Asset 1

A Site by Beck & Stone

The Critic's Notebook

The week in culture.

Recommendations from the editors of The New Criterion, delivered directly to your inbox.

* indicates required

I would like to receive


The latest releases, from novels to memoirs, history to poetry.


Exhibitions to see in New York and beyond.


Concerts, albums, and news from the music scene.

Recent editions of The Critic’s Notebook

Aug 2, 2022The Critic’s Notebook

On Mozart, the American West, Shirley Jackson, new poetry from Adam Kirsch & more from the world of culture.

Jul 26, 2022The Critic’s Notebook

On Kafka, Picasso, Maria Yudina, New York City landscapes & more from the world of culture.

Jul 19, 2022The Critic’s Notebook

On Cocteau, revolutionary artists, classical saxophone, railway station architecture & more from the world of culture.

Connect with us.