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Criticism

  1. criticism
    Unpacking the Gina Rodriguez ControversyThe actress broke down in tears on Tuesday when asked about criticism that recent comments she made were anti-black.
  2. first person
    I Make Plays. I Write Criticism. I’m Not My Own Enemy.“The artist–critic war of attrition is boring. It’s a cliché.”
  3. media
    The Best MeToo Piece We’ve Read In A While Is This Restaurant ReviewPete Wells’ Four Seasons review doesn’t disregard it’s owner’s abusive history.
  4. roundtables
    How Do We Talk About Race and Pop Culture Without Going Insane?A panel of critics discuss Wesley Morris’s New York Times essay and some of the biggest anxieties plaguing criticism today.
  5. the more you know
    Why’s Everyone Talking About The New Yorker’s Film Critic and Incredibles 2?A cautionary tale of extreme horniness.
  6. interview
    ‘Argument Can Actually Be Joyful’: Women, Critics, and What It Means to Be SharpA new book looks back on the careers of Joan Didion, Susan Sontag, Nora Ephron, and more.
  7. q&a
    Meet Rhonda Garelick, the Cut’s Critic of Fashion, Aesthetics, and Politics“Criticism gives validation and gravitas to a realm that sometimes gets dismissed as trivial.”
  8. What Michiko Kakutani’s Departure From the Times Means for Books CoverageThe most powerful book critic gets a book deal.
  9. What Michiko Kakutani’s Departure From the Times Means for Books CoverageThe most powerful book critic gets a book deal.
  10. Almost Two-Thirds of Moms Have Felt ‘Shamed’ Over Their Parenting ChoicesAccording to a new survey.
  11. Pete Wells Is Wrong About a Critic’s RoleHe doesn’t want to review a fancy place in Mexico — fine. But there’s more to criticism than giving advice.
  12. criticism
    Comedy vs. CriticismOn the uneasy relationship between comedy and its critics.
  13. deaths
    New York Review of Books Founding Editor Robert Silvers Dead at 87According to the Times, he had been battling a brief illness.
  14. r.i.p.
    Art Critic and Booker Prize–Winning Author John Berger Dead at 90Berger is best known for Ways of Seeing.
  15. criticism
    Don’t Blame Critics for Suicide Squad’s FailingsIt’s possible that the original Suicide Squad cut was lousy, too. But it would have made considerably more sense.
  16. Metacritic Has Become a Front Line in the Pop-Culture WarsAggregate scores have become a big deal.
  17. Why Are Today’s Critics So Defensive?We’re in an age of ambient anxiety about what it means to enjoy things and whether or not others enjoy them, too.
  18. job openings
    The New Yorker’s David Denby Steps Down From Film Critic Post [Updated]To focus on his book.
  19. How ‘The X-Files Files,’ ‘Mission Log,’ and ‘Go Bayside!’ Are Introducing […]The recent launch of The X-Files Files, Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani’s second comedy podcast, was both unsurprising and surprising. Fans […]
  20. comedy
    Critic’s Memo to Sarah Silverman: Don’t Be DirtyJust trying to save Sarah Silverman from her humor.
  21. quotable
    Mary Gaitskill Welcomes ‘Bitched-Up’ Male CriticsIt hasn’t soured her on men entirely.
  22. q&a
    Robin Givhan on Her New Book, Race, and Reviewing the Fashion SeasonThe veteran critic discusses what she’s looking forward to seeing, plus why some things never seem to change.
  23. Lena Dunham Kind of Enjoys the ‘Girls’ Criticism“People are ultimately threatened by young people taking positions of power. But there’s also this feeling of ‘I could do that, too.’ People […]
  24. David Foster Wallace and the Comedy NerdMike Schur, showrunner of Parks and Recreation, is obsessed with David Foster Wallace. At Harvard, he made Wallace an honorary member of the […]
  25. What Tosh-Gate Says about the State of Comedy Appreciation and Criticism […]When the Daniel Tosh firestorm started my initial reaction was to shrug and say “who cares?” It was a comedian making an off-hand offensive […]
  26. criticism
    Music’s Time Capsules: 41 Years of Christgau’s ‘Consumer Guide’Why a legendary column, now gone quiet, still matters. (Hint: lines like “Mick Jagger should fold up his penis and go home.”)
  27. backlash to the backlash
    A Definitive Defense of Vampire WeekendStill, their sweaters are not “prophetic.”
  28. back that pazz up
    Pazz and Jop Crib Notes: The State of PopWe’ve been trying to digest the new ‘Village Voice’ music poll, but instead, let us regurgitate it.