Camille Paglia doesn't love me!
I don't see blogs as a new frontier but as a falling backwards into word-centric print journalism -- words, words, words! ... Blog reading for me is like going down to the cellar amid shelves and shelves of musty books that you're condemned to turn the pages of. Bad prose, endless reams of bad prose! There's a lack of discipline, a feeling that anything that crosses one's mind is important or interesting to others. ... Most bloggers aren't culture critics but political or media junkies preoccupied with pedestrian minutiae and a sophomoric "gotcha" mentality. I find it depressing and claustrophobic.You can read the full interview with the irascible Ms. Paglia here, but you'll have to watch an ad to get a free day pass to Salon.com. (Once you're in, though, there's lots of good stuff to read.)