Your article “My Rapist” [April] was both powerful and compelling. I enjoy reading D Magazine on a pretty regular basis, and I felt this piece was a bold expres-sion on the part of the magazine as well as the author.
Having never been raped, I cannot predict my behavior in that situation, but 1 imagine it would not have been as brave as Ms. Eckstein’s: not only confronting her attacker, but writing such a poignant and telling account off her ordeal and recovery as well as offering her strength and support to others.
Although the subject of rape is often taboo, it’s too important to ignore. Thanks to D Magazine for publishing such an excellent article and to Ms. Eckstein for teaching us how to be a survivor.
I read your article on rape in the april issue of D Magazine. My heart goes out to Ms. Eckstein; it was graphic enough to bring tears to my eyes.
Thanks to the author for sharing her tragedy. I appreciate her honesty and wonder how many will judge her wrongly for sharing such details.
EYE OF BEHOLDER
I AM WRITING IN RESPONSE TO YOUR ARTIcle “Why Does Dallas Have the Most Beautiful Women in the World?” [March). Being a native North Carolinian (in Dallas since April 1996). I am shocked to see what Dallas folks consider beauty.
If the Dallas standard of beauty is tan skin, big hair, too much make-up. fake breasts, nip and tucked faces, and lipo-suctioned thighs, then I concur, Dallas does have the most beautiful women in the world. Your article failed to mention what lurks beneath that wall of superficiality- nothing! Minds thai are empty, vain and have a lack of appreciation for real and natural beauty.
It’s not just the women, it’s also the men. Dallas seems to measure people’s value by he kind of car they drive, what health club nembership they have, where they live and where they have dinner on Friday night.
It’s all about image here in Dallas. It’s all about material wealth. One thing’s for sure, money can buy cars, clothes and cosmetic surgery, but it cannot buy class.
Love the March “Dale Hansen” issue of D Magazine] I was born in Manhattan and was a longtime resident of California before coming to Dallas in 1984. This area has proved to be a sports Mecca. You have fine Rangers, great Stars, new Mavs and more: Lone Star Park and the Texas Motor Speedway are coming to the front. Spoils in the area are so great that each issue should have a great sports story (Dale is one!) every month.
YOUR APRIL COVER OF D MAGAZINE WAS OFfensive and so unimaginative! Can your staff not create an interesting cover without using a nude woman?
Totally out of style-and an insult to the intelligence of your readers. Very banal.
Try to come up with some new ideas, please.
IN YOUR MARCH ARTICLE “A PARENT’S Guide to Special-Needs Schools,” it is reported that Dean Learning Center is “now-defunct.” I am writing to inform you that Dean Learning Center is not defunct but continues to work in the Dallas LD community.
Though its school facility closed in 1989, Dean Learning Center continues to provide services to LD students in the form of Dean Learning Center School Programs. The focus of the School Programs is to provide quality technology programs for LD students in the Dallas area. Currently, Dean is partnered with Fairhill School, The Winston School and Dallas Academy. As a full-time teacher/technology facilitator of the Dean Learning Center School Programs in Fairhill School, I am responsible for teaching classes that help students in the use of technology, working one-on-one with students who need individual instruction, coordinating Internet projects, and developing projects that teachers can adapt for their students and subject area.
I strongly believe that the LD community should be aware of the work mat Dean Learning Center is presently doing.
Director of School Programs
Dean Learning Center
SO DARIN LOVES DARLIE [“WHY DARIN Believes Darlie,” April], and Darlie Sr. loves Darlie, and everybody related to her loves Darlie. But why? Don Davis isn’t the first writer to try to show those people in a good light, but he never did tell me why. Why is Darlie so lovable?
Maybe she just knows how to party at a funeral-Silly String and gangsta rap. Perhaps it’s her two-tone root job and white-trash big hair that her friends envy. Or is it her overinflated breasts that Darin grins and asks about while Darlie gets stitched up and his two boys lie in the morgue? (It’s a lucky thing she didn’t get a blowout during the attack that killed her babies!)
I was raised to believe that people who had to bulldoze names in the dirt, wear Daisy Dukes, get compliments on their “cute body” from their mother-in-law and tattoo the faces of dead children on their arm are shallow. I don’t care how many bricks a Routier lays around its home- Norm Kinne had it right.
May God have mercy on the souls of those who disregard the deaths of those little boys and love Darlie.
MRS. CATHERINE MCCLAY