Jason Grote cuts right to the point with a weblog post titled “I really, seriously think that I don’t want to invite the New York Times to review my shows, ever.”
He has good reason: the theatre coverage in the Times is often wretched. Some reviewers are bewilderingly ignorant, they show it, and the Times doesn’t seem to care.
Jason has his solution. I have mine: I dropped the New York Times from my feed list. I ran out of reasons to read them; nytheatre.com gives me the breadth of coverage that I want while others give me the depth. I don’t want to perpetuate any reverse-snobbery—this is pure pragmatism—but the Times is useless to me.
I guess that feed list link reveals what I do read and—look! It’s all theatre bloggers! I think that counts as a blogroll.
So if you’re not on the list of my theatre feedage, it means I hate you. And if you are on the list, it means I hate you even more. I keep my enemies close.