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Elizabeth Wurtzel’s Best Essays for
From her 1990 column “Sounds” to her more recent pieces about growing up and “living with intent.”
“… Though Michelle Shocked’s been through fringe movements from New York to Amsterdam, her songs are never preachy …”
The Garden of Edie
On Ghost of a Dog, the New Bohemians sound completely loose and relaxed, as if they were playing a live show.
is full of the Big issues — homelessness, racism, and the other causes du jour that Phil Collins makes sound so trite.
Combining bluegrass, Middle Eastern, zydeco, and folk,
Poi Dog Pondering
hangs on to every last bit of fun in the sun.
Intense Sinéad O’Connor, who seems to be striving for a vision of the Virgin Mary, can at times become self-referential.
Unpacking the Gina Rodriguez Controversy
The actress broke down in tears on Tuesday when asked about criticism that recent comments she made were anti-black.
Opheli Garcia Lawler
The Best MeToo Piece We’ve Read In A While Is This Restaurant Review
Pete Wells’ Four Seasons review doesn’t disregard it’s owner’s abusive history.
Opheli Garcia Lawler
the more you know
Why’s Everyone Talking About
The New Yorker
’s Film Critic and
A cautionary tale of extreme horniness.
‘Argument Can Actually Be Joyful’: Women, Critics, and What It Means to Be
A new book looks back on the careers of Joan Didion, Susan Sontag, Nora Ephron, and more.
Meet Rhonda Garelick, the Cut’s Critic of Fashion, Aesthetics, and Politics
“Criticism gives validation and gravitas to a realm that sometimes gets dismissed as trivial.”
as told to
Critic’s Memo to Sarah Silverman: Don’t Be Dirty
Just trying to save Sarah Silverman from her humor.
Mary Gaitskill Welcomes ‘Bitched-Up’ Male Critics
It hasn’t soured her on men entirely.
Robin Givhan on Her New Book, Race, and Reviewing the Fashion Season
The veteran critic discusses what she’s looking forward to seeing, plus why some things never seem to change.