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Aug 14, 2008 07:43 AM

Where is Joanne Kates?

Perhaps I am completely out of the loop, but where has Joanne Kates been for the past few months? I used to check out her resto reviews in the Globe on a weekly basis (, but nothing has been added since June.

Did The Globe move her articles to a different section of the site, or is she simply not with them anymore?

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  1. Joanne Kates' family owns Camp Arowhon in Algonquin Park - she is usually away from the Globe all summer working there

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    1. Sabbatical, travelling I think

      1. Kates seems to spend most summers in Algonquin, and the Globe usually substitutes reviews by other writers who are good critics, such as Jay Scott or John Allemang. I haven't seen any regular reviewer step in this year.

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        1. re: jayt90

          Didn't Jay Scott die 15 years ago?

          1. re: Herb

            Yes, but I remember his witty, articulate, and knowledgeable reviews, more often than J.K.'s 'whence, methinks, this is Bird's custard gloop'.

            1. re: jayt90

              God, I miss Jay Scott! I loved his review of Winston's. It was belly laugh-inducing anthropology.

          2. re: jayt90

            > I haven't seen any regular reviewer step in this year.

            I only get the Globe on Saturdays, but Chris Nuttall-Smith has been doing the resto reviews there while Kates has been at the camp. (Maybe it's different other days of the week.)

            1. Ever wondered what's under the anonymous headless hat? Presenting Ms Kates at her real job: