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syria

US Strike on Syria: Meaningless, Impotent, Illegitimate?

The lame and awkward gesture raises questions about U.S. intentions.
Fairy Tales

Why TYA Should Join the Dark Side (of Fairy Tales)

Fairy tales told with their original darkness prepare kids for the dangers of real life.
Da Ponte

Mozart Librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte, Dead Since 1838, Speaks

All I could manage was "Lorenzo Da Ponte, is that you?" To which he replied "Ha ha!"
rural

First, They Cut Arts Funding: Lessons of Rural Kansas

Remember: rural arts entities in Kansas have value, too.

The De Wolfe Questionnaire: Michelle Hensley

The Artistic Director and Author shares her wonder at travel, family and her adopted home.
Fabulous Story

A Pastor Responds to the Controversy of “Fabulous Story”

Rev. J. Manny Santiago on queer theology and why religion needs humor and satire.
dolly

“Hello, Dolly!” Pays Off a Perfect Bette

Midler makes Dolly a wonderful woman because she’s such a real woman.
Brooklyn Children's Theatre Fast Friends

Brooklyn Children’s Theatre Founder Talks “Muslim Voices”

Amy W. Graves on diverse students, the First Amendment and public schools.
Dominic Dromgoole

Dominic Dromgoole Goes “Globe”-trotting with Hamlet

A new book describes the mission to perform "Hamlet" in every country on earth.
42nd Street

From Musical Comedy, Escape From Terror

Just like what happened on Broadway after 9/11.
foxes

In “Foxes,” Linney and Nixon Bring Out Hellman’s Best

There are times when comparison are called for, and this is one of them.
groundhog

“Groundhog Day” Is “Groundhog Day” Is “Groundhog Day”

Featuring the most creative five minutes on Broadway right now.
diversity

Defining Diversity Down: The Meaning of Jesse Green

In an article in Exeunt Magazine (featuring, among others, CFR contributor Martha Wade Steketee), there's a thoughtful roundtable that gently laments the hiring of...
Art-heroes-villains

When Art Makes Us Less Empathetic

We can't let popular, accessible narratives tempt us into ideological purity.
facilities

Community Arts Facilities: When Users Run the Show

In a community arts facility, it's risky to count on any one use or user over time.
AlexMohajer

► Alex Mohajer: Bros4America and the Truth Behind Trump

A podcast with HuffPo's Alex Mohajer on his advocacy group and Trump's legitimacy.
war

“Luft Gangster” Dramatizes World War II Hell

the Third Reich is telling its people of the US “Luft Gangster” program for convicts

6 Women Working in the Arts: A Springtime Selection

"Some of my favorite articles lately about women working in different art forms."
British Princesses - Caroline

Three British Princesses Champion the Enlightenment

An exhibition shows these British princesses embraced progress, art and science.
elitist

Want to Win Next Time, Dems? Get Off Your Elitist High Horse

We must respect all Democrats whose views do not perfectly align with the party line.