Editor's note: We're sorry for the mistake.
Thanks to Us
A passionate thank you to Tara Shioya for her timely synopsis of chain stores in the city ("Chains R Us," Oct. 22). I arrived in San Francisco two years ago, fleeing the chain and mall culture that plagued the Midwest. In that time, I discovered that San Francisco is a rapidly changing city, with businesses appearing and disappearing every day, but was amazed by the strength of independent entrepreneurial spirit this place has over virtually any other location in the United States.
But I am sickened by watching 100-year-old Victorian homes on Fillmore transform from historic architecture to glass-fronted burrito and pizza boutiques. And I believe many others in the city are in accord. So if we fear for the future of our community, what can we do about it now?
Thanks to Ourselves, Again
I am so excited that you have engaged a dance writer again! The local dance community is huge, diverse, and full of wonderful choreographers and performers. Your support and interest in our community is well-deserved and much-needed. The writing of Apollinaire Scherr is articulate, insightful, and just darn tootin' good. I have always looked forward to reading SF Weekly -- and now I rush to pick up a copy on Wednesdays.
Thanks, You Great Journalists
Your article "A Short-Order Murder" (Oct. 15) is one of the best-written articles I've read in a local paper in a long time. Please congratulate Lisa Davis on a first-rate job.
Richard D. Spotswood
Bet You Thought We Wouldn't Do This a Fourth Time
Negative Creep is a positively positive addition to SF Weekly.
We caught your recent piece on the state of American cinema ("Identity Crisis," Michael Sragow, Sept. 24). Though we were disappointed to be reminded that so few had seen Suture, we were very flattered to be remembered by you, and included in what we found to be a very enjoyable and insightful article. Thanks for the enthusiasm.