Thursday, September 04, 2008

Lights out?

Today's New York Sun leads with a story that should depress anyone interested in high culture in the city and elsewhere: the paper itself may go under in a month unless it can find additional financial backers.

Although perhaps not the concentrated blow to opera coverage that was Peter Davis' firing by New York Magazine last summer, the Sun's end would be a dismal result. Its Arts+ section has, on the whole, the best cultural coverage in the city (and probably the country) -- a context that adds value to each individual piece. Its attempt to buck the trend of less high-cultural content rather than more is wholly commendable.

So if any of you happen to know any centimillionaires interested in supporting this sort of thing...

1 comment:

  1. Now I am embarassed. I've lived in NYC for 12 years, and I've never even read the NY Sun. I'll check it out.


Absolutely no axe-grinding, please.