The Critic

Archived since November 2019 / Issue 1 Complete Archive Monthly
46 issues
The Critic is Britain’s new monthly magazine for politics, ideas, art, literature and much more. Co-edited by Michael Mosbacher and Christopher Montgomery, The Critic exists to push back against a self-regarding and dangerous consensus that finds critical voices troubling, triggering, insensitive and disrespectful. The point is not provocation or trolling. The point of honest criticism is to better approach truth, not deny its possibility.

Ossified thought and a lack of intellectual rigour are depressing features of all sides of today’s political and cultural debate. Our writers will subscribe to no editorial line nor serve the interests of any party, faction or cause. We ask them to write because we expect them to be honest, and lucidly so. Look to our contributors and fault us if they are not. 

Contributors to the magazine include Jonathan Meades, Douglas Murray, Nick Cohen, Joshua Rozenberg, Anne McElvoy, Norman Lebrecht, Daniel Johnson, Lisa Hilton, Hannah Betts and Artists in Residence Adam Dant and Miriam Elia.

Latest issue
The Critic magazine’s April issue is a Spring music special featuring Alexandra Wilson and Richard Bratby on why classical music is fighting to be heard (and funded), Helen Barrett on the problem of finding venues for medium-sized bands, Haydn Middleton on the dark perfection of The Kinks and Alexander Larman on W.S. Gilbert, whilst Norman Lebrecht says farewell to the conductor, Seiji Ozawa.

Also, Helen Joyce cautions against mental health therapies that convince young people they are unwell, Charles Saumarez Smith revisits the work of the architect who inspired George Orwell’s Ministry of Truth, James Innes-Smith argues that cinema has lost its confidence with love stories, Rufus Bird explains why contemporary art is outselling Old Masters and Nick Timothy calculates why the English Premier League has become a high-scoring goal fest. 

Subjects: Literature, News And Politics

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  • First Issue: November 2019 / Issue 1
  • Latest Issue: April 2024
  • Issue Count: 46
  • Published: Monthly