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ARTS AND CULTURE

By Katherine Rochester

Why Are So Many Philly Art Galleries Closing?

The subsequent closures of Possible Projects, Extra Extra and Jolie Laide have cast a long shadow, raising questions about what makes Philly simultaneously such a great and such an infuriating city in which to run an art space. Because, sure, the art scene is a revolving door, but it doesn’t always swing this fast. What’s behind the recent wave of closures—and why are some spaces opting to turn away from the nonprofit model entirely?

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Posted Aug. 8, 2012 | Comments: 12

ARTS AND CULTURE

By PW Staff

Calendar: August 8-14

A dragon boat competition, an SPCA block party, the Kensington Picnic and more to see and do this week in Philly.

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Posted Aug. 8, 2012 | Comments: 1

NEWS AND OPINION

By Dan Savage

Savage Love

I’m 16 and I like my friend’s mom, who is 35. She’s married and has two kids. But I really like her. What should I do?

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Posted Aug. 8, 2012 | Comments: 0

NEWS AND OPINION

By Randy LoBasso

Philly's Homeless Struggle to Get IDs Under the New Voter Law

With all the talk about the working poor and elderly being denied access to the polls due to the new voter-ID law, the homeless have been almost universally ignored in the debate.

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Posted Aug. 8, 2012 | Comments: 4