Posted inArts & Culture

On Film: high hopes for “The Optimists”

Jacky Comforty’s 2000 documentary, The Optimists, tells the story of how 50,000 Bulgarian Jews–including Comforty’s parents and grandparents–were saved from the Nazi death camps by a coalition of protesters that included the Bulgarian Orthodox church, labor unions, members of parliament, and countless ordinary non-Jewish citizens. Comforty, an Evanston resident, spent 12 years working on the […]

Posted inNews & Politics

Leave Lutton Alone

Dear editor: At least three things amaze and depress me about the raft of vitriolic responses the Reader has received to Linda Lutton’s recent column about the federal tax cut [Letters, August 24]: (1) Their collective assumption that every person’s value to their nation is measured solely and completely by their salary–when in fact, that […]