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  • Calendar: March 12-19
    Wednesday, March 12 SCREEN The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni During the ‘60s and ‘70s, Soad Hosni was one of the most revered actresses in Arab cinema. This film, directed by Rania Stephan and co…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 03:25 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • PW's Year of Beer: Allagash Hugh Malone
    We love beer. That's why we're devoting an entire year to discovering (and drinking) cold ones from near and far. Know of a beer worth shouting out? Send us a note at tips@philadelphiaweekly.com. Take…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 03:15 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • PW's Year of Beer: Yard’s Poor Richard’s Tavern Spruce
    We love beer. That's why we're devoting an entire year to discovering (and drinking) cold ones from near and far. Know of a beer worth shouting out? Send us a note at tips@philadelphiaweekly.com. You…Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 02:15 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • PW's Year of Beer: 21st Amendment Back in Black
    We love beer. That's why we're devoting an entire year to discovering (and drinking) cold ones from near and far. Know of a beer worth shouting out? Send us a note at tips@philadelphiaweekly.com. The…Fri, 7 Mar 2014, 02:15 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • PW's Weekend Picks: March 7-9
    Friday, March 7 COMEDY Amy Schumer Don Rickles. Andrew Dice Clay. Lisa Lampanelli. Entertainment history knows them as the leading shock comics of their respective day, each with careers chock full of…Fri, 7 Mar 2014, 11:54 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • PW's Year of Beer: Ballast Point Sculpin
    We love beer. That's why we're devoting an entire year to discovering (and drinking) cold ones from near and far. Know of a beer worth shouting out? Send us a note at tips@philadelphiaweekly.com. Ever…Thu, 6 Mar 2014, 02:10 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • PW's Year of Beer: Fegley’s BrewWorks Berliner Weiss
    We love beer. That's why we're devoting an entire year to discovering (and drinking) cold ones from near and far. Know of a beer worth shouting out? Send us a note at tips@philadelphiaweekly.com. Rare…Wed, 5 Mar 2014, 02:20 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Very unnecessary: Noam Murro's bloody "300" sequel
    Zack Snyder’s adaptation of Frank Miller’s 300 imbued the Battle of Thermopylae with unrelenting slow-motion violence and a children’s-book grasp of classical international politics. Against laughably…Wed, 5 Mar 2014, 12:45 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" confirms she's that brassy dame we adore
    There are few Broadway dames who have earned that moniker in every sense. In part, this is because it requires a lengthy career of great scope and renown; it’s also because the stage presence and unfl…Wed, 5 Mar 2014, 12:36 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • It’s easy being the Pretty Greens
    Friday night is the culmination of a long-planned collaboration between dozens of artists, as Alien She—a traveling exhibition that just wrapped up at Carnegie Mellon’s Miller Gallery in Pittsburgh—ki…Wed, 5 Mar 2014, 12:28 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com

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News & Opinion

  • First Person Arts Podcast: Alone in Good Company
    Sean doesn’t want to die alone, but he doesn’t want to live with anyone else either. This story won Sean the title of “Best Storyteller in Philadelphia 2013.″ The theme of the night was “Dilemma.” Pod…Wed, 5 Mar 2014, 12:25 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Okay, you got us: The gay agenda is real, and it's failed
    Peter LaBarbera is a very serious man engaged in a very serious battle. As President of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality, he devotes his life to the mission of “exposing the homosexual-bisexual…Wed, 5 Mar 2014, 10:46 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Pulitzer-winning 'Tainted Justice' reporters finally tell their own story
    Five years after their explosive investigation of rogue narcotics cops, Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker's stunning new book, Busted, takes us behind the scenes to see how it all went down. It began w…Wed, 5 Mar 2014, 10:45 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Savage Love
    Straight female with a question. It involves my bowel movements, so it’s not very sexy. After I have a bowel movement, I pull up my jeans. When I do that, the crotch seam presses on my clit as I begin…Wed, 5 Mar 2014, 12:00 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • First Person Arts Podcast: The Meaning Behind the Moves
    Jos is true to herself every time she shakes her rump and wants to be validated for her skills. But first, she must learn the meaning behind the moves. Podcast: Play in new window | Download You can s…Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 11:27 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Savage Love
    I’m 21 and still a virgin. I also have depression. I’m not bad-looking. I work out and generally keep people laughing. I got a lot of female attention in school, but I was hopeless and still am. Most…Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 12:00 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • A reminder: The Constitution doesn't care if you hate gay people
    As a gay man who opposes hate-crime legislation, I’ve oftentimes found myself alone at cocktail parties. Telling my queer brothers and sisters that I won’t be adhering to our marching orders from the…Tue, 25 Feb 2014, 09:30 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Taxis in Philly, part 1: Why drivers feel overworked & underpaid
    Three men have laid a thin, brown blanket over the elongated trunk of a Crown Victoria in a Southwest Philadelphia parking lot. One of them, dressed in a brown coat and a flat charcoal cap, shakes his…Tue, 25 Feb 2014, 09:30 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Letters to the Editor
    The Soul of Coffee In response to Jared Axelrod’s memories of his time as a barista at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: A beautifully written and tender story. I have long said, never underestimat…Tue, 25 Feb 2014, 05:08 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • First Person Arts Podcast: The Doctor's Orders
    Ben visits a doctor who has agreed to see him even though Ben doesn’t have health insurance. The doctor prescribes more than just antibiotics for his pneumonia.Podcast: Play in new window | Download Y…Wed, 19 Feb 2014, 11:26 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com

