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Regarding Jonathan Valania’s recent cover story about a murder mystery on the Main Line:

Off the Hook The city finally tries to put the brakes on the out-of-control towing industry. Page 10

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Buck Owens: The Biography.

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Thank you for covering the discovery of the 19th century mass grave of (likely murdered) Irish immigrants in Malvern. It is an era of history we should not forget that has strong parallels to our current xenophobic political climate, which is precisely why I’m baffled as to why you wasted so much space in the article talking about such pseudoscientific crap as “eerie phosphorescent orbs” and electromagnetic field meters that supposedly detect ghosts. With barely a mention of the obvious similarities to the plight of today’s Mexican immigrants and no mention at all of the Irish resistance to such treatment in subsequent years (the Molly Maguires were active less than 100 miles away), I don’t see how you can justify the fluff. TIMOTHy McMAHON

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The New black

Regarding Aaron Kase’s interview with the New Black Panthers: It may be that no voters were intimidated, but the witness’ change of testimony suggests that he was. And the group’s cultish behavior hints that ego destruction may await those who join. Meanwhile, their racial essentialism has nothing in common with the class analysis of the original Panthers, who preached community self-defense, not extermination.

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This group—by being so outlandish actually plays into the hands of the ultra-right in their desire to stir up nutty fears, hatreds and xeno and other phobias. Let’s cut the crap and realize we all have more in common with each other, and will get somewhere by working together. I highly doubt that the likes of King Shabazz have much of any hearing in the black community. As a white person who works in North and West Philadelphia, I can honestly say that I have never experienced a shred of hostility. United we stand. KATHy

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on my own behalf, as a private citizen and reader. I have been reading the free weeklies in Philadelphia for many years, growing up here and I have greatly appreciated the diversity of stories provided by the alt-weeklies. Your cover story last week was great. Your reporter, Tara Murtha, did an excellent job on the article, depicting the struggles these women face daily and the bleak world of human trafficking. You can imagine then that I was horrified to read today’s Lush Life article in which your reporter, Nile Parish, presents a jovial first person account of getting a handjob from a seedy parlor in Chinatown. It is so very sad that the same newspaper which published an important article shedding light on prostitution would then turn around and publish such an offensive, insulting piece without even a mention about the statistical probability that the women working in the establishments Mr. Parish so happily visited were probably victims of human trafficking. I can only suggest you seriously consider your employment of Mr. Parish and whatever editor thought it was a newsworthy article.

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I bear no criticism on individuals who have chosen—or more often—have been forced into a life of prostitution. I do however, hold great disgust in your choice to run Nile Parish’s article on paying money for sex in Chinatown. Instead of writing an informed and ethical article on the circumstances of the women they paid for sex or the serious problem we have in Philadelphia of rampant elicit massage shops, you chose to run this ignorant piece. Instead of exposing the truth of sex trafficking, you chose the easier and more sensational route to attract readers but you’ve now lost at least one.

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Local Muslims Fight Stereotypes By Matthew Petrillo feedback@philadelphiaweekly.com Ahmadiyya Muslims in Philadelphia are speaking out with the hopes of reversing some of the negative feelings associated with Islam and terrorism. Last week, a Philadelphia man was gunned down in Pakistan, and Ahmadiyya Muslims are calling his death a state-sanctioned persecution. They allege that Pir Habib-ur Rehman is the first Ahmadiyya killed for his faith in almost two years. The Ahmadiyya Muslim community says it does not align itself with the war-entangled Sunni or Shia Muslims. But Ahmadiyya Muslims say they are

treated like extremists, claiming they were denied aid and relief for Pakistan’s recent floods. For dozens of years, many Ahmadiyya Muslims have been flocking to America, which they boast as an “almost ideal” host for the Muslim lifestyle. They say they are grateful for the United States’ religious tolerance. “We try to work for the unity of this country,” says Khalil Malik, a leader in the Ahmadiyya community. Although he says some people assume that all Muslims are terrorists due to “those extremists [who] have hijacked the name of

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Islam,” he says that most Muslim sects have a long history of nonviolence. But even without inciting violence, Muslims are again the center of a controversial debate after plans to build a mosque two blocks away from the World Trade Center came to light. While visiting Philadelphia last week to endorse Joe Sestak for the U.S. Senate, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said: “Another mosque in NYC would add to its diversity and be good for the city. But if you want the terrorists to win without firing a shot, then you take away the very freedoms that our young men and women around the world are fighting for.” But many Muslims say that associating their faith with terrorism only perpetuates an already strong anti-American bias against the religion. “We cannot allow these emotions to be manipulated to equate the entire Muslim community with terrorists. That would be a great shame and a great injustice,” says Malik, adding that people are usually afraid of ideas they are unfamiliar with. For the past 120 years, Malik says, his community has no record of any violence. He adds that Americans who are born in this country are often ignorant of all the freedoms they are afforded. Malik suggests that the Sufi Muslims in New York, the ones who are behind the WTC mosque, should be afforded the opportunity to build it, but speculates that moving it further away from the World Trade Center memorial site might make it less controversial. He also suggests they make it “an international house where any kind of person can come and worship that would make it a symbol of tolerance and respect.” And that’s exactly what Ahmadiyya Muslims plan on doing here in Philadelphia. Early next year, they are erecting the city’s first Ahmadiyya Muslim-built mosque, which will include a large prayer area that can hold up to 1,000 people, a college-sized gym that will be used as a multipurpose facility, and many other features for all of the community to enjoy, no matter if one identifies as Muslim or Jewish or Christian. “The principle that all people of all faiths are welcome in this country, and will not be treated differently by their government, is essential to who we are. The writ of our Founders must endure,” President Obama said last week in response to the mosque controversy. n

A New Way to Fight AIDS A new citywide fundraiser is encouraging you to go out, get drunk and fight AIDS. Philly’s AIDS infection rate is five times the national average, and so in an effort to raise awareness and combat this frightening trend, Bar AIDS Philadelphia will debut Thursday. Participating locations— the Bike Stop, Fergie’s Pub, Knock and Tavern on Camac, to name a few—will donate a percentage of their proceeds of this one-night-only fundraiser to four local nonprofit organizations, including ActionAIDS, the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania, Mazzoni Center and Philadelphia FIGHT. Pennsylvania ranks No. 6 in the nation in the number of people reported to be infected with the disease, and the rate of HIV infections has been rapidly decreasing in recent years, partly because AIDS no longer means a life sentence. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HIV has increased 15 percent from 2004-2007 in 34 states. “It has become more manageable to live with AIDS, and that has led more people to ignore the risks,” says Dr. Baligh Yehia, who studies infectious diseases at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. “Living with AIDS risks living with a weaker immune system and that’s prone to being infected with other diseases that make it debilitating to live.” That’s true for Bradley D. Walter, a Scranton native and HIV patient. He says that his antiviral medication is on some days “debilitating,” although due to medical advances, such as Marinol, a synthetic pill form of medical marijuana, he’s been able to ease his medication’s side effects. “The pills are the only medication I found that allows me to live a normal life,” he says, “and removes most of my side effects,” which include intense stomach pains, extreme hunger and nausea. (Matthew Petrillo) n


Liberal Zombies Invade Drexel A study commissioned by a conservative group says the school has a bias. By Aaron Kase akase@philadelphiaweekly.com

the College Republicans and a couple libertarian organizations. None of them responded to request for comment on whether they felt discriminated against on campus. Either a) They are afraid to speak out, fearing liberal backlash or b) enjoying summer vacation and not checking email. A few of the “liberal” groups did respond, though. “Overall, Drexel is not terribly politically active but the members of groups like the Drexel Democrats are very passionate and Drexel definitely enables us to have a strong presence on campus,”

each year for sustainability initiatives as evidence of far-left policy. Sierra Club’s Catey Burtness-Adams says sustainability isn’t necessarily coming from the left. “Thinking with long-term interests beyond only shortterm economic gains is in everyone’s best interest, all politics aside,” she says, adding that she’s speaking personally, not as a representative of the group. “Becoming more efficient with energy use and reducing waste are not political missions, but simply make for smart business practice in cost savings.” “I have never felt that Drexel University

was overly political on either side,” she adds. Other groups labeled liberal include an LGBT club, an Environmental and Occupational Health group, and Students for Democratic Society. OK, anyone who’s read history will concede SDS is pretty left-handed, but what about the animal-rights club? “I don’t consider my group to be particularly liberal,” says Amanda Rossi, from People for Animal Welfare. “Anyone can be against animal cruelty. I wish they’d bothered to call me before they made a judgment.” Campusreform’s report also cites school’s sexualharassment policy, which was criticized by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education for infringing on freedom of speech rights. “Mentioning almost anything at all that is sexual can be considered harassment, including ‘eating food provocatively’ or ‘giving someone elevator eyes,’” wrote student Stacy Litz for the Triangle, Drexel’s student newspaper. “If Drexel’s harassment policy were actually followed, students would have to walk around campus like mindless zombies, afraid to show any human emotion or interaction.” The Drexel study is part of Campusreform’s efforts to analyze all of the country’s top 100 universities. Out of the 50 campuses analyzed at the time of the interview, Bernys told us they were overwhelmingly liberal-leaning, with only about five remaining neutral or leaning conservative. So what is it about higher education that makes it so unbearably leftist? “It’s just part of the academia thing,” Bernys says. “All we’re basically doing is making people aware; this is what life is like on campus—maybe campus is hostile toward ROTC or things of that nature,” he adds. (Drexel has ROTC for the Army, Navy and Air Force). Well, if Drexel counts as a liberally biased school, we can’t wait to see what campusreform.org has to say about Penn. n

says Giancarlo Stefanoni, president of the Drexel Democrats. “I’ve never gotten a sense of bias from either side. As Campusreform mentions, some of the conservative groups are among the most active on campus and receive funding for their activity.” In fact, the supposed conservative groups actually receive more funding than the liberal ones, though Campusreform also cites $25,000 in “green grants” that the university gives out

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what we really want to know. If Drexel professors are supporting Democrats, are they preaching that students should do the same? Regrettably, Campusreform was unable to provide us with any illumination. “We didn’t really get into that as one of our things,” Bernys says. Oh. The report also looked at Drexel’s politically oriented groups, six leaning liberal and four conservative. Who are these groups? On the conservative side, there’s an anti-abortion group,

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Well, our worst nightmare has been realized. Drexel University has a liberal bias. At least, that’s what education advocacy group campusreform.org is saying in a newly released study. So, we set off to see if it was true. After all, $53,000 a year for tuition and fees is a pretty hefty price tag. Maybe there’s a cheaper alternative to seeing our kids get brainwashed into left-wing zombies. First, we asked Drexel about its biases, but the school wouldn’t bite, providing us with a boring, boilerplate response. “As a nonpartisan, private university, Drexel proudly embraces a diverse community of students, faculty and staff who hold a broad range of beliefs and convictions. Our campus is enriched and energized by the free expression of these diverse opinions and perspectives,” says Vice President for University Relations Philip Terranova in a statement. Surprisingly, campusreform.org National Director Bryan Bernys wouldn’t give much clarification, either. When pressed to define what constitutes a “liberal bias,” Bernys regurgitated the methodology of the study: “We looked at a number of different factors from administrative policy to political donations, the number of political groups on campus and where they fell in the ideological spectrum, and the amount of money spent on conservative and liberal groups on campus.” Fine, have it your way. We’ll examine the findings ourselves. Keep in mind that Campusreform is coming from an openly conservative perspective: “Obviously, Campusreform exists to promote conservatism on university campuses,” Bernys says. We tried to treat the group’s assertions fairly, but in the end did not find the results particularly convincing. Let’s start with the professors, who in 2008 gave more than $46,000 to Democratic candidates, but only $10,000 to Republican candidates, according to the study. OK, we see the concern. If the teachers are overwhelmingly supporting one political party, maybe they are indoctrinating our children’s precious minds with biased information about whom they should be voting for. So what about the academics? That’s

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t’s a clear, chilly night in October and the Phillies have just shocked the Dodgers in the playoffs thanks to a two out, game winning double by Jimmy Rollins. Still high on the victory, Barry Schwartz and his wife Lisa walk the three long blocks back to where they parked their car on Lawrence Street, an industrial road lined with warehouses. Hundreds of fans park along the block from Pattison to Packer during ball games to avoid the fees at the stadium lots. Barry, who has a season ticket plan and has been going to Phillies games since the early ’70s, parks there every week and says he has never had a problem. This night was different. It was nearly midnight when the couple approached the now almost deserted street, but their 2003 Nissan Maxima was missing. Lisa recalls the “bizarre gnawing” one gets in the pit of his or her stomach when “your car’s not there … you think, oh shit! It’s stolen.” Barry and Lisa say they called the police, but the cops never showed. Finally, they noticed a sign on a fence across the street that read: “Illegally parked cars will be towed by South Philly Towing.” So they took a chance and called the tow company. A man answered and confirmed that their Maxima had been towed to the South Philly lot. A fruitless back and forth ensued. “Why’d you tow my car?” Barry asked. He says the man kept saying, “There’s a sign.” “I’m looking at the sign,” Barry responded. “It wasn’t parked illegally. You stole my car.” The man on the phone told them he was closed, they’d have to pick up the car the next day, and hung up. Stranded, the Schwartzes were forced to take a $113 taxi ride back to their house in Doylestown. The next day, the couple headed down to South Philly Towing’s lot, a razorwire guarded facility just off Grey’s Ferry Avenue near the I-76 overpass in a deserted back alley, surrounded by weed choked, trash strewn vacant lots and burned out houses. “It was like the demilitarized zone,” says Lisa. There, Barry and Lisa say they met the man on the phone, South Philly Towing manager Mike Otterson II. The situation quickly deteriorated once he told them they had to cough up $210 in cash—$150 for the tow, two days storage, and a 20 percent storage tax—in order to retrieve their vehicle. A stunned Barry continued to insist that his car had been parked legally, and protested the cash payment—tow-truck companies are required by law to accept credit cards. Lisa recounts saying, “We’ve done some checking, what you’ve done is absolutely illegal.” Then, they say Otterson became physically threatening. “He got right in my face … finger in my face. He said, 'Bitch, back off,'” Lisa says. “The guy was huge. He could have destroyed me,” says Barry “He was big, tattooed; a very large, menacing person.”

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says. “You can make money out there legitimately, fairly; there’s no reason for all this stuff. The towing industry is now taking a real black eye.” And so are the drivers. City towtruck lore is rife with violence erupting between wreck chasers who monitor the city’s police scanners to be first on the scene—even before the cops. The business is lucrative, since chasers bloat the bill with redundancies like hook-up fees, gate fees and lot fees, which can bring total charges for a tow to as much as $800. “That shit’s been going on for years,” says Mystical Towing employee named Mark. “People been getting in fights for years.” But he says lately, “it just got out of control.” Last month, the fierce competitiveness took a potentially fatal turn. Jose La Torre Jr. from J and Sons Towing arrived at an accident scene on Hunting Park Avenue in a Cadillac Escalade to claim a tow, but shortly thereafter, Angel Carrera from Mystical Towing showed up in a tow truck and tried to take over the job. The two men started arguing, and La Torre allegedly pulled a gun and shot Carrera in the leg. The next night a fiery blaze engulfed a dozen cars in the lot of J and Sons Auto Collision in North Philly. Surveillance video shows a man pouring gasoline on the ground just before the fire. Half an hour later, six gunshots were fired into the office of Mystical Towing about a mile north on Ashdale Street, where owner John Campbell and his wife were inside, though no one was hurt. La Torre Jr. now awaits attempted murder charges, while Carrera is recovered and back on the job.

