ARCHIVES > 2014 > FEB 05 ISSUE

NEWS AND OPINION > COVER STORY

By Michael A. Gonzales | photos by Kyle Cassidy

Forever badass: Melvin Van Peebles on his Philly funk gig and Sweetback memories

The 81-year-old godfather of blaxploitation cinema brings his indomitable cool — and his fusion band, Laxative — to Johnny Brenda's this weekend.

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Posted Feb. 5, 2014 | Comments: 3

ARTS AND CULTURE > BOOKS

By Bill Chenevert

John Dixon's new YA novel Phoenix Island draws inspiration from the "Kids for Cash" scandal

Pennsylvania’s notorious juvenile-detention scandal has spawned two new works of storytelling: a hard-hitting documentary that’s out this week, and a local author’s hot new young-adult adventure.

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Posted Feb. 4, 2014 | Comments: 0

FOOD

By Brian Freedman

Avance transforms Le Bec-Fin's old space into brilliant dining magic

Chef Justin Bogle and co. have successfully pulled off what many thought would be impossible: replacing a Philadelphia icon.

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Posted Feb. 4, 2014 | Comments: 0

NEWS AND OPINION

By Genevieve Valentine

Honest and unmerciful: Philip Seymour Hoffman

The actor’s actor, dead at 46, left a legacy that’s as impossible to forget as he is.

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Posted Feb. 3, 2014 | Comments: 0