The Benefits of Criticism


Megha Majumdar interviews A. O. Scott for Electric Literature. In addition to discussing Scott’s debut book Better Living Through Criticism, the two explore why criticism matters in a time when American anti-intellectualism “is virtually our civic religion.”

Jake Slovis earned his MFA in Writing from Rutgers University, where he now teaches English Composition. He is a second-generation Argentine American and has spent significant time living and writing in Buenos Aires. He currently resides in Brooklyn. More from this author →