Thank you for your article by James Hanback Jr. (“Men Spin,” April 12). I too am sick and tired of all the special treatment given to women. Women claim to want equality, but in truth, all they want is special privilege. Please give your readers more articles about men’s issues, if you even know what that is. Try reading any book by Warren Farrell.
email@example.com (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Let the kids write
While the adults at the Scene are slowly drifting toward the center of the political spectrum (Phil Ashford and Bruce Barry excepted), the kids are right on the money. Nothing makes me prouder of my fellow Generation Y-ers than to read their thoughtful, witty appraisals of Nashville’s assets and absurdities (“Best of Nashville,” April 5). Maybe I’ll run into you guys at Waffle House sometime.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Gambier, Ohio)
Find the county line
I have always enjoyed the Nashville Scene, but one thing that I have put up with until now that I do not appreciate is the habit of constantly printing incorrect information. Recently I read your “Best of Nashville” lists composed by Nashville area teenagers, and I noticed you had NXT Generation under “Best All-Ages Nightclub in Williamson County.” Excuse me, but I used to go to school at McMurray Middle, and Antioch High School is maybe two-and-a-half miles down the road, and I know that NXT Generation is not in Williamson County. It is on the corner of Old Hickory and Nolensville Road, which is still in Davidson County.
This may not seem like a big deal, but I have been extremely irritated by the Scene’s practice of constantly overlooking certain parts of town, as if anything of value must be downtown, in Hillsboro Village, in Brentwood, Green Hills, Belle Meade, etc. (in other words, higher-income neighborhoods). Didn’t The Tennessean just run an article proving that Antioch, for example, is the most diverse suburb in the 10-county area? Usually, I just shrug off your publication’s usual negligence of covering any news or any events in other neighborhoods other than the ones above, but this just seems like a slap in the face to me. I guess it just wouldn’t be a “cool hangout” if it were in a predominantly working/lower-middle class part of town.
Best bad selection
I was appalled by your selection of Melvin Black as the Best District Council Member (“Best of Nashville,” April 5). Your staff obviously did not interview any of his constituents in District 2. You also have not seen recent issues of the Tennessee Tribune, which have outlined his recent misdeeds at the expense of District 2 residents. Melvin Black has single-handedly elevated District 2’s status as “dumping ground of Metro.” Over the years, District 2 has been home to the dump and the dog pound; Black has succeeded during his tenure in locating several halfway facilities, an alternative school, etc., with minimal input from the residents. District 2 residents are currently hopping mad about his latest venture, locating several halfway facilities in a predominantly elderly residential community off Youngs Lane. Next time talk to the constituents.
Sharon D. Peters
Jobless Beth confesses
While I am thrilled and pleased to be included in your “Best Of” issue (Best Radio Deejay, April 5), for the second year in a row, I’m afraid I must request that a new category be included. Actually, I should be in the “Best Deejay Without a Job” category, as I was fired from 102.9 The Buzz on March 12. I assure you that this category will most likely have at least three names submitted each year, and more often than not you can count on mine to be one of them. This would also do a service to those of us that are out of a job, and perhaps entice another radio station that wants big ratings to give us a call. In the meantime, I’m on the dole and lovin’ every minute of it.
Beth “Damn” Donahue
First it was Matt Pulle. Next was Heather Nelson. Soon thereafter came Bruce Barry, Rebekah Gleaves, and Henry Walker. Now we have Bill Ditenhafer and Joseph Sweat. I’d like to congratulate the Nashville Scene in its effort to become the new In Review.
William Williams, The City Paper
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