Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't on Ken Wahl, the holiday movie preview, and the magazine's new format

By EW Staff
Updated December 07, 1990 at 05:00 AM EST

Mail from our readers

Holiday Cheer
I picked up the holiday movie preview issue (40, Nov. 16) of Entertainment Weekly (actually, I stole it from a coworker’s mail slot) and was amazed at how fun your magazine is. The reviews are not self-serving, and they are quite intelligent. What I like most is that the magazine keeps going and going and going. Lots o’ stuff. I’ve been noticing it on the newsstands but never picked it up ’til now. Good, fun magazine. Thanks.
Tom Gray
San Francisco

Bauer Hits the Wall
If Steven Bauer thinks he can step in and fill Ken Wahl’s shoes, he has another thing coming! Wiseguy‘s story lines were brought to life by Wahl, and the show won’t be the same without him! We love you, Ken — and we hope to see you on the big screen really soon!
Christine Wight
Newport, R.I.

New Magazine Format
First of all, I would like to say that I love the new look for the magazine, especially having all the reviews together in one place. Second, I would like to say that your magazine is the best one I’ve ever seen. I wait impatiently every week for my Entertainment Weekly to arrive! I’m warning you, I plan to subscribe for a long, long time.
Nicholas Fonseca
Tulare, Calif.

  • As a result of a TV ad, I called your 800 number to try three free issues. Today, I received and scanned my second weekly magazine. I’ve just mailed payment for a subscription. I thoroughly enjoy your format and content! The ”Power 101” (38, Nov. 2) and ”35 Years of Rock & Roll” (39, Nov. 9) issues were great. Keep up the good work!
  • David A. Tozier
  • Rohnert Park, Calif.

About your new format:
1) You figured out what was wrong.
2) You fixed it.
3) You convinced me to renew my subscription.
Now, if you could just lend this formula to the folks in Washington.
Laurence J. White
Stamford, Conn.

Editor’s Note

It’s Only Rock & Roll
After receiving almost 800 passionately partisan letters and postcards about our ”35 Years of Rock & Roll” issue (Nov. 9), we think it’s only fair to print the top 20 acts our readers thought we should have included on our list of the 35 most important rockers of all time. The readers’ honor roll, in order of popularity:

1. The Doors
2. Pink Floyd
3. Elton John
4. The Grateful Dead
5. New Kids on the Block
6. Aerosmith
7. Kiss
8. U2
9. Fleetwood Mac
10. Rod Stewart
11. Steely Dan
12. Paul Simon
13. Talking Heads
14. The Police
15. Bo Diddley
16. Allman Brothers Band
17. Joni Mitchell
18. Billy Joel
19. Lynyrd Skynyrd
20. Creedence Clearwater Revival