Critic's Notebook

How Restaurant Criticism is Done

This week’s New Yorker profiles Pete Wells.

09/12/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Should Magazines Run Negative Restaurant Reviews?

Should bad restaurants be dissed or ignored? My mixed review, some reader input—and a roaring debate.

02/18/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Why Anonymity Matters

Restaurant critics are revealing their identities left and right. Why I’m not.

02/03/2014 By Kathryn Robinson