Critics talk criticism while being critiqued

Streaming video from the WBEZ event “We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Critics”

April 23, 2013

Starting at about 7:10 p.m. Watch streaming video from WBEZ’s event at Mayne Stage in Rogers Park on Tuesday evening. Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #WBEZcritics. Entitled “We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Critics,” the discussion opens with Chicago actors doing some dramatic readings of celebrated or notorious critiques, followed by a panel discussion moderated by this blog and featuring:

Kris Vire, theater editor of TimeOut Chicago.

Book critic Donna Seaman, who writes for Booklist and other outlets.

Sarah Zupko, editor of Chicago-based culture zine Pop Matters.

Andrew Barber, editor of the hip-hop blog Fake Shore Drive.

LaShawn Williams, arts editor of Gapers Block.

Jim “Tankboy” Kopeny, ace music writer at Chicagoist.

Duncan MacKenzie and Richard Holland, co-founders and contributors to the Bad at Sports art blog.

Drew Hunt, editorial assistant and sometime film reviewer at the Reader.

Leah Pickett, WBEZ culture blogger and freelance contributor to the Chicago Tribune Dining section.

And, incognito, Reader restaurant critic Mike Sula.