The New Yorker‘s distinguished music critic, Alex Ross, writes a column about criticism that echoes many we have penned here as we’ve watched commercial papers reduce again and again the coverage of the arts in their pages – and as their veteran writers fall by the wayside or accept “buy-outs” (and of course when these are offered they have no viable option to taking the cash and departing…). These columns we are talking about are not blogs – they are professionally done, edited, documented, fact-checked, often illustrated, sometimes even foot-noted…. Please remember to support the providers of serious reviews created near you with subscriptions or donations and other forms of encouragement. Here’s Alex’s latest: