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Friday, December 08, 2006

Reviewing Reviewers

TimeOut New York asked a panel of "experts" across various fields to judge and rate the city's critics. When it comes to books, Michiko Kakutani -- not surprisingly -- attracted comments such as "no human depth", "mean-spirited" and "reactionary". What's surprising, though -- as Gawker points out -- are some of the people on the panel, which featured the likes of Jonathan Franzen and Rick Moody. Hardly a recipe for an unbiased appraisal.


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