The board of directors of the National Book Critics Circle started a blog, Critical Mass. Participants include New York Times regulars Laura Miller and David Orr. Welcome, critics! Yesterday the crew weighed in on the latest alleged plagiarism scandal, that of Kaavya Viswanathan. By the way, MediaBistro's GalleyCat is doing an excellent job covering that controversy about the Harvard sophomore and author of How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got A Life : A Novel.
Thank you to Publishers Weekly for the Critical Mass tip.