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Events

  • The Third Annual Filadelfia Latin American Film Festival - FLAFF
    Event DetailsWHENFriday, April 25, 2014Recurring: ONCE TIME & PRICEVaries Varies The Filadelfia Latin American Film Festival – FLAFF - is the Greater Philadelphia region’s only film festival showcasin…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 10:03 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Wine Women & Shoes®
    Event DetailsWHENSunday, March 30, 2014Recurring: ONCE TIME & PRICE800.272.3900 $125 + http://www.vfmac.edu/ 1001 Eagle Rd. Wayne, PA One time only on 03/30/2014. Benefiting the Alzheimer’s Associatio…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 09:51 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Event with the Author. The Soldier’s Journey: Community College of Philadelphia Hosts Kevin Powers
    Event DetailsWHENMonday, March 10, 2014Recurring: ONCE TIME & PRICE9am Price: Unknown 1700 Spring Garden St. Philadelphia, Pa One time only on 03/10/2014. Next Wednesday, March 19th at 9:00 a.m., the…Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 03:04 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • SundayFest!
    Event DetailsWHENSunday, March 23, 2014Recurring: ONCE TIME & PRICE1pm Free 203 S. 12th St. Philadelphia, Pa One time only on 03/23/2014. march 23 is the day that theater and hair styling unite in Sun…Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 02:45 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • PJFF CineMondays Presents Centerpiece: IDA
    Event DetailsWHENMonday, March 31, 2014Recurring: ONCE TIME & PRICE7:30pm $7-$12 401 S. Broad St. Philadelphia, Pa One time only on 03/31/2014. From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski comes IDA, a m…Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 02:38 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • PJFF CineMondays Presents FOR A WOMAN
    Event DetailsWHENMonday, March 24, 2014Recurring: ONCE TIME & PRICE7:30pm $7-$12 401 S. Broad St. Philadelphia, Pa One time only on 03/24/2014. After her mother’s death, Anne, a young film director, d…Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 02:35 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Health Lecture Series: Medical Marijuana
    Event DetailsWHENSunday, March 23, 2014Recurring: ONCE TIME & PRICE3pm $5 401 S. Broad St. Philadelphia, Pa One time only on 03/23/2014. Join the Gershman Y for the first in a series of health lecture…Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 02:28 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Welcome to My World: A Talk By Philadelphia Couty of Common Pleas Judge Ellen Ceisler
    Event DetailsWHENWednesday, March 19, 2014Recurring: ONCE TIME & PRICE11:30am Free 1901 Vine St. Philadelphia, Pa One time only on 03/19/2014. Few have the power to alter the destiny of an individual…Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 02:24 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd, and Josh Fattal / A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran
    Event DetailsWHENThursday, March 20, 2014Recurring: ONCE TIME & PRICE7:30 Free 1901 Vine St. Philadelphia, Pa One time only on 03/20/2014. In July 2009, American hikers Sarah Shourd, Shane Bauer, and…Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 02:15 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • One Book, One Philadelphia Grand Finale featuring Kevin Powers and Intellectual Journeys
    Event DetailsWHENWednesday, March 19, 2014Recurring: ONCE TIME & PRICE7:30 Free 1901 Vine St. Philadelphia, Pa One time only on 03/19/2014. The 12th annual One Book, One Philadelphia season concludes…Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 02:13 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com

