Best Critic in Boston


Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe

Covering both the galleries and the small exhibition spaces, McQuaid’s reviews are insightful, enthusiastic, and deeply serious. Boston artists know she’s out there, and they know she cares…Read More

1994 Best Critic, Television

Monica Collins of the Herald

She knows television the way a good broker knows the stock market. She can tell you how to invest your TV time and get a return...Read More

1989 Best Critic

Rebecca Nemser

Finally, a visual-arts writer who can talk about meaning without waxing pedantic. Wherever it appears, in the Globe or in Art New England, the skillful prose of this former WBUR...Read More

1989 Best Critic, Entertainment, Radio and TV

Joyce Kulhawik, Channel 4

Okay, so until June the field was just Joyce and Dixie Whatshername. It doesn’t matter. When Joyce is at her best, she’s still the best...Read More

1988 Best Critic, Entertainment

Joyce Kulhawik, Channel 4

Best last year and still the one to watch. Sorely missed when the Boss opened his national tour in Worcester while she was out sick. Nice to have you back,...Read More

1987 Best Critic, Entertainment, TV

Joyce Kulhawk, Channel 4

Just another pretty face, you say? Not so. We love her mind too. All right, maybe she’s not too deep but she’s Edmund Wilson compared with all the other chuckleheads...Read More

1986 Best Critic, Visual Arts

Tom Frick

The Massachusetts review editor for Art New England, he began reviewing shows for the prestigious Art in America about a year ago. Since then, he has gained a reputation as...Read More

1984 Best Critic, Television

Terry Ann Knopf, Patriot Ledger

Acerbic, and willing to take what she dishes out. When she guest-hosted “People Are Talking,” one of her regular targets, Nancy Merrill, filled Knopf’s newspaper slot and trashed her...Read More

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