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Monday, August 17, 2009

An open letter to Entertainment Weekly

Subject: Really? Twilight again?

Sadly it did not shock me to open up my mailbox and see _another_ Twilight cover. Why don't you just re-title this magazine Twilight Weekly and be done with it? I don't know who you think is reading your magazine, but not all of us think Robert Pattinson is dreamy. And we're not all waiting for the latest scoop from the set of New Moon either.

Your recent list of Top 20 Vampires was utterly ridiculous. I find it hard to believe most of your rankings. Vampire lore has a great history that neither begins nor ends with Twilight, and I suggest you try harder next time to balance out current pop culture obsessions with classic characters and performances. The results were the most ludicrous of any pop culture list you've ever put out. I know times are tough in the publishing industry, but you shouldn't have replaced your editorial staff with a bunch of marketers looking to over-sell a movie and eighth grade girls who swoon over messy hair and iridescent powder.

There are also plenty of interesting stories out there that aren't vampire-related, and I wish you could find the space to report them. I've been a loyal reader for more than 15 years, but the past year has made me wonder why.

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