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Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't on ''Northern Exposure,'' Tom Selleck, and movie posters

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Way Up North
Thank you for the excellent cover story on Northern Exposure (#76). This is the funniest, most innovative, and most provocative show on TV and it definitely deserves its present success. Primoz Kotnik's stylish photos did a great job capturing the quirky charm of Cicely's main citizens; it's a shame that such a promising career as his was cut short so tragically.
Ian Titus
Bronx, N.Y.

Congratulations on spearheading the latest fad with your Northern Exposure cover. It wasn't so long ago that you were giving the same treatment to David Lynch's wonderful but shamelessly disregarded Twin Peaks. Perhaps this new Peaks wannabe crashes and burns, you'll be just as quick to forget about it, too.
Robert M. Wolpert
Gainsville, Fla.

Thanks for the wonderful article on Northern Exposure. What I didn't like was the cover. Why did you have to take away the strength and respect from a feminist character to add cleavage and bright red lipstick? This is the '90s — get with it. An unsexist photo of a perfectly normal woman will sell just as many magazines as your disappointingly ''sexed up'' Maggie O'Connell.
Zoe Rice
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Suits and Lies
I was pleased to see your article on Tom Selleck's lawsuit against the Globe. I object strongly to the concept of ''outing'' as an invasion of privacy. I don not find homosexuality offensive, but many in our society still do. To be so labeled, whether accurately or not, can cause tremendous pain and irreparable harm.

In my best fantasies, Tom Selleck is hetero, single, and living next door. But the actual details of his personal life shouldn't matter to anyone but his family and closest friends. I solemnly hope the courts agree.
Mary K. Krajci
Roosevelt Island, N.Y.

Pix Posters
I really enjoyed the ''Up Against the Wall'' piece (about movie posters). It shed light on something most people take for granted and gave an opportunity to view a movie from a perspective of an advertising mind. You should make this a regular feature. How about ''The 100 Best Movie Posters of All Time''?
Bill Cohen
Pasadena, Calif.

Editor's Note
Kathy Huffhines, movie critic for the Detroit Free Press and a regular contributor for Entertainment Weekly's Critical Mass movie and video review charts, died July 18 in a Philadelphia hospital from injuries sustained when a tree fell on the car in which she was a passenger. The three other people in the car, including Huffhines fiancé, Boston Globe movie critic Jay Carr, were not injured. Huffhines, 48, appeared recently in our summer double issue, photographed outside the Star, her favorite Detroit movie theater. Huffhines' contributions to our pages, and her vivacious spirit, will be missed, and we extend our sincerest sympathies to her family.

Originally posted Aug 16, 1991 Published in issue #79 Aug 16, 1991 Order article reprints
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