Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't, on Patrick Swayze, Ellen DeGeneres, and Whitney Houston

Feedback from our readers

A Moving Eulogy
I just finished reading your Patrick Swayze tribute, and I am in tears. I was 13 years old when Dirty Dancing came out, and I saw it 14 times. From then on, I was a devoted Patrick Swayze fan. In the 22 years since, I have realized that his character, Johnny Castle, was the kind of man that Patrick was…strong, graceful, and sexy as hell. Thank you for such a moving tribute.
Caroline Risolia
San Jose, Calif.

A Sorry Sight
Who among us has never behaved impulsively in a way that was rude and regrettable? What Kanye West did at the VMAs was certainly shameful, but what’s infinitely more shameful is that 93 percent of your poll takers are unwilling to forgive a fellow human who’s sincerely sorry for his mistake.
Jeff DeZiel

‘Idol’ Insanity
The minute I heard about Ellen DeGeneres joining American Idol I flashed back to Dennis Miller as an announcer on Monday Night Football. Anyone remember that train wreck? He had about as much to do with the NFL as Ellen has to do with a singing competition.
Jim Cronin
Waccabuc, N.Y.

Dream Dinner
Thank you for the Neil Patrick Harris article! Neil is on my list of ultimate dinner guests — along with Joss Whedon, which is convenient ’cause they know each other, so there wouldn’t be any awkward conversations. Guys, call me.
Julie Saetre

Watching Whitney
I couldn’t agree more with Mark Harris’ column about Whitney Houston’s recent Oprah interview. I had the feeling Houston was reading from cue cards; she over-dramatized and visually scanned the heavens on cue. I kept wondering if I was the only one who felt as if every response had been practiced. Thanks, Mark, you read my mind — and you may have read Whitney’s script.
Jean Wendland
North Royalton, Ohio

Dollars and Sense
I just wanted to drop a line to tell you how much I enjoyed your new feature page, The Save. I’m glad you’re spreading the word!
Cindy Crouch
Vicksburg, Miss.

Fan Favorites
Lots of readers offered their two cents about our list of great Swayze movies. ”Where’s Youngblood? True, it’s no Dirty Dancing or Ghost, but Swayze did a fine job as a hockey star,” wrote Karen Kanter. Here are a few of the films you wish we’d included.

City of Joy
Next of Kin