The Carpetbagger, The New York Times’ reported review of Hollywood’s awards season, has been given a new home on the website and adopted a format that promises to be “less frenetic” in the coming months.
The blog, once distinguished by insouciant insights from late “Media Equation” columnist David Carr, has been removed from The New York Times’ blog directory and given a searchable, standalone page.
The new page debuts as coverage of Hollywood’s movie awards season begins to ramp up. Cara Buckley, the culture reporter who anchors the blog, acknowledged the move in the inaugural post for this season’s coverage:
Carpetbagger is also adopting a different and (blessedly) less frenetic format this year, abandoning the blog — so late aughts! — for a meatier and, we hope, newsier online report along with the weekly print column.