David Dingwall Goes Balls Out

David Dingwall will do whatever it takes to get his shot at stardom. Write a 300-page semi-autobiographical novel titled David. Record a Latin ballad “to reach the Spanish-speaking audience.” He’d even get naked, slide into leopard-skin ball-huggers, stuff his package (allegedly with a chemically sedated gerbil) and ride the pole.

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What’s on Your Fuck-It List?

“Imagine there is no recession,” we told local artists. “Imagine you have all the financial resources in the world, and no responsibilities to speak of. What would you do with yourself then?”

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Fall Movie Guide

After a season so odious that everybody from die-hard populist Roger Ebert to The New York Times’ A.O. Scott penned editorials about how the sky is falling because their ignorant readers supported dreck like Transformers 2 to the tune of $400 million, might we put this summer of discontent behind us and look forward to more promising autumnal offerings?

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Fall Art Guide

Hip art, explosive programming and lots of competitions populate Philadelphia’s art scene this season as galleries, alternative spaces and museums look solid in spite of the recession.

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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 [...]