Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't, on vampires, Jon Stewart, and Muse


Feedback from our readers

Blood Lust
Thank you for the delicious article on the ”20 Greatest Vampires.” I grew up watching the old Bela Lugosi and Christopher Lee Draculas and was charged when Anne Rice transformed the vamp genre with her novel Interview With the Vampire. One of my favorite contemporary authors in this genre is Sherrilyn Kenyon, who has created a lush world of supervamps in her DarkHunter series.
Rebecca Pille
Laurel, Md.

Good News
Thank you, Mark Harris, for so eloquently naming Jon Stewart as the most worthy heir to Walter Cronkite’s legacy (The Final Cut). The Daily Show has been my primary news source for more than five years, and Jon proved himself to be the smartest person (and the best interviewer) on television a long time ago.
Jessica Hall
Erwin, Tenn.

The Cat’s Meow
As a proud kitty-mama and an avid Lolcats reader, I loved your article on viral cat videos (”Hello Kitty!”). One notable oversight: ”An Engineer’s Guide to Cats” and its sequel, ”Advanced Cat Yodeling” — the few videos where the cats are upstaged by their owner.
Kelsey Parpart
Portland, Ore.

Muse to Her Ears
I was simply ecstatic when I saw that you’d included Muse on the Must List for their ”United States of Eurasia” single. If it takes an affiliation with all things Twilight for Muse to reach the rock-genius status here that they already enjoy in Europe, then I say bring it on — let the ”Uprising” begin!
Sherry Marcalango
Niceville, Fla.

Some readers hammered a stake through our list of the 20 greatest vampires, citing our failure to mention Dracula‘s Frank Langella, Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s Spike, and especially Dark Shadows‘ Barnabas Collins (”You’d better be stringing garlic around your windows for this exclusion,” Cyndi Migon warned us). Below, a list of our most egregious omissions.

Barnabas Collins
Played by Jonathan Frid on the TV soap Dark Shadows

Count Dracula
Played by Frank Langella in 1979’s Dracula

Played by William Marshall in the 1972 blaxploitation film Blacula

Count Vladimir Dracula
Played by George Hamilton in the 1979 spoof Love at First Bite

Played by James Marsters on TV’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Mick St. John
Played by Alex O’Loughlin on the TV show Moonlight