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Why Pick on the NEA?

To the editors: Bryan Miller is a great performer (the best Cherubino I have seen in the U.S.A. or Europe) and also a good writer. But, she is wrong wrong WRONG to be critical of the N.E.A. [“Art Biz,” August 3]! She knows perfectly well that every civilized country supports the arts with government funding! […]

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Our Handicapped Critics

To the editors: Why did you send Dennis Polkow to review Carousel at Chicago Opera Theater [June 15]? You have several good theater critics, and he knows even less about theater and musical comedy than he does about singing and opera. Why do you send someone who is legally blind to review any staged production? […]