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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: 0

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

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

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On the Record: Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, SOHN, Woods, Ingrid Michaelson, The Afghan Whigs, and Jessica Lea Mayfield
By Bill Chenevert

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks Enter The Slasher House (Domino) Sounds Like: Pretty much what you’d expect from the Animal Collective alum (maybe a little less pretentious); yes, there’s ominous darkness but the pretty pop synths and beats keep it cute. Free Association: For the Williamsburg Halloween party that isn’t really about Halloween. For Fans Of: Panda Bear/Stereolab + Ariel Pink, [...]

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Diva Death Match: Miley vs. Cher
By Bill Chenevert

It’s Hannah Montana against the “Half-Breed” goddess. Have a nice, clean fight, ladies: It’s been a solid five months since PW last pitted some divas at each other’s throats. It doesn’t take much: dropping a record or sharing separate city stages on the same night or in the same week, maybe dropping a single that jockeys [...]

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Why are Budweiser and Made In America being so weird about tickets?
By Bill Chenevert

It was a solid two or three months ago when an “Event invitation” to a seemingly-legit Budweiser Made in America weekend arrived on folks’ Faceplaces. Two events: one for each day, just like last year. It seemed like spam — no details of bands, no announcements had been made, etc. Then, Philly.com recently reported that the 3rd [...]