Feedback from our readers
Lost for Words
I was thrilled to see Babel’s Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett on the cover. Now, if you could replace Cate’s picture with mine, I would die happy.
Thank you for your feature on the comeback of former child actor Jackie Earle Haley (”Destiny’s Child”). I was a big fan of his as a kid, and was saddened when he disappeared from film. It’s nice to see him back and better than ever. His positive attitude and humility set an example for us all.
Shame on you for wasting the Pop Culture Personality Test on Kevin Federline (Spotlight). Was everyone in the film, TV, theater, book, and music industries with talent busy?
Spokespeople for Grey’s Anatomy have said that nothing will happen to Isaiah Washington after he referred to one of his castmates as a ”faggot.” Until the producers decide this wasn’t just a case of boys being boys, I think I’m going to stay away from this show — and this network.
Spooked on Tape
Glad to hear Stephen King is an avid supporter and user of audiobooks (”Hail to the Spoken Word”). I read with some amusement Mr. King’s account of having to shut off the CD of The Silence of the Lambs because he was creeped out. I had a similar experience while listening to Nightmares & Dreamscapes: Volume II, by none other than Mr. King. The man-eating frog story was so vivid that I had to pull off the road and settle my nerves and stomach before going on with my journey.
OBSESSIVE FAN OF THE WEEK!
Margen Laratta of Chattanooga, Tenn., is ”sad for the world.” Why? Because apparently not enough of its denizens are tuning in to season 2 of The CW’s Supernatural. ”I’m sick and tired of people turning a blind eye to this absolute gem,” she laments. ”The show has managed to not only avoid the sophomore slump, but it even upped the stakes.” Margen, it’s this kind of devotion that can make the world a less sad place.