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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.

Vanishing Politics! The Off-Broadway Wonder of Vitaly Beckman

If this sounds like a relief, that's because it feels like a relief.

10 Nominees for Trump’s Chair, National Endowment for the Arts

There's a deep, eclectic bench ready to lead the agency.

These People Prove How Trump Emboldens Racism

Trump said his ancestors “tamed a country.” By looking racists in their face, maybe we can tame them.

A White American in the Arts Looks at Diversity Worldwide

Learning from cultural equity work in Finland and Australia. Plus, a DEI resource list.
Westworld

‘Westworld’ Mesmerizes — and Makes No Effen Sense

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

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.

Why Harold Wolpert Took the Leap to Signature Theatre

"Don’t be afraid to take chances, but always act with integrity."

Set in Japan, Okada Drama Haunts NYC Theatergoers

The Play Company's latest production examines the quest for normalcy after a devastating tsunami.

Remember How ‘This Is America’ Distracted Us?

Americans don’t have amnesia about mass violence, we have no attention span.

‘An American Quilt’ Pulls Back the Covers of Enslavement Culture

But why doesn’t Rachel May run with her many “what ifs” and give us a novel?

Childish Gambino and the Music of the Marginalized

Singing tales of all-too-common threads.
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