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Mail: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

Fired-up responses to Matt Damon and Ben Affleck on the cover; praise for EW's website.

Winning Pair

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your #418 issue (Feb. 13). And the cover, it’s hot! Thank you, thank you, for the beautiful pictures of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. They are already on my wall. But seriously, it was nice to see an article that focused not on one or the other but on both Affleck and Damon. Their friendship is the key to their success with Good Will Hunting, and I’m glad that EW made that clear.
Andrea Schnitz
Davis, Calif.

In regard to your Matt Damon-Ben Affleck cover, we can barely find the words. However, we think ”Oh, my God” and ”Thank you” should cover it. By the way, if these best friends like to date best friends, feel free to pass our number on to them.
Debbie Ingram and Tracy Stewart
Woodridge, Ill.

Thank you for putting Matt Damon and Ben Affleck on the cover of your magazine! I fell in love with these two very handsome guys after seeing each of their performances in John Grisham’s The Rainmaker (Damon) and Chasing Amy (Affleck). Good Will Hunting is a wonderful film, and that these two wrote such a brilliant screenplay and were able to get the film made are reasons enough to recognize their talents.
Meridith Gottlieb
Queens, N.Y.

Carrey’d Away

While I appreciate your desire to connect celebrities to Monica Lewinsky, your six-step path from Jim Carrey to Monica seems excessive. Wouldn’t it have been so much easier to say (1) Carrey starred with Tommy Lee Jones in Batman Forever; (2) Tommy Lee Jones roomed with Al Gore in college; (3) Al Gore knows Bill Clinton, who has been linked with… (4) Monica Lewinsky?
Rabbi Mark Kaiserman

To Preach His Own

I just finished your article on Robert Duvall. He deserves an Oscar for The Apostle. How many actors can write, direct, finance, and star in a movie? He’s a multitalented man and such a terrific actor. Thanks again for the well-deserved write-up on Mr. Duvall.
Andrea Meaux
Kaplan, La.

‘Peaks’ Performer

After reading your chart on the starlets of Twin Peaks, I must point out that you omitted perhaps the most talented of the young actresses who got their start on this show. Heather Graham, who played Annie the waitress, has appeared in Swingers, Boogie Nights, and the upcoming Lost in Space, and will probably be the most famous actress to emerge from Twin Peaks.
Brad Hodges
Plainsboro, N.J.

Caught In Our Web

Kudos for your website! I practically live there! It will be my downfall. I see people have been complaining about a few quirks, but my experience has been very positive. Also, that Titaniacs Trivia Quiz was great. I just want to tell you to keep up the excellent work.
Amy Aday
Lexington, Ky.

CLARIFICATION: While Trisha Yearwood’s version of ”How Do I Live” peaked at No. 23 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart, it also reached No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart (News & Notes).