After Tastes

Madonna , a "Taste Maker" ("What's Material to the Goddess of Pop," by Kristine McKenna, Dec. 20)?

Was this some bizarre joke? Surely the notion is too absurd.

But my rage gave way to reflection: Madonna--crass and classless, mediocre and manufactured, banal and brassy, self-obsessed and soulless.

Alas, maybe she is the embodiment of the '80s.

GREG PALMER

San Dimas

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