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Casanova, the Museum Exhibit? Casa-I-Don’t-Think-So

Curators, I propose a new kind of exhibit for your museum. (Hint: it doesn't honor the womanzier!)

Yinka Shonibare MBE’s ‘Wind Sculpture’ Is Disappointing Public Art

A bloodless public sculpture doesn't adequately address the bloody themes it claims to.

The 1918 Flu Pandemic, the Wisdom of Poets, and Trump

Catharine Arnold's "Pandemic 1918" prompts thoughts of mortality and the need for an examined life.

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.

How Kelly Jenrette and Melvin Jackson Jr. Made Emmy History

Meet the first black couple to both be nominated for Emmys in the same year.

Pointed Political Parallels in an Off-Broadway ‘Henry VI’

In Stephen Brown-Fried’s elegant new two-part adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry VI trilogy for Off-Broadway's National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO), we don’t have to...

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.

Deep In Vogue: Ryan Murphy’s Groundbreaking, Retro ‘Pose’

A powerful reminder of how far the LGBTQ+ community has traversed since the late 1980s.

At the Morgan, Medieval Monsters Instruct and Entertain

Gorgeous illuminated manuscripts illustrate a broad concept of what monsters were -- and meant -- in medieval Europe.

On a Clear Day, You Can See Stephen Bogardus Forever

The original #MeToo musical offers memorable acting by enduring stage talents.

Historian Richard Vinen Connects Our Agitated Era to ‘1968’

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

On Stage Now: The US Women Who Served in Vietnam

A documentary play called 'In Their Footsteps" illuminates an era.

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.

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.

Paul Rucker Makes Colorful Klan Robes to Fight Racism

The activist-artist takes a historical, artifact-based view of American racism yesterday and today.

‘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.

Addison Gallery Takes Aim at America’s Gun Culture

A thread through the history of American photography exposes our obsession with guns as both tools and symbols.

How Mickey McGuire Will Put His FL Theater on the Map

When The Seminole is busy and buzzing, so are Homestead's restaurants and greater downtown.
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