Friday, December 17, 2004

Grooves of academe.

New York, Oct. 1 – Arts coverage is not keeping up with the enormous growth in newsworthy cultural activities across the United States, according to a groundbreaking study from Columbia University’s National Arts Journalism Program (NAJP).

Reporting the Arts II: Critical Perspectives
p 140: "A History of Rock Criticism," Robert Christgau. In which RC's Consumer Guide begats Entertainment Weekly and Blender; and we learn how much better it was in the olden days, yea verily.

p 144: "Subject/Object: Firsthand Knowledge in Criticism," Sasha Frere-Jones. In which SFJ lets me off the hook.

p 164: "Below the Radar: Covering the Arts Underground," Douglas Wolk. In which a soldier from the Doug Wolk Army [DWA] takes us all down, down to Chinatown.


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