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POV Shots

Jonathan Rosenbaum has written intelligently often enough that his gaffes and errors just amaze me. In this last month two different films have played in Chicago which have scenes in which Rosenbaum thinks characters are hallucinating. In Irma Vep Hong Kong movie star Maggie Cheung plays a Hong Kong actress named Maggie Cheung, who travels […]

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Three Points

chukman.qxd To the editors: Ted Cox’s rundown on the NBA finals (June 26) was incisive enough as sports analysis, but he deserves a chiding. I had always heard that Chicago’s sports teams were losers for years on end not from idealism or fastidiousness but from miserliness: talented players were sold or traded away before they […]

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Seeds of War

chukman.qxd To the editors: Lee Sandlin’s meditations on World War II provoked many thoughts and ideas. [“Losing the War,” March 7 and 14] Last summer I mentioned to a teenage colleague that my parents had immigrated to the U.S. because of World War II. He said, “Oh yeah. The Holocaust. Like Schindler’s List.” The idea […]

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Bring Blacks the 50s

Dear Reader: Though I generally laud Tom Frank’s analysis of the auto show [February 23], I believe he missed a few points about the marketing of sports utility vehicles (SUVs): (1) Practicality. There are a couple of rational reasons to want an SUV in an urban environment. Women like Jeeps et al because they feel […]

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Dudycz Is the Enemy

To the editors: I have now read the Reader’s cover story on Walter Dudycz [October 19], and two responding letters and Bryan Miller’s reply published last week [November 2]. Dudycz lost the election yesterday, much to my relief. But I am shocked and surprised to see the Reader, if not supporting Dudycz, at least making […]