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MUSIC

By Elliott Sharp

The Rise of Philly's Up-and-Coming-est DIY Concert Promoter, Phonographic Arts

"Philadelphia's a real city," hollers Pat Troxell, trying to make himself heard over the Beyonce tune blaring through the diner. "If I could live anywhere in the world right now, it would be right here." The 28-year-old underground-rock promoter is putting his money where his mouth is, along with his friend and partner, 33-year-old Cliff Shumaker, who moved to Philadelphia two years ago with the dream of turning his DIY record label, Phonographic Arts, into something bigger.

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Posted Apr. 4, 2012 | Comments: 5

SCREEN

By Sean Burns

"The Raid: Redemption" Is a Triumph in Fight Choreography but Easily Forgettable

Iko Uwais stars as Rama, an idealistic rookie with a pregnant wife at home and a dark family secret or two that may just come out during the movie’s Spartan plotting. A superstar in the Indonesian martial art known as silat, Uwais is a genius with his fists.

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Posted Apr. 3, 2012 | Comments: 3

SCREEN

By Matt Prigge

An Aging Man Finally Decides to Put Himself First in "The Salt of Life"

Frazzled by his mother’s over-spending and the fear that he could, if left unattended, become just another old man wasting his autumn years, Gianni decides to look for love—or at least lust over Italy’s scantily dressed lasses.

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Posted Apr. 3, 2012 | Comments: 0

SCREEN

By Matt Prigge

Six Art House Sequels

The 400 Blows doesn’t exactly cry for a follow-up; its iconic final freeze-frame says it all. A few years later, though, François Truffaut wondered what would happen if its troubled young hero, Antoine Doinel, had aged as in life.

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Posted Apr. 3, 2012 | Comments: 0