I will now permanently remove the Washington City Paper from my list of sources on the arts. When you decide to cover the arts at all, it is insulting. Specifically, I am referring to Glenn Dixon’s snide, much-too-long “review” of the Nakian exhibit (“Take Me to Your Leda, 3/19).
The point of the article was not to provide some insight into the exhibit, but to serve as a forum for Dixon himself. It would take a writer with some talent to provide readers with interesting commentary about an exhibit he or she didn’t like. Dixon’s diatribe, it seems to me, comes off as juvenile and, to use his own words, bush-league.
The City Paper has time and again shirked its responsibility to cover the arts, but we are better off without its coverage if the author feels more important than the subject being covered.
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