LA Times Welcomes Its New Theatre Critic

“It’s been mortifying to go so long without a chief theater critic,” said Bret Israel, the Sunday Calendar editor, who supervises arts coverage, and hired Charles McNulty as the paper’s new critic after three years. “But as I’ve told many people who didn’t always believe me, the main reason for the delay was the very high standard the paper sets for its critics, who are the soul of our cultural pages.”