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SCREEN

By Sean Burns

A Cranky Director Spills on Tamara Drewe

What follows is an edited transcript of a spectacularly awkward conversation with Oscar-nominated Stephen Frears, which was punctuated by epic silences and should serve as a cautionary tale to never open with a lame joke.

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Posted Oct. 26, 2010 | Comments: 0

NEWS AND OPINION

By Nick Powell

Dems Defend State Representative Seats in Pa.

While the country braces itself for a potential Republican onslaught in Congress, Philadelphia’s Democratic state representatives can breathe easy knowing that their stranglehold on the city will likely remain. The word “race” in these elections is a misnomer, as history dictates that the Democrats have already crossed the finish line in many of the districts.

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Posted Oct. 26, 2010 | Comments: 0

NEWS AND OPINION

By Nick Powell

Why Are Young Voters So Apathetic?

Just two years after Obama’s soaring rhetoric and promises of change convinced normally apathetic 18 to 29 year olds to vote in record numbers—turnout was 51 percent—polls suggest that the magic will not prove nearly as convincing this time around. A Rock the Vote survey taken in September that polled young voters from ages 18 to 29 showed that 59 percent are more cynical about politics now than in 2008.

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Posted Oct. 26, 2010 | Comments: 0

NEWS AND OPINION

By Randy LoBasso

Senate Showdown: Joe Sestak vs. Pat Toomey

Other than a self-professed love of their country, Joe Sestak and Pat Toomey have perhaps nothing in common. Which is why their battle for Pennsylvania isn’t just a fight for the next six years of our Senate representation. It’s a battle for the state’s soul.

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Posted Oct. 26, 2010 | Comments: 12