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Feedback Dubstep by Step Regarding Elliot Sharp’s cover story about the local electronic music scene: Sadly, the only dubstep that comes through Philly is the popular brostep, which is awful to those of us who really love innovative, forward-thinking bass music. Case in point, 40 people showing up to see the mother of dubstep Mary Anne Hobbs spin at Silk City. Would love to see bookings similar to her and Joker a few years back. These back-to-back shows of Borgore/Skrillex/Flux Pav is just not cutting it for those of us who know what is going on. This isn’t to hate on the Philly crew, as they have been doing their thing and in the end, they need to make a dollar too. But serving to the lowest common dominator gets old for those of us looking for some legit bass music. ADAM, via

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The bus stops here: Fight for Philly is an advocacy group that goes neighborhood to neighborhood.

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The day is white and wet as a packed school bus wrestles its way through North Philadelphia’s slick streets. Dozens of volunteers and community activists wearing white T-shirts, which sport the words “Fight For Philly” are packed on the bus, chanting in unison. At the front of the bus, Jasmine Rivera cups her hands over her mouth screaming as loud as she can: “Fired up!” The bus riders scream back: “Can’t take it no more!” The group has just taken an “Infrastructure Garden Tour” around North Philadelphia, showing off the abandoned buildings of the city, which Rivera says could have been rebuilt with funds passed through the recently scrapped American Jobs Act. “[Republican U.S. Sen.] Pat Toomey voted against the American Jobs Act,” Rivera screams as the bus turns onto Germantown Avenue. “He thinks that really what we need is big corporations getting another tax cut. Has anyone on this bus gotten a job because a corporation got a tax cut?” “No!” the riders scream back. Soon, the bus is on its way back to Center City. The Fight for Philly crew has a 4 p.m. rally at Wells Fargo’s 15th and Market branch with Occupy Philly, and afterward they’ll go to Toomey’s office on 17th and JFK. Less than a year old, the advocacy organization already boasts hundreds of members and volunteers, sometimes-daily action events throughout the city and a heavy presence in the Occupy protests. With organization leaders covering each corner of the city, Fight for Philly’s been picking up some of the slack left behind when the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now (ACORN) went under—literally knocking on doors and asking residents what they want to see done in their neighborhood, then bringing those ideas back to the citywide group for an action event. Fight for Philly often finds a way to exploit federal legislation—most recently, the American Jobs Act—and boil it down to local issues. And throughout Philly, there are a ton of issues that need national help. Take infrastructure. A recent study by

Transportation for America found nearly 6,000 deficient bridges in Pennsylvania—the most in the country. And of U.S. metro areas with more than two million people, Philadelphia ranks third in deficient bridges. The American Jobs Act would have provided public funds to begin putting people to work on some of these infrastructure projects. But all Republican members of the Senate and a couple Democrat cohorts blocked it. Toomey was one of those blocking the bill, calling it “Obama’s latest stimulus,” which “contains hundreds of billions of dollars in increased spending and more tax hikes, which won’t create jobs any more than his last stimulus bill did.” Then, Obama began cutting the bill up into smaller pieces. One of the smaller bills, the infrastructure-centric Rebuild America Jobs Act, was supported and advocated for by Mayor Nutter. The RAJA would have created an estimated 5,037 jobs in Philadelphia, and 450,000 nationwide while propping up a national infrastructure bank for future projects. That, too, was blocked by a coalition of Republicans and corporate Democrats. So, Fight for Philly took to Toomey’s office to protest the senator’s apparent war on workers later that week. Members put on a sidewalk stage show, depicting Toomey playing Monopoly with people’s lives—in which there is no “Community Chest,” just handouts for the 1 percent. Events like this one—which Fight for Philly Executive Director Jessica Burgan refers to as a “Toomey Event,” since the senator is taken on so often—are regularly put together by the Center City staff. More often, though, the group holds actions in oft-forgotten neighborhoods. On Sept. 30, just days after the original American Jobs Act failed, West Philly resident Tiana Smith and Fight for Philly coordinated an action in her neighborhood at the corner of 55th and Poplar, showing residents and passers-by some projects the AJA might have been able to fund if given the chance. Protesters set up banners along a fence in front of a lot (that used to be a basketball

court) and, across the street, a beaten down building (that used to be a community center.) Smith has lived in Philadelphia, and on that corner, most of her life. She remembers the basketball court, but says she can’t recall the community center ever being in good shape—even though the Philadelphia Board of Revision of Taxes website still lists the exterior of the property as “average.” “They can do something else than just having [the park and building] sit here,” Smith said at the time. “Even if they just put some benches in here, it’s like, don’t just have it sit there looking like that.” Foot soldiers like Richard Dickens of West Philly says he uses his own experiences to get residents thinking about the common problems they’re experiencing. His own son, for instance, goes to Mastery Charter School and is yet to receive a textbook. “[My son] just brings home photocopies from the books now,” Dickens says. “I just say, ‘When was the last time your kid brought home a textbook?’” he says. “And we go from there.” “It seems like in West Philly, the huge issue is vacant lots,” says Burgan. “But if you go to the Northeast or North Philly, the number one thing there is school and education and afterschool programs.” Different chapters, therefore, hold rallies for different issues, based upon neighborhood. West Philly, North Philly, Northeast Philly and Southwest Philly all have their own chapters. West Philadelphian Edward Payne, an Army veteran who has been unemployed since 2008, joined Fight for Philly this summer. In August, West Philly organizer Fred Jones knocked on his 52nd Street door asking what Payne’s main concerns with his neighborhood were. “I said, ‘Unemployment, crime, drug addiction, abandoned buildings,’” Payne recalls. Then he got in touch with Jones and began doing unpaid community work with Fight for Philly. His work came to a head earlier this fall, when he helped facilitate a large meeting in which he and others argued for the American Jobs Act and increasing taxes on corporations. It was Payne’s first public speaking event, and he was prepared. “I went over some stats,” he says, “and saw that 71 of the largest corporations don’t pay any taxes at all. They pay zero. In my book, that’s fraud.”

Fighting for Philly requires commitment and sacrifice. Both were on full display last Thursday as the group organized perhaps the largest, most diverse rally from Dilworth Plaza to the Market Street Bridge to reiterate the call for infrastructure jobs. “This bridge is a symbol of what’s going on in this country,” said a man named Dennis, sitting cross-legged on the bridge, arms linked with the man next to him. “This bridge has the same conditions as the bridge that crumbled in Minnesota [in 2007].” He and 23 others, including Rivera, were arrested, taken to police headquarters and charged with a misdemeanor. Payne, later interviewed by NBC10, called them and others arrested “brave.” “Both the military and the Fight for Philly is about sharing your strengths, standing up for what you believe in,” he says. “The feeling that you’re doing something for your country and community.” n

Hot Topic Why aren’t America’s cities burning? By Tara Murtha After spending decades studying the history of social welfare and poverty in American cities, University of Pennsylvania history professor Michael B. Katz has a new book out titled Why Don’t American Cities Burn? The book, which traces the experience of African-Americans in the American city, begins with a murder and ends with a dilemma. Herbert Manes’ parents migrated to Philadelphia from South Carolina before World War II. Manes attended Benjamin Franklin High School. He drove a gypsy cab. Robert Monroe, known as Shorty, was born in Neptune, N.J. It’s unclear how Shorty also wound up in North Philly, eking out a living in the shadow economy of the hood as a street mechanic. Manes had borrowed $5 from Shorty, and didn’t have it on him when Shorty demanded it back. On Aug. 4, 2005, Manes stabbed Shorty to death on the 1400 block of West Oakland Street. Katz was juror No. 3 in the murder trial. The role of a juror is an uncomfortable one for a historian and social scientist. “In my world, where the goal is to comprehend rather than to judge,” wrote Katz, “context matters greatly.” The jury interpreted Manes’ action as self-defense; he was acquitted. But after the trial, Katz couldn’t stop thinking about the wider context that created a situation in which one man could kill another over the price of a latte. So he began reconstructing the context of Shorty’s death, which led to what Publisher’s Weekly called “a defining history of Post-Nixon transformations of America’s welfare state.” What Katz found, in short, is a story of failure.


In the United States, which has the highest incarceration rate in the world, one in three black men aged 20 to 29 are serving time in jail or otherwise under state supervision on any given day, according to the Sentencing Project. That’s roughly the same percentage of white men with bachelor’s degrees. The difference in black and white college graduation rates was wider in 2000 than in 1940. Katz writes that for the most part, segregation was much higher in 2000 than in 1860, 1910 or 1930. According to a survey drawing numbers from the 2010 Census, Philadelphia ranks 9th in segregation by race, and according to a Stanford Univer-


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tionship between black men and the labor market. He tackles the myth about the role of deindustrialization affecting black men and the labor market in Northeastern cities. It’s a cliche recycled in many a newspaper article that begins something like, “Drug dealers sling their trade in the shadows of the factories that employed their grandparents and parents.” “Deindustrialization is way overblown as a cause of lack of black opportunity and


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sity study published just last week, we’re the third most financially segregated metropolitan area in the country. In his book, Katz quotes the bottom-line findings of urban scholars: “The fundamental reality is one of growing economic segregation in the context of overall rising inequality. People of different income classes are moving away from each other not just in how much income they have but also in where they live. America is breaking down into economically homogenous enclaves.” In other words, we’re becoming a nation of bankers and butlers. Occupiers call it the 99 percent vs. the 1 percent. Katz and likeminded academics call it “the dual city.” Since all data reveals that the inequality that motivated riots of the 1960s and early 1970s has only gotten worse, why then, Katz wonders, has no one lit the match? “Why is it that black men who are unable to leave bleak, inner-city neighborhoods have turned their rage inward on one another and not, as they did 40 and 50 years ago, on the agents and symbols of a politics, culture and economy that exclude them from first-class citizenship?”

