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Lisa Tauber


Not just child's play

Paper covers rock. Nick the Greek takes the lead, and the Rider is switching hands." The Midnight Rider of "parts unknown," wears a thin leather mask that shields his identity and a bola tie adorned with a skull.

Stroke This

Teenagers filled the Electric Factory on Sunday, April 23 to see a band that hipsters would say is so out they might even be considered pastiche.


Dov Kogen began singing and writing songs at the ripe age of three, when he took the tune of Jewish hymn "Adon Olam" and set it to the one-word lyric "guitar." "I didn't actually play guitar back then," the psychology major and music minor says, "so I sort of strummed my aunt's 30-year-old classical guitar," which he would actually learn to play in the fourth grade.

Almost Stars

Several years ago, three members of the orchestral pop band Stars smoked pot in New York's Central Park and were arrested by an undercover cop.

Word on the street : Discmanblues

Even before I was a hip music editor for this publication, I listened to music I deemed semi-alternative.

I don't Heart Huckabees

It's hard not to feel ripped off when you go into the Penn Bookstore to buy Hamlet (which you know you already own at home anyway) and find all the used copies gone, forcing you to pay the full $10 for a play you probably already know by heart.

Arts and farts and crafts

If you think that the earrings at Anthropologie are pretty but absurdly overpriced, or if you broke your favorite necklace and have lost all hope, have no fear!

Cheap shoes, cheap gal

Bare Feet Shoes 425 South Street Mon-Fri, 11a.m.-10p.m., Sat, 11a.m.-11p.m., Sun, 11a.m.-8p.m. (215) 922-0488 Don't be fooled by its name.

Gotta love naked men

Wexler Art Gallery 201 N. 3rd St. Tue-Sat, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., free (215) 923-7030 www.wexlergallery.com When some think of art galleries, they conjure up an image of white walls and paintings that confuse the hell out of anyone who's not an MFA student.
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