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Crass Dismissed

In his review of Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat, Bill Stamets describes the star as being in “payback mode for this concert filmed at the DAR’s Constitution Hall in Washington.” I presume that Mr. Stamets believes this performance is some sort of “payback” for the Marian Anderson debacle. However, paying back the slight given to a […]

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True Sportsmanship

Re: “The Sports Section,” March 4, 1994 Alan Boomer couldn’t be more wrong in his assertion that “Sportsmanship . . . took the biggest beating in the Harding affair.” (Will he take back the “sexist” crack if one says “sportspersonship” instead?) Of all the civic and personal virtues displayed by the Norwegian hosts and spectators […]

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Speck’s Victims

To the editors: Perhaps the publicity surrounding the death of Richard Speck will prompt Dwight Okita to revise the script of his play, currently showing at Club Lower Links. According to your review [December 6], “Speck killed eight nurses, most of them Filipino.” In fact, only three of the victims (plus the one survivor) were […]

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Making Babies

To the editors: In “A Girl in Trouble” (August 17), Flo Levinsohn trots out the usual litany of statistics and speculation concerning the real and imagined results of abortion regulations. What she conveniently neglects to mention (and the statistic that I personally am most interested in learning) in her “before and after” analysis is whether, […]

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Advice for Yuppifiers

To the editors: Re: “Neighborhood News”–July 29,1988 If you want to know why so many “locals” are objecting to the “gentrification” of Wicker Park and other neighborhoods, look no further than Louis Prus’ statement: “My kids didn’t go to the local schools. But who sends their kids to the local schools?” Well . . . […]

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Calling the Sun-Times Slack

To the editors: So the Hot Type people think it’s just terrible that Hedy Weiss of the Sun-Times didn’t review Torch Song Trilogy [September 25]! Yes, Ms. Weiss is showing poor judgment, but the Reader should certainly not be so quick to criticize. Why? Because over the past several years, I have seen and enjoyed […]