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“The whole thing was like out of a movie,” he adds. Facing the threat of violence and loss of their car, the Schwartzes finally agreed to pay the $210, in cash. But even then, their ordeal continued. Lisa says Otterson demanded to see Barry’s driver’s license before releasing the car, wrote down the information, and said to her, “Now I know where you live, bitch.” “It was harrowing and frustrating and aggravating,” Lisa says. “You just kind of shake your head, you know?” It was the Schwartzes’ first time dealing with a tow-truck company, but for decades Philly’s tow-truck industry has operated with rampant impunity and is riddled with tales of operators towing cars at will; charging motorists exuberant fees; and wild, aggressive tow drivers, known as wreck chasers, racing through the city looking for work. Now, the city is trying to tighten restrictions on private tow-truck companies including revamping the way they respond to accidents. The need for new tactics and regulations comes from the fact that the city hasn’t bothered to enforce the laws already in place. In 2003, the city capped towing fees for illegal parking at $150 per tow and $25 a day for storage. Extra charges— most commonly labeled as special equipment fees, or storage taxes added onto the overall price—are illegal. In 2008, an ordinance passed requiring operators to take credit and debit cards. City enforcement of towing regulations has been dismal, says Joe Parente, owner of Morton’s Towing and Recovery in Logan. “There’s none. There’s absolutely none,” he

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However, tensions still simmer. “Everybody knows it was J and Sons,” Mark says. “We know that for a fact.” He claims the rival company lit their own cars for insurance money, then shot up Mystical to make it look like a retaliatory attack. Jose La Torre Sr., owner of J and Sons, says: “Everybody knows who did it. We can’t be pointing fingers though—it’s still under investigation.” Galvanized by the violence and subsequent headlines trumpeting Philadelphia’s “tow-truck wars,” the Police Department responded to the bedlam by yanking accident transmissions off their scanners and deploying by laptop instead so tow trucks on the prowl can’t listen in and beat cops to the location. It should never have reached this point. In 2008, the city implemented a rotation list, created by Councilman Frank Rizzo, which directs the police to call certain tow companies after an accident. The system is designed to divvy out work fairly and prevent disputes. However, the policy was almost entirely ignored, because wreck chasers would have towing contracts signed with accident victims before the police had a chance to intervene. Even with information going out over police laptops instead of radios, there is one glaring loophole: Insiders say police officers themselves are tipping off wreck chasers about accidents. “A lot of chasers have cops that send texts,” says Campbell. “We still get work no matter what.” “Obviously that would be a concern,” says Police Spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore. “I haven’t heard of that being a problem yet, but where there’s a will there’s a way and we will have to deal with it as it comes up.” The cops have other problems, too. With the force stretched thin by recent budget cuts, police have already said they will only show up to accidents that require a tow. “We don’t go to [accident scenes] where both parties agree to exchange information, minor damage, no towing required,” says Vanore. But towers say it’s not their fault that police aren’t responding quickly enough. “It’s really the city’s fault,” says Mark from Mystical about the July 19 shooting. “If the police would have been there we wouldn’t be going through all this bullshit.”

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Parente sits in the wood paneled trailer that serves as his office on the site of his 50,000 square foot vehicle lot in Logan. He sifts through reams of paper, looking for documents on the rotational towing list he has been collaborating on with City Council and the police since 2003 as spokesman for the Philadelphia Authorized Towers and Salvors Association, a group of 11

operators working with the city to improve towing policy. “They’re getting out there fighting over a car, stabbing other companies’ tires, chasing out insurance adjusters,” he says. He declines to name the worst violators— “I don’t want my place getting shot up too”— but hopes the new regulations can bring order to the chaos. “There are laws. They’re not enforced,” he says. “Revoke the license. Put them on suspension.” “Someone is gonna get killed and it’s gonna be a bystander.” Parente, 59, has been in the towing business for 25 years. His hands— cracked, scarred, and ground with permanent grease stains—reveal a man who’s spent a lifetime working with cars. His office is littered with tools of the trade, physical tools but also paperwork and computer equipment necessary to running a business that complies with the jumble of the city regulations. Outside, a white German Shepherd named Czar lies under the tow-truck, napping before going on guard duty for the night. “Hopefully this whole industry will get back on track,” Parente says strolling his yard, filled with cars in varying states of disrepair, from nearly pristine to burnt-out rust covered husks. On each vehicle, chalk marks the date it came in and whether it was stolen or abandoned. Morton’s is one of nine towing operators in the city’s program to remove stolen and abandoned vehicles from the streets. City officials say that program works well, and it was the original basis of the rotational program for cars disabled by accidents. Though the legislation was signed into law in 2005, bureaucratic obstacles blocked implementation until 2008, and even then the system didn’t work right. Kenney reviewed the 96 operators on the rotation list this summer and found many with outdated or invalid towing licenses. “They have no license, no tax, who’s checking that?” he says. Nineteen of the companies on the list have complaints and violations filed against them, Kenney says. L&I disputes his findings, but the councilman wants to turn all accident towing over to the nine towers on the stolen and abandoned list until the rest can be verified to be in compliance. “Anyone who wants to tow can be on this list,” Parente says. “L&I just threw it out there.” L&I is also responsible for enforcing the illegal-parking regulations, but an audit by the Controller’s Office released last year found that not only were companies still overcharging and requiring that customers pay in cash, but that “all major


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owns one of the highest-volume private towing companies in the city. “They already pay for getting towed. Why put a ticket on it?” He suggests towers take a picture instead, so they can prove the car was parked legally in case of a dispute, but he says City Council won’t return his phone calls and isn’t interested in his input on the new laws. Blum is even more unhappy about Kenney’s suggestion to hand the towing industry over to the Philadelphia Parking Authority if the police and L&I can’t get the job done. “Ultimately, we want the PPA to take over supervision,” Kenney says. Under his idea, the PPA, which he describes as “the most relentless enforcement agency known to mankind,” would be in charge of truck inspections and issuing licenses to tow. After an accident, the police would call the PPA, who would call a towing company on the rotation list, who would take the damaged vehicle to a PPA lot. “That would ensure that the $150 for the tow and $25 a day storage fee will be complied with,” Kenney says. The Mayor’s Office hasn’t taken a position yet on Kenney’s suggestion. “The short of it is that we are reviewing the suggestion and are seeking to have a comprehensive answer to be put forth sometime in the fall,” says Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Everett Gillison. The PPA is also coy about speaking too soon. “It’s kind of preliminary right now,” says Carl Ciglar, the PPA’s deputy executive director. “At this point, if the councilman and Council feel like it’s a good idea for us to do that, we’re certainly open to it.” Blum calls bullshit. “The Parking Authority and City Council are in cahoots,” he says. “We are so picked on,” Blum continues. “All of us private towers—we have the right to the pursuit of happiness, but this will put us out of business. And I am mad.” Private operators aren’t happy about the other rules, either. Operators complain the rotational list is just a way to funnel work to drivers who have connections with City Hall. “How you gonna take work from all the little guys and give it to a few politically connected guys?” asks Campbell. Blum and other operators vaguely mention ideas to start a new towing association in order to wield more clout with City Council, but no firm plans are in place yet. Parente says he has tried to bring more companies into the Towers and Salvors Association, but found little interest. With no organization to speak for them, other towers still say they feel left out of the decision-making process. “If you get pull in City Hall, you get work,” La Torre Sr. says. “They’ll kill the industry.” But that’s only if those within the industry don’t kill each other first. n

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towing operators in the city advertise ists visiting the italian market in south son says South Philly has been accepting fees in excess of what is allowable by philly. They hide in parking lots that are credit cards since last year. “My main goal the City Code.” The audit cited eight not marked clearly about parking re… is to be completely legitimate.” companies—George Smith, Lew Blum, strictions;” “the metal signs hanging all Still looking for resolution, Schwartz Mystical, Steven’s, Manton, A Bob’s, around the city and the one on the street called L&I to complain and was directed Universal, and Todd’s—that accounted where I parked, said $125 towing and to Lance Haver, the city’s director of for 84 percent of the city’s private tows x amount for storage—I was charged Consumer Affairs. “He said send a letover a three-month period in 2008 and $200 towing and when I asked the fat ter,” Barry said, so he sent a letter to found that all the major operators were slob told me that they are working on South Philly Towing. He got no reply, only accepting cash. getting the signs updated;” “We were tried following up with the city again “We’re not investigators,” says Mike not parked illegally, but were told to call and eventually gave up in disgust. Maenner, L&I’s director of operations. the police if we had a problem with the “If we’re able to get the call before the “There’s really little if any proof. If we’re situation.” person actually gets the car we can negoing to take somebody’s livelihood One complaint was almost identical gotiate down the price or make sure the away, we have to be more than certain to Barry’s: “I recently parked on a street company actually takes a credit card,” we have good legal standing.” He says where aprox. 150 cars were parked. Haver says. However, since people need L&I did order three cease notices this There were no signs posted and I was their cars and they don’t want to pay for year to companies who were illegally operating out of vacant lots. More surprisingly, Maenner says L&I cannot force operators to take credit cards. Technically, the city ordinance only requires the companies to have a working credit card scanner, not that they use it. “The method of payment is not our jurisdiction,” he says. L&I does go after signs advertising illegal rates, says Maenner, and has processed 213 violations this year. “We give them 35 days to correct the signage,” he says. “Most of them complied.” If they don’t, L&I can bring them to court. However, despite L&I’s efforts, signs labeled with illegally high fees persist. Advertisements of $175 per tow, $50 special equipment fees, and CASH ONLY are easy to find around the city. In total, L&I has received only 24 towing-related complaints so far this year through the 311 system, but some people bypass 311 and go directly to the Police Department, Consumer Affairs or City Council members. Others just vent online. The bulk of online grievances are aimed at George Smith. From Citysearch: “Car was towed one evening for Tow to tow: The Lew Blum Towing company is one of the highest volume private towers in the city. supposedly illegal parking. I ended up being charged 235 bucks to get my car back. They picked my car up at like 9:30 parked legally. After leaving a Phillys extra storage days, they usually pay out pm, by 10 the next morning they charged game at 12:00 am with my eight year old first then look for resolution later. me for two days storage when they son I found my car to be missing.” “We try and get them a refund, we’re hadn’t stored my car even 24 hrs. There Once a driver falls prey to a tower and not always successful,” Haver says. “For are several charges listed that don’t doles out the cash, it’s very difficult to people who have been persuaded to pay make any sense, but when I tried to disrecover because there’s no way to verify in cash, there’s little more I can do than cuss the charges they tacked on 25 bucks if the complaints are true. After retrievget the owner on the phone and they more for “getting short with him”;” and ing his car Barry tried to get reparations promise not to do it again.” “This place is scary. They take your car, through the city, but without hard eviTo address some of the problems with or without just cause, to an unlit, dence, he couldn’t prove exactly where he before they occur, City Council passed a unmarked storage yard in the armpit of parked or that a threatening altercation law this spring mandating that a car be Philadelphia. Seriously, do not go alone actually occurred. ticketed by a law-enforcement agency to pick up your car. Oh, and it is $180 ... “No one takes 100 percent responsibilbefore an operator can tow it off pricash. I don’t know of any reputable busiity for their actions,” says Mike Ottervate property, eliminating “he said she ness that only accepts cash. The people son Sr., owner of South Philly Towing, said” disputes like the Schwartz’s about are absolute jerks. Unfortunately, there referring to the allegations made by the whether a car was legally parked or not. is nothing you can do because you need Schwartzes. “No one says it’s an illegal Mayor Nutter has not yet signed the bill your car. This is the definition of extorspot.” into law, although it is likely to happen tion.” Smith did not respond to requests He adds: “I don’t know if my driver in September, representatives from the for comment. got belligerent with the people, I would Mayor’s Office say. Internet accounts are also as unkind be lying if I say it never happened. I tell Operators laugh at the idea that the to South Philly Towing as the Schwartzall my guys … take a nonconfrontational police could be called to ticket every illees story. Ten of 12 reviews on Citysearch attitude with people … but sometimes, gally parked car in the city, and say that give the company one out of five stars, people tend to push your buttons.” isn’t fair to car owners anyway. “You’re with comments like, “They prey on tour“I apologize for any of that stuff.” Otter- double-dipping,” says Lew Blum, who


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College 101 What new students really need to know about Philly. Great Places to Eat After Midnight

1. Little Pete’s, 216 S. 17th St. Wedged into a tiny nook near Rittenhouse Square, Little Pete’s serves up some of the finest diner food in Philly, 24 hours a day. Stop in any hour of the night and sample the delicious American fare, as well as the waitresses’ famous bad attitudes. 2. South Street Diner, 140 South St. Another famous Philly diner, only this one is nine times the size of Little Pete’s, and they sell delicious pastries. 3. Makkah Market, 4249 Walnut St. Makkah is a hidden gem in West Philly. It’s a grocery/Muslim bookstore/dine-in and take-out restaurant that delivers Middle-Eastern food 24 hours a day. ’Nuff said. 4. Pat’s/Geno’s, Ninth Street and Passyunk Avenue. Neither Pat’s nor Geno’s makes the best steaks in Philly. However, these steak purveyors can be like an oasis in a hot desert at 2 a.m. when the room is spinning and you’re craving something hot and filling. (Michael Polinsky)

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1. Carnival Pizza and Wings, 3062 N. 23rd St. Carnival serves the Temple University area with fast delivery and unbelievably good and inexpensive food. 2. Tiffin, 710 W. Girard Ave. Out-of-this-world Indian cuisine, delivered to your home or dorm, at reasonable prices. What more do you want? 3. Pattaya, 4006 Chestnut St. Thai food done right. Their hours aren’t the best but it’s well worth waiting until dinner time to feast on this. 4. Greek Lady, 224 S. 40th St. Ever had a gyro? Ever had a gyro with french fries inside? Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. The classic lamb, the chicken and the veggie gyros are all worth the nominal price. (M.P.)

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1. Check out all the books appropriate to your topic from the library. Construct a fort and hide from all responsibilities/deadlines. 2. Develop a sudden keen interest in a time-consuming hobby, eg. oil painting, scrapbooking, long-distance running, Tetris. 3. Realize you’ve been missing out on a cultural phenomenon and scramble to catch up on Lost/Mad Men/14 cycles of America’s Next Top Model … before the due date. 4. Call your parents. You’ve haven’t spoken to them since they refused to fund Mexico Spring Break 2011 (fuckers) but they’d love to hear from you now. So

would your grandparents. And Aunt Sue. And your second cousins from Wisconsin. 5. Wonder what happened to your seventh-grade crush/the exchange student from Chile/elementary school pen pal? Google can turn up their Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn profile, inevitable food blog, and tax records so you can fill in the holes. 6. Did you know you can play Oregon Trail online? Grueling pace, bare-bones rations, and go! (Lauren Smith)

Tips for Driving in Philly

1. If the street is large enough for two cars to fit side by side, it’s a twoway street, even if the cars are only inches apart. Don’t be the person driving straight down the middle. 2. Drivers here like to blow red lights. If they can make it, they will. 3. Don’t leave your iPod/Phone/GPS/ or 34 cents in your car. Cars have been broken into for less. 4. Keep your cool. Philadelphians are angry, and yelling back at a competing driver may seem innocent, but next thing you know they could be out of the car with a tire iron. (M.P.)

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Comedy Shows to Introduce You to Philly’s Particular Brand of Crazy

1. Wawapalooza 4: Damaged Goods. Short films and plays parodying everything Philly from Eagles fans to hipster mustaches. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. Eighth St. Sept. 3-11. idratherbehere.com 2. The Waitstaff’s Real Housewives of South Philly. Local sketch comedy group. L’Etage Cabaret, 625 Bainbridge St. Sept. 5-19. thewaitstaff.com/MainNew.htm 3. Main Line-O-Mania! Another take on The Real Housewives of Philadelphia , but this one’s a live ‘episode’ featuring charity fundraising and gold diggers. Moonstone Arts Center, 110A S. 13th St. Sept. 3, 6, 16. livearts-fringe.org (Ellen Freeman)

Top Five Record Stores

1. Philadelphia Record Exchange, 618 S. Fifth St. A small little shop off of South Street, PRE sells a wide selection of records, focusing on rock. 2. Repo Records, 538 South St. Another South Street store, it’s small with a wide selection of rock music and a good smattering of everything else. 3. The Marvelous, 208 S. 40th St. A basement room filled with records and CDs (and instruments and audio equipment), the store lives up to its name. The staff are some of the most knowledgeable in the city: Ask for a suggestion.

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Best Place to Become a Vegetarian

1. Govinda’s, 1408 South St. A great way to establish indie cred in college is to become a vegetarian (bonus points for pretending to have been one all through high school). Fake it till you make it at Govinda’s, which has “are you sure this isn’t real?” chicken nuggets, cheesesteaks and even crab cakes. 2. Horizons, 611 S. Seventh St. Great place to go when you want to impress your vegetarian date. 3. Fu-Wah Mini Market, 47th and Baltimore. Best veg bang for your buck is the $4 Tofu hoagie. (E.F.)

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1. The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave. The Fire is a dive bar, but one that’s received new life from local bands and patrons. Most nights you can catch a random band that isn’t half-bad with a crowd that likes to drink and dance.

1. Koch’s Deli, 4309 Locust St. Koch’s waiting time might make you groan “oy vey,” but the free samples, immense menu and cheap and mouth-watering hoagies and steaks will make it worth your while. Bonus: chocolate-chip cookies the size of your face for $2. 2. Saad’s Halal, 4501 Walnut St. A unique menu with, on one side, veg and nonveg Middle Eastern dishes, and on the other, cheesesteaks and onion rings. Saad’s is a great destination for indecisive friends. The falafel sandwiches cost less than $5 and huge platters of rotisserie chicken, lamb shawarma or falafel start at $7. Broke Penn students, take note. Saad's Halal is good and cheap.

