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Beck takes fans on wild ride with new CD

To give the illusion of heightened understanding or deeper personality, artists will undergo character transplants. Side effects vary; common symptoms include inflammation of the cranium and loss of touch with fans, who themselves experience second-hand effects of nausea and depression that come with wasting $15.…

Jazz Review: Chris’ Jazz Cafe

Chris’ Jazz Cafe, at 1421 Sansom St., has one goal: to make people happy. “We like to offer everybody something, regardless of the cost, or what their scene is,” said Chris Farrell, the beverage manager at Chris’.…

Jazz Review: ORTLIEB’S JAZZHAUS

Discover one of Philly’s greatest un-kept secret nuzzled in the heart of Northern Liberties. Ortlieb’s Jazzhaus, located at 847 N. 3rd St., is a sultry, sophisticated scene for jazz neophytes and a great outing for any day of the week.…

Jazz Review: Cafe Habana

Load up on authentic Cuban bites, tasty house drinks and get ready to hear great live music at Cafe Habana’s “Jazzy Fridays.” Nestled off 21st and Sansom streets this Cuban restaurant/bar/lounge offers a sweet escape from your typical college bar scene.…

CD REVIEW: Robin Thicke

It’s safe to say that the Justin Timberlakes of this world have it pretty good right now, which gives Robin Thicke all the more reason to release an album. The son of TV personality Alan Thicke (Dr.…

What’s French for ‘Where’s my money?’

“I see Paris, I see France, but I speak English” The bank machine had eaten my ATM card. I had been in Paris for only fifteen minutes when the worst of worst case scenarios came true: My access to money had vanished in a foreign country – one where I didn’t speak the language.…

Splash through puddles in style

Ever look out the window at a raging storm, unwilling to ruin an outfit by venturing outside, but knowing that trudging through the pouring rain was inevitable? Luckily, someone came up with the idea of fashionable rain gear that can be worn with popular trends in less-than-enjoyable weather conditions.…

Adulterous suburban sex not so hot

If ever the pages of a novel felt like they were being projected onto a silver screen, that film would be “Little Children.” The film has many components found in strong literature: thorough character development, symbolism, a setting that comes to life and even a narrator.…

Elements of madness

Rating: 8.5 / 10 The quest for truth is a theme that has been revisited countless times in the annals of literature. Whether personal or universal, truth is something of an obsession for many writers.…