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Music

  • It’s easy being the Pretty Greens
    Friday night is the culmination of a long-planned collaboration between dozens of artists, as Alien She—a traveling exhibition that just wrapped up at Carnegie Mellon’s Miller Gallery in Pittsburgh—ki…Wed, 5 Mar 2014, 12:28 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Philly's own Nothing is really something
    On an unseasonably warm Super Bowl Sunday, the Boot & Saddle hosted its first all-ages gig—a matinee featuring Nothing and Bay Area post-punks Whirr. Throngs of hung-over natives had made the morning…Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 01:27 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Modern Baseball finds its sweet spot
    Assuming Modern Baseball guitarist-vocalist Brendan Lukens speaks for his friends, he and his bandmates hate worrying about the future—at least according to the opener “Fine, Great” on their week-old…Wed, 19 Feb 2014, 11:51 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • On the Record: Tinariwen, Gardens & Villa, Cibo Matto and more
    Little Mix Salute (Syco/Columbia) Sounds like: The second from the UK X Factor supergroup of four fierce Brit girls double down on popularity in America with a stateside release and press blitz. Free…Wed, 12 Feb 2014, 09:35 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Pop-punk trio Cayetana is ready for the world
    It takes many bands years of gigging in basements and dive bars before being tapped to play at a Philadelphia indie rock institution like the First Unitarian Church, so one might expect local three-pi…Wed, 12 Feb 2014, 09:19 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • 30-Second Review: Pissed Jeans at Union Transfer
    Pissed Jeans at Union Transfer Sat., Feb. 8th. utphilly.com Overall vibe: Philly-via-Allentown heroes Pissed Jeans don't get out on the road too often anymore. Bogged down by full-time jobs and adulth…Mon, 10 Feb 2014, 12:53 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • PW's Weekend Picks
     Friday, February 7 STAGE Trousers Celebrating the 10th anniversary of its founding by artistic director Tom Reing, the Philly-based Inis Nua Theatre Company focuses specifically on contemporary theat…Fri, 7 Feb 2014, 05:08 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Forever badass: Melvin Van Peebles on his Philly funk gig and Sweetback memories
    The 81-year-old godfather of blaxploitation cinema brings his indomitable cool — and his fusion band, Laxative — to Johnny Brenda's this weekend. Melvin Van Peebles has always been ambitious. Whether…Wed, 5 Feb 2014, 10:31 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Cheerleader has something to scream about
    Herald the age of Cheerleader, ladies and gentlemen: the new buzz band for whom Philadelphia shall serve as a springboard to stardom. Last week at Kung Fu Necktie, they made their live Philly debut in…Tue, 4 Feb 2014, 07:29 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • What makes Dr. Dog thrive? Friendship, trust and change
    Scott McMicken, guitarist and vocalist for Dr. Dog, doesn’t shy away from the truth. When asked about the sales of his band’s latest album, last fall’s B-Room, the West Grove, Pennsylvania native answ…Wed, 29 Jan 2014, 12:30 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com

