Comments here and other places. I have no patience for this shit. The avant-garde is dead and it's not a bad thing. The inability for people to recognize the fact and the how and why is something I don't know how to respond to. Read some fiction. Watch a movie.
As the level of sophistication in NY has gone down it's risen elsewhere, meeting somewhere in the middle. There are a lot of reasons. Manhattan is less interesting and the country is better off. They held the "Yearly Kos" in a hotel in Vegas.
In other news: The Syrian dictator is trying to sell out the Palestinians to deal with Israel and the US. Josh Marshall is impressed.