By Michael Goldstein
By Dennis Romero
By Sarah Fenske
By Matthew Mullins
By Patrick Range McDonald
By LA Weekly
By Dennis Romero
By Simone Wilson
I loved Margy Rochlin’s story on Helen Gurley Brown [”Bad, Bad Gurley Brown,“ June 8--14]. The only thing lacking is mention of Brown‘s wonderful kindness to the young people climbing the ladder to success in publishing. She is ready to help so many of them -- including my grandson, who feels she is 10 feet tall. She has captured his heart, which makes me jealous, but I know how wonderful she is, and has been to him. Keep it up, Ms. Brown.
Re: Judith Lewis’ ”And You Don‘t Ask a Neurosurgeon To Show You How To Cut Up Brains . . .“ [June 15--21]. Uta Hagen’s querulous refusal to discuss the actor‘s technique with the ”lay public“ is boresome. Comparing an actor’s technique to a violinist‘s bowing technique is nonsensical, and I wonder why people let her get away with it. Fine, don’t discuss it -- but don‘t blame the public and the press for being thoughtful and curious about technique.
Re: Ron Athey and Vaginal Davis’ ”The Beauty of the Dork“ [June 15--21]. Thank you for the geeks. Thanks for introducing the Herbst twins to the world. What energy! What sangfroid! What geek wonderdom!
New York City
I read with intense fascination Ron Athey and Vaginal Davis‘ discourse. It was especially heartwarming when John Hodiak’s name was mentioned -- he was a babe, wasn‘t he, especially as the no-nonsense survivor in Lifeboat? And I totally agree with the positive diminutive-man assessment: One of my strongest crushes was on a short, redheaded Jewish fellow with glasses, and I often utilize him in my fantasies today.
An interesting dialogue overall. Let’s have more of it in the Weekly in the future.
OUR CROSS TO BEAR
What‘s the point of Peter Gilstrap’s ”Cavalcade of Christ“ area of the Weekly Web site, anyway? To mock Jesus Christ and individuals who believe in him? I‘m amazed at how popular religion bashing has become, and disappointed that your publication has taken a role.
In the June 22--28 issue, a Scoring the Clubs item incorrectly stated that the hip-hop duo Blood of Abraham are Orthodox Jews who frequently reference the Torah in their songs. We apologize for the error.
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