Jan 132014
Fuse Commentary: The Welcome Buccaneers of Arts Criticism

“Criticism will always have the force of the child in the story about the emperor’s new clothes, because there will always be naked emperors who everybody says are wearing today’s Crown Jewels.” — Eric Bentley

Jul 172012
Fuse Commentary: The New York Times — Shouldn't It Know the Purpose of Arts Criticism?

Based on Public Editor Arthur S. Brisbane’s recent New York Times column on arts criticism, he and others at the newspaper haven’t much of a clue regarding what a serious arts review is supposed to be.