When does a negative review go too far?

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3 thoughts on “When does a negative review go too far?

  1. Let’s praise critics for “staying true to themselves” while throwing the artists upon whom they make their living to the wolves.

  2. Anonymous commenter, could you explain more clearly why you qualify “staying true to themselves” in quotation marks, and how publishing a negative but honest review is throwing an artist to the wolves? Do you think there is a role for critical writing about the arts at all—and if so, what is it? What boundaries should critics respect?

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