Without retracting anything I've ever written about Lee Siegel, let me acknowledge that this review from a few months ago has a number of smart and levelheaded things to say, even if it also contains some retrospective ironies. The whole sockpuppet business aside, one wonders how much of the Siegel saga of recent months has involved him being stretched a little too thin. I have a vague memory of when he started doing art criticism for Slate, the question was raised (by whom, I don't recall) if writing book reviews for The Nation, TV criticism for The New Republic, on art for a third publication, and more recently blogging as well, might not be a lot for a single writer. Some people are quite prolific, of course, but I wouldn't want to have been responsible for all that load. Yes, I'm going soft on this topic. Sue me.