There is a marked preference on the part of the Times’ editors for coverage of performing arts over fine
arts in the cultural pages. My dream for a new NY Times is that editors nurture long-form art criticism and reviews—3,000 words, even—in the great tradition of such papers as The
Guardian of London and the defunct New York Sun.
One need only look back in The Times’s distant archives and see how the
paper gave enormous depth to its fine arts subjects—far more than we
I know the paper has it to give.
Flood the zone.