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3. Minar Palace, 1304 Walnut St. A mecca for Indians and Indian cuisine-lovers alike, this is one spot you’ll consider eating vegetarian. That’s not to say the chicken tikka isn’t bangin’. It is. It’s open for dinein, take-out and delivery within the area. Most dishes cost less than $10 and come with rice. 4. Noshery Gourmet Café, 1600 N. Broad St. A delicious and healthy alternative to the fried chicken and shitty Chinese food paradise that is Temple’s campus. Noshery offers a wide variety of freshly made salads, hoagies and sandwiches, paninis and sushi rolls. If nothing on the menu pleases you, Noshery also allows you to build your own salad, sandwich or panini from a litany of gourmet meats, cheeses, vegetables and spreads. (A.S.) n

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1. Sailor Jerry, 116 S. 13th St. Offers unique tattoo art clothing for men and women, as well as housewares, accessories and music. 2. Smak Parlour, 219 Market St. Run by two Philly natives, Abby Kessler and Katie Loftus, Smak Parlour offers distinctive designs for women, as well as accessories and jewelry. 3. Buffalo Exchange, 1713 Chestnut St. A popular consignment store that buys, sells and trades designer names and current trends for men and women at reasonable prices. A great place to clean out and update your wardrobe for very little dough. 4. Greene Street Consignment, 700 South St. Offers major brands as well as higher-end labels at seriously discounted prices. The store mostly caters to women, but carries some men’s clothes and sneakers. 5. South Street Antiques Market, 615 S. Sixth St. A treasure trove of antique and vintage goodies, the Market is a playground for history lovers and fashionistas alike. Various vendors sell their antique goods—from watches to pillbox hats to furniture—inside this former synagogue off South Street. (Alexis Sachdev)

2. The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St. The Rotunda is a West Philly landmark. Most Rotunda shows are free, and very cool, like experimental music from a foreign country or the monthly “Gathering” that takes place there every last Thursday of the month. 3. Marbar, 200 S. 40th St. A modern, chic bar/venue. Check out their open-mic nights, which always attract talented musicians. 4. The Blockley Pourhouse, 3801 Chestnut St. Located on the fringes of UPenn’s campus, the Pourhouse puts on great shows and features some darn good bar food. 5. The First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St. The Church, as it’s affectionately known, is one of the best venues in Philadelphia. It’s played host to underground acts and major ones whose star may have faded. (M.P.)

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Unique offerings at our local institutions. By Lucy McGuigan feedback@philadelphiaweekly.com Drexel University: B.S. in Culinary Science

A degree in the culinary arts will equip you with the skills to make a kickin’ chicken cordon bleu, but a degree in culinary science combines the knowledge of the kitchen with food science (the study of food at the molecular level), natural science, liberal arts and business administration. Culinary science majors practice the arts of gastronomy and food styling in the cooking labs at the university’s Academic Bistro, where the public can enjoy the made-from-scratch offerings of Drexel’s budding restaurateurs. Potential future career: Restaurant ownership/management (you could be the next Stephen Starr!); upper-level positions in food manufacturing.

University of Pennsylvania: B.A. in Visual Studies

In the modern world, we are bombarded with thousands of natural and manufactured images each day. Yet few courses of study have examined the implications of society’s increasing dependence on visual modes of communication and culture. Visual studies majors, whose curricula include courses in psychology, philosophy, studio art and art history, culminate their undergraduate career with a yearlong capstone project, recent topics of which have included representations of African-Americans in comic books and the creation of a Web site that allows museum-goers to collectively curate an exhibition. Potential future career: Advertising (if you’re willing to throw all your stick-it-tothe-man ideals out the window); graphic design; museum/arts administration.

Temple University: B.M. in Music Therapy

Sure, we all like to pop in our ear buds for those long subway rides, but rarely do we stop to consider the true healing power of music. Temple students studying Music Therapy must accumulate a strong understanding of music theory and music history, in addition to taking several courses in psychology and human behavior and 1,200 work hours in clinical experience. Music enthusiasts be forewarned: A simple love for tunes won’t get you in. The MT program requires a successful audition in an instrument or voice. Potential future career: Intended to prepare students for a career as a music therapist, but could be useful for a host of music-related careers including music journalism or artist management.

Villanova University: Concentration in Augustine in Dialogue with Faith and Culture

Since the Catholic Villanova was founded by the Friars of St. Augustine, the dude is a pretty big deal around campus (fun fact: the Nova crest contains seven symbols in reference to Augustine). The Augustine in Dialogue with Faith and Culture program traces the theological and philosophical significance of Augustine’s thoughts, from ancient civilization to present, supplementing religious studies with history, sociology, political science, and peace and justice courses. Potential future career: An education like this could give you an excellent preparation for Catholic priesthood, but if you’re planning to use your time in college to sin beyond redemption, a solid knowledge of Augustinian thinking could give you a leg up in academia, where you can partake in all of the theoretical musing with none of the Catholic guilt.

University of the Arts: Minor in Typography

Take a careful look at these letters. Think the choice in typeface was arbitrary? Think again. Each font used in print conveys a subtle message to readers. At UArts, students studying typography will learn how to design typefaces, modify existing ones, and arrange text for maximum visual effect. Budding typographers can practice their skills at the Typography/Imaging lab, a fully operational printing press. Potential future career: Art directing at an online or print publication; product design.

University of the Sciences: M.S. in Biomedical Writing

If reading your science textbooks confused you to no end, consider applying your skills as a writer to the biomedical field, where your literary concision and clarity will be a godsend for any doc up to their ears in scientific jargon. USP is the only university to offer an accredited program in the subject, which includes traditional studies in composition in addition to seminars in regulatory documentation. Potential future career: Composing documents for drug companies or chemical manufacturers; health journalism. n

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teria with textbook prices if laws, instead, targeted used-book sellers. “This debate is driven by numbers that focus on the most expensive textbooks,” he says, largely because some, like medical textbooks, require multiple authors, editors, illustrators, fact-checkers and graphic artists, which can add up to an investment of $1 million to $3 million. Regarding the overall cost of books, he contends that students spend much less when they account for the money they get when they sell them at the end of the semester. Mike Simone, a Drexel junior engineering major, is among a quarter million other Philadelphia college students. He’s bitter about the college textbook industry, saying he refuses to sell his texts back to

the bookstore because “it is obvious that the bookstore tries to exploit students for ever penny they can.” If he does purchase a book, he says he’ll usually sell it to a friend or hockey teammate. Still, before considering purchasing a book, he first turns to the school library to check them out for free or rents from Chegg.com. Simone questions if the new law tackles books’ rising costs, but Hildebrand suggests it completely ignores the main culprit of the expense. “The single greatest factor are used book sellers. I’m not attacking them, but [textbooks] are expensive to produce,” says Hildebrand. The silent ink war among used-book sellers and publishers, which triggered the new law, is a blow to the latter. Hildebrand says publishers and authors risk thousands and sometimes millions of dollars to produce a book, yet gain nothing when stores buy back used-books and then resell them at a discount. That, in turn, also severely damages a book’s value and forces publishers to come out with new editions every three to four years in order to make older used editions obsolete and make back a profit. Book sellers argue used books come with a greater liability than new texts. “A new book can be returned back to the publisher in most cases. A used book has no place to return, so once you own them, you own them,” says Jade Roth, vice president of books and digital strategy for Barnes and Noble College Booksellers, one of America’s leading collegiate booksellers that operates on 637 campuses nationwide. But according to data, rising text costs have not stopped students from spending less. Students have increasingly been turning to the Web and, according to Student Monitor, a higher education research firm, the average student spent 7 percent less for textbooks in 2009 than in 2001. To draw students back to stores many B&N College Booksellers introduced a new program in January that allows students to rent books at lower than half the cost of new books. But Hildebrand says renting is a form of reselling used books and driving up the price of new books, which is ultimately a cost that is pushed onto students. n

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Inside the University of Pennsylvania’s airconditioned Barnes & Noble College Book Seller, Lorelei Phillips meticulously scans her textbook list for the fall semester. She’s overjoyed to be out of the summer’s thick heat, but a heavy sigh sours her mood after discovering the price of what she considers disposable material. “I’m only going to open most books for a handful of hours over the span of, like, three months,” she says. The junior nursing student says she spends about $1,000 a year on books, just shy of the national average of $1,122 at a 4-year public university for the 2009-2010 academic year, according to The College Board, the national nonprofit that also administers the SATs. Complaints of exploitative college textbook prices are nothing new. According to a September, 1939 issue of The College Store, students grew similarly outraged when textboooks soared to $3. But after decades of students’ complaints, Congress has taken note. A federal law that took effect July 1 mandates more transparency between college textbook publishers and the students and faculty they serve. The College Textbook Affordability Act, a provision of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, now requires publishers to unbundle packages that might include CD-ROMS or workbooks, as well as “to include the price of textbooks and supplemental material when providing information to faculty.” Students will also no longer have to fight in crowded bookstores for the last copy of a text after a teacher hands out a book list the first day of class. The new law also mandates that universities inform students what books are required for courses during registration—instead of professors telling students the first day of class—allowing students more time to shop around for bargains. While Phillips admits that allotting students more time to shop just allows them more time to procrastinate something else in their lives, Rob Nelson, the director of education in the provost's office at the University of Pennsylvania, says giving students ample time to shop around for books will encourage fiscal responsibility, although Penn’s faculty has been “taking textbook costs seriously for several years.” Professors are encouraged to teach us-

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Since its debut in 2008, Mauckingbird Theatre Company has specialized in putting a gay spin on classic plays to great effect; their stunning all-male version of The Misanthrope used Moliere’s text to portray a gay society that favors youth and beauty over sincerity. Now Mauckingbird turns their queer eye toward Shakespeare with A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Co-directed by Peter Reynolds and Lynne Innerst, the show (Shakespeare’s

Paul Thorn’s unassuming nature translates to his music in understated charm. There’s a sly wit lurking beneath his gruff, forceful delivery as this Pentecostal preacher’s kid winds through swampy blues, sundried gospel soul, and rough-hewn classic rock. You might hear a trace of Adult Contemporary in the way some songs sidle along, but it’s generally shadowed by Thorn’s sweaty vocal and earthy writing. Raised in Mississippi, his songs are told by and populated with an oft-amusing array of ornery, hard-living characters worthy of John Kennedy Toole. Despite a

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original text with a few cuts and pronoun alterations) moves between an elite prep school and a futuristic forest inhabited by fairies of various genders. Occupying a world that questions conventional boundaries between masculinity and femininity, Mauckingbird’s Midsummer shows us that sexuality is far more fluid than fixed.

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town of the mysterious “were-rabbit” whose herbivorous massacre has caught the attention of hunting enthusiast and all-around asshole Lord Victor Quartermaine. The Clay Studio will also be premiering three shorts produced by the budding artists in their kid summer camps and offering a free, hourlong stop-motion workshop for children at 7:30. rachel stumpo Dusk. Free. Flagpole Park, 139 N. Second St. 215.925.3453. theclaystudio.org

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Bring a blanket to watch Wallace along with his intelligent but silent dog Gromit try to guard gardens from a ghastly bunny before the upcoming Giant Vegetable Competition in 2005‘s Curse of the Were-Rabbit, the duo’s first feature-length outing. The two entrepreneurs’ humane pest-control and veggie-security company Anti-Pesto is doing well trapping adorable bunnies with until a mysterious creature begins terrorizing the town’s vegetables. A steadily fattening Wallace and overly competent sidekick Gromit must find a way to rid the

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Pissed Jeans

As another summer vanishes into the wasteland we call memory, there’s no healthier way to rejoice its final fleeting moments than to descend into Danger Danger’s fiery depths to burn up alongside Pa.’s unrivaled kings of jeans, hardcore and hardcore jeans. While Pissed Jeans’ last LP came out in 2009, the batteringram force of King Of Jeans will surely allow it to bash through the metaphysico-temporal barricades and onto Best of 2010 lists. In the flesh, though, is the purest experiential mode for the band’s sonic brutality and the disgruntled howls of Matt Korvette’s subtly sophisticated everyman confessions. Expect blood and beer stains. Seattle lo-fi squad Unnatural Helpers and quickly-rising local rock outfit Hot Guts turn on the lights. elliott sharp

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Don’t get too immersed in fall fashion just yet. Party With a Purpose, the nonprofit whose monthly fundraisers assist local grassroots organizations, is hosting an Anything But Clothes Party tonight at Studio 34. Should any further explanation be necessary, the goal of this party is to use your creativity to leave the house without opening your closet. Wear postage stamps, coffee cups, silverware pilfered from your grandmother’s china cabinet or any other assortment of atypical attire—the more outlandish, the better. One male and one female with the best outfits will each win a round-trip plane ticket to anywhere in the continental U.S. (perhaps to escape embarrassment). $25 is donated straight to community-arts organizations Art to Save the World and Life Unchained, and gets you an open bar, snacks and the chance to appreciate your peers’ creativity. Just don’t forget the scotch tape. emily Freisher

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Finnish cellists Apocalyptica have all the headbanging verve and smoke machine theatrics of a metal band—and all the classical chops of a chamber quartet. The conservatory-trained quartet began as an offbeat Metallica cover band but soon branched out into original material, wrangling some major names in metal and alt rock (Bush’s Gavin Rossdale and Slayer’s Dave Lombardo) into the studio to provide vocals for their string trash. Nonstop touring and YouTube videos of their hair-flipping, “Final Countdown”-esque performances have won the band a cult following both here and in Lapland, and their most recent album Seventh Symphony is already stirring up fervor among the metalheads and overgrown orchestra kids. YoYo Ma never played cello this fiercely—and he didn’t do it shirtless. lauren smith

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8pm. $25-$28. With Dir en Gray + Evaline. Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St. 215.627.1332. electricfactory.info

Formerly known as Relay, Arc In Round frontman Jeff Zeigler also runs North Philly’s Uniform Recording studio and has produced albums by local heroes Kurt Vile, Pink Skull, War on Drugs and Clockcleaner. Presently on the market for a label to release their recently completed EP and LP, the group creates epic, fully-absorptive pop that combines the dreamy gaze of My Bloody Valentine with the guitar-

Put the can in canvas and get ready to slash some color and compete for some shine at the Arts Garage, Philly’s premier artists’ salon. The theme for the first annual Battle of the Canvas is “Artists for Social Change,” so feel free to bring a small soapbox to stand on. Competing artists will be given a 48” x 60” blank canvas when they arrive around 3pm, and throughout the evening, they can do whatever they want to cover it via spraypaint, marker or getting their Farrah Fawcett on by rolling their painted bodies on the canvas. Whatever. Spectators start arriving at 4pm to watch as artists do their thing. The winner will receive a grand prize of $500, and all the pieces created will be exhibited during the Philadelphia Open Studio Tour and the Fringe and Live Arts Festival. If you have your eye on a special piece, you can bid on it silent-auction style into October, with half the proceeds going to the Garage and half to the artist. tara murtha

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here’s an art to participating in a swap. Closets and craft boxes must be culled ruthlessly—room must be made for all the new gear you’ll find! Once there, don’t be discouraged: Your quest for new-to-you freebies may be fruitless until the sea of stuff parts and you spot that glorious fringed denim jacket that makes you look like a Twin Peaks extra or the perfect yarn to make new wrist warmers. Get some swapping practice as craft/art collective Handmade Philly and social-action network VolkLibre! host the first of four monthly swaps of handmade items, art materials, craft supplies, clothes and books. Bring your swap fodder, a potluck treat if you want to eat and an open mind—those floral-print culottes just might become your favorite fall outfit. aleXandra Jones

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Former Dr. Dog drummer Juston Stens —who left the band in late 2009 after six years and five albums—has pulled a Dave Grohl, stepping up to the mike with guitar in hand to front his new outfit, Juston Stens & the Get Real Gang. After spending the first half of this year recording in Arizona and North Carolina, Stens and company made their live local debut earlier this summer, and just unveiled a self-titled digital EP. The new tunes are impressive as hell: Warm, rollicking, countrified rock with a dusting of late-period Beatles and Morricone-ish desert textures, all of it led by Stens’ rich voice, a cross between Mark Eitzel and XTC’s Andy Partridge. Yep—old Dog, new tricks. michael alan GoldberG

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7:30pm. $5. studio 34, 4522 Baltimore Ave. 215.387.3434. Studio34yoga.com

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Marianne Dissard Calexico fans will recognize Marianne Dissard as the sultry chanteuse trading verses of “The Ballad of Cable Hogue” with Joey Burns. Still, though a fair amount of Tusconian tumbleweed swagger has crept into Dissard’s oeuvre in recent years, her main appeal is purely a la Francais. Like Jane Birken, Edit Piaf and other cafedwelling sophisticates, her songs seem more like world-weary confidences than entertainment. “Le Lendemain,” from her last album, is a song for three in the morning, its whispered “pour quoi-pas” wreathed in cigarette smoke and tinged with the scent of red wine. Her upcoming L’Abbandon, due out later this year, promises more bittersweet reveries on how things are and how they might have been. JEnnIfER KElly 8pm. $8. With Brian Lopez. world Cafe live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. worldcafelive.com

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8pm. $3. trocadero. 1003 Arch St. 215.922.6888. thetroc.com

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Wynton Marsalis

The city of New Orleans instills its soundtrack into its native musicians, and Wynton Marsalis is personally bringing a piece of his home to a silent film called Louis. Based in the Crescent City, the story appropriately follows a trumpet player and was shot by the guy who did Deer Hunter, not to say that’s got any effect on this flick. Wynton will be accompanied by his orchestra of 10, as well as classical pianist Cecile Licad. AbdullAH sAEEd

8pm. $45-$65. Keswick theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside. 215.572.7650 keswicktheatre.com

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Community Vision

For almost 30 years, the Scribe Video Center has provided critical skills and tools to nascent local filmmakers, and since 1990 their Community Visions program has aimed to annually help four activist organizations produce documentary films that address socio-political issues of significance to their respective communities. This year’s screening will feature Chester Community Grocery Co-op’s account of Chester’s lack of fresh, healthy food options and what can be done; The Youth Art and Self-Empowerment Project’s investigation of the community-wide consequences of youth incarceration; Bridgeway Inc.’s film on its progress in North Philly’s Tioga neighborhood, and Every Mother Is A Working Mother Network’s portrayal of the myriad difficulties mothers and grandmothers must face navigating the foster-care archipelago to regain custody of their children. E.s.

