Denis Dutton, 1944-2010

by Walter Olson on December 29, 2010

The creator of the wonderful Arts and Letters Daily (and a body of great work besides that on aesthetics and other subjects) will be sorely missed. Obits and appreciations: The Press (New Zealand), Nick Gillespie/Reason, Chronicle of Higher Education. For very many years, like Patrick at Popehat, until changing technology rendered the home page concept less relevant, I kept my home page set to the Daily, unrivaled as it was at its job of civilized web curation and casual tease-line artistry; now the L.A. Times speculates (via Virginia Postrel) on what will happen to it next.

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1 Frank 12.29.10 at 9:31 am

I’m sorry to hear that.

Even before I started checking in to Overlawyered daily, I was a daily Arts and Letters Daily visitor. A great connection to commentary and the arts on the ‘net.

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