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Neocon, Schmeocon

Dear editor: Mr. Rosenbaum refers to Norman Podhoretz and Christopher Hitchens as “neoconservatives” in the review of the movie about Chomsky [February 7]. Quitting the Nation and not joining the anti-Iraqi-war movement does not automatically convert Hitchens to a conservative, neo or otherwise. This is a crude, simplistic judgment. Probably politics is not Mr. Rosenbaum’s […]

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Underworld Uber Alles

Dear letters editor: I don’t understand the complaints about the cartoon Underworld. It’s one of the sharpest, wittiest items in the Reader. As far as Tom Tomorrow: trite, leftish homilies in cartoon form. I don’t mind the liberal or “progressive” viewpoint, but Tom Tomorrow’s wit is entirely predictable. I wouldn’t mind not seeing the Jennifer […]

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Tesserless ‘BEZ

Dear Editor: Contrary to reader Michael Riordan’s rancorous sentiments [Letters, April 25], WBEZ needs Neil Tesser. Tesser used to advertise WBEZ’s “full spectrum of jazz.” Now that he’s gone, one end of the spectrum is missing. Tesser is the one that played some of the more adventurous pieces of modern improvised music, stuff that you […]

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NPR Is Liberal?

To the editors: Writer Glenn Garvin’s revelation about NPR news’s “liberal” taint was news to me [“How Do I Hate NPR?,” June 25]. I’ve heard the news on WBEZ now and then and it’s seemed fairly innocuous. I suppose that in the American political universe of today (where the Democrats are in the center–or on […]