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Drink

  • PW's Year of Beer: Allagash Hugh Malone
    We love beer. That's why we're devoting an entire year to discovering (and drinking) cold ones from near and far. Know of a beer worth shouting out? Send us a note at tips@philadelphiaweekly.com. Take…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 03:15 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • PW's Year of Beer: Yard’s Poor Richard’s Tavern Spruce
    We love beer. That's why we're devoting an entire year to discovering (and drinking) cold ones from near and far. Know of a beer worth shouting out? Send us a note at tips@philadelphiaweekly.com. You…Mon, 10 Mar 2014, 02:15 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • PW's Year of Beer: 21st Amendment Back in Black
    We love beer. That's why we're devoting an entire year to discovering (and drinking) cold ones from near and far. Know of a beer worth shouting out? Send us a note at tips@philadelphiaweekly.com. The…Fri, 7 Mar 2014, 02:15 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • PW's Year of Beer: Ballast Point Sculpin
    We love beer. That's why we're devoting an entire year to discovering (and drinking) cold ones from near and far. Know of a beer worth shouting out? Send us a note at tips@philadelphiaweekly.com. Ever…Thu, 6 Mar 2014, 02:10 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • PW's Year of Beer: Fegley’s BrewWorks Berliner Weiss
    We love beer. That's why we're devoting an entire year to discovering (and drinking) cold ones from near and far. Know of a beer worth shouting out? Send us a note at tips@philadelphiaweekly.com. Rare…Wed, 5 Mar 2014, 02:20 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • PW's Year of Beer: Samuel Adams Escape Route
    We love beer. That's why we're devoting an entire year to discovering (and drinking) cold ones from near and far. Know of a beer worth shouting out? Send us a note at tips@philadelphiaweekly.com. A fe…Tue, 4 Mar 2014, 02:30 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • PW's Year of Beer: Anchor Porter
    We love beer. That's why we're devoting an entire year to discovering (and drinking) cold ones from near and far. Know of a beer worth shouting out? Send us a note at tips@philadelphiaweekly.com. When…Mon, 3 Mar 2014, 01:25 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • PW's Year of Beer: Samuel Adams Cold Snap
    We love beer. That's why we're devoting an entire year to discovering (and drinking) cold ones from near and far. Know of a beer worth shouting out? Send us a note at tips@philadelphiaweekly.com. For…Sun, 2 Mar 2014, 01:25 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • PW's Year of Beer: Southern Tier 2X Steam
    We love beer. That's why we're devoting an entire year to discovering (and drinking) cold ones from near and far. Know of a beer worth shouting out? Send us a note at tips@philadelphiaweekly.com. The…Sat, 1 Mar 2014, 01:30 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • PW's Year of Beer: Bells Third Coast
    We love beer. That's why we're devoting an entire year to discovering (and drinking) cold ones from near and far. Know of a beer worth shouting out? Send us a note at tips@philadelphiaweekly.com. The…Fri, 28 Feb 2014, 02:00 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com

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Arts & Culture

  • Calendar: March 12-19
    Wednesday, March 12 SCREEN The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni During the ‘60s and ‘70s, Soad Hosni was one of the most revered actresses in Arab cinema. This film, directed by Rania Stephan and co…Tue, 11 Mar 2014, 03:25 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • PW's Weekend Picks: March 7-9
    Friday, March 7 COMEDY Amy Schumer Don Rickles. Andrew Dice Clay. Lisa Lampanelli. Entertainment history knows them as the leading shock comics of their respective day, each with careers chock full of…Fri, 7 Mar 2014, 11:54 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Penn's "Native American Voices" exhibit brings history to life
    Before it was renamed by European settlers, the land mass we know as North America was inhabited by a diverse group of Native cultures that developed and diversified over a span of 12,000 years. Altho…Wed, 5 Mar 2014, 12:22 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Calendar: March 5-12
    Wednesday, March 5 PERFORMANCE The Peking Acrobats China’s world-renowned tumblers, jugglers and contortionists put on a spectacular performance of gravity-defying feats and seemingly impossible acts…Tue, 4 Mar 2014, 05:32 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • PW's Weekend Picks
    Friday, February 28 MUSIC + DANCE Philadelphia Orchestra and Philadanco: Firebird and Cinderella For the first time ever, the Philadelphia Orchestra and Philadanco—two of our city’s most renowned arti…Fri, 28 Feb 2014, 12:02 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes on her trilogy’s inspiration
    How does one skilled playwright cap off years of public acclaim, trophies and Pulitzer Prize finalist spots? Ask Central High alum Quiara Alegría Hudes, the affable, West Philadelphia-raised graduate…Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 12:05 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Welcome to Philadelphia, "Night Vale"
    On its face, Welcome to Night Vale doesn’t seem like it’d be one of the most popular podcasts on the Internet. Each episode is a fictional community-radio broadcast from a small desert town where cons…Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 11:54 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Calendar: Feb. 26-March 5
    Wednesday, February 26 SCREEN The Blank Generation Capturing the rise of the punk movement in 1970s New York, this series of clips features prime performances at the city’s most standout venues. Patti…Tue, 25 Feb 2014, 03:56 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • PW's Weekend Picks: Feb. 21-23
    Friday, February 21 STAGE Dancing at Lughnasa Curio Theatre Company is bringing the contemporary classic Dancing at Lughnasa—Brian Friel’s critically acclaimed tale of five struggling sisters in rural…Fri, 21 Feb 2014, 01:01 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • How one South Philly jewelry shop elevated ethics and craftsmanship
    Bario-Neal's artisans put their methods, their materials and their morality on display alongside the sale cases. What makes jewelry precious? My first thought is usually What it’s made of, of course:…Wed, 19 Feb 2014, 11:45 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com

