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August 15, 2002

Times Arts Frownlines 2

Friedrich --

The NYTimes Arts section today goes four-for-four -- all, repeat all, of the headlines on the front page of the section are self-serious protest classics:

1. "It's Gloves-Off Time for an Angry Arthur Miller"
2. "Not Just Singing, but Soul-Baring Too"
3. "Party for Zora Neale Hurston, Obscure No More"
4. "Actors in Ellis Island Show Vote, 7 to 1, to Join Union"

...I was thinking of making some comments here about the Times' vision of of what art is (apparently a civil-rights fist shaken, in the name of justice and self-expression, in the face of oppression), and about how, if that's what art really were, I'd have no big interest in it. But I'll spare you.

Best

Michael

posted by Michael at August 15, 2002




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