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Deborah Malmo, Plymouth
GUTHRIE THEATER PLAYS
Hard to sit through — because of the seats
Could we all just admit that the seat design for the Guthrie Theater’s McGuire Proscenium Stage was a failure and that it’s time to invest in a fix? I enjoyed a recent performance, but not the stiff neck. Please, Guthrie, tell us we won’t be forced to live with those pain-causing seats forever. The red velvet should stay; the angle needs to go.
Kevin Reuther, Minneapolis
Of course, a popular vote has its blemishes
A few people are still fretting (“Lobbyists target Electoral College,” March 16) because George W. Bush won the 2000 presidential election even though Al Gore carried the nationwide popular vote (by some 545,000 of 101,500,000 ballots cast). Actually, Bush prevailed in the popular vote (by about 290,000) if one large county is excluded from the tally. That is Los Angeles County, which went for Gore by a landslide. Who would ever want L.A. to decide anything?
Richard R. Dobson, Fargo, N.D.
‘WORST. WINTER. EVER.’
You’ve got it all wrong
For those of us who love cold and snow — 50 subzero nights and 61 inches of snow — this was the Best. Winter. Ever. (Variety, March 20). Lots of opportunities for Nordic skiing and skating.
Tom Brandes, Plymouth
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