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The Critic's Notebook

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


Exhibitions to see in New York and beyond.


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May 17, 2021The Critic’s Notebook

On Willem de Kooning’s drawings, Bedřich Smetana, Humphry Repton, Izaak Walton & more from the world of culture.

May 10, 2021The Critic’s Notebook

On memoirs by a Navy SEAL, Sean Scully, Eleanor Ray & more from the world of culture.

May 3, 2021The Critic’s Notebook

On Mel Kendrick, Katherine Bradford, the history of British sartorialism & more from the world of culture.

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