Monday, July 30, 2007

On Matt Wolf On Ben Brantley On Matt Wolf On Ben Brantley

Talk about meta. You've got Matt Wolf, a perfectly good critic, on the Guardian's blog blogging about tailing Ben Brantley of the New York Times who is tailing himself, in essence, by blogging about his trip to London on the Times' ArtsBeat blog -- 27 shows in 21 days, and suffering from food poisoning, thus preventing him, it seems, from checking out the 47th revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

But it does make me wonder about something...if it is so significant that Brantley is in London reporting on West End theater for American audiences, why aren't there prominent U.K. critics here doing the same thing for their readers? Does it say something that they, at the moment, are not?

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