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NEWS AND OPINION

By Tara Murtha

Philadelphia Man Seeks Answers 44 Years After Witnessing Brother's Foster-Care Death

Charles Stecker was only 4 years old when he saw his foster mother kill his 2-year-old brother Eddie, but he remembers it like it was yesterday. “She came in our room. There was a plastic pin in the crib,” recalls Stecker, referring to a bowling pin, a part of a children’s toy bowling kit. “She picked [the bowling pin] up and swung it at him and told him to shut his fucking mouth. When she hit him she caught him in the back of his head.”

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ARTS AND CULTURE

By Brian McManus

The Real Doug Stanhope Stands Up

Ladies and Germs, Brutal Honesty has a name. It’s Doug Stanhope. He’s from Arizona, and has been a traveling standup comedian for more than 20 years, at which time he’s spewed his unique brand of uncompromised vitriol over countless audiences.

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SCREEN

By Matt Prigge

Q&A With Eva Green, the Hottest and Brainiest Bond Girl Who Ever Lived

Eva Green’s two most prominent film roles to date exist at opposite sides of the taste spectrum: Bernardo Bertolucci’s controversial, sex-filled The Dreamers (her debut), and Casino Royale. Over green tea in a swanky Union Square hotel, PW spoke with Green about Cracks and Michael Haneke.

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NEWS AND OPINION

By Aaron Kase

Al Schmidt Doesn't Need Republicans to Win This Election

Part of the candidate's appeal to voters lies in his outsider status. Currently, the establishment RCC is the subject of a grand jury investigation for “irregularities” in last year’s committee elections—i.e., voter fraud. And the Commissioner’s Office itself has been implicated in a number of shady dealings over the decades. “It’s an office that’s comfortable being out of the public eye,” Schmidt says.

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