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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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TEA & NO SYMPATHY

I thought this was a fashion [magazine] and not a political blog. I think November showed that the Tea Party is not a "fringe" party and no party [should be] held accountable for every single person that decided to associate themselves with [the party]. You should stick to the fashion, like the stuff you have in [the Volume 25] issue.

Ben

OMG, can we seriously stop with the Hitler references? Unfortunately, there was a Hitler. Thank God there has never been another, at least not in the [US] government.

Marni


 

TIM'S TIME

I'm finding men's fashion more and more unrealistic and unwearable. TIm Hamilton did not make me change my mind. There were one or two pieces in your images that looked good, but I could not see myself or any men I know wearing that.

Carl

STEPHAN WHITE

It's a stretch, but I thought of Andy Warhol a lot when I saw his work. I don't think Warhol would be famous today, but this guy could really be a 21st century version.

Josh

DIVAS IN DECLINE

Forget about the Bermuda Triangle, Big Foot or the aliens. There needs to be an investigation into why Britney Spears is still popular. Are we that starved for sensationalism that we are willing to overlook talent for over a decade? And Brandy should be in jail, so I don't care that she is not popular anymore. Other than that, I agree with [the article].

Alice

Your article about Britney Spears is so off base.  You speak about her “fortune” as the only thing keeping her in the limelight (well her fans keep her in the limelight, but you say she has these fans based simply on luck) – how do you believe she developed such an eccentric and loyal fan base?..and kept them intrigued – hungry really - for 12 years and counting…

Stars like Britney Spears do not happen by mistake – this is not a fortune cookie career.  Britney has carved out her own piece of the pop culture landscape by using her “persona” – not singing abilities.  Britney is a package deal that combines overt sexuality, superb and lavish performances in music videos and stage productions, and an unfaltering commitment to remain human in the media – for better or worse.  Britney lets us see her mistakes, her meltdowns, her heartache.  We as a culture like to feel we “know” Britney and this is what stands unique in her brand of entertainment. 

It’s perhaps the most difficult feat in show business to  connect with your audience – I mean truly connect.  She has achieved that more so than any other celebrity.

Sure, you can discount her vocal abilities, but you cannot take away her undeniable achievement as an entertainer. Just ask Elaine Stritch, who [Topcoat] hailed as a Broadway Baby, a must see!  Isn’t Elaine Stritch a notorious booze hound?  We love Elaine for the same reason we love Britney – they’re real. 

Michael

 

A WOMAN'S WORTH

Denise–or whatever her real name is–is an idiot. Please do not blame her date for being a man. There are female presidents around the world that know their "worth" and there are prostitutes that have no self-worth, so [Rebeccah] can't generalize all woman the same way.

Angela

ARRESTING ARTICLE

I cry everyday that Arrested Development is not on the air anymore so I'm over the moon at the movie. Brock Duke really captured so many of the things I missed about the show (excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me!). I think it's a shame the show was not given a longer shelf life, but at least there will be closure.

James


COVER MODEL

Aw, the little dog on your cover and in the pictorial is so beautiful!!! The model is hot to, but it was a great idea to use [her].

Lisa