Poor guy. He’s barely peered his head in the door before being admonished with a loud, angry chorus of “Nooooo!” from the bartender, the six or so daytime drinkers scattered around the rectangular bar and the four guys playing pool, unmistakable scorn on their faces. “You’re flagged, motherfucker!” says a man, pointing a pool cue violently. “Motherfucker, you’re flagged,” the bartender screams, shooing him with a yet-tobe-opened can of Miller Lite. Then, in unison, all of them: “FLAGGED!” Poor Guy blinks slowly, absorbs the blow, and withdraws back into the sunlight outside, heartbroken. I’m at DeLeo’s Cafe (405 Dupont St.), a working-class dive on the Manayunk/Roxbourgh cusp, where they don’t take kindly to strangers—non-regulars here are gazed upon openly and with suspicion. Some of the regulars physically recoil in the presence of newcomers, hovering nervously around their drinks and waiting uncomfortably for the intruder to leave so they can go back to being themselves. Others take the opposite tack, turning the Asshole up to 11, puffing their chests and cursing loudly with gusto. It’s called DeLeo’s Cafe, but it’s not a restaurant. Hell, it’s barely even a bar. Talk Roxborough/Manayunk dives—Peck Miller’s Bar, Pop Pop’s II, Cresson Inn, T Hogan’s Pub—to anyone who knows and DeLeo’s will come heavily “recommended,” always with equal measures of sarcasm and caution. “It’s a reaalll classy joint. Make sure you put your wallet in your front pocket.” “Top notch. Don’t make eye contact.” “Cream of the crop. Put your wallet in your front pocket and don’t make eye contact.” There’s a distinct B.O. funk in the air at DeLeo’s that suits it perfectly. In the last few years, it’s been written up for fruit-fly infestation, roach infestation, mouse infestation and spider infestation. Also, for not cleaning utensils properly, which seems redundant as they’ve also been cited for not having a proper sink for sanitation. But no one here is thinking about any of that, and instead are shaking their heads, marveling at the gall of Poor Guy, coming back here, and so soon. So what’d he do? “He smeared his own shit all over the walls and floor of the women’s restroom,” the bartender answers, his mouth switching back and forth between gleeful smirk and bitter disgust. Ahhh. That’ll do. “At least it was his own,” I joke, enough

Old Grand-Dad in me to feel loose, but not so much I feel like my smart-ass commentary is welcome. The bartender shoots me the best courtesy smile he can muster considering he’s missing several teeth. He pours himself a shot of Jager, downs it, walks out the door after Poor Guy, and is gone for quite some time. A couple of the regulars grumble about whether or not he’s gone to get more ice to stock the Igloo cooler he’s serving the beer out of on account of the fridge being on the fritz. Fed up, one of them takes off for Pop Pop’s. “It’s cheaper and their beer is colder anyway.” I follow him out the door in due time, and make my way over to a much more festive Pop Pop’s II (7168 Ridge Ave.), home of the $2.50 40-ounce Piels. They’ve got a great jukebox here—ZZ Top, Sinatra, the best of Yes (!). There are two Creed CDs in the thing too, but no one here gives them much play. George Thorogood’s “Bad to the Bone” starts blaring, and a man a couple stools down starts singing the chorus to the woman he’s with, changing the words slightly. “I’m bad with my bone.” There’s a woman dancing wildly to whatever comes on, about to bounce right out of her Rolling Stones’ shirt. She all but loses her mind when Foreigner’s “Double Vision” is punched up. If you ever feel half as passionate about anything in your life as she does about the opening line—“Feelin’ down and dirty, feelin’ kinda mean”—you’ll do just fine. But speaking of double vision, I’m starting to develop a case. The sun is fading. I amble toward the door. At the end of the bar is the guy who made his way over from DeLeo’s. “You were over dere at DeLeo’s, huh?” he asks, eyes beaming with recognition. “I was,” I answer. “Place is wild. It was your first time dere, huh? What’dya think?” “Pick of the litter. Avoid the women’s restroom.” n

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7pm. Free. International house, 3701 Chestnut St. 215.387.5125. ihousephilly.org

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If you’ve seen Inception (and really, if you haven’t yet, shame on you) then you know how much writer/director Christopher Nolan loves

By Brian McManus

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August 25-31, 2010

Memento

Roxborough’s blue-collar bars offer many sensory delights.

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On The Rox

Michael alan goldberg

Pecha Kucha (say “peh-CHAK-cha”—it means “chit-chat” in Japanese), is an innovative art exhibition format—a rapid-fire show-and-tell in which performers get to show and discuss 20 slides (film or powerpoint) for exactly 20 seconds apiece. Or, as written in Wired, “Say what you need to say in six minutes and 40 seconds of exquisitely matched words and images and then sit the hell down.” Pecha Kucha nights were invented by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham in Tokyo in 2003 as an informal gathering full of fun, drinks, socializing, creativity and culture. Over the past seven years, the Pecha Kucha format has become a worldwide phenomenon. An anything-goes event, Pecha Kucha invites artists of all types, especially those whose art can’t be exhibited in a traditional format. This will be the sixth volume of Pecha Kucha Philadelphia. CHAIA

intense psychological drama. Ten years ago, before he made Inception and The Dark Knight, Nolan’s Memento, starred Guy Pearce (the Time Machine) as a man with no short-term memory who keeps it together by using mementos (aha!) and tattoos to help remember things from day to day as he tries to hunt down the person who killed his wife and damaged his brain. If you’ve never been to a Movie Monday at the Troc, come check out the historic venue and kick back on a Monday with other film fans. Arrive before 7 and you get a free beer and bag of popcorn. MIKE

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Shakespeare at the Fringe How several companies at the upcoming festival try to update the Bard. By J. Cooper Robb jrobb@philadelphiaweekly.com

Above, Robert M. Johanson and Anne Grindley in Nature Theater of Oklahoma's exploration of storytelling, Romeo and Juliet; below, a cardboard puppet from Pig Iron Theatre's Cankerblossom, which took inspiration from A Midsummer Night's Dream . k e V i N m o N ko

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Over the years, the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe has been witness to all manner of theater, but one guy has usually been underrepresented: William Shakespeare. It’s not surprising—he's technically been responsible for thousands of hours of dull, turgid theater over the last few centuries (even though he obviously needs to be credited with thousands more of great theater), and the festival is all about breaking those conventions. This year, though, there’s a subset of groups taking on the Bard instead of dodging him, with at least five shows based on the words, images and ideas of Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet, arguably Shakepeare’s most famous story, is the jumping-off point of Nature Theater of Oklahoma’s production, also titled Romeo and Juliet (Sept. 8-11, Plays and Players Theater). It isn’t at all a conventional staging of the story we all know by heart (or so we think), but that’s where it begins. Conceived and directed by Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper, the show was born of a series of calls Liska made to friends and relatives, asking each to tell him the story of the star-cross’d lovers. Their responses, which often included imaginary scenes not actually found in the play, are used to explore the idea of story. According to Copper, Nature was interested in how and why people tell stories. She emphasizes that the show is not about Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. “The show is filled with questions about storytelling—why we tell a story, how story changes us and how our personal version of a story is a reflection of who we are at a particular moment.” Shakespeare’s whole canon is sampled in pop-culture mashup Jester’s Dead (Sept. 3-11, the Latvian Society), which swipes text from every Shakespeare play to parody the 1986 film Top Gun. Director Suzana Berger, of New Yorkbased The Outfit, says the idea came from a wish to bring Shakespeare to the widest audience possible. Company co-founders and co-artistic directors Rhett Henckel and Nat McIntyre settled on Top Gun, which they saw as having all the attributes of Shakespearean drama: Grand ambition, romance, a ghost in need of appeasement, a Jester. Maverick, the lead Tom Cruise character, tends to echo Hamlet; his rival, Iceman, echoes Othello’s treacherous lieutenant Iago. About Jester’s Dead, Berger says, “think the Mechanicals of Midsummer Night’s Dream getting together to perform Top Gun.” Doing an Elizabethan Top Gun one better, Lucidity Suitcase International

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combines Shakespeare with Colombian telenovelas (enormously popular Spanishlanguage soaps) soaps in El Conquistador, a tale of Bogota intrigue (Sept. 8-11, Suzanne Roberts Theatre). “We were fascinated by the link between the dramatic turns in the novelas and Shakespearean drama,” says Thaddeus Phillips, who created the show with Tatiana Mallarino and collaborator Victor Mallarino. Polonio (a name taken from Hamlet’s Polonius) is portrayed by Phillips, the show’s sole live actor. The other characters, residents of the apartment building where Polonio works as the doorman, are played by Colombian telenovela stars on video screens. Calling back to Shakespeare, there’s a ghost, mistaken identity, a suicide resembling the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, long-separated twins reunited and even a play within a play to root out a villain. Even in its infancy as an impressive workshop production at the 2005 Fringe, Conquistador featured a remarkably innovative scenic design capable of transforming in the blink of an eye from a dilapidated shack to a gleaming apartment lobby. The

new production played off-Broadway and features newly edited video, and should satisfy fans of Phillips, who’s established himself as a festival favorite with a kiddiepool Tempest and tap-dance extravaganza Lost Soles. One of Shakespeare’s most off-the-rails works gets a more straightforward production in Plays and Players’ Titus Andronicus (Sept. 16-Oct. 2, Plays and Players Theater). The plot and poetry of this early career shocker, written when Shakespeare was in his mid-20s, have always been overshadowed by the play’s brutal violence—rape, torture, mutilation, more than a dozen killings, cannibalism and a live burial. This has in the past meant that Titus is very rarely staged—Director Liam Castellan believes this production is the first full professional staging of the play in Philly since 1839—but the violence and black humor aren’t necessarily a drawback anymore. Castellan chose Titus in part to attract a younger audience to one of the city’s oldest theaters, and it makes sense. In the past couple seasons, the company’s had success with two relatively gory shows: the East Coast premiere of William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead and Zombie! The Musical, which played at the 2009 Fringe. Castellan sets this production in a “pre-apocalyptic world,” which he describes as “a tablespoon of Mad Max.” Instead of a decaying Rome, this Titus takes place in a world fraying at the edges with an increasingly intrusive government (think the Patriot Act squared). Pig Iron Theatre Company’s Cankerblossom is the first in a series of projects they're doing inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Here, a couple adopts a live cardboard baby they find on their front porch, only to have to go on a strange journey after the changeling is stolen back to its twodimensional homeland. Although there’s not much relation plot-wise, Director Dan Rothenberg says his Flatworld was inspired by the fairy forest in Midsummer—an extraordinary, fantastical world hidden right behind the ordinary. If you wonder why Pig Iron, one of the nation’s most revered alternative-theater companies, would turn to a centuries-dead playwright for inspiration, Rothenberg has a few words. “Even for someone like me who is devoted to original work, Shakespeare remains the gold standard... Pitting imagination against death, and all the different outcomes of that conflict—that’s what ends up exciting me about theater.” n For showtimes, ticket prices and venue locations, call 215.413.1318 or visit livearts-fringe.org.

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Night on Gold Mountain The dark cave of history. By Roberta Fallon rfallon@philadelphiaweekly.com

It’s easy to imagine bad things happening in the dark, cavelike space of Abigail DeVille’s Gold Mountain, at Marginal Utility. Charred sticks poke out in the red and black light aggressively, like ribs. On the floor, a TV’s static fuzz is reminiscent of the white ashes of a dead fire. There’s no central focus; instead, the viewer moves pilgrim-like from one spot to the next, careful not to lose her footing. The dimly lit walls are covered with a painted, tumbling mass of dead birds and bricks, as if dashed there by a whirlwind. “I use pigeons and crows as stand-ins for people,” DeVille says. DeVille, a black artist and Yale MFA student who built Gold Mountain onsite from materials scavenged in nearby Chinatown (including charred sticks from the incinerated Trestle Inn), is a font of information about the Chinese experience in America. The title refers to the nickname the Chinese gave to California during the 1848 Gold Rush, when immigrants came to seek their fortunes, but often found harsh conditions and discrimination instead. At the opening, DeVille spoke about the Chinese Exclusion Act and miscegenation laws, peppering her talk with dates and references, but Gold Mountain’s ire is aimed at all racial discrimination in America. Discrimination based on race is a part of American history that even now is often not portrayed honestly in history books and our collective memory; it’s essential that artists like DeVille and, to mention just two others, Kara Walker and Hank Willis Thomas, expose the hidden history through their art and keep the dialogue going. n Abigail DeVille: Gold Mountain Through Sept. 25. Marginal Utility, 319A N. 11th St., 2nd floor. 917.355.4487. marginalutility.org


THEATER Just Say Love

Traces the developing relationship between guy, a young gay artist/computer nerd and Doug, a straight construction worker who meet by chance in a park. $10-$25. Thru Aug. 29. Shubin Theatre, 407 Bainbridge St. 215.627.1088. quinceproductions.com

Chase Me, Comrade!

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

Beirut

A harrowing but surprisingly funny version of a world in which everyone who tests positive for a certain (unnamed) virus is quarantined to the Lower east Side of a futuristic New York. $10-$15. Thru Aug. 28. Shubin Theatre, 407 Bainbridge St. 215.627.1088. quinceproductions.com

Angels in America: Part Two: Perestroika

Capable of being understood as a self-contained play, perestroika continues from the final scene of millennium, wherein an angel has crashed through the ceiling of prior’s apartment. Thru Aug. 28. Fusion Performing Arts Center, 1931 Olney Ave., Cherry Hill, N.J. tcactstudio.com

ART receptions/events Grizzly Grizzly

Fri/27, 6-9pm. Tim eads: ”pumping.” Tiernan Alexander: ”The Voodoo Living room.” Thru Aug. 27. 319 N. 11th St. grizzlygrizzly.wordpress.com

Burrison Gallery

Daniel gerwin: ”recitation.” Thru Sept. 17. 3611 Walnut St. upenn.edu

Knapp Gallery

Chris Callahan: ”Below Sea Level.” Thru Aug. 29. 162 N. Third St. 267.455.0279. knappgallery.com

3rd Street Gallery

Various artists: “redux: A group photography exhibition by members of The Light room.” Thru Aug. 29. 58 N. Second St. 215.625.0993. 3rdstreetgallery.com

Muse Gallery

Various artists: “August Juried Show.” Thru Aug. 29. 52 N. Second St. 215.672.5310. musegalleryphiladelphia.com

Bambi Gallery

Julius Scissor: ”Converted.” Andrew Abbott: ”Scratched & Demented.” Thru Aug. 29. 1001 N. Second St., Suite 7 267.319.1374. bambiproject. com

Wilson Gallery

Various artists: “Collectively Speaking, Then and Now: The philadelphia Ten & The other Women.” Thru Sept.4. 20th and The Parkway. 215.965.4065. thegalleriesatmoore. org

Langman Gallery

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

Salon des Amis Gallery

Various artists: “Building.” Thru oct. 10. 2321 Yellow Springs Rd. 610.647.6010. salondesamisgallery.com

Twelve Gates Gallery

Various artists: “ArT4Barter.” Thru Aug. 28. 305 Cherry St. 215.253.8578. twelvegatesgallery.com

Gallery 339

Various artists: “in review.” Thru Sept. 4. 339 S. 21st St. 215.731.1530. gallery339.com

Bus Stop Boutique

Vintage Wine Bar

kate Durkin, maggy rozycki Hiltner and Abby glassenberg: ”out of the Wild.” Thru Aug. 29. 623 N. Second St. 215.238.1557. artstarphilly.com

Tues/31, 6pm. Jean Jacques Bernard: ”Common grounds.” 129 S. 13th St. 215.922.3095

galleries AxD Gallery

Vincent mcLoughlin and Susanne king: ”Fugitive elements.” Thru Sept. 4. 265 S. 10th St. 215.627.6250. a-x-d.com

Mulberry Art Studios

Smile Gallery

Various artists: “Bangkok and Blacklight.” Thru Sept. 6. 105 S. 22nd St., 2nd fl. 215.564.2502.

