Raising the bar

Dave McNair's September 16, 2004, cover story, "Celebrity, Suicide and the Etiquette of Envy" raised the writing standards locally to Pulitzer levels. Insightful, deliberate, poignant, and brutally honest, this kind of writing makes me proud to have been published by the same folks. [The author won this year's Fiction Contest.–editor]

The title foretold it all and made me want to turn the pages. The article taught me something about the music industry I didn't know– in a non-judgmental way– and gave us all something to ponder. Kudos to The Hook.

Sally Honenberger