THE EDITOR REPLIES: The unfortunate association of the word "sallow" with an actor of Asian extraction boils down to a quality-control issue in our editorial department. No racial slur was intended.
LIKE A ROCK
Just writing to say how much I love the Rockie Horoscope. I'm an astrologer too -- I write for Citysearch -- and I always enjoy Rockie's accuracy, insight and just plain talent. Hope you are paying her well.
I have read and enjoyed the L.A. Weekly for many years, and the only question I have is: Why does your publication have to rely on the advertisements of plastic-surgery vultures and 1-800 hookers?
No offense to them as individuals, but every page is plastered with "Oriental Masseuse," "Breast Augmentations," "Vaginal Reconstruction" and "Sizzling, Busty Latinas." How sad it is that this is the only way readers like myself can get such an informative and provocative publication for free.
Due to a last-minute editing change in "Jeremiah Among the Palms: The Lives and Dark Prophecies of Mike Davis" (November 27December 3), Mike Davis' quote "I was stunned to find out that something I said turned out to be true" could be construed as a comment on his research methods rather than his inability to recall details of his personal life. In fact, his comment came as part of a response to Davis' second wife Jan Breidenbach's saying of him that "He couldn't remember to buy mayonnaise, but he had a photographic memory for great blocks of information." I regret any misunderstanding that may have arisen from the juxtaposition.
In last week's Scoring the Clubs, Satan's Cheerleaders were erroneously ballyhooed for an appearance at Bar Deluxe. In reality, the band was Satan's Pilgrims. We apologize for any deviltry this may have caused.
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