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Macaulay's Criticism

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If ballet seasons and tours (of the big companies) were covered in the same manner that professional football is covered in the U.S., there would be so many voices and opinions at work, it simply wouldn't matter what one writer from the NY Times was going on about. There would be competing views, at all times. But sadly, it's not that kind of situation. Not even close.

If dance -- or any of the arts -- had the audience professional (or college) football and basketball had, there would be plenty of coverage. Note that a lot of the deepest "print" sports coverage now happens online on sites like ESPN's Grantland, which has expanded to take on bits of popular culture too. ESPN can afford to throw money at marquee content producers and long-form pieces.

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