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  • 6 years ago

    While always keeping an open mind about each new show they see, theater critics are like everyone else: the idea of going to some theaters excites them more than the thought of going to others. We asked four New York City critics to name their fav...

  • 7 years ago

    Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells TowerFSG, 256 pp., $24 The one about the creatively sadistic Vikings is also the most big-hearted and uplifting story in Wells Tower's debut collection, which traces varieties of disturbance from the ...

  • 8 years ago

    The Tarantino furor Re J. Hoberman's review of Inglourious Basterds ['Quentin's Final Solution!' August 19–25]: Like every other moviegoer, J. Hoberman is entitled to his enthusiasms, but I am puzzled when he says about Hitler that "the evil...

  • 8 years ago

    Reds, whites, and the blues Re Graham Rayman's 'High and Dry' [August 12–18]: Thanks for the inside dish regarding the beverage industry. As a New York native who spent nearly a decade out West, it's a culture shock and an embarrassment to n...

  • 8 years ago

    Broadcast news Re Tom Robbins's 'Inside the Mayor's Studio' [August 5–11]: Interesting piece. Certainly it did seem as if NYC-TV went from being severely understaffed and underfunded during the reign of Giuliani to being someone's little fie...

  • 8 years ago

    Arrested developments Re Elizabeth Dwoskin's 'Stop-and-Frisk 101' [July 29–August 4]: A well-done story on how the police use their power to police people of color differently and with less respect than they do white communities. Thank you f...


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