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Kudos for your recent Parramore scandal report. Super job! Thank you for bringing all that out into public view.

— William Gray, via the Internet

We achieve perfection

The article "Where have all the women artists gone?" [July 21] was absolute brilliance! It seemed obvious that a bit of research went into this article, as the title alone was a direct spin-off of art historian Linda Nochlin's essays on "Why have there been no great women artists?" I applaud you!

And, yes, the line, "She would make a good wife for an artist," was provocatively true and subtle sarcasm at its best.

Thank you for writing an article from an academic point. It was absolute perfection.

— Judith Segall, Orlando

Schneider-bashing, Part 17

I had the misfortune of bumping into a blurb from Mr. Steve Schneider's review [of Wedding Crashers, July 14] on the Rotten Tomatoes website. The political commentary is just so damn unnecessary. And so typical of the mindset of the "we're so smart" pseudo-intelligentsia.

Anybody who is in favor of the war, who believes in it because they believe it's right, is demonstrating "pseudo-patriotism" (as opposed to the "real" patriotism demonstrated by Bush-haters, the "patriotism" of protest and criticism, the "patriotism" of Michael Moore).

After all, Bush supporters are Bush supporters because, like Bush, they're simplistic frauds who cry during the sentimental moments in Michael Bay movies.

I'm a Bush supporter. My daughter put her 3.8 dean's list average on hold and volunteered to join the Army because she believed in the cause. I fly four small flags in my front garden every day. I have a screen saver at work that depicts the flag in a naturally beautiful setting, a mountain sunset in the background. I have received many unsolicited compliments from people walking by the desk.

Pseudo-patriots all, I suppose.

I watched the Purple Heart scene. I thought it was hilarious.

You have your agenda also. You criticize the depiction of the gay kid. That character was also hilarious. But of course, you found it offensive because it presented a stereotypical image of a group you support, or with whom you share orientation. Can't you see how intolerant that is?

I would not be so pissed off if you were writing a political column and posited an opinion about patriotism that was true to the theme. But to take the gratuitous shot, ramming the proverbial square peg into a round hole, during a review of a innocuous piece of entertainment is to demonstrate an arrogance that has and will continue to damage liberals at the polling place for the foreseeable future.

— Phil Susemihl, via the Internet

No more butts, please

I have enjoyed your paper for quite some time now. But I must take exception with the cover of the "Best of Orlando" edition [July 14]. This cover shows a naked adult butt on the cover quite clearly.

I do believe things like this are left to the inside of magazines and papers, particularly with the large circulation your paper enjoys. Is it necessary for us to display all? No, it isn't.

Please do not put nudity on the outside of your paper.


— John Todd, Winter Park

Department of Corrections

Last week's cover story, "A sucker deal," implied that Rhodes & Brito Architects Inc. was part of the team that will develop the Carver Theater site purchased from the city by the Black Business Investment Fund of Central Florida, Inc. That implication was based on the fact that BBIF listed Rhodes & Brito in its project summary.

However, according to Ruffin Rhodes, Rhodes & Brito is not part of the project. They were approached, but turned BBIF down because of scheduling conflicts.

BBIF did not return calls from Orlando Weekly to clarify the matter.

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