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Various artists: “memories in the making.” Thru Aug. 29. 520 Tomlinson Rd. 215.947.9882. orchardartworks.org

Rodger LaPelle Galleries

Various artists: “Artists’ Summer Caucus.” Thru Aug. 29. 122 N. 3rd St. 215.592.0232. rodgerlapellegalleries.com

Abington Art Center

Various artists: “The Festival of Young Artists.” Thru Aug. 29. 515 Meetinghouse Rd. 215.887.4882. abingtonartcenter.org

Sande Webster Gallery

Various artists: “Divergence: Five Views on photography.” Various artists: “All That Jazz.” Thru Aug. 28. 2006 Walnut St. 215.636.9003. sandewebstergallery.com

Jolie Laide Gallery

Shadow’s Space

Various artists: “New Acquisitions in glass.” Thru Aug. 28. 201 N. Third St. 215.923.7030. wexlergallery.com Various artists: “girls Don’t Count.” Thru Aug. 27. 1248 N Front St. 215.425.1275. shadowsspace.com

Seraphin Gallery

ken mabrey: ”From All Compass points.” Thru Sept. 7. 1108 Pine St. 215.923.7000. seraphingallery.com

Various artists: “Absolutely Abstract 2010 exhibition.” Thru Sept. 18. 235 S. Camac St. 215.545.9298. sketchclub.org

University City Arts League

Bridgette Mayer Gallery

Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts

The Fabric Workshop

Philadelphia Sketch Club

Dana Hargrove: ”inhabit.” Thru Sept. 25. 709 Walnut St. 215.413.8893. bridgettemayergallery.com

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Various artists: ”Duo-Chrome/ Duotone: ink to Light.” Thru Sept. 3. 1214 Arch St. 215.561.8888. fabricworkshopandmuseum.org

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Joel Dean, Fabienne Lasserre, and Leslie Smith iii: ”Work.” Thru Aug. 31. 224 N. Juniper St. 267.603.1295. jolielaide.com

Various artists: “photo-ex.” Thru Sept. 11. 22 N. High St. 856.327.4500. rrcarts.com

Busses

Orchard Artworks

Wexler Gallery

kara LaFleur: ”Work to ride.” Thru Sept. 3. 4226 Spruce St. 215.382.7811. ucartsleague.org

Fri 8/27

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Art Star Gallery

Gross McCleaf Gallery

Various artists: “40th Anniversary exhibit: phase 2.” Thru Sept. 8. 127 S. 16th St. 215.665.8138. grossmccleaf.com

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kate Shelley: ”Some Bodies.” Thru Aug. 31. 19-21 N. Mulberry St. 717.295.1949. mulberryartstudios.com

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Sharka Hyland: ”islanded.” Thru oct. 17. 1400 N. American St., Sudio 314. 215.235.3405. inliquid.com

Fri/27, 5:30pm. Jean-Jacques Bernard: ”Common grounds.” 750 S. Fourth St. 215.627.2357. busstopboutique.com

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Buck Owens: The Biography Good God, Buck Owens was an asshole. By Lucy McGuigan

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Oh, yay! It’s another edition of Fake Can Be Just As Good, wherein we read a newly released music bio and give you the highlights so you can fake your way through a conversation about it or impress dinner guests or what have you. This week we’re taking a peek inside Buck Owens: The Biography, by Ellen Sisk, and it’s quite a meaty slab (400 pages), exposing for bare the best-selling, prolific country artist who could never quite overcome the hillbilly bumpkin image he forged on Hee Haw. Buck Owens, while infinitely engaging and smartly articulated, is a juicy tell-all dripping with tabloid-style sensationalism, and peppered with contemporary colloquialisms like “sextracirricular activities.” As a result, it’s cheapened in parts, but there’s no doubt Sisk knows her subject: you damn near need a pen and paper to jot down notes to keep up. She does an excellent job of presenting her subject as a callous asshole, and while such a strategy shows her commitment to honest reporting, it will undoubtedly polarize both her readership and fans of the dearly departed country icon. Here’s the Buck Owens tale of the tape.

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• Owens was born Alvis Edgar Owens Jr., weighing five pounds at birth and possessing only one functioning kidney. • Buck was a nickname Owens adopted for himself when, at the age of 2, he insisted on sharing a moniker with the family mule. • Buck had “emotional incest” with his mother, according to the national promotion director of Buck Owens Enterprises, and as a child often tried to protect her from the abuse of her husband. • Owens had “brain fever” (which might have been meningitis) around the age of 10; when he was released from the hospital, he couldn’t remember the ABCs. • Buck possessed perfect pitch. His mother Macie would play a game that consisted of her playing a note on the piano and Buck identifying it. • The country singer started smoking and engaging in sexual activity at the age of 13. • Much of the story of Buck Owens’ early years may have been fabricated. He provided his record label with biographical information that was later discredited by his own mother. • Buck’s first child was born in 1946, when the musician was only 16. • Owens married for a second time at

Young Buck: Shortly after this photo was taken, Owens slept with four women and stiffed his band.

age 18, to a yodeler named Bonnie who bore him two children. They divorced a few years after, and then reunited as band mates. Bonnie later married Merle Haggard, who was one of Buck’s major musical rivals. • Buck started his professional career as a guitarist at The Blackboard in Bakersfield, Calif. The owners of the club either asked or forced him to take over singing when Billy Mize quit the house band, the Orange Blossom Playboys. • According to Buck’s manager Jack McFadden, Owens was married at least seven

times, though Buck himself has only ever verified three of those marriages. • In 1956, Buck released two songs under the pseudonym Corky Jones. The songs had a rockabilly feel, and Owens didn’t want to risk the repudiation of his country fans. • After he moved to Washington state, Buck bought one-third of the radio station KAYE, and served as a disc jockey, media buyer and ad salesman. • In Tacoma, Buck judged two talent contests, both won by Loretta Lynn, who had not yet begun singing professionally.

• Buck’s fiddle player (and later, guitarist) Don Rich joined the band in 1958; the young musician was only 16. He used fake IDs to get into most of the clubs where the band played. At 18, he used his fake to get married. • When Don and Buck toured as a duo, they paid their backing musicians in bread, bologna and water. • Dorothy Owens, Buck’s sister and the business manager of Buck Owens Enterprises, is an out-of-the-closet lesbian. Her nickname: “Uncle Dorothy.” • Following the release of 1963’s “Act Naturally,” Buck had 15 consecutive No. 1 hits on the Billboard country chart. • The writer of “Act Naturally,” Johnny Russell, received a call from Buck saying he’d record the song if Buck got all the publishing rights, hoping Russell would give anything to have the song get recorded. Buck had in fact already recorded the song, and simply screwed the writers out of the profits. • Though Buck never took illicit drugs, he routinely medicated with Valium, and later OxyContin. Some claim he took Benzedrine, including band mate Doyle Holly, who insists Buck once took a “bennie” at 3 a.m. and spoke nonstop in Pig Latin for the rest of the night. • Buck’s backing band, the Buckaroos, never rehearsed. • In an effort to mend some bad blood, Buck allowed a radio station to grant a cancer-stricken woman her dying wish— to have lunch with the country star. Buck stood her up. • Buck’s older sister, Mary Ethel, was institutionalized for bipolar disorder type I, an affliction many believe Buck shared. • 1963’s “My Heart Skips a Beat” and its b-side “Together Again” switched No. 1 positions on the Billboard charts two times. • The band once left brief drummer Mel King’s equipment out in the rain and drove off to the next tour stop to punish King for stalling in the bar while the other members schlepped gear. • Buck had, according to the author, “no problem with nepotism.” Besides Dorothy, both his mother and father served as his well-salaried employees. • According to Doyle, Buck had promised 10 percent of royalties from the Buck Owens' Songbook LP, but Buck kept all the money from royalties for himself, never dividing anything amongst the band.

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Bobby Bare Jr.

Brian Wilson

kyle Andrews

Philip Selway

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Hey Monday

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100 Miles From Memphis

A Storm, A Tree, My Mother’s Head

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Kangaroo EP

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The Final Jam

Beneath It All EP

The Orchard

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SoundS Like: Chicago

SoundS Like: Radio-

SoundS Like: The Jonas

Bros and Demi Lovato return to Camp Rock only to find Camp Star across the lake trying to steal their thunder. A musical battle ensues.

SoundS Like: Teenybop power punks were discovered by Pete Wentz, toured extensively with Fall Out Boy, are currently on a Warped tour and Hell hath frozen over.

SoundS Like: They

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Naive friends might find it boring For FAnS oF: Vampire Weekend on Ambien, Broken Social Scene.

collection of ‘60s soulinpsired rootsy grooves with surprising collaborations with Keith Richards, J. Timberlake and Citizen Cope. Free ASSoCiAtion: Count her out if you want, but she’s 48 and fierce as ever. For FAnS oF: Dusty Springfield, Bonnie Raitt, Suzanne Vega, Stevie Nicks.

country legend’s son’s second proper solo LP is a typically rocked-up country record with plenty of pedal steel, bluesy soul and grungy riffs. Free ASSoCiAtion: The pedigree doesn’t hurt, but he’s not still milking that old goat. For FAnS oF: Lambchop, Clem Snide, My Morning Jacket, Sr.

Gerswhins penned some of the most memorable songs of all time, including “Summertime,” “I Got Rhythm” and “Someone To Watch Over Me.”

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Some of these are schmaltzy, but some are absolutely perfect. For FAnS oF: Hammerstein, Stravinsky, Beach Boys, musical scores.

to Nashville transplant’s quirky uptempo pop pastiche is the work of a one-man band blending synths, loops, guitars and beats to perfection.

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Proof that technology and a private studio can produce gold. For FAnS oF: Joyous Death Cab, po-mo Cars, Owl City if they didn’t blow.

head’s drummer steps to the fore with a delicate and dreamy record of intimately told folk songs with the help of Lisa Germano, and he can sing! Free ASSoCiAtion: Mix Brit folk, Midwestern chill and California breeze—s’a nice blend! For FAnS oF: Bon Iver, Iron & Wine, Dodos, Jeff Tweedy.

These songs are amateurish knockoffs of pop songs. For FAnS oF: Jason Mraz, Taio Cruz, Paramore, Avril Lavigne, summer camp.

Buck Owens, from page 30

Growing up in Palm Beach with a giant record deal must’ve been tough. For FAnS oF: Mall rock, under 21s with arm sleeves, corporate emo Ra Ra Riot.

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clearly killed it with The Rhumb Line two years ago, but this isn’t nearly as exciting; much softer and more adult.

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 ardcore resists banal nostalgia. After H getting copies of Touch & Go: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine ’79-’83 and Why Be Something That You’re Not: Detroit Hardcore 1979-1985 signed by T&G zine/label and Meatmenfounder Tesco Vee and Tony Rettman, you’ll be more inclined to spraypaint the walls provoking all-night police chases than perch Buddhastyle on a yin yang throwrug passively reminiscing about Yasgur’s farm. While under-represented in the history books, Michigan was home to many of the most abrasive, explosive bands that created the radical DIY scene that paved the way for today’s indie music culture. These new books plug the lacuna by collecting all 22 issues of T&G’s legendary zine and documenting the thriving cultural world of one of North America’s few unique musical creations. (Elliott Sharp) n

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August 25-31, 2010

Buck Owens: The Biography is out now on Chicago Review Press.

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• Though he once yelled in anger that “Hitler was right,” to a Jewish PR exec, Buck in fact admired Jewish people, and employed a mostly-Jewish lawyer, even having a daughter by a wife of one, a fact allegedly kept secret by payoffs. • Over the course of his career, Buck purchased many expensive gifts in order to get tax deductions. He usually ended up keeping them for himself. • Buck’s third (or second, depending on who you ask) ex-wife Phyllis remarried him several years after their divorce, despite the fact that he was physically abusive, and once hit her in the face with a golf club. • When opening act Kay Adams cut her hair short. Buck freaked out because he wanted her to maintain a down-home persona. He also dictated her stage wardrobe, which included long, plain country skirts. • Buck had sex with groupies everywhere he toured, sometimes sleeping with up to eight women in one night. • Once, Don and Doyle came into A lunchbox featuring hit TV series Hee Haw with Buck’s hotel room to try and have a go Buck Owens, left, and Roy Clark, right. at Buck’s piece of tail. Buck opened the door to them, and they all took turns with which an uninterested Buck passed to his her. band mates. • Many women, knowing they were too • After a car accident that necessitated old for Buck’s taste, would bring their teen 20 stitches in his head, guitarist Jim Shaw daughters and leave them as offerings to was forced by Buck to perform a show the the country “god.” • Doyle apparently got paid for only six of night he was released from the hospital. • On the set of Hee Haw Buck made more the 102 hours he spent in the studio for the in a single day than all the band members Bridge Over Troubled Water EP. would have made for all 51 episodes had • Buck may have been a a member of the they gotten their rightful union wages. prestigious Bohemian Club, to which such political giants as Ronald Reagan and Dick • Buck Owens’ iconic backwards overalls were in fact his attempt to protest havCheney belonged. ing to wear them at all; this backfired, • Buck’s longtime girlfriend Kris Black and the audience loved the look because it initially mistook him for a bus driver.

reinforced the character’s comic country bumpkin image. • When Kris Black told Buck her parents were coming to visit, he fired her from her position as promotional director, and hired her back after her mom and dad returned home, just to ensure that he wouldn’t have to meet her folks. • Following an interview in which Buck claimed he was lonely, a magazine reporter urged women readers to write to Buck proposing marriage. Buck received 20,000 letters, including one from a married man who claimed he could make Buck “as happy as any woman [could].” • Buck posed nude for Playgirl in 1977, but the photos never went to print. Buck had purposely stipulated that the photos would need his approval (which he never gave) before getting published. • In his lifetime, Buck accumulated 450 songwriter credits and recorded 47 top 10 singles. • In 2005, Buck unveiled 10 bronze statues of country “legends” at his Crystal Palace. One of the statues was a likeness of Garth Brooks, who proposed to wife Trisha Yearwood at the Palace. • The night of his death, Buck planned to cancel his nightly performance, but when he learned that fans had traveled from Oregon, he decided to give it a shot. He died in his sleep on March 24, 2006. • Replacement musicians were hired not only on the basis of their talent, but on their clothing measurements. Replacement bassist Wayne Wilson had to suffer through two months of stuffing his size 10 feet into 8 1/2 boots because Buck was unwilling to buy a new pair. n

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Sunday, August 29

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Rob Swanson’s Terra Soul Project

8pm. $5-$10. Chris’ Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St. 215.568.3131. chrisjazzcafe.com

3rio

11pm. $5-$10. Chris’ Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St. 215.568.3131. chrisjazzcafe.com

THURsday 26

Jon Cowley & His Band

8pm. $5-$10. Chris’ Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St. 215.568.3131. chrisjazzcafe.com

Relevance Small Jazz Ensemble

11pm. $5-$10. Chris’ Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St. 215.568.3131. chrisjazzcafe.com

FRiday 27

Meg & the ClifTones

8pm. $15. Chris’ Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St. 215.568.3131. chrisjazzcafe.com

Justin Faulkner’s Jazz Jam

11:30pm. $5-$10. Chris’ Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St. 215.568.3131. chrisjazzcafe.com

saTURday 28

Chiquita Green with the Webb Thomas Quartet 8pm. $20. With Ella Ghant. Chris’ Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St. 215.568.3131. chrisjazzcafe.com

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Tyler James & the Exchange

$7. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1831 Bainbridge St.

saTURday 28 The White Ravens

8pm. Free. Raven Lounge, 1718 Sansom St. 215.840.3577. ravenlounge.com

Krista Parrish

9pm. $15. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. worldcafelive.com

