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Reader letters: Bravo to music critic who is aware of his historical past

Music critic’s praises sung

Concerning: “Israel Phil’s Worthy Inheritor to Mehta” [Nov. 11]: This can be a love observe to Mark Swed — to how he weaves his data of music by means of the sinews of his responses, of his humanity, and elevates and focuses the impression of the previous upon the current, like starlight.

Studying Swed’s opinions, I search for right into a sky that’s at all times there, and I’m gripped by the fact of sources of sunshine from the previous, captive in that second and opened to feeling, connection, thriller and awe.

So it’s once I learn Swed’s assessment of the exploration of struggling in Mahler; of the presence of it in Ben-Haim’s work; of the brand new magician, conductor Lahav Shani and his Israel Philharmonic orchestral limbs, voices, breath, manifestation; of the music that’s drawn by means of the veins and hearts of dwelling beings, by means of our present and curse of consciousness, and the immediacy and incomprehensible depths of those created instants of intense contact.

Leah Sullivan

This reader is tuning in on election evening

I want to level out that within the LA Instances version by which Mary McNamara’s column ran [“Tune Out Election Night Analysis,” Nov. 10], there have been about 21 different articles on completely different elements of the elections. Is she suggesting we should not trouble studying any of those, together with hers, however merely wait until all the outcomes are finalized?

And may we additionally cease listening to the radio?

I will proceed to observe, learn and hear.

lewis rosenthal
The Angels

Tuned in to TV writing

The column [“Why ‘Atlanta’ Was Absurdly Great,” Nov. 11] is why Robert Lloyd is my favourite critic, wherever.

Curtis Horton

Nonetheless ready on a real apology

I’m moved by the bravery Natasha Henstridge confirmed in calling out her abuser and could not agree extra together with her phrases: “An apology goes a great distance” [“Speaking Out Was Hard, but Silence Would Be Worse,” Nov. 13].

I personally haven’t seen a honest apology from any of the general public figures accused of sexual assault. A real apology is not any {qualifications}, no excuses, no shifting the blame elsewhere.

There may very well be actual therapeutic present in a few of these males taking accountability for his or her actions that triggered hurt and struggling, however it appears there might not be the need or potential wanted to take action.

I hope Henstridge’s phrases immediate somebody on the market to say, “I am sorry.”

Jackie Finch
The Angels

use for Twitter

The final sentence of Wendy Lee’s [“Twitter Under Musk Worries Media,” Nov. 8] mentions one other vital institutional consumer of Twitter that has obtained little to no consideration in tales about modifications at Twitter — that’s, authorities customers.

Nowhere have I seen point out of the vital position that Twitter has performed for over a decade in catastrophe response, emergency administration and associated fields.

I signed up for Twitter in 2010 at an emergency preparedness convention in Seattle sponsored by native authorities recipients of FEMA’s Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program. Since then, the usage of Twitter for public company communications about wildfires, hurricanes, earthquakes, particular occasions and extra has solely grown.

Frequent customers embrace responders comparable to fireplace, police and emergency administration departments, nongovernmental businesses just like the Pink Cross, and businesses centered on longer-term catastrophe restoration efforts.

The lack of Twitter as a dependable, important public communication instrument for emergency preparedness, response and restoration could be a catastrophe.

sally richmann
The Angels

A tempest on a TV present

Concerning: “The ‘Yellowstone’ Twister” [Nov. 14]: Once I watch the drama “Yellowstone,” I see its messages on many alternative ranges.

On one stage, it’s the wrestle of Native Individuals to extend their energy in Montana with the intention to maintain their land pristine and produce again their tradition.

On a second stage, it’s the story of ranchers like Beth and her father who’re combating in opposition to an out of doors world the place cash is polluting a lifestyle.

And at last, it’s a wrestle to maintain the “wealthy elites” from polluting Montana with their trip houses and nostalgia for dwelling vicariously on a “white reservation.”

Mark Walker
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