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…
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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.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 by Matt DeStefano
In a segment first heard on January 19, 2011, Andrew reads a letter Groucho Marx wrote to Warner Brothers.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 by Matt DeStefano
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.
Saturday, January 24, 2015 by Matt DeStefano
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.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by Matt DeStefano
In the second of a two-part Critic’s Choice, Andrew reviews some of 2014’s Chicago classical music highlights.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
In the first of a two-part Critic’s Choice, Andrew reviews some of 2014’s Chicago classical music highlights.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew reads some poetry for the season.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew reviews the Auditorium Theater’s 125th Anniversary Gala.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 by Matt DeStefano
Andrew talks about Tuesday’s press gathering with the design and creative teams of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s forthcoming Ring Cycle.