When History Judges the Critics Wrong

Welcome to Part II of the Criticism Special. Last time, I shared my ideas about some qualities that make a good critic. But, as explained in that post, no critic is perfect. Today, we will face that issue head on: what if the critics' opinion are proven to be wrong? *** We’ve heard this story… Continue reading When History Judges the Critics Wrong


What Makes a Good Critic?

Hi, welcome to Part I of the Criticism Special. As I promised in my last post, I will devote July and August for issues regarding criticism.  One of the issues that plagues criticism is some people's seeming lack of trust on critics. Responding to this issue, I'll highlight a few important characteristics of a credible,… Continue reading What Makes a Good Critic?

Criticism Today

I have been reading a lot again for leisure lately. Not novels or poems, but essays, more specifically non-academic reviews and criticism. These types of writing are slightly similar to the papers I used to read for graduate studies and work in that both try to dig deeper into the art and discuss it critically.… Continue reading Criticism Today

Skating Lesson Number 1

Earlier this week, I tried something that I’ve always wanted to do: ice skating. While in temperate countries skating is a sport that is easily available to many, it is not a common activity in tropical countries like mine. For most of my life, only two skating rinks existed in our land and both of… Continue reading Skating Lesson Number 1