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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.

Kavanaugh Wanted a Job — He Wasn’t Entitled to Due Process

If a man wants something badly enough, he'll assert the right to it, even if he doesn't have one.

Kavanaugh Is In… So, Where Do We Go From Here?

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

Republicans Reward the Rich by Blaming the Poor

And they're dead wrong in their oncoming war against federal spending on Social Security.

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?

‘Being a Dancer Is Fun and All, But What’s Your Real...

Reflecting on a career trajectory from professional dance to politics and diplomacy.

So, It’s Progressives Who Are Too Extreme? Let’s Discuss…

Extremists are those who disagree with the following positions. We can beat them.

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."

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.

The Arts Wants to End Citizens United, Too

I asked what this political action committee was afraid of. But that wasn't the problem.

Artists Warned Us: Children in Cages Will Be Treated Like Animals

Coco Fusco and Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s caged performances show us that ICE’s children in cages are dangerously vulnerable to losing their humanity.

Historian Richard Vinen Connects Our Agitated Era to ‘1968’

Remembering when America provided a model for protest around the globe.

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.

I Know Where the Children Are

And here's what I'm doing in East Harlem to help them.

Family Separation Is Morally Gross — and Unconstitutional

Which legitimate government interest is furthered by traumatizing toddlers?

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

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

Can Playwright Rajiv Joseph Cure Our Fake News Sickness?

We're not the first nation to face propaganda from a government prone to lies and deceit.

Fiction by Jake Tapper, Jonathan Ames Kills and Thrills

Protagonists of two new novels battle powerful underground organizations. The similarities end there.
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