The Art of Reviewing

Boston Globe TV Critics

Matthew Gilbert and Sarah Rodman

in conversation about what's happening on TV today


How do reviewers decide what to review? Why has TV gotten so good, and have reviewers played a part in that?  

Is there too much good TV to keep up with? Are newspaper reviews necessary now that everyone can post their

own on line? Come and discuss!


At Wix 


               1042 Beacon Street, Brookline

When:   Wednesday, May 21 at 6:30 pm

              dinner, drinking, browsing the gallery

              program will begin at 7:30 pm

Price:   $30.00 / students and under 30 yrs. $15.00


About the speakers:

Matthew Gilbert is the Boston Globe's TV critic.  He has also written about books, movies, and music and interviewed countless authors and actors for the Boston Globe.  He has published pieces on Slate, appeared on NPR and been managing editor of the Boston Review.  he is a law school dropout.  Among the shrines he worshiped at: Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, Freaks and Geeks, The Twlilight Zone, and Arrested Development.  His first book, Off the Leash: A Year in the Dog Park, will be released in July, by St. Martin's Press.

Sarah Rodman  writes about televsion and music and sometimes film, theater, and books for the Boston Globe.  Previously, she wrote about the same things for the Boston Herald.  She is a graduate of Ithaca College.  She used to manage a record store where recommending music was her favorite thing to do. Favorite TV shows inlude: Buffy, The Vampire Slayer, and the Mary Tyler Moore Show.  Beloved songwritiers include: Neil Finn and Prince.  Paul McCartney was kissed her on both cheeks.

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