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Philly clergy hit with tear gas in Ferguson as librarians come to community’s rescue

In addition to garnering the rapt attention of America’s media, the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, following the police killing of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown have inspired action here in Philadelphia. Along with vigils and protests here in the city, the Philadelphia Daily News recently reported that members of Philadelphia’s faith community have traveled to Ferguson to peacefully demonstrate and show […]

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Posted Aug. 21, 2014                

Calendar: August 20-27

PW’s Concerts in the Park; First Person Arts StorySlam; Tara Hendricks; CityFitGirl Retreat; and more!

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Posted Aug. 20, 2014 | Comments: 0

SCREEN > CAPSULES

By Genevieve Valentine

Despite promise, "Life After Beth" can't decide its course

Is it a zombie drama on a small scale, framed by grief? Is it a satire of end-of-relationship dramas? The answer gets lost in the middle.

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Posted Aug. 20, 2014 | Comments: 0

FOOD

By Brian Freedman

Bacon, beets & beer come together at Society Hill Society

Pickled white asparagus, each snappy finger of it swirling with a coriander-complex brine and the lot of them crowned with hen of the woods mushrooms, found a fabulous foil in the layer of homemade farmer’s cheese spread between it and the slices of Metropolitan sourdough.

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Posted Aug. 20, 2014 | Comments: 0

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    By Dan Savage

    If the only thing you like about your current girlfriend is the fact that she’s trans, you’re probably guilty of objectifying her....

  • Wine with Mexican Food? Sí!
    By Brian Freedman

    First, Mexican food in Philadelphia has become so layered, so complex, that it easily meshes with the character of a solid bottle of wine...

  • Identity, fame go through the ringer in "Frank"
    By Genevieve Valentine

    Joyfully stomping down the line between comedy and tragedy, the pitch-black "Frank" benefits from a nimble cast....

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