, also perfectly fried, embodied a different side of the concept, seasoned with onion powder and thyme and based on the previous day’s impeccable rotisserie chicken. It isn’t all hearty food at Noord, though, and it’s a mistake to assume so just because of geography: Chef Lachman, thoroughly aware that summer in Philadelphia requires an occasionally lighter touch, has a deft hand with these dishes, too. Icelandic haddock was accompanied by corn to highlight its own sweetness, basil for brightness and pickled peaches like a flash of lightning cutting through it all. Head-on prawns were among the most well-cooked crustaceans I’ve had all season. Cooked just past the point of translucence and with antennae charred black and smoky, these delicate creatures arrived atop of puddle of citrus butter practically electric with the pickling liquid from Noord’s herring. Chances are you won’t have any room left, but order dessert anyway. The daily bread pudding is as justified a diet-buster as I can imagine, a dense-yet-light hillock that changes constantly. A recent white chocolate chip one was excellent after dinner and downright miraculous the next morning for breakfast. Butter cake, all dense with the perfume of almond, begged for half a glass of dessert wine, which I vowed to tote along next time. (Noord is BYOB.) Then there is the joy with which this is all served: Noord’s staff is justifiably enthusiastic about the food, and they share Chef Lachman’s ability to fill the dining room with a kind of charm and ebullience that makes the experience that much more special. One recent Saturday night, there was a wedding in full swing at the fountain at the center of East Passyunk Square just outside. At one point, fireworks began to go off, a volley of them shooting into the warm summer sky—their green and purple and white sparks lighting up the night in the most unexpectedly dramatic way. I couldn’t help but think there was immense symbolism in them; that, somehow, they served as a stand-in for Noord, an exuberant arrival itself that is lighting up an already sparkling dining scene in the neighborhood. ■


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From Broad Street to the Bookshelves MK Asante’s new memoir, Buck, tells the story of a lost North Philly teenager and his scattered family, all trying to find their future and some forgiveness. By Stephen H. Segal //


he first five sentences of Buck, MK Asante’s memoir of the adolescent years he spent not knowing whether his brother would ever get out of jail, his mother would ever escape her crippling depression or his father would ever be reconciled with them, set the stage for all that follows: “The fall in Killadelphia. Outside is the color of corn bread and blood. Change hangs in the air like the sneaks on the live wires behind my crib. Me and my big brother, Uzi, in the kitchen. He’s rolling a blunt on top of the Source, the one with Tyson on the cover rocking a kufi, ice-grilling through the gloss.” In that mere handful of words, Asante gives us a young narrator, a tense city, a family home, a casual smoker, a playful sense of language—and the not entirely understated threat of violence. That’s Buck in a nutshell, and the journey that proceeds from there is an irresistible one, as we follow 12-year-old Malo—whose brilliant parents, a world-class dancer and a pioneering African-American scholar, can’t keep him from falling into a dangerous thug life— toward his eventual maturation into the creative young adult who’ll someday collaborate with Maya Angelou, win the Langston Hughes Award and become a tenured professor at Baltimore’s Morgan State University. PW chatted with Asante this week ahead of his author appearance Thursday at the Free Library. In order to tell the story of your painful young teen years, you had to talk about your family’s problems: your mother’s psychiatric hospitalization, your father’s moving out, your brother’s prison sentence. How did they feel about seeing themselves in the book? My family’s very supportive when it comes to art. My mom, my dad, my brother—they all basically said the same thing in their own way: “You gotta tell your story. It’s your story.” My mom thought it was a beautiful thing—she obviously allowed me to use her journal entries; she hopes it can help other people, can shed light on certain things. She hopes it can help take the stigma off mental health issues in the black community. My dad . . . he just believes in the power of writing, sharing your truth. And my brother thought it was really dope; he helped me remember certain things right. Their support was so helpful . . . but at the same time, I needed to be independent as a writer, writing it for myself. You have to get to

get the scenes set in your mind? At one point I did that, to get back in the zone. But then . . . the Philadelphia of the ‘90s doesn’t exist anymore. You can go back, but where that school used to be, there’s a McDonald’s, and where McDonald’s used to be, there’s a school. (Laughs.) And those people who used to be right over there are in jail. What was helpful was living in Baltimore, so similar to Philly—I felt like I was in Philly. I couldn’t have written Buck living in Malibu.

What’s in a name: “buck n: a fashionable and typically hell-raising young man. 2 racial slur used to describe black men. 3 a young black man: what’s up young buck? 4 the act of becoming wild and uncontrollable: he went buck wild. 5 a dollar. 6 to fire gunshots: buck shots in the air. 7 to go against, rebel: buck the system.”

a point as a writer where you’re not trying to please anyone. You have to tell the truth. In the book, when your 15-year-old self discovers the world of great literature, you have an epiphany: “Now I see why reading was illegal for black people duriing slavery . . . The more words I know, the more things I can think about . . . if you limit someone’s vocab, you limit their thoughts. They can’t even think of freedom because they don’t have the language to. I think about all the nghz I know with limited vocabs, the ones who keep asking, Nahmean? Yahmean? because they don’t have the words to express what they really mean.” I had been frustrated with not being able to express myself the way I wanted: getting into arguments with people and conceding, but feeling that I shouldn’t be conceding; I just didn’t have the language, the tools, to make my point. Because at that point all you can do is yell at them—you gotta raise your voice and threaten them! And that’s not cool. (Laughs.) I was always someone who loved words; I always used to wonder where new words came from. When people would say “decent,” like “that’s mad decent,” or “jawn”—where did “jawn” come from? I’ve always been fas-

cinated with language, and I’ve always been around people who had a very interesting way of speaking. And then once I started reading, it opened up doors in my mind. Even in your younger days, though, before you went through that transformation, you were already thinking lyrically. I think one of the things, early on, is that I had the language of hip-hop—there’s a lot there. I also had my brother, who loved words and the street language, and I had the more proper language from my parents. One of the biggest challenges in writing this book—and it’s hard to explain this if you haven’t done it; even when I think about it, it sounds kind of crazy—but in order to write this, I didn’t sit back as I am now and recollect. I had to go back. I had to go back to Philly, to the ’90s. I had to go back to being Malo, and write from that—not write about that or to that, but from that. It’s kind of a time-traveling experience. There was a process to get there, and once I got there, it was like the floodgates opened to the languge, the details. But it took a while to get there, to access that. Is that purely a mental process, or did you physically retrace the steps of your own childhood in Olney and Germantown to

There are some classic Philadelphia books that depict singular eras in the city’s history: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Buzz Bissinger’s A Prayer for the City. Maybe it’s presumptuous to suggest this, but Buck feels to me like the kind of instant classic that will be on people’s mustread lists for a long time. What’s it like to think your words might be considered a definitive literary portrait of Philly life? I love Philadelphia; I’ve been to over 40 countries now, and I’ve never been to a place like Philly. One of the things the L.A. Times wrote in their review of Buck was that Philly is one of the true stars of the book, and I think that’s accurate to some extent. So it feels good to represent the city in that way. It also feels good [to have included] so many people’s stories who would never get the chance to tell their own—who might be dead or in jail or just don’t have the means and platform to do so. It makes me feel good that I can write something that connects with a 50-year-old white woman in Iowa, but also with the 19or 20-year-old street dude in Philly. What are you up to now? Multiple things. I'm working on a soundtrack to the book—music that I've made [incorporating] excerpts from the book . . . then I'm rapping on it and have guests rapping on it; it's going to be dope, like a mix tape. I just released my first song not long ago, with Talib Kweli, who's one of those artists who had a huge influence on me; making my first hip-hop song with him was really major for me. And I'm working on the script for a movie of Buck—I got a call about movie rights the other week. I'd love to come back to Philly and direct it. ■ MK Asante will read from Buck and autograph copies at the Free Library of Philadelphia, 7:30pm. Thurs., Aug. 22. Free. 1901 Vine St. 215.567.4341. More info:,

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emember when being a hip-hop producer meant spending endless time searching through stacks of vinyl, piecing together little snippets of music here and there until you had a unique track on your hands? Can you recall when being an MC—a respected one, anyway—meant you were saying something substantial? Yeah, most people don’t either. Luckily for us, Philly-based beatmaker/wordsmith Fatnice wants to remind everyone. His two-week-old debut LP, It’s Nice to Meet You, is a meticulous affair that, in the best way possible, sounds straight out of the ‘90s. On “You Know the Name,” he goes over Jay Z’s white-hot ‘97 jam “Where I’m From” and gives the latter’s career-defining moment a serious run for its money. Mixing together his intelligent flow, jazz-inspired beats, a slew of classic samples, and of course, cuts, Fatnice’s whole record showcases an artist who not only has a deep respect and admiration for classic hip-hop, but, at 39 years young, someone who lived through it. “He has a real foundation in hip-hop,” says Mr. Sonny James, a longtime Fatnice collaborator who makes a guest appearance on “Each and Every Day.” “A lot of newer artists are influenced by people who just came out a few years ago, but not him. He’s genuine and traditional.” We’ve already established he’s traditional, but calling Fatnice genuine may be the understatement of the year. After attending University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice, the native Chicagoan (real name: Derrick Jackson) became a middle school counselor and has since been promoted to the role of parent and community manager at Universal Vare Charter School in South Philadelphia. “My life is about working with kids,” he tells PW, “and making sure some of our disenfranchised kids have some of the same opportunities I had when I was their age.” Working with children also gives him an educated point of view on how many youth are impacted by hip-hop and the opposition his brand of music faces now against the Waka Flockas and Rick Rosses

of the world. Asked about the difficulties of going against the grain musically, Fatnice lights up. “It actually helps me,” he says animatedly. “As a counselor, I love a challenge, first and foremost. Any time I’m faced with a student or a parent—or anybody, for that matter—who feels that something is wack or it’s corny, and they don’t understand? That’s a teachable moment for me! That’s an open door to say, ‘Okay, I hear what you’re saying, I understand why you say that.’ I have to put myself in their shoes. As a child, you’re wrapped in your own little world, so it’s hard for new things to get in. So, that’s when I say, ‘Tell me why you think it’s corny.’ And once you get them to talking, and you start picking the little pieces apart, you’re able to say, ‘I understand that, but check this out.’ That opens the door for so much, man!” That said, its obvious that this is bigger than music for Fatnice. In fact, putting kids onto seminal rap albums of the past, such as O.C.’s 1997 classic Jewelz, is just a small tool he uses for helping them in bigger ways. “I use music as a vehicle for therapy on a daily basis, not just for myself, but for people I work with,” he says. He’s succeeded in combining his work and his passion in a way that most people can only dream of, because, as he is quick to remind you, they not only go hand in hand, but are the same thing. Neither his efforts nor his skills have gone unnoticed either. University of Chicago’s radio station, WHPK, recently aired It’s Nice to Meet You in its entirety to great hometown acclaim, and he has a plethora of LP orders from all over Europe. But ultimately, the most important accomplishment for Fatnice has been having the chance to affect listeners with his music. “People have mentioned to me that they haven’t heard anything like it in a while, and people have said it makes them feel good,” he says, sounding genuinely thrilled. “The same way I’m talking about how music was therapy to me, this has been therapy to them.” 








