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ARTS AND CULTURE

By Nicole Finkbiner

Philly Artists—Sick of the Mainstream Gallery System—Revive the Alternatives

For one reason or another—the high-ticket art work, snooty clientel and money-grubbing owners—many local artists see the traditional gallery scene as an outdated commercial system. And they want no part of it.

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Posted Dec. 14, 2011 | Comments: 12

NEWS AND OPINION

By Ada Kulesza

PA Moves Closer to Abortion-Free State as House Passes HB 1977

Two near-identical bills—Senate Bill 3 and House Bill 1977, which passed the House Monday night—seek to take away insurance coverage for abortions under Obamacare (aka the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act). The president’s plan will require states to establish a health exchange for people to buy medical insurance.

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SCREEN

By Sean Burns

Newest "Sherlock Holmes" Is Bigger, Louder—and Not as Good

Downey returns as Sherlock, briefly glimpsed guzzling embalming fluid but also working on a weird sort of autopilot. He’s phoning the role in, never appearing engaged or excited, and sorely lacking the prankish spirit that kinda carried the previous picture.

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ARTS AND CULTURE

By PW Staff

Calendar: Dec. 14-20

Harsh Vibes, Gleekercise, Summer Fiction and more to see & do this week in Philly.

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