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What an utterly fascinating you must lead.

Warning, kids : attempting to "write sbout art" for a prolonged period of time will indeed make you this crushingly dull.

Just say no!

Posted by Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz | September 25, 2008 9:17 AM

the gerard schwartz of cleveland.

2011 is too far away.

Posted by max solomon | September 25, 2008 9:36 AM

@1: Fuck right off, you cretin.

@Jen: Thanks for this. When the world isn't busy firing critics, it's busy muzzling them. The sadness!

Posted by Billy the Cid | September 25, 2008 9:40 AM

The Cleveland Orchestra has been firing many long time employees as well. It is a toxic environment there. The story is not as much the Plain Dealer as it is the orchestra.

Posted by From Ohio | September 25, 2008 9:44 AM

That's because the paper name is being changed to the Palin Dealer and their actions and policies must reflect that.

Posted by S-Lo | September 25, 2008 9:55 AM

Damn--there goes Cleveland's artistic reputation.

Posted by Tiktok | September 25, 2008 10:03 AM

@6 - You may scoff, but the Cleveland Orchestra is one of the Big 5 orchestras, one of the most important classical music institutions in the country:

What a sad, sad read. It's this sort of back-room politics that drags these institutions down, and, along with the depressing lack of new music programming, is one reason why I just don't bother to attend orchestra concerts anymore.

Posted by David | September 25, 2008 10:05 AM

Fuck right back off yourself, crybaby. It's dopes like you that make dopes like Jen think they serve some "purpose".

Posted by Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz | September 25, 2008 10:31 AM

Really, Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. You know it deep down inside—you're an idiot.

Posted by Billy the Cid | September 25, 2008 10:42 AM

@1 & @8:
Yes, well, that's the sort of blinkered, philistine pig ignorance I've come to expect from you non-creative garbage. You sit there on your loathsome, spotty behinds squeezing blackheads, not caring a tinker's cuss for the struggling artist. You excrement! You whining, hypocritical toadies, with your colour TV sets and your Tony Jacklin golf clubs and your bleeding Masonic secret handshakes!

Posted by Joe M | September 25, 2008 10:47 AM

Ha, like THIS is going to embarrass Cleveland. Let's all go to the Flats! Go Yeomen!

Posted by john | September 25, 2008 12:23 PM

No, Billy, deep down, I know somebody that writes the turgid crap that the (cough) esteemed Ms. Graves writes is an idiot, trumped only by someone who thinks she's not one.

And @10 - oooh, you can Google Monty Python sketches. Isn't he a CLEVER little boy - do you like your rattle? Oooh, can you talk, can you talk?

Posted by Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz | September 25, 2008 8:55 PM

Cowards. Censors. The Plain Dealer never was an interesting paper anyway except for Don Rosenberg's reviews which were written with educational and historical detail and, in my opinion, utterly truthful about the great and powerful FWM. Hopefully the people behind this "change" will have the same thing happen to them (sooner rather than later).

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