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Evan Hill, Complicating Comedy, Engineering Behavior, Theater, Yale University Press, 2023

Adrian Searle, From first kiss to unfollowing - culture that sums up love in 2020, The Guardian, Feb 13, 2020

Piero Bisello, Michael Portnoy, Improves, Conceptual Fine Arts, Feb 6, 2020

Haley Mellin, Michael Portnoy Wants to Know: Can You Fuck to an Irregular Beat?, Garage | VICE Magazine, Jan 12, 2020

Ellen Mara De Wachter, Block Universe and the Meaning of 'Post Dance', Frieze, Jun 7, 2019

Jovana Stokic, Portnoy's Game, cmagazine, Issue 138, 2019

Ross Simonini, Slap the Wave: Online Therapy as Performance Art, Paris Review, March 14, 2018

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso, Ex-Comedian Michael Portnoy on How Performance Art Can Exorcise Your Alt-Right Demons, artnet news, June 22, 2017

Nick Currie, Michael Portnoy - Progressive Touch, Spike Magazine, issue 52, Summer 2017

Jennifer Krasinksi, Absolute Fabulist, Artforum, May 23, 2017

Collected reviews (The Guardian, Artforum, Frieze, art-agenda, artnet news) on Relational Stalinism at the Liverpool Biennial 2016

Hendrik Folkerts, Two Musicals (Part I): Michael Portnoy: Relational Stalinism - The Musical, Metropolis M, No 2 - 2016

Andrianna Campbell, All Watched Over, Artforum Critics' Picks, Jun 2015

Sean J. Patrick Carney, Site-Specific Comedy, Art in America, Jun 2015

Kari Cwynar, Experimental Comedy Training Camp, C Magazine, Spring 2015

Maria Hassabi, Artists' Artists Best of 2014, Artforum, Dec 2014

Jenny Jaskey, Bilging a Wetter Fly's Lap (conversation), Mousse Magazine, Issue #44, 2014

Mary Reinbold, THRILLOCHROMES, Artforum, Feb 2014

Dan Fox, Highlights of 2013, Frieze Magazine blog, Dec 31, 2013

Chloé Rosetti, Michael Portnoy 27 Gnosis, The Brooklyn Rail, May 30, 2013

Jovana Stokic, Conversation with Michael Portnoy, BOMB Magazine, May 28, 2013

Dan Fox, 27 Gnosis, Frieze Magazine, March 24, 2013

Adrian Searle, Documenta 13: Mysteries in the mountain of mud, The Guardian, June 11

Laura McLean-Ferris, Radical Languages, Frieze Magazine blog, December 24, 2012

Vivian Sky Rehberg, Costume Drama, Frieze Magazine, November-December, 2012

Kasia Redzisz, 11th Baltic Triennial of International Art, Frieze Magazine, Nov-Dec 2012

Vivian Sky Rehberg, “Mindaugas Triennial”, Art-Agenda, Sep 6

Kate Sutton, Dream Catcher, Artforum, Sep 1, 2012

Benno Tempel, Spel zonder grenzen, Vrij Nederland, July 28, 2012

Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy, Noological Mudslides, After Berkeley, Objectif Exhibitions, 2010-2012, Sternberg Press, 2012

Oliver Basciano, Michael Portnoy: I’m Back Fore Ground!, Art Review, Summer 2012

Michael Portnoy, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, Frieze Magazine, Oct 2011

Encylopedia of Fictional Artists – The Addition, ed. Koen Brams, Krist Gruijthuijsen, JRP|Ringier

Creamier - Contemporary Art in Culture: 10 Curators, 100 Contemporary Artists, Phaidon Press

Raimundas Malasauskas, Pedagogical Porn, Mousse Magazine, April-May, 2010

Maxine Kopsa, I did not have Relational Asthmatics with that woman, an interview with Michael Portnoy, Metropolis M, No. 5, pp. 56-63, 2009

Nick Currie, 600 Words With Michael Portnoy, Art in America (online), Aug 28, 2009

Adrian Dannatt, Portnoy's Pornthology, Art Newspaper, March 6-8, 2009

Nick Currie, Satirizing Luxury, The New York Times, July 11, 2008

Michael Portnoy: Casino Ilinx, Sculpture, vol. 27 No. 6, Jul/Aug 2008

Margery Gordon, No Fair, Artinfo, Jun 2008

Liutaurus Psibilskis, Critic's Picks, Artforum, Jun 2008

Trong G. Nguyen, Reykjavik! NY Arts Magazine, Jan/Feb 2008

Eftir Thórodd Bjarnason, (Best of 2006) Innrás frá New York, Morgunbladid, Dec 30, 2006

Trong G. Nguyen, Reykjavik!, NY Arts Magazine, January/February 2007

Eftir Thórodd Bjarnason, (Best of 2006) Innrás frá New York , Morgunbladid (lesbók), Dec 30, 2006

