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NEWS AND OPINION

By Tara Murtha

Dorian's Parlor the Premiere Party for Friendly Freaks and Geeks

It’s a recent Saturday night at the ballroom of the DoubleTree Hotel on Broad Street, and models with lean limbs and messily chic French braids gracefully glide across the stage in gowns of cream satin and lace. We’re at Dorian’s Parlor, Philadelphia’s monthly party for the steam-punk set and the many subgenres of friendly freaks and geeks—Goth, Ren Faire, gamers, fetish, theater kids—who fall under that one twirling parasol.

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Posted Mar. 23, 2011 | Comments: 0

MUSIC

By Chris Parker

Critic's Pick: Ron Sexsmith

Canadian songwriter Ron Sexsmith has a fey manner and boyish looks that could have him carded even now into his mid-40s. Those externalities contribute to a sense of his music as overly precious and sweet.

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Posted Mar. 23, 2011 | Comments: 0

NEWS AND OPINION

By Michael Alan Goldberg

Hack Attack at Hive76

Hive76 is part of an enormous wave of hackerspaces that have sprouted up across the country over the past few years, providing a physical location for tech-geeks, budding inventors and entrepreneurs, scientists and artists to gather and make their creative visions come to life.

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Posted Mar. 23, 2011 | Comments: 0

NEWS AND OPINION

By Tara Murtha

MilkBoy Coffee Learns the Cost of Doing Business in Philadelphia

The owners of MilkBoy Coffee, opening soon on 11th and Chestnut streets, say that with rates generally estimated to be between two and three times the rate of equally capable nonunion shops, it’s simply cost-prohibitive to hire all-union workers. But that didn't go over well with the Carpenters union.

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Posted Mar. 23, 2011 | Comments: 35