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Arts

Someone's Been Hitting' The Hooch A Little Too Hard

Joke Issue: Cruising around the Big Apple in his flivver for hire, Lenny the Cabbie has seen his fair share of odd birds.

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This Week in… 12.02.2010

MUSIC Friday Dec. 3: The Antlers with The Luyas, First Unitarian Church, $13 Brooklyn–based trio The Antlers started as the solo project of Peter Silberman, who recruited Michael Lerner and Darby Cicci to back him on drums and keys, respectively.

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Thank God It’s (First) Friday

This monthly art block–party is more than just an excuse to pilfer cups of wine from the galleries lining Second Street.

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Review: Wharton Esherick

The work of Wharton Esherick just asks to be ignored. Sitting in Van Pelt amongst angrily buzzing computers and tired students buzzed on caffeine, an art exhibition doesn’t stand a chance.

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Review: Matthew Izzo

Kill two birds with one stone at this charming furniture/clothing store hybrid. Shopping at Matthew Izzo is like entering a kitschy, candle-scented Wonderland, with wildly different items from African drums to delicate silver chains tempting your wallet in every direction.

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This Week in… 11.18.2010

MUSIC Sunday, Nov. 21: Concerts First presents the Next Big Thing Tour, The Trocadero, $15 What do Bedlight for Blue Eyes, the Early November, and the Josephine Collective have in common?

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Guest Curator: Professor Julie N. Davis

This week Associate Professor of the History of Art and Art History Undergraduate Chair Julie Davis sits down with Street and talks about getting Zen, reincarnated tacos and why Philadelphia is a cultural force to be reckoned with.

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Review: Michaelangelo Pistoletto At The PMA

Italian contemporary artist Michelangelo Pistoletto has strewn the walls of the PMA with his artistic reflections in more ways than one.

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Artspiration

I had to come to Fisher Fine Arts to write about it. I had to sit under the quotes from Shakespeare that line the Victorian windows of the main reading room; I had to look at the studded brass decals on the staircase; I had to enjoy the quietude that has led the girl next to me to zip her bag so slowly it doesn’t make a noise. Designed by the renowned Frank Furness in the 1880s and officially dedicated in 1891, FFA was originally the University’s main library.

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Review: "Set Pieces"

Virgil Marti, a well–known Philadelphia artist and curator of Set Pieces, a show currently on display at the Institute of Contemporary Art, has given new life to decorative art pieces long forgotten in PMA’s storage facilities.

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This Week in... 11.11.2010

MUSIC Friday, Nov. 12: Maserati with Psychic Paramount and Steve Moore, Kung Fu Necktie, $10 The name of this three–piece from Athens, GA says it all: sophistication, precision and most importantly, lightning speed.

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Scouring The Streets

For November’s First Friday — the monthly arts block party in Old City — Street took to the sidewalks to find some dorm decor on the cheap.

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Everyday Etiquette

With so many tricky social situations, it can be tough to maintain proper decorum. Here are two experts from opposite ends of the earth (one goes to Drexel and one goes to Penn) to give you their advice on everything from dating to dinner parties.

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This Week in... 11.04.008

MUSIC Friday, Nov. 12: Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti and Os Mutantes with Old King Cole the Younger, the Trocadero, $17–19 Ariel Pink has been making music for years, recording over 500 lo–fi tracks in his bedroom by using his mouth and even his armpits as percussive instruments.

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Posto/Contrapposto

The art collection of the Barnes Foundation (over 2500 works by artistic luminaries like Matisse, Picasso, and Renoir) is slated to move from the ‘burbs to Philadelphia in about a year.

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Artspiration

Sculptor Robert Engman is perhaps best known for “Triune,” a trifold Moebius strip that stands majestically outside City Hall, but his sculpture “Quadrature #1” is one of the most inspiring works I have ever encountered in this city.

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Street DYI Wall Decals

Materials: 1 very sharp and sturdy X–Acto knife 1 pair of scissors 1 straight edge 1 high contrast image Tape Contact paper in any color or texture Directions: 1.

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This Week in... 10.28.2010

Friday, Oct. 29 — Jedi Mind Tricks with Freeway and Reef the Lost Cause, The Trocadero, $20-22 Philly natives Jedi Mind Tricks aren’t nearly as nerdy as their name would imply.

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Review: Mark Cohen's "Strange Evidence"

Nothing is strange about Mark Cohen’s Strange Evidence at the PMA. Rather, Cohen presents the ordinary and often mundane to the fraction of the PMA crowd that visits the Perelman Building: a lone newspaper, kids playing, old women bundled in scarves in both black and white and color photographs.

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Review: Graphic Therapy

When Emily Steinberg graduated from the Graduate School of Fine Arts in 1992, having earned a BA, BFA and MFA from Penn, she admittedly had no idea what to make of her degree.

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