Arts From Regina Hackett, Afnt Critic for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer
posted by December 5 at 15:57 PMon
I admire (Jen) Graves wholeheartedly, and yet her enthusiasm can lead her to imply problems where there aren’t any. Reading her, I sometimes envision a cheerleader: Ok Guys! Give me an AF! Give me an N and add a T! What’s that spell? ART! (Shake of pom-poms.)
As I’m a bit of an art cheerleader myself, I warm to this tone. When I compare it to the DOA art criticism praticed at the Seattle Times, I want to shake my own pom-poms in tribute to Graves’ energy and committment. Go girl go.
Posted by Regina Hackett at December 4, 2006 4:46 p.m.
Now, I hate to imply another problem where there isn’t one, god knows. But for the sake of afnt in Seattle, and amity between afnt critics, can somebody tell me what this means?
UPDATE: So I just talked to Regina. She says a copyeditor at the P-I once told her she was the worst speller in the history of the paper, and she believes him. She simply meant to write A-R-T. “When it comes to me, it’s Occam’s Razor. The simplest explanation is the right one,” she said. “I’m not Charles Mudede.”
Charles laughed one of those great Mudede laughs when he heard this.
I felt sure that my problem-implying problem would have me yelling out the wrong letters as a cheerleader. I need a drink.