poverty because certainly in Philadelphia, and most other cities with the exception of a few places like Detroit and maybe Chicago, manufacturing employment was not the major employment of African-Americans,” says Katz, adding that the data shows that most African-American men worked in the service industry and the public sector. Disenfranchisement “has a way of depoliticizing people, zapping their energy for the kinds of collective action,” says Katz. “Then you put on top of that the drug economy and … it adds up to a picture of people who are angry and disaffected, and take out that anger on themselves. We really don’t see targets.” Katz also spends a lot of time on differentiation, which he characterizes as a profound paradox of inequality. Differentiation—the process in which some African-Americans have succeeded despite institutional biases stacked against them—is an “engine” of inequality that paradoxically produces what seems like proof of equality. Differentiation explains why Philadelphia can have a black mayor, a black police commissioner and many black members of City Council, yet remain one of the most segregated and unequal cities in the country. It explains how Barack Obama can be president of the United States, a powerful man in the world’s spotlight, while Shorty is stabbed to death in the dark over $5. The book takes a surprising turn at the end, when Katz gets pensive about the role a historian plays in determining the future. “As leftist historians composed a narrative of failure, they unwittingly gave the right a gift—an interpretation that could be appropriated in the campaign to reduce the size and influence of government,” writes Katz. It’s the old polarized story: If a government program has failed, conservatives point to that failure as evidence the government shouldn’t be in that business— even if the business is correcting decades of its own mistakes. All this bad news presents Katz with a personal dilemma, too: How can he teach students the reality that American cities are failing without crushing their motivation to try to fi x them? Like with the book’s titular question, there’s no easy answer. Katz refers to the writer Ananya Roy. “I teach in the impossible space between the hubris of benevolence,” wrote Roy, “and the paralysis of cynicism.” ■

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PW ’s film critics share their 50 favorite flicks. By Sean Burns and Matt Prigge Rocky

Annie Hall (1977) The pivot point between Woody Allen’s loosey-goosey slapstick period and more serious later efforts, Annie Hall is a heartbroken cartoon of blackout Photographs by: Ryan Strand comedic sketches with a weirdly formidable cumulative impact. Alvy and Annie were never meant to stay together, and all good things must come to an end. But we keep going, because we need the eggs. (S.B.) Barry Lyndon (1975) Stanley Kubrick’s finest three hours calmly observe the rise and fall of a lout (Ryan O’Neal, well-used), whose comeuppance arrives only after he’s gained some character. A uniquely calibrated period piece that simulates a leisurely stroll through a fine museum, and more. (M.P.)

Blue Velvet (1986) Jeffrey Beaumont found a severed ear while walking through a field, and so begins David Lynch’s searingly personal, phantasmagoric glimpse at the seamy underside of this American life. Tethered to classical structures the filmmaker later disavowed, it’s his most potent distillation of a sunny worldview infested with psychosexual rot. (S.B.) Breakaway (1966) The experimental shorts of Bruce Conner—some of them protomusic videos—are as pioneering as they are fun. Cosmic Ray is concentrated happiness; this is even better. Here, the frügging and stripping of future “Mickey” singer Toni Basil is diced into near-dust. It’s human movement as assault on the senses. (M.P.)


hile “Best of” lists can be useful, fun keepsakes, “Best of Film” lists are usually boring and repetitive. There are hundreds of places where you can read about the brilliance of Citizen Kane. And while we agree that the movie is indeed brilliant and one of cinema’s finest, we won’t be regurgitating the same ol’ list of critics’ picks here. Compiled below is a highly subjective list of films that we, the film critics at PW, feel are best. These films are personal favorites that we think are important, great motion pictures.

Airplane! (1980) The ZAZ (David and Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams) team’s inaugural effort is so ingrained in the cultural psyche it’s difficult to admire what an amazing feat it is. Such herculean displays of technique and tone must have been exhausting: None of the filmmakers have made anything watchable since The Naked Gun. (M.P.)

All That Jazz (1979) Bob Fosse filmed his demise several years before he got around to dying. This nakedly confessional, breathtakingly edited Broadway riff on Fellini’s 8½ stars Roy Scheider as the pill-popping, hard-driving choreographer. Approached at the opening by Jessica Lange’s Angel of Death, he naturally spends the rest of the movie hitting on her. (S.B.) American Graffiti (1973) The first film of a career George Lucas never had, this very

Bringing Up Baby (1938) More chaotic than the Marx Brothers, Howard Hawks’ exercise in subtly controlled insanity spirals from one inspired absurdity to the next. The funniest film ever also features the greatest screen duo ever: Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, with glasses. (M.P.)

Casablanca (1942) As my old Shakespeare professor once said about Hamlet: “This is nothing but one famous line after another.” In this apex of Old Hollywood studio filmmaking, what’s not to love? Bogie as a brokenhearted idealist? The rogues’ gallery of great character actors showing up for single scenes? Pure joy. (S.B.) Cold Water (1994) The unfocused anger of teenage years is perfectly bottled up in

the breakthrough of handheld master Olivier Assayas (late of Carlos). It also boasts cinema’s greatest party: A half-hour mash of wanton destruction, hashish-smoking and ’70s rock. (M.P.)

Daisy Kenyon (1947) Otto Preminger studied to be a lawyer, a fact never more apparent than in this soberly observed love triangle. Torn between cad Dana Andrews and wholesome Henry Fonda, Joan Crawford treats romance like a lawyer would a murder trial, revealing a messiness most films leave tidy. (M.P.)

Dirty Harry (1971) “Dirty Harry and the homicidal maniac,” read the original poster. “Harry’s the one with the badge.” Unlike the increasingly comedic sequels, Don Siegel’s rough, lean 1971 original oozes ambivalence regarding its vigilante hero. Repurposing the Zodiac case into a (sorta?) happy ending, this is one seriously unsettling cop picture. (S.B.)

funny and deeply humane nostalgia trip follows a handful of hot-rodding teens on one long last night before adulthood. The template for a thousand coming-of-age stories since, it’s all cool cars, vintage rock ’n’ roll and the blonde who got away. (S.B.)

Whale’s tricky sequel veers from the silly (Dr. Pretorius and his jars of miniature royalty) to the existential, with Boris Karloff’s Monster now smart enough to wonder why he need exist at all. (M.P.)

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Aguirre, The Wrath of God (1972) Werner Herzog’s first collaboration with legendary madman Klaus Kinski follows foolhardy conquistadors on a doomed quest for El Dorado. The jungle swallows them up alive, while the director’s stunning location work kickstarts a career primarily devoted to the maddening, deadly indifference of Mother Nature. (S.B.)

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Do The Right Thing (1989) Spike Lee’s twisted, angry-as-hell take on Our Town exploded into movie theaters with its striking use of blinding colors, broad theatricality and long stretches of endlessly quotable social commentary disguised as comedy. Watching it today still blows my mind. (S.B.)

A Matter of Life and Death (1946) Started as Britain’s answer to The Wizard of Oz,

Dog Day Afternoon (1975) Maybe the greatest New York movie ever made, Sidney Lumet’s sweaty hostage drama eerily predicts the tabloid future, as a never-better Al Pacino flounders around as an incompetent would-be bank robber with sordid secrets. Few films have captured a time and a place with such tactile, you-are-there grit. (S.B.)

My Darling Clementine (1946) The squarest and loveliest of John Ford’s westerns

Down By Law (1986) A jailbreak picture in which you never even see the jailbreak,

this idiosyncratic spectacular from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, with David Niven as a WWII pilot left accidentally alive after a battle, became its own beast. Rich and strange. (M.P.)

stars Henry Fonda as Wyatt Earp, arriving in Tombstone and forging an unexpected alliance with Victor Mature’s tubercular Doc Holliday, just before the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. We’ve seen this story a dozen times since, but never again with such quiet, unassuming grace. (S.B.)

Jim Jarmusch’s enchanting fairy tale pits Tom Waits against John Lurie in a battle of hipster gravel-voicing. Then Roberto Begnini arrives (before he was annoying), effusively bringing out the best in these very unpleasant men on a journey of full dead space contrasted with startling beauty. (S.B.)

Modern Romance (1981) Stanley Kubrick was reportedly a massive fan of Albert Brooks’ pitch-black comedy, in which a monstrous film editor breaks up with his girlfriend, freaks out, gets her back, then suspects her of infidelity. It’s the anti-Woody Allen film, in which neurosis is evil, not cute, though still funny. (M.P.)

The Godfather (1972)

Nashville (1975) Every time I watch Robert Altman’s sprawling, kaleidoscope of American life at the bicentennial, I always discover something new bustling in the background. Not sure I can even tell you what the movie is even about, save for a glimpse at the entirety of human experience simultaneously disappointing and rising to unexpected occasions. It’s that massive. (S.B.)

Duh. The Corleone saga has been absorbed into our national bloodstream by now. There are so many catchphrases that have become shorthand, particularly when attempting to communicate with adult men of a particular demographic. Still, what a picture! So sweeping, so absurdly entertaining! And yet in the end, so ruthlessly pessimistic. (S.B.)

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Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975) Chantal Akerman’s study of a single mom (Delphine Seyrig) is three and a half hours of menial house chores: Four-minute takes of potatoes being peeled are par for the course. Time evaporates and the mundane becomes fascinating; when she drops a spoon late in, audiences gasp in unison. (M.P.) Husbands (1970) Three guys go to their best friend’s funeral, and then don’t go home for three days. Writer-director John Cassavetes’ most rambunctious, off-putting picture stars Peter Falk, Ben Gazzara and the filmmaker himself as lifelong pals on a ridiculous bender clowning, boozing, talking trash and picking up broads. Anything to keep from confronting the inevitable. (S.B.) In the Loop (2009) I could watch this profane, His Girl Friday-type shit for the rest of recorded time. Let them eat cock! (M.P.) In the Mood for Love (2000) The apex of Wong Kar-Wai’s brooding romanticism is

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this Brief Encounter-ish tale of furtive love between two wallflowers (Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung) whose spouses are having an affair. Chris Doyle’s towering cinematography depicts ’60s Hong Kong as a hermetic prison closing in on our would-be lovebirds. (M.P.)

La Dolce Vita (1960) It begins with a statue of Jesus dangling from a helicopter

and ends with a sea monster washed up onshore. In between are three hours of selfcontained anecdotes in which we see Marcello (Mastroianni, in his most iconic role) slowly losing his soul to the decadence of Rome’s lush life. Beautiful, and almost unbearably sad. (S.B.)

Louisiana Story (1948) Nanook of the North and Man of Aran may be more famous, but Robert Flaherty’s “docufiction” about a Cajun boy living in oil country is his most ravishing. The B&W photography is so high contrast, the blacks look like oil. Like all of Flaherty’s work, it creates beauty out of the natural. (M.P.) Love Me Tonight (1932) The Ernst Lubitsch musical Ernst Lubitsch never quite made, Rouben Mamoulian’s spunky shape-shifter finds dazzling ways to shoot each moony number. These range from the restlessly ambitious “Isn’t it Romantic?” to a song that plays out entirely over Maurice Chevalier’s face as he sleeps. (M.P.)

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Man With a Movie Camera (1928) After a spell cranking out quasi-experimental news documentaries, Soviet filmmaker Dziga Vertov decided to cram all his progressive ideas about cinema into one film. Thus, this peerless whirling dervish, set amidst the chaos of urban Ukraine and a feature-length test reel for the exciting things cameras and editing can do. (M.P.)

