November 24, 1985
Thank you for your enlightening explanation of the game of cricket (Calendar Letters, Nov. 10). Next summer I shall watch a Dodger game, and take a good book. DIANA TAVES HYATT Los Angeles
March 6, 1988
On behalf of impressionable children and music lovers everywhere (Calendar Letters, Feb. 21, 14 and 7): Next time you have Joe Strummer in a refrigerator, just close him in. FRED KEPLER Hollywood
July 27, 1986
In regards to Dan Sweetman's artwork for "MM & M" (Calendar Letters, 7/20) the drawing of Madonna looks more like Traci Lords than Madonna. Just thought I'd bring it to your attention. ROBERT E. BUCHTEL Orange
January 19, 1986
I personally have to side with Lanny Middings (Calendar Letters, Jan. 5). I was a 6-year-old only 8 years ago, and although I was in an advanced-learning class, none of my peers, nor I, could spell or define the word appropriate if our lives depended on it. If Gael Phillips can look anyone straight in the eye and say that he did not help his son Chris at all while Chris was writing that letter (Calendar Letters, Jan. 12), then an appropriate term for him would be L-I-A-R.
April 21, 1985
Has anyone else noticed how Calendar Letters is degenerating into a forum for the worthless stone-throwing of readers? I mean, what compels Frank Malfitano to write a letter telling Sally Field that he doesn't like her anymore (Calendar Letters, April 7)? Who cares ! Or the various people who have written in to take potshots at, in the last few weeks alone, Diana Ross, USA for Africa, Madonna, the Oscar telecast, even Evelyn Keyes' use of parentheses? Is this "criticism" supposed to be interesting?
April 18, 1987
A solution to Joan Rivers' sagging ratings? Simple. Invite Johnny Carson to guest-host on her show. FRANCINE TESTI Please keep letters brief and include full name, address and phone number. Mail to Calendar Letters, Los Angeles Times, Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles 90053.