Professor Attempts to Tie Criticism to Murder and Bigotry via Facebook Likes

If a murderous madman clicks “like” on a Facebook page, how much influence does said Facebook page hold over this murderous madman? Stephen LeDrew, a visiting professor of sociology at Memorial University, makes the logical leap from a Facebook like to a heavy psychic influence look like child’s play in a recent post on the… Read More Professor Attempts to Tie Criticism to Murder and Bigotry via Facebook Likes

Everyone’s a Critic: A.O. Scott Discusses the Role of Criticism in Modern Society

by Hal Conick “We’re too inclined to see art as an ornament,” New York Times film critic A.O. Scott said. “We trivialize art, we venerate nonsense, we can’t see past our own bullshit.” Scott, reading from his new book “Better Living Through Criticism” at the The Seminary Co-op Bookstore in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, is… Read More Everyone’s a Critic: A.O. Scott Discusses the Role of Criticism in Modern Society