By attacking one of the true champions of racial diversity in the theatre, you are essentially crying wolf, drawing attention away from the occasions when charges of racism are truly warranted.
What is scary is that anyone with e-mail can slander a great man like Ken Gass, and the media will lap it up.
Karyn Dwyer Toronto
One minor clarification: Steven refers to Andrew Cash as a "guitar wrangler with L'Etranger." Andrew was the lead singer/guitarist for L'Etranger, another great band from that era.
I believe his younger brother, Peter, was the band's guitar tech before he joined the Skydiggers, and the two eventually teamed up as the Cash Brothers.
Doug Watt Toronto
Michelle Höhs Toronto
Conan thinks T.O.'s boringRE Conan O'Brien's coming to toronto (NOW, December 18-24). This is the man who, toward the end of the SARS outbreak, quipped on his late-night show that now that SARS is under control, the only thing to fear dying of in Toronto is acute boredom.
Thanks but no thanks, Mr. O'Brien. John H. Borg
John H. BorgToronto
Though Levin disliked Sherman's piece, he ought to have trusted the Globe readers' ability to think critically and make up their own minds. As an avid reader of the Globe's book section, I find Levin's action very disappointing and indefensible.
Jacques Touré Toronto
John Falconer Game Toronto
Crossing the border has become such a problem that I am seriously reconsidering future trips. I've already cancelled a week's vacation. I also belong to a social group that comes to Toronto twice a year and books an entire hotel. We will be monitoring our treatment at the border more carefully.
Is it time for someone in government to lean on these customs officials who seem to be on ego trips?
Thomas C. Munger Rochester, NY
for the record, the film some thing's Gotta Give (NOW, December 11-17) was nothing short of outstanding. I think your reviewer is either a little young for this film or a little offended by its heterosexual message, no matter how well written, acted or directed. Jack Nicholson is flat-out getting better and better with age, and Diane Keaton more than holds her own. Most of the audience roared for two hours. So what gives?
Todd Cooper Toronto
Fortunately, the NDP's inability to grasp even the most fundamental fiscal policy, combined with their embarrassingly misguided pandering to money-grubbing unions, will prevent them from ever again forming a government in this province in my lifetime. Ross Peterson
Not only do they ruin my conversation, they put a real damper on my day. To make matters worse, when I respond to these insolent people with my "Can't you see I'm on the phone" face, they take to swearing and throwing really evil glances my way.
If everyone could just be a little more considerate of people like me, we'd all have a better time of it on the road. It's not like I have road rage. Talking on the phone makes me drive much slower. Shouldn't you people be thankful for drivers like us?
Justine Purcell Toronto
Letter writer A.G. Pasquella (NOW, December 11-17) needs to read some Toronto history before condemning observations based on fact.
Mike Brassard Toronto
This is pyramid building, but Chin did not build the ROM. It doesn't belong to him, and his gift doesn't change that.
This sort of thing is fine in the private sector. However, the ROM is a public institution and exists due to the work and dedication of the generations who came before us. Surely such an arbitrary matter as one man's wealth cannot take precedence over that?
The ROM is sending a dangerous and disgusting message. An institution of learning and discovery has made wealth a virtue. This diminishes us all. It is theft.
R. Glenn Curry Toronto
So is it really a lack of interested youth that's killing classical music? Sometimes I wonder.
Matt McQuaid Toronto