I’ve been away. It’s been days since I checked into what my ArtsJournal.com colleagues are writing about. Martha Bayles is the movie person, but she’s also perceptive on my former calling. I’m probably the one who ought to be writing about the performance of television (and cable) news in the Katrina disaster aftermath. I don’t think I could have assessed one embarassing aspect of it more effectively than Martha did in this recent piece.