Artists have been leveling complaints about critics for years. (Was it not I who coined the declaration, "All theater critics' mothers suck cocks in hell!") But their days as the bastions of good taste are numbered. Check out Patrick Goldstein's thoughtful essay, "The End of the Critic?," in yesterday's Los Angeles Times. Discuss.
On the other end of the spectrum, fellow blogger Howard at Howard Who? penned an equally thoughtful post in defense of the art of criticism. Discuss.
I, for one, shall be neutral on this subject. I have friends who are critics, and I love them despite the fact that their mothers suck cocks in hell.