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The Critics

Cue the tiny violins because the Washingtonian rounded up five food critics to complain explain the realities of their jobs to potential future critics. Not only is it easy to get a credit card in a fake name, but Todd Kliman warns you'll discover that your friends are the worst, writing "Nobody will think you deserve the gig you've got, including your friends" and "Your friends will think you are a gravy train. They will not realize—will never realize—that your budget is actually a research budget, and that you already know what a martini tastes like." [Washingtonian]

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