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Sick System

To the editors: I was surprised to see the June 23 Reader cover story on the Veterans Administration’s hospitals and the Hot Type piece on the AMA and “universal health care” in the same issue. Michael Miner takes a strident, clearly pro-free health care tone, but he would do well to read the cover story […]

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Out Rage, Part 2

To the editors: Oh god. I’m in Reader response hell. I have dreaded this, however Tracy Baim’s response to my outing letter [May 24] has now trapped me into responding weeks later to issues the readers have long since forgotten. The story so far–Outlines has reported the names of closet gays who are felt to […]

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Out Rage

To the editors: I read your piece on the moonlighting theater critic for Chicago’s two gay papers [Hot Type, May 10] and was left reeling. In that piece a spokesperson for Outlines stated that many of their writers use pseudonyms when writing to protect their identities. There is only one problem–Outlines is one of the […]

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Understanding Pop Culture

To the editors. I enjoyed Andrew Goodwin’s “Reading: The Cultural Crash of ’89” in November 11’s Reader. I was glad to read that there is a “contemporary Marxist theory” that does not involve reducing every cultural artifact to its “progressive” stance. This must not be too popular because I hadn’t heard any of it during […]