Tag Archives: criticism

How to review a show – a manifesto ver 0.2*

NOTE: This is a manifesto-in-progress. It’s not righteous or applicable to everyone. It’s just something I’m working on for myself, to help me (as an artist) better process what I see others creating and to avoid what, to me, are nigh-inescapable eddies of snark, condescension, bitterness, and posturing that come from discussing art. Enjoy, steal, [...]

How to review a show – a manifesto ver 0.1

NOTE: This is a manifesto-in-progress. It’s not righteous or applicable to everyone. It’s just something I’m working on for myself, to help me (as an artist) better process what I see others creating and to avoid what, to me, are nigh-inescapable eddies of snark, condescension, bitterness, and posturing that come from discussing anything from downtown [...]

Ad review: It’s more complicated than Kayak suggests.

It was bound to happen. That inevitable rupture between Mandy and Dave. And their raging river of problems runs much deeper than simply using different travel sites. Kayak.com might have helped Mandy maintain her sleep schedule, keeping her on time for her flight, but what of her not waking Dave before heading to the airport? [...]

1-star reviews of classic literature

I love these 1-star Amazon reviews of great literature (via The Morning News). Examples: “I guess if you were interested in crazy people this is the book for you.” (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) “This book is one of the worst books I have ever read. I got to about page 3-4.” (Tropic of [...]

smart reads for your weekend ahead

Building a Nation of Know-Nothings (NY Times) Multi-culturalism and its Discontents (Big Questions Online) Is it possible to not have a smart phone? (Paul Graham) How to Edit a Poem with a Friend (Good Word Editing)

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