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Hopelessly devoted: Rooney Mara (center, left) and Casey Affleck (center, right) star as a criminal couple in Ain’t Them Bodies Saints.

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n experience akin to being stuck at recess with a bunch of 10-year-old boys who just discovered profanity, Kick-Ass 2 is probably no more juvenile than its 2010 predecessor, a gleefully offensive romp from filmmaker Matthew Vaughn that was stolen outright by Nicolas Cage’s cracked Batman wannabe and his lethal 11-year-old sidekick Hit-Girl (Chlöe Grace Moretz). But where the first film had novelty and energy on its side, this unnecessary rehash from replacement writer-director Jeff Wadlow offers nothing but smug self-satisfaction. Charisma-free Aaron Taylor-Johnson returns as the title character, a teenage comic book geek who every night dons a green scuba suit and takes to the streets trying to protect and serve. Mostly, he just gets his ass kicked (hence the name). Moretz is back again as Hit-Girl, now a high school freshman trying to adjust to a cafeteria full of Heathers when she’d rather be out decapitating mobsters. Chistopher Mintz-Plasse, whose mafioso dad was dispatched with a bazooka by Kick-Ass in the first film’s gonzo climax, is now out for revenge. Clad from head to toe in his dead mom’s bondage gear and calling himself the Motherfucker, he announces that he’s the world’s first real-life super-villain, “and my super-power is that I’m richer than shit.” He hires a squad of deadly henchmen dubbed “The Toxic Mega Cunts”—see what I mean about the profanity?—and they go around killing a lot of cops and innocent people in scenes that aren’t nearly as amusing as Wadlow seems to think they are. Cage is sorely missed here, and Jim Carrey doesn’t muster much amusement as his celebrity stand-in. Barely recognizable beneath a mask and prosthetic schnozz, Carrey’s Colonel Stars and Stripes is a former hitman turned born-again Christian, patrolling bad neighborhoods with a German Shepherd trained to chow down on the genitals of sex offenders. Cobbled together from two comics by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr., Kick-Ass 2 has tremendous difficulty integrating Hit Girl’s teen angst with the main plotline. Meanwhile, Wadlow is so desperate to offend that the movie wallows in ugly sadism, hitting its nadir with an attempted rape played for laughs that never arrive. Carrey recently tried to distance himself from this movie, citing a crisis of conscience after Sandy Hook. But the problem with Kick-Ass 2 isn’t that it’s tasteless and immoral. The problem is it just isn’t funny. (Sean Burns)

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here’s a sparse, sad little crime drama buried somewhere inside writer-director David Lowery’s debut feature, and you occasionally get a glimpse of it when you can see around all of the filmmaker’s overblown affectations. Preaching from the Terrence Malick-is-God shrine of the cinema history chapel, Lowery tries on so many borrowed techniques that Ain’t Them Bodies Saints never gets a chance to develop an identity of its own. Which is too bad, because there’s some great stuff here, starting with that title. In a washed-out 1970’s Texas full of weathered signs, junked cars and eloquent moustaches, Casey Affleck stars as Bob Muldoon, a small-time criminal with a lazy smile. The first five minutes are a jumble of elusive backstory, with Bob and his pregnant bride, Ruth (Rooney Mara), on the run, Bonnie and Clyde style. Their short-lived spree finds them surrounded by police in one of the movie’s many decrepit farmhouses, and Bob takes the rap after Ruth shoots and wings a local deputy (Ben Foster). Cut to four years later, when Bob finally finds a way to escape from the joint. He’s wandering barefoot through the wilderness, headed home to reclaim his wife and the daughter he hasn’t met yet. If course, everybody knows exactly where Bob’s going. His ardent declarations of love for Ruth, handwritten weekly, were read by all the prison authorities before being mailed. Foster’s kindly cop, Patrick, takes to hanging around her house, ostensibly waiting for Bob to turn up, but also because he’s grown kind of sweet on Ruth. (Poor schmuck still doesn’t know that she’s the one who shot him.) There’s also some to-do about the mysterious motivations of a former crime boss (Keith Carradine), who now sits around all day behind a counter at the general store. Three swarthy gunsels have also turned up in town, and it doesn’t take a world-class detective to figure out that they might have dibs on that suitcase full of cash that Bob’s been carrying around. There’s a low-key, folksy inevitability to the tale, but unfortunately, there’s nothing low-key about Lowery’s direction. Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is a fable, or a myth, or a murder ballad– heck, it can be anything you want to call it except for a straight, welltold story. For some inexplicable reason, Lowery treats every scene like that opening sequence, requiring his two editors (Craig McKay and Jane Rizzo) to puree simple dialogue exchanges into prismatic flashes forward and backward in time. Conversations are transformed into abstract voice-over narration, puffing up the most ordinary exposition

into self-conscious poetry. Stop me if you’ve heard this one, but the recurring visual motif involves a hand-held camera following Mara as she twirls through a sun-dappled field of wheat. I say this as a lifelong Malick fan: Enough with the chicks twirling through the goddamned sun-dappled fields of wheat already! Even the man himself lapsed into self-parody with this trope earlier this year in To the Wonder, and David Lowery is no Terrence Malick, no matter how many times he may have seen Badlands and Days of Heaven. (A lot, judging from his shot selections here.) Early in the film, I was also thinking that the production design owes a lot to Robert Altman’s Thieves Like Us, and then Carradine show up to seal the deal. When exactly does paying homage become movie karaoke? Again, it’s a shame because there’s the raw material for a decent little picture in here. Affleck plays Bob with a dreamy-eyed distraction. He’s such a charming fool, the fact that this could all turn out horribly seems beyond his comprehension. At one point, he takes a bullet in the shoulder, regarding his assailant with priceless befuddlement: “You shot me? But you don’t even know me?” Ben Foster is usually one of the hammier young actors around, but he plays his quiet deputy close to the vest, with a disarmingly bashful sincerity. Keith Carradine has such a commanding persona, it almost doesn’t matter that the character he’s playing is such a vague blur. The only false notes are rung by Rooney Mara, far too cosmopolitan a screen presence to be believable as a bumpkin. I was seriously underwhelmed by Ain’t Them Bodies Saints at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where it won a well-deserved award for Bradford Young’s almost distractingly beautiful cinematography. Since then, so many people I admire have spoken so highly of the movie, I felt compelled to give it a second chance—and sadly emerged with the same opinion. No story could survive this molasses flood of mythic grandeur. 

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The Civil Wars (Columbia/Sensibility Recordings) Sounds like: The Grammy favorites and clandestine country pop duo are clearly fighting the temptation of an affair as this could be their last (albeit strongest) effort. Free association: This one’s heavy with emotional baggage and strife. No, thanks. For fans of: James Vincent McMorrow + Dolly Parton, Brandi Carlile and a jug of moonshine. (B.C.)


II (Mute) Sounds like: Somewhat of a supergroup, the Berlin-based trio is also Apparat and Modeselektor; together, they make flawlessly blissful minimalist techno. Free association: Another contender in the race for dance record of the year. For fans of: DJ Koze/Daphni x James Blake + dark R&B, Autechre, German beauty. (B.C.)




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Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon (Virgin/EMI) Sounds like: A decidedly more earnest and humble collection, which is nice, because the FM pop radio KT is a little abrasive, unless you dig corny white girls. Free association: Didn’t see this one coming. Bracing for hate was unnecessary. For fans of: Dido x Sheryl Crow + acoustic Fiona Apple, Shelby Lynne, quiet estrogen. (B.C.)

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Tuesdays, 10pm, SyFy Captive audience: Cosplay freaks; geek guys who really need to believe there are hot geek girls out there; Chris Hardwick. Moment of truth: SyFy’s newest, intriguingly peculiar reality show follows a bunch of neurotic, temperamental and mostly female costume geeks (like Yaya Han, above) as they assemble and put on elaborate outfits based on assorted sci-fi/fantasy characters and tour conventions in search of adoration and contest money. As someone who has spent the past decade purposely dressing like Whose Line Is It Anyway’s Colin Mochrie, it’s hard to pass judgment on these folk and their incessant need to dress up like somebody more spectacular. But, really, isn’t this show just what they call “fan service”? Emmy or phlegmmy: Phl-emmy. (Craig D. Lindsey)


Thursday, 9pm, SyFy Captive audience: People who adore awful SyFy movies; Twitter freaks; the late, great Patrice O’Neal. Moment of truth: Just when you thought SyFy had reached the apotheosis of ridiculous, shark-related thrillers with the Twitter phenom Sharknado, here they come with this bullshit. This movie has a group of teens (led by former 7th Heaven tyke Mackenzie Rosman) trying to stop a great white apparition, which can attack people whether they’re in the sea, a swimming pool or their own bathtub. Like every SyFy movie, this movie is so unabashedly, unapologetically bad—from its performances to its plot to its production values— that, God help me, it’s actually kinda entertaining. Emmy or phlegmmy: Phl-emmy. (C.D.L.)


