, art critic for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
, will be punching the clock at 900 North Tucker for the last time this Friday.
Bonetti tells Daily RFT
he's taking a "voluntary layoff," an option the local daily has given to some staffers which allows them to leave with benefits -- and which makes it possible for a P-D
employee who's been involuntarily
laid off to get his/her job back.
Not clear yet if the newspaper will hire another art critic or use the $$ freed up by Bonetti to hire back a laid-off staffer in another department.
Much as some in the arts community love to hate Bonetti
, it's unlikely anyone would be happy if the newspaper chose not to replace him.
Bonetti says he may be headed for Boston (on a permanent basis) by way of Europe or South America (temporarily).
His most recent item in the paper isn't exactly arts-related. The blog post, entitled "Incredibly Annoying People,"
ticks off a list of people he can't stand. It looks like "the entire Danforth family" makes up the only locals tucked into the list.