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faith

The Lessons of 1934: Why 2018 Activists Must Face Faith

Can artist activists see past their secular lens to possibilities and threats of religion?
deuce

“The Deuce”: Vivid Portrait of Pre-Disney 42nd Street Sleaze

"The Deuce" has the earmarks of a great show, but will it live up to its potential?
Son

Son to Forgive His Betraying Mother? Ask “The Treasurer”

Wall board and masking tape cover a lifetime of scars in Max Posner’s The Treasurer.
mary jane

“Mary Jane,” Mom to Chronically Sick Child, Gently Explodes

The audacity of hope in the face of mortality. Mary Jane endures because she must.
China

“The Phoenix Years”: Celebrating Chinese Artists’ Persistence

Madeleine O'Dea's new history examines China's post-Mao creative life.
clockwork

In “A Clockwork Orange,” Onstage Violence Turns Red Hot

Anthony Burgess' violent dystopia: is it here?
Blank Out video

3D Opera “Blank Out” Tells Human Story Using Technology

The 3D video in Michel van der Aa’s chamber opera “Blank Out” is no gimmick.
kindness

Our Lack of Kindness: The Fault, Dear Brutus, Is Our Own

Maybe someday we will remember that hate is taught.
Promises

Do Campaign Promises Matter in Age of Trump? LOLOLOL.

Trump's promises are purely transactional.
White Nonsense

Meet the Group Standing Up to Your White Nonsense

The volunteer-run White Nonsense Roundup is fighting racism on social media.
Biggers

Sanford Biggers Sculptures Evoke Violent History

Sanford Biggers' art shoots down racism and violence to combat historical amnesia.
John Reuben

Sorry Taylor–John Reuben Has the Boldest Comeback of 2017

The innovative rapper is back -- with a message his Christian fans may not want to hear.
pollono

A Marathon, Not a Sprint: John Pollono’s “Stronger” Journey

Four and a half years ago, Boston was under siege when unknown assailants detonated two homemade bombs near the finish line of the Boston...
advocacy

The Long Tail of Arts Advocacy: Why Isn’t It Helping Us?

We're not the NRA. We're the arts. The NRA has great power. We don't. Advocacy, hello?
Atlanta

Atlanta Actor Lee Osorio: Aspiring to Affordable Apartments

Even with plenty of work, artists in Atlanta still struggle to find homes they can afford.
Native

At 40, Spiderwoman Theater Remains Emblem of Native Spirit

"If we're going to write a Native story, we have Native people in it."
American

What Is American About American Art?

Glenn Ligon’s "I Am a Man" is a great American painting.
Bevin

Bevin Is Right On Liberal Arts Education: KY Voter

"Why should a taxpaying truck driver like me pay for people to study this stuff?"
family

Searching for a Shore, This Family Settles Into Silence

Sudsy plot points with the working-class Holmes family in rural England.
Disney

Disney vs. Stravinsky: Titans Clash in Off-Broadway Premiere

Stravinsky didn’t realize that the whole story was going to be about dinosaurs...