Are Many Thumbs the New Talking Heads?

“Criticism is dead!” has been the rallying cry for the past decade as newspapers and journalists alike have been coming to terms with the seismic changes in the publishing world, while the Internet has flowered and bloomed.

Robert Storr, a respected curator and former dean of the Yale School of Art, echoed these sentiments in an interview for Yale Radio a few years ago, declaring journalism to be “the lowest it has ever been,” denouncing the admired critics Roberta Smith and her husband Jerry Saltz as egotists and clowns, respectively. …

Christina Cacouris

Journalist and young art historian based in NYC

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