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Lying Writers
Review of The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson
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A Crime of the Heart
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"Have you no decency, sir?"
Political Incorrectness: Female Actors and Trojans
He Hugged Moms and Dads
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From Sunset Boulevard to Mulholland Drive
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A Spirit Preserved in 'Amber'
The Supreme Court Case
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Review of "Lost Years: A Memoir 1945-1951" by Christopher Isherwood
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Advice to the Next Generation
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Letter to the Editor, Los Angeles Times:

To the Editor,

I searched in vain through columns and columns of coverage pertaining to the Grammy Awards, trying to locate the most significant event of the evening in regard to the so-called Eminem controversy. After all the fatuous support he received from performer after performer implicitly upholding his inflammatory lyrics claiming they are "funny" and "poetic" in order to camouflage their rancid bigotry; after the half-hearted embrace he deigned to give Elton John, who hugged him ardently; after his receiving a standing ovation for God-knows-what, Mr. Mathers raised his middle finger to all the camp-followers who have rushed to defend, not his music--which was never the object of protest--but his obnoxious lyrics. Too bad he didn't employ the same signal of contempt before the judge hearing his arms-possession case. No, there he appeared, in a photograph carried by the Times, like a meek choirboy, with suit and tie, his tiny hand raised as if in prayer.

John Rechy
Los Angeles, California
February 2001

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