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Kenton Kuhn should use adiosISP.com; nobody should have a problem with that. I would really hate to cave in to a big corporation because of legal bills when I'm right legally--but you still have to eat. Don't release the domain name to AOL. Use it later, when the heat has died down. Just be a general pain in the neck. Eventually, they may have bigger fish to fry.

Cheryl Bower
via the Internet

Tag, You're It
Regarding Susan Froyd's December 24 "Vanishing Cowboy":
As a former LoDo resident who happened to have an apartment that faced the wall in question for almost two years, it would have been much more pleasant to wake up and see "A Fine Old Martin" every morning as opposed to the graffiti tags that were there. It's too bad such rigid protocol slows the spread of great art and also fails to stop the taggers.

Laurie Cicotello
Hastings, Nebraska

C'mon, Get Happy
I disagree with Bill Gallo's choice of Happiness as a top-ten best for 1998 ("Splice World," December 31). I saw most of the others and found his choices to be on the mark; however, Happiness was of no value, in either sentiment or entertainment. I found it to be a shallow attempt by the director to continually shock the audience with overdone exaggerations of life's imperfections.

Hugh Daly
via the Internet

The Pluck of the Irish
Regarding Bill Gallo's December 24 "Sisters Doing It for Themselves," about Dancing at Lughnasa:

What a wonderful movie review! I notice that most of the reviews I've read of this movie were by off-the-mark critics who simply didn't get it about the role of the church in the oppression not only of the women in the field, but of the people of Ireland. The movie left me with a profound sadness. I've visited Ireland many times, and I've fallen in love with the people. Their oppression has left them torn between their natural joy of living and their guilt about having the joy at all.

Gallo didn't miss the point. Congratulations.
Sylvia Sullivan
via the Internet

Holy Moses!
I could not believe Michael Sragow's December 24 review of Prince of Egypt, "The Greatest Story Never Told." He virtually ragged on every aspect of the movie. The animation uninspired? Did he see the same movie as the rest of us? Even Disney would have to agree that the animation is brilliant and probably will set the standard for animation to come. He probably would have preferred a wacky talking-Moses walking stick and a singing camel.

Mr. Sragow, set your crack pipe down and give kudos to DreamWorks for a brilliant production and for daring to try something different.

Peter Gula
via the Internet

Methinks Sragow got a bit carried away with overanalyzing Prince of Egypt...and comparing this film to every other biblical one ever made. Did the thought of taking it for what it is ever occur to him? Better yet, take it from the perspective of an agnostic with children whose little consciences get bombarded with Christian dreck at all turns. What you get then is a reasonably entertaining crash course on a portion of the Old Testament...and plenty good enough for this family!

Ron Rusnak
via the Internet

The Samples Truth
Just letting you know that I appreciate the kind mention in Michael Roberts's December 17 Feedback column, in which he talked about the Samples' Here and Somewhere Else. It's nice to see a review that looks at more than just the core members in a group and their impact on the recording.

Lorne Bregitzer
via the Internet

The Samples are an amazing band that evolved from a local success to a nationwide success via a grassroots approach--playing endless tours and spreading their music via word of mouth and not by eMpTV. That, my friend, is certitude. So go out and plug another matchbox 20 band!

Brian Bagenstose
via the Internet

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