If you look at the photos and the event listings in the Annual Manual, it is as if there are no people of color who reside in Dane County. Please use your platform to include a balanced picture of our county.
I am hopeful that the new owners of Isthmus will continue to enhance the paper. A good start will be to stop putting soft porn on the back cover. The American Apparel ads routinely feature young women who look underage wearing scanty outfits. This week's is the worst, with nipples showing through the woman's shirt. Pretty offensive.
Overture's 10th birthday
I was born and raised in Madison. I am now 68 years old. I've seen an amazing transformation in this wonderful city from a parochial conservative and unimaginative bastion to an incredible open and vibrant community. Yet, when the city was given the gift of Overture, many citizens of a conservative bent opposed it ("Overture Turns 10," 8/7/2014). I know I will never change the minds of those people -- they are fixated by opposition to anything that might cost them money (taxes) and anything artistic. They are the same people who have opposed Monona Terrace.
Overture is a world-class venue, period. I am proud of it and of this marvelous city. I commend the mayor and all those who support the arts.
Rev. Carter A. Dary