Destinations Magazine

(Wise) Words on Wednesdays

By Johntalbott

A recent letter to the New York Times (July 22nd, 2012) from Henry Finkelstein of Brooklyn NY said what I often think after reading a critique of a restaurant:

"I don’t think you accurately diagnose the difficulties many of your readers have with the arts critiques that appear in The New York Times. I find that with the exception of the book reviews, after reading the evaluations of the work in question, I don’t really know whether the writer likes or dislikes the subject, or whether I should spend my vanishing leisure dollars in seeing it. It seems that your arts staff is more interested in winning Pulitzer Prizes than aiding the poor questioning consumer."

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