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  1. out with a bang
    Upon Orange Is the New Black’s End, Taryn Manning Says the Show ‘Hurt’ HerHowever, she’s now claiming she was “epically hacked.”
  2. tv
    Talking With Emily Nussbaum About TV Criticism, Bad Fans, and BuffyA conversation between two New York Magazine TV critics, past and present, about the state of TV.
  3. first person
    I Make Plays. I Write Criticism. I’m Not My Own Enemy.“The artist–critic war of attrition is boring. It’s a cliché.”
  4. roundtables
    How Do We Talk About Race and Pop Culture Without Going Insane?A panel of critics discuss Wesley Morris’s New York Times essay and some of the biggest anxieties plaguing criticism today.
  5. Pete Wells Is Wrong About a Critic’s RoleHe doesn’t want to review a fancy place in Mexico — fine. But there’s more to criticism than giving advice.
  6. criticism
    Comedy vs. CriticismOn the uneasy relationship between comedy and its critics.
  7. deaths
    New York Review of Books Founding Editor Robert Silvers Dead at 87According to the Times, he had been battling a brief illness.
  8. r.i.p.
    Art Critic and Booker Prize–Winning Author John Berger Dead at 90Berger is best known for Ways of Seeing.
  9. criticism
    Don’t Blame Critics for Suicide Squad’s FailingsIt’s possible that the original Suicide Squad cut was lousy, too. But it would have made considerably more sense.
  10. Why Are Today’s Critics So Defensive?We’re in an age of ambient anxiety about what it means to enjoy things and whether or not others enjoy them, too.
  11. job openings
    The New Yorker’s David Denby Steps Down From Film Critic Post [Updated]To focus on his book.
  12. How ‘The X-Files Files,’ ‘Mission Log,’ and ‘Go Bayside!’ Are Introducing […]The recent launch of The X-Files Files, Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani’s second comedy podcast, was both unsurprising and surprising. Fans […]
  13. Lena Dunham Kind of Enjoys the ‘Girls’ Criticism“People are ultimately threatened by young people taking positions of power. But there’s also this feeling of ‘I could do that, too.’ People […]
  14. David Foster Wallace and the Comedy NerdMike Schur, showrunner of Parks and Recreation, is obsessed with David Foster Wallace. At Harvard, he made Wallace an honorary member of the […]
  15. What Tosh-Gate Says about the State of Comedy Appreciation and Criticism […]When the Daniel Tosh firestorm started my initial reaction was to shrug and say “who cares?” It was a comedian making an off-hand offensive […]
  16. criticism
    Music’s Time Capsules: 41 Years of Christgau’s ‘Consumer Guide’Why a legendary column, now gone quiet, still matters. (Hint: lines like “Mick Jagger should fold up his penis and go home.”)
  17. backlash to the backlash
    A Definitive Defense of Vampire WeekendStill, their sweaters are not “prophetic.”
  18. back that pazz up
    Pazz and Jop Crib Notes: The State of PopWe’ve been trying to digest the new ‘Village Voice’ music poll, but instead, let us regurgitate it.