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Why a cigarette tax won’t save Philly schools

Things hit a snag late Monday afternoon when a proposed cigarette tax to pay for Philly schools was sent from the Pennsylvania state Senate back to the House, delaying it—and the potential of millions of dollars in revenue—indefinitely. It’s part of an ongoing story that’s about as infuriating as any to come out of Harrisburg […]

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Posted Jul. 10, 2014                

Calendar: July 9-16

Sandra Bernhard; Adam Lambert + Queen; Pure Classic; Bastille Day; and more.

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Posted Jul. 8, 2014 | Comments: 0

SCREEN > CAPSULES

By Genevieve Valentine

Thrills and laughs make "Trollhunter" perfect midnight fare

The genre-tweaking mockumentary is screening as part of Philadelphia Film Society’s “Graveyard Shift” midnight-movie series.

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Posted Jul. 9, 2014 | Comments: 0

SCREEN > COLUMNS

By Genevieve Valentine

Genevieve Spoils Everything: Ebert's brilliant, well-lived "Life"

Beloved film critic Roger Ebert did more than masterfully decode movies. He put his stamp on them.

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Posted Jul. 9, 2014 | Comments: 0

I am a slightly fat single gay man, and this is an issue

Summertime is when we get to see what’s been hiding under all our dark colors and layers for months. If you’re anything like me, it’s the season you get to look at other people and wish you looked so good shirtless

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Posted Jul. 9, 2014 | Comments: 12

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    By Dan Savage

    I am a straight female who was a dominatrix for a while—and out of all the jobs I’ve had, I loved it the most. But professional dommes aren’t immune to workplace romances,...

  • First Person Arts Podcast: Sexual Identity Via The Scientific Method

    Trevor, a Catholic schoolboy living in what he describes as a very gay neighborhood in Denver, employs the scientific method to come to terms with—or rather, “deduce”—his...

  • "Life Itself" a sincere love letter to Ebert's career, legacy
    By Genevieve Valentine

    Via his glimpses of Roger Ebert at home and at work, director Steve James tells a story of the death of someone who, for many, feels like one of the family....

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