The Naked Spur (1953) For five westerns with Director Anthony Mann, Jimmy Stewart was an asshole. The finest finds Stewart duplicitous, ruthless and sweatily pathetic as he tries to nab the bounty for a bandit (Robert Ryan) who, compared to Stewart, is reasonable. (M.P.)

Out of Sight (1998)

After three years in DIY exile (yielding the incredible Schizopolis), Steven Soderbergh returned to Hollywood with a vengeance. His idiosyncratic interpretation of an Elmore Leonard mediocrity is digression-heavy, character-driven and lousy with tonal shifts, color changes and flashbacks—and then there’s that Don’t Look Now-inspired sex scene. (M.P.)

Out of Sight

Pierrot le fou (1965)

With his marriage to Anna Karina on the rocks, Jean-Luc Godard made this survey of an impossible love that’s by turns silly, colorful and broodingly romantic. Karina and Jean-Paul Belmondo run off to the South of France, creating a bubble that’s bound to spectacularly pop. (M.P.)

Raging Bull (1980) The ultimate expression of Martin Scorsese’s tortured Catholi-

cism, Robert De Niro’s Jake La Motta takes vicious beatings in the ring, because he understands how much he earned them in real life. This is a punishing experience, two exceedingly violent hours spent with a sick man spiraling downward. But it’s impossible to shake Scorsese’s empathy. (S.B.)

Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981) Steven Spielberg at his most playful, but Lawrence Kasdan’s screenplay is the secret weapon. Every character arrives with a complicated backstory and prior relationships more hinted at than explained. Their entire lives have been building up to this adventure, which is why other movies feel so anemic in comparison. (S.B.) Rocky (1976) Above all else, a great love story. Forget the steroidal sequels and watch

how our lonely palooka latches on to pet shop wallflower Adrian. They’re both banished to the far corners of the frame, growing in stature as the picture progresses. I love how even after that final fight, he’s concerned because she lost her hat. (S.B.)

The Rules Of The Game (1939) “The awful thing about life is this, everybody has their reasons.” So goes Jean Renoir’s immortal, heartbreaking farce set on a lavish French country chateau on the eve of World War II. Pitiless, yet oddly sympathetic at the same time, Renoir proves that clear-eyed humanism need not be an oxymoron. (S.B.) Sátántangó (1994) Béla Tarr’s seven-and-a-half-hour albatross expands on the work of Andrei Tarkovsky, treating a Communist-era Hungarian farming collective to some of the

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slowest and most gorgeous shots ever lensed. Miserablist, although sporadically hilarious, it gained an acolyte in Susan Sontag, who said, “I’d be glad to see it every year for the rest of my life.” Ditto. (M.P.)

Saturday Night Fever (1977) Harderedged and more profane than you probably remember, boasting a combustible turn by John Travolta as a Brooklyn mook mired in a dead-end milieu of casual racism and Cro-Magnon sexual politics. But one night a week on the dance floor, thuggish drudgery is transcended by grace. Watch it again. (S.B.)

U.S. Go Home (1994) This rarely seen miniature from Claire Denis finds three youths attending an adult party. There, they’re faced with a variety of new experiences and emotions, and, eventually Vincent Gallo. The film runs only an hour and is perfect. (M.P.) Virile Games (1988) In Jan Švankmajer’s funniest Czech animation, a working stiff calmly watches as football players have their clay heads massacred by plungers, corkscrews, model trains and cookie cutters. This may not be exactly what nonsports fans think of sports fans, but such gleeful mayhem is hard to resist. (M.P.) Violence at Noon (1966) Nagisa Oshima was roughly the Godard of the Japanese New

The Last Laugh (1924) F.W. Murnau

(Nosferatu, Sunrise) was one of cinema’s first great show-offs. In this heartbreaking tragedy of the common man, his camera moves, spins, shakes, even glides to and fro on a rope. Had he not perished in a car accident seven years later, who knows what other wonders he would have done with the medium? (M.P.)

Wave: a busy bee who constantly changed as he learned new tricks. His most thrilling work in his most prolific decade studies an irredeemable cretin—a rapist—through the eyes of the women who love him, namely his wife and one of his victims. Manic editing (more than 2,000 cuts in 99 minutes) makes it exciting and mirrors the film’s fragmented gaze. (M.P.)

The Wild Bunch (1969) For my money, the greatest movie ever made. Director Sam Peckinpah called it: What happens when men go to Mexico. William Holden and a cast of craggy-faced character actors make a run for the border, fleeing their outlaw obsolescence in the face of a more civilized age, going out in a blaze of stupid, awesome glory. (S.B.)

The Third Man (1949) Orson Welles so

commandeers this movie by sheer force of personality, it’s hard to remember he’s barely in it. Director Carol Reed, working from Graham Greene’s spectacularly cynical scenario, puts old friendships to the test on the shadowy streets of Vienna. The catchy zither music and world-weariness cast a lingering spell. (S.B.)

To Live and Die In L.A. (1985)

Unforgiven (1992) Clint Eastwood has spent his entire career questioning and reflecting upon the dubiousness of his role as cinema’s righteous avenger. But for some reason he didn’t get credit until this diamond-hard 1992 masterpiece, which forever demolished whatever lingering romantic notions anybody still might hold about the Old West. (S.B.)

Withnail And I (1987) The best-ever onscreen depiction of a never-ending hangover stars

Richard E. Grant and Paul McGann as two boozy, unemployed actors living in unspeakable squalor while staring down the end of the 1960s on a diet of cheap wine and witty repartee. Heartbreaking, and all too true. (S.B.)

Saturday Night Fever

The nastiest thriller of the 1980s pins that decade’s selfish, coked-up illusions to the wall. Director William Friedkin’s relentlessly brutal and exceedingly unpleasant attempt to one up The French Connection boasts the best car chase of the past 30 years. You’ll want to wash your hands when it’s over. (S.B.)

Zodiac (2007) Less a true crime docudrama than an eerily accurate embodiment of OCD, David Fincher’s masterwork follows bum leads, hits dead ends and, most disturbingly, has dates for every scene, all in search for truth in the realm of the unknowable. All that, plus Robert Downey Jr. (M.P.) Zorns Lemma (1970) The most incredible of Hollis Frampton’s avant-garde works

rewires your brain, slowly translating the alphabet into images, thus creating a visual language. Ernie Gehr has said that when one “gets” Lemma, “a small light, possibly a candle, will light itself inside your forehead.” (M.P.) n

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Dance Your Ass Off Ladies, since you’ll be spending all of Thanksgiving with your literal family, it’s only fair to slip away from the parental abode the night before to spend time with your sisters. This annual party for women who admire women (and their allies) is sure to attract a packed house. And if the lure of lipstick lesbians and handsome butches isn’t enough to entice you off the couch, Scene Philly is offering plenty of incentives, including a modest cover charge until midnight, $3 drink specials from 9 to 11 p.m., and a special prize giveaway. DJ Goddess, who rocked the house in September, will be on hand to keep the tunes flowing and the bodies moving. Best of all, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Sink or Swim, a local charity that aids Philadelphians who are either uninsured or underinsured. RAYMOND SIMON 9pm. $8. Voyeur Nightclub, 1221 Saint James St. 215.735.5772.



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If Maynard James Keenan wasn’t such a surly sumbitch in the other absurdly serious bands he fronts (Tool and A Perfect Circle), we probably wouldn’t appreciate the bizarre comedy that’s part and parcel of his side project, Puscifer. When APC came to town several months back, the band played a crowd-alienating set and Keenan sang in the the shadows at the back of the stage the whole time. It SUCKED. With Puscifer, however, you should expect a more theatrical and engaging performance with hilarious pre-recorded between-song skits featuring MJK alter-egos Major Douche and white-trash hero Billy D. There’ll probably be a real-life Airstream trailer and operational Weber grill onstage, too. But when the band plays its music—typically an avant-pop and electroish version of Keenan’s usual prog tendencies— they’ll take things more seriously. Hopefully not TOO seriously, though. MIchAel AlAN GOlDbeRG 8pm. $39.50-$65. Tower Theatre, 69th and Ludlow sts., Upper Darby.


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Over the 15 years of their existence, Haifa, Israel-bred, Los Angeles-based duo Infected Mushroom have cultivated a multi-hued discography while playing in and near the psychedelic trance sandbox. “Muse Breaks” is built on slippery, reserved beats; “Psycho” features cruising, slick dubstep; and “Becoming Insane” manages to mix frenetic electronica and Spanish guitar into something coherent. Infected Mushroom’s most recent record continues to evidence their open-mindedness with its in-

teresting roster of guests. Most notably, Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Ferrell gets bleak on “Killing Time,” and perpetually creepy Korn leader Jonathan Davis shows contrition for hurting someone on “Smashing the Opponent.” This seventh album also sports the fantastic title Legend of the Black Shawarma. Middle Eastern grub and tripped-out dance music—a combination with true potential. ReYAN AlI 9pm. $25. With Randy Seidman + PEX/Playloop DJs. TLA, 334 South St. 215.922.1011.




Christmas Village Due to the construction at Dilworth Plaza and permanent stench left behind by Occupiers, the city’s annual German-inspired Christmas market event will be relocated this year to Love Park, where it’ll no doubt be infiltrated by skateboarders and bums. Open from Thanksgiving Day till Christmas Eve, the village will feature a mix of more than 50 local and German vendors selling a wide variety of international holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry, toys and other arts and crafts. Catch three live performances each day from local choirs, bands and solo artists while stuffing your face with traditional European food and sweets like lebkuchen (gingerbread), waffles, strudels and, of course, classic German Bratwurst. NIcOle FINkbINeR 11am-8pm. Free. Through Dec. 24. Love Park, JFK Plaza.



25 Harvest Moon Cotillion Say what you will about Philebrity ... no, really, go ahead and say it. Lord knows we’ve said (and heard) it all. But the fact remains that Ol’ Sweeney and company know how to throw a fabulous bash, and we’re sure that tonight’s Harvest Moon Cotillion will be no exception. While Philebrity’s similar events have been more like adult proms, replete with cheesy tuxes and chiffon, we imagine tonight may be a classier throwback soiree in line with Whit Stillman’s Metropolitan—a send-up of the “urban haute bourgeoisie” (perfect for this Occupy season). Semi-formal attire is urged, which may help you win the coveted title of Harvest King and/or Queen. There’ll also be a mustache contest; apropos since all of tonight’s proceeds go to Movember, the charity that grows mustaches in the name of prostate cancer awareness. M.A.G. 8pm. $5. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave. 215.739.9684.



