Russell T. Kinkade
North Hollywood, California


In the review "Who Needs Eminem?" (July 23), Christian Hoard doesn't do a bad job capturing the downfall of New Musical Express and proper Brit rock, but his review seems somewhat misguided. Not that one band can save a country's music, but his failure to mention great British bands like Clinic or the Cooper Temple Clause makes him as neglectful as NME. The fact that British bands aren't selling well here hardly means bad news for Brit rock. Blur, one of England's biggest bands from the '90s, never sold that many records in the States, not to mention the Manic Street Preachers or the Charlatans UK. Also, "The Hindu Times" was the first single released from Oasis's new album Heathen Chemistry, not "Stop Crying Your Heart Out."

Paul Jackson
Newton, Massachusetts


In Geoffrey Gray's article "War of the Gardeners" (July 23), the Municipal Art Society was incorrectly cited as the Municipal Arts Society. Also, their spokesperson's name is Holly Leicht, not Leight.

A July 9 Stage Left item about the New York International Fringe Festival could be read to imply that John Clancy, former artistic director of the festival, had resigned his position because of the World Trade Center attacks. His resignation was publicly announced on August 26 and was unrelated to the events of September 11.

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