Letters

Hook wises him up
Published on Jul 4th, 2002
0 comments I just wanted to write and say how much I enjoy The Hook. I was introduced to your publication in early March of 2002, when I came to Charlottesville from Wise (that small little town at the western...
What's with the limning?
Published on Jul 4th, 2002
0 comments    Thank you for providing me with so succinct an example of what it is that increasingly discourages me from enjoying The Hook. I thought perhaps Matt Farrell's first-issue essay that...
In the swim
Published on Jul 4th, 2002
0 comments   It was nice to read your article this week on spots to cool off in our area (http://www.readthehook.com/99246/swimming-season). But I was disappointed that you did not include the swimming...
Bottom line
Published on Jun 27th, 2002
0 comments I was very pleased to see an article about cloth diapers (http://www.readthehook.com/99145/diaper-dilemma) in a recent issue of The Hook, and I'm happy that Charlottesville now has a diaper service....
Disappearing dirties
Published on Jun 20th, 2002
0 comments Thanks for the article on the diaper dilemma parents face [in the June 6 edition] (http://www.readthehook.com/99145/diaper-dilemma).We knew that we weren't interested in going with disposables but...
Unlimited suspicion
Published on Jun 13th, 2002
0 comments Ron Chandler argues that the arrival of such competition as Whole Foods "definitely made a difference" in the fortunes of his health food store ["Peculiar' health food store is no more," June 6, 2002...
Unlimited thrift marked the spot
Published on Jun 13th, 2002
0 comments Enjoyed the news item on the demise of Unlimited Vitality. [June 6: "Peculiar' health food store is no more."]Guess there was a limit after all! The owners often made me wonder if they were not in...
Trains are the answer
Published on Jun 6th, 2002
0 comments Loved the story on the railroads of Charlottesville. Trains are nothing if not big, powerful and awe inspiring, perhaps with a touch of soul. They are why I chose to build my house next to the...
I won't miss Savage
Published on May 16th, 2002
0 comments Thanks for publishing the letters from readers who are upset that you dropped Dan Savage's column. [Mail, May 9]It was hilarious to read words such as "progressive," "tolerant," and "a treat" in...
No progressives here
Published on May 9th, 2002
0 comments I can't believe you've already cut Dan Savage's column! My friend and I were discussing the relative merits of C-ville v. The Hook, and the inclusion of Savage's column was near the top of the list (...
Boo on you
Published on May 9th, 2002
0 comments Regarding Sharon Livengood’s 2 May letter (“Snap Dan’s Pencil!”) and this paper’s decision to ixnay on the avagesay, allow me to call you, the editor of The Hook, a sissy. All this hullabaloo about “...
Bad sign
Published on May 9th, 2002
0 comments How distressing that you've decided to stop running Dan Savage's column. It was such a treat finally to be able to read it in a local paper. Not a good sign for The Hook, I fear...Suzanne...
Thanks for the laughs
Published on May 9th, 2002
0 comments I want to thank Bill Ramsey for his cover story on 4/11/02  ["Spinning Trouble: Clear Channel Gets Spanked By the FCC"].It was a laughably ignorant account of the Charlottesville radio scene....
Snap Dan's pencil!
Published on May 2nd, 2002
0 comments The Hook will not get a second look from me. Your advice columnist in the April 11 issue [Savage Love, “Virginal lies”] first extols the virtue of casual sex to a young male virgin. He should know...
Wake up, American radio listeners
Published on Apr 25th, 2002
0 comments I was fascinated by your analysis of the radio situation in Charlottesville. [April 11: "Spinning trouble: Clear Channel gets spanked by the FCC"] This story is a clarion call.For me, radio shares my...
Don't depict Winn and Scatena homes
Published on Apr 25th, 2002
0 comments [To Free Union resident Richard Davis about his letter in the April 11 edition of The Hook]:Why would you write a letter to the editor regarding a book that you had not taken the time to read? You...
Everyone's surprised
Published on Apr 18th, 2002
0 comments Your article about the disappearance of the W. Alton Jones Foundation [News, “Lost Foundation,” 3/28/02] comments on my book, Our Stolen Future, "The research on which the book was based couldn't be...
No value in greed
Published on Apr 11th, 2002
0 comments In The Hook No. 1 [February 7, 2002], there was an article about an upcoming book-signing by Craig Winn and others. The book was about the birth, life, and death of Value America and the role Mr....
No argument
Published on Apr 4th, 2002
0 comments I must admit I was very wary of another tabloid weekly to be added to our local market. However, I have found The Hook to be insightful, witty, and reader-friendly. I especially enjoyed the March 28...
Who gets to say?
Published on Mar 28th, 2002
0 comments Ronald Bailey misses the point somewhat [Essay, “Design your baby?” 3/21/02]. Bailey says, “If it’s all right to use efficacious medical treatments to cure a 40-year old with Alzheimer’s, it’s all...
Even cats are confused
Published on Mar 21st, 2002
0 comments Mike Parisi, in his March 7 music review, described Frontbutt's musical act as "silly, inspired, compelling, and tedious, sometimes simultaneously."What the hell does that mean?I am no stranger to...
Faggot is hateful speech
Published on Mar 21st, 2002
0 comments Perhaps Annie Wagner needs a reality check! [Mail, “What do you mean, faggot?” 3/7/02]How dare she try to intellectualize hate speech! Why not try substituting the words nigger, bitch, or kyke and...
Splitting hairs
Published on Mar 14th, 2002
0 comments The Hook quoted Charlottesville mayor Blake Caravati as saying that the words "hate crimes" do not appear in Virginia statutes [News, “White Sheets,” 2/28/02]. That struck me as remarkable, so I...
Mental confusion
Published on Mar 14th, 2002
0 comments I'm hooked on your new publication and wish you the greatest success. I'm disappointed, though, with Mariane Matera's essay [ “No excuse,” 3/07/02].  Matera seriously confuses two fundamentally...
Times are easy
Published on Mar 7th, 2002
0 comments I’ve just seen my first copy of The Hook, and without really knowing (or caring) about the dynamics behind its birth and its look-alike (at first glance) format to C-ville, I’m pleased to have the...
What do you mean, faggot?
Published on Mar 7th, 2002
0 comments As a longtime reader of Dan Savage's smart, tasty column— and sometime writer for the paper he now edits in Seattle— I'd like to dredge up some ancient history regarding the use of the word "faggot...
We couldn't hear him
Published on Feb 28th, 2002
0 comments   You forgot a song on your list of DMB songs in movies. "Help Myself" was both in the movie Scream 2 and on the soundtrack.   Kristin Anderson Charlottesville ADPiKristin@aol.com  
Not P.C. part I
Published on Feb 28th, 2002
0 comments Reading your first column [“Sizzlin’ at the Copa,” 02/07/02], I am outraged that you relate a comment “so what guy hasn’t been involved in a gangbang” as “something deliciously inappropriate.” The...
Not P.C. part II
Published on Feb 28th, 2002
0 comments In last week's Savage Love column [02/14/02], Dan Savage's use of the word "faggot" really bothered me. I know that this is a syndicated column, and I think it fits very well in The Hook, but I...
No nobility
Published on Feb 21st, 2002
0 comments   With regard to the smuggling article on Allen Long [“Unloaded,” cover story February 7], his book may be an interesting dark side adventure. However, I was struck by the quote in the final...