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Not Deep Enough

I’ve never voted for any Bush. As for today’s mainstream media, well, don’t get me started (no really, my family begs you–don’t get me started). From that frame of mind I watched Stephen Colbert’s now famous appearance at the big dinner in D.C. . . . eh [Hot Type, May 12]. He had two or […]

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Challenging Some Assumptions

To the editor(s), In the last two issues we’ve seen the Reader at its best and its worst, on the same topic: Iraq. The worst, as I’m sure many others are letting you know, was Neal Pollack’s February 28 whine about the amount and caliber of punditry and poetry being published about the issue [“Everybody […]

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I’m With Oprah

To the editor; I am a longtime fan of both Hot Type in general and Michael Miner’s work on it in particular; it’s the only thing like it in Chicago and I never miss reading it. I’m also a former reporter (for the Reader, among others), and something of an absolutist about defending the Bill […]

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Our Incredible Critics

To the editor: After reading Anthony Puccinelli’s review of Braveheart [June 9], I am left wondering what movie was he watching and with whom? I realize that reviewers may miss details while taking notes in a dark theater, but it would be worthwhile to avoid revealing how much of the film one has missed when […]

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Toxic States

National rank among the 50 states in total toxic dicharges to air, land, and water, in pounds: Indiana 4th Illinois 6th National rank in toxic substances imported from out of state for disposal, in pounds: Indiana 3rd Illinois 4th National rank in total discharges of known or suspected carcinogens: Indiana 4th Illinois 9th In known […]

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Beyond rubble: the Park District’s compromise plan for lakeshore improvement

Ten or twenty years from now, you may not recognize parts of Chicago’s world-famous lakefront: if a plan being pushed by the Chicago Park District becomes reality, there could be new harbors, beaches, islands, and piers, and the chronically underutilized south-side lakefront could come to rival the north side’s in amenities. The key word, naturally, […]