Did the late, splenetic theater and film critic take a secret to his grave?
A.O. Scott’s defense of considered opinions comes just as the culture needs it most
Remembering the work of the great critic, editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature, who died on Tuesday
I regretted my unkind words as soon as I wrote them. And then the pain I’d caused another person came back to haunt me.
A new collection of essays by the late, great cultural critic affirms her standing as an icon of liberation and pleasure
The late critic, my father, professor, and bon vivant is the unwitting star of a Berluti ad campaign
A conversation about literature, Judaism, and the Almighty with the great Yale literary critic
Richard Meltzer’s new album is as timeless and immediate as his 40-year-old classic, The Aesthetics of Rock
The great M.H. Abrams, peer of Trilling, teacher of Bloom, and editor of the Norton Anthology, dead at 102
From Top Chef to online restaurant reviews, we love to pass judgment—but we’re doing it all wrong. Judaism offers a blueprint for doing it wisely.