Lelia Broussard

10pm. $10-$12. With Alexa Wilkinson. Milkboy Coffee, 2 E. Lancaster Ave. 610.645.5269. milkboycoffee.com

Saturday Night Lights

10pm. Free with park admission. Six Flags Great Adventure 1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, N.J. 732.928.1821. sixflags.com

sUnday 29 Marianne Dissard

8pm. $8. With Brian Lopez. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. worldcafelive.com

Animus

7:30pm. $16. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. worldcafelive.com

TUesday 31 Live Set Disaster

8pm. $7. With Garmonia and they Were Saying Something. North Star Bar, 2639 Poplar St. northstarbar.com

The Rodney Richardson Trio

11:30pm. $10. Chris’ Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St. 215.568.3131. chrisjazzcafe.com

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FRiday 27

$21.95. Manayunk Brewery, 4120 Main St. 215.482.8220. manayunkbrewery.com

8pm. $15. With Swift Technique and more. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. worldcafelive.com

Melange Jazz Collective

MOnday 30 Russell Johnson

8pm. $5-$10. Chris’ Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St. 215.568.3131. chrisjazzcafe.com

TUesday 31 Go Trio

7pm. $5-$10. Chris’ Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St. 215.568.3131. chrisjazzcafe.com

Victor North & Jazz Jam

10pm. $3. Chris’ Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom St. 215.568.3131. chrisjazzcafe.com

The “The Band” Band

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Third Wire

9pm. $5. The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave. iourecords/thefire

Wayneron & the Untouchables

Noon. Free. 1818 Market St. 215.440.5500. centercityphila.org

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Boney James

7:30pm. Free. Penn’s Landing, Columbus Blvd. and Chestnut St. 215.922.2386. delawareriverevents.com

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Budweiser Superfest

With Anthony Hamilton, Kem, Jaheim, Raheem DeVaughn, Abraham McDonald and Hal Linton. Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbor Blvd., Camden, N.J. 856.365.1300. livenation.com

country/folk Wednesday 25

Chalk & the Beige Americans

8pm. $8. With Coolrunnings and Laarks. North Star Bar, 2639 Poplar St. northstarbar.com

TUesday 31 Marty Stuart

6pm. $33-$44. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. worldcafelive.com

THURsday 26

world/etc

9pm. $7. With Christie Lenee, Metropolis and Toy Soldiers. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. worldcafelive.com

FRiday 27

Origivation Magazine Music Series

FRiday 27

Chicken Shack Jack

10pm. $5. Dawson Street Pub, 100 Dawson St. 215.482.5677

Youth Rock Live!

5pm. Free. With Six Volt. Montgomery Mall, 230 Montgomery Mall Drive., North Wales. shopmontgomerymall.com

The Royal Family,

8pm. $8. Puck Live, 1 Printer Alley. pucklive.com

saTURday 28 Yellow Dubmarine

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    

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       

    

          

       

 

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

 SPECIALIST         ON SITE        

          

 

                

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

      

    

   

                        

        

             

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

            ��� Ave of the Arts     Sept 1 100 South Broad Street CREDIT  Home Of The   Philadelphia, PA • (215) 496-8338 CREDIT  3:30pm $199 per month SPECIALIST                 SPECIALIST Payments! ON SITE                        ON SITE    For Delivery!     Immediate      HABLA ESPANOL           Jose O Angel                                                                         

  

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

       

         

       

 

 

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

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

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

         

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       

                

    

       

 

    

        

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

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

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Franklin Institute' s new Frog Burger might lead to an early grave, but the food' s worth it. By Brian Freedman

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Thrombo combo: The heart-attack Love Burger, a patty between grilled-cheese buns.

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222 N. 20th St. at the Franklin Institute, 215.448.1100 Cuisine: Burger stand, pure and simple. Hours: Tues.-Sun., 11:30am-dusk. Price Range: $1.50-$8.50. Atmosphere: Backyard barbecue in the city. Service: Friendly behind the counter, where you pick up the food yourself. Food: Gloriously artery-clogging.

gets, which is a good thing. Knucklesized jumbo lumps of crab meat were cosseted in thick, zest-brightened lemon mayonnaise, and the roll thoughtfully kept from sogginess with a strategically placed layer of lettuce. Chunky gazpacho, a soup whose simplicity leaves very little room for error, had the thrown-together, casual feel of a particularly skilled home cook’s version. Each component—tomato, cucumber, onion, red wine vinegar and olive oil—contributed to an exceptionally

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If you do decide to go the more hearthealthy route (or at least the route that isn’t a one-way thrombosis Autobahn) and order a straightforward burger in a Martin’s bun, make sure to take advantage of the sides and condiments. Pickled red onion straight from the Zuni Cafe cookbook, kissed with vinegar, sugar and star anise, cuts the richness perfectly; a free side cup of pepper-onion-tomato relish brings out the sweetness of the bun. The crab roll is straightforward as it

harmonic whole. Anything askew would have been thrown into glaringly sharp relief, but nothing was: The recipe was straightforward, the execution by chef James Dobbins flawless. Along the same lines, the simplest sides and fixings tended to work well. Grilled jalapeños, evenly charred and liquefying in the center, were an unexpectedly great addition to the Love Burger. The sweetness of grilled local corn (even though the cob was a bit too wet with cilantro-lime butter) benefited from the amorphous heat of a generous dusting of chile powder. Only the jalapeño fries were uninspiring: The fries themselves almost physically transported me back to the summer camp of my youth, but the jalapeño component consisted merely of shriveled little rings of pepper. Any missteps—and there were precious few—could be forgiven with a slurp of Bassets milkshake or a bite of carrot cake. The latter is a Frog Commissary Cookbook recipe that has, over the years, become a de facto standard for a generation of home bakers. Its success, as always, rests in a cake that itself isn’t overly sweet, an interstitial layer of German chocolate cake deep with caramel and pecans, and a remarkably wonderful cream-cheese icing. I just wish the beers were available before 4 in the afternoon on weekdays: A hot day with a grilled burger screams out for the local brews on offer here, but, in deference to the Franklin Institute, you’ll have to wait until later in the day (or the weekend). Sometimes, a simple burger stand, a patch of grass, wooden picnic tables and a grill are just ambitious enough to strike a chord. And while Frog Burger will only be around until September or October, there’s still plenty of time to head on up to the Institute and start clogging your arteries. Bathing-suit season is nearly over, anyway. n

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Steve Poses has a seat reserved for him in the Philly food Pantheon. He was a key player in the city’s Rocky-era restaurant renaissance—that first great leap that eventually led to the great food scene we enjoy today. But after he closed down the beloved Frog and Commissary and focused his efforts on his catering business and various side projects, his name slipped from the headlines. And while his Frog Commissary cookbook is still a standard in the kitchens of home cooks all over the region, his food had become little more than an abstraction, a rumor, for the city’s younger generation of foodies. But don’t call Poses’ latest project, Frog Burger, a restaurant, or even a re-entry into Philly’s finicky scene. His company recently took over the dining facilities at the Franklin Institute, and Frog Burger is simply an offshoot. Still, Poses’ decades of experience are clear: He and his team (the assistant manager is his son, Noah, who had a hand in much of Frog Burger’s development) have whittled it all down to essentials, offering an experience as well-suited to summertime as Snooki’s mugshot. This is a burger stand, first and foremost, and despite a well-thought-out selection of sides and other ephemera, the burgers are the focus. The meat tends to be a bit underseasoned, but it’s an appealing, straightforward 80-20 blend from Esposito’s, more than bold enough to hold its own against an onslaught of accompaniments with a whole lot of personality. The most obvious example of this is the Love Burger, a sandwich that should be on the American Heart Association’s version of the FBI’s Most Wanted list, or at least in an entry on the blog This Is Why You’re Fat. Its 5-ounce patty would seem moderate if it weren’t dwarfed by the two grilled-cheese sandwiches that serve as buns. The first bite is a bit like how I imagine the stages of death: You fight off your fear, give in, then are likely to find yourself won over by its warm, comforting embrace. And while the four distinct layers of texture may be odd at first—a palindrome of butter-crisp toast, molten American cheese, inner sandwich slightly soggy from the meat’s juices and bacon-emboldened Russian dressing, and the animal chew of beef—it ultimately won me over with sheer force of personality and fatty exuberance.

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Monday P H I L A D E L P H I A W E E K LY

Salsa, Cha Cha and Tango at Vango Free Dance Lessons 7:30 – 9:30

Tuesday Strength Dance Competiton & Pole Dancing Cash Prizes

Wednesday Continuation of Center City Sips Hip Hop Night

Birthday Thursdays Free Cake and Bottle of Champagne

August 25-31, 2010

Friday

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MMJ Pre-party

8pm: best open mic in philly

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1214 Sansom St.

215-928-8118 www.fergies.com

719 Washington Square West. $$$ CC BYOB

Morimoto

Raw Sushi Lounge and Bar 1238 Pine St. 215.732.4790. $ CC

Pastoral

205 S. 13th St. 215.545.8511. $$ CC

Tampopo

Jones

MEXICAN/SOUTHWESTERN

7 00 Chestnut St. 215.223.5663. jones-restaurant.com $$ CC AS BR

104 S. 21st St. tampoporestaurant.com $ CC BYOB

El Fuego

Marathon Grill

723 Walnut St. elfuegoburritos.com $ CC AS

Naked Chocolate Cafe

1 21 S. 13th St. 215.928.9800. elvezrestaurant.com $$$ CC AS BR

B road and Chestnut sts. 215.561.4460. marathongrill.com $ CC

El Vez

1317 Walnut St. 215.735.7310. nakedchocolatecafe.com $ CC

Jose’s

Reading Terminal Market

Lolita

12th and Arch sts. 215.922.2317. readingterminalmarket.org $ CC★

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

260 S. Broad St. 215.790.1515. $$$ CC AS

Smokin’ Betty’s

116 S. 11th St. 215.922.6500. $$ CC AS

Time

1315 Sansom St. 215.985.4800. timerestaurant.net $$$ CC AS

Valanni

469 N. 10th St. 215.765.2369. $ 106 S. 13th St. lolitabyob.com $$$ BR BYOB

Santa Fe Burrito

212 S. 11th St. santafeburrito.com $ CC

MIDDLE EASTERN Leila Café

401 S. 13th St. 267.319.1903. leilacafe.com $$

Maccabeam

128 S. 12th St. 215.922.5922. $$ CC BYOB

Sahara Grill

1334 Walnut St. 215.985.4155. $$ CC BYOB

PERUVIAN Chifa

707 Chestnut St. chifarestaurant.com $$ CC AS

PUB FARE Fergie’s Pub

Sampan

1214 Sansom St. 215.928.8118. fergies.com $ CC AS

CARIBBEAN

118 S. 12th St. finnmccoolsphilly.com $$ CC AS

Mixto

1123 Walnut St. irishpubphilly.com $ CC AS

FRENCH

open mic sandwich - philadelphia’s best up-and-coming and establised comedians. sign up, 8pm. show, 8:30pm

Fat Salmon

1113 Market St. hardrockcafe.com $$ CC AS

124 S. 13th St. sampanphilly.com $ CC AS

Wed 8/25/10

1210 Walnut St. 215.985.1838. akiphilly.com $$ CC AS

KOREAN

1150 Fibert St. 215.629.1520. fieldhousephilly.com $$ CC AS

ASIAN FUSION

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Field House

1141-43 Pine St. mixtophilly.com $$ CC AS BR

Kitchen Open 5:00pm to 1:30am 7 days a week 1/2 Price Appetizers during Happy Hour Never a Cover Charge

JAPANESE

Wasabi House

129 S. 13th St. 215.922.3095. $$ CC AS

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1338 Chestnut St. 215.545.9588. thecapitalgrille.com $$$ CC AS

Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro

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Zavino

1225 Sansom St. rawlounge.net. $$ CC AS

428 N. 13th St. cafelift.com $ CC BR

941 Spruce St. vargabar.com $$ CC AS

quizo tues & thurs 9pm

1312 Spruce St. vetriristorante.com $$$ CC AS

Capital Grille

Varga Bar

LOUNGE + SKYBAR

Vetri

7 23 Chestnut St. 215.413.9070. morimoto.restaurant.com $$$ CC AS

1229 Spruce St. valanni.com $$$ CC AS BR

VANGO

1328 Pine St. valentinoristorante.com $$ CC BYOB

Cafe Lift

Hard Rock Cafe Fri Sept 17 systeMatiC death (JaPan) droPdead (ProvidenCe, ri)

Valentino

Caribou Cafe

1 126 Walnut St. 215.625.9535. thecariboucafe.com $$ CC AS BR

Zinc

246 S. 11th St. 215.351.9901. $$ CC AS

GREEK Effie’s

Finn McCool's Irish Pub Knock

225 S. 12th St. knockphilly.com $$$ CC AS

McGillin’s Olde Ale House

1310 Drury St. mcgillins.com $ CC AS

Moriarty’s

1116 Walnut St. moriartyspub.com $ CC AS

Westbury Bar and Restaurant

2 61 S. 13th St. 215.546.5170. westburybarandrestaurant.com $$ CC AS

1127 Pine St. effiesrestaurant.com $$ BYOB

THAI

Kanella

Aqua Malaysian Thai

Paul

SEAFOOD

266 S. 10th St. kanellarestaurant.com $$ BYOB

705 Chestnut St. 215.928.2838. $$ CC

1120 Pine St. paulphilly.com $$$ CC AS BR

Joe Pesce

INDIAN Bindi

105 S. 13th St. bindibyob.com/bindi $$$ BYOB

Bombay Express

1 113 Walnut St. 215.829.4400. joepescerestaurant.com $$$ CC AS

McCormick & Schmick’s

1 S. Broad St. mccormickandschmicks.com $$ CC AS

122 S. 12th St. 215.922.0414 $ CC

Sole Food

Minar Palace

Sotto Varalli

1304 Walnut St. 215.546.9443 $ AS BYOB CC

Palace at the Ben

8 34 Chestnut St. 267.232.5600. palaceattheben.com $$ CC AS BR

ITALIAN Amis

412 S. 13th St. amisphilly.com $$ CC AS

Buca di Beppo

258 S. 15th St. buccadibeppo.com $$ CC AS

La Buca

711 Locust St. ristlabuca.com $$ CC AS

La Scala’s

615 Chestnut St. lascalasphilly.com $$$ CC AS

Mercato

1216 Spruce St. mercatobyob.com $$ BYOB

Upstares at Varalli

231 S. Broad St. varalliusa.com $$$ CC AS

12th and Market sts. 215.231.7300. $$$ CC AS 231 S. Broad St. varalliusa.com $$ CC AS

XIX

200 S. Broad St. 215.790.1919. $$$ CC AS

VEGETARIAN Kingdom of Vegetarians Restaurant 129 N. 11th St. 215.413.2290. $ CC

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Chima brazilian steakhouse 215.525.3233 Cichetteria 19 215.545.0441 City Tavern restaurant 215.413.1443 Con Murphy’s Irish pub 267.687.1128 Cooperage: a Wine & Whiskey bar 215.226.2667 Cuba Libre restaurant & rum bar 215.627.0666 d’angelo ristorante Italiano and Lounge 215.546.3935 davio’s northern Italian steakhouse 215.563.4810 del Frisco’s double eagle steak House 215.246.0533 devil’s alley 215.751.0707 devon seafood Grill 215.546.5940 dinardo’s Famous seafood 215.925.5115 dolce restaurant 215.238.9983 downey’s restaurant 215.625.9500 el Vez 215.928.9800 estia 215.735.7700 Farmicia 215.627.6274 Fat salmon 215.928.8881 Fork 215.625.9425 Friday saturday sunday 215.546.4232 Fuji Mountain restaurant 215.751.0939 GiGi restaurant and Lounge 215.574.8880 Girasole ristorante 215.732.2728 Haru philadelphia 215.861.8990 Il portico ristorante 215.587.7000

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Joe pesce 215.829.4400 Joseph poon Chef kitchen 215.928.9333 knock restaurant & bar 215.925.1166 La Famiglia ristorante 215.922.2803 La Fontana della Citta 215.875.9990 La Viola West 215.735.8631 Lacroix at the rittenhouse 215.790.2533 Lascala’s restaurant and bar 215.928.0900 Le bec-Fin 215.567.1000 Le Castagne 215.751.9913 Lolita restaurant 215.546.7100 M restaurant at the Morris House Hotel 215.625.6666 Marmont steakhouse 215.923.1100 Max brenner Chocolate by the bald Man 215.344.8150 McCormick & schmick’s Fresh seafood restaurant 215.568.6888 The Melting pot 215.922.7002 Mercato 215.985.2962 Meritage restaurant 215.985.1922 MIGa korean bbQ & bar 215.732.1616 Mission Grill 215.636.9550 Morton’s The steakhouse 215.557.0724 noble american Cookery 215.568.7000 novita bistro 215.545.4665 palace at the ben 267.232.5600 The palm - philadelphia 215.546.7256

