Letters

The world of Henry Darger is vast and intimidating, and it seems difficult to conclude anything without raising objection. In describing the controversy around Darger biographer John M. MacGregor, Park has given us a glimpse of the madness surrounding outsider art, wherein analysis begets analysis begets analysis. Park should be commended for writing such an insightful essay about an infinitely debatable subject.

Eugene Cho,
Manhattan


DEGREES OF REPARATION

Re Alisa Solomon's article "Guys and Dollars" [April 16]: I'd be disappointed if women's sports went the way of men's sports, whether in the collegiate or professional realm. Yes, I believe women's sports deserve equal representation, but I would hope that love of the game—and it is just a game—isn't lost. Major men's programs seem no more than training grounds for the pros. The same, so far, has not been true for women's sports. The majority of female athletes graduate, I believe.

Mike Sullivan,
Brooklyn


BOXED OUT

Kudos to 10-year-old female boxers ["Compete!" Laura Conaway, April 23]. At Chelsey Ramos's age I knew I could be a major league baseball player. After three years of knocking my male coach's socks off, receiving MVP awards, and hitting hardballs to bring my team to victory, I was told, simply, "That can never happen." Thanks for destroying dreams, Coach. Anytime you wanna come to Gleason's I'll kick your ass.

Miranda Edison,
East Village


CROSSED CULTURAL

I could hardly believe this line in Christian Hoard's review of Wilco's new album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, in last week's issue ["Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)"]: "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is basically a good album, even a great album if you're in the mood, though if you listen to a lot of hip-hop (or house music or basement bhangra or any other genre not dominated by white people), it probably won't be the most extraordinary album you'll hear all month."

Maybe Hoard should also warn country and western fans that the next Jay-Z album might not be right up their alley.

Steve DeLeon,
Manhattan


LERNER WINS EMMA AWARD

Voice medical writer Sharon Lerner is the winner of the National Women's Political Caucus 2002 Exceptional Merit Media Award for her article "What Women Want." The award will be presented at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on May 8.


JOWITT WINS GUGGENHEIM

Voice senior dance critic Deborah Jowitt has received a Guggenheim Fellowship to complete a biography of Jerome Robbins.

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