Critical Commentary: But Can You Relate?

August 13, 2014
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Fighting for the intellectual integrity and independence of arts reviews means demanding more analysis and less sales talk.

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Fuse Book Commentary: A Case for Negative Book Reviews

August 22, 2012
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Why does Laura Miller feel, given her belief that negative reviews are often useless, that she has to kick criticism while it is down? Why argue against the efforts of a small number of delusional reviewers in major publications who continue to speak fruitless negativity to the indifferent masses?

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Critical Condition: The Book Review Blues

January 10, 2008
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ArtsFuse editor Bill Marx speaks with Gail Pool, the author of Faint Praise: The Plight of Book Reviewing in America, about the slow decline of literary criticism in the United States.

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