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Nick Cave’s Soundsuits Turn Dance Into Political Action

The multidisciplinary artist creates ecstatic action at the Park Avenue Armory.

Adrienne Danrich on the Black Opera Divas Who Broke Barriers

Shining "This Little Light of Mine" on two legends: Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price.

How to Make a Black Man Disappear From Broadway

Here's what Ben Brantley did -- or didn't do -- in his review of "Angels in America" on Broadway.

Paul Rucker Makes Colorful Klan Robes to Fight Racism

The activist-artist takes a historical, artifact-based view of American racism yesterday and today.

Who Should Educate White People About Racism?

Am I improving conditions for artists of color? Or providing feel-good education for white people?

The Artist, Reimagined: 60 Minutes with LeRoi Johnson

Colorful symbolism, modernism, pan-Africanism, geometric forms -- and many careers.

On Starbucks and the Criminalization of Blackness

While waiting for a friend at Starbucks, two black men were arrested.

Ordinary Citizens Can Be Civil Rights Activists. Just Ask Edna.

Meet someone who survived Jim Crow and demanded justice.

At SoHo Rep, “Is God Is” Mostly Is, Until It Isn’t

Playwright Aleshea Harris is bound and determined to offer us an allegory. Or several.

As Racial Tensions Rise, Fuller’s “A Soldier’s Play” Stands Army Strong

Chatting with Charles Weldon, artistic director of the legendary Negro Ensemble Company.

Adrienne Kennedy’s New Play of Love, Race and Puppets

Memories of her white grandfather animate the 86-year-old legend's first play in a decade.

Orlandersmith Finds Documentary Theater in Ferguson, MO

A quiet contemplation of America’s newly energized racist past.

When It’s Time to Protest, Are You On the Right Side...

A protest has the extraordinary ability to shed light on the fractured internal relations of our country.

How “Mudbound” Smartly Deconstructs the Mammy Myth

No more whitewashing the history of forced black domestic labor under slavery.

Meghan Markle Is More Than “Descended From Slaves”

To say that Markle is descended from slaves on her maternal side, solely, is to deny the truth.

I Have Anxiety, Anxiety, Anxiety in the Age of Donald Trump

I have anxiety that turns to terror.

Free, Free at Last: In Flux, US Playwright Finds Stability

"I’m looking forward to seeing all the protest theater in the next four years."

8 Nonprofit Phrases, From Least to Most Exploitative, Ranked

"Salary commensurate with experience" and other infuriating phrases used by nonprofits.

“Skeleton Crew,” By Playwright Morisseau, Finds Life in Detroit

Does Morisseau think Trump can restore jobs to Detroit? Hell no.

What Is American About American Art?

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