By Michael Alan Goldberg
It’s inevitable Torain will catch flak as a hip-hop turncoat, but that doesn’t seem to faze him. “I don’t give a fuck what anyone says about me,” he says. But Torain’s got plenty of fans and followers, too. Maybe his voice—deeply embedded in popular youth culture, rather than critical from afar—can turn the tide against “stop snitching” in a way that others haven’t.
By PW Staff
First Person Arts Story Slam, Pennsy Flea Market, King Django (right) & more to see and do this week in Philly.
By William C. Smith
Dwayne Booth seems like the typical mild-mannered man, middle-aged hipster model, with his round horn-rimmed glasses, thrift-store-chic wardrobe, tousled yet stylish haircut, and bemused expression. Which is why it's a bit jarring to learn how this unassuming Main Liner actually earns his living.
By Sean Burns
Jutting her jaw out and writhing manically, Kiera Knightley makes a ferocious entrance in David Cronenberg’s latest little bit of perversity. As Sabina Spielrein, a patient suffering from hysteria, Knightley’s heavily eroticized, larger-than-life performance threatens to obliterate the postcard scenery and upend the fussy period detail of her pre-WWI Zurich sanitarium. Which is, of course exactly the point.