Sundays, 9pm, WHYY Captive audience: Anglophiles; people who like their legal dramas with British accents; viewers like you. Moment of truth: PBS’ latest find from the U.K. is this three-part, BBC legal drama about a harried, overworked barrister (Miranda Richardson doppelganger Maxine Peake) who constantly has to check her beliefs at the door when it comes to representing suspicious defendants. While the courtroom scenes are tense and compelling, and Peake gives a continuously watchable performance as a diligent yet conflicted legal eagle, she is sadly surrounded by two-dimensional, archetypal characters. As much as I love anything with a British accent, this show left me in a bloody mixed mood. Emmy or phlegmmy: Phl-emmy. (C.D.L.)

SAVAGE LOVE By Dan Savage // I recently discovered that my 14-year-old stepson has been stealing, wearing, soiling and hiding his toddler sister’s pull-ups. I’ve found them after he hides them in his closet. After discussions with him, I’m certain that wearing them is a pleasure thing for him. (He says “curiosity,” but this has been going on so long that he knows what it feels like.) He has even stolen some of the neighbor girl’s Baby Alive doll diapers to wear and soil. We’ve told him he has to stop stealing diapers because stealing is wrong and because these things are flippin’ expensive. We are pretty grossed out by it, despite being pretty openminded people. I believe we have a fetish growing here, and I don’t think a parent needs to be involved in it, but he’s stinking up the joint. Parent Is Seriously Stumped

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Here’s something you can do: Get the fuck over yourself. I know that’s harsh, DIMI, but I’m thinking harsh is what you came to me for. If it isn’t—if what you wanted was more ladies-of-class bullshit with a side of warm and syrupy sympathy—then you might wanna skip the rest of my response. Look, motherfucker, there are people out there with missing limbs, who were badly burned in fires, with disfiguring birth defects. One day volunteering in a burn ward or at Walter Reed might help you put your mangled hand in some sort of perspective. Because it could be worse. And burn victims and people with missing limbs and people with birth defects? Lots and lots of them are out there dating and getting laid and finding partners despite the cruel looks they sometimes get from thoughtless children. Yes, some women will be turned off by your right hand, and that sucks. But some won’t care. And while there might be one or two women out there who’ll find you more attractive as a result of your accident—I’ve never received a letter from a woman with a fetish for missing fingers, but I’ll doubtless hear from at least one after your letter runs—I can tell you this for sure: No one is attracted to a person who is paralyzed by self-pity. Each and every one of us moves through life covered with scars, DIMI, some more visible than others. Life has a way of carving chunks out of all of us—literal chunks in some cases. All we can do is make the best of what we have or what we have left. So get the fuck over yourself, get the fuck out of the house, and go meet women. If you’re worried that your right hand is the first thing a woman notices, get a prosthesis made or wear a glove. And while you may be tempted to blame your right hand for your lack of romantic success, DIMI, remember that very few people your age—people with 10 intact fingers—have met with much romantic success. I’m sorry about your accident. Good luck. 

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21ST & WALNUT ST- Brand New 1BR in Brownstone bldg, HW floors, High ceilings, Heat & Hot water incl, Laundry in bldg. AVAIL NOW! $1075. MSRE, 215-925-RENT(7368), www. 277 S.4th St., 1R (Society Hill) Bilevel 1BR w/open kitchen, updated bathroom & in unit laundry! $1550/ mo. John Brown, Prudential Fox & Roach Direct: 215-440-8173 315 ARCH, 307: $1,600/MO 1BD/1BA, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, soaring ceilings, granite + stainless kitchen, c/a, CALL RYAN MCCANN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-6276005/215-558-2118 315 ARCH, 305: $2,000/MO 1BD/1BA, hardwood floors, high ceilings, tons of natural light, granite + stainless kitchen, washer + dryer, c/a, CALL RYAN MCCANN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215-558-2118 9XX DALY ST 3BDRMS.,1BATH, Large LR, kit., bsmt. New Windows,laminated flrs. on 2nd flr. Freshly painted. ASKING PRICE $130,000. Call 215755-7447. ART MUSEUM AREA: 20/Mt.Vernon 1BR, Tile ba, refurb kit, DW, GD, HW flrs, Laundry facilities avail. Smoke-free bldg. Sorry, NO PETS. $1050/mo, incl heat/water. Call 717-433-7157 OLD CITY (104 Chestnut/3rd fl) Lg 1BR, 1BA, approx 1300SF, Tall windows, view of BF Bridge, High ceilings, Carpeted, CA, Gas heat, DW, GD, WD. $1125/mo+. Avail Oct. 215-627-4414 OLD CITY: 3rd/Chestnut Ren Bilvl w/Huge BDRM. 1450SF. Exp brick walls, HWflrs, Skylite, Lg Windows, HVAC, WD, DW, Micro. $1550/mo+. 610-250-2280 PASSYUNK SQ. 3RD fl,Hwd flrs., W/D, Tile BATH & Kit.,AC. $900+util (267) 334-6111

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2036 SPRUCE: $2,200/MO 2BD/1BA, hardwood floors, high ceilings, washer + dryer, 2 fireplace mantles, full tile bath with pedestal sink, gallery kitchen, great windows, CALL RYAN MCCANN PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215-558-2118 333 Monroe St., B: Fantastic 2 bed/2 bath w/parking on a lovely Queen Village block! $2250/mo. John Brown, Prudential Fox & Roach Direct: 215-440-8173 531 S. 17TH: GREAT BI-LEVEL, DW, WD, CA $1450+. George Gay R.E. 215-563-6724 9TH & SOUTH Great bilevel 2BR, CA, Close to everything. $1150+. PMG 215-545-7007 x108 BROAD & LOMBARD: Gorg 2BR bilevel, HW flrs, FP, Avail 09/07. $1750+. PMG, 215-545-7007x304 GIRARD EST. VIC. 2nd flr., Washer, Dr yer, C/A. No Pets. $950/mo.+. 267-307-5834. NORTHERN LIBERTIES 1315 N 6th Street. 2BR, Hw/Flrs, w/d, dw $950/ Mo 215-883-0542 OLD CITY (4 S.Front St/4th fl) Bright 2BR or 1BR/Office, approx 2000SF, Facing Del River w/view of BF bridge. CA, Gas heat, WD, DW, GD, Wood/Carpet. $1350/mo+. 215-627-4414 RITTENHOUSE SQ. AREA (2013 Walnut St.) 2BRs or 1 lg bedroom/Office, 1 bath, WD, DW, CA, Gas heat, Carpeted. $1295/mo+. 215-627-4414 SO.BROAD ST-LUXURIOUS, SPACIOUS ULTRA MODERN KITCHEN, W/GRANITE, HDWOOD/CERAMIC/ BARBER CARPET. C/A, W/D, WINDOW TREATMENT, VISUAL INTERCOM. CLOSE TO TRANSPORTATION, SHOPPING AND SPORTS COMPLEX. NO PETS. STARTING AT $900/MO.+UTILS. CALL 215-755-6900. THE CHATHAM: 20TH & WALNUTOPEN HOUSE SAT., 12-4PM Spacious Studio’s & 2BRs in High rise, Doorman bldg w/Mag Western & Southern exp, View of Rittenhouse Square, HW flrs, Laundry on site, Prof Mngd. AVAIL SEPT! ALL UTILS INCL. FROM $1285-$1860. MSRE, 215-925-RENT(7368), www.

HOUSE FOR RENT 1222 S. 4TH: $2,300/MO 3BD/2.5BA, 1-car garage, nice eat-in kitchen, private and fenced in backyard, laundry, c/a, CALL LYNDA KREVITZ PRU FOX & ROACH 215-627-6005/215421-6998 18TH & SNYDER AVE. Lg.4/5BDRMS, HDWD FLRS.,REAR PATIO, W/D, Section 8 OK. $1300/mo.+. 215432-6222.

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2700 ANN st.(PORt RichMOND) 2 Brs., 1 Bath, Bi-LeveL, w&d in the BLdg.yard 325 sPRucE st (2ND FRONt)2 Brs., 1 Bath, heat incLuded, wood & w/w carpet

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523 s. 2ND st 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, deck, centraL ait, hrd.fLrs, no pets or smokers


2410 MANNiNg st.(24th & LOcust sts.) charming 1 Br., 1 Bth house, hrd.fLrs,.a/c, w&d,yard $1,300.00


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soUtH & 26tH WalnUt & 23rD pine & 22nD st.JaMes & 22nD CHerry & 21st loCUst & 21st pine & 21st WalnUt & 20tH CHestnUt & 20tH sprUCe & 16tH


Fab 1br w/yard & private ent Fab studio’s, HW floors, laundry sunny 1br’s, HW floors, yard. bright large studio Jr. 1br, HW floors Great studio & 1br large 3br bi-level, HW floors. Great 1br, HW floors. Great 1br, W/W, D/W, C/a Fab 2br, HW floors, Ca

$995 $775-$800 $1170-$1225 $995 $850 $775-$1150 $2175 $825-$1050 $900 $1650


Saturday Appointments Available RITTENHOUSE SQUARE/FITLER SQUARE THE CHATHAM: 20TH & WALNUT – Open House Saturdays from 12n-4pm. Spacious Studio’s and Two Bedrooms in High rise, Doorman bldg w/Magnificent Western & Southern exposure, View of Rittenhouse Square, HW floors, Laundry on site, Professionally Managed. AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER ALL UTILS INCL. FROM $1,285- $1,860 26TH & SOUTH – Contemporary Townhome in Great location, High ceilings, New carpeting, W/D, Dog friendly, Yard & Basement. AVAILABLE NOW/SEPT! $1,575 21ST & LOCUST – Adorable Studio in Brownstone bldg. w/ HW floors, Laundry on premise. AVAILABLE NOW! HEAT/HOT WATER INCL. $825 21ST & LOCUST - Junior One Bedroom in Brownstone bldg, HW floors, Laundry on premise. AVAILABLE NOW! HEAT & HOT WATER INCL $985 21ST & WALNUT – Brand New One Bedroom in Brownstone bldg, HW floors, High ceilings, Heat & Hot water incl, Laundry in bldg. AVAILABLE NOW! $1075