Trattoria * panini’s 215.928.8998

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paradigm restaurant 215.238.6900 percy street barbecue 215.625.8510 phillips seafood restaurant 215.448.2700 The plough and the stars 215.733.0300 porcini restaurant 215.751.1175 Portofino Restaurant 215.923.8208 positano Coast by aldo Lamberti 215.238.0499 The prime rib 215.772.1701 pub & kitchen 215.545.0350 public House Logan square 215.587.9040 pumpkin restaurant 215.545.4448 Q bbQ & Tequila 215.625.8605 Q Lounge & kitchen 215.732.1800 r2L 215.564.5337 ristorante La buca 215.928.0556 ristorante panorama 215.922.7800 rum bar Lounge & restaurant 215.751.0404 ruth’s Chris steak House 215.790.1515 salento 215.568.1314 sampan 215.732.3501 seafood Unlimited 215.732.3663 shiroi Hana Japanese restaurant 215.735.4444 smith & Wollensky 215.545.1700 smokin’ betty’s 215.922.6500

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sotto Varalli 215.546.6800 spasso Italian Grill 215.592.7661 square 1682 215.563.5008 supper restaurant 215.592.8180 swanky bubbles 215.928.1200 swann Lounge and Café 215.963.1500 Table 31 215.567.7111 Tavern on broad 215.546.2290 Tazia restaurant and bar 215.922.2688 Tequilas restaurant 215.546.0181 Terra restaurant 215.545.1102 Time 215.985.4800 Tinto 215.665.9150 Tír na nÓg 267.514.1700 Tokyo Hibachi steakhouse and sushi bar 215.751.9993 Tweed 215.923.3300 Twenty Manning Grill 215.731.0900 Valanni restaurant and Lounge 215.790.9494 Vango restaurant and Lounge 215.568.1020 XIX (nineteen) 215.790.1919 Xochitl 215.238.7280 Zahav 215.625.8800 Zama 215.568.1027 ZInC restaurant 215.351.9901

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1225 raw sushi & sake Lounge 215.238.1903 alma de Cuba 215.988.1799 amada 215.625.2450 amuse 215.422.8222 audrey Claire 215.731.1222 azalea restaurant at the Omni Hotel 215.931.4270 barbuzzo restaurant 215.546.9300 bella Cena 215.790.0171 bellini Grill 215.545.1191 bindi restaurant 215.922.6061 bistro 7 215.931.1560 bistro La baia 215.546.0496 bistro La Viola 215.735.8630 bistro romano 215.925.8880 bistro st. Tropez 215.569.9269 bleu Martini 215.940.7900 branzino Italian ristorante 215.790.0103 bridget Foy’s 215.922.1813 buddakan 215.574.9440 butcher and singer 215.732.4444 byblos restaurant and bar 215.568.3050 Café nola 215.574.1687 The Capital Grille 215.545.9588 Caribou Café 215.625.9535 Chez Colette at Sofitel Hotel 215.569.8300 Chifa 215.925.5555

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By Matt Prigge mprigge@philadelphiaweekly.com

The Rainmaker (1956): As the cliché goes, Hollywood doesn’t care about its pretty actresses past the age of (let’s optimistically say) 35. This leaves a fascinating subject largely unexplored. Katharine Hepburn, perhaps not the most hotcha woman in classic Hollywood, is the rare exception. She spent much of her middle age playing spinsters in love, first in Summertime at 48, then the next year here, as a Depression-era cougar torn between sheriff Wendell Corey and con man Burt Lancaster.

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961): Vivien Leigh’s penultimate film put her in an old trope with a twist: the MayDecember romance, but with the woman on top. Mourning her husband’s recent passing, Leigh makes like Hepburn in Summertime and nabs her own strapping Italian stud Warren Beatty.

The Graduate (1967): Your parents’ friends gotta have it, too. However, it’s worth noting that Anne Bancroft was only 36 at the time. Dustin Hoffman, as the ambivalent college grad, was 30.

Sex and the City 2 (2010): I think it’s

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Glum portent is the order of the day in writer-director David Michod’s plodding Sundance prize winner, an over-glossy family crime saga that takes the drama out of melodrama. The kind of debut designed to call attention to itself, Animal Kingdom is artful to a fault, striving so hard for Shakespearean import that it saps whatever life and energy there was to be found in this familiar, low-stakes tale of small-time Melbourne hoods at the end of the line. James Frecheville stars as Joshua Cody, an inexpressive 17-year-old we first see staring blankly at the television, waiting for the EMTs after his mother’s fatal heroin overdose. I think we’re supposed to read Frecheville’s indifference to Mum’s corpse as numbed shock, but as the lad wears the same banal facial expression for the nearly twohour running time, he might just be a lousy actor. Josh is sent off to live with his estranged grandma (Jacki Weaver), a malevolently cuddly old bat who dotes on her Where's the 'stache?: Typically blank James Frecheville (left) with Guy Pearce in Animal Kingdom. hoodlum sons and has a weird tor Michod leaves no cliché unturned. (Joel Edgerton) delivers a long monohabit of kissing them on the lips. Uncle There’s not a moment or a character in logue about how he’s retiring from his Pope (Ben Mendelsohn) is an armed robAnimal Kingdom you haven’t already life of crime and investing in the stock ber on the lam from Melbourne’s crooked market—the kind of statement that starts seen in countless better crime dramas, cops. They don’t have enough evidence an invisible stopwatch counting down the and the writing is too colorless to revive against Pope to mount a real case, so limp genre tropes. minutes until his demise. they’ll probably just shoot him instead. In lieu of personality, Michod ramps The Cody family doesn’t seek revenge Uncle Craig (Sullivan Stapelton) is havin the wisest of ways, blowing away two up the funereal atmosphere. It’s easy to ing an easier time of things in the drug innocent patrol officers and drawing the tell when something significant is about trade, though it looks like he’s starting wrath of the spectacularly corrupt Melto happen, because the audio drops out of to grow a little too fond of the product. bourne police department. Gobsmacked the soundtrack and suddenly everybody’s Hapless Uncle Darren (Luke Ford) is the young Josh spends the rest of the movie moving in slow motion. Ostentatious blond baby of the crew, in over his head increasingly horrified by his family’s dolly shots take minutes to circle around with these hardened thugs. He’s got the actions, yet still hesitant to rat them out a room for no good reason as characters same vapid deer-in-the-headlights stare to Australia’s only good cop (Guy Pearce, stare vacantly into the middle distance. as his nephew Josh, suggesting that dullwho we can tell is a decent guy because Michod’s ornate, heightened shootwittedness runs in the family. he has a goofy moustache and a disabled ing style is completely unearned by the We’re introduced to all these characson.) material—all the pomp and circumstance ters with one giant, ungainly chunk of This is where Animal Kingdom grinds in the world can’t disguise the fact that voiceover narration, a device the movie to a halt, wallowing for more than an these are deeply uninteresting people in quickly drops as soon as expository duhour in the kid’s sad-sack indecision. terribly familiar situations. n ties have been fulfilled. (Too bad, as it Scenes repeat ad infinitum, alternatmight have helped give Josh some inner ing between Uncle Pope doing terrible life behind Frecheville’s dead eyes.) You’ll Grade: Cdeeds and Pearce pontificating at great spend the first half-hour trying to unlength about the title’s hefty metaphoriDirector: David Michod tangle who’s who, as so many characters cal implications. Slowly grinding on to Starring: Ben Mendelsohn, Guy Pearce have weak personalities and mangy facial the predictable conclusion, writer-direcRunning time: 112 minutes hair. Eventually, Uncle Pope’s partner

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Cairo Time (2009): Kicked to the curb for Penélope Cruz in Elegy, Patricia Clarkson—cucumber-cool, husky-voiced and sexy at nearly 50—gets the spotlight this time, playing a careerist who spends a couple days in Egypt with her errant UN-official husband’s smoldering ex-bodyguard (Alexander Siddig). As with Brief Encounter, she doesn’t go all Samantha Jones, but this is the kind of inquiry into middle-age amour that should happen more often. With Clarkson, of course.

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I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007): Thanks in part to Nancy Meyers, specifically in Something’s Gotta Give, older women and their still-roiling libidos became popular again. Clueless maven Amy Heckerling barely got a release when she tried the same subject, with Michelle Pfeiffer as a 40ish TV writer (and Heckerling stand-in) trying her hand at nailing actor Paul Rudd.

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Movie violence has come a long, bloody way since the days when the result of a gunshot was a clean hole and a quick, melodramatic death. But few today have gone as far into grisliness as British director Neil Marshall. Most of The Descent, his breakthrough film, was bathed in dim, crimson cave light, which largely obscured the bloodiness. But Doomsday and now Centurion largely unfold in the great outdoors, for a clear view of geysers of arterial spray, too-realistically severed limbs and miscellaneous, heartless brutality. Even for the seasoned gorehound, Marshall’s films hack off body parts you’ve never seen hacked off before—or ever thought you’d want to. Centurion tells of the famed Ninth Legion, a second-century, 4000-man army sent by the Roman Empire to conquer the Celtic tribes of Scotland. As the tale goes, no one came back: The tribes were reluctant to kowtow to Rome’s corrupt proto-conglomerate, and had perfected guerilla warfare. Centurion sides, sort of, with the Romans, following the titular centurion (means he leads a hundred men in battle), Quintus Dias (Michael Fassbender), who survives a brutal raid only to wind up joining an equally luckless legion. This one at least puts up a fight: Led by charismatic Titus Flavius Virilus (Dominic West), our doomed heroes spend the (succinct) film keeping death at bay. Yup, it’s Jimmy McNulty and Lt. Archie Hicox swordfighting a bunch of people, including a badass, mute Celtic babe who has a way with sharp objects (Bond girl Olga Kurylenko). Essentially a chase film—think The Naked Prey with heavy armor—Centurion’s brutality extends past hacked-at flesh. Marshall is a tough filmmaker, not afraid to kill off prominent characters in the most blood-spraying way possible, and his worldview isn’t straightforward. The protagonists may be Roman, but Marshall’s sympathies are for the men laboring for a faceless, heartless empire, not the faceless, heartless empire itself. He even has sympathies for their savage opponents—a group of innocents cruelly efficient at defending what’s theirs, intent on not being victimized. This, as Dias gravely puts it, is “a war without honor, without end,” which may sound familiar. As The Expendables threatens to take action cinema back to the jingoistic,

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IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION FILE NO. 08 J 23, 24, 25

IN THE MATTER OF: CHARLOTTE REVELS DAMETREZ BROWN DEANDRE BROWN

NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS RE: TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS

TO: JEFFREY REVELS the Father of the above named children born to Laticia Lavon Singleton on or about August 28, 2000, August 18, 2004 and July 12, 2006, respectively, in Durham County, North Carolina, and placed in the custody of the Durham County Department of Social Services on May 8, 2008. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a motion has been filed by the Durham County Department of Social Services for the purpose of terminating your parental rights to the above named minor children. You must prepare and file with the Clerk of Superior Court of Durham County a written answer to the petition within forty (40) days of the first date of publication (written below). You must also serve a copy of the answer on the petitioner’s attorney (address below). If you fail to file an answer, your parental rights may be terminated. The petitioner will apply to the court for the relief demanded in the motion. You are entitled to attend any hearing affecting your parental rights. You are entitled to have an attorney appointed by the court if you cannot afford one, provided that you request an attorney at or before the time of the hearing. Any attorney appointed previously will not represent you in this proceeding unless ordered by the court. Any counsel appointed previously and still representing you in the neglect proceeding will continue to represent you unless otherwise ordered by the court. If you are indigent, you are entitled to appointed counsel, and provisional counsel has been appointed for you. Your provisional counsel is Jessica Fludd, 919-937-9920. If you do not appear and request an attorney after being served, your counsel may be relieved by order of the Court. You may contact the Clerk of Superior Court immediately to request counsel.

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21st WALNUT: HRDWD/FL. HI/CEIL, NEW KIT. LRG LVRM, WD/STRG bldg HT, WTR INCLD. $1495 Sept. 215-733-0480 22ND & PARRISH Fab apt w/2BA, Den, HW flrs, Deck. $1650+. PMG 215-545-7007 x303 42XX SPRUCE, UNIVERSITY CITY. SEPTA, SHOPPING. LAUNDRY (1)BLOCK Avl NOW. (215)651-6242 8TH LOCUST, 2BDRMS PLUS GIGANTIC LOFT (POSSIBLE 3BDRMS), 1.5BATHS, PENTHOUSE w/PRIVATE ELEVATOR. ALL MODERN AMENITIES. AC, HRDWD/FLS WD, ETC. USEABLE common outside area, (2) STORAGE AREAS. Pet Friendly w/restrictions. PARKING available. BEST OF THE BEST! $2200. Tanya 215-922-6088 or email tanya@ ans_hrv.com 9TH & REED 1st.flr., modern, C/A, Hdw.flrs., No pets. $850/mo.+utils. Call 215-755-9307. ACADEMY HOUSE, 15TH/LOCUST 2BDRM, 2BA CONDO. HIGH FL, EAST VIEW TERRACE CHT/CAC MICRO, DW, WD $1950 INCLDS GAS, ELEC, CABLE. 1888-637-6785 ART MUSEUM 2427 BROWN ST Lg corner 2br, 1ba, w/w, d/w, w/d, Avail Sept. $1195/mo Call Charlie 267-254-6930 ART MUSEUM Large 2BR, 1BA, LR/DR, HWflrs, WD, AC, Deck. $1250+. Avail now. 215-803-3602 ART MUSEUM AREA: 2 Bed/1 Bath w/ parking. 24-hr. gym & doorman. All utilities incl. No pets. $1925/mo. Call 215.704.3776 for details/appt. AVE OF ARTS (BROAD & FEDERAL) VERY LARGE, SUNNY 2BDRM+ DEN, TILE BATH, LARGE/KIT, HRDWD/FLS, WD 9/1 Avail $1100 INCLDS/UTLS. (215)551-9599 FREE MONTH! OLD CITY, 2BDRMS, 2BA. 2PATIOS, FRPL, STAINLESS APPLS., HRWD/ fl, CA, DW, GD, BUILT-IN MICRO, WD Avail NOW. $1900. S&S Properties. 267-402-8017 FISHTOWN 2stry 2BR 2BA, FP, Jacuzzi tub, W/W crpt. $975/mo+ utils. call 215-669-7965 GRAD HOSPITAL: Bi-level, 2BR, 2BA, WD, DW, AC, Deck. $1400/mo+. 215-817-3504 ITALIAN MKT: 10th/Federal 2BR, CA, 1BA, WD. $1350+. 215-922-3910. mcolaizzo@ comcast.net MANAYUNK/ROXBOROUGH: Lrg 2bdrm, Renovated Kitch/Bathrm, Patio/Balc Laundry, Gym, Pool, Tennis/ Basketball Crts, Free Shuttle to Main Street Manayunk, Pets Welcome. From $1220/Mo. 888-538-9667. Ask about how you can receive FREE Furniture for 1 Year! EXECUTIVE SHORT TERM FURNISHED SUITES AVAILABLE. lic# 218436 Manayunk/Roxborough: Bright, Large 2Bdrm, Balc, Central Air, Prkg, Laundry, ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED! Oversized Windows, NEW Kitchen, DW/GD, Abundant Closet Space, Gym, Pool, Shuttle to Main St. From $1195/Mo. 215-482-4246. lic# 215101 MANAYUNK/ROXBOROUGH: Charming 2Bdrm, Bright, Oversize Closets, All New Carpets Throughout, Intercom Entry, Onsite Prkg, AC, Updated Kitchen/Bathrm. Heat/Water/Gas Incl. 1st month free on select apts! From $1020/Mo. 215-4820788. lic# 218586 Manayunk/Roxborough: Large 2 Bdrm, Patio, Washer/Dryer, Gym Membership, Private Entrance, Parking, Cats Welcome, Shuttle to Main Street Manayunk. From $1115 /Mo. 888-633-9365. Lic # 223386 SOUTH PHILA, 9XX S. 5TH NEWLY RENOVATED apt. $800. 1mo RENT & 2mo SEC. 215-280-4967

Rittenhouse Square: Enormous 3bdrm w/ 2 Full Baths in Beautiful Historic Brownstone, Full Size Washer/Dryer in Apt, HW Flrs, 2 Decorative Fireplaces, Hi Ceilings, Newly Remodeled Kitchen w/ Granite Countertop, Separate Dining Rm, Living Rm, & Family Rm, A/C, Spacious Rooms, Terrific Location! $2850/Mo. 215735-8030. #216850

ALL AREAS - ROOMMATES.COM. Browse hundreds of online listings with photos and maps. Find your roommate with a click of the mouse! Visit: http://www.Roommates.com. Northern Liberties Area, Temple University Area- 1 room available in groovy cooperative 4BR House, Free WIFI, Washer/ Dryer, No Pets, See Gasheart.com, 1605 N. 6th St., 215-485-1015, $450/month including utilities South Philly - 2 story house, full use of house. 10 minutes from Center City. Perfect for college students. Share utilities. Call 267-879-8373 leave message

CAMDEN, NJ/Downtown. MARKET FAIR Senior Housing 301 Market St, 55+ Adult Community Brand new 1 BRs/$535. Min/max incomes apply. Immediate occupancy. Call 856-246-1023. Equal Housing Oppty RITTENHOUSE SQ. AREA (2013 WALNUT) One bedroom duplex in Old World Charm Brownstone. High ceilings, Carpeted, C/A, Gas heat. W/D, D/W. Small pet friendly. $995/mo+. Avail Sept. 215-627-4414 RITTENHOUSE SQUARE!! 301 South 19th Street: Old World Charm Building. Rentals. ONE BEDROOM Apartments $1,600-$1,800 Per Month; INCLUDES HEAT. All With Hardwood Floors, High Ceilings, Plentiful closet space, Doorman Building, Cat Friendly. CALL TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT, 215-735-5757 Or E-MAIL: DelanceyPlace@aol.com S.BROAD (AVE of ARTS area) Penthouse Ultra mod, Mrble BA/Jac. WD, HW. $895+. 877-848-8874 THE ROOSEVELT (2220 Walnut Street)Beautifully renovated apts. in the RITTENHOUSE SQUARE AREA of Philadelphia. STUDIO’S starting at only $765/mo. and ONE BEDROOMS starting at only $965/mo. Call 215-640-8880 for an appointment.

