Variety Cuts Two Top Critics

The entertainment industry trade publication Variety has let go of two of its most prominent writers to save costs. Todd McCarthy, known for his film reviews, and David Rooney, a theater critic, are two of the eight personnel cuts that went into effect Monday. In addition, the paper is shifting some of its top brass around for an “editorial reorganization.” The paper is still expected to run the same amount of reviews, but now, they will be done on a freelance basis. Film critic Roger Ebert tweeted he would cancel his subscription.