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What We Talk About When We Talk About Morrissey

[UPDATE: Since writing this piece I learned about a recent interview in which Morrissey said some really disgusting things downplaying the experiences of sexual abuse and harassment […]

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39 Things to Do Over the Long Weekend

Wednesday, November 22 Holiday Tree-Lighting Celebration @ Philadelphia Museum of Art Plus pay-what-you-wish admission and music by The York Street Hustle and Philadelphia Girls Choir. […]

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Music: 8 Shows to See in the Next 7 Days

Joy Again @ PhilaMOCA | Wednesday, November 22 Upbeat, eager and earnest, this young Philly band seems to be having a good time just hanging […]

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37 Things to Do This Weekend

Friday, November 17 A Die Hard Christmas @ Good Good Comedy Theatre Universally beloved Philly comedian Doogie Horner celebrates the release of his new illustrated […]

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Music: 10 Shows to See This Week

Settled Arrows @ Ortlieb’s | Wednesday, November 15 I like the way this avant-pop Philly band does it. Their sound is ambitious, artful and cinematic […]

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Concert Reviews: Regina Spektor & The Mountain Goats

Regina Spektor @ The Queen | Friday November 11 The Mountain Goats @ Union Transfer | Saturday, November 12 A two-in-one concert review is basically […]

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33 Things to Do This Weekend

Friday, November 10 Pennsylvania Ballet @ Merriam Theater The PAB presents three new ballets, the first two being world premieres: Tilt by choreographer Helen Pickett […]

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Music: The Lovely Doom of “I Melt With You”

The first time I heard the New Wave megahit “I Melt with You” — released in 1982 but popular at school dances well into the […]

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The Return of Paul Green: He’s Back to Rock Your Kids

These days, rock schools are a big business. The founded-in-Philly School of Rock now boasts 140 locations and more than 17,000 students around the world. […]

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Music: 12 Shows to See This Week

Eleanor Friedberger @Johnny Brenda’s | Wednesday, November 8 The sister half of The Fiery Furnaces plays a solo show. Her last record, the groovy, folkie […]

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37 Things to Do This Weekend

Friday, November 3 The Gap @ The Drake Azuka Theatre presents a world premiere by Philadelphia playwright Emma Goidel. The Gap is a dark comedy […]

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Music: 11 Shows to See in the Next 7 Days

Sleepy Limbs @ The Barbary | Wednesday, November 1 So many good bands come from Lancaster. In this case I’m talking about Sleepy Limbs, who […]

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52 Things to Do This Weekend

Friday, October 27 Michael McDonald @ Merriam Theater The former Doobie Brother with a voice as smooth and decadent as cool ranch dressing is known […]

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Music: 11 Shows to See This Week

Aminé @ TLA | Wednesday, October 25 Ya gotta like Portland rapper Aminé — he’s goofy, he’s clever, and he’s got a dirty mind and […]

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42 Things to Do This Weekend

Friday, October 20 Guns N’ Roses Was Here: 30 Years Later @ The Trocadero In celebration of the 30th anniversary of GnFnR’s concert at the […]