WASHINGTON SQUARE WEST/OLD CITY THE IMPERIAL: BROAD & SPRUCE – Studio’s in High rise, Elevator bldg, HW floors, A/C, Laundry. AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER! GAS/HOT WATER INCL. $785 11TH & PINE – Cozy Studio next to Kahn Park, Elevator bldg, HW floors, Laundry on premise. AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER! HEAT/HOT WATER INCLUDED $775

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SALE OPEN HOUSES TwiLigHT OPEN HOUSE wEDNESDAY AUgUST 21ST 5:00-6:00Pm Naval Square 617 Schuylkill ave $663,000 coldwell BaNker Preferred

THURSDAY AUgUST 22ND 5:30–7:00Pm queeN village 135 fitzwater St. $575,000 Plumer & aSSociateS

Bella viSta 1233 BaiNBridge St. uNit h $399,900 coldwell BaNker Preferred

SUNDAY AUgUST 25TH 12:00-1:00Pm maNayuNk 4418 SaiNt david’S St. $264,900 coldwell BaNker Preferred waShiNgtoN Sq. weSt 925 cliNtoN St $1,495,000 Plumer & aSSociateS





broaD & sprUCe studio’s & 1br’s, C/a, W/D $875-$1050 sprUCe &Walnut 15tH & 23rdFab studio & 1br, HW floors $795-$820 $770-995 1 & 2Bd's, hardwood, laundry sprUCe & 13tH studio’s, 1&2 br’s, HW floors $850-$1195 $575-1000 Locust & 21st Studios & 1Bd's, laundry, heat incl. bainbriDGe & 12tH Mod studio’s, HW floor $825 $850-950 Pine & 21st 1Bd's, hardwood, heat incl., yard sprUCe & 12tH studio & 2br, W/W, a/C $850-$1300 $700-1000 Pine & 22nd 1studio & 2Bd, hardwood, heat incl. pine & 10tH & 1br, HW floors $775-$1300 pine & 9tH sunny studio, HW floors, laundry $775 $750-1100 Lombard & 23rd 1 &2Bd, bi-level, A/C loMbarDChestnut & 9tH Great 1 & 2br’s, HW floors, Ca. $950-$1250 $875-1000 & 20th Ultra mod 1Bd's, C/A, great location $875-1700 Lombard & 19th Newly renov, mod studio, 1 & 2Bd's $770-995 Walnut &QUEEN 23rd 1 &VILLAGE 2Bd's, hardwood, laundry $800-850 Broad & Spruce Mod 1Bd's, W/D, C/A, heat incl. $575-1000 Locust & 1Bd's, laundry, heat incl. CHristian & 5tH Mod & 1 &21st 2br,Studios W/W, a/C $840-$1050 $850-950 Pine 1Bd & 21st 1Bd's,w/d, hardwood, heat incl., yard $850-995 Lombard & 9th & 2Bd, hardwood, laundry soUtH & 5tH Coxy studio’s $620-$625 $700-1000 Pine & 22nd 1 & 2Bd, hardwood, heat incl. bainbriDGe & 3rD Greath/w 1br’s, W/W, C/a bi-level, A/C $810 $995-1100 Pine & 9th 2Bd's, $750-1100 Lombard & floors, 23rd 1W/D &2Bd, CHristianSpruce & 2nD & 12th Fab studio’s 1br bi-level, trinity’s $875-1000 Chestnut & 20th& Ultra mod 1Bd's, C/A, great location$780-$1050 $995 2Bd, 1-1/2 bath, laundry $875-1700 Monroe & 2nD Great 2br, HW Newly Ca, pvt entrance. $1400 Lombard & 19th renov, mod studio, 1 & 2Bd's $995-1350 Spruce & 16th Old World, 1 floors, & 2Bd's, hardwood $800-850 Broad & Spruce Mod 1Bd's, W/D, C/A, heat incl. Art Area Ultra Mod 1 & &ART 3Bd's, Deck, Parking laundry $950-1750 $850-995 Lombard 9th 1BdW/D, & 2Bd, w/d, hardwood, MUSEUM $995-1100 &mod 9th 1 2Bd's, h/w floors, $825-1375 City FabPine ultra & 2Bd's, deckW/D popUlar Old & 28tH 2br, HW floors, a/C $1050 $995 Spruce & 12th 2Bd, 1-1/2 bath, bi-level, laundry tHe breWery27tH &City parrisH $1950 University 3Bd, 2 bath, totally renovated $995-1350 Spruce & 16th Old World, 1 & 2Bd's, hardwood 1br lofts, C/a,Nice W/D,Studio GatedParking parking $1300 $950-1750 ArtMod Area Ultra ModW/W, 1 & 3Bd's, W/D, Deck, $700 Spring Garden Collonade-Extremely $825-1375 Old City Fab ultra mod 1 & 2Bd's, deck aspen & 26tH sunny studio’s & 1br’s $750-$800 $600-675 Q.V. 3rd & Bambridge 1 3Bd, & 2Bd's, W/W, C/A $1950 University City 2&bath, totally renovated parrisH & 26tH Delightful studio’s 1br’s $800-$900 $375 Spring Garden & 19th Studio, hardwood, Heat incl. $700 Spring Garden Collonade-Extremely Nice Studio Mt. vernon & 21st lg. studio, parquet floors $795 $600-675 Q.V. 3rd & Bambridge 1W/D & 2Bd's, W/W, C/A $625 Fairmount & 18th Mod 1Bd, C/A, sprinG GarDen & 20tH Spring studio/loft, HW floors $800 $375 Garden & 19th Studio, hardwood, Heat incl. 1br, eat-in Kit, yard $925 WallaCe Mt. & 20tH $600 Vernon &Fairmount 21st Gret Studio, Laundry $625 & 18th ModYard, 1Bd, C/A, W/D FairMoUnt & 20tH & 20th large 2br, $1250 $600 Mt. Vernon & w/Den 21st Gret Studio, $700 Wallace 1Bd, parquet floors, yardYard, Laundry $700 Wallace & 20th 1Bd, parquet floors, yard sprinG GarDen &19tH Charming studio’s, HW floors $775-$825 $600 Aspen & 26th 1Bd, W/W, laundry $600 Aspen & 26th 1Bd, W/W, laundry

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waShiNgtoN Square weSt 838-40 lomBard St. $1,545,000 PrudeNtial, fox, & roach art muSeum area 874 N. StillmaN St. $249,900 PrudeNtial, fox, & roach queeN village 506 clymer St. $200,000 PrudeNtial, fox, & roach PaSSyuNk Square 732 aNNiN St. $304,900 PrudeNtial, fox, & roach

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queeN village 524 kauffmaN St. $369,000 PrudeNtial fox & roach

NortherN liBertieS 968 N. 5th St. $545,000 PrudeNtial, fox, & roach

Bella viSta 1233 BaiNBridge St. uNit B $349,900 coldwell BaNker Preferred

Bella viSta 1036 S. raNdolPh St. $350,000 PrudeNtial, fox, & roach

graduate hoSPital 2236 kimBall St. $479,000 PrudeNtial, fox, & roach

logaN Square 119 N. vaN Pelt St. $725,000 PrudeNtial, fox, & roach

graduate hoSPital 1720 BaiNBridge St. B. $449,900 coldwell BaNker Preferred

graduate hoSPital 1730 cathariNe St. $699,900 PrudeNtial, fox, & roach

graduate hoSPital 415 S. 19th St. Ph4. $314,900 coldwell BaNker Preferred

iNdePeNdeNce court 830 S. SwaNSoN St. $689,900 PrudeNtial, fox, & roach

queeN village 1020 S. raNdolPh St. $319,900 coldwell BaNker Preferred


queeN village 121 keNilworth St. $859,900 PrudeNtial fox & roach

graduate hoSPital 1631 chriStiaN St. $1,100,000 PrudeNtial, fox, & roach ritteNhouSe Square 511 S. 18th $475,000 PrudeNtial, fox, & roach

12:30-2:00Pm grey’S ferry 2926 New hoPe Street $169,000 coldwell BaNker Preferred



cheStNut hill 8056 wiNStoN rd, $319,900 coldwell BaNker Preferred

queeN village 854 iNdePeNdeNce court $649,900 PrudeNtial fox & roach

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5 bedrooms - 3.5 baths – Extra Long Driveway, 5 bedrooms - 3.5 baths -Extra Long Driveway, Lovely, Large & Loaded with Upgrades, Both Lovely, Large & Loaded with Upgrades. Plus Approx 2.5 years Plus Approx 2.5 Years remain on tax abatement -$499,000 Remaining on Tax Abatement! - $559,000

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PW ramps up the fun factor with our new drinks and nightlife section!

Nail Salon and Apt. Good income. $160,000.

South PhiladelPhia 1518 S Hicks Street 2 Bedrooms. Newbold Area. $145,000.

23rd and Ellsworth Large Corner with garage. $145,000.

2501-2515 S. Marshall Street


Educational Center. 15,000 sq. ft. $495,000.

2225-27-29 Wilder Street Building Lot. 42 x 50. $79,000.

warehouSe – northern libertieS ViCinity 1634 N Randolph Street 2000 sq. ft. $125,000.

double ProPerty FrankFord aVenue 3378-80 Frankford Avenue

The Chocolate Works | The Touraine | The Packard | The Metropolitan | The Old Quaker

Closed Delicatessen plus 2 Floor Apt. $119,000.

uniVerSity City ManSion 4809 Chester Avenue New Mansion. Dramatic Kitchen and Living Room. Huge Bedroom Suites. $549,000.

aPartMentS on FairMount Park 2207 N 33rd Street 6 apts. $179,000.

Two – 1 bedrooms units. $59,500.

