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NEWS AND OPINION

By Tara Murtha

New Book by Penn Professor Asks: Why Aren't African-Americans Rioting?

“Why is it that black men who are unable to leave bleak, inner-city neighborhoods have turned their rage inward on one another and not, as they did 40 and 50 years ago, on the agents and symbols of a politics, culture and economy that exclude them from first-class citizenship?”

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Posted Nov. 23, 2011 | Comments: 18

NEWS AND OPINION

By Randy LoBasso

Advocacy Group Fight for Philly Goes to War for Jobs

Less than a year old, Fight for Philly already boasts hundreds of members and volunteers. With organization leaders covering each corner of the city, the advocacy group has been picking up some of the slack left behind when the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now (ACORN) went under—literally knocking on doors and asking residents what they want to see done in their neighborhood, then bringing those ideas back to the citywide group for an action event.

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Posted Nov. 23, 2011 | Comments: 4

SCREEN

By Sean Burns and Matt Prigge

PW's Film Critics List Their Top 50 Films

We won’t be regurgitating the same ol’ list of critics’ picks here. Compiled below is a highly subjective list of films that we feel are best. These films are personal favorites that we think are important, great motion pictures.

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Posted Nov. 22, 2011 | Comments: 4

ARTS AND CULTURE

By J. Cooper Robb

Everybody Hurts in Theatre Exile's "Gruesome Playground Injuries"

More of an idea for a play than a fully realized drama, Rajiv Joseph’s underdeveloped, 90-minute play focuses on Kayleen (Charlotte Ford) and Doug (Keith Conallen), who are misfits on the fringes of society. They meet as 8-year-olds in the infirmary at their parochial school and over the span of several decades are repeatedly reunited by an injury of some kind.

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Posted Nov. 23, 2011 | Comments: 0