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NEWS AND OPINION

By Tamara de Ment

A Delicate Balance: Classical Ballet Takes a Sexy Turn

Racy promotion has become commonplace for many ballet companies struggling to sustain their classical art form. In terms of ballet’s image, advertising campaigns are veering away from the antiquated sylphlike creature in the white diaphanous skirt to something that resonates better with more mainstream sensibilities. In other words, tutus are out and tattoos are in.

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Posted Apr. 13, 2011 | Comments: 7

NEWS AND OPINION

By Michael Alan Goldberg

How Much Is Too Much Methadone Treatment?

There are about 19,000 Pennsylvanians who currently receive state-funded, open-ended (meaning they can stay on the drug as long as it takes) methadone treatment at licensed clinics. Philadelphia has the highest number of patients, and the most methadone clinics, of any county in the state. But if State Sen. Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland County) has her way, those patients could see a marked reduction in methadone treatment services.

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NEWS AND OPINION

By Aaron Kase

Activisits Take Philly's Vacant-Lot Problem Into Their Own Hands

The Campaign to Take Back Vacant Land is a coalition of local activist groups with a common goal of tackling Philadelphia’s immense property problem. Many of the parcels are owned by the city, but the process for acquiring them is complicated, to say the least.

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FOOD

By Brian Freedman

Marrow Escape at Kennett

Anchovies, bone marrow and ground beef: It’s one of those why-didn’t-anyone-think-of-that-before combinations that, despite its initial impression of outlandishness, makes all the sense in the world.

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Posted Apr. 13, 2011 | Comments: 0