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The all-female, women of color erotic theater company sets the stage ablaze this week with the finale of the Head Doctor Tour, the erotic cabaret style show that features dance, music and poetry. The group, founded by Jessica Holter and previously featured on HBO, explores ideas of love, relationships and sexuality in the age of HIV/AIDS. The show opens with a 30 minute Q&A to engage lovers, singles and friends on topics of poverty, prostitution, marriage and romance. The goal is to “edutain” and keep it hot and heavy. lAceY c. clARk


’ve endured my share of lousy concerts, but one of the most depressing and pointless was in 2002, when Guns N’ Roses kicked off a U.S. tour at a half-empty Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash. Axl sang like shit. His dutiful band of hired guns underwhelmed with the old hits and bored with then-new material eventually bound for the turgid Chinese Democracy. A few feet over in the nearly deserted press box, Kurt Loder, looking like he’d rather play Russian roulette than listen to one more note, gorged on free beer and cake. Almost a decade later, I can’t imagine how GNR—still sans messrs Slash, Stradlin, McKagan and Adler— could be any less depressing and pointless, but who knows. Wonders never cease, right? M.A.G.

9pm. $40. The Starlight Ballroom, 460 N. Ninth St.


Sick Of It All Righteous indignation and furious fistpumping throttle has no iller bellwether than Sick of It All. Godfathers of New York hardcore, they’ve been stirring the mosh pit for a quarter-century without pause, establishing themselves as the form’s most enduring ambassador. Like any true old school adherents, the lyrics are relatively easily discerned and suggest OWS anthems over the brutal crash of guitars and machine gun rhythms. Earlier this month they released their tenth studio disc, the appropriately titled Nonstop, which revisits and rerecords 20 classic tracks, including their signature “Clobberin’ Time.” They even solicit an introduction from KRS-One, who appeared on their ’89 debut, Blood, Sweat and No Tears. Hardcore doesn’t get much tighter or more ferocious. chRIS PARkeR 7pm. $15. With Trapped Under Ice, Hundreth, Back Track, Take Offense + Betrayal. Broad Street Ministry, 315 S. Broad St. 215.735.4847.


Sat., Nov. 26, 8pm. $75-$95. Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbor Blvd., Camden, N.J. 856.365.1300.

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Winter Beer Fest Give thanks for the douple and triple IPAs, the imperial stouts, pilsners, pale ales and wheats, for it is Thanksgiving weekend and time again to drink your face off. Winter Beer Fest is back, this time at an even bigger location, with craft breweries from all over the world uniting in honor of a sudsy quaff. Newcomers Firestone Walker, Wild Onion and White Birch will be there, along with roughly 50 others generously topping off your glass to your heart’s content. Pay one ticket price ($33, in honor of the repeal of Prohibition in 1933) and drink all you like until the end of the session. Hell, pay another $33 and come back for session two—it’s the holidays for christ’s sake. AbIGAIl bRuleY 1-5pm or 6-10pm. $33. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.

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After enduring the excess-focused celebrations of both Thanksgiving and Black Friday, it seems like Saturday should provide a firm, hard reality slap. Maybe even a spanking. This special midnight showing of 2002’s Secretary will happily assume the position. The cult favorite flick stars James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal in a an office relationship defined by S&M. Sexual harassment laws, be damned. Three bucks gets you all access and a drink. Costumes are highly encouraged.


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27 Philadelphia Produces Original Design Head to the Philadelphia Art Museum for a truly unique holiday shopping experience this season. Philadelphia Produces Original Design, or P.POD, is a pop-up art bazaar located at the Museum Art Store now through the new year. Created by artist, designer, author/ illustrator Alex Stadler, P.POD will showcase items that were designed and/or produced in Philadelphia. The bazaar brings together local artists who specialize in everything from jewelry, furniture, decorative art, and toys— all based on the motto: “freakish, brilliant, or gorgeous.” Some of the more unique items include a 7-foot crocheted squid by Angela Davidson and the world premiere of the latest motorcycle from Hammerhead Industries. Check out the P.POD Pantry that features delicious treats by local brands to hold you over while you shop. lindsAy Bell Through Dec. 31. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Ben Franklin Pkwy. 215.684.7962.

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he sisters ain’t just doin’ it for themselves at the latest installment of Sugar Town. In partnership with the Philadelphia chapter of GoGirlsMusic, this month’s showcase of rockin’ women benefits the Red Thread Movement, a student-run nonprofit campaigning against human trafficking and sexual slavery in Nepal. All proceeds from the door, as well as from the sale of RTM merchandise, go directly to the organization. But the evening isn’t just about doing good; it’s also about enjoying good tunes. Fans will be treated to a wide range of music, including the fabulous fretwork of Christie Lenée, who blends singer-songwriter lyrics with acoustic funk, and the indie rock vibe of Prima Donna, which features the dual-guitar attack of twin sisters, Gina and Tina Cieri. Listeners who favor outré sounds will welcome Sylvia Platypus. Fresh from debuting a rock opera at this fall’s Fringe Festival, the ambitious sextet features vocalist Janet Bressler’s contralto alongside the drone and buzz of Charlie Rutan’s bagpipes. The effect is less psych folk than psycho folk. There’ll even be some ukulele, courtesy of Brooklyn’s Luciar. R.S.

ties. One of their newest projects, “How We Fish,” led by Social Impact Studios and Eric Okdeh, expands on this commitment to community engagement. As the third in a series of five community forums, Mural Arts wants to create a mural that gives artistic voice to what work means, and what concerns over workforce development exist in Philadelphia. In having community members share stories and experiences, the hope is to capture the rich history and future potential of the city’s development through a collaborative, citizendriven effort. Kyle BellA


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Worlds of Design” was a Meshuggah ripoff with a keyboard part resembling ice cream truck music; at another, keyboardist Joe Buras responded to an interview question from the site with three damning words: “Who’s Glenn Danzig?” r.A. 7pm. $15-$17 doors. With Veil of Maya, Carnifex, Structures + Betraying The Martyrs. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St. 866.468.7619.


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For the sixth consecutive year, 1812 Productions is celebrating the holidays with the company’s hugely popular political comedy This Is the Week That Is. A variety show that takes a satirical look at the American political landscape, this year’s production features four new cast members including the show’s talented writer Don Montrey, who takes over the anchor desk for the production’s mock TV newscast. In addition to his performance duties, Montrey is again responsible for scanning each day’s headlines for potential jokes to include in that evening’s performance. Given the current field of Republican presidential candidates he certainly shouldn’t lack material (Michelle Bachman alone could provide a month’s worth of humor). According to director Jennifer Childs, other highlights include a sketch featuring the Republican presidential candidates as characters in a Dr. Seuss book (terrifying small children everywhere no doubt), new cast member Reuben Mitchell’s impersonation of President Obama and a Tea Party parody set to Gilbert and Sullivan’s lilting tune “Three Little Maids From School.” J. Cooper roBB 8pm. $20. Through Dec. 31. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St. 215.592.9560.


Born of Osiris Born of Osiris’ name can be a tad misleading. The Chicago six-piece plays proggy death metal and has a moniker that references the Egyptian god of the dead, but unlike fellow death metallers Nile and Scarab, they sadly don’t use Egyptian history and mythology for inspiration. Instead, Ronnie Canizaro shreds his throat ruminating on regular metal stuff: violence, paranoia, general misery. Instrumentally, BOO are competent but not innovative or distinct, focusing on squealing guitars, twisty solos and a crisp melody here and there. Otherwise, the most idiosyncratic thing about the band must be their amusing relationship with MetalSucks. At one point, the website insinuated that BOO’s “Two

The only musical theater company in Philadelphia that matters, 11th Hour Theatre Company kicks off the holidays with Director Joe Calarco’s staging of hot young composer Adam Gwon’s Ordinary Days, a contemporary chamber musical about how individuals can impact the lives of people they never meet. One of America’s leading theater artists, Calarco’s involvement marks the first time 11th Hour has worked with a director outside the company. Best known locally for his visually arresting, highly theatrical collaborations with Philadelphia Theatre Company, 11th Hour cofounder Michael Phillip O’Brien says Calarco’s production incorporates the entire Skybox space, particularly its exposed brick walls and unique sense of intimacy. O’Brien compares Gwon’s music for Days to Jason Robert Brown’s emotionally affecting score for The Last Five Years, a similarly intimate musical that Calarco directed in a remarkably tender and memorable production at PTC. J.C.r. 7pm. $15-$25. Skybox at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St. 267.987.9865.


The Oscuro Quintet Created in 2006, Philadelphia’s the Oscuro Quintet includes five young, local musicians— guitarist Alban Bailly, violinist June Bender, double-bassist Benjamin Blazer, accordionist/bandoneonist Shinjoo Cho and pianist Thomas Lee—who introduce a contemporary avant-garde spirit to traditional tango music. Tonight’s the release party for their new album, Music For Tango Ensemble, which dropped last week on Big Round Records. The nine compositions—two originals and seven interpretations of traditional pieces by the likes of Astor Piazzolla and Anibal Troilo— playfully dip, dive and spin with elaborate, kaleidoscopic melody and tempo transitions. Oscuro’s reworking of the genre is unquestionably cerebral, but they never subtract from its danceability. This is unabashedly romantic, passionate music. elliott shArp 7:30pm. $12. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400.


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So, yeah, lots of papers (including the one you’re holding) have had mixed feelings about the food at Farmers’ Cabinet (1113 Walnut Street). The drinks are great, we all agree, but the food is inconsistent. Well, newish chef Jason Goodman and his sous Steve Forte are looking to change that, in part by unveiling an ambitious tasting menu last weekend. We had it. It’s good. On it you’ll find an old school Le Tete de Cochon—house made headcheese Goodman brines for two days, and poaches for four hours, with delicate hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and corriander; a positively otherworldly Foie Gras Torchon that has to be tasted to be believed; an earthy, rich Rabbit Cassoulet with housemade sausage; a duo of farm-raised elk and, for dessert, a palate-cleansing ginger snap ice cream sandwich.

