James Panero is the Managing Editor of The New Criterion, where he also writes a monthly column on art and culture and serves as gallery critic. He manages the magazine's weblog, Armavirumque, which he started in 2003.
Mr. Panero is a contributor to The Wall Street Journal, National Review, Weekly Standard, Claremont Review, and Dartmouth Alumni Magazine. He lectures widely on art, politics, and education. He has served as a panelist on the National Endowment for the Arts, a "visiting artist" at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a panelist at the conference at the College Art Association, and has been a radio guest on The Milt Rosenberg Show (WGN-Chicago), The Mike Rosen Show (KOA-Denver) and NPR's All Things Considered .
Before joining The New Criterion in 2001, Mr. Panero was a graduate student in the history of art and architecture at Brown University, where he was awarded the University Scholarship.
Mr. Panero is a former editor of National Review. He worked in Switzerland as a writing assistant to William F. Buckley Jr. on his novel Spytime: The Undoing of James Jesus Angleton (Harcourt, 2000).
James Panero received a B.A. from Dartmouth College. In his sophomore year he was appointed editor-in-chief of The Dartmouth Review. At Dartmouth he developed a close mentorship with Professor Jeffrey Hart upon the professor's retirement from the college's English department. The two now serve on The Dartmouth Review 's board of directors, where Mr. Panero is Chairman. Mr. Panero is the co-editor of The Dartmouth Review Pleads Innocent, an anthology of the newspaper published by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute in Spring 2006.