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Thursday, January 20, 2011
Saturday, January 01, 2011
"Opinion in a distributed culture is abundantly, excessively, available, and as electronic self-construction accelerates the transformation of the private interior landscape into a Facebook page for public approval, personality becomes a debased currency.…Though online reviews inevitably vary in quality and insight, their very existence no longer makes it possible to imagine that there is not an engaged general-interest audience out there consuming and thinking about literary works. The audience now talks to itself.…"
…"Beyond the Critic as Cultural Arbiter" by Stephen Burn