A few weeks back I blogged about another New Times victim, my former local critic Rob Nelson. In an act of absolute genius, the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis thoughtfully hired Nelson to become a regular blogger on their website. The city was faced with the crisis of a failing critical culture, and the Walker took a leap into what might certainly be the future of film criticism. Fortunately for Minneapolis, they plucked one of the nation’s foremost film critics to become one of their own. I applaud the Walker, long considered a cultural leader, for tossing this man his line to safety. It might be the smartest move an arts institution has ever made. Good luck Rob at your new gig. I toast to you and the Walker, may you have a long and healthy life.