Take Connie Tuttle's "Best of Gender" column that ran on Sept. 25. It brought in dozens of letters in response, most of which were negative. Then, when we published some of those letters, we got a flood of letters in the column's defense.
The early returns on last week's issue are showing a similar batch of mixed feelings. People predictably had a lot to say about our un-endorsements, but surprisingly, they also had a lot to say about Saxon Burns' story about his stay at the No-Tel Motel.
Some people called or wrote to say it was one of the best stories we've ever run. Others have said it was a worthless piece of drivel. Look for some of these letters, once we confirm the authorship of them, in upcoming issues.
That said, I eagerly await the feedback we'll get from this week's cover story. It's bizarre--a part psychic, part scientific study of a supposedly haunted inn, wonderfully reported by Irene Messina, just in time for Halloween and Día de los Muertos. Be sure to read until the end; the preliminary conclusions may surprise you.