Fall Guide 2009

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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Fall Books Guide

This is the literary season for Generation X, it seems. Now these former wunderkinds are the literary establishment—and unsurprisingly, their offerings are dominated by themes of lost youth and awkward adulthood.

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Fall Food and Drink Guide

PW’s roundup of where to learn about food, where to eat food, where to buy food.

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Fall Guide: Live Music

We’ve got legends popping up every week or so, white-hot newbies showing off their wares, and the best from nearly every genre busting through the city over the next couple months.

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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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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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Fall Theater Guide

After an impressive 2008-’09 season, the area’s theaters begin the 2009-’10 campaign with a number of promising productions.


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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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