A Perfect Vehicle for Criticism
Friday, April 09, 2004
This week the annual Pulitzer prizes were awarded, and among the many worthy recipients, the unlikeliest was Dan Neil, car critic for the Los Angeles Times. Unlikely, because with one exception, the criticism award has always gone to critics of the arts. But also because auto reviews tend to be regarded with a certain suspicion, since most newspapers depend on the goodwill of car dealership advertisers. Brooke reflects on the business of car criticism with Dan Neil, the Oscar Wilde of auto reviewers.