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ARTS AND CULTURE

By PW Staff

Calendar: June 20-26

Air guitar, the Hives, chef throwdowns, zombies & more to see and do this week in Philly.

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Posted Jun. 20, 2012 | Comments: 0

NEWS AND OPINION

By Randy LoBasso

A New Book Sees Camden as a Harbinger of Unsettling Things to Come

Both men have spent decades reporting from dangerous places around the world: the Middle East, Central America, Africa, the Balkans. Now, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges and American Book Award-winning cartoonist Joe Sacco are taking readers on a tour of their darkest subject yet: America.

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SCREEN

By Matt Prigge

Sadly, "Whores’ Glory" Is Not an Epic Redemption Film

A triptych that takes us to Bangkok, Bangladesh and a cut-off, motel-strewn section of Mexico called “The Zone,” the film gets viewers acclimated to how each sex system works. Thai hookers pose behind glass for men who complain that their wives are “cold fish” in bed. “Mothers” in Bangladesh keep watch over a limited number of young employees, who have to feed the unlimited sexual appetites of their crowded district’s hugely horny men.

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SCREEN

By Matt Prigge

"Your Sister’s Sister" Captures the Sibling Bond Wonderfully

Reeling from his brother’s death, Jack (Mark Duplass) is invited by friend Iris (Emily Blunt) to do some solo R&R at her family cabin. He arrives to find it already occupied by Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt), Iris’ half-sister. A couple drinks later and Hannah, who’s gay, throws sexual preference to the wind for a hetero roll in the hay. Then Iris, who’s in love with Jack, shows up. Also, Hannah, who wants a baby, may have knowingly foisted a faulty condom onto Jack’s Malcolm Gladwell.

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