Letters to the Editor

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  1. 1

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Daily Gross:$1.6M

    Cume to08.28.14: $258.3M

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    1
    Daily:$1.6M Cumulative:$258.3M Disney 3.68%
  2. 2

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Daily Gross:$1.1M

    Cume to08.28.14: $150.7M

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    2
    Daily:$1.1M Cumulative:$150.7M Paramount Pictures -0.62%
  3. 3

    If I Stay

    Daily Gross:$1.0M

    Cume to08.28.14: $20.6M

    If I Stay

    3
    Daily:$1.0M Cumulative:$20.6M Warner Brothers / New Line -0.71%

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[Regarding] your article, “Times Tries to Catch Pop Wave,” (Variety, March 25-31) I’d like to point to one particular element that saddened me. In my quote about the cultural coverage in the New York Times, I was not referring to the report as a whole but merely to the Sunday Arts & Leisure section. Rather than express my own opinion, I tried to recall John Rockwell’s previously published comments about the critical views of the section held among some people at the New York Times.

And I described this critique as one recounted by John Rockwell and not as my own. (Although, to be candid, I didn’t rush to the defense of that section, either.) As the article reads, it sounds as if I personally was lambasting all cultural coverage at the New York Times.

I assure you I was not. I admire and respect the New York Times, and any implication that I felt the Culture Dept. report, which is so often terrific, was somehow esoteric or irrelevant is simply incorrect.

John Montorio is deputy managing editor of the Los Angeles Times
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