A Times Insider Column Asks “What’s an Arts and Culture Critic Doing in a War Zone?”

From a Times Insider column by Jason Farago headlined “What’s a Critic Doing in a War Zone?”:

A news organization needs all sorts of journalists and professionals to cover a war zone effectively: reporters and photographers who can gather information, local journalists and interpreters to gain access to sources, security experts and drivers to help everyone stay safe. One person you almost never need is a critic.