EW Staff
May 18, 2012 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Master of Horror

As soon as I saw your Dark Shadows cover, I wondered if you’d mention Alice Cooper‘s cameo. And sure enough, there was a whole page on him! As a longtime fan of the shock rocker, I’d like to thank you for acknowledging his Hollywood career. Alice and EW are truly Hall of Famers.

Frank Firicano


Weymouth, Mass.

All About Their Mothers

How did two of the most notoriously bad cinematic moms manage to escape your list (EW Looks Back)? I’m talking about Faye Dunaway’s Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest and Piper Laurie’s religious zealot Margaret White in Carrie. Wire hangers and locked closets for you!

Lori King


Greensboro, N.C.

Rock Solid

I agreed with nearly everything Mark Harris said regarding diversity in TV programming (The Final Cut). However, he overlooked one show that has long included people of incredibly diverse backgrounds and worldviews and has never been afraid to poke fun at all of the accompanying stereotypes: 30 Rock. Other TV writers and producers would do well to study how seamlessly 30 Rock works broadly diverse characters into the show without homogenizing all of their stories.

Paula Blackwell


Denton, Tex.

Livin’ la Vida Loki

I was so excited to see your article on The Avengers’ Tom Hiddleston (Movies). His ability to capture all the madness and humanity jumbled up inside Loki is phenomenal.

Eliese Ronke


Raleigh, N.C.

A Wrinkle in Time

Ken Tucker’s review of Fringe was dead-on (TV). I think part of the reason the ratings are so low is that the writers have never pandered to the lowest common denominator to gain more viewers. I’m thrilled the show has been renewed for a final 13 episodes and sad that it’s ending. Maybe in the alternate universe, though, it is popular with our doppelgängers.

Brent Trafton


Long Beach, Calif.

A Star Is Born

Negative press or no, Smash is excellent (”TV Finales Preview!”). The music is great, the characters are real, the soap opera-ness of it all is fantastic! I’d want to break out in song in Times Square too if I were as talented as the cast.

Donna Martz



Duxbury, Mass.


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