Monday, June 11, 2007

The Critical Darwin Award

I'm thinking of instituting a recurring series called the Critical Darwin Awards, named after the famously posthumous honors dedicated to "chlorinating the gene pool."

This week's nominee: Joan Anderman of the Boston Globe, who informed us on Sunday that:

"Rock musical is for all intents and purposes an oxymoron, two words -- and two worlds -- separated by a gaping divide in aesthetics, audience, and mission. Broadway's aim is to fill seats, to satisfy most of the people most of the time. Rock wants to stir and provoke."

Yeah, right. Sell it, sister.

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