To the editors:
At long last, a Reader cover story worth the long, arduous read.
Bravo, Michael Glab on Aaron Freeman [April 23].
And in the future, guys, the Glab piece notwithstanding, can you kindly pay just a little more attention to actually editing these weekly tomes?
Tedious does not even describe the prospect of slogging through a typical Reader essay.
If you don't believe me, why not commission market research to ascertain how many people actually finish your cover stories. And while you're at it, ask your "readers" how many of them do not even attempt to begin to read cover stories.
The Reader has demonstrated an uncanny knack for making provocative ideas entirely unprovocative. It's not so much the story idea--sometimes extremely good--but more so the treatment and execution that lacks.
Sorry to say you have soured a whole generation of people who might have been sold on your publication.
Do something about it.