Re: Jerry Saltz's "Fur What It's Worth" [March 7–13]: Saltz's review and insight into this particular art work of David and Chie Hammons made me think about many things, some listed at the end of Jerry's article: "shamanism, politics, consumerism, animism, genre painting, animal rights .. ." I guess overall it's just sad to me that we have reached a point where, in order to make a point, we (in this case, the Hammonses) have to go this far, to take the fur of dead animals, as Jerry points out, probably animals that were electrocuted or killed in some other grotesque fashion, and display them in an "upscale" gallery. We should all feel ashamed for what we have done to animals and the planet as a whole.
Julie Kirkpatrick

Corrections "Un-Veiled," a book review of Ayaan Hirsi Ali's Infidel [March 14–20], carried an incorrect byline. It was written by Joel Whitney.

In "The Alien Invader" [March 14–20], a photograph of graffiti artist Deuce Seven's work on page 40 was incorrectly credited to Chad Griffith. It should have been credited to the photographer who goes by the handle Fuzzy.

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