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MUSIC

By Jeffrey Barg

With Folk Singer Greg Brown, the Past Is Always Present

His songs tend to call up a memory. Not necessarily of the first time you heard it—but a line or even an inflection will roll out, and suddenly the scenery changes and you’re back five, 10, 20 years.

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NEWS AND OPINION

By Brian McManus

Stranger Than Fiction: Philadelphia Noir

Noir is literary genre that does the sobering and thankless work of describing the life you’ve been dealt, not the one you wish you’d had. Crime writing without the detectives. And David Goodis, Philadelphia’s most famous unknown noir author, is experiencing a resurgence 44 years after passing thanks to the work of a dedicated few.

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NEWS AND OPINION

By Aaron Kase

Candidates for City Commission Speak Up

The three-member body in charge of the city’s elections—comprised of Marge Tartaglione, Joseph Duda and Anthony Clark—has garnered a list of complaints and allegations almost as long as the collective years they’ve been in office (Tartaglione was first elected in 1975; Duda in ’95; Clark in ’07).

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NEWS AND OPINION

By Tara Murtha

Renegade Reporters Become Heroes to a Struggling—and Scared—Kensington

For all the buzz in media circles about the importance of hyper-local news, some of the best coverage of the biggest story in the city, the Kensington Strangler, is being churned out by an underemployed cake-maker single mom and a crane operator out on disability.

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