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ARTS AND CULTURE

By PW Staff

Calendar: Jan. 25-31

Rigor Mortis Revue (right), swing dancing, film fests & more to do and see this weekend in Philly.

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Posted Jan. 24, 2012 | Comments: 0

NEWS AND OPINION

By Randy LoBasso

Iraq War Veterans Turn to Marijuana for Managing PTSD Symptoms

Jason Mays is the first to admit that he has a bad attitude. “I’m an asshole trying not to be an asshole,” says the 28-year-old West Oak Lane native. “That would probably be the best way to put it.” Since returning from his tour of duty in Iraq in 2004, the war vet has been fighting an intense battle with post-traumatic stress disorder, an anxiety condition triggered by a terrifying event that produces flashbacks, nightmares and fear. Mays is one of up to 20 percent of returning vets that Veterans Affairs estimates suffer from PTSD.

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Posted Jan. 25, 2012 | Comments: 19

MUSIC

By Jennifer Kelly

Critic's Pick: Motörhead

“We are Motörhead, and we play rock ’n’ roll,” says Lemmy Kilmister, who has helmed the world’s loudest band for more than 35 years. Even now, in his 60s, he can still carry off the sleeveless T and leather vest look beloved by metalheads everywhere.

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Posted Jan. 25, 2012 | Comments: 1

SCREEN

By Matt Prigge

Glenn Close Passes for a Man in "Albert Nobbs"

It was 1982 when Glenn Close first played Albert Nobbs, a woman in 19th century Ireland who, thanks to a short ’do and vaguely androgynous features, has passed herself off as a man, in order to reap the then-vocational benefits of the gender.

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Posted Jan. 25, 2012 | Comments: 1