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

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

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

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

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

Hey, Philadelphia! Leave Those Critics Alone!

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

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

American Theatre Critics Conference, Day .5-Day 1

"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

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

Pedophile Musical Causes Critical “Crapstorm” in Philly

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

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

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

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...

Salon should stop banning live theater from its culture coverage.

This Is What It Sounds Like When Critics Cry

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?

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.

Everything depends on how one defines "major."

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

Is David Mamet the biggest jerk in the American theater?

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

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...

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

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

New Review: Juan and John

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

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)

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?