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An examination of the art of criticism.

In the list below, when you click on the underlined date, you are taken to a Deconstructing Criticism article in the San Francisco Chronicle's on-line newspaper. When you get there, under the heading Criticism Specials on the right hand side, you'll find links to other related articles from that day underlined.
Sunday, August 23, 1998: The proliferation of opinions; how much reviews matter; explaining the Little Man rating system; the mechanics of being a critic.

Monday, August 24, 1998: How to listen critically; advice on keeping an open mind; a classical music critic's approach to reviews.

Tuesday, August 25, 1998: Differing critical takes on movies; television and the invasion of the remote control.

Wednesday, August 26, 1998: A guide to appreciating challenging theater; how to view a dance performance.

Thursday, August 27, 1998: How to read an art review; why fashion critics are different from all the others.

Friday, August 28, 1998: A checklist of standards for would-be food critics; reviewing the brave new world of interactive entertainment.

Saturday, August 29, 1998: Questions and answers about Chronicle reviews; advice on how to get your Letter to the Editor published.

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