Lewis Segal, chief dance critic for the Los Angeles Times, learned Friday that the paper will no longer support a full-time dance critic. His position is being eliminated. This after a week in which he wrote three feature-length reviews, a Sunday piece and a long obit.
In a city where dance riddles the inner sanctums of churches, temples, community centers, clubs, gymnasiums and zocalos, to say nothing of the nearly 280 legit performance spaces in
mainstream theaters, large, mid-sized and small -- this signals a gigantic disconnect between the people and press.
Thursday, March 06, 2008
More on the Culture Crunch at Newspapers
Via Andrew Sullivan: