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Zone It, Don’t Ban It

To the editors, Section 1 of the April 7 issue has the article “The Electronic Pillory,” discussing the advisability of prosecuting clients of prostitution, while Section 4 of the same issue contains advertisements for prostitution. And Dan Savage’s advice column in Section 4 approvingly quotes a colleague, “Good God . . . just pay the […]

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Hypocrites Hit the Jackpot

To the Editors, Harold Henderson’s article (December 8) about the Pokagon Band and gambling operations on Native American reservations was excellent. I can’t help noticing a parallel between the situations of Native Americans in the present-day United States and of Jews in medieval Europe. In many parts of medieval Europe, Jews were prevented from exercising […]

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Cartoon Critic

To the editors: I am writing to comment on the cartoons and other material in the Reader’s Section Four. Excellent most of the time: Dan Savage’s Savage Love Heather McAdams’s cartoons Sometimes good: Jennifer Berman’s cartoons Derf’s “The City” “Ask Aunt Violet” Stale and long past their prime: Lynda Barry’s “Ernie Pook” Matt Groening’s “Life […]

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Bike Nicely

To the editors, I am writing to comment on K. Ostberg’s article (August 20) and C. Pecciotto’s letter (September 10) on the Critical Mass bicycle movement. Bicycling in cities is fun! I’ve been doing it for about 30 years, in Boston, Paris, and Chicago, for pleasure, commuting, and errands. I too enjoy industrial tourism and […]

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Advice for Radio Junkies

To the editors: You have been publishing some good stuff lately in the Reader. I am always pleased to read David Futrelle’s book review articles. His latest, “The Politics of Pornography” (December 10), continues his consistently high standard of criticism and penetrating social observation. Michael Miner’s reporting on the upheaval at WBEZ radio [Hot Type, […]

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How to End Apartheid

To the editors: During the past few weeks, the “Reader’s Guide to the Silver Screen” has run both a mini-review of and an advertisement for the movie The Gods Must Be Crazy II. However, neither mentions a very important detail: like the original The Gods Must Be Crazy, this movie was made in South Africa […]