There just isn’t anything cooler than coming back from the very first Lilith Fair and finding that the new EW (#387, July 11) in my mailbox has Sarah McLachlan and crew on the cover! You captured the essence, the integrity, and the beauty of these talents. Thanks for giving Lilith the spotlight it deserves.
Bravo for the artists covered in the Lilith article. What a treat it was to read about some of the most candid and prolific artists of the late 1990s, and in the same issue coverage of the Jamie Tarses story! I sincerely hope EW will continue to use this approach in covering stories about women in entertainment: well written, concise, and respectful of the size of the artist’s talent versus the size of her… well, you know….
I’m ecstatic about the great reception Rupert Everett has received for his role in My Best Friend’s Wedding and about his desire to pursue more gay roles. Isn’t it about time an industry that employs so many gay people produced entertainment that’s true to them?
Long Beach, Calif.
BACK TO ‘BLACK’
You’re still the man, Owen Gleiberman, but why subject Men in Black to such a grumpy review? You seem upset that the movie is light entertainment. Exactly what did you expect? It’s one of the few event movies of recent years that actually delivers what it promises: a few big laughs, some cheap thrills, and 98 minutes of pure distraction. Worth my seven bucks any day.
Tom Russo failed to mention that Ralph Bakshi (”Sex Cels for Bakshi”) was involved with the ’60s Spider-Man animated series: the definitive Spidey cartoon. Not only was it faithful to the early Spider-Man comic books, the show also provided TV history with a catchy theme song.
San Jose, Calif.
I wanted to thank Bruce Fretts for his hilarious article on term limits for TV shows. I couldn’t agree more, mate, though you left out a show that I still find, despite the occasional lapse, to be the funniest show on television: The Simpsons. And thanks for the NewsRadio bit; that show deserves better.
CORRECTIONS: Bob Engelman is executive producer of One Night Stand (Biz); a photo identified as Halloween was from Halloween 5, with Donald L. Shanks as Michael Myers (Video, #385/386).
CLARIFICATION: Army Archerd was the first to publicly link Rock Hudson’s illness to AIDS in his July 23, 1985, Daily Variety column (Encore).