Rob Weinert-Kendt, an arts journalist and editor of American Theatre magazine, has written for The New York Times and Time Out New York. He writes a blog called The Wicked Stage.
Marcin Dorocinski as Vasily Borgov and Anya Taylor-joy as Beth Harmon in “The Queen’s Gambit” (Phil Bray/Netflix).
Arts & Culture Television
Rob Weinert-KendtNovember 19, 2020
Chess isn’t just a game, it’s also a handy metaphor—for braininess, for power, for geopolitical strategy.
Joshua Caleb Johnson and Ethan Hawke in “The Good Lord Bird” on Showtime. (CNS photo/William Gray, Showtime)
Arts & Culture Television
Rob Weinert-KendtNovember 03, 2020
‘The Good Lord Bird’ runs straight to the heart of America’s most toxic contradictions.
Madison Cunningham (photo: Claire Marie Vogel)
Arts & Culture Music
Rob Weinert-KendtAugust 25, 2020
The singer-songwriter is light years away from the praise music she grew up playing with her dad.
Fiona Apple in 2015 (Wikimedia Commons/Sachyn Mital)
Arts & Culture Music
Rob Weinert-KendtApril 28, 2020
Apple’s new album feels like a sustained performance, dense with emotion and observation.
Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman in ‘Better Call Saul’ (photo: AMC)
Arts & Culture Television
Rob Weinert-KendtApril 21, 2020
For a few remarkable seasons, AMC’s “Better Call Saul” seemed not only as good as its predecessor, but in some ways arguably better.
John Turturro plays Rabbi Bengelsdorf in the HBO adaptation of ‘The Plot Against America’ (photo: HBO)
Arts & Culture Television
Rob Weinert-KendtMarch 18, 2020
Reality may have caught up to Philip Roth’s imagination.
In ‘Dana H.,’ Deirdre O’Connell lip-syncs to a recorded account of Dana Higginbotham’s abduction by a disturbed client some 25 years ago (photo: Carol Rosegg).
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtMarch 04, 2020
Dana Higginbotham is the subject of an extraordinary new play by her son, Lucas Hnath.
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtFebruary 21, 2020
The show's extreme makeover casts something of a spell but it comes off more and more like a self-serious period piece with some kicking tunes.
Jyuddah James, Rose Williams and Crystal Clarke in ‘Sanditon’ (photo: PBS)
Arts & Culture Television
Rob Weinert-KendtFebruary 01, 2020
Series creator Andrew Davies has made explicit much of what is implicit in English novels of the period, including matters of sex and race.
Ken Jennings’s “The Gospel of John” is now onstage at New York City’s Sheen Center through Dec. 29. (photo: Maria Baranova)
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtDecember 18, 2019
Ken Jennings’s “The Gospel of John” is now onstage at New York City’s Sheen Center through Dec. 29.