posted by August 29 at 22:28 PMon
Who would’ve thought a one-off post about arts criticism would’ve kicked off such a shitstorm?
A sampling of the comments:
Brendan you are fucking dick: go die you talentless vulture of a journalist.
Thoughtful criticism is all very well, but personally I prefer praise.
Whether or not it’s hurtful, becoming morally pious about your work just because you put a lot of effort into it is still a counterproductive mindset. Effort is not a coupon for freedom from criticism.
kiley’s absolutely correct in everything he points out and he’s made it clear to me why i despise his brand of ‘criticism’ so..
Click here to see the parody.
I salute you, Rudnik Nelson, wherever you are. Just one correction: We write on computers in Tim Keck’s basement “on beanbag chairs.” Most of our parents changed the locks on us long ago.
(p.s. It’s muggier than a newlywed’s bed in St. Paul this evening, and police have already arrested two protestors setting up an encampment in a city park. Sixty cops showed up, one of them a sniper type with an assault rifle. These people are not fucking around.
My host here—a friend of a friend who happens to be a National Guardsman studying to be a police officer—says his law-enforcement school will be shut down during the convention because they need every human they can find for security and riot alert. If any city is going to “recreate ‘68” this year—and really, why would you?—it’ll be this one.)