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MUSIC

By Brian McManus

Super Pak: The Spiritual Odyssey of Mad Decent's PO PO

Here it was: every musician’s worst nightmare. Jahan Zeb Malik, “Zeb” to friends, was living in his tiny practice space on Columbus Boulevard, sleeping on a dirty mattress he’d crammed in amongst the maze of gear and the straggle of guitar cords. He had no shower. No fridge. No stove. No closet.

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Posted Feb. 28, 2012 | Comments: 0

NEWS AND OPINION

By Aaron Kase

Employees in the Controller's Office Should Think Twice About Swearing

Employees in City Controller Alan Butkovitz's office are walking on eggshells after two separate incidents in recent months involving the use of naughty words resulted in the firing of one auditor and the investigation of another dozen employees.

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Posted Feb. 29, 2012 | Comments: 24

NEWS AND OPINION

By Tara Murtha

PA Offers Little Protection for Gay Victims of Hate Crimes

Edward “Blaze” Waters has been living in his house on Orthodox Street in the city’s Frankford section for 20 years, and has been sharing it with his boyfriend, 34-year-old Justin Benoit, for the last two. They say a couple weeks ago, they came home to find a homemade sign, a slab of wood bigger than a door, propped up on the porch of their neighbor’s house. Since the houses are only about a foot apart, the sign—which had “MOVE FAGS” spray-painted on it—towered over the couple’s front porch space.

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Posted Feb. 29, 2012 | Comments: 7

ARTS AND CULTURE

By J. Cooper Robb

Tim Miller Responds to Villanova's Cancellation of His Theater Workshop

Miller, who believes his sexual orientation was a factor in the decision, says he was “shocked by President Donohue’s grotesque mischaracterization of my performance work. I was surprised that he behaved so unethically and undermined academic freedom for the professors and students at Villanova, but the reasons he gave were bizarre and misinformed. I have performed at hundreds of universities all over the country, many of them with religious affiliation, including Catholic.”

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Posted Feb. 27, 2012 | Comments: 3