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
—H.L. Warren St. Charles, Maryland
I continue to be impressed by the writers for the L.A. Weekly— Ernest Hardy, Harold Meyerson, Steven Leigh Morris, Derrick Mathis and now Erin Aubry Kaplan. In “Black Like I Thought I Was,” she writes, “Race is still America’s bane, and its fascination,” and I couldn’t agree more. America’s relationship with the concept of race is a complicated issue, and Kaplan delivered an insightful article.
—Joe Hernandez-Kolski Los Angeles
HEY, THAT’S LESS THAN A DOLLAR AN INCH!
—Lisa Jenio Los Angeles
BRONCOS, RAMS AND OTHER PRE-HUMMER EUPHEMISMS
In “Connecting the Dots” [October 3–9], Bill Bradley, writing about Arnold Schwarzenegger, states there were no SUVs in 1978. The Chevy Blazer, GMC Jimmy, Ford Bronco and Dodge Ram Charger all instantly spring to mind. A small point I know, but I’m a car guy. I can’t help it.
—D.K. Williams San Antonio
MORE TROT THAN HOP
I recently moved from L.A. to northeast Mississippi, and was getting all wistful about L.A. while reading your 2003 “Best of” lists [October 17–23]. Then I noticed that you were recommending the creepy miniature museum on Wilshire Boulevard as one of the hoppable galleries in the LACMA area. Hmmmmm. That struck me as strange, since when I first moved to L.A. in 2000, I found those museum doors already very closed, with a big “For Rent” banner hanging outside. For a moment, I thought that the museum might have resuscitated itself, but quick research reveals that it was just wishful thinking on the part of your writers. The collection is now in Naples, Florida, and I’m guessing it’s been there for some time (see www.barrykaye.com/museum.html). Surely your fact checkers should be able to do a better job than someone who now lives thousands of miles away.
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