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Miner Defects

Letter to the Editor: Michael Miner’s article on the editorial demise of American Medical News [Hot Type, March 10] was astoundingly idiotic, given all the reporting he’s done on AM News since 1996. Dr. George Lundberg is a quisling who threw AM News to the wolves five years ago to protect his precious AMA medical […]

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Ethics Arbiter

meyer.qxd Dear Editor: Since the Chicago Headline Club announced plans for an annual journalism ethics award three years ago, the Reader has published a series of snide, poorly supported potshots at the award, its organizers, and its recipients, including me. One Reader piece described the award as a “well-meant gesture…doomed to fall flat.” Meanwhile, the […]

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Confession Confection

Dear Mr. Rosenbaum: I generally agreed with your capsule review of Dead Man Walking, which describes the movie as honest and balanced in its handling of the controversy over capital punishment. But, after seeing the movie, I read the book of the same name upon which it was based. Then I wasn’t sure anymore about […]

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Pulp Walkout

Dear Letters to the Editor: Jonathan Rosenbaum owes me and a lot of other people $7.50 for an incredibly bad steer in his “Critic’s Choice” capsule review of Pulp Fiction [October 14]. I should have known better than to see Pulp Fiction after I read Jonathan’s strained effort to find meaning in a movie he […]

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Arguments Against Handguns

Dear Reader editors: Bryan Miller’s article on women and guns [February 4] was the most persuasive polemic I’ve read in favor of widespread handgun ownership. Its glaring weakness was that it didn’t do justice to the strong arguments against handguns as a deterrent to crime. The quotes from the NOW and gun control leaders were […]

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Send a Message to Starbucks

To the editors: Paula Mathieu’s “Coffee Talk” was right on concerning Starbucks’ absurd terminological barrier to customers getting what they want [Our Town, August 20]. One solution is to pick a single Starbucks location, teach one barista how to make your drink the way you like it (and let you call it whatever you want), […]