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Pedophilia and Homophobia

To the editors: The English language, which served Jason Berry so well and which he used so brilliantly in his report on pedophile priests (24 May) does not seem to have a general term to characterize what he reported. “Horrible,” “awful,” “terrible,” “appalling,” etc are all very inadequate to the reality. (Having to work late […]

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Notify Thy Neighbor

To the editors: Chicago seems more and more like a huge psychology lab experiment, with a gigantic white-coated scientist from “The Far Side” looming over the city and pushing everything closer and closer together. The case of people speaking out against the development of Navy Pier, near where they live [Neighborhood News, August 10] could […]

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Homophobia Begins at Home

To the editors: Brent Stolks says that homosexuality can kill people mentally [Letters, June 8]. How does he know that? Has he had direct personal experience? His brief letter is a pitiful ejaculation of anger and spite. Where does it come from? Why would anyone write such a letter? Why bother? Why take this specific […]

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Sing Along With Solti

To the editors: I very much enjoyed Dennis Polkow’s interview with Georg Solti [February 3]. It was a pleasure to join mentally with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in this way, since actually attending CSO performances to hear the music is out of the question. People talk to each other and sing to themselves, crunch on […]