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Hova Not Over
Memo to Jay-Z: You can’t ”unretire” while your retirement concert is still being featured on pay cable channels.
New York City
Still in Control
How could you refer to Janet Jackson as ”aging” (Fall Music Preview)? Sure, she’s 40, but she looks better than ever. And her music is just as current as it was during her Control period. Not to mention she also paved the way for pop princesses such as Britney, Christina, Beyoncé, Ciara, and Rihanna, and she’s still holding her own against them.
Andrew J. Whited
I guess the Killers’ Brandon Flowers (Fall Music Preview) was too busy grooming his mustache to notice that lots of people already consider Born in the U.S.A. and ”Lost in the Flood” ”essential listening.”
Thank you for ”High Wire Act.” The Wire is one of the most overlooked, underrated shows to come around in ages. Its grit, unflinching honesty, layered plots, and stellar ensemble cast make it practically peerless in a sea of mediocrity.
Because an article on America’s Funniest Home Videos graced the pages of your magazine, I can now affirm that AFHV is my favorite show (”Tale of the Tapes”)! My friends and family think my love affair with crotch hits, trampoline mishaps, and flying dentures should be an embarrassment. Thanks, EW, for seeing the true genius of this show — life’s not always doom and gloom. We can, and should, laugh at ourselves daily (especially when piñatas are involved).
OBSESSIVE FAN OF THE WEEK!
Bettie Page resurfaces! No, not really. But thanks to Bonnie Burton, fans of the reclusive 1950s pinup icon have a go-to guru. Ten years ago, this San Francisco native and collector of ”everything from vintage Bettie photos to decorated light switch plates,” created The Bettie Page (grrl.com/betty) to catalog Bettie images, fan art, and memorabilia. In homage to her idol, Burton even strikes her own Page-like poses. Va-va-voom!