Feedback from our readers
The cover story in this week’s issue (”Reunited and It Feels So…Yada Yada Yada”) is one big bowl of right. It is pretty, pretty, pretty nice to see these masters of comedy back together again! I can barely curb my enthusiasm for season 7.
My subscription was dwindling to just a few issues. I’d ignored the pleas for renewal; I was going to eliminate some expenses. Then the Seinfeld issue landed in my mailbox — and now I’ve renewed for another year.
Biting at the bit for Curb Your Enthusiasm and loving your report on the ”anti-reunion.” But I can’t help but wonder, where is Newman the postal worker? Not a mention of him.
Dream Come True
Your pick of the True Blood cast as Entertainer of the Month for August is really right on. I love the entire cast, but oh my God, the picture of Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette) made me drop my glasses to the tip of my nose and draw your magazine in for a closer look! For me, Ellis’ character is the highlight of every episode. And yes, the pic is now framed and on my desk. Thanks, EW!
It saddens me that a man like Les Paul is merely given a brief mention in Monitor upon his passing. Without his invention of sound-on-sound and multitrack recording, and considerable contributions to the development of the electric guitar, there would be no music industry as we know it. Not to mention his many hit records with Mary Ford, which helped form the foundation of today’s rock & roll. Paul was an American institution, and deserves recognition as such.
In a State
Okay, Jessica Shaw, I usually enjoy your Reports (News & Notes), but now we’ve got a problem. What did Maryland do to you? ”The Old Line State” has never been, is not, and will never be ”out”!
Silver Spring, Md.
Senior writer Jessica Shaw responds: Look at it this way. In order to be ”out,” it had to have been ”in” once. Mississippi didn’t even make the list!
An Uphill Battle
Thanks for your tribute to King of the Hill (TV section). Despite turning out good episodes year after year, it remained under appreciated by its network. Fox kept moving the show while pushing one new program after another in the post-Simpsons time slot. Hank Hill and his friends deserved better.
Van Nuys, Calif.
To read Suzanne Collins’ Catching Fire as if it were a romance (particularly a romance like Twilight, which further narrows expectations) is to do the book a disservice (Books section). It means Jennifer Reese did not read the dystopian novel before her but rather read the book she wanted (or assumed) it to be: a Twilight-style romance. No wonder she thought the book failed.
Fair Lawn, N.J.