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My first thought when our waitress described Gemelli’s new seasonal cocktail, a pumpkin mojito, was a crestfallen, Really? Clark Gilbert, who made a nice splash in Narberth with his prior incarnation of Gemelli a few years back, had moved to Manayunk this past summer and, I feared, fallen into the trap that so many had before him, pandering to the post-college crowd with sweet cocktails and flavor combinations about as sensible as Herman Cain’s thought process on matters of foreign policy. Turns out I was dead wrong. The drink, a silk-textured, roasty wonder the color of sunset, embodied all that makes this Gemelli an exceptional addition to Manayunk’s eternally frustrating dining scene. In fact, it’s a stellar newcomer to the region’s restaurant universe. This is food that’s guided by well-developed flavor and seasonal propriety, everything else be damned. There are no unnecessary tricks here, no techniques employed to show off the kitchen’s skill. Even dishes that read a bit baroque on the menu turn out to be carefully considered assemblies of complimentary components that almost always add up to more than the sum of the parts. At his best, Gilbert sends out gems like the mammoth portion of beef cheeks, a gorgeous plateful of shimmering, ink-toned flesh from New York’s renowned Pat LaFrieda. All the earthiness of the meat—sticky and melty and beyond fork-tender—was balanced by deliriously sweet caramelized cippolini. The slick of sauce, the reduced and concentrated braising liquid, served as a perfect vessel for showing off its constituent house-made veal stock. And just when all of this heartiness threatened to overwhelm, the celery-root risotto swept it up to a brighter level. Cannelloni accomplished a similarly complex feat, though with a lighter touch. Here, silky kerchiefs of homemade pasta had been wrapped around tender tubes of shrimp-and-lobster mousse and bathed in a cardamom- and cinnamon-perfumed lobster jus. That

on its own would have been enough, but the addition of sticky rails of pork belly and meaty slices of nebrodini mushrooms took it over the top: A thoroughly modern surf and turf. Very occasionally, this tendency to work so many components into a single dish diminishes the entire effect. A recent bruschetta special with silky ribbons of Serrano, honey-caramelized shallots, goat cheese and nicoise olives would have been better without that last component: It was plenty savory without. But that was a rare over-stretch, and so much of the rest of Gilbert’s food bears the mark of a man confident in his technique, comfortable with his concept, and passionate about the details. This is grown-up food, occasionally challenging and regularly rewarding. Arancini, those fried risotto balls that have grown a bit tired lately around the region, were given electroshock therapy here and made exciting again. The starch of the arborio and the shreds of salt cod were a witty riff on brandade. Accompanying chorizo aioli—heady and worthy of licking from the plate—and chartreuse-colored buttons of velvety green-olive tapenade may be two of the most exciting condiments I’ve tasted this year. And vitello tonnato, which garnered Gilbert positive attention in Narberth, has made the journey to Main Street with some tweaking: the fried sweetbreads are like the best, earthiest McNuggets you’ve ever had, and the tuna tartare is fresh and emphatic from the clever addition of lemon oil. All of this is beautifully accompanied by the wideranging and original wine list that Clark collaborated on with GM David Howard. Put yourself in his hands and don’t argue with his recommendations. It takes guts to put Austrian St. Laurent and single-vineyard Spanish Petit Verdot on your list, but the risk more than pays off when the glasses are poured. And make sure to have a glass of sweet-savory Banyuls with your dessert. Its cherry compote notes balance out the yeasty beignets every bit as well as their dipping sauces, and its concentration is a hearty accompaniment to the perfumey flourless chocolate cake. This is seriously accomplished food in a neighborhood that badly needs it. It’s already, I’d argue, among the top tier of restaurants on Main Street, and definitely worthy of a trip to the neighborhood, wherever you’re coming from. n

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the third they’re 13, the fourth, 28. The alternating five-year intervals give the play an intriguing flow, especially in Director Deborah Block’s production, which records each vignette on an old-fashioned baseball scoreboard as if each encounter were an inning in a ball game. The ninth inning is never played, and there is a general sense of incompleteness about not only the story but the characters as well.

Ford and Conallen are both superb actors but Joseph gives them little to work with. Kayleen and Doug are so underdeveloped that they register as little more than walking medical charts, defined almost entirely by their injuries. Block’s productions are rarely visually dazzling spectacles and the production’s design is plain and functional. Instead of technical wizardry, Block’s productions have always focused on the human element. The approach serves her well in this case, and her sensitive direction almost rescues Joseph’s partial play. Although Ford and Conallen struggle to define Kayleen and Doug as individuals, under Block’s caring direction we do eventually gain a sense of their connection to one another. In the play’s one authentically moving scene, Kayleen informs Doug that although she didn’t want to, she had sex with her boyfriend. She also reveals that she’s been cutting her thighs with a paper cutter. He asks her to cut him and sitting next to her on the bed in his boxer shorts she obliges. We expect to be horrified, but instead Conallen and Ford create one of the season’s most erotic and bizarrely touching moments. Sitting there vulnerable and bleeding, Doug and Kayleen are as emotionally connected as two people can be. It is a closeness that stems from a shared pain, and we see in their eyes that despite their platonic relationship they have achieved a level of intimacy far greater than any sexual act could provide. One scene, however, doesn’t a great play make. Joseph clearly has some promise as a playwright (his Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo was a 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist), but in Playground his talent is only partially evident. n

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If your Thanksgiving turkey is as undercooked as Theatre Exile’s Gruesome Playground Injuries, you’ve got a problem. More of an idea for a play than a fully realized drama, Rajiv Joseph’s underdeveloped, 90-minute play focuses on Kayleen (Charlotte Ford) and Doug (Keith Conallen), who are misfits on the fringes of society. They meet as 8-year-olds in the infirmary at their parochial school and over the span of several decades are repeatedly reunited by an injury of some kind. Kayleen’s injuries are self-inflicted (she cuts herself). So are Doug’s but he isn’t as direct. He prefers instead to put himself in dangerous situations with predictable results. You don’t need to be Freud to deduce that each is trying to relieve their emotional suffering through physical pain. Joseph constructs his play in eight short vignettes. In the second vignette, we encounter the pair at the age of 23. In

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The Community Design Collaborative is helping Philly, one project at a time. By Darren White


time employee 10 years ago, has seen the way its planning services have helped turn practical ideas into great design with the help of the city’s best architectural talents. Community groups and nonprofits apply to the CDC for help each year, and the organization chooses 30 projects to work on for that period. The CDC puts these community groups in touch with the right Church grower: A conceptual plan for the expansion of St. Mary's Episcopal Church. designers and planners to create concrete plans for mostly-developed ideas. On the back wall of the Center for Architec“Philadelphia is so rich in its neighborhood ture on Arch Street, a hand-made sign reads, fabric,â€? Miller says. “And so for us, its about “Community Design is‌.â€? Some visitors write how to connect architects that have a great “inclusive and experimentalâ€?; others say it’s set of skills with the more basic desires and “making stronger communitiesâ€? and “crucial to needs and provide access to grassroots orgathe future of our communities.â€? nizations to help them see these transformaTo the Community Design Collaborative, the tions happen and get communities involved. response would be “making the right thing to We’re able to serve as these matchmakers ‌ do the easiest thing to doâ€?—because that has working with both [design professionals and been its mission for the past 20 years. Levercommunity groups] to come up with some age: Strengthening Neighborhoods Through great concepts.â€? Design, a new book released by the organizaProjects include contemporary plans for tion this month and available at the Center for an expansion and renovation of St. Mary’s Architecture, celebrates the smart, progressive Episcopal Church, designed by John Hubert design that the CDC has helped facilitate in Architects. Philadelphia over the course of its existence, Another one of the CDC’s collaborations and the community design revolution that is demonstrates the level of eye-catching taking root in major cities across the United design that the CDC is helping to put on the States. streets. When members of the Mt. Tabor “Leverage is our key word,â€? says Beth Miller, the CDC’s executive director, of the book, which AME Church came to the CDC looking for help in builing a place for seniors to have celebrates 20 of the CDC’s 500 collaborative safe access to technology and affordable projects since 1991. The word succinctly dehousing, the organizations sent out a call to scribes what the CDC does every day: provides its volunteers asking for help. BWA Archipro-bono preliminary design and planning tects was eager to respond and subsequently services for nonprofits and communities lookdeveloped the Cyber Village Senior Housing ing to get things built in Philadelphia. From (included in the exhibition), an amazingly church rehabs to new green spaces, the CDC contemporary design completed on a tight has handled it all, with the help of more than budget. It includes 54 rental units and a 1,000 volunteers. Cyber Cafe made for its residents and other “We’re able to leverage a lot of services,â€? Miller senior community members. continues. “Last year, the value of service of the “We are just here to kick start a lot of ideas, design professionals that worked through us and hopefully some of those ideas make it in service to communities was $900,000. And through the constellation of stars that must that’s money you can’t find anywhere. There are align for something to happen, but it’s reno preliminary design grants out there. Funders usually want to be the last money in, so it’s a crit- ally nice to be involved in those beginning stages,â€? Miller says. n ical point. And it’s such a great match of service, interest and need. It’s a lot of small interventions “Leverage: Strengthening Neighborhoods through from the grassroots up—very granular—but Design,â€? $24.95, is available at the AIA Bookstore + collectively it can make a huge impact.â€? Design Center, 1218 Arch St. Miller, who joined the CDC as its first fullj o h n h u b e rt a r c h i t ec ts

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Six Kiddie Films by Great Filmmakers

The Muppets turns out to be a (mostly) marvelous return to form.

By Matt Prigge Popeye (1980): Children are a common subject for serious filmmakers, but they usually yield the likes of François Truffaut’s The 400 Blows or Abbas Kiarostami’s Where is My Friend’s House?— films about children, not specifically intended for children. It’s rare that someone like, let’s say, Robert Altman makes a film aimed at the young and impressionable. But when that happens, as it inexplicably did with Altman’s Robert Evansproduced monstrosity of E.C. Segar’s beloved comics and cartoons, you can guarantee that the results will be pretty weird.

Return to Oz (1985): Walter Murch may have only directed one film, but his pioneering, exacting sound design and film editing are why films like THX-1138, The Conversation and Apocalypse Now are so overwhelming. He’s fiercely intelligent, which is why his lone film, rather than try to mimic the joys of the original Wizard of Oz, turned to L. Frank Baum’s books. Which is also why—with its head-shifting queens, people turned to desert sand and freaky “Wheelers”—it’s still, for kids and kidlike adults, frequently terrifying.

A Little Princess (1995): Who is Alfonso Cuarón? Is he the maker of lush and wonderful children’s films, like this take on the Frances Hodgson Burnett and the third Harry Potter? Or an adult filmmaker, alternately horny (Y Tu Mamá También) and bleak (Children of Men)?

