MIX AND MATCH
by Charlie Finch
John Updike once rather acidly remarked that "an artist sets sail for the horizon, while a critic hugs the shore." While this observation didn't prevent Updike from penning some perceptive art criticism, he has a point. I just finished reading Craig Seligman's excellent 2004 study Sontag and Kael: Opposites Attract Me
, a careful bumper-cars tour through the pride and prejudices of two of the last century's cultural mark-makers.