Just want to say how much I enjoyed Randy Horick's article in this week's Scene ("Fields of Dreams," Sept. 16). I always read and enjoy his column, but this week's piece really hit home. I'm one of those sentimental thirtysomethings who can't resist heading out to football games on Friday nights for those sights and sounds and smellsand for that sense of community I've never really felt as a lifelong Nashvillian. And you're right about it being "curative." I, too, sit there in the stands and watch the students with interest, imagining my high school days as I longed for them to be, not as they really were.
By the way, it didn't hurt that you mentioned Local Hero in your piece. That happens to be my all-time favorite film. Nice analogy. Keep up the good work.
2506 Couchville Pike, Nashville
In his Sept. 16 editorial ("Help Wanted"), Dobie calls the Seigenthaler regime at The Tennessean "benighted." Certainly, he didn't intend to do this. Or did he?
Praise the Lord
I applaud and agree with Jason Alexander ("Council, Boobs," Sept. 16). At least someone is standing for what is right according to the Bible. It will be a sad day in the world of those who openly support sin (pornography, homosexuality) when they come to realize that "Every knee shall bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord" (Isaiah 45:23).
ShelayneM@aol.com (White House)
Claire, is this a ringer?
I just wanted to write to say that I think Claire Suddath has been a great addition to the Scene. From her comprehensive review of fall events (Fall Guide, Sept. 16) to her clever delivery of news ("Blowing Their Tops," Sept. 9) to the hilariously cynical look at fall fashion ("What's in Your Closet?" Sept. 16), Claire Suddath makes the Nashville Scene even more entertaining and informative. I can't wait to read more from her.
email@example.com (Austin, Texas)
Let me start by saying I'm a pretty laid-back person. If I had to label myself, I would say I'm more conservative than liberal while at the same time being very open-minded. Here recently I have seen many articles against the Metro Council. I will say, some are deserved, but the article that attacks council member Jason Alexander is wrong ("Council, Boobs," Sept. 16). I'm in agreement with him that the postcard he received shouldn't have been sent out without an envelope. I don't care what the message is, there is nudity in plain sight. Alexander probably could have handled it better than he did, but how is it wrong not to want children to open the mailbox and see nudity? I wasn't offended by the art piece nor would it bother me to get it in the mail, but this article is one of many that's biased against the council. How about doing a piece showing some of the good things that council members do? They're not all bad, with the exception of Ludye Wallace, of course. I'm sure you can find something positive to say. In closing, with all of Jason Alexander's conservative-minded opinions, I have to say he's right this time.
Yeah, we're eating both feet
It was hard enough to swallow Claire Suddath's contention that J.D. Salinger "is the best writer of the 20th century" (for one thing, this is 2004the verb would be "was"and besides, Joyce, Nabokov and Faulkner spring immediately to mind), but "belay the goulashes" and "patterned goulashes" and "pink goulashes" (in "What's in Your Closet") are seriously unpalatable. Does Claire really wear stew on her feet? Has she got something against Hungarian food?
Didn't you catch our corrective self-loathing last week?
I love that you folks at the Scene frequently call to task the folks over at The Tennessean, who often wouldn't know a fact if it hit them in the face, but at least make sure you have your own facts straight when dissing that newspaper. In the brief about The Tennessean not being able to spell Mike Jameson's name right, y'all got his Metro Council district wrong (News Briefly, Sept. 9); you have him as District 7 when he is, in fact, representing District 6. Hello pot, this is the kettle....
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