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NEWS AND OPINION

By Micaela Hester

The X-Tiles: A Decades-Long Art Mystery Turns Into a Shot at Sundance

In the early ’80s, cryptic messages had been popping up all over the streets of Philadelphia. License-plate-sized linoleum tiles appeared embedded in the pavement, proclaiming variants of a peculiar phrase likely to be familiar to Center City pedestrians: “TOYNBEE IDEA IN 2001 RESURRECT DEAD ON PLANET JUPITER.”

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Posted Feb. 16, 2011 | Comments: 17

SCREEN

By Sean Burns

Adam Sandler Bombs in Just Go With It

Sandler’s latest, laziest attempt at fusing romantic comedy tropes with nitwit frat-boy punch-lines isn’t just vile, it is the movie that reveals Sandler as his crass alter ego—an indole

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Posted Feb. 16, 2011 | Comments: 1

SCREEN

By Matt Prigge

The Housemaid Betrays Original

Though they traditionally do, a remake needn’t stem from a paucity of fresh ideas. Idealistically, it’s the chance to put an intensely personal stamp on familiar material, as a musician would do with a cover.

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Posted Feb. 16, 2011 | Comments: 0

ARTS AND CULTURE

By PW Staff

Calendar: Feb. 16-22

What's poppin' in Philly this week.

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Posted Feb. 16, 2011 | Comments: 0