The Great Yokai War (2005): A Time Bandits-y caper for the tots, from the guy who brought you scenes where a guy’s foot is sawed off with piano wire (Audition ), a dad has sex with his daughter (Visitor Q ), and a man getting strung up in the air with meat hooks in his back and scalded with boiling water (Ichi the Killer ). Hugo (2011):

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fallen into abject disrepair over the decades after an acrimonious split sent the gang scattered across the country. Even worse, there’s a greedy Texas oil baron (Chris Cooper, having a grand old time) aiming to knock down the building and drill for black gold. This leaves a very limited window of time for Walter, Gary and Mary to get the old gang back together, hoping that a Muppet telethon might raise the $10 million needed to save the theatre. So we meet the reluctant Kermit, estranged from his old friends and singing one of those classically heartbreaking Muppet songs of regret in his empty, Bel-Air mansion. Piggy has become a fashion editor in Paris (and Emily Blunt is her assistant, because Moi wears Prada.) Fozzie works a run-down Reno tourist spot with a terrible cover band, but Scooter at least seems to be doing OK, since he works for Google. It’s a classic, getting-the-band-back-together routine Muppet master: Jason Segel (right) wrote and co-stars in the newest combined with a “hey, let’s put on a show” narrative, reinincarnation of Jim Henson’s classic characters. troducing beloved characters in witty and surprising ways. (In keeping with Henson’s custom of always breaking the fourth wall, someone eventually suggests that the movie As Hollywood’s bottomless recycling bin continues along the would go much faster if they rounded everybody up during dark path of rebooting, relaunching, CGI-ing and 3D-ing an a montage.) entire generation of young executives’ childhood memories The problem, of course, is that nobody cares about the into franchise-ready properties, the idea of a new Muppet Muppets anymore, at least according to a TV executive movie sounded like an extremely dire one indeed. played by Rashida Jones. And so the characters must even Dormant on the big screen since 1999’s reportedly dismal ask themselves, will people still tune in for an old-timey (I never saw it) Muppets From Space, Jim Henson’s iconic variety show chockablock with zany throwback comedy creations have languished for quite some time as fully owned and plaintive banjo songs? Poor Kermit exhausts his subsidiaries of the Walt Disney Corporation. Jim Henson is dusty Rolodex to land a celebrity host: “Is President Carter dead. Frank Oz retired from puppetry and became a terrible available?” filmmaker. Was the dream over? Director Bobin’s deliberately fakey candy-colored palate But to my shock and unending delight, Director James accentuates the wonderful artifice. In the grand Muppet Bobin’s The Muppets turns out to be a (mostly) marvelous tradition, everybody here knows they’re in a movie and return to form. Defiantly and gloriously retro is self-aware about it without being from start to finish, this proudly 2-D movie smarmy. Bret McKenzie, of Flight eschews computer animation in favor The Muppets of the Conchords fame, composed of felt puppets, embracing the schticky Grade: B+ the new songs and understands that vaudeville ethos of Henson’s original Director: James Bobin fundamental balance between silliness television program, in which anarchic silStarring: Amy Adams, Jason Segel and pathos. liness and un-ironic sweetness stand hand and Chris Cooper Segel and company get the effervesin hand. cent spirit so damn right, it’s easy to Credit writer/co-star Jason Segel, a Judd forgive them a few noncrucial misApatow mainstay who cashed in his clout steps. For starters, humans in a Muppet after the raunchy surprise hit Forgetting Sarah Marshall for movie serve just as much purpose as those boring romantic a chance to bring his old heroes back to the big screen. Segel’s couples in later Marx Brothers pictures —a presumably script (co-written with his Sarah Marshall partner Nick necessary distraction. There’s a bit too much to-do over Stoller) is an incredibly savvy bit of post-modern noodling, Gary and Mary’s relationship woes, bogging down the confronting head-on the question everybody in the audience bouncy proceedings. is already asking: After so many years away, are the Muppets But any such complaints are rendered moot by the singstill relevant in our cynical modern world? ing-and-dancing extravaganza that rounds out the third Segel stars as Gary, a rubber-limbed galoot who likes to act. It would be churlish to give too much away, save to wear matching outfits with his kid brother Walte—a meek say that Camilla and her chickens clucking Cee Lo Green’s little puppet who seems to think he’s a real boy. Gary’s about “Fuck You” made me happier than any musical number of to leave Smalltown, USA, for the very first time, bringing his the past 20 years. This extended sequence did the imposexceedingly patient girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams, reprising sible: I laughed at Jack Black. her wide-eyed cartoon performance from Enchanted) on a And then there’s “The Rainbow Connection,” a song that trip to Los Angeles so that they can celebrate their 10th anniversary in style. But at the last minute, Gary can’t resist ask- remains haunting in ways I still can’t quite put into words. At its best, The Muppets honors that magical mix of chaotic ing Walter to tag along—if only so they can visit the legendary comedy and resounding melancholy. Muppet Studio that brought them so much joy in TV reruns. It’s good to have them back. Manah, Manah. n Alas, that old auditorium ain’t what it used to be, having

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Babe: Pig in the City (1998): Perhaps it was odd when George Miller, the dynamic mind behind the Mad Max franchise, upchucked the disease drama Lorenzo’s Oil. But that’s nothing when he wrote and produced a talking pig movie, and directed its unfairly maligned sequel. Two Happy Feets followed, though let’s hope he’s merely saving his energy for the perhaps-finally-happening Mad Max: Fury Road.

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A great big slab of middlebrow fan-fiction, TV director Simon Curtis’ adaptation of Colin Clark’s seriously suspect memoir follows the template of 2009’s Me And Orson Welles as a banal, starfucking wish-fulfillment fantasy for movie buffs. The charmless Eddie Redmayne stars as Clark, an idealistic simp with silver screen dreams, who, much to the consternation of his upper-crust parents, runs off and begs to work for free on Sir Laurence Olivier’s next picture, The Prince And The Showgirl. Olivier, played with what looks like a prosthetic chin by a hammy Kenneth Branagh, just cast bombshell Marilyn Monroe as his costar, assuming this will mean he gets to sleep with her. Michelle Williams, an actress apparently incapable of giving a bad performance, is the picture’s lonely saving grace. The Monroe va-va-voom is very clearly just another one of Norma Jean’s costume changes, and the real pleasure of Williams’ work is watching her flip her sex-kitten routine on and off like a light switch. Deep down she’s needy, fragile and desperately in over her head. Monroe longs to be taken seriously, hence the already sputtering marriage to Arthur Miller (Dougray Scott) and a determination to bring her acting teacher Paula Strasberg (Zoe Wanamaker) along to coach every last line reading on this increasingly miserable set. One can’t help wondering what a serious movie about Marilyn Monroe might have been like with the fearless Williams in the role. Alas, we’re stuck watching the masturbatory fancies of Redmayne’s non-entity, as Clark inexplicably becomes Marilyn’s favorite confidant, and the two take long walks in the woods, talking about their dreams. My bullshit detector was ringing off the hook long before these two went skinny dipping. Naturally, our hero always happens to be situated in the perfect position to overhear crucial conversations, and there’s a hint of what the film could have been in Olivier’s consternation that all his classical training can’t quite translate to the camera, while the unprofessional starlet just has “it”—whatever that may be. But My Week With Marilyn works overtime to keep insights like that at a pleasant remove. Incessant tinkly piano music and wispy fabrications are the order of the day. Williams, and Monroe for that matter, deserve better. n

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Le Havre Grade: B Review by Matt Prigge As it’s often said among cinephiles, the Finnish director and master of deadpan Aki Kaurismäki makes the same movie every time: a special mix of deadpan acting, lovable (and usually lovelorn) working class protagonists, mild political commentary and rockabilly. That’s not entirely true: His last two films, 2002’s The Man Without a Past and 2006’s Lights in the Dusk, are, respectively, a chipper crowd-pleaser and a bleak neo-noir. But they’re similar enough that whenever he breaks through to the mainstream, as he did with The Man Without a Past, it’s less a testament to the film’s prowess than because that time the right people happened to be paying attention. Kaurismäki must be aware of this, as Le Havre, his 16th feature in three decades, rocks two would-be major game changers. For one, it’s set not in Finland but in the titular lazy northern French port city. For another, it’s an emotional appeal for the notion that illegal immigrants are people, too. André Wilms plays Marcel Marx (note the surname), a sleepy, aging bohemian whose amblings run him afoul of Idrissa (Blondin Miguel), a young African boy trying to sneak to England to reunite with his mother. With little hesitation, Marx begins helping him, first by leaving him food, then by giving him shelter, then by getting his neighbors involved, all while evading a dogged inspector. Kaurismäki would seem an odd fit for tract; his work tends to exist in a highly stylized vacuum, resisting real world impact. So, it’s no insult to say that Le Havre is just another Kaurismäki film. It’s not simply that the socio-political message has been organically blended into what is a charming light comedy. It’s that Kaurismäki is simply incapable of creating anything so blunt and artless as a message film. The reasons for helping Idrissa is simply because it’s the humanistic thing to do. The good vibes even extend to Little Bob (Roberto Piazza), an aging singer recruited for a benefit concert. Kaurismäki lets him play an entire song when most would have cut out after a verse. It’s just another way in which Le Havre, without ever mussing its hair or upsetting the deadpan fun, offers a testament to the warmth of people at their most wonderful. n

Miller Time Dennis Miller hits Atlantic City this weekend with Bill O’Reilly. By Brian McManus So Al could maybe learn patience from Bill? Well, I would say that, you know, O’Reilly is more openminded on issues. All I could tell you is that O’Reilly is anti-death penalty. He’s willing to pay some more of his taxes. You know people who hate O’Reilly don’t watch him. I can’t tell you how many people say, “How can you work with O’Reilly?” And I go, “Have you seen us on the show together?” And they go, “I never watch the show.” I’ve even heard Rachel Maddow say, “I don’t watch Fox. I hate Fox.” And I think, “That’s an uncurious mind.” You have to start ruling voices out in your life as you get older. You’ve got filters set up. And one of my filters is when somebody says they either love something or hate something and then follow it up with “I’ve never seen it.” That’s an easy voice for me to weed out.

The menace: Dennis Miller endorses Herman Cain and wants Al Franken and Bill O'Reilly to fight.

You’re friends with Bill, obviously, and we’re assuming you know and worked with Al Franken on SNL. Do you ever think of bringing those two together for a summit or a peaceful meeting of the minds of some sort? Fuck a summit, I’d make it a Pay-Per-View battle! I’m talking about a cage match. Fuck a debate.

