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Theater’s Online Community Is Dying. Can We Save It?

Let's not lament the decline of theater blogs. We can get the conversation back.

‘Westworld’ Mesmerizes — and Makes No Effen Sense

HBO's metaphor for the abuses of power may be abusing its power over viewers.

Childish Gambino and the Music of the Marginalized

Singing tales of all-too-common threads.

On Starbucks and the Criminalization of Blackness

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

Navigating History, Religion in ‘The Last Watchman of Old Cairo’

Why take time to read a book about time? For quiet revelations and epiphanies.

Democrats, Stop Being Cowardly, Cautious and Weak

This is what drives me absolutely bonkers about my party.

10 Articles on Gender Parity You Need to Read Right Now

Ten gender parity articles you may have missed over the summer. Grab a cuppa and read.

Certified Fresh?: A Call to Review Our Review Aggregators

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

Social Justice Warriors Will Leave the World an Uglier Place

Art commentary from social justice warriors favors virtue signaling over aesthetics.

Langston Hughes in a “Make America Great Again” Era

The 1935 poem "Let America Be America Again," presents a society much like ours today.

For Medieval Scholars, “Game of Thrones” is Bittersweet

GoT has drawn new interest to medieval times while also furthering misconceptions.

Theater Critic Helen Shaw: Monster in the Audience

"We prepare and experience and think and respond, but know? I don't know anything."

Summer Read: Hot-Blooded Saga of a New York Immigrant

Anna Fishbeyn's brash and impressive debut novel queries, "What price assimilation?"

“White Princess” is Fun Schlock; “Twin Peaks” Disappoints

Reviews of the Starz series "The White Princess" and Showtime's "Twin Peaks."

How Diep Tran Hones Her Theater Criticism — With Anger

No one believes that full-time criticism is a viable career option, she says.

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...

New Ruhl: “How to Transcend a Happy Marriage” Doesn’t

Couples experimenting wth sex and an invited threesome find dismay. So will you.

After Lyn Gardner: Want Great Arts Coverage? Pay For It.

Short of paywalls, what is the solution?

Chris Rawson, Theater Critic, On Honoring August Wilson

"If something seems wrong about the show...it may be the key to something important."

What the Debate Over That “Big River” Review Really Means

"Room for disagreement" could also be the subtitle of America in 2017.
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