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Horberg Speaks

The demise of HotHouse, now characterized as a personality dispute, obscures what’s actually been at stake in my removal [The Business, April 20]. This is not a story about me fighting against a board that wanted “change.” It is a story about a board faction that has virtually ruined a thriving 20-year institution within a […]

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Don’t Blame Communism

Peter Margasak’s Post No Bills article about Buena Vista Social Club [June 25] is sort of the kind of sweet, endearing story you would expect when writing about exotic octogenarians–it is also so full of distortions and misinformation that it could have come from a press release issued by the Cuban American Foundation. To claim […]

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HotHouse Responds

To the editors: Unfortunately, I was unable to respond to the inaccuracies in Lewis Lazare’s [July 21] Culture Club piece regarding HotHouse earlier but I had my hands full moving and relocating HotHouse, an endeavor hampered by the miscasting of our business as tenant deadbeats. However for the record it is important to dispel the […]

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A Real and Present Danger

Unfortunately Jeff Huebner’s article “The Panic in Wicker Park” [August 26] is heavy on the griping and petty finger pointing and light on a more substantial analysis of gentrification; a real and present danger. What seems painfully absent are the voices of the dispossessed, either from the street, the recently evicted, or the workers and […]