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The Sports Section

High, up above, in the lights of Comiskey Park, the nighthawks glided, flapped rapidly, twisted, fluttered, swung to the left, feeding on the varied bugs attracted by the lights, glided but did not relax, ascended, dove down, refused to accept the ease of flight and fought the air, flapping, for every inch of motion, did […]

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The Suicide

THE SUICIDE BDI Theater Company at the Commons Theater Back in 1932, after 18 months of rehearsal, Vsevolod Meyerhold’s production of Nikolai Erdman’s The Suicide was abruptly canceled during dress rehearsal. The play made fun of the state, and Stalin wasn’t amused. Well, after seeing the current production, I can’t say I was all that […]

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Strong Leadership

ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA at Ravinia Festival August 20 and 21 Seldom have concerts at Ravinia or at Grant Park been as poorly attended as they have been in recent weeks; it has simply been too hot for people to sit and listen comfortably to a concert. Last weekend’s cooling spell brought not only heat relief, […]

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Weapons for Development

To the editors: The Neighborhood News story on Chicago’s Peace Conversion Commission [August 19] correctly conveyed our mission–preparing a plan for the conversion of any prohibited nuclear weapons facilities to peaceful and productive uses. However, it gives the unfortunate impression that the city does not support this work. While our budget is small, we are […]

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Timothy Is for Real

To the editors: I would like to congratulate both you and Ms. Kitry Krause for the article, “Child in the Streets,” which appeared in the Reader on July 1, 1988. It does an excellent job of portraying the life of at least one of the thousands of young people who become estranged from their families […]

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Perils of Porn

MASTERPIECES Stage Left Theatre “Looking at pictures never hurt anyone,” says a male character early in Sarah Daniels’s Masterpieces; but Daniels sets out to prove otherwise. In her portrait of three married couples torn apart by the polarizing effect of pornography, Daniels seeks to establish a direct link between such “harmless” bourgeois habits as dirty […]