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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Arts Criticism Commentary: In Defense of Negative Book Reviews

August 14, 2007
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“Criticism will always have the force of the child in the story about the emperor’s new clothes, because there will always be naked emperors who everybody says are wearing today’s Crown Jewels.” — Eric Bentley

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