March 17, 2005
Re "It Helps If Voters Can Pronounce Your Name," column, March 11: I can see how, using the governor as a model, one might make the connection between name pronounceability and bad governance, but I think Steve Lopez is smarter than that. I'm white. I can say Villaraigosa. I can also say race-baiting hack. Villaraigosa has real plans to make L.A. more livable. He wants to clean up the harbor, convert the buses to clean-burning fuels, create parks and open areas. If L.A. has room for a brown journalist who's yellow, surely it can have a brown leader who's green.
July 23, 1989 |
REMEMBERING HER DAYS AS A young girl--"No one would have accused me of being a happy child"--Leslie Abramson has an enduring memory of her favorite means of escape. After school, at the corner luncheonette, she'd buy button candies and chocolate marshmallow twists (two for a nickel) and spend hours at the comic-book racks, reading. Mad magazine was good for a giggle. But it was the spooky stuff, the horror comics like "Tales From the Crypt," that she really loved. And hated, too.