Critics were once seen as the ‘canaries in the mineshaft’ — now newspapers and magazines are closing down the mines.
A certain number of people (not huge) want to read critics who take the arts seriously, who do more than tell readers what is worth spending their money on.
The caricature of the theater critic as spoilsport still pops up, pushed by rescuers of the “injured” who enjoy delivering self-congratulatory whippings. No naysayers are allowed –- it hurts business. For once, how about looking at the ways that yeasayers do a disservice to theater and the craft of criticism? By Bill Marx Are theater […]
A growing number of sites and e-zines are bringing wit, intelligence, high standards, and editorial independence to critical coverage of the arts online.