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Janet R. Maslin (born August 12, 1949) is an American journalist, best known as a film and literary critic for The New York Times.[1][2] She served as a Times' film critic from 1977 to 1999 and a book critic from 2000 to 2015.[3][4] Biography[edit] Maslin graduated from the University of Rochester
University of Rochester
in 1970, with a B.A. degree and a major in mathematics.[5] She began her career as a rock music critic for The Boston Phoenix
The Boston Phoenix
and Rolling Stone. Maslin was the long-time film critic for The New York Times, serving from 1977 to 1999. Her film criticism career, including her embrace of American independent cinema, is discussed in the documentary film For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism (2009). In the film Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
critic Lisa Schwarzbaum recalls the excitement of having a woman as the lead reviewer at The New York Times. Maslin continues to review books for The New York Times.[6] Among the best-known of her reviews is the 2011 essay on the widowed Joyce Carol Oates' memoir, A Widow's Story, which was widely discussed.[7][8] References[edit]

^ The New York Times ^ The New York Times ^ Sean Elder, "Maslin Bails, Critics Rail" Archived 2011-07-31 at the Wayback Machine., Salon, September 23, 1999, accessed December 21, 2007. ^ Barr, Jeremy. "Times book critic Janet Maslin shifts into contributing role". POLITICO Media. Retrieved 2017-12-07.  ^ Interview with Janet Maslin ^ "Book Reviews by Janet Maslin", The New York Times
The New York Times
website ^ " Janet Maslin vs. Joyce Carol Oates's 'Widow's Story'" The Wire February 14, 2011. TheWire ^ "Unethical, Immoral. Crude and Cruel and Unconscionable" Crossing the Border February 14, 2011. Crossingtheborder

External links[edit]

Janet Maslin on IMDb "Janet Maslin" at Rotten Tomatoes
Rotten Tomatoes
– Includes links to full texts of reviews by Janet Maslin. Interview with Janet Maslin. The Connection. Broadcast on WBUR (Boston), February 10, 2000. Accessed December 21, 2007. (RealAudio format.) Rockcritics.com interview – May 2005

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 74022448 LCCN: n93054379 ISNI: 0000 0000 3691 0955 SUDOC: 172278945 BNF:

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