Last week, Michelle Goldberg penned a perplexing-to-me piece for the New York Times op-ed page about the crisis of contemporary taste.

Goldberg is here to tell you that culture is no good now. She quotes the literary critic Christian Lorentzen: “Hollywood movies are boring. Television is boring. Pop music is boring. The art world is boring. Broadway is boring. Books from big publishing are boring.” Goldberg can “think of no recent novel or film that provoked passionate debate.” Arguments about art “have grown stale and repetitive.”

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