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For Michelle Obama, Shades of Saudi Arabia

Sheik fashion.

Prop Thtr: Not About Money, But Art

What my teenage brother would describe as "weird."

The Women of “Red Channels”

So many of them are unknown.

War Isn’t Working

It is past time to turn our backs on war.

On Shanghai Hospitality

One aspect of Shanghai that won't be missed.

Not Just for the Red Carpet: Stylists Considered Broadly

How recent is the advent of the stylist, or have we always had them?

Dying with Dignity; or, Euthanasia for the Performing Arts

Arts leaders agree privately. But they won’t say it publicly.

Supreme Court Telegraphs Huge Blow To Obamacare?

"Plain meaning" may mean anything but.

The Year Ahead for Arts Advocacy

The League of Independent Theater has big plans for 2015.

Post-Charlie Hebdo: Freedom and its Discontents

We can't have it both ways, and we shouldn't.

Rap It Up: Faith, Evolution, and Baba Brinkman

"A carbon constellation at home in a community of human beings."

Intersectionality: Going Forward

On naming whiteness, maleness, heterosexuality, wealth, and so on just as we name people as women, people of color, LGBTQ, etc.

Proof of Holocaust? Visit “Wiesenthal”

Rejecting "collective guilt" to embrace a legacy.

Following Paris, Police States Grow as Economies Shrink

Paris’s Charlie Hebdo and supermarket attacks have set the stage for another post-9/11.

In a World…Full of Violent Movie Previews

Films trading on violence attack like sharp objects flying at the screen.

It’s a Marvel Universe!

A marvelous Marvel -- and Debbie Reynolds.

How to Write about a Terrible Performance

Critic James Jorden demonstrates a constructive way to loathe a performance.

Is Eve Ensler’s ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Transphobic?

A Mount Holyoke theater group discontinues play because they say it offers a narrow view of gender, race and class.

Our Lady of the Perpetual Disruption

Audiences don't lack time for performing arts. They don’t want to spend it on us.

How the GOP Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Science

Down, down and away?
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