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AVENUE OF THE ARTS: PENTHOUSE Avail! One of a kind spacious bi-level penthouse in historic Art Deco High-Rise, 3bdrms/ 3 Full Baths/ 2 half baths, 4 Lrg Terraces w/ Amazing City Views, Entertainment Rm w/ Wet Bar, New Kitch w/ Granite Countertops, W/D, CA, Vaulted Ceilings, HW Flrs. Avail Sept. $4300/Mo. 215-735-8030. Lic #219789. PINE/10TH: 4BDRMS, 1.5BA, WOOD FLOORS $2290+ Pine R.E, 1503 Pine. 215-7358896, website: www.pinere.com QUEEN VILLAGE: 3BR, 2BA w/CA. $1650+. Call for details: 215-922-3910. mcolaizzo@ comcast.net

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hOuse fOr rent 1300 MOLE ST- Beautiful 2BR, 1BA home, Brand new HW flrs t/o, New kitchen/bath. Great loc, 1blk to Broad St/Subway, walking distance to CC. Good credit/Refs required. $800/mo+. First/Last/Security dep required. 215-688-7525 16TH & SHUNK VIC. 3 BDR, Excellent Condition, Available Immediately, C/A. 215-467-8612 1XX McCLELLAN: 3BR, HRDWD, ALL APPLIANCES. No pets. $1100/mo. 1st/last/sec. 215-467-8187 17TH & PORTER STS-3Bdrms,C/A,HDWD. FLRS,BSMT,YARD, HAS EVERYTHING. AVAIL.9/1.$1450/MO.+. 215-651-9190. 6TH WHARTON: TOWNHOUSE 3BR+DEN, 2.5BA, DECK, S.S. APPL Garage. CA, WD. $1695+. 267-357-6558 ALL AREAS - HOUSES FOR RENT. Browse thousands of rental listings with photos and maps. Advertise your rental home for FREE! Visit: http://www.RealRentals.com. Fishtown/Northern Liberties Newly reno 2 bd with yd, w&D, $950.00 month incl. WTR. 215.463.2950 FISHTOWN: 200 Blk Mercer 3sty 2BR home, WD, Pets considered. First/last/Sec. $825/mo. 609-745-6250 JEFFERSON UNIV VIC Spacious 3BR house, w/1.5BA, FP, CA, Deck/Yard, WD. $1895+. Call 215-985-0600 Midvale near Ridge Ave. 3BD/1.5BA house available. Renovated kitchen, W/D, private backyard, sunroom! $1335/month. Call to schedule a tour: 215-243-7802 Ridge Ave 5BD/2BA house available! Huge LR, W/D, renovated eat-in kitchen, deck and parking! $2020/month. Call to schedule a tour: 215-243-7802

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avenue of the arts ACADEMY HOUSE 1420 LOCUSt StrEEt

units include all utilities, pool, gym Junior one bedroom, high floor, southern exposure and western city views, 656 sf $1,350

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1 bedrooms, 1 bath, high floor, excellent closet space, tHE WHitE bUiLDing 105 S. 12tH StrEEt southern exposure, 705 sf $1,500 1 bedroom, 1 bath, high floor, open kitchen, great closet 1 bedroom, 2 bath, loft apartment with exposed brick, space, 705 sf $1,695 high ceilings, custom finishes throughout, 1312 sf $2,000 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, terrace, upgraded kitchen, 863 sf $1,575 1 bedroom townhome, custom kitchen and bath, private street entrance, direct access to garage, 700 sf $1,890

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2 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood floors, open custom kitchen, 1742 Sansom Street - 2nd floor retail space on highly designer baths, panoramic city views from high floor $5,000 1 bedroom, 1 bath, high floor, expansive city views, trafficked corner or 18th and Sansom Streets, 1000 sf 700sf $1,475 $1,500 NNN PArC rittEnHOUSE

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COMMERCIAL/INVESTMENT 636 N. 13th St. 14x40 Vacant Lot, zoned C4. Great building opportunity! 2548 S. 9th St. 1st flr features orig HWflrs, 2nd flr tile, recessed lighting, full kit 9503 Clark St. Duplex. 2-2br/1ba units. Carpet & tile. Sep utils. New C/A & heater. Newer windows 828 W. Ritner St. Storefront with 2 renovated apartments and finished basement 1716 Monument St. Nicely renovated triplex. One block from Temple Campus 1536 W. Erie Ave. Large lot blocks from Temple Med Sch. Plans, Permits & Zoned for 12 apts 1204-16 S. 12th St. 22,000sqft. Warehouse, 106’x137’ lot, can accommodate 12 townhomes

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Waterfront Square 901 n. Penn Street 1 bedroom plus den, large designer bath, hardwood floors, open high end kitchen, river views, 924 sf $279,000

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220 W. rittenHouSe Square Completely renovated 2 bedroom, 2 bath home with wood floors, custom finishes throughout, lots of natural light, 1351 sf $599,000

HoPkinSon HouSe 604 S. WaSHington Square Deluxe 1 bedroom, balcony with Square, skyline and river views, renovated kitchen and bath, 1063 sf $369,000

tHe PHiladelPHian 2401 PennSylvania ave. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, bi-level penthouse, large balconies, 4207 sf. $725,000

250 S. 17tH Street 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood floors, eat-in-kitchen, formal dining room, 1448 sf $499,000

tHe rittenHouSe 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, all rooms face Rittenhouse Square, completely renovated, 1560 sf $995,000

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Location

Total Square Footage

ART MUSEUM

Price

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

Monthly After Tax Cost

the philadelphian

Duplex penthouse, 3BR, 2.5BA, balc. w/panoramic city and Fairmount views, high ceilings, bright & sunny throughout

4,207

$725,000

$186,019 $441,365

$10,299

$1,864

the philadelphian

3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, unobstructed city skyline views, wood floors, large balcony, 2017 sf

2,017

$595,000

$94,567

$217,633

$5,078

$759

the philadelphian

1 bedroom, 1 bath, brand new kitchen and bath, wood floors, Art Museum view

1000

$289,900

$43,514

$104,190

$2,431

$342

$2,089

the philadelphian

1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony, upgraded kitchen wood floors

1127

$239,900

$36,789

$91,940

$2,145

$284

$1,861

the philadelphian

Studio, wood floors, balcony, updated kitchen

570

$149,900

$27,582

$62,474

$1,458

$224

Location

Total Square Footage

AVENUE OF THE ARTS

the grande

Bi-level penthouse, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood floors, large high-end kitchen

acadeMy house

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, renovated kitchen and master bath, large balcony

acadeMy house acadeMy house

Price

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

$8,434 $4,319

$1,234 Monthly After Tax Cost

1,437

$475,000

$65,578

$143,483

$3,348

$572

$2,824

1,111

$375,000

$56,241

$125,499

$2,928

$420

$2,509

2 bedroom 1.5 bath corner unit, courtyard view, new kitchen and baths

1,019

$309,900

$52,547

$129,242

$3,016

$525

$2,491

One bedroom, one bath, upgraded kitchen and bath, Juliet balcony, W/D

705

$289,000

$42,808

$93,556

$2,183

$381

$1,802

lenox

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

966

$263,900

$40,309

$93,139

$2,173

$338

$1,835

acadeMy house

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

705

$259,900

$88,861

$87,544

$2,049

$311

Location

open sunday 8/29, 2:30–3pM

Total Square Footage

RITTENHOUSE SQUARE

Price

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

$1,761 Monthly After Tax Cost

the rittenhouse

Penthouse, 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, high end finishes and appointments throughout, balcony with city views

3,876

$3,500,000 $486,796 $1,050,939

$24,522

$4,335

$20,187

barclay

3bedroom+den, 3.5 baths, marble foyer, formal dining rm, sunny eat-in kitchen, 10’ ceilings, moldings, oak herring bone floors, 3 gas fireplaces

3,293

$2,900,000 $262,402 $974,357

$22,735

$4,348

$18,387

lanesborough

Tri-level penthouse with 1600 sq ft of terrace space, being sold unfinished, private elevator access

3,413

$2,500,000 $377,859 $853,245

$19,909

$4,586

$14,792

barclay

3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, herringbone wood floors, EIK, crown molding and other custom finishes throughout, Rittenhouse Square views

2,638

$2,195,000 $320,490 $707,490

$16,508

$3,545

$12,963

1900 rittenhouse

3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 270 degree views including Rittenhouse Square, chefs kitchen, upgraded throughout

3,200

$1,975,000 $278,829 $632,859

$14,767

$3,009

$11,758

parc rittenhouse

3 bedrooms plus den, 3 baths, Juliet balconies over Rittenhouse Square, hardwood floors, marble baths, brand new

2,131

$1,595,000 $219,093 $468,543

$10,933

$2,017

$8,916

1830 rittenhouse

3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, upgraded kitchen, original hardwood floors and molding, lots of light

2,275

$1,425,500 $203,598 $457,161

$10,667

$1,792

$8,875

warwick condoMiniuMs

3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, hardwood floors, 270 desgree views, open kichen, marble baths, custom closets, W/D

2,000

$1,290,000 $174,122 $373,141

$8,707

$1,757

$6,949

warwick condoMiniuMs

3BR, 3BA, Bamboo flrs., spac. Kit w/custom wood cabinetry, granite countertops, marble baths, 3 exposures, gym and hotel services

1,978

$1,350,000 $181,323 $371,644

$8,672

$1,795

$6,877

the rittenhouse

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, completely renovated with high end finishes, views of Rittenhouse Square from every room

1,560

$995,000

$143,558 $319,365

$7,461

$1,263

$6,198

parc rittenhouse

New construction, Santos mahogany wood floors, sub-zero refrigerator, new marble baths, square views

1,348

$895,000

$180,007 $379,163

$8,847

$1,850

$8,847

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warwick condoMiniuMs

2 bedrooms + den, 3 baths,gourmet kitchen, marble baths, walk-in-closets, hardwood floors

1,614

$829,000

$115,051 $246,527

$5,752

$992

$4,761

220 w. rittenhouse square

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood floors, open upgraded kitchen, designer baths

1,351

$599,000

$103,090 $235,610

$5,498

$923

$4,574

rittenhouse

1BR, 1.5 ba, EIK, ex. closet space, sunset view

1,037

$599,000

$99,540

$228,813

$5,339

$1,076

$4,263

barclay

Two bedrooms, two baths, hardwood floors, old world charm with modern features

1,050

$595,000

$91,967

$203,203

$4,741

$962

$3,779

1,075

$550,000

$79,315

$180,094

$4,202

$831

$3,371

1,350

$499,000

$79,127

$175,675

$4,099

$664

$3,435 $2,003

barclay

Two bedrooms, two baths, hardwood floors, building offers 24 hour doorman and gym, located on Rittenhouse Square

250 s 17th street

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, original wood floors, excellent closet space, W/D, formal dining room

warwick condoMiniuMs

One bedroom, one bath, hardwood floors, marble bath, custom kitchen

712

$399,900

$53,426

$106,710

$2,490

$486

2322 locust street

Trinity townhouse, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, original hardwood floors, decorative fireplace, private garden

900

$335,000

$50,646

$88,333

$2,061

$424

$1,687

the rittenhouse

Studio, city views, large marble bath, hardwood floors, excellent natural light

583

$379,900

$55,444

$117,582

$2,744

$425

$2,319

dorchester

Studio, high floor, view of Rittenhouse Square, wood floors excellent closet space

$33,082

$66,762

$1,558

$4248

Location

open sunday 8/29, 3:15-3:45pM

open sunday 8/29, 1:30-2pM

583 Total Square Footage

SOCIETY HILL

$225,000 Price

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

$1,310 Monthly After Tax Cost

bank building

2 bedrooms plus den, 2.5 baths, hardwood floors, high-end open kitchen, designer bathrooms

2,117

$875,000

$128,466 $281,166

$6,561

$1,308

$5,253

bank building

Wonderful opportunity to create your own residence, luxury building w/ many amenities, unfinished space

2,127

$429,000

$79,423

$4,730

$934

$3,797

$202,717

society hill towers

Two bedrooms, one bath, parquet wood floors, washer/dryer, unobstructed river views, floor-to-ceiling windows

1,133

$399,000

$61,727

$141,361

$3,298

$582

$2,716

society hill towers

Corner 1 bedroom, southeast view, wood floors in living room, updated kitchen

775

$329,900

$48,143

$103,454

$2,414

$390

$2,024

society hill towers

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

700

$297,500

$43,635

$94,403

$2,203

$343

$1,859

bank building

Raw space that can be customized to the buyers desires, hotel services and amenities available

1,286

$269,000

$41,427

$97,654

$2,279

$320

$1,959

society hill towers

One bedroom, high floor, river view, investment opportunity

700

$290,000

$41,910

$100,158

$2,337

$453

$1,884

Location

WASHINGTON SQUARE

Total Square Footage

Price

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

Monthly After Tax Cost

Penthouse, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, EIK, wrap around balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows, wood floors, fireplace

2,810

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

$9,772

$2,167

$7,605

independence place

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, open chefs kitchen, upgraded bathrooms, hardwood floors, balcony

1,977

$975,000

$27,582

$1,458

$224

$1,234

independence place

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

1,818

$899,900

$127,528 $267,452

$6,241

$1,201

$5,040

independence place

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

1,961

$799,900

$117,104 $254,037

$5,928

$1,128

$4,800

independence place

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, hardwood floors, upgraded kitchen and baths, granite wet bar

1,977

$799,000

$125,319 $269,695

$6,293

$1,234

$5,059

independence place

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, balcony over Washington Square, highly upgraded kitchen and baths

1,457

$589,000

$92,141

$191,723

$4,474

$820

$3,654

independence place

1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, alcove, Washington Square views

1,118

$499,900

$74,297

$149,025

$3,477

$620

$2,857

hopkinson house

2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, wood floors, balcony, southern exposure

1,200

$399,900

$59,268

$129,239

$3,016

$460

$2,556

hopkinson house

Deluxe 1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcomy with views of Washington Square and the river, renovated kitchen and bath

1,063

$369,000

$53,908

$115,998

$2,707

$410

$2,297

independence place

1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony, laundry room, excellent condition

928

$299,900

$42,151

$89,666

$2,092

$358

$1,734

independence place

1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony, excellent value

928

$290,000

$42,151

$89,666

$2,092

$358

$1,734

hopkinson house

1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony, unobstructed southern views, great condition

778

$259,900

$42,166

$91,499

$2,134

$339

Location

WATERFRONT 1 bedroom, 1 bath, wood floors, balcony, high end finishes in kitchen and bath

924

Price

$279,900

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

$42,318

$90,810

$2,119

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$1,795 Monthly After Tax Cost

$1,804

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Total Square Footage

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independence place

$62,474

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