True, but we're lucky it's even there. It's the last stand-alone book review in any paper in the country.
I can see why the refusal to get personal would annoy a writer for Slate – on the Internet pretty much everything is personal.
She wasn’t the liveliest stylist, but she could be interesting to read. I'm not sure this is really about her particular merits or demerits, however. Plainly the idea is to dilute the power of the individual critic and the critics generally. I suppose you could argue that it's not great for one critic to have that much clout, and she'd been around a long time, but at least people knew who she was and knew who she was for her writing.
Of course, this might not be happening if the critics weren't already losing power because of the lack of clicks........