The Brooklyn Rail, one of the most well-written and edited online publications in the US, has posted as their 16 May issue, a special edition focusing on art criticism in Europe guest edited by Marek Bartelik. In this attempt it also reflects upon the history of AICA, the International Association of Art Critics, founded in 1949 in Paris. It's also interesting to me, from a personal standpoint, that very few of my peers (that is art critics I know roughly of my generation—ok, mid-40s!—or younger) are members of this organization. Perhaps to some degree I possess a Groucho Marx (one of my utmost heroes) attitude, in that "I don't want to belong to any club that will accept people like me as a member" but more likely it's the fact that the dues are not cheap, and I've had no correspondence, encouragement, or peer-pressure to join. I haven't read this issue yet, but it's filled with interesting-sounding material and bulletins from writers much more established and reputable than myself, definitely worth checking out.