Hi Apollinaire: Thanks for your comments about Alastair Macaulay being chief dance critic at the NYT. I share your respect for his gifts as a critic and writer, but disappointment that the paper did not hire a woman. A friend forwarded to me a story that had this comment in it from editor Oestreich, and I think this goes to the heart of it all:
Times Classical Music and Dance Editor James R. Oestreich writes, “No one could bring more glittery qualifications or a more attractive writing style
to the job.”
“Glittery qualifications.” That’s really what counts. Laura
[And from Foot contributor Eva Yaa Asantewaa:] I look down at my glittery nail polish as I type this and shake my head in wonder.