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What’s Missing From J.K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy? Let the Critics Tell You
Magic, Dumbledore, and really any Harry Potter references at all.By Chris Cohen
Do American Restaurant Critics Need Bigger Balls?
Our critics lack cojones.By Alyssa Shelasky
Restaurant Girl Gets a Makeover
Danyelle Freeman's site relaunches.By Hugh Merwin
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Do Bad Restaurant Reviews Really Make Readers Feel Good?
Depends on who's reading.By Alyssa Shelasky
Lupa Loses Some Asimov Love
It wasn't so perfect this time around.By Alyssa Shelasky
John DeLucie Describes Brett Anderson; Other Chefs More Clueless
Chefs prepare to turn the page.By Alyssa Shelasky and Jesse Curti
Can The Hour Sate Your Mad Men Craving?
Mostly critics just want people to stop comparing them.By Adam K. Raymond
Another Critic Confesses His ‘Love-Hate Relationship’ With Restaurant Reviewing
Plus: Adam Platt's daughter follows in her old man's footsteps. Aw.By Daniel Maurer
Every Golden Globes Prediction, Ever
Natalie Portman and Annette Bening were picks for the top actress categories.By Julie Gerstein
J. Gold on "Second-Rate" Red Medicine and More
Anonymity is important! And more restaurant-critic musings from Jonathan Gold.By Lesley Balla
Russ Parsons' final thoughts on the outing of LAT's S. Irene Virbila.By Lesley Balla
Thoughts, Apropos Inception, on the Self-Gelded
Some advice if you ever have the misfortune of being close to someone who knows what he or she will like or hate before observing it firsthand.By David Edelstein
I Say To-mah-to-meter
On the attempts to quantify — and attack — critics' responses to movies.By David Edelstein
Breaking News: Critics Like Movies Again!
Is 'The Kids Are All Right' one of the "most compelling portraits of an American marriage in film history"?By Logan Hill
Platt Responds to McNally’s Response to Platt’s Review
Our "bald, over-weight reviewer" responds to McNally's defense of Pulino's.
Adam Platt Bumps Into Himself at Annisa
Our esteemed critic reacts to an all-points bulletin discovered at the new Annisa.By Adam Platt
Edelstein on Greenberg: ‘Nothing to Do Except Wait for the Protagonist to Appall You One More Time’
And more opinions from 'New York' critics.By Amos Barshad
Somebody From The Hurt Locker Probably Should Have Thanked Critics at the Oscars
Bigelow and Co. thanked everybody in their Oscar speeches except for, amazingly, the one group that proved most key in their awards-season success.By Bilge Ebiri
Roger Ebert in His Prime
A bittersweet profile of our best movie critic.By Lindsay Robertson