To the editors: If “Mr. Fun” Dominowski will be program directing WFMT, then that great station is, for certain, doomed. (Reader, front page, June 22.) Among other lowbrow remarks, “Mr. Fun” charges that WFMT has been “elitist.” It has. And always should be. The “average” listener does not care for classical music, even when accompanied […]
Author Archives: Royce Wright
Bettelheim: Saint or Sadist?
To the editors: It is impossible to understand how a man so sensitive to the lives of children that he could write a classic on the role of fairy tales in a child’s psychological development–yet actually be a sadistic monster. That is one’s dilemma after reading the poignant letter (Reader, Apr. 6) from Name Withheld […]
Wildly Wrong Targets
To the editors: “Dimwitted” and “feeble” are appropriate ways to characterize Peter Pekin’s aborted attempt at satire in his “A Low Interest Year” (Reader, front page, Dec. 22). Events in the real world of 1989 were almost too interesting: the brutally crushed uprising of students in China; the sudden downfall of tyrannical Communist regimes in […]
To the editors: Who is this chap Ed Zotti, and what qualifies him to hand out the gold medal in the Chicago Public Library design competition? (Reader, June 10.) Zotti seems to know his technical details well. He is sadly lacking though in taste, and shows a conspicuous dislike for daring and innovative design. Zotti’s […]