"Univores," "Omnivores," "Paucivores" and "Inactives" are the new categories we can all find ourselves in. Which one depends on whether we believe Britney is a huge tabloid star or an area in northwestern France where Impressionist painters spent their summers.
But no matter what group is discussed, the visual arts do not figure very high on anyone's to-do list.
"In our report, we found that participation in the (higher) levels of all the arts is really quite low," John Goldthorpe tells me on the phone from England.
Of course reports like this come out periodically, and there are lies, damned lies and statistics, but there's certainly something to discuss here.