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Lottie Da

Lottie Da says every woman’s fantasy is to be either a nun or a slut. “I always wanted to be a prostitute. That was my fantasy life. But I never was–because I didn’t need to be,” she concludes. Da’s philosophy about womanhood is more well-thought-out than it sounds. She has spent a lifetime studying “bad” […]

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50 Ways to Say “You’re Fired”

According to its corporate literature, the company sponsoring today’s lunch lecture is “designed to assist employers with employee termination issues and, after termination, to help separated employees develop skills and define career strategies to assist them in finding new employment.” “Separated employees”–fired people–are a $300,000,000-a-year industry. And Right Associates, an “outplacement” business, accounts for a […]

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Things Change

To the editors: I’d like to comment on Jerry Crimmins’ letter (November 30) criticizing the Reader for printing Mapplethorpe’s Honey photograph a few weeks ago. I always thought Jerry, a Tribune reporter, was a good one–and I depended on his expertise a few times when we covered stories together years ago when I was breaking […]