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By Matt Prigge

"The Master" Not Quite the Scientology Takedown We Expected

Paul Thomas Anderson’s absurdly dense new period epic was initially sold as a takedown of religion, with Philip Seymour Hoffman playing Lancaster Dodd, the enigmatic leader of a Scientology-like cult.

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Posted Sep. 21, 2012 | Comments: 0

ARTS AND CULTURE

By Stephen H. Segal

2012 Fall Guide: Beer & Food Events

Question: Is Yuengling really going to give everyone in Philly a free beer? Answer: It sure sounds like it. Sept. 28 has been dubbed National Drink Beer Day.

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Posted Sep. 19, 2012 | Comments: 0

ARTS AND CULTURE

By Matt Prigge

2012 Fall Guide: Movies

Any or all of these may not wind up worthy of sarcasm, but the following 11 are, in this writer’s wizened estimation, a surer bet. (Note: The dates are super-tentative, and one or two may never hit Philadelphia— so stay tuned, cinephiles.)

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Posted Sep. 19, 2012 | Comments: 0

ARTS AND CULTURE

By Eugene Holley Jr.

2012 Fall Guide: Books

It’s that time of year again when—theoretically, anyway—we finish up our trashy beach novels and start to look for more substantial fiction and non-fiction autumnal offerings to warm us for the coming winter. Whether you’re stowing your reading material on a bookshelf or an app, these new and upcoming titles promise to add colorful narratives of all kinds to your library.

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Posted Sep. 19, 2012 | Comments: 1