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Screen

  • Very unnecessary: Noam Murro's bloody "300" sequel
    Zack Snyder’s adaptation of Frank Miller’s 300 imbued the Battle of Thermopylae with unrelenting slow-motion violence and a children’s-book grasp of classical international politics. Against laughably…Wed, 5 Mar 2014, 12:45 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" confirms she's that brassy dame we adore
    There are few Broadway dames who have earned that moniker in every sense. In part, this is because it requires a lengthy career of great scope and renown; it’s also because the stage presence and unfl…Wed, 5 Mar 2014, 12:36 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • On the Telly: "The Americans," "Portlandia" and "Mind Games"
    The Americans Wednesdays, 10pm, FX Captive audience: Espionage nerds; readers of Tom Clancy and John Updike; guys who’ve always wanted to see Felicity butt-ass nekkid. Moment of truth: After giving th…Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 01:06 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • The Oscars: Who’ll win this year vs. who should
    The 2014 Academy Awards are set for dispensing this Sunday, March 2, when they’ll remind us of the year’s most breathtaking cinematic achievements, then incorrectly reward other talented individuals.…Wed, 26 Feb 2014, 01:00 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Ghost story or black comedy? "In Secret" can't pick a lane
    Adapted from Émile Zola’s 1867 psychological drama Thérèse Raquin, In Secret follows Thérèse, a stifled housewife who escapes marriage to Camille, her sickly cousin, by sneaking from under the watchfu…Wed, 19 Feb 2014, 09:57 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Dangerously in love: "Omar" stuck between chaos and a hard place
    Of all the striking images in Palestine’s Omar, the one most repeated is its namesake scaling a wall. The most imposing is the Israeli barrier between his neighborhood and his beloved’s, which he cros…Tue, 18 Feb 2014, 06:57 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • On the Telly: "House of Cards," "Dallas" and "Mixology"
    House of Cards Currently streaming on Netflix.com Captive audience: Binge-watchers; soap-opera junkies and political animals. Moment of truth: So, is everybody done gorging on the second season of the…Tue, 18 Feb 2014, 05:33 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • "Winter’s Tale" best left in the cold
    Valentine’s Day is a playground of eyebrow-raising romance flicks fulfilling last-ditch dates for couples everywhere. Enter the intensely earnest, comically florid Winter’s Tale, which hurls forced ma…Wed, 12 Feb 2014, 09:46 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Padilha’s "RoboCop" remake has muscle
    The plight of the well-meaning reboot is unenviable. How far it can stray from the original and still please the superfans—or, harder, how it can win over those who disliked the first—are questions th…Wed, 12 Feb 2014, 09:40 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Forever badass: Melvin Van Peebles on his Philly funk gig and Sweetback memories
    The 81-year-old godfather of blaxploitation cinema brings his indomitable cool — and his fusion band, Laxative — to Johnny Brenda's this weekend. Melvin Van Peebles has always been ambitious. Whether…Wed, 5 Feb 2014, 10:31 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com

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Real Estate news

  • RealtyJuggler will import leads directly from Zillow
    RealtyJuggler, a customer relationship management platform from RealOrganized Inc., will pull leads into its system from Zillow as the 12th member of the Zillow Tech Connect program. Zillow, which...…Wed, 5 Mar 2014, 02:57 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Want more real estate referrals? Pay it forward
    Lets be honest, we all love referrals. They are often the best source of business, leads and customers. Knowing that someone else took the liberty to recommend you speaks volumes. It brings instant...…Wed, 5 Mar 2014, 01:14 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Arizona Regional MLS to help brokers feed listings directly to Trulia
    Trulia has signed a data license with the U.S.’s sixth-largest multiple listing service, Arizona Regional MLS, giving the MLS’ member brokers the ability to send their listings directly... [This is a…Wed, 5 Mar 2014, 01:06 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Broker could do prison time for short-sale ‘flops’ on California’s Central Coast
    A former San Luis Obispo, Calif., broker faces up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of bank fraud for a scheme in which he admitted to buying properties from banks in short... […Wed, 5 Mar 2014, 12:33 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Chinese investors just looking in the Motor City
    Chinese investors may be looking at homes in Detroit from afar — according to Juwai.com, Detroit is the fourth-most searched U.S. city on the global real estate search portal — but... [This is a summa…Wed, 5 Mar 2014, 11:27 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Real estate an ‘invisible engine’ of New York City’s economy
    Letting developers build high-rise condos and hotels generates jobs, tax revenues and billions in indirect economic benefits for New York City, according to a report published by the Real Estate... [T…Wed, 5 Mar 2014, 10:44 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Flood insurance relief bill will keep subsidized rates in place when homes change hands
    A flood insurance relief bill that sailed through the House of Representatives Tuesday would keep government-subsidized rates in place when homeowners sell their primary residence, removing a major...…Wed, 5 Mar 2014, 10:17 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • RESAAS to power global referral network for Re/Max
    The fast-growing real estate social network RESAAS has signed an agreement to power a global referral network for franchisor Re/Max and the more than 90,000 agents affiliated with the brand. The... [T…Wed, 5 Mar 2014, 09:55 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Declining demand from first-time buyers threatening recovery
    Declining affordability and tight lending conditions are gumming up the housing recovery by locking out an increasing number of first-time homebuyers, Bloomberg reports. First-time buyers accounted...…Wed, 5 Mar 2014, 09:16 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Auction.com raises $50M from Google Capital
    Auction.com, which hosts virtual foreclosure auctions that let participants bid on residential and commercial properties online, has raised $50 million from Google’s equity fund, Google... [This is a…Wed, 5 Mar 2014, 09:00 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com

