The Times Is Mean to David Blaine

Did you notice how awful the Times was to David Blaine today? The stunning end to his marine marathon at Lincoln Center got winked off in the Arts section, while Dan Barry in his Metro section column (sorry—Times Select) seemed to say that Blaine was responsible for blowing up soldiers in Iraq and murdering people in the Outer Boroughs. I think I got that right. Have these people ever heard of spectacle, or daring? Cristo piously panelling the park in puke-inducing pumpkin is precious, but Blaine just isn’t high art enough. He should have charged $65 a head to have those silent audiences…