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Here’s a recent quote from you: “I’ll vote for anyone that goes up against Barack Obama, except Joe Biden.” What has Obama gotten wrong? What has he gotten right? I don’t find any problem, personally, with Barack Obama. He seems like a fine man. I just think the country seems hangdog right now. You know, Reagan seemed happy about the gig. Clinton? All he wanted was a cheeseburger, some head and to be the president: He was happy. [Obama] seems too hangdog about it. It’s just not my cup of tea. I don’t hate him—I don’t think he was born in another country and all that junk. I’m not racist. At this point, quite frankly, you know, I’m glad we have a black president. We needed a black president, and that might be the only thing he has going for him. I’m happy he’s a black president. But the day-to-day of it, he’s not doing a great job, so I’m not for him. Speaking of black presidents—or potential black presidents—you endorsed Herman Cain a few weeks ago. What are your thoughts on the man now? Well, they’re about the same, except he might have played slap ass. I look at these three [accusers]. Well, first off, I rule out the unnamed ones, I view them as rats in suits. Let’s see, the chick yesterday, the girl who’s been in lawsuits before, looks like Sylvia Plath’s lighting double. I mean she looks like a lawsuit ready to happen. So no, I don’t think there was anything about her that was welcoming enough that you’d go up and flirt with her. I’m sorry. I’m not even talking looks, I’m just talking vibe. Does she not look like a lawsuit in waiting? The third chick, Stiffler’s mom, yeah they might have played slap ass, I don’t know, 14 years ago. Is it the end of the world? No, but if he starts obfuscating and lying, if he gets Clintonian about it, am I off the case? Yeah, I am. Finally, who do you think does Dennis Miller better: you or Dana Carvey? Well Carvey does the Charlie Brown parents version of me. He’s got the iambic pentameter down. He said toward the end when he would do it in his act, he’d say, “I didn’t even say words anymore.” You can tell the words don’t matter, it’s just the rhythm. So I would say Carvey does a better me than me at this point. n Dennis Miller and Bill O’Reilly perform Sat., Nov. 26, 8pm. $95-$500. Borgata Event Center, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J. 609.317.1000.

What can Bill learn from Al and vice-versa? Let me see. Al’s angrier than Bill. Bill’s pretty mellow. I love Al. He’s a good friend, but when his fuse gets lit, he gets [Nancy] Pelosi-eyes. I know that goes against type, and people would say, “Really?” But yeah, Al would get freaky on ya. And, uh, Bill—a little more measured. I don’t know. And maybe—I think Bill is older than Al—and maybe you learn more lessons as you get older. But Bill’s got a fuse; it’s just a little further down the road than Al’s.

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Dennis Miller, bubbie. Say what you will about the standup comic and former Saturday Night Live Weekend Update anchor turned right-leaning radio talk host—pioneer of feathered locks, Undisputed Champion of the Irrepressible Smirk, once great comic mind now sadly clinging like a barnacle to the ballsack of the SS Bill O’Reilly—but the guy has accomplished something that alludes many in entertainment: a steady gig in the public eye for a quarter century. Roomfuls of people plop down hard earned money to hear his thoughts, and have consistently for a long, long while. Miller has now added witty, light-hearted segments on The O’Reilly Factor to his repertoire, the two trading quips about the days hot topics in between mild insults from O’Reilly and a gaggle of patented over-the-head references from Miller. Now they’ve turned the segment into a show, The Bolder Fresher Tour. It works like this: Miller comes out, does 35 minutes of standup. O’Reilly follows with humorous anecdotes. Then the two come out together to finish it all off. Miller says, “I tried to convince Bill we should sing ‘You Don’t Bring Me Flowers’ as a closer, but …” Sound like something you’d be into? Of course not! But we chatted with Miller about what’s what anyway.


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Local rapper Kuf Knotz is an outcast among the contemporary hip-hop world, and he’s fine with that. Unlike Harlem come-up A$AP Rocky, he doesn’t spit about sipping syrup and blowing kush. And while Odd Future ringleader Tyler, the Creator’s lyrics, Tweets and antics have offended almost everybody, Kuf offends nobody. “I listen to it all to keep up with what’s going on, but I can’t wrap my head around it,” admits the former frontman of Philly’s the Hustle about today’s popular hip-hop. “The beats are great, but the lyrical content baffles me. The hip-hop I love is much more conscious. It has a completely different context and approach.” Pulling from the party-vibe of DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, the Philly soul of songwriters/producers Gamble & Huff and the Roots’ emphasis on live instrumentation, Philadelphia’s written all over Kuf’s style. “It’s such a soulful city,” he says, “and that plays a big

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“He’s not transphobic—not in my book,” says Kate Bornstein, author, performer, “advocate for teens, freaks and other outlaws,” and herself a trans woman. “One more thing he’s not is straight. Sex-positive, supportive of trans folk, and heterosexual? Cool! He’s a queer heterosexual—and some of my best friends are queer heterosexuals.” As for your specific issue—you’re not attracted to trans women—Bornstein says that by itself isn’t evidence of transphobia. “A queer heterosexual is just as entitled to the fulfillment of their sex and gender desires as anyone else,” says Bornstein. “Sometimes those desires depend on the nature of their lover’s body. Well, trans people have bodies that are different than cis people’s bodies. We’re two (or more) mints in one—a physical blend that attracts a lot of people. FRAUD just doesn’t happen to be one of them. The fact that he’s sensitive to that blending of genders in our bodies does not make him transphobic.” What can you do about it? “Go have good sex with cis women,” says Bornstein. (Don’t know what “cis” means in this context? See: Whatever else you do, FRAUD, Bornstein wants you to stop identifying as straight. “He’s part of our queer tribe,” she says. “And who knows? One day, he might meet the right trans person.” And who knows? One day, your cranky LGBTQA friends might accept who you are just as you’ve accepted them. Make an effort to use “attracted to cis women” in place of “wouldn’t feel comfortable dating” trans women, and you’ll hasten that day’s arrival. Kate Bornstein’s new memoir, A Queer and Pleasant Danger (Beacon Press), will be published in the spring. Follow her on Twitter @ katebornstein. (Follow me @fakedansavage.)

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A Good Sign Broad & Pine - Very Lg 1BR apt, Incl heat. Avail 12/15. ....................................................................................$925+ 23rd & Christian – Great 3BR, 2BA, All amenities Available Now! .......................................................$1350+ 22nd & Spruce – Very Cool Studio Apt, Incl Heat. Avail Now! ..........................................................................$875+ 13th & Spruce – Great 1BR apt in very cool building. ....................................................................................$875+

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TOWNHOUSES 314 Queen St. 3 Brs., 2.5 Baths, FURNISHED, garage, hrd.wd & w/w, c/a, w&d, short term OK


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Great Studio, W/W, Heat incl. Fab Large 1BD, HW floors Cozy 1BD, HW floors

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$770-995 Walnut & 23rd 1 & 2Bd's, hardwood, laundry Pine & 22nd 1 & 2Bd, hardwood, heat incl. $575-1000 Locust & 21st Studios & 1Bd's, laundry, heat incl.Lombard & 23rd 1 &2Bd, bi-level, A/C Pine & 21st 1Bd's, hardwood, heat incl., yard Chestnut$850-950 & 20th Ultra mod 1Bd's, C/A, great location $700-1000 Pine & 22nd 1 & 2Bd, hardwood, heat incl. Lombard & 19th Newly renov, mod studio, 1 & 2Bd's $750-1100 Lombard & 23rd 1 &2Bd, bi-level, A/C Broad & Spruce Mod 1Bd's, W/D, C/A, heat incl. $875-1000 Chestnut & 20th Ultra mod 1Bd's, C/A, great location Lombard & 9th 1Bd & 2Bd, w/d, hardwood, laundry Lombard & 19th Newly renov, mod studio, 1 & 2Bd's Pine & $875-1700 9th 2Bd's, h/w floors, W/D $800-850 Broad & Spruce Mod 1Bd's, W/D, C/A, heat incl. Spruce & 12th 2Bd, 1-1/2 bath, bi-level, laundry $850-995 Lombard & 9th 1Bd & 2Bd, w/d, hardwood, laundry Spruce & 16th Old World, 1 & 2Bd's, hardwood $995-1100 Pine & 9th 2Bd's, h/w floors, W/D Art Area Ultra Mod 1 & 3Bd's, W/D, Deck, Parking Spruce & 12th 2Bd, 1-1/2 bath, bi-level, laundry Old City Fab$995 ultra mod 1 & 2Bd's, deck $995-1350 Spruce & 16th Old World, 1 & 2Bd's, hardwood University City 3Bd, 2 bath, totally renovated Art Area Ultra Mod 1 & 3Bd's, W/D, Deck, ParkingSpring $950-1750 Garden Collonade-Extremely Nice Studio $825-1375 Old City Fab ultra mod 1 & 2Bd's, deck Q.V. 3rd & Bambridge 1 & 2Bd's, W/W, C/A $1950 University City 3Bd, 2 bath, totally renovated Spring Garden & 19th Studio, hardwood, Heat incl. Spring Garden Collonade-Extremely Nice Studio Fairmount &$700 18th Mod 1Bd, C/A, W/D $600-675 Q.V. 3rd & Bambridge 1 & 2Bd's, W/W, C/A Mt. Vernon & 21st Gret Studio, Yard, Laundry $375 1Bd, parquet floors, yard Spring Garden & 19th Studio, hardwood, Heat incl. Wallace & 20th $625 Fairmount & 18th Mod 1Bd, C/A, W/D Aspen & 26th 1Bd, W/W, laundry $600 Mt. Vernon & 21st Gret Studio, Yard, Laundry $700 Wallace & 20th 1Bd, parquet floors, yard $600 Aspen & 26th 1Bd, W/W, laundry



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(23rd & Bainbridge Vicinity) 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath house w/ Garage. Large Deck w/ City views. Avail 01/01.

(Between South & Bainbridge) 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath house. WD, DW, Gas heat. Window AC. Avail 12/01.

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• This exceptional large corner condominium has been artfully designed, beautifully customized and provides the maximum in easy stylish living. • 1800+ sq. ft. plus a large covered balcony provide ample room in a grand one-level living. • A large passenger elevator makes this building handicap accessible. • Dedicated parking in a safe, well-lit space. • Minutes from Center City, Sports Complex, International Airport, Walt Whitman Bridge, I-95. • Included in Sale: All Permanently attached Items. • Excluded from Sale: All Personal Property not Permanently Attached. • Approx. Six Year remaining Tax Abatement. • Current Annual Taxes $462.00. • Condo Association: Approx. Monthly fee $249.00. • As per Assoc.: No Dogs (any size) No Boats, No Trucks.

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P H I L A D E L P H I A W E E K LY November 23 - 29, 2011

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16 Spectacular New Construction Townhomes for rent in Queen Village! This NEW gated community & development located at 5th & Montrose St features 3 beds, 3 baths, and one car garages in a private courtyard setting w/ 2100 SF of Living Space. Call today to schedule an appointment to visit our completed model and reserve your unit now while they still last!

