Michael Paglia replies: The only reference to MOCA/D in my December 17 piece was this sentence: "Rarely are Colorado photographers seen on the walls of the Denver Art Museum or the Colorado History Museum, or even Denver's upstart Museum of Contemporary Art." But the museum's admittedly short history speaks for itself: MOCA/D considered "Landscapes: 4 Views" so important that it presented its "all-Colorado photographers" show in an ad-hoc space in the lobby of the Acoma Center, not the museum's official (if temporary) space, which until January 9 was filled with the work of Slovak photographers.
After a well-deserved holiday break, my column will return next week--with an almost-all-Colorado edition.
While flipping through the December 24 issue, I stumbled across Michael Roberts's best CDs of 1998, "Year-End Close-Out." I looked through the article and was appalled to find no albums that contained music "heavier" than Slayer's Diabolis in Musica. I do realize that nobody can listen to everything, but to include Rob Zombie's Hellbilly Deluxe as one of the better hard-rock albums of '98 was horrifying to me. Cannibal Corpse's Gallery of Suicide was not on the list, and that band makes both Rob Zombie and Monster Magnet sound like Bow Wow Wow. I would hope in the future that you would take the time to distinguish metal from hard rock and also include a better selection of albums. It is hard for me to believe that Rob Zombie and Slayer beat out Cannibal Corpse, Nile and Mortician.
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