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Continued from pg. 32 Queen Village 870 independence court $689,900 prudential Fox & roach

Queen Village 720 S. Front St. $323,500 prudential Fox & roach

South philadelphia 731 Manton St. $295,000 prudential, Fox, & roach waShington SQuare weSt 1023 clinton St. 202 $425,000 prudential, Fox, & roach

Bella ViSta 1022 S. 6th St. $409,000 prudential, Fox, & roach

paSSyunK SQuare 710 Medina St. $329,000 prudential, Fox, & roach

rittenhouSe SQuare 1710 pine St. $1,500,000 prudential, Fox, & roach

Bella ViSta 811 MontroSe St. $614,900 prudential, Fox, & roach

graduate hoSpital 2200 Kater St. $357,500 prudential, Fox, & roach


rittenhouSe SQuare 510 S. 17th St. $555,000 prudential, Fox, & roach Queen Village 225 carpenter St. $524,998 prudential, Fox, & roach

1:30-3:00pm Fitler SQuare 2528 naudain St. $445,000 prudential, Fox, & roach

Queen Village 506 catharine St. $500,000 prudential Fox & roach

3:00-4:00pm Queen Village 135 Fitzwater St. $575,000 pluMer & aSSociateS Queen Village 778 S Front St. h $579,000 prudential Fox & roach

northern liBertieS 908 Saint John neuMann St. $795,000 prudential, Fox, & roach art MuSeuM 743 n. 17th St. $750,000 prudential, Fox, & roach art MuSeuM area 917 n. 29th St. $439,900 prudential, Fox, & roach pennSport 515 reed St. $335,000 prudential, Fox, & roach logan SQuare 2037 appletree St. $495,000 prudential, Fox, & roach


Society hill 253 pine St., 3rd Floor $399,000 prudential Fox & roach


graduate hoSpital 750 S. 18th St. $539,900 prudential, Fox, & roach

Queen Village 516 1/2 carpenter St. $357,500 prudential Fox & roach

Bella ViSta 913 S. 7th St. $435,000 prudential, Fox, & roach

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Queen Village 132 Kenilworth St. $549,900 prudential Fox & roach

art MuSeuM 720 Shirley St. $375,000 prudential, Fox, & roach

Society hill 627 loMBard St. $550,000 prudential, Fox, & roach

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northern liBertieS 615 poplar St. $600,000 prudential, Fox, & roach

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Studio, Completely renovated, with custom kitchen and bath and $1,425 hardwood floors, 396 sf One bedroom, generous entertaining space, bay windows, lots of natural $1,875 light, sunrise views, 690 Brand new 1 bedroom with hardwood floors, custom kitchen, designer $1,925 bath and western city views, 572 sf Washington square hoPKinson house 604-36 S. WASHINGTON SQ. Studio, excellent closet space, Washington Squre views, 460 sf $1,150 Studio, high floor, southern $1,150 views, 413 sf 1 bedroom, panoramic southern $1,575 views, 778 sf

stricKland roW 1014 Spruce STreeT Spacious studio, with separate kitchen area, 480 sf


old city/society hill society hill toWers 200-220 LOcuST STreeT Studio, on a high floor with dramatic river and city views to the south, floor-to-ceiling $1,350 windows, 540 sf Corner 1 bedroom, with threetop views of Society Hill, floor-to-ceiling windows, 750 sf $1,700

BanK Building 421 cHeSTNuT STreeT Brand new 2 bedroom plus den, 2.5 bathroom with wood floors, chef’s kitchen, designer bathrooms and unique finishes such as exposed brick and $7,500 ductwork, 2025 sf

aBBotts square 530 S. 2Nd STreeT 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, fireplace, study nook, private terrace, excellent storage space, 989 sf $1,695

aVenue oF the arts center city one 1326 Spruce STreeT Studio, seperate area for kitchen, balcony, lots of closet $1,195 space, 494 sf 2 bedroom, 2 baths, split floor plan, balcony, skyline view, $2,390 washer/dryer, 1209 sf

tWilight oPen house - thursday 8/22 5:00 - 6:00Pm · 24 hour doorman · state-of-the-art fitness center · many apartments have recently been updated with brand new kitchens and hardwood floors · Pet friendly · Washers and dryers in many of the apartments · all utilities included except for electric

1 bedroom plus den, 270 degree city views, 2 baths, 763 sf $1,850 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, generous entertaining space, lots of closets, $2,550 1022 sf 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, renovated, 270 degree views offering excellent natural light, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, 1079 sf $2,650

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Studio, on a high floor with

Studio, with lots of light, hard-

hardwood floors, open kitchen,

wood floors, large marble bath

walk-in closet and marble

and open kitchen, 425 sf $1,495

Studio, 573 sf

$1,395 1

bedroom, private terrace, partial Rittenhouse Square views, 609 sf $1,675

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, private

bathroom, 423 sf

terrace, washer/dryer, city views, 1119 sf $2,800

Junior 1 bedroom, with

258 south 18th st. 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom custom home one half block from Rittenhouse Square, lots of natural light, hardwood floors, fireplace, designer kitchen and baths $2,490

rittenhouse square

313 south 18th st.

the lanesBorough 1601 LOcuST STreeT Custom entire floor home with

Junior 1 bedroom, wood floors,

360 degree city views, chef’s kitchen, designer bathrooms, incredible building details $8,950 throughout, 3422 sf

1830 rittenhouse sq. Brand new 1 bedroom plus den, with high end finishes and appointments and beautifully restored original building details, overlooks Rittenhouse Square, $2,495 778 sf

new kitchen and bath, 335 sf $1,100

Recently renovated spacious one bedroom, hardwood floors, kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, lots of natural light, 710 sf $1,650

sunrise city views, open kitchen, hardwood floors, marble bath, excellent closet space, 531 sf

1 bedroom, hardwood floors, Washington Square views, designer bathroom, 975 sf $2,650

Junior 1 bedroom, wood floors, marble bathroom, washer/dryer, 528 sf $1,895 1 bedroom, marble bathroom, wood floors, excellent closet space, 653 sf $2,000


2 bedrooms, 2 baths, open

WanamaKer house

chef’s kitchen, marble baths,

2020 WALNuT STreeT

walk-in closets in both bedroom,

Studio, with bay windows and southern views, 549 sf $1,450

lots of natural light, 1296 sf $3,790

1955 locust street Twilight open House Thursday 8/22 5:00 - 6:00pm Brand new studio half a block

Spacious 2 bedroom, 2 baths, generous entertaining space, hardwood floors, renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, customized closets, skyline views, washer/dryer, 1198 sf $2,950

from Rittenhouse Square with wood floors and high end kitchen and bath, 404 sf

220 W. rittenhouse sq.



Brand new 1 bedroom half a

art museum the PhiladelPhian 2401 peNNSyLvANIA Ave

block from Rittenhouse Square

Spacious studio with private

with wood floors and high end

terrace and eastern light exposure, 726 sf $1,100

kitchen and bath, 510 sf $1,675

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Impeccable 3BD/1BA home featuring hardwood floors, contemporary bath, delicate moldings, and a nice sized rear patio, all located on an amazing block!

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High Rise Sites Apts/Condos Old City & Northern Liberties Locations

107 Callowhill Northern Liberties, Philadelphia Leased For 10 Years to Clear Channel Outdoor $250,000

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18,000 sq ft Build 16 Town Homes $600,000

■ 9300 Sq. Ft.

■ Lot with Plans for



Don’t miss this grand opportunity to own an 18x38 vacant lot in a remarkable location- 1 block off of Girard Avenue, close to the Piazza, Liberties Walk, and Taco Riendo!.



105 S. 12TH 503


Luxurious 1BD/1BA condo unit boasting 6 extra-large windows, high ceilings, granite + stainless kitchen with drop down sushi bar, and Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors. This building has a doorman, fitness center, and has 1-year free parking in a garage located just across the street!


One of a kind 3BD/2.5BA home with a completely finished family room, lovely granite and stainless kitchen, wide open space, and incredible roof top terrace, also featuring amazing deck and fun yard! Also boasts intercom, security system, and 10 year tax abatement pending!


741 S. 21ST



Very well kept triplex featuring a beautifully pointed brick façade, newer windows, and newer roof, all boasting lots of potential in a fantastic location!





Delightful 2BD/1BA front porch home overlooking Konrad Square featuring brand new granite kitchen with light wood cabinetry, grand backyard, and many more charming details on an amazing block!

BELLA VISTA $244,900

Never before offered 1BD/1BA condo unit with a wide open floor plan with high ceilings and an abundance of windows and light, boasting original tile, adjacent former vault in kitchen (use as wine cellar or pantry!), perfect entertaining space, and common roof deck access.


Exquisite 3BD/3BA new construction home with garage parking, finished basement, courtyard, and deck off the living space, beautifully designed dramatic vestibule entry, soaring ceilings, and 7’ windows.



Delightful 2BD/1BA home featuring wide open layout, spacious stainless kitchen with wood cabinets, and adorable rear yard, all with incredible charm in a superb location.



Completely renovated 3BD/2.5BA home offering wide open living space, brand new granite + stainless tile kitchen, finished basement, and private red brick yard, beautifully designed with amazing lighting, hardwood floors, and crown molding.


with Plans 5105 Winchester Ave. Ventnor, NJ $249,000 Each



Fabulous 3BD/2BA home boasting wide open living space, decked-in yard with planters, trees + ivy, and a nice sized deck, also includes 1-car parking on a beautifully landscaped garden lot!



Delightful 2BD/1BA home featuring tons of natural light, painted original pine floors, adorable eat-in kitchen, and a charming brick-paved, large sunny garden, all found on a most desirable, tree-lined block.

RITTENHOUSE SQUARE $434,900 Gorgeous and cat friendly 2BD/2BA home with balcony, and open stainless tile kitchen; condo fee includes all utilities (electric, heat, hot water), common area maintenance, snow + trash removal, indoor pool + fitness area, insurance, 24hr security doorman, available valet-parking, and so much more!

Jumbo ($417K or more) adjustable rate mortgages that won't adjust for the first 5, 7, or 10 years! Interest APR* Rate



P&I Pmt Per $1,000

2.875% 2.98%


5/1 (360 Term)


3.25% 3.14%


7/1 (360 Term)


3.50% 3.33%


10/1 (360 Term)


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Warm and handsome 2BD/2BA home offering den, wood burning fireplace, and sun deck, also boasting newer stainless and Corian kitchen and lovely master bedroom suite!

