Newspapers coverage of arts vs. entertainment
Posted 02 April 2002 - 09:05 AM
Any writers have any comments?
Personally, I think they barely cover the ballet scene enough. The less than 100 word reviews are inadequate and read more as promotional (at times).
"According to a phrase picked up last week by the entertainment journal Variety, Mr Raines has expressed a desire to see "less Peking Opera, and more Britney Spears". Apparently, he finds the Sunday Arts & Leisure section, with its lengthy ruminations on porcelain, ballet technique and Upper West Side beaux-arts collectors, as well as its essays on the movies and its rendering of the cultural gossip of the moment, to be "boring". It's something he intends to remedy when he replaces John Rockwell, the solid, well-respected Arts & Leisure editor who announced his departure in December."
Posted 03 April 2002 - 05:41 AM
Posted 03 April 2002 - 11:05 AM
I'm always saddened that in this country more people know that Britney Spears broke up with her boyfriend, than know what's going on in the Middle East.
Posted 03 April 2002 - 12:55 PM
Posted 03 April 2002 - 01:54 PM
though I admit to being of a generation that loves pop culture! and ballet, I just know the difference.
Posted 03 April 2002 - 08:54 AM
And if I can put in a good word for the Daily News, albeit the News of an earlier day: in November of 1989, the News was the only New York daily to mark Suzanne's farewell performance with an EDITORIAL! It was a beautiful piece, very touching, and obviously written by someone who knew ballet. I wonder where that editorial writer is now.
Posted 03 April 2002 - 12:08 PM
Posted 02 April 2002 - 06:52 PM
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