"…I don't miss you,
Frieda, but my brother does."
been hot for a while
What an odd collection of misinformation and misinterpretation
appeared in John Easton's "Here Goes the Neighborhood" (June/00).
The restaurant La Petite Folie "near the corner of 55th and Lake
Park" ("Dining with the Stars," June/00) revives a fine culinary
and social tradition in the neighborhood. [
With reference to Saul Bellow's latest book, the controversy over
whether or not Bloom died from AIDS is really beside the point
("Birdwatching," June/00). [
ratings worth remembering
I read with interest the short blurb in the June/00 issue ("For
the Record") about the rankings of graduate schools at the University
of Chicago. [
I was so worried when hearing even the mention of International
House closing ("Letters," June/00)-I lived at I-House and I worked
in its cafeteria. [
It seems there's some disagreement among letter writers (June/00)
as to the value of comics in the university mag, in particular
Jessica Abel's regular back-page cartoon ("Chicagophile") and
her feature in the April/00 issue. [
market for physicists
In your interview with Dean of the Division of the Physical Sciences
David Oxtoby ("Chicago Journal," April/00), you asked, [
in an athletics complex?
It must have been a very difficult task to decide what features
would be inside the new athletics complex ("Chicago Journal,"
librarians: busy, busy
I was very happy to see Sem Sutter's letter in the April/00 issue,
rectifying the editor's comparison of reference librarians to
Maytag repairman. [
Your "Editor's Notes" in the February/00 issue interested me.
You spoke of the annual survey of readers' opinions of the Magazine.
Reading the letters in the June/00 issue made me feel guilty.
I loved Jessica Abel's profile of Mike Klingensmith and didn't
write to say so.
hope you got a few letters of praise and the response wasn't limited
to the alum who didn't care for the synthesis that is illustrated
journalism. Clearly not an Art Spiegelman fan.
In "Birdwatching" (June/00), you referred
to the charges some have made that Mr. Bellow unfairly "outed"
Mr. Bloom, by having Ravelstein, a character based on Bloom, die
Just curious, is it the fair way to out somebody
to refer to a surviving friend as a "companion"? That's what you
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