241 S. 6TH 1607

■ 2 Bay Front Lots


Stunning 2BD/2BA corner condo unit featuring textured balcony, wonderful oak flooring, granite kitchen, and fantastic unobstructed southern views, all with tons of sunlight streaming through the wide open space!



Delightful 3BD/1BA home with wide open space, lovely stainless + tile eat-in kitchen, rooftop terrace, and landscaped brick yard, beautifully designed with wood floors, wood burning fireplace, built-ins, and detailed crown molding.



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Rare opportunity to buy a Lot zoned for 5 units surrounded by new construction projects and close to everything! Seller will deliver zoning approvals before settlement- (2 bi-level 2 bedroom units & 3- one bedroom units) Zoned c3, there are several “by right” uses for this site. Lot size is irregular, approximately 16’x 95,’ and the rear of lot is 25’x40’.

338 S. 3RD

Lot Zoned CMX 2 Build Townhomes Mid-Rise or Commercial

■ 25 Homes

august 21 - 28

727-29 S. 7TH 1F

Fantastic and sun-filled 1BD/1BA be-level condo unit offering hardwood floors, many windows, high ceilings, and it’s very own private entrance, located on a charming tree-lined block!

5 Apartments/Condos 107 Callowhill Street Northern Liberties, Philadelphia $250,000

Building 117 Spring Garden St. Northern Liberties, Philadelphia $899,000

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Brand new construction! Stunning 3BD/2.5BA home with 5 levels, offering top of the line fiber-glassed roof deck with wet bar and gas line, cute patio with planting area, and concrete yard, designed with high ceilings, incredible bedrooms, and an approved tax abatement.

Brand new construction! Gorgeous 3-story, 3BD/2.5BA home boasting solid oak hardwood floors, wide open space, finished basement, plus huge private yard perfect for entertaining!

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1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Studiosin MainLine $115,000 to& $150,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse“Specializing Sq. Center City” 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1 Bedrooms $175,000 to $225,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Damon Michels $525,000 2 Bedrooms $250,000 to $400,000 $525,000 Call: 215-840-0437 “Specializing in MainLine & Center City” The Damon Michels Team $400,000 to&$500,000 in MainLine Center City” 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse“Specializing Sq. 3 Bedrooms Damon Michels Damon Michels 610.688.4310 Includes real estate tax • No transfer tax 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Call: 215-840-0437 215-840-0437 Call: $525,000 $525,000 Open Sun | Mon 12-6pm MAINLINE 610.688.4310 CENTER CITY PHILA. Open Sunday 11-11-4pm 4 pm | Tues-Thurs 10- 5 pm CENTER CITY SHEFFIELD COURT The William Penn House CenTer CiTY PHiLa. Main Line SuburbS 610.688.4310 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Tues-Fri 9-6pm | Sat 12-3pm 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. MAINLINE CENTER CITY The William Penn House - Center City Living! 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba;MAINLINE RenovatedTownhome, - Center City Living! The William Penn House $525,000 CENTER CITY Rittenhouse $525,000 Rittenhouse Square Square •• Rooftop Rooftop Pool Fitness Center Valet - Center City Living! Pool ••Fitness Center •• Valet 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Parking • 24 Hr Security 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. •• Parking • 24 Hr Security 24 Hr Maintenance 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Rittenhouse Square • Rooftop 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 24 Hr Maintenance Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Studios to $150,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. $525,000 Pool $115,000 •$175,000 Fitness Center • Valet 1830 $525,000 $525,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1 Bedrooms to $225,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 110 Montgomery Ave. Bala Cynwyd • 24 to Hr Security • $525,000 1830 Addison 2 Bedrooms $250,000 to$150,000 $400,000 Studios Parking $115,000 $525,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 4 New Construction Townhomes Statrting at $659K. 1830 Addison St. St. Rittenhouse Rittenhouse Sq. Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Bedrooms $400,000 to $500,000 1830 Addison24 St.Hr Rittenhouse Sq. Maintenance Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Addison St.Garage, Rittenhouse Sq. 13Bedrooms 31830 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $175,000 to $225,000 4 Beds/3.1 Baths, 1-Car Open Floor Plan 331830 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Bd/2 2047 Spruce St. #4, Rittenhouse Square Includes real estate tax • No transfer tax 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 33 Bd/2 Ba; Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, Interior Units 3,010 square feet $525,000 2 Bedrooms $250,000 to $400,000 $525,000 1/11830 Condo –Addison corner unit inSt. Victorian Mansion $365,000 $525,000 $525,000 $525,000 Open 11-4pm | Mon 12-6pm $525,000 Rittenhouse Sq. Exterior Units square feet Sq. Studios $115,000 to $150,000 $525,000 1830 Addison St.2,950 Rittenhouse $525,000 1129 Sun N. Woodbine Ave., Penn Valley Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. $400,000 $500,000 Tues-Fri 9-6pm | Satto 12-3pm 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bedrooms 1830 Addison St.Y Rittenhouse 31830 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1 Bedrooms to $225,000 1830 OPEN SUNDA 11#14, AMOld - 1 City PMSq. 33MAIN Bd/2 Ba; 5BD/3.1BA;$175,000 2919 sq. ft. $775,000 3 Bd/2 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 6-10 Strawberry St. Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, RenovatedTownhome, LINE SUBURBS OPEN SUNDA Y 2 4 PM 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Includes real estate • Noto transfer 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 2 Bedrooms 3 Bd/2 1830 Addison St. tax Rittenhouse Ba;Condo, RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 2427 Carpenter Street, Graduate Hospital $525,000 33$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 $250,000 $400,000 Bd/2 2Bd/2Ba; 4 Yrs. Young $349,000 49 Cornell Rd., Bala Cynwyd 110 Fairview Road, Penn Valley 200 Simpson Rd., Ardmore 3 Bd/2Addison Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 31830 Bd/2Addison Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 St. Rittenhouse Sq. Rent $1,850/mo St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. $525,000 3 Bedrooms $400,000 to $500,000 5Bd/3.1Ba; 4,654 Square Feet $525,000 3BD/1.1BA; Townhouse $329K Sq. Commercial ce & 2 apartments) Open Sun(offi 11-4pm | Mon$489,000 12-6pm 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse 5BD/2.2Ba 3,314 Sq. Ft. Colonial Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 $525,000 Contemporary; 2.20 Acres; $829,500 1830 Includes real 9-6pm estate tax • No12-3pm transfer Rittenhouse Sq. Tues-Fri |Newtown Sat 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; Street, RenovatedTownhome, 864 Briarwood Rd., Squaretax $525,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse 1830 Finished, Walk-out LL $549K Sq. 510 S.Addison 11th Wash Square West 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, New Construction –St. 922-26 N. 17th Street 147Addison OldRenovatedTownhome, GulphSt. Road, WynnewoodSq. 6Bd/5.1Ba; Colonial; Greene Countrie Sq. 3$525,000 Bd/2 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Ba;-RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Rittenhouse 6 Units $314,900. Call for Details. Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse 331407 Bd/2 Ba; Bd/2 $525,000 County Line Bryn 3BD/2BA; 3-Story Twnhome C/A $339K Open Sun 11-4pm | Mon 12-6pm 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 4.2 Ba;RenovatedTownhome, 4,955 sq ftRd., Tudor ManorMawr home, 34BD/ Bd/2 Ba; 1.78Ba; Acres; Radnor Township; $975,000 3 Bd/2 RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 $525,000 707 Conshohocken State| Rd., Cynwyd $525,000 $525,000 $525,000 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. $525,000 Tues-Fri 9-6pm SatBala 12-3pm 2.2 acres 1830 Addison St.$1,719,000 Rittenhouse 3722Swain Hamilton St., Powelton Village 5BD/3BA; Renovated Colonial Sq. 605 New Gulph Rd., Bryn Mawr PA 1519 Street, Art Museum Area Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Sq. 1830 St. Rittenhouse 4BD/2BA; Colonial in college 31830 Bd/2Addison Ba;6Bd/2.1Ba RenovatedTownhome, Addison St.Rittenhouse Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St.Rittenhouse Rittenhouse Sq. $495,000 1830 Addison St. 1830 1830 Addison St. Sq. 31830 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 6Bd/4.1Ba; 4,416 Sq.Ft. Park 3/4 Acres; Walk to Train $724K Sq. 1025 Barr Lane, Gladwyne 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3BD/2.1BA 1,552 Sq. Ft Townhouse 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 3-Story; .43 Acres $1,175,000 33$525,000 Bd/2 RenovatedTownhome, Bd/2 Ba;4bd/3.1Ba 3$525,000 Bd/2Sq.Ft; Ba; RenovatedTownhome, $525,000 1,598 1-Car Attached Garage $349K 2625 Sq. Ft; $525,000 863 N. Uber St. # A $525,000 Renovated, Central Air; Finished LL $399K Renovated Cape $600,000 $525,000 $525,000 940 Lindy Lane, Bala Cynwyd $525,000 1245 HollowSt. Rd., Penn ValleySq. 1830 Addison St. -Rittenhouse Sq. 1Bd/1Ba Condo $234,900 1830 Addison Rittenhouse 1830Community Addison– St. Rittenhouse Sq. G Corinthian IN Hillgate Elevator! 3Bd/4Ba; 3122 Sq. Ft. D N 190 Presidential #301 The E 25 W. Langhorne Ave., Havertown PA 19083 P 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison Sq.l 4BD/4.1Ba Contemporary 1727 Fitzwater St.,St. #ARittenhouse - Graduate Hospita 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Townhouse 1-Car Garage; $469,000 3BD/1.1Ba Twin; 1,252 Sq. Ft. $225,000 865 N. Uber St. #A 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3BD/3.1BA, 2700 Sq.Ft w/ Balcony 5,620 Sq.Ft. $1,500,000 2BD/1.1BA $350K 33$525,000 Bd/2 RenovatedTownhome, Bd/2 Ba; 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 2BD/2BATownhouse Condo $259,000 346 Lancaster Ave. #305 - Wynnewood Plaza 819 Pennstone Road, Bryn Mawr $525,000 $525,000 $525,000 $525,000 2BD/2BA, 1,294 sq. ft. condo $255,000 Updated; For Rent $4,700/month or $749K G 1830Hamilton Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 6BD/5.2BA; 7,480St. sq 5IN yr old Traditional 3508 Street - Powelton Village 1830 Addison Rittenhouse Sq. 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Nft,D E P 863 N. 27th St., Art Museum Area 1409 Wesley’s Run, Gladwyne Mansion $2,600,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 4Bd/2.1Ba; 1,864 Sq. Ft. $499K $635k Addison St.Ft. Rittenhouse Sq. 4BD/3.1BA; 3,300 Sq. REDUCED 31348 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 1830 1830 Addison St. Rittenhouse Sq. Bobarn Drive, Penn Valley 5BD/4.1BA French Colonial; 5,478 Sq.Ft. 2636 Chestnut Street, Ardmore $525,000 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 105 Rd., #10, Ardmore 33$525,000 Bd/2 Ba;Glenn RenovatedTownhome, Bd/2 3$525,000 Bd/2 Ba;Northwoods RenovatedTownhome, 5BD/4.1BA, 5588 Contemporary 1333 South Street -N.Washington Square West 922-26 17th Street 3BD/1.1BA Twin w/ $1,295,000 Attached Garage 2Bd;1.1Ba Condo $175,000 $525,000 6 units, new construction $525,000 $525,000 $525,000 “The Hermitage” 1830 St. Rittenhouse Sq. Duplex Addison w/ Parking; Separate Utilities $499K 1,280 Sq. $199,900 1830 Addison St..89 Rittenhouse 2-3 Car Garage; Acres Wayne $879K Sq. 1830 Addison St.FtRittenhouse Sq. $299K-$314,900 1110 Grandview Terrace, 1128 Saint Andrews Rd., Bryn Mawr 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, 3 4BD/3.1BA Bd/2 Ba;Contemporary RenovatedTownhome, 3 Bd/2 Ba; RenovatedTownhome, at “The Enclave” -- OAK VALLEY --$635,000 1501 S. 12th Street - Passyunk Square 4 BD/3.1BA, 3,108HILL sq. ft.PENN contemporary 1925 & 1927 Poplar Street $525,000 $525,000 4,249 Sq. Ft.; Updated $698,500 $525,000

