To the editors: My sincerest apologies to the New Duncan Imperials [Letters, April 13]. My letter [March 30] was intended to be a comment on the quality of the review [Critics Choice, March 2], not the quality of the band. I never meant to imply that the band was not good, only that the review […]
The people who built Sherman Park and others of its vintage were reformers, progressives, relentless improvers. They believed that a natural environment and planned recreation could mold young immigrants into good Americans.
To the editors: What insight Laurel Fantis and Zapp Merryweather and the Medusa Collective possess [Letters, March 16]. Why it’s positively shocking: there are men who hate women. Who would have guessed? And, judging by these letters, there are also women who hate men. Nawwww. Say it ain’t so, Josephine. But equating sex crimes with […]
Bruce Woods is not a household name in the world of fashion and design. But then he doesn’t aim to be. Working from his north-side apartment, he designs and crochets one-of-a-kind skirts, tops, dresses, jackets, even coats for individual clients. “Crochet” may suggest a kind of craft or folk art, but that is not what […]
To the editors: My white friend from the Union of South Africa really enjoyed your cover article “The Color of Money” [April 6]. Soon it will be live Black and go to black schools, beaches, and communities. Won’t it be wonderful. Who are you trying to kid. Robert Burns N. Sandburg Terrace
It may be Other People’s Money, but it’s Robert Perkins’s future. Show folks say his Royal George Theatre desperately needs a hit.
To the editors: I am writing about the letter from the person whose name was withheld, who pointed out how he and others had been abused by Bruno Bettelheim [April 6]. If you do not publish this letter, please forward it to him, because I would like him to know that I, at least, believe […]
DRUM SOLO Partners in Mime Drew Richardson is a mime–nothing more and nothing less. He puts on airs, calling himself a “dramatic fool” and a “darkly absurd clown,” but that only proves what a mime he really is. Because nothing is more mimelike than pretending to be something more than a mime. Marcel Marceau never […]
To the editors: Tom Valeo’s review of Chicago Cooperative Stage’s presentation Joe Momma! (Reader, 3-9-90) clearly reveals that he was either in remote suburbia or Bejezus Nebraska, but surely as hell not anywhere near an inner-city Chicago high school circa the time of Dr. King’s assassination. Well, I was, and contrary to Valeo’s assertion that […]
Six Kids at Play
To the editors: I enjoyed Mr. Rosenbaum’s review of Cecil B. De Mille’s The Ten Commandments (4/6/90). The film impressed me, too, with a religiosity I did not expect to find in it. As a long time enthusiast for Judeo-Hellenistic syntheses, great was my thrill to see the name of Philo boldly listed among the […]
THE SEA HORSE Quando Productions at the Roxy The Sea Horse is a frustrating play. It aims at a gritty yet poetic naturalism, but its central dramatic conceit–bringing together a “tough, disillusioned” barkeep and a “romantic, compassionate” seaman (as press materials describe them) in a seaside bar to battle their way through to falling in […]
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 […]
To the editors: In last week’s calendar we erroneously reported that Alexandra Billings had been nominated for a Jeff award for acting in Vampire Lesbians of Sodom. The show itself has received a recommendation from the Jeff committee, but it is not their policy to specify the reason before the balloting is official. Sorry about […]
People like myself who often despair of finding a new cop-and-crime movie that isn’t encrusted in cliches should make a beeline for this wonderful sleeper by writer-director George Armitage (Vigilante Force), based on a novel by Charles Willeford (Cockfighter) and coproduced by Jonathan Demme. A small-time thief and ex-con (Alec Baldwin) arrives in Miami, latches […]