Scott’s suicide was a tragic act. He was so greatly loved and so conspicuously talented. No one can truly know what despair or temporary madness motivated it. But his death makes at least one thing obvious to any attentive observer. There is something wrong with our culture when Los Angeles, which now has more artists than any other city in North America, including New York, cannot provide a living wage for such a hard-working and gifted critic.
Saturday, December 21, 2019
… Dana Gioia on the late Scott Timberg: a bitter symbol for those who have been marginalized by our “creative culture.” | The Book Haven.