Now that this blog has been redesigned to take advantage of the latest in Web technology — thanks to ArtsJournal’s publisher and editor Doug McLennan, also known as “resident genius” — it occurred to me to check the first blogpost put up here.
This is what struck me:
Have an online look at two things in real time: the mounting cost of the war in Iraq and what’s happening in Times Square. I would suggest there’s a direct correlation: The higher the cost, the glummer the tourists.
That blogpost, which went up on Aug. 11, 2003, also googled “weapons of mass destruction,” noted the news coverage of John Cage’s “music for the ages,” and described how the media (specifically msnbc.com) was “shilling for celebrities.” So little has changed, eh?