By EW Staff
December 29, 1995 at 05:00 AM EST

Geeks Bear Gifts

I commend you. The cover of issue #304 (Dec. 8) was the most colorful and detailed magazine cover I have ever seen. I could not stop looking at it!

Matthew L. Smith
Akron, Ohio

It was interesting to learn how critical Disney was of Toy Story‘s process and the artists who invented it. But I don’t think you should have used the term computer geeks when describing them. These brilliant people found a new outlet for their talent. What’s so geeky about that?

Catherine Wilson
Olympia, Wash.

AIDS’ ‘Faces’

Each year I’m touched by ”The Faces of AIDS.” It’s a reminder of the incredibly talented and creative individuals who’ve been lost to this epidemic. I can only hope that next year’s ”Faces” issue will instead be celebrating a cure.

Eric Litynski

The pictures of those handsome, talented men who died of AIDS filled me with sadness. The sadder realization is that it didn’t have to happen. Everyone wants a cure for AIDS, but no one is asking anyone to change the behavior that is conducive to contracting the disease. They brought this on themselves from a promiscuous homosexual lifestyle. There will never be a ”cure” until people start living healthy, responsible lives.

Mike Rochelle
Calhoun, Ga.

Many thanks for publishing the photo of my son, Keith. He, like the other 119, is greatly missed.

Vernon McDaniel

The Dole Standard

Being a 16-year-old boy, I have to admit that Natural Born Killers and True Romance, movies Bob Dole condemned for their violence, are two of my faves. However, when I saw that True Lies — a movie that sensationalizes violence and abuse of women — was on Dole’s list of movies for the family, I was in shock. He should realize Natural Born Killers is a movie that satirizes the media’s obsession with violence; True Lies is a movie that glorifies violence.

Greg Rodgers
Fullerton, Calif.

Mom’s The Word

David Browne says the Beatles are no good because his mom likes them. Why not let his mom review records instead?

Thomas Harrington
La Jolla, Calif.

CORRECTION: Our caption for Toad the Wet Sprocket (Music) should have read (from left): ”Dean Dinning, Randy Guss, Todd Nichols, Glen Phillips.”