To the editors. I’ve enjoyed very much Mr. Robert Hurwitt’s critique on Mark Twain’s Letters, Volume 1: 1853-1866, in fact, on Mark Twain, Reader [“Reading: Semisincerely, Mark Twain,” July 8]. As I’ve taken graduate college courses on Mark Twain and read all his works, except his lectures (shows that were on the regular billboard of […]
To the editors: Tell Ron Weslow I’ll buy him a super transfer any time [“The Happiest Guy in the Whole CTA,” July 29]. Chicago has at least two people who really like the CTA! Maybe more, as one third of the households in this city do not have a car. I haven’t owned a car […]
To the editors. Sharon Solwitz, in the 10 June issue of the Reader, wrote an interesting article, “The Gospel According to Gordon Lish.” Gospel is something that doesn’t change. Those of us who work with Gordon know that he is always changing, that he respects most what is unique and different. Sharon Solwitz refers to […]
To the editors. I didn’t know that the Rainbow Grocery had closed until I read about it in the July 15 Reader. It’s been some months since I last stopped in there, maybe even a year. Partly because it’s out of my way to travel there, but mostly because, as Pamela Jameson’s excellent article points […]
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report is the government’s official rundown of scourges abroad in the land. From food poisoning to AIDS, it tells the strange, grim tales of who got what and what it did to them.
Night after night, week after week, voices tore the thick summer air and crashed through bedroom windows all along the block. “Hey motherfucker gimme that you dumb motherfucker.” ‘Who you be callin’ a motherfucker?” “You you motherfuckin’ motherfucker.” And then, together, “HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.” The voices, most deep, a few still cracking, belonged to teenage boys. They […]
A Report From the National Pizza and Pasta Show
A center for the treatment of torture victims has opened in Uptown. Business is brisk.