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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v12n21 (05/23/2013) » Section: Letters to Artvoice

Save the Skyway

I’m not sure why so many believe it best to tear down the Skyway. It is the jewel of the area down there! If it is “ugly,” then paint it—yes, that nasty green is ugly.

The Humanities Revolution

For years politicians have argued back and forth about giving money to the humanities. Most of the time, money is given to the sciences. Why is it that the humanities are always put on the back burner? Art, English literature, philosophy are all part of this social stereotype.

Sheriff Howard is in the Right

Erie County’s sheriff and law enforcement leaders around the country who’ve announced refusals to enforce new gun laws have drawn criticism. Those accusing them of picking which laws to enforce are either unaware of or unconcerned about the force of events compelling them to take a difficult position.

Gun Worship vs. Common Sense

News of the five-year-old boy in Kentucky who shot and killed his two-year- old sister, using the gun he had gotten for his birthday, was shocking. Even more shocking, to me, was the response of public officials.

Kearns: Ban Secret Settlements

Two weeks ago my daughter received her summer reading list for entrance into high school. On the list was the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Nelle Harper Lee, one of my favorite books, which I went out and purchased in order to read it with her. One of my favorite lines is, “Equal rights for all, special privileges for none.” It has special meaning and application today with the Vito Lopez sanction and expulsion vote coming before the New York State Assembly.

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