Feedback from our readers
Thanks for including bonus covers in your Oscar wrap-up issue. This way, I can tear off that way-too-close-up picture of Jennifer Hudson and have my copy feature a deserving winner and cover subject, Forest Whitaker.
Your 35 pages of Oscar coverage felt nearly as long as the show, but easily twice as exciting. I really enjoyed Josh Wolk’s comedic minute-by-minute commentary (”The Big Night”). Thanks for making the night worth it after all.
The Oscars ”too tame” (”And the Loser Is…”)? Ellen DeGeneres was great — she connected with her audience and made it about the awards and the nominees, not herself. Better than David Letterman and Jon Stewart combined!
The photo of Helen Mirren on page 76 (”The Morning After”) is brilliant. Mirren looks so happy with her little Oscar man an arm’s length away. You can tell she wants to reach out and hug him…again.
Manitowish Waters, Wis.
Finally, a critic (Ken Tucker) who gets the appeal of Rosie O’Donnell (TV). While I don’t always agree with her, it is a relief to hear someone on daytime TV express herself so honestly. I hope she stays with The View for many years.
The Madonna song ”Hanky Panky,” referred to in The Glutton, is not on the Dick Tracy soundtrack. The show Studio 360 (Books) is co-produced by Public Radio International and WNYC, New York Public Radio, not NPR.
OBSESSIVE FAN OF THE WEEK!
Gavin Hill of Starkville, Miss., mourned The O.C.’s demise much like the death of a loved one. ”It was way more than four years’ worth of my random Thursday nights,” he writes. ”I grew up with these characters.” Gavin goes on to list his most cherished milestone moments from the show (one of which is Marissa Cooper’s death) — and we can’t help but dab a tear from our eye.