2. Drivers here like to blow red lights. If they can make it, they will.
3. Don’t leave your iPod/Phone/GPS/ or 34 cents in your car. Cars have been broken into for less.
4. Keep your cool. Philadelphians are angry, and yelling back at a competing driver may seem innocent, but next thing you know they could be out of the car with a tire iron. (M.P.)
1. Frankinstien Bike Works, 1529 Spruce St.
2. Neighborhood Bike Works, 3916 Locust Walk
3. Bikeline, 1028 Arch St.
4. Bicycle Revolutions LTD, 712 S. Fourth St.
5. Trophy Bikes, 3131 Walnut St. (M.P.)
1. Wawapalooza 4: Damaged Goods. Short films and plays parodying everything Philly from Eagles fans to hipster mustaches. Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. Eighth St. Sept. 3-11. idratherbehere.com
2. The Waitstaff’s Real Housewives of South Philly. Local sketch comedy group. L’Etage Cabaret, 625 Bainbridge St. Sept. 5-19. thewaitstaff.com/MainNew.htm
3. Main Line-O-Mania! Another take on The Real Housewives of Philadelphia, but this one’s a live ‘episode’ featuring charity fundraising and gold diggers. Moonstone Arts Center, 110A S. 13th St. Sept. 3, 6, 16. livearts-fringe.org (Ellen Freeman)
1. Philadelphia Record Exchange, 618 S. Fifth St. A small little shop off of South Street, PRE sells a wide selection of records, focusing on rock.
2. Repo Records, 538 South St. Another South Street store, it’s small with a wide selection of rock music and a good smattering of everything else.
3. The Marvelous, 208 S. 40th St. A basement room filled with records and CDs (and instruments and audio equipment), the store lives up to its name. The staff are some of the most knowledgeable in the city: Ask for a suggestion.
4. Funk O Mart, 1107 Chestnut St. A giant subterranean playland, specializing in funk, soul, R&B, and hip-hop, with a wide selection of vinyl, CDs, cassettes and DJ equipment.
5. Sidewalk Record Sales, Everywhere. These sales are the greatest record shops. For starters, look for the Clark Park record sale and the annual Eastern State Penitentiary sidewalk sale. You might want to check out a show at the First Unitarian Church on Chestnut sometime as well, as the promoters often set up crates of records for sale in the back of the hall. (M.P.)
Make the most of your shoebox. For example, put your bottle opener where you can see it: On the wall!
After decades of students’ complaints, Congress has taken note. A federal law that took effect July 1 mandates more transparency between college textbook publishers and the students and faculty they serve.
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