This is an important issue that should be debated, but articles should be accurate in terms of the facts, so people can make informed decisions.
—Rick Hunnewell, Ph.D. Valencia
The feature article “Who Should Die?” by Sara Catania would have been a coup had it not been for the demoralizing cover of a hanged inmate on your cover.
Am I missing some significance, or did you simply intend to shock and offend? Not only was it in poor taste, but it upset my children and gave me the impression your publication has no consideration for the families of those behind bars.
I’m disappointed by the lack of consideration shown in the approval of such cover “art.”
Re: the article on Demon Lover Diary[“The Horror, the Horror,” June 21–27]. I am appalled that Paul Cullum continues the slander/myth that the filmmakers tried to murder the documentary crew. It’s common knowledge in the Michigan film community (and there is such a thing) that no such event happened and that voice-over and special effects were added to create this impression. The documentarians did this to “punch up” their show, give it an ending, regardless of what effect it would have on Jackson’s reputation. (Hey, who wants to work with a guy that might blow your brains out?)
The fact that the documentary filmmakers really have not completed another film in more 25 years, while Jackson (regardless of what you think of him) continues to work in production, says quite a bit. In fact, it’s kind of sad that they’re still hawking that decades-old effort.
Re: the charming Ms. Sandra Ross’ mention of me in her gossipy report from the closing night of The Strip [Slush, June 28–July 4]. While flattered that Ms. Ross remarked upon my “dropping trou” and further that she enjoyed seeing my “great set of gams,” it must be noted that I was not wearing “dazzling white boxers” under my dropped “trou.” I was not wearing anything at all.