Yes, critics are still important, no matter what the artistic field, as are curators. But I still don’t understand why there has to be a distinction between the dying professional critic and the amatuer-online type. There are many more professional online critics than this article gives credit for.
The NY Times restaurant critic bids his readers adieu and answers many, many questions along the way. Most of the suggestions are New York City centric, but it’s worth a read regardless. Some advice that stood out: IS THERE ANY BEST, SAFEST WAY TO NAVIGATE A MENU? Scratch off the appetizers and entrees that are [...]