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NEWS AND OPINION

By Matt Prigge

Philadelphia Welcomes the First International Free Speech Film Festival

In the wake of recent revolutions in the Middle East and Africa—and of international civil-rights debates ranging from Iran to America’s own cities—putting out a global call for films about those sorts of topics should be a powerful tool for spotlighting both the issues and the documentary storytellers working hard to present them.

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Posted May. 16, 2012 | Comments: 0

ARTS AND CULTURE

By J. Cooper Robb

A Man's Effort to Protect His Sons Comes at a Cost in "The Walworth Farce"

The only member of the family who leaves the flat is Sean, who makes a daily trip to the supermarket to fetch the props for that evening’s performance (roast chicken figures prominently in their little production and doubles as the family’s dinner). They have maintained this exact routine for 20 years. They clearly follow the creed that the show must go on.

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Posted May. 16, 2012 | Comments: 0

NEWS AND OPINION

By Dan Savage

Savage Love

I work in an office tower in downtown Seattle. From time to time, I go to a bathroom on a mostly deserted floor, go into a stall, and rub out a quick one.

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Posted May. 15, 2012 | Comments: 1

MUSIC

By Kevin Brosky

East Hundred Frontwoman Beril Guceri Talks About the Band Ending

Philly five-piece East Hundred just ended their impressive eight-year run with a show last week at Johnny Brenda’s to a room packed full of family, friends and fans.

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Posted May. 15, 2012 | Comments: 0