-- Jeff Burris Cincinnati
Stay Away From the Con
I got my degree at UC, but now I'm back home in Boston working. A friend I made in Cincinnati always sends me Larry Gross' Living Out Loud column linked to e-mails, and the last one about Henry the con artist ("The Problem I Have With Henry," issue of May 21) had me rolling on the floor! Yes, I love going to bars, and I think that's why my friend sends me Gross' stuff.
Anyway, I have a suggestion: It's been more than a few years since a sitcom has been centered around a bar (Cheers!).
Why doesn't Gross write a sitcom pilot around Madonna's? So many great characters are there. This has got to be an entertaining place.
I plan on visiting Cincinnati this summer, and one of my first spots will be Madonna's. Stay away from the con!
-- Louis Franklin, Boston
Stay Away From Bars
You have got to be kidding! Yet another Living Out Loud column about Madonna's the bar? I could care less about the con artist Larry Gross encountered ("The Problem I Have With Henry," issue of May 21).
Here's the problem I have with Gross: He's a talented writer, but he hangs out in bars too much and drinks too much. There's a big wide world out there. Gross should explore it and share it with his readers.
-- Lori Mann, Colerain Twp.