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White T-Shirts Are Not OK In Philly

Philadelphia Senator Anthony Williams has decided that there’s an interesting juxtaposition between crime and style, and is cracking down on the city’s issues by addressing the fashion choices of a few residents. This morning, during an announcement from the Mayor, Williams mentioned that extra funds from the city’s budget are going to be devoted to stopping the “white-T culture” in Philadelphia. Essentially, he feels that by eliminating the ability to derive power from their common look, the Senator believes he’ll effectively decrease the power of street gangs who hang around on the city’s corners in huge white T-shirts. “We’re penetrating the veil of silence,” he said of the decision. “During these tough economic times, we have to set our priorities and be a role model for the country. These children are looking for us to stand up for them, and we have to turn this ‘white-T culture’ in a different direction.” I hate to say it, but, uh, I don’t think the solution to ending gang violence is as easy as banning white T-shirts. What do you think? Could nixing the white T-shirt culture really help change the crime problems of the city? And what about people who aren’t in gangs who want to wear white T-shirts? [Styleite] Keep reading »

“Philadelphia” Extra Still Living With HIV After 19 Years

In 1993, 15 years ago, the movie “Philadelphia” was released. Director Jonathan Demme wanted the film, which was the first big production to deal with AIDS, to reflect reality, so he cast dozens of people with HIV/AIDS in the movie, mainly as extras. Sadly, most of these extras died within a year of the movie’s release, but there is at least one who is still alive. Sue Kehler, 44, found out 19 years ago that she was infected with HIV. Amazingly, Kehler doesn’t look sick and has never gotten AIDS, meaning her body’s T-cell count has never dropped below 200, so it’s possible she’ll live to be an old woman. [Philadelphia Inquirer] Keep reading »

The Frisky Guidebook: The City Of Brotherly Love

Forget Rocky and cheesesteaks! The city of Philadelphia is a haven for all art, music, food, theater, culture and adventure lovers alike. With summer upon us, it makes a great weekend trip with something amazing to discover down each cobble stone road. Keep reading »

Go To The Philadelphia Airport, Get A Date

Whenever I fly I hope my seat will be 19C, the one next to the cute young guy reading The New York Times Magazine. Sadly, that never happens. But apparently other people are luckier, because a survey found that nearly one in 10 people had gone out with someone they had met at the airport or on their flight. Part of my problem might be that I never fly in or out of Philly — that airport ranked the best for singles to meet, probably because it has comfortable chairs, art exhibits, shops, bars and loads of delays. [P.S. Doesn't this guy kinda look like a better dressed K-Fed?] [MSNBC]
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