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The Mind-set of a Fanatic

To the editors: Your article “Scourge of the Shedd” [November 5] describing Steve Hindi’s assault on the Shedd Aquarium was very illuminating of the mind-set of a fanatic. He has become so entrenched in attacking the Shedd that he feels every act aimed at that end is justified. Such rudeness and acts of unkindness turned […]

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Correcting Shakespeare

To the editors: In his October 22 “Critic’s Choice” review of the APT production of The Taming of the Shrew, Jack Helbig notes the “patriarchal bias that mars this comedy for modern audiences” as well as the blatant anti-Semitism of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, neither of which APT was able to find “a way […]

Posted inArts & Culture

Sculpture in Vitro: Growing Up Female in the Age of Liposuction

Despite the subtitle, Molly McNett and Shirley Anderson’s wise and witty show, first produced last summer at the Prop Theatre, speaks volumes to anyone, female or male, interested in breaking the media-created consensus trance about body image. Combining elements of satire and autobiography, this wickedly funny five-person revue examines the myriad ways adolescent girls are […]