When someone has the courage of his convictions, the way Arthur Sulzberger Jr. does, and is criticized in the way he was by Kurt Andersen [“The Imperial City: St. Judy's Got to Go,” October 31], it is unfortunate. In the secular world of media today, where everything is controlled by big business, there are very few media owners who would defend a reporter the way Sulzberger did. What ultimately counts here is that he stood up for her. Very few people are brave enough to stand up against the bottom line or to protest government. No one is infallible, when it comes to reporting, running a company, or, in my case, making movies. We seem to be living in a world where if you make a mistake, you are sold out immediately. Loyalty certainly is not what it used to be. Sulzberger should be commended.
—Harvey Weinstein, Manhattan
Co-chairman, The Weinstein Company
She’s a Catch
In the opinion of one old male chauvinist: Maureen Dowd—despite her fierce feminist philosophy—is perhaps the brightest and sexiest lady on this planet [“The Redhead and the Gray Lady,” by Ariel Levy, November 7]. She has the acerbic wit of Dorothy Parker, the political candidness of Vanessa Redgrave and Jane Fonda, the countenance of Greta Garbo, and the mysterious smile of Marlene Dietrich. I read her editorial column even before the obits.
—Les Dreyer, Manhattan
In “Holiday Food: The Feasts” (November 14), the credit for props used in the photographs should have included the following information: Tudor Rose Antiques, 28 E. 10th St., New York, N.Y. 10003 (212-677-5239).
In “The Matrix” (October 31), the Alexis Arquette documentary should have been credited with being set to appear on A&E, not HBO.