Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't on ''V.I. Warshawski,'' ''The Simpsons,'' and ''Totally Pauly''
Mail from our readers
A Page Turner
Congratulations to Tim Appelo for the terrific interview with V.I. Warshawski star Kathleen Turner (#77). She is easily the best actress working today. Your interview with her was by far the best I’ve read because it was direct and to the point. Thank you, and thanks to E.J. Camp for her great photos. However, I thought Ty Burr’s video reviews of Turner’s Peggy Sue Got Married and The War of the Roses were way off-both of these pictures deserve A’s.
Thing of Beatty
I’ve often enjoyed a chuckle over the celebrity caricatures in your magazine, but until Steve Brodner’s hilarious depiction of an expectant Warren Beatty, I hadn’t been moved to write. I’d love to have been a fly on Beatty’s wall when he got a load of that!
The illustration of Warren Beatty pregnant was in extremely bad taste. Please cancel my subscription. I’m sure Beatty would like to cancel the picture.
No Place Like Homer’s
James L. Brooks, producer of The Simpsons, is perfectly justified in his indignation at the show’s shutout of consideration for an Emmy award — again! The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences earns itself no credit, and does the public a disservice, in failing to honor television’s finest because of a lack of imagination in providing a proper ”slot” for a program in the nominating process.
I totally agree with the ”Pop Art” popcorn test. I’m 12 years old and a bona fide movieholic. My favorite parts of going to the movies are the popcorn and the previews. Microwave popcorn is too greasy and salty. Although popcorn at the movies is still best in my opinion, I congratulate you on a wonderful article.
Party On, Pauly
After reading Ken Tucker’s review of MTV’s Totally Pauly, I’m a little upset. I’m over 20 and a woman. I faithfully watch Pauly, and I understand everything he says. He’s witty and eccentric, and I’d ”chill with the Weasel” any day.
Claudette K. Vos
James and Squeeze
Cheers for Dave Marsh. After reading his (enthusiastic) review of Love Over-Due by James Brown, I ran to the music store. After six or seven listenings, I felt the same way as Diamond Dave.
Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Shame on you and all who fail to appreciate the talent of Squeeze. Granted, Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook may never attain the heights of their early career, but with frauds Paula Abdul and C+C Music Factory high on the charts, it’s better than ever to hear this talented act take such care in pop craft.
Jeffrey A. Stoner
Altamonte Springs, Fla.