Sunday, August 27, 2006

What the world needs now ...

... is some good book reviews, apparently: The decline of the book review. (Hat tip, Rus Bowden.)

Update: Here, thanks to Dave Lull, is the link to We Love You Toby.


  1. Anonymous9:48 PM

    Frank, you should link this to the current issue of Phila. Mag. and their article titled "The Bitch of Broad Street" -- about our paper's own theatre critic, Toby Zinman. If you read that article, you'll be amazed at how much power a review can wield over a theatre production (at least, over our Philly productions, which, not having the megabucks behind them that Broadway shows do, can be made or destroyed by a review).

    This very amusing article on Ms. Zinman also notes that there is a blog devoted to her vilification by local producers, playwrights, and directors. Its ironic title is "We Love Toby."

    Blogs: Where the real power is, hey Frank?

  2. Regrettably, the story doesn't appear online - and I can't find any sign of the blog, either.