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Chris Rock hosts the Oscars

#OscarsSoWhite and the Social-Mediated Ceremony

Going into Oscars night, anticipation ran high that Chris Rock would skewer Hollywood.
Meryl Streep

We’re All Just Meryl Streep, Really

You pretending to be me does not make you me.

Risking Donald Trump’s Eternal Soul to Make America Great Again

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

Long-Term Nonprofit Planning? As Easy as Driving

Balancing long and short term priorities is as easy as driving and prevents accidents.
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh's "Women Don't Owe You Their Time Or Conversation"

Misogynoir and Black Women’s Unpaid Emotional Labor

Too many expect Black women to give time and care for free.

On What Theater Has Become

Why have we allowed the power of theater to dwindle?

Will U.S.-Russia Syria Pact Avoid World War?

It's doubtful the ceasefire will last, but maybe U.S. and Russia can avoid nuclear war.

Someone to Watch Over Me: Poitras Surveys the Whitney

Poitras makes you distressingly aware of the security state within which you're enmeshed.

The Bicycle Creeps of New York City

The rules don't apply if you're not burning fuel.

The Coens’ “Hail, Caesar!” and Jewish Hollywood History

The film is movie vaudeville, a spoof consumed by movie love.

In “Women Without Men,” Women Count

An all-female design team talks about how life mirrors their play "Women Without Men."

Sam Shepard’s “Buried Child”: Still Dormant

Sometimes myth turns things into repetition and pretense.
inception-ambiguous-ending

The End?: The Illusion of Ambiguous Endings

Part of the human experience is to create a narrative arc out of one’s own life.
ROI

The Cultural Investment ROI

Pitching a better model to predict the return on cultural investments.
Antonin Scalia

The Case of the U.S. Senate vs. Barack Obama

I don't envy the President right now.

Bloomberg: A Bigger Tush Pain for the Left or Right?

The most interesting monkey wrench -- thus far.

Where Are Competent, Compassionate Leaders for Flint, MI?

Politicians have become too petty to fix our worst problems.

John Patrick Shanley’s “Prodigal Son”: Too Prodigal?

The quality of Shanley was not strained.

January’s Over: How to Stick with New Year’s Resolutions

By now, some of us have slipped back into stagnant, old patterns.
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