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Art Gang vs. Proles

To the editors: Last week’s Hot Type column [November 9] about the New Art Examiner’s problems in finding a printer to leave in the more salacious pictures at issue in the current NEA funding flap crystallized the entire controversy for me. Publisher Guthrie and Michael Miner seem to see it as a battle between troglodyte […]

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The Utter Arrogance of the Left

To the editors. While reading Mr. Lipsitz’s article last week on the controversy surrounding core curriculum reforms in the nation’s universities [“Comment: What Counts as Culture?” August 10], a few points occurred to me, concerning not so much the content of those dreary Western Civ survey courses, but rather where the real controversy should be […]

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The Guilt Factor

To the editors: I felt the usual sense of High-Art disorientation when I read your recent theater review [May 25] on the Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD), a performance group that apparently consists of some homeless people and a “performance artist- director” named John Malpede who drags them around the country like the freak tent […]

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First Church of the Radical Savior

To the editors: Pat Robertson reads his Bible and finds justification for dislike of homosexuals, liberals, evolution and sex. Professor Thomas Sheehan reads his and finds the bulletin board at the Guild bookstore [April 21]. Either way you slice it, it’s baloney. Robert McClory’s worshipful interview with Professor Sheehan seems to be a classic case […]