Topic: Critics

The 10 Meanest Things Critics Have Said About Liz and Dick

The 10 Meanest Things Critics Have Said About Liz and Dick

The verdict is in: Liz and Dick was a very bad movie, and everyone thinks so, from The New York Times to the least articulate person in your Facebook feed. (Lady Gaga claims to sincerely like it, but she is definitely lying, so she doesn’t count.) But how bad was it? Come along with me on a schadenfreude-filled trip through the most deliciously mean reviews that have been published thus far. More »

Lady Gaga Trashes Cathy Horyn, Established Fashion Critics In Obnoxious & Incoherent Column For V Magazine

Lady Gaga Trashes Cathy Horyn, Established Fashion Critics In Obnoxious & Incoherent Column For V Magazine

Lady Gaga has filed her latest memo for V Magazine and CC’ed her fans, “art historians,” “the world,” and (nonsensically) “intellectuals.” Having just read the column in its entirety, I could at least identify the nebulous point Gaga is trying to make: something about how critics aren’t really experts and the democratizing function of the internet has made non-critics into legitimate critics, something something, she’s pissed about that time Cathy Horyn bagged on her and said she looked “embalmed” in vintage Versace. Anyway, the main thrust of her column is that Horyn is predictably negative while someone like Tavi Gevinson can generate “specific, well-thought-out, debatable opinion” despite her young age and with only a blog as platform.

…This is fucking stupid. More »