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Let's Get Critical
September 1, 2011 6:29 AM   Subscribe

Let's Get Critical is "a new Longform.org partner site dedicated to surfacing the best cultural criticism on the web."
posted by Ahab (13 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite

 
Websites like Longform.org (and now this one, it looks like) are exactly the reason why I could have paid $50 dollars for the Instapaper app on my iPhone and I'd still be getting a killer deal. Thanks for sharing this.
posted by Doleful Creature at 7:34 AM on September 1, 2011


Oh dear, I can tell that I am in for a long evening digging through this awesome-ness. Cool find!
posted by honey-barbara at 7:40 AM on September 1, 2011


best cultural criticism on the web

Yes, golden, lovely, etc. - HOWEVER I was hoping they use more than the LA Times and NYT and Salon (etc.) as sources - I was hoping that they really did dig the Internet for small, indie cultural critics I would not have hit upon already in my rss feeds.
posted by victors at 8:19 AM on September 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Victors, there's a suggest a link button off to the left - it might be worth turning their heads from the very beginning.
posted by Ahab at 8:34 AM on September 1, 2011


My reaction was similar to victors - for my interests and background it's a bit too US-centric - but I do appreciate the idea and perhaps it will broaden out as time goes on.
posted by Abiezer at 8:58 AM on September 1, 2011


Not to be overly critical, but that is an ugly-ass website.
posted by jessssse at 9:14 AM on September 1, 2011


Not to be overly critical, but that is an ugly-ass website

Not to be overly condescending but sites like this and longform are meant to be feeders to Instapaper.
posted by victors at 9:25 AM on September 1, 2011


I must admit, I don't have The Millions and Guernica in my RSS reader. YMMV, natch.
posted by box at 9:29 AM on September 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


I am delighted that all the articles that consist of "So, thing. ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME likes/hates thing." are going to be here, outside of my queue with longform and give me something to read.
posted by jscott at 9:32 AM on September 1, 2011


I like the appearance of these curated guides online. I think I still prefer The Browser.
posted by vacapinta at 9:33 AM on September 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


I am highly critical of the verb "surfacing".
posted by Horace Rumpole at 9:42 AM on September 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


I am highly critical of the verb "surfacing".

Write a critical essay and suggest the link to Let's Get Critical.
posted by asnider at 9:48 AM on September 1, 2011


Sorry for the threadjack, but has anyone actually gotten Instapaper -> Kindle delivery working? After taking the advice here and switching the authorized email to "@instapaper.com", I at least got manual deliveries working. But the automatic deliveries have never come through.
posted by roll truck roll at 12:00 PM on September 1, 2011


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