Joe Pollack | St. Louis Public Radio

Joe Pollack

(St. Louis Public Radio file photo)

Updated 4:08 p.m. with reaction from Harper Barnes, a former St. Louis Post-Dispatch cultural editor and critic.

Long-time St. Louis theatre, movie and food critic Joe Pollack died early this morning.

He was 81.

Pollack worked at the Post for more than 20 years until his retirement in 1995.

He then became host of the arts program Cityscape here at St. Louis Public Radio and later contributed movie and theatre reviews.

Harper Barnes, a former Post-Dispatch cultural editor and critic, says Pollack had a big impact on St. Louis.