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NEWS AND OPINION

By Michael Alan Goldberg

There Goes the Eraserhood: Why Local Artists Are Hoping to Preserve the Callowhill District's Gritty Past

An 11-day Lynch-themed art exhibit at the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art is not just a celebration of the director, but a declaration of love and allegiance to a neighborhood full of character and history—a place some believe embodies the so-very-Lynchian notion of beauty in decay—that some say is on the verge of, well, being erased.

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Posted Jul. 11, 2012 | Comments: 8

ARTS AND CULTURE

By PW Staff

Calendar: July 11-17

Bastille Day, Best Coast, "Midsummer Night's Dream" and more to see & do this week in Philly.

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Posted Jul. 11, 2012 | Comments: 0

NEWS AND OPINION

By Michael Alan Goldberg

City Lawyer Linda Medley Is Trying to Help Fix Our Vacant-Lot Problem

A self-described workaholic, Medley spends her days advising members of Philadelphia’s Vacant Property Review Committee in hearings to approve or deny applications from people who want to purchase empty lots next door to build a garden, or buildings they intend to turn into businesses or other commercial enterprises. Even the seemingly small transactions, she says, drive neighborhood transformation in ways city residents don’t always notice.

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Posted Jul. 11, 2012 | Comments: 1

SCREEN

By Matt Prigge

"Take This Waltz" is a Depressingly Profound Look at Relationships

The two don’t communicate beyond jokes, and foreplay involves childish playing before pulling off their undies beneath the covers like scared teenagers.

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Posted Jul. 10, 2012 | Comments: 0