Web server problems resulting in massive slowness interfered with Rifftides today and, evidently, with all other blogs under the artsjournal.com umbrella. As a result, it was not possible to prepare and post new items. I would be happy to report that the crack Rifftides technical staff wrestled the problem to the ground and eliminated it, but there is no Rifftides technical staff. The difficulty seems to have fixed itself, and we’re back up and running, witness the next exhibit. I believe the standard jargon in such situations involves apologizing and regretting any inconvenience, although to my knowledge, no one has claimed inconvenience.
I will post as often as possible in the next day or two, but I am simultaneously careening toward the deadline for my next Wall Street Journal article. The crunch is on.
I regret any inconvenience.