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‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’

March 2, 2010 |  1:00 pm

March 2, 1980, Coal Miner's Daughter 

March 2, 1980: Charles Champlin reviews “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” "The musical biography by now has a pattern as fixed as a traditional 12-bar blues. It is just that some blues are better than others, and so are some musical biographies," Champlin says.

On the jump, readers respond to Champlin’s piece on “Cruising” and Jim Murray profiles the Lakers’ Spencer Haywood.

March 2, 1980, Jim Murray

March 2, 1980, Jim Murray

"There has not been a major theatrical motion picture released yet that has projected a positive image of gays," letter writer Gary Paul Johnson says.