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Get scared: South Philly’s Fright Factory

The man standing in front of the Fright Factory looks normal as I approach, but when he turns his head, there is a mass of gore on his face, half covering his eye. He stares at me with a blank expression as I explain that I’m there to take photographs. He does not speak, but […]

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Posted Oct. 22, 2014                

ARTS AND CULTURE > COMEDY

By Stephen H. Segal

John Hodgman on nerds, Obama, the end of the world and "Doctor Who"

Accepting existentially uncomfortable change is part of your job as a human, and that is what the show is about: what to do with your life when the world doesn’t end.

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Posted Oct. 15, 2014 | Comments: 1

ARTS AND CULTURE > COVER STORY

By Stephen H. Segal

'Sin' historian Karen Abbott exposes secret lives of women spies

PW's former star reporter delves into Civil War history in her new book, 'Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy.'

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Posted Oct. 15, 2014 | Comments: 1

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By Genevieve Valentine

A jazz student discovers how far he'll go to reach perfection in "Whiplash"

Andrew at first seems like any student in Fletcher’s class determined to be perfect: first for love of the music, then to avoid humiliation, then for reasons that become darker and harder to know.

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Posted Oct. 22, 2014 | Comments: 0

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