Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Islamic Science Exhibit reviewed

When you consider how little serious reviewing or cultural criticism we get (The Globe Arts section will always keep us up to date on box-office totals and star divorces), it does look as if the dead-tree media are dead or moribund.  But sometimes...

This New York Times review by Edward Rothstein of a museum exhibition on Islamic science makes it sound like a fascinating show to see -- and simultaneously raises serious questions about the impartiality of the whole thing.

Update:  so with the Times about to start charging for online access to its content, will readers value it enough to pay?
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