336 David Drive, Havertown 1511 W. Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr

Split in Paddock Farms 5-64BD/2.1BA Beds/3.2 baths; 5,419 Square Feet 1/2 Acre; 2,346 $989,000 Sq.Ft. $339K

2Bd/2.1Ba Townhomes $299,000$559K Commercial Space and 4 Apartments

1750 Oakwood Ter #8K 1256 Round Hill Road, Bryn Mawr

- The6Estates Completely renovated bed 5.1 baths 3,834 sq ft. $899,000 2Bd/2BA; 1,247 Sq. Ft. $249K

2824 Poplar PhilaArt Museum Area 812 S. 19th St. Street - Graduate Hospital 5BD/2.1BA, 2502 sq. ft., 4BD/1.1 3 story twnhs $499,000 Great Investment BA $349K

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Solo Real Estate, Inc.

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223 GASKILL STREET 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom Townhouse in Society Hill with garage & elevator...all fully upgraded & handsomely appointed. Features include charming garden, chef’s kitchen with a top-of-the-line Viking appliance package, 2 private decks, 2 zones of HVAC, a NuTone intercom, surround sound & security system.

$1,195,000 523 S 18TH RITTENHOUSE SQ AREA NEW PRICE! $450,000


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1700 sq ft Townhouse, steps from Rittenhouse Sq. and South St. with all the great new restaurants. 3 plus Bdrms, 2 & 1/2 Bath, open Living/Dining combo with Oak flrs, Kitchen w/ Corian counter tops, white cabinets and tile wainscotting, Garden & Deck. Needs updating but affordable. 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, Living & Dining area with oak flrs, updated Kitchen w/ marble tile flr, recessed lights & Breakfast Bar, Large yard and parking 2 Story Row with front porch, Living and Dining with wood flrs, Galley Kitchen, 3 Bedrooms, 1 bath 1064 sq ft. Parking. New roof


Commercially zoned, set up as a residential duplex. 1 Bedroom on first floor, 3 Bedroom 2nd and 3rd floor bi-level. Plus rear work/studio space.


One story double wide commercial property built in 1981, 2 Powder rms, Newly refreshed, Ready for you to move right in. Good location on developing blocks of Passyunk.

2401 PENNSYLVANIA AVE 3C44 Rarely available 3 bedroom/2.5 bathroom in The Philadelphian!! Open concept living and dining room features parquet flooring, two walls of windows which flood the rooms with light and a balcony with treetops views of the Art Museum & Skyline! The kitchen includes a spacious dining area. Each of the 3 bedrooms has ample natural light and great closet space.



In the A. M. Greenfield School catchment you’ll find this superb 2000 sq ft townhouse. This impeccably maintained fourbedroom, two-bathroom residence features a wide, elegant staircase, organized closets, rich hard wood floors and a tranquil rear garden with mature planting and charming brick work.

$695,000 FOX&ROACH

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VILLAGE FEATURED PROPERTY QUEEN FISHTOWN Duplex Open Floor Plan SOCIETY HILL $369,000 540 Lombard Street 3 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths $329,900 5965611 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths MLS MLS 5784384

$799,000 MLS 6244444


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MLS 6238976

$225,000 $299,000


WASHINGTON SQUARE 3 Bedrooms Baths State of the2art Loft 1 Bedroom 1 Bath Condominium $239,000

$224,500 2 Bedrooms MLS 59569862 Baths MLS $489,555 6180525

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$379,000 $599,000 1 Bedroom 1 Bath

MLS 5897864 MLS 6256365 $269,900

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2810 Cambridge St REDUCED! 2BR/1BA Refinished HW Floors, High Ceilings, Custom Closets and Huge Back Yard 2601 Pennsylvania Ave #812 Gracious Corner Unit Overlooking Kelly Drive with Parking

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$259,999 $380,000

West Phila – 3220 N Etting St 3BR/1BA home Totally Rehabbed, 1.5 Years ago $67,500 Grays Ferry – 1604 S Newkirk St Great Investment opportunity for an investor looking for turn key rental income or a new home buyer $69,900 Mayfair – 4769 Bleigh Ave REDUCED! 3BR/1BA home in E Mayfair area W/ front patio overlooking a park, Ready for Move In $89,000 Fishtown - 2522 Tilton St 2BR/2BA in Fishtown $89,900 Folcroft – 1511 Glen Avenue Great Opportunity! Located on a nice and quiet block, Back yard wood floors, Handicap accessible $90,000 Port Richmond – 3019 Aramingo Ave Beautiful Port Richmond 3BR, Newer Kitchen, Freshly Painted, Move in Ready! $96,500 Holmesberg – 8020 Erdrick St 4 Bedroom and 1 Bath Home $109,000 Germantown – 140 W Abottsford Ave Lovely 4BR/1.5BA 1800 + Sq Ft Twin, Ready for you to move In $119,900 Southwest Phila – 4915 Market St Well Maintained spacious duplex, 2BR on 1 Floor 3 BR on the 2 Floor $119,900 Port Richmond - 2412 E Clearfield St This lovely home is very well kept and boasts solid Hardwood floors throughout $134,900 Logan – 5145 N Camac St 5BR/1.5BA Single Home 2 Car Garage, 3 Story Well Maintained home New Kitchen $135,900 Overbrook – 921 Marlyn Rd Classic 3BR/1BA rowhome W/Garage, Charming Orig Details and tasteful upgrades on beautiful block $139,900 Cheltenham – 1717 W Cheltenham 19027 $139,900 Grays Ferry- 1257 S 29th St Fully Renovated Move in Cond Close to Graduate Hosp., shopping Center, Supermarket, Public transit $139,900 Harrowgate – 3659 Frankford Ave Corner Property kept in Great Shape and situated for great Exposure right on Frankford Ave $169,900 West Phila – 4049 Baring St REDUCED! 5BR/2.5BA home, Original woodwork, Future Money Earner, Needs TLC $175,000 East Mt Airy – 1204 E Barringer St Well Maintained home on a Quiet Lovely St 3BR/2 Full BA 2 Half Bath $179,000 Temple University – 1904 Diamond St 7 BR Home with Vacant Lot, Huge Investment Opportunity $199,000 Germantown – 5369-75 Wingohocking Hts 4BR/3BA Victorian Hme and carriage house in need of TLC Sold as-is $225,000 Frankford – 4720 Oakland St 3 Story, 5 BR/2 Full Bath 2 half bath, High End marble and granite throughout, Completely Renovated $260,000 Germantown – 110 E Washington Lane Tastefully Designed Stone Twin in the heart of Germantown $260,000 Manayunk – 4635 Mansion St REDUCED! Beautiful 3BR/1BA Manyunk Rowhome, Lots of architectural details, Large Landscaped garden $264,000 Manayunk – 4418 Saint Davids St Knocked out 2BR/2.5BA with Patio located right off Main St $264,900 West Mt Airy – 118 W Sharpnack St 4BR/2/5BAContemporary New construction home, Full Finished Basement, Roof top Deck $298,900 Temple University – 2040 N Franklin St Great Investment Property Live in one unit and collect rent from the other fully rehabbed 4BR upper unit 1BR plus Partially Fin Basement in lower unit $299,000 Fishtown - 2315 Coral St New Construction, 3BER/2.5BA Modern homes Hardwood Floors, Kitchen with granite counter tops and SS Appliances, Finished Basement $314,900 North Phila – 5205 N Broad St One of a Kind, Cash Cow right on Broad St Semi Detached Twin offering 5 Separate units, All rehabbed with 2 Car Parking $350,000 Fishtown – 2227 Amber New Construction, Ultra Modern 3 Story Home, Roof Top deck $359,900 Temple University – 1132 W Nevada St Newly consturcted in 2012- Great Investment, Gorgeous Duplex has it all, The tenants enjoy this spacious and well built property that is 1 Block from the Main Campus $424,999 Temple University – 2233 N Camac St Investors Alert! Few Blocks from Temple University Campus New Construction multi unit duplex, Strong Rental History, SS Appl, Granite, Hi Ceilings, Security Alarm HW Flrs, Washer Dryer $429,999 Media – 160 Victoria Sq Beautiful & Elegant 3BR + Loft 2.5BA home with $50K in Builder upgrades. 2 Car Parking $474,900 Manayunk- 4317 Boone St Modern home with secluded feel in beautiful Manayunk $515,000 Center City South – 617 Schuykill Ave spacious garage front TH offers 4BR/2+BA FP, CA, Open Floor Plan, Newer Kitchen and baths, Deck + $663,000 Overbrook Farms – 6396 Overbrook Unique Arts & Crafts Style home in Lovely Overbrook Farms $725,000 Old Kensington- 1747 N. Mascher Street Large 4BR 1.5 BA home in Olde Kennsington price to sell within walking to trendy fishtown $159,900 Fairhill- 3425 N. Bodine Street 2br/1ba. This property is below market value and can be used as a starter home investment. Old Kensington- 146 W. Palmer Street Commercial space with a 2 bedroom apartment above being sold as is. Great investment opportunity. Temple University- 1904 Diamond Street 7 Bedroom Home with Vacant Lot. Huge Investment Opportunity! $199,000 Chestnut Hill- 8056 Winston Road 3bd updated home full of charming original details. Garage, AC, park views, 1 full + 3 half baths. OPEN HOUSE 8-25 FROM 12-2 $319,900 Gray’s Ferry- 2926 New Hope Street $169,000 Old Kensington- 146 W. Palmer St. Great corner location Commercial space with a 2 bedroom apartment above being sold in AS-IS cond. $159,900 Gray’s Ferry- 1257 S. 29th St. Fully renovated move in cond. close to Graduate Hospital. Shopping center, supermarket, public transp. $139,900 Fishtown- 1451-53 East Columbia Ave Pizza shop long established business with residential property next door being offered in a package. $265,000 Gray’s Ferry- 1604 S. Newkirk St. Great investment opportunity for an investor looking for turn key rental income or a new home buyer. $69,900 Old Kensington- 1747 N. Mascher St. 4BR/1.5 BA Home within walking distance to trendy Fishtown ability to make it your own with renov. $159,900 Old Kensington- 2400-4 N. 9th St. Multi-Unit property currently generating good cash flow and has the ability to generate more. $290,000 Lower Moyamensing- 2421 S. Clarion St. Move in condition 2BR, 1BA Walking distance to Passyunk Square, Stadiums, Broad Street. $169,900 Lower Moyamensing- 2519 S. 11th St. Well maintained 4 BD centrally located to sports arenas, Passyunk Ave, Square and pub. Trans. $199,900 East Falls- 3424 W. Penn St. Rarely offered East Falls. Cozy and cute: 2BD 1BA. Tree-lined historical street. Hardwood, private patio, fnshd basement convenient location! $275,000 Fitler/Naval Square- 617 Schuylkill Ave Spac garage front TH offers 4bedrms, 2+baths. FP/CA, open floor plan, newer kitchen and baths, deck + OPEN HOUSE 8-21 FROM 5-6 $663,000

