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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Critic’s Choice

Wednesdays at 10:00 am
Saturdays (after the opera)
Sundays at 8:30 am
Critic’s Choice is a weekly feature in which WFMT’s Critic-at-Large Andrew Patner shares his observations on arts and culture, from performances at Orchestra Hall to happenings in overlooked Chicago neighborhoods to festivals around the world.

What Is Criticism – Part 1 of 2 (rebroadcast)

This Critic’s Choice segment was first aired December 4, 2013, and makes reference to the following post on Andrew’s View From Here weblog from December 1, 2013: My first 2013-2014 Lyric Opera of Chicago Sun-Times review received an interesting reply from Sun-Times news and feature columnist Neil Steinberg on his weblog Every goddamn day.  Neil is an more…

Groucho (rebroadcast)

In a segment first heard on January 19, 2011, Andrew reads a letter Groucho Marx wrote to Warner Brothers.

James Thurber #1 (rebroadcast)

We remember our dear friend and colleague Andrew Patner with his reading from James Thurber’s Fables for Our Time, first heard on November 30, 2010.

Selma

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Andrew recommends the film Selma, the chronicle of Martin Luther King’s campaign for equal voting rights via a 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

Round Up (Part 2 of 2)

In the second of a two-part Critic’s Choice, Andrew reviews some of 2014’s Chicago classical music highlights.

Round Up (Part 1 of 2)

In the first of a two-part Critic’s Choice, Andrew reviews some of 2014’s Chicago classical music highlights.

Some Poems for the Season

Andrew reads some poetry for the season.

Auditorium Theater Turns 125

Andrew reviews the Auditorium Theater’s 125th Anniversary Gala.

Designing a Ring

Andrew talks about Tuesday’s press gathering with the design and creative teams of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s forthcoming Ring Cycle.

Remembering Mike Nichols

Andrew shares memories of Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday at 83.