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Tiffani Class
Thank you! I've been reading EW for over a year now, and I can honestly say you've outdone your selves this time. The cover with Tiffani-Amber Thiessen is simply extravagant, heart-stopping beauty. Kudos to photographer James White. Keep up the great work and I'm a fan for life.
Derrick Roslaniec
Niagara Falls, Ontario

I hate 90210. I refuse to empathize with characters who have it better than I ever will. I hate 90210. I refuse to empathize about ''stress zits'' with people who are more beautiful than I will ever be. However, I would like to thank you for your Tiffani-Amber Thiessen cover article — because I do so love to hate 90210.
Travis M. Porter
Salt Lake City

Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Natasha Henstridge, Elizabeth Hurley, Laura Leighton, Alicia Silverstone, Des'ree, and Emmanuelle Beart in one issue? I've died and gone to heaven!
Simon Blint
Walnut Creek, Calif.

Hootiemania
With Hootie, you don't have to think''? Atlantic execs say they have ''no idea'' why the band has ''struck gold''? I am appalled! Are we listening to the same musicians? Why is it surprising that Darius Rucker's lyrics are so moving? Hootie & the Blowfish represent racial harmony, humanitarianism, and love.
Jacqueline Gault
Little Falls, N.J.

Many people prefer to knock mainstream bands and praise the darker side of music. Y'all resisted the temptation and I'm really proud. One thing you hit upon in examining the band's appeal, which was right on the mark: People like Hootie & the Blowfish because the music just makes them feel good. It's a tried-and-true formula.
Sean P. Powell
Roswell, N.M.

'Hoop' Scotch
Thanks for addressing the Academy's overlooking Hoop Dreams for a Best Documentary Oscar nomination. It's disappointing to see the logic that if Dreams were nominated it would ''surely win,'' so the denial of a nomination was an attempt to give other films a chance. That's interesting, since we didn't see anyone denying Forrest Gump (for Best Picture) or The Lion King (for Best Score and Best Song) their nominations. Anyone who saw Hoop Dreams for what it was — an amazing film — would have wanted to make sure it was recognized with at least a nomination for Best Documentary.
Marsha McCogney
Pittsburgh

'Clueless'?
As a recent graduate of an upscale high school and a card-carrying member of the ''MTV generation,'' I have to disagree with the mediocre grade given to Clueless. This movie was hilarious! If the reviewer had enjoyed it for what it is — a satire — maybe he would have gotten the message: that my generation can laugh at itself. EW, this is the first time I've ever thought you utterly clueless.
Jennifer Jansing
Ballwin, Mo.

Originally posted Aug 18, 1995 Published in issue #288 Aug 18, 1995 Order article reprints
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