MOVE IN DATE DEC. 1ST, 2011. Rent $2450 & up. Call: 215-266-7118


RITTENHOUSE SQUARE/FITLER SQUARE 20th & WALNUt King Size Studio in High rise w/Doorman, All utilities included, Hardwood floors, Laundry. AVAILABLE JANUARY!


WASHINGTON SQUARE WEST/AVENUE OF THE ARTS/OLD CITY 2Nd & MARKEt Modern One Bedroom in the Heart of Old City, Good light, High ceilings, Hardwood floors, Washer/Dryer, Dishwasher, Central air. AVAILABLE NOW!


10th & CLINtON Bright Studio on tree-lined street, Hardwood floors, All utilities included, Laundry on premises. AVAILABLE NOW!


BROAd & SPRUCE Studio in High rise building, Newer kitchen, Hardwood floors, Air conditioner, Gas included, Laundry on premises. AVAILABLE NOW!


12th & WALNUt One Bedroom in Elevator building, Hardwood floors, Central air, Dishwasher, Laundry

The Packard Motor Car Building

P H I L A D E L P H I A W E E K LY November 23 - 29, 2011

She was the stunning showroom for Packard Motors with soaring window walls and a stunning limestone exterior. Today, her spacious studios, 1 and 2-bedroom apartments bring gracious elegance and every modern convenience to today’s most luxurious apartment living.

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Own a Beautiful, Newly Built Home in the Growing Point Breeze Neighborhood for Prices Ranging from $125,000* - $250,000! 11 New Homes Available at 17th & Manton Streets

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3 & 4 Bedroom Homes • 2.5 Bathrooms • Hardwood Bamboo Floors • Ceramic Tile Floors in Kitchen & Baths • High-Efficiency Gas-Fired Furnaces • Energy Star Rated Fixtures & Appliances • Central Air-Conditioning • Off-Street Parking for Most Houses One-Year Whole House Warranties

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1613-27 Germantown Avenue – Approx. 10,000 sq ft on one floor. Overhead door on 4th Street - $465,000.


2308 Sepviva Street – 2 ½ Bathrooms. Master Suite. Beautiful Kitchen. $225,000.


1321 E. Moyamensing Avenue – 17ft wide. 10’ ceilings. Open Stairways.$429,000.


2038 So. 22nd Street – Just Completed. New Front. 2 Master Suites. Large Kitchen. Deck. $198,000. 2049 Fernon Street – 2 Bedrooms. Hardwood floors. Open floor plan. Good Light. $110,000.


2223-2229 Wilder Street – 4 Lots. $104,000.

For More Information, Please Call Community Ventures at 215.564.6004 or South Philadelphia H.O.M.E.S. at 215.334.4430

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622 Wilder Street – 3 Bedrooms $110,000. 727 Dudley Street – Reduced! Renovated 3 bdrms. Hardwood floors – open stairway, Jacuzzi. $119,000.

Information & Applications Also Available at *$125,000 Houses are Wheelchair Accessible


525 West Olney Avenue – Renovated Store and Apt. Open a Business. $198,000.


1634 N Randolph Street – 20 x 100. $124,900.

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Champions Honored


Society Hill Office Listings

Prudential Fox & Roach, REALTORS® recently honored the Center City sales associates for their sales performance for the month of September at a monthly Breakfast of Champions. Sales associates honored include (sitting, left to right) George Maynes, Art Museum; Ezra Roulinavage*, Society Hill; Johanna Loke, 1818 Rittenhouse; Jason Griesser, Society Hill, Trident; Frank DeFazio, Society Hill; (standing, left to right) Ginny McCuen, Senior VP and regional sales manager; Galit Ambramovitz, of the City Block Team, Rittenhouse Hotel; Mikhal Mary* and Nadeen Hodge, Rittenhouse Hotel; John Cesarine, Society Hill; and Joan Docktor, Executive VP of Sales. Honored but not pictured were Nate Naness and Kathy and Patrick Conway, Society Hill; Jeff “City” Block, Rittenhouse Hotel.

Jeff “City” Block Rittenhouse Hotel Units & Volume

Mary Genovese Colvin Team

1818 Rittenhouse Volume & Listings

Stephen Ferguson 1818 Rittenhouse Units

Congratulations! Society Hill Sales Office received Prudential Real Estate’s prestigious award for the second quarter of 2011, in second place for residential units. This is one of the top three offices in the U.S. Northeast with a minimum of 76 sales associates.

Mike McCann and His 5-Star Team, of the Society Hill Office, was awarded for the second quarter of 2011 in the US Northeast, placing first for both residential units and residential gross commission income (GCI).

*Honored for their outstanding contribution to the Trident Group.

Prudential Fox & Roach, REALTORS has more than 57 sales offices and 3,750 associates serving the Tri-State area, including five Center City offices. Through its affiliate, The Trident Group, the company provides one-stop shopping and facilitated services to its clients including mortgage financing and title, property and casualty insurance. An Independently Owned and Operated Member of The Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. ®

P H I L A D E L P H I A W E E K LY November 23 - 29, 2011

Mike McCann & His 5-Star Team

of the Month”October Center City


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1101 S. 2nd Street Coming Soon Phase 3. Beautiful N/C w/ 3 bdrms, 2.5 bths, hrdwd flrs, deck & garage. $499,000

749 E. Passyunk Ave. Rarely offered Foster Wilson Design on the Golden Mile, 3+den/2+2, hrdwd flrs, fp,grdn & 2 cr prkg. $599,000

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1BR, wood floors, w/d, large bedroom suite, excellent living/ent. space

975 sf



3 BR + den, 3.5Ba, marble foyer, formal dining rm, sunny eat-in kitchen, 10’ ceilings, moldings, oak herring bone floors, 3 gas fireplaces 3,293 sf $2,900,000 BaRClay 2 BR + den, 2.5 Ba, magnificent original details paired with mod. amenities, beautifully appointed eat-in kitchen, Rittenhouse square views 3,889 sf $2,200,000 the Rittenhouse Penthouse, 2BR (or 3), 2 full bath, 2 half bath, high end finishes and appointments throughout, balcony with city views, originally $4,200,000 3,952 sf $2,675,000 lanesBoRough 3BR, 3.5Ba, brand new, very high ceilings, his and hers master bath, custom kitchen, exquisite detail throughout. 3,467 sf $2,395,000 220 W. Rittenhouse sq. Magnificent custom home with 3BR’s, 2.5Ba, balcony over Rittenhouse square, chef’s kit., wonderful enter. space, lavish master suite 3,682 sf $1,975,000 the Rittenhouse 3BR, 2.5Ba, magnificent tieenhouse square & sunset views, pristine condition, great entertaining space, marble baths 2,644 sf $1,895,000 2228 sPRuCe stReet townhome with 5BR plus den, 3.5Ba, private garden, lots of natural light, beautifully restored, original details with modern updates 4,338 sf $1,750,000 Rittenhouse Plaza 2BR + den CooP overlooking Rittenhouse square, custom chef’s kitchen, lavish master suite, formal entertaining space 2,306 sf $1,450,000 the WaRWiCk 3BR + den, 3.5Ba, open floor plan, chef’s kitchen, marble bath, north and south city views 2421 sf $1,195,000 the WaRWiCk 2BR + den, 3Ba, south facing views in all rooms, wood floors, chef’s kitchen, marble baths 1,614 sf $859,000 PaRC Rittenhouse 2BR, 2Ba, terrace on pool club deck, open custom kitchen, marble bath, wood floors 1,272 sf $775,000 2009 sPRuCe stReet 3BR + den, 2.5Ba, tri-level condominium, large private deck, luxurious master suite 2,844 sf $675,000 the WaRWiCk 2BR, 2Ba, open floor plan, luxurious master suite, marbleBa, wood floors, lots of light 1,199 sf $585,000 BaRClay 2BR, 2Ba, hardwood floors, building offers 24 hour doorman and gym, located on Rittenhouse square 1,075 sf $539,000

1,198 sf


1,085 sf


712 sf


1BR, 1Ba, balcony, open kitchen, hardwood floors, marble bath

765 sf


1BR, large kitchen, marble bathroom, wood floors

637 sf


SociETy hill Bank Building

Brand new 2 BR + den, 2.5 Ba home, lots of natural light, wood flrs, open chef’s kitchen, designerBa,

Bank Building

Raw space that can be designed and built into a custom home overlooking independence Mall

Bank Building

opportunity to create a custom home in a luxury, boutique condominium building on independence Mall

services available from adjoining oMni hotel

2,025 sf 3,068 sf 2017 sf

soCiety hill toWeRs

2BR, oneBa, parquet wood floors, washer/dryer, unobstructed river views, floor-to-ceiling windows

soCiety hill toWeRs

1BR, high floor, river view, investment opportunity

$1,100,000 $950,000 $549,900

1,200 sf


700 sf


wAShingTon SqUARE indePendenCe PlaCe

Bi-level penthouse, 2BR. 2.5Ba, 2 kitchens, impeccably finished throughout, amazing river and city views 4,500 sf

the liPPinCott


Custom 2BR, 2Ba home with high celing, lots of light, open chefs kitchen, luxurious master suite, direct view of Washington square

1,775 sf


indePendenCe PlaCe

2BR, 2Ba, beautifully ren. kit. andBa, balc. with city and river views, hdwd. flrs. in living areas

indePendenCe PlaCe

2BR, 2Ba, beautifully renovated throughout with open kitchen and designer bath, wood floors, balcony

indePendenCe PlaCe

1BR, 1.5Ba, alcove, completely renovated with gourmet kitchen, designerBa, amazing closets

indePendenCe PlaCe

1BR, 1Ba, balcony, laundry room, excellent condition

indePendenCe PlaCe

1BR, 1Ba, wood floors throughout, upgraded kitchen andBa, custom closets, balcony

stRiCkland RoW

2BR, 1Ba, bi-level, open kitchen, wood floors

1,977 sf 1,387 sf

$825,000 $719,900

1,118 sf


928 sf


928 sf


857 sf


aCadeMy house 1420 loCust stReet

the Bank Building 421 Chestnut stReet

1 bedroom, oversized windows, wood floors throughout, generous living space, 975 sf

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, split floor plan on high floor, eat-in kitchen, spacious living/dining room, 1314 sf

Brand new home with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, high-end custom finishes and features throughout, 2025 sf

Condo Fees: $980



Taxes: $224

Condo Fees: $958

Condo Fees: $1,210

Monthly Cost After Tax To Own: $2179

Taxes: $311

Taxes: $261

Monthly Cost After Tax To Own: $2590

Monthly Cost After Tax To Own: $4831

Allan Domb Real Estate 215.545.1500 •


Mortgage Financing available

Melissa Tagye 610-639-0984

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