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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

ARTS AND CULTURE > BOOKS

By Nia Ngina Meeks

In Memoriam: Amiri Baraka

Fellow poets, scholars remember the life and legacy of N.J.’s pioneering, polarizing wordsmith-warrior.

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Posted Jan. 15, 2014 | Comments: 3

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A few things: Singles, shows and “she-mail”
By Bill Chenevert

SINGLES Oh man! Robyn’s coming back, you guys. She and her boys Röyksopp have announced a mini-album ahead of their tour, both entitled Do It Again. Yesterday we got a snippet of “Monument,” the opening track for the May 26th release. And it is good. In a statement, the Norwegian DJ duo and producer homeboys to [...]

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I’m From Driftwood’s spring brunch on Sunday is the best meal in Philly this weekend
By Bill Chenevert

This Sunday is an opportunity for the best kind of gay brunch you could possibly wish for: all class, a great cause, super food and drink, live entertainment, prizes and, clearly, great company. Plus, you don’t need a reservation for ten on a Sunday afternoon because it’s already been made—you just have to RSVP/buy a [...]

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10 favorites from U Arts’ Art Unleashed 2014 exhibition, open through Tuesday
By Bill Chenevert

Last night, I got the distinct pleasure of perusing the Art Unleashed 2014 collection; it’s essentially a huge art show, collecting work from current students, alums and faculty, where everything’s for sale—and it’s for a good cause: supporting the University’s Sam S. McKeel Promising Young Artists Scholarship Fund. The best part: It doesn’t just feature [...]