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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

Nov 24, 2020The Critic’s Notebook

On William Bailey, the art of English country houses, Plimoth plantation & more from the world of culture.

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On John Betjeman, Byzantine chant, classic car designs & more from the world of culture.

Nov 10, 2020The Critic’s Notebook

On “Wild Tangents,” new music from the Tallis Scholars, architectural follies & more from the world of culture.

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