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SF Weekly Letters August 27-September 2, 2014 

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From 0x000Athe Ashes

After Burning Man is lit ablaze: Excellent and thoughtful writing ["Out of the Wilderness," feature, 8/20]. Thank you for taking the time to think critically about this.

123people

Another reader responds to the Burning Man feature: Thank you for taking the time to write such an amazing, thought-provoking, and illuminating picture of Burning Man culture. Go forward Burners! The whole world needs their influence.

Liz P.

Techie 0x000AParadise

San Francisco is a startup haven: [Techies aren't going anywhere] as long as the proverbial feast is laid out for them, courtesy of their pied piper Mayor Ed Lee. ["The Promised Land," Joe Eskenazi, Sucka Free City, 8/20].

Maurice R.

Another reader points out why techies love the Bay Area: No, because the Bay Area's true "killer app" is the weather, which attracts the wealthy venture capitalists. Rich people can live anywhere. They want to be here.

David F.

Blog Comments 0x000Aof the Week

Take the doggy bag home: Much as I don't want other people's children lying on the ground under my table, I don't want other people's dogs invading my space either ["New Law Finally Makes It Legal to Bring Dogs Into Restaurants," Anna Roth, SFoodie, 8/22]. I hope dog owners are sensible and respectful about this privilege.

Lisa P.

Let the doggy diners decide for themselves: Great news. It is up to the discretion of the establishment. For some of us, a dog-friendly environment is a selling point. For others, it's not. Let a person's money do the talking.

Donald L.

Reader points to the bigger picture: It's not about Earl Sweatshirt and Taylor Swift. It's about how some white artists perpetuate stereotypes of black culture ["'Shake It Off': Earl Sweatshirt is Far More Guilty of Perpetuating Stereotypes Than Taylor Swift Is," Rae Alexandra, All Shook Down, 8/20]. It's mockery and satire. Why doesn't Earl have the right to feel offended by someone exploiting his culture? This has been happening since Chuck Berry and Little Richard. Artists like Swift and Miley Cyrus borrow from the culture but never speak up for them when they need it most!

Monk H.

Correction

In last week's article "Man With the Horn," [Gary Moskowitz, music, 8/20] we misspelled the name of jazz pianist Keith Jarrett. SF Weekly regrets the error.

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