Monday, January 22, 2007

KELLER TIME The Arts section of Monday's New York Times features not one but two articles that are unworthy of the newspaper--or would have been thought unworthy of the paper in years past.

First we get a column about Angelina Jolie's celebrity status that could easily have been published in People magazine.

Next, there's a piece that floats a number of rumors about that all-important cultural icon, Paula Abdul.

What does this junk have to do with "The Arts"? What does it have to do with journalism?

Why not just get rid of The Arts section completely and run Styles seven days a week?

CONTRAPOSITIVE is edited by Dan Aibel. Dan's a playwright. He lives in New York City.