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Paint By Numbers

Dear Reader, Classic, biting satire, Fred Camper’s “Original Spin” (10 March issue). I am so jealous that I didn’t think of the concept first, of creating a totally imaginary Chicago “Artist” to pound home all the cliches: –young male, poor –SAIC grad! Yeah! –from dysfunctional family –debating whether to move to New York –totally derivative […]

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The Mesmerizing Walter

kay.qxd About time that the mesmerizing Walter Mercado landed in the Reader! John Sanchez’s article (3/13) was astutely funny, but why the debut delay? I was at Borders’ Clark and Diversey store last June 20 for Walter’s Beyond the Horizon book signing. When the elevator doors finally parted, there was Walter making a very grandiose […]

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Guilty as Charged

kay.qxd Guilty as Charged Love your recent series of 1000 Words and One Shot snapshots: ¥ twin babies in double-wide stroller ¥ blurred dog running on beach ¥ chess players silhouetted at North Avenue ¥ Lady Di flowers piled near British embassy ¥ old car outside old building in Wicker Park ¥ black man selling […]

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Profile of a Mason Fan

The audiences paying to laugh at Jackie Mason’s fag and shvartzer jokes can’t even see their own feet, let alone the forest for the trees [Performance, December 15]. I’ve been blindly knocked into many times by these lily-white suburban “theater” goers dumping onto Halsted after shows, glazed-eyed and oblivious to scumbag neighborhood pedestrians on the […]

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Art Thieves

To the editors: Having repeatedly discovered my own artwork used in an unauthorized manner without my byline and often in mutilated form, I can understand the devastation which Marcus Akinlana feels [“Honda Discord,” March 26]. I hope he gets every penny of the 140K sought, and more, even if most of it goes for legal […]