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Andrew Patner on Arts and Culture

Critic’s Choice

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. It airs three times each week on 98.7WFMT – Wednesdays at 10:00 am, Saturdays after the opera broadcast and before From the Recording Horn with Andy Karzas, and Sundays at 8:30 am – and its script and the audio is posted and archived at wfmt.com/criticschoice after the first radio broadcast each week.

Best of 2013

Andrew looks back at 2013 and provides his top ten.

James Thurber – Fables for the New Year

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Andrew brings you more from James Thurber’s “Fables for Our Time.”

December Fables for Our Time – Part 2

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Andrew brings you more from James Thurber’s Fables for Our Time.

December Fables for Our Time – Part 1

Andrew brings you more from James Thurber’s Fables for Our Time.

What is Criticism Part 2

Just what is criticism, anyway?  Andrew answers that question in this week’s Critic’s Choice. Here’s the link to additional reading on the topic of criticism via Andrew’s “The View from Here.”

What Is Criticism?

Just what is criticism, anyway?  Andrew answers that question in this week’s Critic’s Choice. Here’s the link to additional reading on the topic of criticism via Andrew’s “The View from Here.”

The Normal Heart

Andrew reviews Timeline Theatre Company’s production of The Normal Heart.

Lyric Opera’s Parsifal

Andrew reviews Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of Parsifal on this week’s Critic’s Choice.

Chicago, the Arts, and Philanthropy

Andrew discusses Chicago’s arts philanthropy this week’s Critic’s Choice.

Verdi is Tough

Andrew explains Verdi’s toughness in this week’s Critic’s Choice.