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Lumpen Speculation

Thank you for reminding me what a piece of crap Lumpen Times is [“The Panic in Wicker Park,” August 26]. I have to remember to tell visitors from out of town to pick one up so they can see what a proletarian pose, a slacker attitude, a near-total lack of journalistic skills, and Daddy’s money […]

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Reader to Reader

It was the middle of the downtown lunch-hour rush at the corner of Washington and Clark. A policewoman stood in the middle of the intersection, barking out orders to drivers and pedestrians. As she tried in vain to keep traffic moving, a well-dressed middle-aged man, briefcase in hand, stepped off the sidewalk to cross Clark […]