Everyone’s a Critic (Video)
Moderated by Halimah Marcus
Whether it’s the role of take-downs, accusations of smarm, writers rebutting their reviews, or the daily Twitter discourse, the role of criticism in our culture is complex, ever-changing, and seemingly always up for debate. The tools of criticism are evolving, too. Goodreads, Substack, and social media remove critics from an ivory tower and allow anyone to assume the mantle. New Yorker staff writer and former New York Times book critic Parul Sehgal, New York Times film critic A.O. Scott, and novelist-cum-critic Brandon Taylor will discuss these topics as well as their own pursuits of critical honesty and excellence. Moderated by Halimah Marcus.
This event took place live on October 7, 2021, as part of Electric Lit’s Fall 2021 series. Their discussion was followed by an audience Q&A. After purchase, you will receive an email with a private link to stream the video as often as you like. Run time is 1 hr and 5 mins.