Here’s an account of yet another flap over a review, bolstered by a recap of an earlier spat that attracted widespread attention. These folks are hardly alone. We’ve had some less-than-stellar work here in NC – on both sides of the footlights, to be candid. And we’ve seen our own fair share of efforts by media staff (editors, publishers) to direct (or re-direct) critics. Still, this Canadian fight seems to take the arguments to new heights – and new lows, too. Read it all here.

And then ponder this: Do professional reviews matter – and if so, to whom?