From Modern Art Notes:
Washington Post arts editor John Pancake tells me that Philip Kennicott is the newspaper’s new architecture critic. (He replaces Benjamin Forgey, who accepted a recent buyout offer.) Kennicott has written several recent architecture reviews, but the paper hadn’t made any kind of announcement about the job.
For years Kennicott has been the paper’s culture critic, untied to any specific discipline. He’s one of the few writers in Style who ranks as a must-read. (Think of Style as the Washington version of a culture section.) For my four bits he’s the most thoughtful writer in the entire Post. While it remains to be seen for how long Kennicott will hold the architecture chair, I’m just happy that we’ll be seeing him in the paper regularly and prominently.