Calendar letters: the place's Rammstein's L.A. live performance shout-out?

No love for Rammstein?

The occasions revealed Mikael wooden’s evaluation of Morgan Wallen’s live performance [“reside, again From Brink, Sept. 26], however nothing on Rammstein’s triumphant two-night stand on the Coliseum.

followers have waited better than 2½ years for the current after two COVID postponements and weren’t disillusioned. The viewers was dealt with to a unbelievable efficiency, not like something ever seen in rock music.

1000’s and 1000’s of followers cheered to a band that primarily sings in German. aside from BTS, I don’t think about there are every utterly different non-English talking acts which have scaled the identical heights that the earlier East Germans have. That actuality alone ought to have warranted a evaluation.

subsequent time, presumably?

Mike Villano
Lake Balboa

‘lady King’ guidelines

regarding Carlos De Loera’s on-line article “Viola Davis responds to #BoycottWomanKing: Story ‘Is Fictionalized. It should be’” [Sept. 20]: The film “lady King” is better than a film. it is a hovering epic, a chunk of historic previous, a dose of actuality, a dream fulfilled, a engaging and fearless heroic pinnacle always denied to Black people, a mirrored picture of greatness and valor earlier than the destroy of white dominance.

women have been proven as teachers, comrades, warriors serving to and supporting every utterly different, as they did earlier than the divisive tradition of capital was compelled on them.

the customary religion of a lot of West Africa, Ifa, was proven with respect and authenticity, with no apology, and no missionary or imam coming to spoil its profound depth of magnificence and spirituality. No dilution of its actuality.

When white people made “Braveheart,” “Troy,” “Exodus,” “The Patriot” and the 1000’s of cowboy movement pictures that coloured my childhood and allowed for collective pleasure and confidence for white people, nobody questioned their historic veracity.

however make a film, an epic to current Black people collective pleasure and confidence, and also you will be discredited. as quickly as extra.

Mabie Settlage
l. a.

Daytime dramas now streaming

a quantity of ideas on [“Wildest Cliffhanger but in cleansing soap’s historic previous,” Sept. 22], Meredith Blake’s article about “Days of Our Lives” migrating to Peacock.

cleansing soap operas have been amongst the various earliest reveals to maneuver from radio to tv, and this transfer is most likely going a bellwether too. In a quantity of years, free broadcast tv would possibly be going to look pretty a bit utterly different, and all modern inventive content material shall be streaming or behind a paywall.

My favourite reveals have been off the air for a decade now, however at their best, they have been like high-quality repertory theater, drawing on rich writing and performing expertise from the theater, giving us glimpses into the lives of characters — their humanity, their joys and sorrows.

right here’s hoping the matches can discover the steadiness between artwork and commerce inside the twenty first century, and that the storytellers can discover their methodology again to the center and soul of these reveals — the drama of romance, to make sure, however in addition the sense of household, group and connectedness, an consideration-grabbing matter to discover in life and in fiction.

It’s a sense encapsulated inside the saying my favourite current used to recite day-after-day: “there is a future which makes us brothers; none goes his methodology alone. All that we ship into the lives of others, comes again into our personal.”

Patrick Erwin
Cathedral metropolis

Ken Burns’ should-see tv

For years now I’ve been spouting an almost-comparable mannequin of the phrase Robert Lloyd makes use of to conclude his spot-on evaluation [“A Chilling Warning to All of Us,” Sept. 19] of Ken Burns’ latest eye-opener, “The U.S. and the Holocaust”: “… the people who most ought to see it are these least extra likely to.”

There isn’t a lot anyone can do to change that actuality, as a consequence of turning on the tv and chaining people to their seats isn’t usually executed on this nation. nonetheless, people who are certainly seeing it would revenue from the outcomes: elevated vigilance, private preparedness, understanding our enemies and dealing with the scapegoating tendencies of human nature through the ages.

Linda Finn
Marina del Rey

L.A. Metro has factors

Carolina Miranda’s glorious on-line article [“L.A. Metro Has factors aside from Crime and Ridership: It’s inside the Design,” Sept. 17], precisely identifies design (actually programming) flaws of the L.A. Metro subway stations. a few years, actually many years in the past, when the subway stations have been designed however earlier to progress, my agency was involved in a examine of the speedy space throughout the Santa Monica/Vermont station.

We checked out doable progress circumstances that would possibly revenue from and be a revenue to the station. The MTA had a coverage of no retail and no bogs contained in the stations saying it may very effectively be too troublesome to handle. Robert Millar, the artist working with our staff, proposed pretty a quantity of small shops collectively with restrooms as a consequence of the artwork part on the road-diploma station plaza. His argument “there’s not a artwork in an empty plaza.” evidently his imaginative and prescient did not come to fruition.

right this second, we’re in progress on a a lot-wished low price housing mission that will discover Robert’s imaginative and prescient with retail and meals shops throughout the at the second empty plaza.

however it certainly ought to have occurred years in the past and will have included shops and restrooms inside the under-grade station.

Hank Koning
Santa Monica


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