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Critics at Large | The New Yorker
Critics at Large | The New Yorker
The New Yorker

Critics at Large is a weekly culture podcast from The New Yorker. Every Thursday, the staff writers Vinson Cunningham, Naomi Fry, and... more

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Episodes

Is Travel Broken?

It’s a confusing time to travel. Tourism is projected to hit record-breaking levels this year, and its toll on the... more

13 Jun 2024 · 48 minutes
The Many Faces of the Hit Man

“Hit Man,” a new film directed by Richard Linklater, is not, in fact, about a hit man. The movie follows... more

06 Jun 2024 · 46 minutes
The Rising Tide of Slowness

In recent years, in the realms of self-improvement literature, Instagram influencers, and wellness gurus, an idea has taken hold: that... more

30 May 2024 · 47 minutes
The New Midlife Crisis

From John Cheever’s 1964 short story “The Swimmer” to Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling 2006 memoir, “Eat, Pray, Love,” our culture has... more

23 May 2024 · 45 minutes
Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and the Benefits of Beef

The rap superstars Drake and Kendrick Lamar have been on a collision course for a decade, trading periodic diss tracks... more

16 May 2024 · 46 minutes
Our Collective Obsession with True Crime

Over the past several years, true crime’s hold on the culture has tightened into a vice grip, with new titles... more

09 May 2024 · 51 minutes
Why the Sports Movie Always Wins

From “Raging Bull” to “A League of Their Own,” films about athletes have commanded the attention of even the most... more

02 May 2024 · 45 minutes
“Civil War” ’s Unsettling Images

“Civil War,” Alex Garland’s divisive new action flick, borrows iconography—and actual footage—from the America of today as set dressing for... more

18 Apr 2024 · 46 minutes
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” and the Art of the Finale

Since the turn of the millennium, HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” has slyly satirized the ins and outs of social interaction.... more

11 Apr 2024 · 44 minutes
Why We Want What Tom Ripley Has

In her 1955 novel, “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” Patricia Highsmith introduced readers to the figure of Tom Ripley, an antihero... more

04 Apr 2024 · 47 minutes
Critics at Large | The New Yorker
Is Travel Broken?
Critics at Large | The New Yorker