Critics were once seen as the ‘canaries in the mineshaft’ — now newspapers and magazines are closing down the mines.
Those who care about the future of American arts and culture should financially support this magazine and other valiant efforts to articulate the significance of the arts.
This is a vaguely threatening day for New Englanders who love their NPR in duplicate.
In 2011, the Boston Globe characterized the Lowell Folk Festival as “a celebration of diversity.” This year, the floundering newspaper isn’t interested in celebrating anything but itself.
“Why has it taken so long for me to come back home? I don’t know. I have been thinking about it for years and it just never quite seemed like the right time until now.”
A growing number of sites and e-zines are bringing wit, intelligence, high standards, and editorial independence to critical coverage of the arts online.