PW readers sound off.
Regarding Tara Murtha’s cover story about local singer Res:
I love Res. So glad to see she is moving around out there. I still rock How I Do and BLACK.GIRLS.ROCK everyday. Her second album makes me smile; Idle Warship keeps me grooving. Glad to hear she went home to create. I know it will be dope.
TASHA via philadelphiaweekly.com
I can’t wait to see where her grind will take her, and I’ll definitely be following along the way. Don’t leave us hanging, PW. I want to hear more!
TAJ via philadelphiaweekly.com
Regarding Emily Guendelsberger’s recent article about Tony Danza's reality-TV show "Teach":
I’m a second year teacher teaching at a neighborhood school in SW Philly, and everything those teachers said is true. I used to cry almost every day on my way home last year. I’m still hanging in there, and I’m glad that others are too. It’s really a tough world there, but I know that I’m becoming a stronger teacher because of it.
JENNIFER via philadelphiaweekly.com
Regarding our sports column, The Big Sharkey Show:
I’m 62 years old and have been reading your publication for many, many years. I obviously enjoy it. I’m not a negative person but I felt compelled to write you about your article by John Sharkey III. I curse as much as anybody but the gratuitous profanity in that piece was utterly ridiculous. It added absolutely nothing and was a huge deterrent. When Tim Whitaker was with you he tried to be too cute with profanity also but it never bothered me enough to correspond. Profanity has it’s place when used intelligently but this was against the pale. Just terrible.
SCOTT via email
Hey, asshole, the Phillies have plenty of gay fans, so cut the phobic shit already.
CHUCK D. via email
Regarding Craig Lindsay’s recent story about El DeBarge:
This article is stupid, it was meant to be satirical but it’s not funny. I’m sick of the light-skinned vs. dark-skinned stuff, we need to get past this. We got to stop hatin’ on each other, just the fact that this is supposed to be humor undercuts us as African-Americans. It reveals that even though we have Obama in the White House, we are still living in the dark ages of Jim Crow racism, from a mental standpoint. We are still shackled.