A new website named Mapcidy has materialized online. It bills itself as "a blog, hyperlocal guide, and social utility."
I'm honored to be included in Mapcidy's list of "Best Art Blogs in NYC," even if the editor's accurate observation that "people are more eager for news than for truth" saddens me.
I am a blogger, but the "up-to-the-minute" nature of most blogs is not a draw; in fact, it's a major reason I read so few of them. Call me a conservative dinosaur, but I continue to prefer the thoughtful, edited writing published in major periodicals. But as more readers turn to the Internet for their reading and news, more conscientious and talented writers will provide the content. The blogosphere, so easily pilloried today, will evolve into an online equivalent to the heyday of print publication. The role of future William Randolph Hearsts, however, remains in doubt.
Anyway, I'm honored that Hungry Hyaena was included on "a list [of the best art blogs] culled from some of the best art schools in NYC," and that one of those MFA candidates described my writing as "insightful." You made my day, unknown young artist. Thank you.