On her worst day, Rachel Kramer Bussel was far better than this. The dialogue is awkward. The writing is tepid, is redundant, and flows poorly. Where's this column going to go? Either she has sex with her husband, and we're done, or she whines interminably about not having sex with him. Just because Desperate Housewives is popular doesn't mean that people want to read about a desperate housewife.
Mikey Mongol
Brooklyn


Looking for dance space
With exciting dance of every genre occurring on every corner of the five boroughs, why do we still get squeezed on to one page of the Voice? I love Deborah Jowitt, but one piece a week about the latest work at the Joyce doesn't do it for me. Whatever happened to Tobi Tobias? And why do we have to read the rest of the reviews online? Maybe drop an ad or two and give us back a few inches in print.
Matthew Westerby
Washington Heights


Rebels with clout
Re "The Black Holocaust" [Nat Hentoff, January 10-16]: I can't understand why Hentoff and others claim that Sudan and Darfur are in such crisis. Stop reading the U.S. press, and do a little research. The rebels in Darfur are run by the CIA as a way to get a civil war started in Sudan and make a U.S. or NATO intervention seem necessary. Look who is running the public relations for the Darfur rebels. Why are people saying that genocide is taking place in Darfur, but not in Iraq? Since 1991, more than 2.3 million Iraqis have died as a result of U.S. policy; is that not genocide?
Robert Merrill
University Park, Maryland


Study shows lack of funds
As the author of Community College: Is It Right for You?, I was both pleased and saddened to read Catherine Wigginton's "Hire Education" [January 10-16]. Pleased because community colleges simply do not receive enough media coverage for the work they do, and saddened because they are constantly under the gun to provide more services without adequate funding. Community colleges can't continue to do what they do best: provide a gateway to opportunity for students of all ages and backgrounds without some help from the outside.
Susan Stafford
Alexandria, Virginia


Clarification:
Last week's article "The Sales of Justice" named a company called Boro Medical and Psychological Treatment Services. On second and subsequent reference, we referred to it in shorthand as simply Boro Medical. There is another company in Brooklyn called Boro Medical and it is not to be confused with Boro Medical and Psychological Treatment Services, whose top executives have been convicted of insurance scams.


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