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  • Bring the Paine!

    Screw fat old Ben Franklin and his 300th birthday. This city should be celebrating a real revolutionary, the man without whom there’d be no America. In Philadelphia,” babbles the radio, “everyone is reading about Benjamin Franklin … ” The madness…

  • It’s Just Lynch

    An Internet comic strip is another new frontier for the experimental filmmaker. Tweedle Dumb: The eight short episodes revolve around a raging apelike guy in an undershirt, filled with gas and venom.   DumbLand B You’ll Like It If You…

  • It’s Just Lynch

    An Internet comic strip is another new frontier for the experimental filmmaker. Tweedle Dumb: The eight short episodes revolve around a raging apelike guy in an undershirt, filled with gas and venom. DumbLand B You’ll Like It If You Like: South…

  • It’s Just Lynch

    An Internet comic strip is another new frontier for the experimental filmmaker.     DumbLand B You’ll Like It If You Like: South Park, Beavis and Butt-Head, David Lynch movies. David Lynch has found the Internet, and it’s not pretty. His…

  • What’s Up With

    … Chamillionaire Real name: Hakeem Seriki Age: 26 Hometown: Houston. Some background: Chamillionaire started off on Houston’s Swishahouse label with Paul Wall. They left in search of more money, put out the Get Ya Mind Correct mixtape and eventually parted ways on bad terms. Before his…

  • MEMOIR

    Me and Frank Acclaimed NBC TV correspondent Andrea Mitchell recalls how she made her journalistic bones covering former mayor Frank Rizzo. By the time Frank Rizzo ran for mayor in 1971, I was covering politics for KYW Radio, having graduated…

  • Kids in the Dancehall

    PHOTOGRAPHS BY JEFF FUSCO AND KRYSTEN LITTLES   When Beenie Man, aka the “King of the Dancehall,” flashes his joyful smile, women scream. When he circles his hips, they damn near faint. His energy is magnetic, his smile easy, his…

  • The Cats Came Back

    CAN THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY BECOME A FORCE AGAIN IN PHILADELPHIA? King Samir Shabazz, 35, stands in his bedroom readying for war. He slides on his black military pants, puts on the matching cargo shirt and twists the shirt’s buttons…

  • City

    November Street wins a seat on City Council succeeding legendary civil rights activist Cecil B. Moore in the 5th District. His decision to challenge the Philadelphia icon attracts initial scorn. Despite failing health, Moore runs but dies before the May…

  • City

    November Street wins a seat on City Council succeeding legendary civil rights activist Cecil B. Moore in the 5th District. His decision to challenge the Philadelphia icon attracts initial scorn. Despite failing health, Moore runs but dies before the May…

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