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WQXR Blog

Critics Choose Their Top Classical Albums of 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

It's that time again: when music critics unveil their top 10 lists. Here is a look at current lists by several notable critics.
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WNYC News

Critics Pick: A Very Shakespeare Stage This Fall

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

This autumn, the Bard is on Broadway with several new Shakespeare performances. Some big name stars are making appearances, including two known for recent appearances as rival super heroes in the X-Men movies. 

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Fishko Files

Critics

Thursday, January 24, 2013

In this edition of Fishko Files, WNYC's Sara Fishko looks at the past and present of film criticism, and its variable impact over a couple of generations. To hear some current film critics, visit the 92nd Street Y tonight for the “Pre-Oscar Film Critics Roundtable,” featuring film critics discussing their craft on stage.

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Soundcheck

Dirty Projectors In The Studio, Harsh Reviews Revisited

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Acclaimed and boundary pushing indie rock band Dirty Projectors stop by the studio to play songs from its latest album Swing Lo Magellan. Then, we revisit some bad early reviews of now-classic albums.

Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Tasty Medieval Cockentrice Edition

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner and Dana Stevens discuss the re-release of Singin' in the Rain and its place in film history, Time Machine Chefs and food-centric reality TV, and the debate over whether critics should be more critical.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, Number One Record Edition

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Mike Pesca, Jody Rosen, Dana Stevens and Julia Turner discus the death of Big Star front man Alex Chilton, music criticism is it worthless and replacing William Safire at The New York Times.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, This is Event Programming, Dammit Edition

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens and June Thomas discuss HBO's new mini-series The Pacific, Variety firing it's critics and mommy bloggers in The New York Times.

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Studio 360

Cinematic Time

Saturday, October 12, 2002

In the movies, a single cut can jump several decades. Bullets stop and linger onscreen. What do those leaps in cinematic time reveal about our own, daily experience? Three film critics dissect how directors have twisted time in recent movies.

(Originally aired: May 16, 2002)

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Studio 360

Film Critic Anthony Lane on the Vanishing Subject

Saturday, September 21, 2002

Kurt Andersen and film critic Anthony Lane talk about the vanishing subject — art that forces us to fill in the blanks.

Lane is the film critic for The New Yorker. He was previously the Deputy Literary Editor and the film critic at the Independent in London. A collection of ...

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Studio 360

Cinematic Time

Saturday, May 18, 2002

In the movies, a single cut can jump several decades. Bullets stop and linger onscreen. What do those leaps in cinematic time reveal about our own, daily experience? Three film critics dissect how directors have twisted time in recent movies.

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Studio 360

Special Guest: Adam Gopnik

Saturday, November 11, 2000

Kurt introduces special guest New Yorker critic and author Adam Gopnik.

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