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Taylor Swift

Why I’m Afraid of White Women…and Taylor Swift

She is “innocent” yet wants to be able to inflict harm. That is a terrifying premise.
The Sense of the Past

“The Sense of the Past”: Henry James’s Rickety WABAC Machine

The unfinished, posthumously published 1917 novel transports its hero back to 1820.

Neglected Plays of Teresa Deevy Mints New Vaudeville

Mint Theater honors the Deevy legacy with a repertory season in a single evening.
Michael Almereyda

► Director Michael Almereyda on Making “Marjorie Prime”

In this podcast, Alamereyda reflects on memory, technology and the themes of his new film.
Goldhagen Heatherwick Seed Cathedral

Sarah Goldhagen: How Built Forms Form Us

Goldhagen discusses the science of architecture's powerful effects on human beings.

In “Prince of Broadway,” Broadway’s King Crowns Himself

It's pretty much is pretty much and-then-I wrote or else and-then-I-produced-directed.
This Is Us

This Is Aurin Squire: From Side Jobs to “This Is Us”

The life of a playwright has many upsides: the high that comes from immersing yourself in your characters, the joy of being part of...
guilty TV

Why Do We Love Guilty TV? Three Women Explain Everything

Why watching trashy, guilty TV provides comfort in today's world.
Daniel Blake

Could “I, Daniel Blake” Rekindle the Healthcare Debate?

The main character in Ken Loach’s latest film, I, Daniel Blake, instantly creates a connection with the audience because his experiences are those that...

Impeachment? Resignation? Scenarios for an Orange Elephant

Does alt-right violence make Trump's impeachment or resignation more attainable?

Good News: Inspiring Reports From a Very Bad Year

A loving 94-year-old, saving elephants -- and the ocean, too. Good, positive things.
Rotten Tomatoes

Certified Fresh?: A Call to Review Our Review Aggregators

Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic are valuable tools, but they're in need of improvement.

Reaching the Right: What Is Arts and Culture Doing Wrong?

Why the cultural sector isn't reaching right-wing conservatives -- and why it matters

Crystal Field: Making Street Theater for Five Decades

In street theater, "you have only yourself, your passion and what you believe in."

Bobby Goldman Lives! A Talk With Nancy Opel of “Curvy Widow”

Bobby Goldman set out to write a naughty, racy, sexy, campy romp. Now it's a musical.

Peace in 1,800,000 Steps: Songwriter Rand Bishop’s Journey

Fed up with the country's meanness, Rand Bishop took 1,800,000 radical steps.

Post-Obama, Who’s the Right-Wing Boogeyman? Three Guesses.

Without Obama, who will be conservatives new boogeyman in chief?

Omaha’s Under the Radar Festival is OUTR of This World

What if more of the experimental was inclusive, encouraging dialogue with community?

You Wrote a Children’s Play About Chernobyl?

I could say “a play about Chernobyl” and end it there. "Children's play" is the kicker.

Michael Moore Thumps Trump in “The Terms of My Surrender”

Moore's hoot-and-holler, directed by Michael Mayer, preaches to the converted.
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