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Bad Advice

After reading Michael Miner’s piece on the Chicago Tribune’s new advice columnist [Hot Type, July 18], I was still curious about how Amy Dickinson got the job. So I turned to Seth Mnookin’s Newsweek interview with Dickinson (, which Miner quoted briefly. There I found what I should have expected, I suppose: a decent track […]

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Suicide and the U. of C.

A few thoughts about Tyler Cole’s “We Were Only Freshmen” [June 7], on suicide and the University of Chicago, from an alumna of that college: 1. Curious about what the U. of C. has to say about this phenomenon, I learned in the April 25, 2002, Chicago Weekly News, a campus newspaper, that “guidelines [on […]

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Get Your Head Out of Your Class!

In “Acquiring Minds” (August 24), Richard Knight Jr. informs us that the houses in Norwood Park are “neat and orderly.” What’s more, we learn that the Hennesseys show “pride” in their home, “one of the neatest houses on the block.” It’s been a while since I’ve seen so much condescension in so few sentences–the lead […]