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Emily Nussbaum: Culture, Criticism and TV Today

'Criticism is a form of theatre,' Emily Nussbaum has said. 'I'm writing for an audience and I don't want to bore them.'

As the New Yorker's TV critic, Nussbaum has won a large and devoted international audience by giving contemporary television the incisive, sophisticated and entertaining criticism it deserves. Join this peerless critic and chronicler of popular culture for a talk about art and storytelling on screen.

Presented in partnership with Melbourne Writers Festival. 

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Portrait of Emily Nussbaum

Emily Nussbaum

Emily Nussbaum is the television critic for the New Yorker. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2016. She's currently at work on an anthology and a book about reality television.

Portrait of Bhakthi Puvanenthiran

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran is Managing Editor of Crikey, writing mainly on politics and the media. Previously Bhakthi was a journalist and editor at the Age and Sydney Morning Herald covering arts, entertainment and business. She co-hosted the podcast Hard Bargain, is a regular media commentator and sits on the board of the National Young Writers’ Festival.


This winter, Melbourne’s leading cultural organisations and communities present diverse events that share culture, creativity, politics, business and everyday experience as seen through the eyes of leading New Yorkers and Australians.

Extending across all corners of Melbourne from June to August 2018, MEL&NYC includes conversations, music, performance, dining, education exchange and community programming led by Arts Centre Melbourne, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Melbourne Museum, Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Theatre Company, Melbourne Writers Festival, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Wheeler Centre and more.

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