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Feeling Wins Elections. Feeling Wins Arts Audiences, Too.

The power of emotion goes beyond the voting booth. You'll also find it at the box office.

Mike Hot-Pence by Day, VP Mike Pence by Night

After creating a satirical character, actor Glen Pannell never expected to play the real VP.

Athens Burns Bright: Cultural Industry Tour Set For 2019

US arts producers can now rediscover Greece -- post-crisis, and very much on the rise.

Maz Jobrani Uses Comedy to Tell the Immigrant Story

Why Donald Trump is bad for comedy and what makes a good joke.

Emily Mann Presents Gloria Steinem, Warts and All

A documentary theater pioneer takes on a "deeply human" feminist legend.

Jeff Bezos $2B Pledge: Just Another Amazon Promotion?

Nonprofits already know there's nothing to Amazon Smile about.

Calling ‘Doctor Atomic’: In Santa Fe, Peter Sellars Revisits the Bomb

An interview with the world’s undisputed leader of disruptive opera directing.

Mover, Shaker, Dancer: City Council Speaker Corey Johnson

Does NYC Council Speaker Johnson think America can live up to its ideals despite all the horrible tweets and policies coming out of Washington?

Punishing Faith Fennidy For Her Black Hair Is What’s Unnatural

Discrimination against Black hair is a modern way of keeping us out of spaces we had to fight, march and protest our way inside.

Artists Can Be OK With a Little Democratic Socialism

Five ways to get more politically active right now.

Why Does Nonprofit Performing Arts Programming Lather, Rinse, Repeat?

Moving past the most toxic business phrase with Judith Bowtell of Australia's Milk Crate Theatre.

Offred Won’t Save You: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Was Never About That

Viewers and critics want Offred to be a freedom fighter, serving neither the character nor the plot.

I Am Not a Murderer. I Am a Dancer.

How I navigate being a mixed Indigenous woman with men like Trump and Trudeau in power.

Spanish Masterpieces Bridge Cultures at the San Antonio Museum of Art

500 years of Spanish art makes the point that culture links us, rather than separates us.

NEA Acting Chair Mary Anne Carter Replies to CFR Open Letter

"It is my mission...to expand access to the arts everywhere throughout the nation."

Hannah Gadsby Just Killed Comedy As We Know It

First she shows how her jokes work. Then you're left appalled at why you laughed in the first place.

An Open Letter to Acting NEA Chair Mary Anne Carter

As you launch into your new role, here are five things for you to do.

Why Time Is Still Ripe for the Fresh Fruit Festival

An act of defiance for 16 years and counting, we need festivals like "Fresh Fruit" now more than ever.

Masi Asare and Her Radical, Creative Musical Theater

A Black woman composer-lyricist-book writer can hit many diversity check-boxes. But she'd rather talk about craft.
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