Former Xpress writer goes big

Former Xpress food editor Hanna Raskin has accepted a job as the food critic for the Dallas Observer, starting June 1. Eater, a nationally-focused food and restaurant blog that often dishes about culinary cognoscenti like Thomas Keller and various Food Network stars, picked up the story.

A segment entitled “To Catch a Critic” features “potentially anonymity-busting photos” of Raskin in order to “give the local restaurateurs a helping hand,” although the food writer has clearly stated the Observer‘s plans to have her remain undercover. This begs the question: in a world like ours where privacy is increasingly hard to come by — especially for public figures — how do critics remain anonymous?

Regardless, the move is a big one for Raskin, and we at Xpress wish her luck.

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2 thoughts on “Former Xpress writer goes big

  1. Piffy!

    nice, um, collage

    just in case i want to see the same images in lower quality.

  2. Your Copy Editor

    From Philip B. Corbett of The New York Times:

    Not long ago, I gently noted (again) our frequent misuse of the phrase “beg the question.” I pointed out that in precise usage, it does not mean “to raise the question” or “to beg that the question be asked” or even “to evade the question.” Rather, it refers to a circular argument; it means “to use an argument that assumes as proved the very thing one is trying to prove.”

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