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Theater Critics

The Artist Vs. The Critic

Howard Sherman | Posted 07.24.2012 | Home
Howard Sherman

Artists writing to newspapers to complain about reviews is hardly a new phenomenon. However, in my experience, it's an impotent gesture at best and a counterproductive one at worst.

Theater Critic Howard Kissel Dies At 69

Posted 02.25.2012 | Arts

Howard Kissel, the beloved theater critic who blogs as "the Cultural Tourist," passed away last night from complications from a liver transplant, the ...

'Sheer Ineptitude': Spider-Man Reviews Are In

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The reviews are in for "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark" – and that could be a bit of a problem. Not because of what they say, b...

THEATER: Head West Young Man, A 'Cowboy Song' In Chicago

chicagotheaterblog.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

After seeing LATE: A Cowboy Song, an early Sarah Ruhl piece put up by the Piven Theatre Workshop, I had to clarify the job of a theatre critic for mys...

Some Critics Enjoy Shooting 'Buffalo'

Robert Loerzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Loerzel

It's worth remembering that critics did not greet American Buffalo with universal acclaim when it first appeared in 1975.