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Category: Pop culture
July 10, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Michael Jackson coverage: Enough already!

Media oversaturates audiences with Jackson death Enough already — no more Michael Jackson. According to a recent poll, two out of three Americans believe the media’s coverage of Jackson’s death has been over the edge. I couldn’t agree more. For almost two weeks, we have been saturated with tributes to him. He has been portrayed as an…

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June 29, 2009 at 3:10 PM

Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett: the passing of celebrities

Michael Jackson: deserving of honor or disdain? Jackson, Fawcett caught up in pressures of society To my knowledge Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett never worked together and did not have a professional or personal relationship, yet their passing on the same day has prompted numerous biographies and special features. It’s said Fawcett will be most remembered for her…

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May 20, 2009 at 4:00 PM

“Grease” revival

You’ll leave the theater happier I read Misha Berson’s theater review of the musical “Grease” [“Slick, nostalgic ‘Grease’ revival,” NWMonday, May 18], even though she warned those of us who “can’t get enough of this breed of bouncy ’50s nostalgia … to read no further.” I don’t know which performance she attended, but on the night I…

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May 3, 2009 at 4:48 PM

Susan Boyle’s makeover

Charming just the way she is Kate Smith, for one, is an American legend. She didn’t need a makeover. I like Susan Boyle’s honest appearance and charm [“Susan Boyle: from plucky to plucked,” Opinion, Ellen Goodman column, May 1]. Leave it alone. — Ginna Seese, Mercer Island

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April 20, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Susan Boyle wows world

A lesson in respect I truly believe that most of us attempt to be open-minded and fair. We teach our children not to judge by first impressions. In light of this, Susan Boyle’s performance on “Britain’s Got Talent” should have been an eye-opener for all [“Contestant who turned snickers into wows,” page one, April 16]. When this…

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April 19, 2009 at 4:15 PM

George Will denounces denim

Stick a fork in him I wish I could say I was surprised at George Will’s column in Friday morning’s paper [“A denunciation of discordant denim,” George Will column, Opinion, April 17], but my ability to be surprised by anything he writes is long gone. It’s not enough that people who think like he does have been…

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April 5, 2009 at 4:22 PM

Jimi Hendrix childhood home torn down

<img src=”http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/ABPub/2009/04/03/2008980786.jpg” width=”345″ class=”pic” /> Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times The house that Jimi Hendrix grew up in is destined for a Renton mobile-home park. Could have been an inspirational museum Editor, The Times: It’s an eyesore [“Love, money can’t save Hendrix’s old home,” page one, March 31]. I think ghettos and German concentration camps are a bit of an eyesore,…

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April 3, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Metro bus No. 25

A commuter’s cameo I was delighted to see Michael Upchurch’s “review” of Metro’s No. 25 bus in Wednesday’s Seattle Times, and pleased to see my name mentioned as offering a “cameo appearance” [“I laughed, I cried, I rode: Bus No. 25 is a riveting slice of Seattle,” NW Wednesday, April 1]. However, I must point out the…

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March 24, 2009 at 2:27 PM

Dad unfriended on Facebook

A strange concept of “community” Regarding the March 21 guest commentary, “Sorry, dad, Facebook isn’t big enough for both of us”: Let’s see if I understand Megan Burbank correctly: Facebook was designed for college students as an electronic vehicle to exchange vulgarities (“inside jokes,” ” profanity-peppered status updates,” “photographic documentation of every bad choice you’ve ever made”)…

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