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Friday, December 8, 2006

I Heart “Rate the Critics”

posted by on December 8 at 17:56 PM

As might be expected, I lurv, lurv, lurv Time Out New York’s “Critiquing the Critics” feature this week, in which a panel of esteemed readers and artists bitch about and heap praise upon arts critics across the city. As the ever-loyal Carpetbagger points out, the TONY critics get ridiculously high scores, but at least the editors recognize that the polled artists might be flattering the hand that strokes them, and segregate the TONY critics from the regular rankings.

More hilarious: On an apparent 1-5 scale, New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley gets a 5.1 score for “influence,” with no comment. I mean, obviously he’s the most influential theater critic in el mundo, but did he really break the scale?!

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No broken scale. From their introduction page: "we developed a system of grading, on a scale of one to six". And Hoberman got a 5.9 for knowledge, which might be the highest score any critic got in any category.

Posted by ratzkywatzky | December 9, 2006 9:28 AM

Pardon, I merely skimmed the intro.

Posted by annie | December 9, 2006 12:53 PM

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