Thóra Thórisdóttir, Innrás úr undirheimum New York, Morgunbladid, Nov. 8, 2006

Gunnar Hansson, Kakkalakkaklám á Laugavegi, Frettabladid (daily Iceland newspaper), Oct. 24, 2006

Anthony Haden-Guest, One way or another, the show must go on, Financial Times, Aug 6, 2006

Roslyn Sulcas, A Joke Collector and a Kitchen Walk Into a Theater..., NY Times, June 10, 2006

Gia Kourlas, Very special K, Time Out New York, June 1-7, 2006

Cecilia Alemani,, Feb 23, 2006

Michael Musto, La Dolce Musto, Village Voice, Sep. 19, 2005

Amy Sohn, Strangers in the Night, New York, Jan. 24, 2005

Jennifer Dunning, A Funky Fashion Show With Wit and Imagination, NY Times, Dec. 15, 2004

Alexis Soloski, Romantic Idol, Village Voice, April 19, 2004

Jacek Staniszewski, "W DRGAWKACH LAMBADY", Fluid, issue 38, Feb '04, p. 53-59

Daz. Anik, "Graj na Chmielnej: Amerikanin wymysla zabawy dla warszawiakow", Zycie Warszawy, Jan. 24, 2004, p.2

Joyce Wadler, "The Restauranteur Who Invented Downtown", The New York Times, Jan. 18, 2004 (Portnoy occasionally dined and played strangergames in the washroom at Schiller’s)

Tim Pratt, Reviews (review of repellent sounds ...sonic rec room cd), XLR8R (Issue 71), Sep. 2003

New York Press, (in Picks section)"XAR", June 25, 2003

George Smith, "Tales from Pornographic Oceans: Soy Unchained" , Village Voice (June 18-24, 2003)

Ada Calhoun, "The Show Goes Downtown", New York (May 5, 2003), p.41

Grady T. Turner, "Portnoy's Complaint: A Memo To Fellow Art Critics", Flash Art (March-April 2001), pp. 43, 51

Eleanor Heartney, " 'Critic as Grist' at White Box," Art in America (February 2001), p.148

Heidi Bivens "almost famous", Tokion (Jan/Feb 2001)

Tom Sinclair, "Golden Airings: 100 Greatest Rock & Roll Moments on TV" Entertainment Weekly, July 28, 2000, pp. 22+

Hilton Kramer, "If You Strike a Critic, You'd Better Snuff Him," The New York Observer, Oct. 2, 2000, p.1

Michael Portnoy, "Kramer Vs. Curator", The New York Observer, Oct. 23, 2000, p.4

Josh Tyrangiel, "People: People." Time, September 18, 2000, p. 98

Deborah Jowitt, "New Storytelling", The Village Voice, March 29, 2000

Bruce Hainley, "Bruce Hainley"( lists cultural events of the 1990s that defined the decade) Artforum (December 1999), p. 130

Derek Yip, "MICHAEL PORTNOY aka SOY BOMB , Upstart Pissing on the Contemporary Mix", Performing Arts Journal (PAJ), NO. 61 (January 1999), pp. 36-44

Deborah Jowitt, "Of Marvels", The Village Voice, March 31, 1999

Gia Kourlas, "Total recall," Time Out NY, March 11-18, 1999

"Grammy grinch torments 'SNL' star" New York Post, PAGE SIX, Dec 15, 1999

Jennifer Dunning, "The Topic is Rich, The Vignettes Heartless", The New York Times, March 13, 1999

Tom Murrin, "THE BOMB, Michael Portnoy's More Than Soy", PAPER (July 1998), p.104

Matt Hendrickson, "Random Notes", Rolling Stone, April 16, 1998, p.17

Sparrow, "Why, You Own The Title?", New York Press, April 8-14, p.82

C. Carr, "Rad Like Who? The Soy Bomber Blasts Off" Village Voice, March 24, 1998, p.61

Julia Chaplin, "All too real," New York Post, March 5, 1998, p. 49

Dennis Dermody, "Hello My Name is Soy Bomb", Details, May 1998, p.43

Rob Brunner, "Bombs Away," Entertainment Weekly, March 13, 1998, p. 14

Theodore Gideonse, "A Real Show at the Grammys", Newsweek, March 9, 1998, p.47

Amy Talkington, "Steve Buscemi Remakes Lou Reed's 'Vicious'," RayGun, August 1997, p.48

Deborah Jowitt, "All Kindsa Rites", Village Voice, February 4, 1997, p.88

Cynthia True, "Alterna Be thy Name: Say goodbye to stand-up as we know it. The new wave is here." Time Out New York, June 5-12, 1996, pp.43-44