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The Critic's Notebook

The week in culture.

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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

Jan 19, 2021The Critic’s Notebook

On gardens, Noguchi’s ashtrays, New York figurative painters & more from the world of culture.

Jan 11, 2021The Critic’s Notebook

On Roger Scruton, Albers and Morandi at David Zwirner, Olivier Messiaen & more from the world of culture.

Jan 4, 2021The Critic’s Notebook

On William Barents, paintings by Wolf Kahn & Emily Mason, Franz Schubert & more from the world of culture.

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