“There’s an art to doing anything with exceptional care, but it’s just gravy when the thing—footwear, a review, a marketing plan—meets a practical need. Art proper exceeds or alters, or invents, its job description. That said, effective criticism usually has elements of performance art—a little song and dance, some stand-up comedy.”—Peter Schjeldahl, responding to the question “Does art criticism count as an art form?” in his collection of art criticism Let’s See, p. 8. I ecstatically agree with everything he says here. I’m also a fan of song and dance, as well as stand-up comedy.