EW Staff
October 23, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Feedback from our readers

Letterman of Late
I thought that was a really funny David Letterman on your cover. I laughed. Then I wondered if his wife thought it was amusing. Still a fan, but with a little less respect.
Beth Feeback
Concord, N.C.

Your cover of Letterman really resonated with me; that’s how he sees me as a viewer, defenseless in my boxers, watching him do comedy every weeknight. Well, after this public debacle, and his own blasé attitude toward it, I will only be taking my pants off for Conan.
Ross Iosefson
New York City

I’ve liked Letterman ever since I began watching him in 1993. I commend him for coming clean about his affairs. It’s a lot more mature than telling everyone, ”I was ‘hiking.”’
Lisa Tichenor
Chesterfield, N.J.

2012 Debate
Mark Harris was too hard on the trailer for 2012 (The Final Cut). Though I can’t disagree that the trailer might be preying on our collective anxiety in the aftermath of 9/11, I think the movie means to be a survival tale. Mr. Harris, don’t take it seriously. It’s only a movie.
Jeanette M. Handling
Jacksonville, Ill.

Thank you, Mark Harris, for describing my exact feelings after seeing the trailer for 2012. I’m not going to shell out $9.50 to see the world end. I’ll just watch the evening news.
Brian Cole
Glendale, Ariz.

The Good, the Bad, and the Zombie
In ”Zombies A — Z,” W could just as easily have stood for Westerns, since zombie Westerns have become a niche genre. Among the offerings: The Quick and the Undead, Undead or Alive, and the puppet-zombie Western short Zombie Western: It Came From the West.
Henry Cabot Beck

Oh, the Horror!
This is the second time I’ve felt compelled to write in about Chris Nashawaty’s sexism in regard to horror films. First, it was the Army of Darkness DVD review; now he implies that horror is a boys-only club in ”Zombies A — Z.” What may seem like a small thing to you is deeply frustrating to me. Please let him know that he should alter his assumptions that he is catering only to the boys!
Linnie Helpern
High Point, N.C.

Senior writer Chris Nashawaty responds:
Linnie, my sincerest apologies if I offended your zombie-loving, Sam Raimi-smitten sensibilities. My bad. Even if 90 percent of the audience at any Fangoria convention I’ve ever attended was made up of smelly dudes, yes, it’s true, women love horror movies too. In fact, back in July, we ran an article by Christine Spines called ”Horror Films…and the Women Who Love Them!”

Last Laugh
Thanks for the positive comments about Modern Family. It is a truly entertaining show. But you didn’t list its greatest gift to us — no dreadful laugh track. That makes watching the program doubly enjoyable. Maybe Hank would be better if they eliminated the laugh track. On the other hand, maybe not.
Miriam Dowdell
Avalon, N.J.

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