An anti-ballet slam in Cosmopolitan (US edition)
Posted 25 January 2002 - 10:23 AM
Huh??? What are the Cosmo editors snorting? wink.gif
Posted 25 January 2002 - 10:28 AM
Perhaps some other Ballet Alertniks would like to do the same?
Jeannie, would you mind posting the address for correspondence? Thank you!
Posted 25 January 2002 - 10:53 AM
It's on the opposite spectrum, in some ways. But the latest Vogue has New York City Ballet mentioned all over the place in an article on NY designers. One mentioned it would be an ideal evening (with a small corps photo from Serenade) but I stopped counting after 6 photos of society women photographed at NYCB.
While it's not bad, a friend asked me if that's how I dress up when I go to the ballet. I explained I'd rather spend $6,000 on tickets than on one dress!
Posted 25 January 2002 - 11:33 AM
Alexandra, let us know if you do send the magazine a letter, and whether they give you a response. I'm thinking about writing as well!
Posted 25 January 2002 - 11:39 AM
Letters to the editor, for publication in the "You Tell Us" column go to:
You Tell Us
P.O. Box 1407
Radio City Station
New York City, NY 10101-1407
The article in question appears on p. 163 of the February 2002 issue & is titled "Ten Romantic Moves That You Should Spare Your Boyfriend."
What made me really mad is that the nine other 'moves' are very long & puffy-fluffy, e.g., dumb stuff like 'Never surprise him with a teddy-bear tee shirt....'never play Barry Manilow CDs....' sort of stuff - I'm making those up but you get the gist. Then, in the middle of this fluff, is the simple and straightforward "#8 - Never take him to the ballet." It's worth some letters of complaint, for sure.
[ January 25, 2002: Message edited by: Jeannie ]
Posted 25 January 2002 - 12:56 PM
I was hoping there might be an easy way to contact them by email. The magazine itself doesn't seem to have a site; it's hitched to ivillage. There is a form there where one can send an email:
Click this link:
Posted 25 January 2002 - 03:36 PM
Posted 25 January 2002 - 03:52 PM
Posted 25 January 2002 - 04:08 PM
Posted 25 January 2002 - 07:53 PM
1) Go to the ballet....
Posted 25 January 2002 - 08:09 PM
Posted 26 January 2002 - 11:15 AM
Posted 26 January 2002 - 11:19 AM
I hope you'll click on the link above and email them just that (linked to the ballet slam, of course).
Posted 26 January 2002 - 03:57 PM
Anyway, we should consider the source.. to be a "Cosmo Girl" means that you probably don't have any interests outside of catching a man, so therefore you wouldn't have any passions, such as dance, to introduce your man to. A true Cosmo Girl would not have time to devote to The Arts, as Catching a Man and manipulating him into sticking around takes too much time and energy!
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