Tuesday, June 14, 2016



Again into the mailbag.  Our e-mail address is thethirdestatesundayreview@yahoo.com.

Jana e-mailed to note that she misses our magazine roundups.

We used to do those about once a month.

We don't keep every feature for all time.  Sometimes we move on.  If we didn't, we'd be NPR.

J Vlaming wonders about our playlists:  "Is this a ranking or something?"

No, it's just a list of what we listened to while working on the edition.

Burk wonders why Ava and C.I. don't "cover the shows on Amazon"?

They've covered Amazon's pilot season regularly -- when Amazon shows up a series of pilots and, based on feedback (supposedly), decides what to greenlight.

In addition, this week finds Ava and C.I. writing about Amazon's THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE.

Leon writes, "I miss the original artwork from the old days.  Especially the colorful paintings."

We do too.  But honestly who has that kind of time?  Also, we stopped painting as a group largely when we ran out of paint -- or the paint we loved.  When we were doing our war resisters series, we were using the paint from a spin art game.  We loved that paint and haven't been able to find those colors since.

Jill writes, "As a student at Columbia University, I especially appreciate your Columbia Journalism Review parodies and wonder if you have any more parodies planned?"

We love parodies too.  But, first, we can't do them angry.  If we're angry, the humor flies out the window.  Second, some of the better ones came via riffing off one another and these days we aren't always able to make that kind of time.

Micki e-mails, "I don't understand why every edition has to feature something on Iraq.  It's boring."

This site started because we were opposed to the Iraq War.  As long as the Iraq War continues and this site continues, you will find Iraq content here.

Diana writes, "I've been reading since 2006 and I only have one complaint.  I wish you would decide whether you were publishing Sundays or Mondays."

We do too, Diana.  In this week's case, events in Orlando were too depressing.  Ava and C.I. managed to write their TV piece Sunday but the rest of us mainly talked and talked (about Orlando) and were unable to write anything.

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