Don't Drink the Kool-Aid

To: Kate Kilpatrick, A&E editor, Philadelphia Weekly From: Tommy Up Hi Kate. I did see that you needed this yesterday ... but I was extremely drunk at this place Walnut Room on Wednesday night danci...

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Posted Feb. 24, 2009 | Comments: 0

Don't Drink the Kool-Aid

My name's Tommy Up. I'm writing a new column in which I'll be looking at the social side of life in the city. Some sort of introduction is probably in order for those who don't know me. Allow me to ex...

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Posted Feb. 24, 2009 | Comments: 0

Don't Drink the Kool-Aid

Every week as I write this column I like to relax in my French double-ended clawfoot tub for a soothing bubble bath, a 16-ounce glass of Johnnie Walker Blue Label and a scrumptious Cobb salad to set t...

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Posted Feb. 24, 2009 | Comments: 0

Don't Drink the Kool-Aid

Rumsfeld. Santorum. K-Fed. These are the biggest villains of our time. Evil personified. Archetypes of our national nightmare. Handpicked by the big bossmen to hold the people down. Is it wrong to pi...

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Posted Feb. 24, 2009 | Comments: 0

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Queers and football mix tonight and what about Michael Sam?
By Bill Chenevert

It’s totally possible that Michael Sam’s slowly but surely making queer people sports fans: learning rules, checking scores, researching his draft prospects, etc. But this week is his week (we’re hoping) to be the first openly gay NFL player drafted into the league. It’s pretty thrilling, actually, on par with Jason Collins’ openness and barrier [...]

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Alexander Peters steals the show at PA Ballet’s “Director’s Choice”
By Bill Chenevert

Alexander Peters, above, photographed by Alexander Iziliaev for Pennsylvania Ballet. The Pennsylvania Ballet is currently staging “Director’s Choice,” three distinct pieces: “After The Rain,” The Accidental” and “Grieg: Piano Concerto.” They’re striking and beautiful, and only the third resembles a truly grand and formal (PA) ballet. Maintaining their status as the premiere company in the [...]

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The most anticipated record releases of May and June
By Bill Chenevert

That’s the Queen Freedia herself up there, looking totally sickening and ready to tackle her largest audience yet with upcoming Just Be Free. There are more than a handful of juicy upcoming releases that we can look forward to before summer even hits, and we broke em’ down by release week for you. Our bets [...]