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
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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