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ARTS AND CULTURE

By PW Staff

Calendar: May 2-8

Drag show, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Willie Nelson and more to see & do this week in Philly.

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NEWS AND OPINION

By Michael Alan Goldberg

David Darwin Proves That One-Man Sideshows Can Be Successful

On a really good day, he can make a couple thousand bucks amusing corporate execs or college kids with his 45-minute act. On a not-so-good day, he might pull in 50 bucks doing the exact same routine at a Philly bar. Most importantly, though, Darwin has supported himself entirely with some version of his ever-changing act for all of his adult life.

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ARTS AND CULTURE

By J. Cooper Robb

A Man Obsesses Over the Loss of His Hand in "A Behanding in Spokane"

A determined but warped individual, Carmichael has spent the last 27 years in search of his missing hand, which he insists was cut off by a group of demented hillbillies who kidnapped him and then, just for kicks, held his hand against a railroad track while it was run over by a speeding car. The hillbillies then waved goodbye to young Carmichael with his own detached hand.

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Letters to the Editor

The writer lost me when [she] wrote about gun control after stating earlier that the murders were committed with illegally-owned guns. Gun-control laws will have no effect on these people. They don’t work when guns are readily available through illegal sources, and the city doesn’t seem to be doing much about taking them off the street.

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