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Marcus Gardley Constructs ‘The House That Will Not Stand’

A spunky, engaging, sardonic story of women making their way in a society framed by -- who else? -- men.

What Is the Future of Theater Podcasting?

Talking with Peter Marks, Diep Tran and Jose Solis on their new podcasts and why criticism shouldn't be as white as "an Abercrombie and Fitch catalog."

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.

Why ‘Inclusion Rider’ Also Needs to Mean ‘Time’s Up’

Hey Netflix, you awake? If you really cared about diversity, you'd listen to Frances McDormand.

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.

Theater Critic Helen Shaw: Monster in the Audience

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

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Reminds Us How to Empathize

In a post-empathy world, Yiadom-Boakye at the New Museum appeals to our humanity.

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...

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.

Bill Hirschman: Theater Criticism’s Cockeyed Optimist

"An opinion is not criticism; it’s not even good reviewing."

Can a Playwright Be a Critic? Eliza Bent Says Yes

There is such an "orthodoxy" as to who can and who cannot be a critic.

Theater Critic Frank Rizzo Balances Head and Heart

"A little self-doubt, humor or humility can give an opinion authenticity."

The Shame of Pre-Judging Art: “Family Ties” for the Stage

Let's remember to judge works when they're ready.

Feminist Theater Critic Jill Dolan Faces the World

"Sometimes I think I lead from the heart, and my heart often bleeds a little."
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Kavanaugh Is In… So, Where Do We Go From Here?

Many of us Americans were glued to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing last week featuring testimony by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and then-Supreme...