I don’t know…it seems as though we were far more progressive in the 1970s than we are now. I don’t ever remember people saying, “Doesn’t Pepper Anderson look amazing at 43?” Now, it seems we are constantly rubbing the fairy dust out of our eyes in amazement that Sheryl Crow can walk without a cane. If we really in our sancta sanctorum believed that 40 was so young, we wouldn’t make a big deal out of seeing Demi Moore in a bikini at forty-whatever. We would simply say, “She looks great.” And she does.
--Ann Risler, St. Petersburg, FL
I have received your magazine for three to four years and have been very happy with it until the Oct issues. In Oct there was an article called "The scary new migraine mistake". As I have been a migraine suffer and get headaches daily chronic pain I was very upset that your article only talked about one side of this issues. Since 1985 I have been on every "headache" medicine out there. At times these medicines got me very sick, unaware of where I was, and even increased my headaches. I have been to numerous headache clinics at UCLA, USC, and other hospital settings. When I went through their programs and was not successful it was my fault. Even when I spent time in a hospital to detox off my pain pains I never got relief. Your article stated that 10-15% of people get to relief and that is me. I have been taking fioricet on and off for 26 years and have never taken more than 4 a day.
Your article never interviewed any person with headaches where the programs mentioned in your article do not work.
I'm thinking about canceling future magazines from you due to the above issues.
I would be willing to talk to you over the phone about your article. If not I will cancel the rest of the years magazines and ask for a refund.
Your latest Editor's Letter struck a chord in me. I had just met up with a long time girlfriend in New York City for some shopping and hanging out. She flew in from Michigan and I came from California. We met in law school over 20 years ago because we were both more interested in each other's outfits than in Torts, Real Estate, or Civil Procedure at the time. She ultimately decided law school wasn't her calling but not because she couldn't have made it through. Instead, she went on to get her Master's degree and PhD in Fine Arts, has worked at Ford Motor Company and is now teaching Art at University of Michigan-Flint. I did finish law school after deciding I had to put my fashion magazines away until I graduated with my J.D. In the interim, I did a judicial clerkship, worked for a public interest law agency, and wrote for one of the school's law journals. Post J.D., I practiced in many areas, the most interesting being medical malpractice litigation.
Together and separate, we are no joke and no one could ever accuse us of being vacant bimbos but in the last 20 years, our common love of beauty and fashion has been a mainstay, a comfort, and a thrill. I don't see anything wrong with finding as much excitement in the latest Supreme Court decision as I do in the latest line from my favorite designer. It is all art, creation, theory, philosophy, and application and analysis of life in action.
--Michele M. Welz, Sacramento, California
I am a long-time subscriber and I cannot express how irritated I was at seeing not one, but TWO full page ads for your front and back covers of a recent issue.
It was REALLY, REALLY annoying.
I get to see Ads when I pay $12 for a movie, and now this?
Also, please no more articles about how fur is ok to wear. It makes me want to throw up.
I've read many of the letters on the Web site and I'm not the only one to mention this...although I can't believe no one mentioned the ads for a cover.
So, I just didn't want you to think, oh its ok. no one minds about advertising on a cover...because I do.
Thanks for a great magazine otherwise.