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  • Opening Riff

    It’s been rolling for weeks now. You click on an interesting link–Keira Knightley upskirt photo, per chance–and you find yourself instead watching the video for Rick Astley’s 1987 transatlantic No. 1 hit “Never Gonna Give You Up.” You’ve just been…

  • Opening Riff

    It’s been rolling for weeks now. You click on an interesting link–Keira Knightley upskirt photo, per chance–and you find yourself instead watching the video for Rick Astley’s 1987 transatlantic No. 1 hit “Never Gonna Give You Up.” You’ve just been…

  • The Sons Also Rise

    Philly’s most passionate sports fans are nuts about a team that doesn’t yet exist. Christ but they look mad. Staring eyes, shit-eating grins, blue-and-yellow Philadelphia scarves wrapped across their bouncing shoulders. They pogo up and down, yelling “Sons of Ben!…

  • Philly’s Top 50 Bars

    This city loves booze. Fancy microbrews, dented cans of PBR, a snobby Merlot or a shot of Jack—we love it all. But lonely drinkers we’re not. We Philadelphians go out to get our drink on because we know a good…

  • There Will Be Blood … and Weed Whackers.

    The Viking Hall at Ritner and Swanson streets has been lots of things since becoming the New Alhambra in 1992: a bingo parlor, a Mummers practice space, a boxing palace and home to Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) after Extreme Championship…

  • Strange Bettingfellows

    With news coverage about Philadelphia’s maybe-imminent casinos languishing below the fold for a couple years now, one could be forgiven for tuning the issue out. But don’t. Instead, go to Fishtown and Pennsport, where two casinos are planning to build…

  • The War Against Error

    The U.S. should invade hell and kill God.

  • Mission to Mars

    Just when you thought Mars Volta couldn’t get more strange, more alien, they let long-dead spirits write the lyrics for their new album The Bedlam in Goliath. And not just any long-dead spirits. Evil long-dead spirits. Ask anyone who knows…

  • Porn Supremacy

      More people are familiar with Tera Patrick than will admit in mixed company. And her renown, acknowledged or not, is a major reason why she’s been tapped to co-host the 25th annual AVN Adult Movie Awards on Saturday. “Adult…

  • Taking the Christ out of Christmas

    Photographs by Albert Yee Santa is pissed. He’s roaring abuse at the Christmas-stealing atheist grinches who’ve erected a “tree of knowledge” between the nativity scene and the Old Glory statue on the Chester County Courthouse lawn. It’s a comical sight.…