John Leguizamo’s right on Latin representation in Hollywood

Listening, Hollywood?

I’ve at all times thought extremely of John Leguizamo, and my appreciation of him was heightened additional after studying his [“An Open Letter to Hollywood,” Nov. 6].

I’m an African American man, however have at all times puzzled about lots of the issues John broached in his letter relating to Latino representation in Hollywood movies.

Leguizamo is right, there must be extra, much more, and extra usually, and with genuine Latino actors in the title above title starring roles.

Non-Latinos, like me, discover the disparity too.

Michael Taylor

Long Beach

Unreliable sources

Regarding Robert Lloyd’s “Alaska Daily” assessment: “HBO-style Premise That Works on ABC” [Oct. 7]: A latest episode of “Alaska Daily” portrayed a full gown common because the U.S. secretary of Defense — the secretary of Defense is a civilian job not a army place.

Also, they referred to the downed pilot of an F41 as Airman Choi. Air Force pilots are officers


John Meng


Monetizing Twitter

While studying Mary McNamara’s column [“Someone Still has to Pay all the Bills,” Nov. 3] I discovered myself saying “check,” “check,” at nearly each paragraph.

Although the one social Media firm I exploit is Facebook, I acknowledge the weather concerned in its makes an attempt to monetize itself. That is to say, the adverts that appear to maintain popping up for some product I checked out as soon as two years in the past.

I’ve one suggestion. You point out the share of Americans who use Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. What if the information Media; together with the Los Angeles Times, gave consideration to every platform in proportion to the share of its followers?

That would imply you may solely write about/give Twitter one-third the eye you give Facebook?

In 1994 America Online (AOL) was my first intensive expertise on the web. It remained that till about 2014. Whatever occurred to AOL? I perceive it exists, however solely as an electronic mail server.

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

John Snyder

Newbury Park

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