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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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Recent editions of The Critic’s Notebook

Apr 6, 2021The Critic’s Notebook

On Lee Krasner, Ralph Vaughan Williams, honoring the memory of Penn Station & more from the world of culture.

Mar 30, 2021The Critic’s Notebook

On Arthur Dove, Giovanni Pergolesi, the romance of ruins, “getting” poetry & more from the world of culture.

Mar 23, 2021The Critic’s Notebook

On Albert Pinkham Ryder, the Frick Madison, Thomas Lawrence & more from the world of culture.

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