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Better Living Through Criticism

A new book by A.O. Scott, senior film critic for The New York Times and probably the country’s most influential film critic, is a reflection on the nature of art criticism itself.

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Money’s Triumph Over Art

Like the natural environment, the long decay of the established art world is picking up pace as the super rich shamelessly spend $60 million, $100 million, $140 million on works declared desirable by critics operating more as pimps for the wealthy than loving and enthusiastic guides, critic Jed Perl writes at The New Republic.

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Laissez-Faire Aesthetics

In the art world today, hardly anybody is willing to criticize anything, and the old modern rebellion against standards and distinctions has been replaced by a newfangled conviction that anything can go with anything else, writes Jed Perl in his new book, “Magicians & Charlatans.”

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