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2127 South St Well Maintained 2BR/1BA home in a superb location and a private deck! $260,000 400-440 S Broad St #1207 2BR/2BA, 1390 SQ Ft, HW Flrs, Balcony, Sweeping Views, NW-NE-E of CC, Resort like Amenities W/ Pool, Hot tub, Sauna and Steam. SS Gourmet Kitch, Luxury Life Style Incl, inside deeded Parking, Wine Cellar, One year Dev Construction Warranty $950,000 400-26 S Broad St #2903 JUST REDUCED! 3BR/3.5BA with Parking on the 29th Floor – River and city Views $1,889,987 2712 South St #2712 2 bedroom 1 bath home in an excellent location with a ton of charm and a back patio $269,000 OLD CITY / LOFT DISTRICT / CHINA TOWN 315 New St #117 A Charming condo with the Character and Detail Ready and waiting for you! 102-22 Church St #501 Spacious Top floor 2BR/2BA Condo on small street in Old City, secured Building with Elevator 141-45 N 2nd St #2B Welcome to this Lovely Condo in the heart of Olde City! 126 Market St #4 Beautiful 2BR Unit in the Heart of Old City

$267,000 $335,000 $399,000 $419,900


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-546-2700 428 Lombard St #3 A charming Bi-Level unit in Historic Society Hill! $294,000 319 S Iseminger Charming Trinity style 4 Level 2BR/1BA, HW Flrs 2 decks, Fireplaces $325,000 308 Cypress St Stunning Historically Renovated home W Wide Plank HW Floors, Custom Cabinets and Italian Tile $849,000 506 S 7th St 19147 Fabulous Top to Bottom Rehab, Large deck, Patio with Built in gas grill, wet Bar, Steam Shower Jacuzzi $849,000 513 Delancey St A Gorgeous Rehabbed Murray Development Home in one of Center City’s Premier Blocks $1,185,000 QUEEN VILLAGE/ BELLA VISTA / GRADUATE HOSPITAL / SOUTH PHILA. 1257 S 29th St Fully Renovated move in Condition, close to Graduate Hospital, Shopping, Supermarket, public transit 2026 Christian St Unit C Great 1BR/1BA Condo in Graduate Hospital for the first time home buyer! 636 Earp St 2BR/1BA Well Maintained home in Italian Market area 226 Monroe St #A Wonderful 1BR/1BA Condo with New Kitchen and Low Condo Fees 2312 Federal St Recently Renovated 3BR/2.5BA Home HW Flrs, Eat in Kitchen with Island, Finished Basement, roof deck 909 Kimball St Clean, Well Maintained Bella Vista Home with a yard/deck. Walk to shops, Restaurants and Center City 912 E Passyunk Ave Charming 3BR/2BA in the heart of Bella Vista featuring HW Flrs, Updated Kitchen, Private patio 1233-35 Bainbridge Street Unit B Brand New Construction, Atrium, Elevator, Indoor Heated Garage, Last 2 BR with Parking!

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$349,900 1118 Webster St Total Rehab all new inside 2BR/2BA Call for details 267-246-7607 $354,000 1233-35 Bainbridge Street Unit H Brand New Construction, Atrium, Elevator, Indoor Heated Garage, Last 2 BR with Parking! $399,900 2042 Carpenter Impeccable 3BR home enjoys Superior Finishes Architect & Interior Designer Inspired, Fab Kitchen and Garden $419,900 1720 Bainbridge St #B Totally upgraded like – New 2BR/2BA home in Graduate Hospital W/ Garage $449,900 810 6th St #A Gorgeous QV Condo, Amazing 360 Degree Views from your spacious and private roof deck $487,000 1325 Christian St This Gorgeous 3100 S Ft 4BR/2.5BA Home with a Basement and Backyard is Located in Bella Vista $499,999 2111 St Albans St New 3 Bed, 2 Bath with parking, roof deck with CC skyline views, 3rd Flr Master suite, gorgeous! $579,900 1711 Montrose St New Construction home with High End finishes/Multi car garage, Large rear Yard off the 4th floor $685,000 200-10 Lombard Newly Renovated 1BR/1BA with fireplace. $260,000 1720 Bainbridge B. Totally upgraded like new 2BR-2BA in Graduate Hosp. w GARAGE! OPEN HOUSE 8-25 FROM 12-2 $449,000 415 S. 19th St. PH4 REDUCED! Dramatic, large one bedroom penthouse unit w/access to large roof deck. OPEN HOUSE 8-25 FROM 12-2 $314,900 1020 S. Randolph St. Unique rehabbed 3BR/2BA multilevel home with all the city living has to offer OPEN HOUSE 8-25 FROM 12-2 $319,900 909 Kimball St. Clean/well maintained Bella Vista home with a yard/deck. Walk to shops/restaurants and Center City. $295,000 1711 Montrose St. New construction home with high end finishes/ multi car garage/ lrg rear yard/ deck off the 4th flr. $685,000 NORTHERN LIBERTIES / NORTH PHILADELPHIA 1019-25 N 4th St #D Spac 900+ condo, Granite, Stainless Kitch, New Bath, hi Ceilings, Wood Fl, Loft W/D Courtyard 705 Brown St A 2BR/2BA Condo in a gated community 5 years young new construction finished basement 414 Olive St Unique Double Carriage House 2BR, Den custom Gourmet Kitchen , Wood fl, Garden, Fireplace, Exp Brick Beams 2400-04 N. 9th Str Buy 4 properties in one Multi-unit property is currently generating good cash flow 945 N. 5th Street Price Reduced! $495,000 for this fantastic 3bed/3Bath Townhouse in Northern Liberties. 3425 N. Bodine St. 2BR/1BA below market value and can be used as a starter home or a good buy for an investor.

$238,500 $374,900 $449,000 $290,000 $37,000

UNIVERSITY CITY / WEST PHILADELPHIA 4900 Cedar Ave #2B Spacious Updated Well Designed 2nd Floor 2BR/2BA condo in Cedar Park University City 4217 Regent Square Fresh Listing! Architect owned; Tastefully Renovated, Updated 4BR/2BA house on UC “Best Block” Fishtown – 2119 E Norris St Beautiful New Construction in the heart of Vibrant Fishtown

$265,000 $444,500 $385,000

COMMERCIAL INVESTMENTS Temple University – 2210 N Bancroft St Investment Opportunity Recently constructed, 5BR/2.5BA, Fully rented with Landlord only paying water, Property Priced to sell Easily Achieve 10% Cap. Much more! $154,999 Italian Market - 543 Washington Ave - 541 Washington Ave- 1043 S 6th St 3 Continuous Properties Great Opportunity for Development $788,000 Fishtown – 1451-53 E Columbia Ave Pizza Shop Long Established business with Residential property next door being offered in a package $265,000


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