Posts Tagged: elitism

Swinging Modern Sounds #85: The Introduction of the Pitch

By

It seems like it’s the point of this piece to draw attention to the fact that these instruments are wounded; it shouldn’t be something that tries to hide it.

...more

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Valuation Methods

By

In some of my fantasies, I make a pitch for art or for truth, defend them like commodities.

...more

In Defense of “Elitism”

By

Rejection is an essential part of editing and publishing, but also a source of criticism of the industry. Over at Slate, Daniel Menaker comes to the defense of the publishing industry’s gatekeepers, explaining the importance of professionals in guiding the production of literature: The modern, often online and anonymous, neo-Levellers who object to the “elitism” of […]

...more

On Film Criticism

By

Yesterday, I spent part of the morning arguing with a friend as to the ongoing importance of film criticism. He said that film critics were like bees in September: dying slowly and stinging wildly in their final days. I said: Feh! Criticism is the last bastion of meaningful writing for a mass audience. My friend […]

...more