Alessandra Stanley is the chief television critic for The New York Times.
A former Rome and Moscow bureau chief for the Times, Stanley recently taught a seminar at Princeton University entitled “Investigative Viewing: The Art of Television Criticism,” which she called an “intensive introduction to criticism as it is undertaken at the highest level of a cultural institution.”
Stanley will present Small Screen, Big Mirror: Television Reflections in the New Millennium on Thursday, October 16, at Elmhurst College.
At The New York Times, Stanley has served as a foreign correspondent and reporter who has covered culture, politics, foreign affairs and metropolitan news. She also has written articles for Time magazine, The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, GQ and Vanity Fair. Stanley grew up in Washington, D.C., and studied literature at Harvard University.
Stanley’s talk will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 16, in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center. Admission is $10 for the general public and free for Elmhurst College students, faculty, staff and alumni. Tickets are available online or at the door. For more information, call (630) 617-3390.