Philip Kennicott

Philip performed on stage for Seriously Entertaining at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater on March 1, 2020, speaking on the evening’s theme, “As Good As Gold.” Listen below.

Philip Kennicott, the senior art and architecture critic for The Washington Post and a former contributing editor for The New Republic, won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2013. His new book is Counterpoint: A Memoir of Bach and Mourning.

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