How much Beyoncé is too much Beyoncé?

Beyoncé performs at "Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life - An All-Star Grammy Salute, " at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.
(Chris Pizzello / Invision / Associated Press)

After reading Ross T. Quinn’s profound letter about his father and the bombing of Nagasaki [“Mailbag: Life After the Bomb,” May 14], I have only one question: Why wasn’t this printed on the front page instead of trivia [“Beyoncé's Superpower,” May 14]? That article belongs in the entertainment section. What an opportunity The Times missed.

Joanne Lab, San Diego

Does an unusually gushy article about Beyoncé deserve to be on the front page of The Times when another story about her is on Page 1 of Calendar? Will the next front-page celebrity story cover Justin Bieber’s amazing, thought-provoking, empowering new haircut?

Jeff Stewart, Eagle Rock

Beyoncé is beautiful, talented and probably relevant. She also has the best publicist on the planet. I love newspapers. I have been a subscriber of The Times since 1972. I am not a subscriber of the National Enquirer, but it is beginning to seem that way. I know all print media are struggling to stay afloat, but come on, guys. There has to be some actual news you could put on Page 1.

Chuck Rinaldi, Huntington Beach

Really, Beyoncé is front page news? And we wonder why someone like Donald Trump could be a leading candidate for president. By any chance, have you seen the movie “Idiocracy”?

Carole Cruz, San Diego

Come on -- major coverage of Beyoncé in three consecutive issues of The Times? When did the singer’s fan club take over editing the paper?


Bob Stiff, Palm Springs

Is it just me or is anyone else getting weary of Beyoncé?

Marty Wilson, Whittier

Woody Allen and the media

Thank you for putting Dylan Farrow’s story (by way of her brother’s public statements) on the front page of Calendar [“No Longer Hiding Behind Comedy: Ronan Farrow Fires at Media, Woody Allen,” May 12]. My only caveat is that I had to see yet another photo of the man not worthy of being called a “father” above the fold. I wish you would have flipped the stories.

Rosanne Welch, Van Nuys

Surely, Steven Zeitchik is familiar with countless past episodes of Mia Farrow-inspired statements, interviews and letters printed everywhere. These molestation charges appear against Woody Allen every time he has a new film or project, going on now for about 20 years, and have been investigated, litigated, judged and adjudicated over and over, only to conclude that there was no time or place that any of the claims could be verified.

Donna Perlmutter, Los Angeles

Have you ever heard of the presumption of innocence? It is one of the cornerstones of our democracy and judicial system.

Yes, the victim has rights, but so does the accused, in this case, Mr. Allen.

Dennis Sakai, Laguna Beach

Why isn’t Allen subject to the same level of scrutiny as Bill Cosby?

Thomas Bliss, Sherman Oaks

Early spoiler in movie reviews

Thank you, Justin Chang, for your review of “High-Rise” [“A Tower of Destruction,” May 13]. Ordinarily, critics wait a few paragraphs before discussing the ending of a film. But not you. You decided to reveal details about the ending in the very first line of your review.

I not only don’t need to see the film now but I also don’t even need to read the rest of the review.

John B. Travers, Hollywood

Art critic’s take would’ve been nice

“Eva Hesse,” the movie about the innovative artist [“Review: Her Talent Still Blooms,” May 13], would have been better-served if it had been reviewed by an art critic rather than a film critic.

Lynn Leatart, Sherman Oaks