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The Trouble With Spikol

  • Truly Terrible News
    When I heard that there were headlines saying fast food can trigger depression, I shrugged my shoulders. Oh well. I don’t eat fast food anyway. But wait! What’s this? The study also... [...] Tue, 3 Apr 2012, 12:07 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Newt Gingrich and Bipolar Disorder Redux
    I wrote about the issue of bipolar diagnosis and whether it matters for a presidential candidate. Check it out here. [...] Tue, 24 Jan 2012, 11:41 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Women: Gluten Allergy Might Make You Depressed
    When I was a kid, I was aware that my grandmother was frequently sick as a result of something called “sprue.” It meant she had a weird diet, and was very thin. Sadly, she also had no... [...] Thu, 5 Jan 2012, 11:21 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Rape Scene in “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” (MAJOR SPOILERS)
    I had never read the books or seen the other films. I knew very little about the movie except that David Fincher (whose work I respect) directed it and the person I live with wanted to see it.... [...…Wed, 4 Jan 2012, 01:27 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Hate the DSM? Boycott Normal!
    From one of my most beloved organizations, MindFreedom, comes an effort to challenge notions of normalcy as the American Psychiatric Association meets to unveil the DSM-5. From MindFreedom.org: Free..…Tue, 3 Jan 2012, 02:01 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Shortage of Drugs for ADD/ADHD
    I was in CVS the other day waiting to fill my prescription for Dexedrine, when I overheard the guy in front of me being told they were out of Adderall. The pharmacy tech suggested he go to another...…Tue, 3 Jan 2012, 07:58 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Fantastic Article Illustrates the Personal Impact of MH Cuts
    The Chicago News Cooperative takes up the problem of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision to cut six of Chicago’s 12 mental health centers. In Philly, that would be devastating, so I can’t... [...] Thu, 29 Dec 2011, 01:14 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Does Newt Gingrich Have Bipolar Disorder?
    UPDATE: I go into this a bit further over at the Philly Post. Check it out, and thanks for your comments. In today’s Daily Beast, Gail Sheehy writes about the exhaustive interviews she did with... [..…Wed, 28 Dec 2011, 01:50 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Emergency Rooms Struggle to Cope With Surge
    A combination of service cuts and recession job losses is flooding hospital ERs with people suffering from psychological crises. This is in addition to the people who already rely on ERs for psych...…Wed, 28 Dec 2011, 09:04 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Depression Confessions: 2011 Celebrity Mental Health News
    Health.com has come up with a list of celebrities who confessed in 2011 to having serious health issues, which is great because poring over back issues of People magazine would be enough to make me...…Tue, 27 Dec 2011, 09:38 AM :: feeds2.feedburner.com

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PW Style

Make Major Moves

  • This Kendrick Lamar Record Is Sick
    Today marks the day of the official drop for the Compton native’s immaculate good kid, m.A.A.d. city. It’s a stunning piece of hip-hop. Yes, Pitchfork gave it a whopping 9.5 and a Best New Music desig…Tue, 23 Oct 2012, 02:42 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • Go See Divine Fits Tonight After Watching Them Cover Frank Ocean
    They’re at the UT tonight. Check em’ out. Tickets are $16-18.Mon, 22 Oct 2012, 02:41 PM :: feeds2.feedburner.com
  • It Worked: Jessie Ware’s Coming To Philly
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