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Linklater's naturalistic "Boyhood" a movie marvel

Linklater’s naturalistic "Boyhood" a movie marvel

Boyhood is a movie about time, a theme made literal—director Richard Linklater filmed the story of a family over the course of 12 years. It’s certainly an audacious cinematic experiment. In lesser hands, that might be all it is. But instead, Boyhood is a quiet marvel that follows its… [This is a summary. To read the full article on PhiladelphiaWeekly.com, click the headline above.]

The disappointing "I Origins" should've been satirical

The disappointing "I Origins" should’ve been satirical

If I Origins was a satire about the modern creep of hipster condescension into every faux-thoughtful, appropriated cinematic aphorism it could find, it would be a masterwork. If you can read it that way, the movie’s still a pretty amazing bingo card: just enough mysticism to self-justify a… [This is a summary. To read the full article on PhiladelphiaWeekly.com, click the headline above.]

Massachusetts to enact shark fin ban

[caption id="attachment_438123" align="alignnone" width="614"] The fin of a shark breaks the surface near the ‘Miracla’ beach, 20 August 2007, in Tarragona city. Biologists of the Barcelona Aquarium have un successfully tried to capture the animal, a Mediterranean grey nurse shark, which is considered as harmless for humans, usually feeding on fish. AFP PHOTO/LLUIS GENE (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)[/caption] A shark fin ban will go into effect in Massachusetts on Thursday, closing an economic loophole that has led to a massive decline in shark populations. [related tag=”Boston” limit=3] Governor Deval Patrick will be joined by a coalition of ocean protection and animal welfare organizations at the New England Aquarium to sign the ban into law, making it

Philly filly Christina Perri preps for A.C. show

Philly filly Christina Perri preps for A.C. show

You never would guess that Christina Perri had a stomach bug when she stepped onto the Electric Factory stage three months ago. “I’m home,” she sang into the microphone to the capacity crowd of 2,800. Her fans shrieked and nearly blew the roof off the venue as Perri marveled at… [This is a summary. To read the full article on PhiladelphiaWeekly.com, click the headline above.]

Kash Goins gives Miller's "Salesman" new life

Kash Goins gives Miller’s "Salesman" new life

Arthur Miller’s 1949 classic Death of a Salesman is renowned for its timeless exploration of what happens when a life teeming with tedium and unmet expectations yields tragic results. It’s a story that resonates with South Philly-born and raised actor-producer Keith “Kash”… [This is a summary. To read the full article on PhiladelphiaWeekly.com, click the headline above.]

Philly Soccer Show:   Danny Cruz (!), Carlos Valdes (?)

Philly Soccer Show: Danny Cruz (!), Carlos Valdes (?)

Danny Cruz’s hard-nosed play has both delighted and frustrated the Philadelphia Union faithful, but the winger says he will always give his all for the team.

Center City hotel evacuated due to smoke

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St. Christopher’s screening and treating hunger as disease

Doctors write four billion prescriptions annually for pain, depression, high cholesterol, and myriad other conditions. Why not for hunger? That’s what happens at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, which sits in a neighborhood of endless need, its residents suffering from higher levels of hunger than perhaps anywhere else in Pennsylvania. The North Philadelphia area is also among the hungriest in America.

Pennsylvania Ballet names artistic director

The Pennsylvania Ballet has hired a new artistic director: Ángel Corella, a former principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre. The Spanish-born Corella, 38, whose appointment was approved Tuesday by the board, is slated to start part-time in September, then full-time in January. He succeeds Roy Kaiser, who announced his retirement in April and will step down in October.

Paint Nite: Get drunk and make a painting at a New York City bar

Paint Nite: Get drunk and make a painting at a New York City bar

[gallery ids="437963,437972,437953,437971,437976,437970,437950"] At the beginning of a painting class on the Lower East Side earlier this week, our instructor issued a warning. “As the night goes on, it’s a lot easier to mix up your water cup and your drink cup,” cautioned Maura Jacobs, 24. “Or to dip your dirty paintbrush into your actual drink. … Don’t want to scare anyone, but it happens a lot.” [related tag = nycs-best-bar] During Paint Nite events, where we’re supposed to “drink creatively,” local artists like Jacobs help tipsy pupils fill a blank canvas to mixed results. That night, Jacobs would walk us through “The Cove,” a painting she designed for the class featuring a bright yellow moon and

Mysterious white flags appear over Brooklyn Bridge

[caption id="attachment_437985" align="alignnone" width="614"] The white flag flies over the Brooklyn Bridge. Credit: Councilman Mark Weprin, Twitter[/caption] Two white flags mysteriously appeared over the towers of the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday in place of the American flags that are a traditional fixture of the bridge. Two American flags, measuring 20 feet by 11 feet, that had been bleached white were flying over the Brooklyn Bridge this morning leaving police officials and the public perplexed. By 1 pm, the flags had been taken down by police and replaced with new stars and stripes. According to the NYPD, around 3:30 a.m. yesterday, the light that illuminates the flag over the Brooklyn side of the bridge flickered and then appeared to go out. Twelve minutes

Girl, 10, dies after being pulled from water at Coney Island Beach

Girl, 10, dies after being pulled from water at Coney Island Beach

[caption id="attachment_438022" align="alignnone" width="614"] Police said a 10-year-old girl died after being pulled from the waters off Coney Island Beach in Brooklyn on Tuesday night.Credit: Getty Images[/caption] A 10-year-old girl died after being pulled from the waters off Coney Island Beach in Brooklyn on Tuesday night, police said. Bystanders tried to save Takara McDuffy, of Staten Island, and a 9-year-old girl when both children showed signs of distress in the water, police said. According to reports, Takara was playing on a jetty when she fell from the rocks. [related tag ="NYPD" limit = 3] Police responded to the beach around 7 p.m. Takara was taken to Coney Island Hospital and later pronounced dead, authorities

NYPD: Man in white scrubs rapes woman at gunpoint on Bronx street

NYPD: Man in white scrubs rapes woman at gunpoint on Bronx street

[caption id="attachment_438026" align="alignright" width="200"] Police said this man is suspected of raping a woman at gunpoint on a Bronx street on Sunday.Credit: NYPD[/caption] A man in white scrubs raped a woman at gunpoint on a street in the Bronx on Sunday night, police said. The man approached a 24-year-old woman walking near East Tremont Avenue and Meyers Street in Schuylerville around 5:30 p.m., the NYPD said. He then threatened her with a gun and raped her, police said. Authorities released surveillance footage of the suspect. Police said the man was last seen wearing white scrubs and red sneakers. Anyone with information about the rape is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), submit a tip online