Letters to the Editor | Letters to the Editor | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

Seven Days needs your financial support!

Letters to the Editor 

August 13, 2008

WARTIME CAMPAIGNING

Kieran Michael Lalor has his history wrong when he says, "This is the first time in American history that veterans of a conflict have run for office while that conflict is going on and the outcome is in doubt" [Local Matters, July 30].

In 1864, General George McClellan was the Democratic candidate for president. While the outcome was not much in doubt by Election Day, it was certainly in doubt when the campaign began.

Jeffrey E. Salzberg

JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY

ANALOG ANGST

This is in regard to your story "Burlington's Light-Works Lays Film Processing to Rest" [State of the Arts, August 6].

What a frustrating piece! Those of us who remain committed to high-quality chromes (analog slides) and enjoyed the local speedy service of Light-Works will have to ship our films to one of the few remaining national labs. There is simply no (affordable) projected digital image that can compete in quality and brilliance with a medium format color slide projected with a good (Leitz or Rollei) slide projector.

Color slide projection as an art form needs to be re-discovered in the U.S., as it has been in Europe during the last two decades. And, I hope, analog film availability and processing will not completely go under for those of us who feel they don't want to sit even more at computers to do the finishing part of their hobby, when they already have to use computers for much of their work.

Jan Decher

BURLINGTON

DCR

A delightfully corporate response ["Pine Ridge Responds," August 6]. I'm afraid this doesn't ease my concerns regarding the use of the phrase "FLK" (Funny Looking Kids) in any context at all.

Pat Young

WARREN

HELLO OUT THERE

I was totally perplexed by Shay Totten's column [Fair Game, July 9]. The Intervale is the best thing about Burlington. Why does the state want to destroy it?

Something must be going on behind the scenes. Are there plans underway to cover the place over with concrete? "Intervale Condos: Luxury Living by the River. Plenty of parking and your own neighborhood shopping center!" Now that would be a wet dream for Vermont developers.

Why is the political talk of penalties and negotiations rather than massive public protest?

Hello out there! Sorry to disturb you, but our city is being destroyed!

L.M. Holmes

BURLINGTON

MEXICAN MISSTEP

Suzanne Podhaizer's review of "Mexican" food joints in Burlington does a disservice to true Mexican food and culture [Taste Test, July 23].

You wrote: "In the Burlington area, we don't lack for Mexican-flavored joints." As a Mexican from California, I'd say this statement is a fiction. Truth be told, real Mexican food has a much richer flavor than any of what's served in town, and a real Mexican restaurant is full of life - mariachi music, the wafting smell of fresh beans, meats and chilies.

Honestly, you're misleading people by referring to the local fare as Mexican. Call it "New England Mex" or "Green Mountain Mex" or some other name because what's being served here is not authentic Mexican food. Seriously, Boloco has things like "Chinese Chicken Salad" and "Buffalo Chicken" burritos on its menu. Come on. Mexican?

"No hay me gusta!"

Ben Luna

BURLINGTON

Got something to say? Send a letter to the editor and we'll publish your feedback in print!

More By This Author

Comments


Comments are closed.

Since 2014, Seven Days has allowed readers to comment on all stories posted on our website. While we’ve appreciated the suggestions and insights, the time has come to shut them down — at least temporarily.

While we champion free speech, facts are a matter of life and death during the coronavirus pandemic, and right now Seven Days is prioritizing the production of responsible journalism over moderating online debates between readers.

To criticize, correct or praise our reporting, please send us a letter to the editor. Or send us a tip. We’ll check it out and report the results.

Online comments may return when we have better tech tools for managing them. Thanks for reading.

Latest in Category

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative
newsletters:

All content © 2021 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401
Advertising Policy  |  Contact Us
Website powered by Foundation