Re: “Sweet ’n’ Nasty” [August 2–8]. What a shock to find Tony Mostrom’s misogynistic drivel in the same issue of the Weekly that decries racism (Marc B. Haefele) and homophobia (Christopher Lisotta). A primary subject of his article, Janet Klein, is a woman he describes as both an “enthusiastic collector of vintage obscurities” and a musical “archaeologist,” yet aside from the “fresh-faced, pixieish” coffee-shop cutie he catches discussing Brunswick’s 6,000 recording series, he swears he’ll never hear such musical obsessions “uttered by a female voice.”
Obviously, Mostrom is both journalistically confused and lodged in the past. Hey, Tony, last I heard, women could play sports and be into math and science, too.
Taylor plays right into the filmmaker’s conceit. It’s a pity she was unwilling to see Full Frontal for what it really is — a pointless exercise in futility by a bunch of bored egomaniacs wanking directly into the camera.
Last week’s feature “A Tough Guy’s Tears” refers to Frank Sinatra’s “blistering letter to the editor dressing down the Pope for criticizing Sinead O’Connor”; it was, of course, O’Connor who had criticized the Pope. Also, the photo captions in last week’s Where To Eat Now got switched. The first image depicted Andre Guerrero of Max Restaurant and the second, a course at the restaurant Pho Bac Huynh.