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Feedback

To the editors: Thanks for characterizing [“An Embarrassment of Magazines,” Frieda Madland, December 25] my article in Chicago Life on pornography and the law as a “superb piece.” I’m very flattered. It’s nice to know that someone was reading! Nancy Albert Evanston

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CAN Doings

To the editors: Ben Joravsky provided a great deal of information on and insight to the problem of Butternut Square in his November 20 article “Controversy on Clybourn: Attack of the Amazing Expanding Seven-Screen Theater” [Neighborhood News]. However, I would like to clarify a few issues. Phil Walters is reported as saying that the neighborhood […]

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Field & Street

Do fish think? Years ago, in a famous Second City routine, Severn Darden concluded that they do, but not fast enough. For most students of animal behavior, whether they are ethologists, psychologists, or evolutionary ecologists, the question itself is absurd. The dominant view in these sciences has been that animals are automata, genetically programmed robots […]

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Big Dreams

To the editors: About John Holden’s story on Emerald City [Neighborhood News, October 2] none can claim they didn’t know. “Dream no little dreams,” Mayor Carter Harrison told us back when this century was young. Martin Luther King heard him, and so, too, even earlier, did “great statesman” Vito Marzullo. The 60s were the last […]

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The Glass Menagerie

THE GLASS MENAGERIE Court Theatre When I was a student at Evanston Township High School, our drama class was assigned to read The Glass Menagerie and analyze its dramatic structure. Nearly the whole class, self-centered adolescents that we were, decided that the play’s antagonist, the figure against whom the protagonist must struggle to achieve his […]

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Further Adventures in Tot Control

To the editors: I am writing in reply to questions directed to me in the letter “Inquiring Moms Want to Know” (December 8). My criticism in the article “Tot Control” by Robert McClory (November 13) was not directed toward parents in their daily interactions with their children. It was directed toward a program, “Tuesday’s Child,” […]

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Pizza Man

It’s 1:30 in the afternoon and Nick Perrino and his son, Joe, are arguing about mozzarella cheese. Nick–a hardy 77 years old with a chest big as an institutional soup cauldron and an accent as thick as good spaghetti sauce–insists that cheese from a 20-pound block tastes different than cheese from a 5-pound block. Joe–trim […]

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Jerry’s Girls

JERRY’S GIRLS Rose Theatre at the Westin Hotel O’Hare It certainly sounds like a good idea. After all, Jerry Herman has written some of Broadway’s most memorable songs. A melody line springs to mind at the mere mention of such titles as “Hello, Dolly,” “Mame,” “If He Walked Into My Life,” and “I Am What […]