Results tagged “television” from critical difference

"We have a tendency in this country to confuse a long life with a worthwhile one," TV critic Robert Lloyd writes in today's Los Angeles Times. He's talking about television series that go on too long (22 episodes a year instead of, say, 13; five increasingly wan seasons instead of a robust two), yet his point applies across the culture -- and across artistic disciplines.

That may be meager comfort to the author whose sublime novel is overlooked and swiftly remaindered; the playwright whose scintillating drama will never see the lights of Broadway, let alone thrive under them; the director whose small masterpiece of a film opens and closes in the blink of an eye. But that doesn't make it any less true.
December 20, 2009 3:06 PM |
I love The Guardian. Truly I do. It has some of the best arts coverage on the planet. But this morning, the paper nearly made me hyperventilate.

It wasn't arts correspondent Mark Brown's story on the dismal representation of women in British theater, film and television, which I was glad to see (not the fact of the underrepresentation, but the stats, and the discussion). It wasn't the article's cheesy headline, "Leading ladies kept out of the limelight." It was where the story ran in the paper.

It's in the Life & Style section. You know: the part of the paper that has categories like Fashion, Homes, Gardens, Craft -- and Women.

Sigh.

Sigh sigh sigh.

The story is linked on the Stage page, in the Culture section, which is where I found it, but that's not where the paper's editors ran it.

Which, really, is pretty disgusting.
June 17, 2009 11:13 AM |
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