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By Gary Introne

Gabriel García Márquez, 1927-2014

The revered author, gone from us now, created worlds where everything seems allowed, and the most decrepit can sing their own tales and eulogies without decomposing.

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Posted Apr. 23, 2014 | Comments: 1

ARTS AND CULTURE > BOOKS

By Sean Corbett

Photographer Dustin Fenstermacher takes cats & spring break seriously

With his recognizable editorial, portrait and documentation work, jumping between weightlifting competitions, lingerie football games, comic-cons and gun shows, Fenstermacher captures an honesty in the weirdness.

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Posted Apr. 16, 2014 | Comments: 4

ARTS AND CULTURE > BOOKS

By Randy LoBasso

The Head & the Hand presses forward for Fishtown

One book at a time, independent publisher Nic Esposito is lifting his neighborhood’s profile.

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Posted Mar. 26, 2014 | Comments: 0

ARTS AND CULTURE > BOOKS

By Stephen Segal

PW's Weekend Picks

Beer for a good cause; the 25th annual Celebration of African Cultures; the Philly Auto Show and more.

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Posted Feb. 7, 2014 | Comments: 0

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“Cambodian Son” tells of imprisoned, exiled immigrant
By Bill Chenevert

Kosal Khiev’s story is both devastatingly sad and a triumph of the spoken word. Director Masahiro Sugano met him in Cambodia and the story he tells with his stark documentary, “Cambodian Son,” is almost too bizarre to believe. Honestly, the best way to clearly communicate the heft of Khiev’s first 30 years is to show [...]

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Tonight’s Franklin Institute Awards continue a legacy of science, innovation
By Kennedy Allen

It’s safe to say that Benjamin Franklin is Philadelphia’s most renowned adopted son. While born in Boston, good ol’ BF has done more for this city than he’s given crdit. Sure, the discovery of electricity and the invention of bifocals were important in their own right. But it is the driving force of curiosity that [...]

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Hoots & Hellmouth moving into Boot & Saddle for May — and B&S’ menu now has a burger
By Bill Chenevert

Photo by Deneka Peniston, provided by the band. In the Great Things Happening in Philadelphia Music Department, you can watch Hoots & Hellmouth work out new material over the course of four dates on Broad Street with what they’re calling a residency. Boot & Saddle and R5 are giving the local heroes carte blanche to take [...]