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For Huffington Post: Ensnaring Critics in the ‘Spider-Man’ Web

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The whole idea that critics still operate in some lofty, rarefied universe is 1970 (or earlier) in its thinking.

La Petite Mort: Alastair Macaulay and the Death of Dance Criticism

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Evaluating a waistline tells the reader nothing about the aesthetic value of an event.

Commenting On Commentary Commenting On Commentary (On Reporting and Reviews)

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The idea that we comment on commentary that comments on commentary wasn't worth a comment at all.

Hey, Philadelphia! Leave Those Critics Alone!

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With all due respect to the show titles we all know sell tickets, this is "Jekyll and Hyde," not "Saint Joan."

American Theatre Critics Conference, Day 2-4, Part I

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Goodspeed was great! But one moment was disconcerting, even disturbing.

American Theatre Critics Conference, Day .5-Day 1

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"The problem is the wireless in your hotel, not with your computer." Thank you for your wisdom, Sensei.

American Theatre Critics Conference, Day .5-ish

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And you thought your life was tough. Sit down and read.

Pedophile Musical Causes Critical “Crapstorm” in Philly

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You have to do what you have to do. But you could do it with class.

Stop Talking About Criticism and Start Doing It Already

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Instead of writing criticism, more and more critics are writing about criticism.

Pulitzer Implosion: Hey, Mr. McNulty, I’m Talking to You, Sir

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There is this thing called resigning, called putting one's money where one's mouth is.

In 2,106 Words, Salon Says “Who Cares About NYPress Critic Armond...

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Salon should stop banning live theater from its culture coverage.

This Is What It Sounds Like When Critics Cry

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If arts, culture and entertainment bear no relevance to the public, what good is it? "Because I say so" from critics isn't going to be good enough.

Is the Public Theater Replying to Isherwood’s Shakespeare Slam?

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A new initiative makes you wonder if the New York Times second-string theater critic had an effect.

Charles Isherwood to Off-Off-Broadway: Drop Dead? Berger Says Yes.

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Everything depends on how one defines "major."

Teachout Has a Teach-In; Mamet Says “Critics, Kiss My Ass”

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Is David Mamet the biggest jerk in the American theater?

Is It Art Because You Say So? Or Because Everyone Says...

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We're in an Orwellian trap: Freedom is Power. Control is Freedom. Everyone is Art.

New Review: The Satin Slipper or the Worst Is Not the...

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Director Peter Dobbins might have done himself and his ensemble a favor by not cutting the work down to a maddeningly hard-to-follow three hours.

New Review: Ernest in Love

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This insistently mediocre musical version of the Wilde play is nevertheless given performances shot through with spirit and energy.

New Review: Juan and John

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Smith lets his feelings stay right on the surface -- like those hotheaded baseball players on that fateful August day.

The Fickle New York Drama Critics Circle Yields to Finkle

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Finkle's admittance is a major step forward for NYDCC, which styles itself L'Académie fran√ßaise of the NYC stage but appears musty-fusty as Voltaire's tomb.
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Herman Cain (and Republicans Unable)

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And then there was Jerry Falwell, Jr., with his open pants, evangelical FUPA and his hands veering into prime side-boob territory with -- hey, doesn't she have a name?