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  • Illness threatens the best of barbecuers

    Illness threatens the best of barbecuers
    This could be a terrifying tale right out of the Book of Meat Science Fiction, only this one isn't fiction. It involves the elemental bond between humans and the critters we like to cook on a grill, or roast, or saute. But that could all end,...
  • Box Office: 'The Purge,' 'Sex Tape' and 'Planes' Attempt to Dethrone 'Apes'

    A cloud-based bedroom comedy, an anarchic splatter-pic, and an aviation-themed spin-off to a venerable animated franchise. Three new films -- "Sex Tape," "The Purge: Anarchy" and "Planes: Fire & Rescue" -- each of them targeting radically different...
  • Philly designer Ikire Jones is adding Africa to the conversation

    Inside his sunlit apartment studio space, Sam Hubler, menswear company Ikire Jones' sole tailor, spends hours on boldly printed jackets. The brand, founded by Wale Oyejide, has a clear mission to offer unique, handcrafted jackets for every type of man....
  • Palm-of-the-hand comics ... for a cigarette machine

    Palm-of-the-hand comics ... for a cigarette machine
    How much do I love Andy Brown and Joe Ollmann’s “Milo & Sam” (Conundrum: unpaged, $2 paper)? It’s the kind of project that reframes ambition, telling a nuanced story almost entirely between the lines. A palm-sized comic, about...
  • Hot business: Kutztown couple make sauces with pesticide-free peppers

    From two acres in Kutztown comes a fiery commitment to pesticide-free food production. Homesweet Homegrown in Kutztown creates sauces made from their own peppers grown on what were once fields of genetically modified corn. "A lot of people don't...
  • Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    EAT Grand Re-Opening The Red Lion Pub 2446 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-883-2422 The reputedly haunted British-style pub—a landmark since 1984—closed its doors in 2008, but the owner's son, Colin Cordwell, has reconstructed the space from the...
  • 'Matador' mixes soccer, spies and sangria in fun retro style

    'Matador' mixes soccer, spies and sangria in fun retro style
    You've got another four years to wait for the FIFA World Cup, and a year for the Women's World Cup, but you won't have to wait very long at all for "Matador," a spy story with a soccer setting and Latin twist and the second original series from Robert...
  • Nadine Gordimer dies at 90; Nobel laureate chronicled apartheid

     Nadine Gordimer dies at 90; Nobel laureate chronicled apartheid
    From childhood, Nadine Gordimer understood the cruelties of apartheid. "I went to the Convent of Our Lady of Mercy," the daughter of poor South African whites recalled years ago, "but there was no mercy for blacks. I went to dancing classes, blacks were...
  • The transformation of 'Planet of the Apes,' from book to movie legend

    The transformation of 'Planet of the Apes,' from book to movie legend
    Let’s give credit where credit is due. It was screenwriter Rod Serling who came up with the stunning ending to the original “Planet of the Apes” movie, which opened in 1968. You know the one: The character of Taylor, played with set-...
  • Off Broadway Review: 'The Long Shrift' Directed by James Franco

    In "The Long Shrift," Robert Boswell has written James Franco the flashy leading role of a hardened ex-con named Richard Singer who, as an awkward 18-year-old high school kid, was sent up the river for brutally raping the most popular girl in senior...
  • Mandalorians join Power Ranger, Doctor Who at Allentown Comic Con

    Mandalorians join Power Ranger, Doctor Who at Allentown Comic Con
    Meet the Mandalorians. Few but the most devoted "Star Wars" fans have likely heard of the fictional society of like-minded intergalactic nomads, who induct interstellar beings of all shapes and sizes into tight-knit family groups called clans. They...