Tonight, a bunch of newcritics bloggers are getting together at the Paley Center for Media to celebrate our little experiment, which is a year old. I have an anniversary post up - so hop over and read it, if you'd like. Here's an excerpt:
You know, newcritics is non-influential. It is non-profitable. Indeed, by any standards of the day it is non-successful. And yet a year on, we gather to revel (some in person, some virtually) in the minor media glory - but sweet karmic profit - of this little blog. Why? Because we like each other. That’s obvious in the courteous style of our site, and in the ongoing conversation each week. But we’re also genuinely interested in what each of us has to say about media - about film, television, music, theater, and books. And in our careers, our disparate lives, a place to turn for some polite middlebrow conversation over a glass of wine or a cup of coffee is a very nice thing indeed.
Some of the greatest bloggers in the world will make the scene tonight, including our host, the fabulous M.A. Peel, but we're also marking the anniversary with a series of posts about how a single bit of media moved each of them over the last year. Some great thoughts in these posts:
Pretty in P!nk
Once in a Lifetime
Shrunken Heads Revisited
R.I.P. The Wall Street Journal
A Bit O’ Media…
What Is The Question?
A Reason to Go On Living: The Poor Boy’s on the Line
The Reblog Button