This post was written by Friday guest blogger Annie Reid.
Last week, the Dallas Morning News bought out 111 employees, including book critic Jerome Weeks, who chose to leave rather than work in the gutted arts section remaining. The News told Weeks (and others) that they could have a farewell column, but that it would have to be approved by management first. Weeks wrote a column, and it was not approved by management. But his slightly embittered take on the life of a book critic (irritating bloggers is part of the job’s perks – I so get that) appears here on the Critical Mass blog.