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By Stephen H. Segal

Spock taught me not to be racist—but not in the way you'd expect

Star Trek had made me anti-racist inside my own head, but it turned out that was no antidote against causing real offense in the real world.

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Posted Mar. 4, 2015 | Comments: 0

South Philly flower Carol Riddick sings the songs of Anita Baker

Riddick’s name has long been on the lips of local music tastemakers, but the beginnings of her wider success can be traced all the way back to 2003 when she appeared as a guest vocalist on Musiq Soulchild’s third LP, soulstar.

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Posted Feb. 25, 2015 | Comments: 0

Dan Savage brings DIY sex-movie festival to Union Transfer

The do-it-yourself erotic film festival celebrates the shared joy we find in being so diversely naughty.

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Posted Feb. 18, 2015 | Comments: 1

It's the week to get a tattoo—why do you want one?

The Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention offers all the glorious, multihued hows anyone could ever imagine. PW's body expert considers the whys.

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Posted Feb. 11, 2015 | Comments: 4

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By Josh Kruger

Right now, we’re all being bombarded by negative ads in the run up to next Tuesday’s primary.  Everybody hates this shit.  Specifically, two ads have gotten our attention lately:  One from the governor’s race and another from PA-13, which we’re referring to as “GIRL PLEASE” AND “AWESOME SAUCE TASTES LIKE…” First up, Tom Corbett’s take on Democrat Tom Wolf’s [...]

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“Tips for Jesus” hits Philly; man leaves $7,000
By Josh Kruger

There’s a mysterious, awesome movement afoot right now in America: It was (probably) begun by a corporate executive, and it’s hit more than a dozen cities across the country. The mission: make the world a better place one ridiculously large tip at a time. Usually to often overworked, underpaid waitstaff and bartenders. And it seems that [...]