By Jim Schutze
By Rachel Watts
By Lauren Drewes Daniels
By Anna Merlan
By Lee Escobedo
Now, believe me, I'm no immaculate thing myself. But I feel that, in attempts at poignant, cutting-edge journalism, the Observer's articles too frequently focus on scandal, violence, or someone's misfortune, with particular attention given to whatever's gory, offensive, or just sick. Come on Observer--you're just perpetuating the degeneration. Try observing and presenting more of the good stuff out there. Even if it might be a challenge to find sometimes. Do yourselves, and all of us, a favor!
Thanks for this honest look at a unique place ["Virgin Academy," July 20]. You guys get a bad rap in some circles (my conservative friends), but I and many of my friends did enjoy the article. Generally, I don't often agree with what you say, but you probably don't agree with my way of thinking either! There are many real Christians out there doing what God would have them do. We're tired of hearing about all the All-Star retardos (Koresh, Tilton, Baker, just to name a few!). Keep the presses rolling.
Must have been a Buckeye
Re the robbery report in the [Aug. 3] Buzz column--that snide comment made after the physical description of a brain-dead thief--"Ouch. Why not just call him a pasty-faced Cornhusker!"
Pasty-faced? I realize Texas prides itself on its natives, but I fail to see the link between pasty-faced thieves and Nebraska. Honestly, have you seen our football team? And what about that Midwest work ethic?
In the future, please refrain from implying Cornhuskers are spineless, unscrupulous couch potatoes (Don't they live in the Northeast anyhow?).
C. E. Bednar
On the record
Robert Wilonsky's "Off the Record" article [July 27] was very insightful to the vintage vinyl dilemma. Dallas is slowly losing all original and unique independent music stores. Most people are simply unaware of the great merchandise our independent stores have to offer. All local music relies on our independent stores. Maybe publications like the Observer could help by reviewing "Great Finds" or "Interesting Independent Businesses" of all kinds. Your help is needed now, not after it's too late. I co-own two independent record stores, Mohawk Music, with one located in Dallas. Our lease will be up for renewal next year and we too will consider, "Is it worth it?" Don't waste your valuable space on our obituary. The word is that there still is an alternative to Top 40.
Correction: On last week's "Calendar" page, a childhood photo of comic Pat Hazell posing in a jail cell was incorrectly identified as that of House Majority Leader Dick Armey. As far as we know, Armey has no juvenile criminal record.