Readers respond to Christopher Nolan, Janis Joplin, and Liev Schreiber


Dream Lovers
I’d been hoping for an Inception issue, and the article inside did not disappoint! Christopher Nolan is a marvel, and I really enjoyed reading about the parallels between his newest film and the moviemaking business.
Katherine Harris
Kingsport, Tenn.

Your story left out the most interesting character name in the movie: Ariadne (Ellen Page). The original Ariadne, from Greek mythology, is a woman who’s known for leading the hero out of a labyrinth! Très appropriate, no?
Amanda Healy

Minty Goodness
”The Wit and Wisdom of Stephen King” was an absolute gem. His descriptions of pop culture and the celebrities who rule it were spot-on. It was nice to go back in time and relive some of the crazy, the heartbreaking, the genius, and the ridiculous. And thanks to him, I will be enjoying Mint-Kebabs this weekend when I visit my local cinema.
Dawn Garland
Athens, Ga.

Bawdy and Soul
Thank you so much for highlighting all the positive work Kathy Griffin does for the gay community. Behind all the foul language, inappropriate (but hilarious) jokes, and controversial stunts, she’s whip-smart, compassionate, and endearingly self-deprecating.
Eric Moore
New York City

Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)
In your Insider item on the Janis Joplin biopic, where was Jane Krakowski‘s version of Joplin on 30 Rock? Sure, it was a TV character, and her name was Jackie Jormp-Jomp…but it was still worthy of a mention!
Zachary Denver Fields
Florence, Ky.

Renaissance Man
I’m thrilled you wrote about Liev Schreiber. I’ve been a fan since I saw him as the lovable transvestite Chris in Mixed Nuts! The man can do anything.
DeeDee Baldwin
Starkville, Miss.

Just wondering: How is Liev able to record the narrations for HBO’s Hard Knocks? Each episode is about a week in the lives of NFL team members. Does he postpone all other projects in August?
Harold Reynolds

Senior writer Chris Nashawaty responds: The short answer? He carves out the time because it’s ”a great gig.” And apparently the extra dough doesn’t hurt. ”It’s my bread and butter for a lot of the times I go off and do theater,” says Schreiber. ”It’s not what I do, but I take pride in doing it.”

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