January 30, 2003
I must wholeheartedly disagree with Dina Rose's comments about "Single in the City" ("Wknd Feedback," Jan. 23). I think the writers are representing both sides of the spectrum, and that there are absolutely no disparaging remarks or sarcasm. What have you been reading? Keep up the good work, everybody! Eric Calhoun View Park
December 14, 2006
It is always good to know where the delicious fries can be had ["Spud-tacular Fries," Nov. 30]. I have one more suggestion for some of the best fries on the Westside -- a little known Argentine restaurant called Carlitos Gardel. They do parsley fries that are to die for: thinly sliced crunchy fries slathered in garlic, parsley and a little salt. Order that, one of their amazing steaks, a little red wine and you're set to go! LISA MARIE MOUHIBIAN Los Angeles
June 23, 2005
Thanks for the article on Teresa Strasser's love/hate relationship with boxing ("A Real Lightweight," June 9). That's a very interesting conundrum she is in. I was sad to read, however, her plans to avoid the film "Cinderella Man." I was never a fan of the sport but found myself absolutely riveted and inspired by the story of boxer James J. Braddock. Strasser states how much she admires fighters that exhibit the qualities of "tenacity, ferocity and gumption." Braddock had those qualities in spades along with dignity, grace and a deep love for his family.
December 26, 2002
My name is Elijah Dittersdorf and you used me in a large color picture for your article about Virgin Megastore and other music stores in L.A. ("Where do you buy?" Dec. 19). The caption read: "Elijah Dittersdorf, a Virgin employee who wears his love of music on his arm, arranges stock at the store." You failed to mention that the majority of employees at these stores are paid minimum wage, are given no benefits and have one of the highest turnover rates in retail. These "super-size" companies do not like to keep employees very long, as the help then might want a slight wage increase and maybe a shot at some health care.
November 27, 2003
You really got my motor running with the article on speed-dating ("You Can Learn a Lot in Just Three Minutes," Nov. 13). Michelle Maltais' touched a chord with me, as I too have sampled the Match.com experience. It's fast-food love. Internet dating forces us to pass judgment on others through a photograph and a small essay. But the truth is that chemistry between a man and a woman can never be written down as a scientific formula. Yes, you can learn a lot in three minutes, but think of all that you miss.
April 13, 2006
Maybe the best way to get in shape for Dr. Phil's new book on finding love [Tell, by Teresa Strasser and JD Roberto, April 6] is to follow Dr. Phil's Ultimate Weight Loss Challenge. Some abs are simply too sexy to resist. MONTE WHALEY Redondo Beach