Calendar Suggestions: This isn’t the time for luxurious TV picks

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TV suggestions fully tone-deaf

After I noticed your article [“Best 15 Shows to Watch Right Now,” May 30] I hoped to seek out one thing new to take pleasure in.

Nevertheless, it shortly turned obvious that every one however 4 of the suggestions had been on providers you must pay further for: Disney+, HBO, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, Peacock, Paramount+, Starz.

You get the image.

Did it ever happen to you that many viewers are financially strapped proper now, worrying about paying for issues like meals and lease? The entire article appeared fully tone-deaf to me.

Peggy Jo Abraham
Santa Monica

The debt owed to mothers

Mary McNamara is right when she factors out that our governmental and societal insurance policies don’t help dad and mom, particularly moms [“Moms Need Some Help in Return,” May 27].

When my American daughter and her dual-citizen husband lived in Canada, they had been despatched funds to pay for diapers, and so forth., for his or her Canadian-born youngsters. Reducing our delivery fee is an efficient and essential factor.

Even so, dad and mom, moms and dads want flexibility and help so as to present high quality parenting whereas being good staff.

Low-wage staff particularly want insurance policies that permit them to attend college occasions or to remain house with a sick youngster with out the worry of shedding their job.

Sarah E. Adams
Rancho Palos Verdes


Proper on. Mary McNamara hit all of the factors. This nation has its head underneath a child blanket over the problem of household well-being. In our society, girls and kids are a low precedence, and that makes me offended.

It actually makes me marvel in regards to the “progress” girls have made. My daughter can’t afford to step away from her profession as I used to be capable of. Fortuitously, I can step in to assist her. Many moms don’t have that help. It’s simply a lot tougher for this era.

Daycare, healthcare, reasonably priced housing, secure neighborhoods, high quality faculties and good parenting usually are not girls’s points. They belong to everybody.

Till we embrace that possession, our neighborhood is failing households and finally, the way forward for our nation.

Roza Besser


Any economist can let you know that when girls joined the workforce in main numbers within the ‘70s and ‘80s, capitalists jumped for pleasure. The labor pool almost doubled, pushing wages down. Consumerism went up as each new gadget and product turned a “necessity” and households “loved” extra “disposable revenue.”

In the meantime, mothers are run ragged carrying all their hats. And dads are hustling too. There’s no legislation that claims that one dad or mum can’t keep at house and handle the children for a time. My spouse and I managed to do it. We simply didn’t have the newest automotive or any fancy holidays. We didn’t eat out a lot. We made our espresso at house.

It’s the best information in a very long time that the delivery fee is falling. By no means thought I’d dwell to see the day. Like electrical vehicles and buses and environmental activists successful board seats, it reveals that maybe there’s a slim likelihood for people.

And the truth that having youngsters is a selection as a substitute of a presumption can be a very good factor. Possibly all of the medicine, counterculture, open-mindedness and alternate modes of dwelling and considering of the ‘60s is lastly paying off. And never a second too quickly.

Andrew Tilles
Studio Metropolis


Why has an article, researched and written by a clearly clever and articulate and well-educated individual concerning a major matter of nationwide concern, been relegated to the Calendar part of at this time’s newspaper?

Is it as a result of this individual is a lady and a mom that her opinion has been by some means downgraded by some L.A. Occasions coverage or the choice of some L.A. Occasions particular person?

Joseph Murphy

Refusing this dance

Concerning “Live shows are again, which implies one factor: The return of L.A.’s one-and-only ‘Dancing Man’, by Randall Roberts [May 26]: I want you had offered contact data for the Dancing Man in order that I might name him earlier than I buy any live performance tickets to make it possible for I’m sitting nowhere close to him.

Viewers members like him are extremely annoying and really feel they’re entitled to take pleasure in themselves on the expense of others. If he should dance, why can’t he go to the aspect or the again? Why should he impose himself on others?

I hope at the very least the documentary filmmakers interviewed the folks sitting behind this jerk.

And no, there’s no nicer phrase for somebody like him.

Barbara Lieberman
West Hills

No easy battle

Lorraine Ali’s commentary on the HBO film “Oslo” complains in regards to the imbalance of the film by displaying “solely” the burning of the Israeli flag and the violence perpetrated by the Palestinians [“‘Oslo’ Revisits a Brief Flicker of Hope,” June 1].

Ali makes no point out of tons of, certainly 1000’s, of rocket bombardments not towards the Israeli navy however concentrating on residents.

She complains in regards to the “simplicity” of the factual context of “Oslo,” however by no means sees match to say Hamas, which is destroying the Palestinian folks whom it purports to signify.

Ali is entitled to her opinion, and your readers are entitled to precisely what Ali complains about, balanced reporting.

Louis Lipofsky
Beverly Hills


Lorraine Ali obtained it proper. “Oslo” lacked all context. It was as delicate as a sledgehammer and as balanced as a congressional funds.

John Zavesky


As an alternative of studying the historical past of the Mideast from Instagram, I strongly recommend Lorraine Ali begin studying some historical past books.

Another “woke,” biased, very offensive and grossly misinformed “assessment” like this one and the Los Angeles Occasions will certainly have fewer subscribers, together with myself.

Jerzy Kromolowski
Los Angeles

Who’s your favourite ‘Jeopardy!’ visitor host?

Concerning: “What’s on TV Friday: ‘Lavell Crawford: The Comedy Vaccine’ on Showtime; ‘Jeopardy!’ on ABC” [May 28]: “Jeopardy!” has a transparent front-runner for its new everlasting host: Buzzy Cohen, who guest-hosted the “Event of Champions.”

Cohen — who received the 2017 Event of Champions — is likable, enthusiastic and retains the present full of life with out overshadowing the contestants.

Whereas LeVar Burton and Mayim Bialik, amongst others, have but to have their turns, Cohen has vaulted forward of his guest-host predecessors.

Stephen A. Silver
San Francisco

Editor’s observe: Bialik’s two-week run as “Jeopardy!” visitor host started Could 31.

The place has Van Gogh gone?

Concerning “Enter a Dreamscape of Van Gogh’s Famed Artwork” by Julia Barajas [Feb. 21]: The Los Angeles exhibit of “Immersive Van Gogh” has collected tons of of 1000’s of {dollars} prematurely gross sales by way of the top of the 12 months and remains to be promoting tickets.

This exhibit was scheduled to open on Could 27 however has canceled an unknown variety of reveals as a result of they apparently don’t have any venue.

How about a warning added to your on-line story in regards to the present?

Or is it a rip-off? We don’t know since you aren’t reporting on it.

Bob Gossom

One tradition’s trash is an artist’s treasure

Concerning Ismail Muhammad’s article about Noah Purifoy, “No Extra Discards In L.A.” [May 28]: His greatness was, partly, that he noticed past the circumstances of the right here and now and to a possible for magnificence.

As for his transfer to the desert, he wanted area to place up his imaginative and prescient and had a benefactor to offer it to him. Superb what he produced in these 15 years.

Was he “discarded” by L.A., because the headline author [of the question “What if L.A. didn’t throw people away?” for the digital version of the story] implies? Not so certain about that facet. His imaginative and prescient was of larger issues.

Peter Yates
Culver Metropolis

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