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NEWS AND OPINION

By Michael Alan Goldberg

Arizona Shooting Puts Pa.'s Gun Laws in Sharp Focus

Under current Pennsylvania law, you can be barred from purchasing a firearm for only two mental-health-related reasons: If you have been “adjudicated incompetent”—if a judge has ruled that due to a mental condition you’re either a danger to yourself or others, or if you lack the ability to manage your own affairs—or if at any point in your life you have been involuntarily committed to a mental-health treatment facility. But is that enough?

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Posted Jan. 18, 2011 | Comments: 2

The Music Issue

In past music issues, we’ve told you what bands to keep an eye out and an ear open for. This year, we’re letting Philly’s musicians do it themselves by writing about their own tight-knit circle. We’ve asked 10 Philly music acts to write about the Philly bands or personalities—big or small, past or present—they are inspired by. Who do they love? Who earns their respect?

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Posted Jan. 18, 2011 | Comments: 3

Letters to the Editor

I can pretty much guarantee that if the people saying “who cares, swab everyone” lived in a neighborhood like ours Kensington, they’d change their tune real quick.

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Posted Jan. 18, 2011 | Comments: 1

SCREEN

By Matt Prigge

The Illusionist

Jacques Tati only made five incredible theatrical features in his long career, so it was hard to retain composure when word hit that there would be another—sort of.

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Posted Jan. 18, 2011 | Comments: 0