Letters to the Editor

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Tickled Pink

Regarding Michael Alan Goldberg’s profile of photographer Tanya Dakin for last week’s Faces issue:

You’ve got to be kidding! After last week’s cover story of an artist who depicts naked black men brandishing guns as bold art breaking down racial stereotype, you publish a woman exposing her twat as one of the “new faces of Philadelphia” that make this city what it is? I’m moving to Boise, Idaho. Can’t wait for one those “threatening” Days Without Art so I can a 24 hour respite from the likes of such worthless, narcissistic nonsense. You really take this stuff seriously?

JIM RUSSO, via philadelphiaweekly.com

Lead Astray

Regarding Randy LoBasso’s feature about testing apartment buildings for lead:

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown has introduced a good bill. Taxing the paint companies might be a way to recoup the costs of lead tests, another might be a class action law suit against the paint companies brought by a tenants’ group—or the City of Philadelphia on behalf of its poisoned citizens. (Maybe the landlord groups should be suing the paint companies) Anyway, the people (children) should not be poisoned. Could one imagine the tenants, landlords and the City Council all bringing a joint class action lawsuit against the paint companies to pay for all the tests? Amen. 

TIM KEARNEY, via philadelphiaweekly.com

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1. Len Lear said... on Jul 27, 2011 at 02:03PM

“The headline on Brian Freedman's article (July 27 issue) reads: "Grape Escape: Wine lists around the city are better (and more affordable) than ever." I proceeded to read the article because my wife and I eat at center city restaurants fairly often, and one thing that bothers me as a wine buff is the outrageously high markups on so many wine lists, usually 300 percent or more over their own cost. I can often purchase a bottle at Canal for about what the restaurants charge for one glass of the same exact wine. Therefore, i was very interested in learning where those "more affordable" wine lists are that are promised in the headline.
What a ripoff! In the entire article there is not one price cited of either a glass or a bottle of "more affordable" wine at any restaurant, just some generalizations and quotes about wine lists having more unfamiliar choices than they used to. Could this have something to do with the fact that Freedman is a restaurant wine consultant?”

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2. Anonymous said... on Jul 29, 2011 at 07:22PM

“Okay, since when is a mustache bearing vagina okay to show in a public newspaper but the (beautifully sculpted, I'm sure) penises are aptly shielded from view. Do I detect a hint of sexism?”


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