Emerging From Radio Silence

Astute observers will have noticed that things at Bad Entertainment have been pretty quiet for the past couple months. We’ve been making it out to plenty of events, but between busy work schedules, travel, and other commitments, we haven’t had time to do much in the way of writing. On the plus side, this time away from the blog has gotten us thinking about our priorities around what we cover and how we cover it.

We get the most out of our writing when we give ourselves the space to engage critically with art that has challenged us, provoked us, or just delighted us in some fresh and interesting way. On the other hand, simply turning in reviews of shows and events that have already been reviewed by at least a half-dozen other people, to whose commentary we don’t really have anything to add, has proven less than rewarding.

So in the future, we’re going to try to do more of the former and less of the latter, emphasizing quality over quantity. We’ll also look for opportunities to do more features, previews, and interviews. Reviews will probably remain our mainstay, but we’ll only write them when we really feel like we have something to say.

Of course, there will be times when we will see something that we think other people should see but don’t have anything particularly interesting to say about it, or the time to organize our thoughts. That, I suppose, is what social media is for. So if you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or (less likely) Google+, you can expect to see occasional shout-outs about plays, concerts, films, etc., that we haven’t reviewed but think you might enjoy.

So, as we approach our third anniversary, that’s the plan. You can expect to hear from us more often, and we’ll be trying our hardest to make it worth your while. As always, let us know if you have any feedback.

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Eric Prindle

administers Bad Entertainment. He is also an attorney who leads a team of legal marketing copywriters at FindLaw. He is not Eric Prindle, the mixed martial arts fighter.