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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.


Concerts, albums, and news from the music scene.

Recent editions of The Critic’s Notebook

Oct 20, 2020The Critic’s Notebook

On Francisco Goya, Storm King Art Center, the Escher Quartet & more from the world of culture.

Oct 13, 2020The Critic’s Notebook

On the Louvre, Church & Rothko, Renaissance music at Wigmore Hall, Myron Magnet & more from the world of culture.

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