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To the editors:

Two comments and a request.

First, while looking over recent cover articles run in the Reader, I was impressed by the unusually in-depth coverage of topics that are normally ignored by the media. In particular, the articles on torture (August 5th), a prison theatrical group (July 15th) and the philosopher Irving Thalberg Jr. (June 3rd) made me think about things, and the media rarely is guilty of that.

Second, it is time for me to praise Jonathan Rosenbaum. It was his study of Forsyth's Housekeeping [January 22] that encouraged me to do an extensive study of both the film and Robinson's book of the same title. He is the only reviewer I've encountered who assumes that his readers have a true interest in film, who provides informative and insightful reviews of new and vintage films, serious and humorous alike. For women interested in film, Rosenbaum is required reading. He seems to be the only reviewer in Chicago who understands work done by women.

And now, the request. I sorely miss not having a calendar of literary events in the Reader. Do you think something can be done about this?

Joan Fisher


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