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On TV, It’s Raining Men: An Alienist and a Versace

Two recent shows were grim and stomach-turning. Why am I bored and ambivalent?

The Federation: Keeping Our Trump-Era Cultural Borders Open

A new coalition urges artists to be louder and more visible than ever.

What Makes Us Special Is What Makes Us Powerful

What I told my seven-year-old son and why it matters to artists and activists.

Gay Representation: Rising on TV, Not Musical Theater?

You can usually spot them a mile off, good for only quick quips and a "sashay away."

Why a 1947 Opera About Susan B. Anthony Feels Right Now

History comes around again in surprising ways. Places fall apart and are put back together. People come together, go away, and come back again....

In “Torch Song” Return, Fierstein Lights Beautiful Gay Flame

Michael Urie as Arnold Beckoff, Mercedes Ruehl as Ma Beckoff spark Kaufman's production.

Free, Free at Last: In Flux, US Playwright Finds Stability

"I’m looking forward to seeing all the protest theater in the next four years."

Actor Ben Curtis Launches Off-Broadway “Crusade”

"We have to find humanity in everything we do," Curtis says. "That's our job."

Barrier-Breaking GM Steve Asher Knows What’s Ridiculous

The Ridiculous could produce a show on their NEA grant alone. Not at TBTB.

A Pastor Responds to the Controversy of “Fabulous Story”

Rev. J. Manny Santiago on queer theology and why religion needs humor and satire.

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...

A Nuanced View of Free Speech

The First Amendment doesn't guarantee anyone a book deal.

All Hail, Emperor Trump! Pssst, Rome Is Burning!

We must take our own safety -- and liberation -- into our own hands.

Powerful Exhibition of LGBTQ Artists “On The Inside”

Exquisite drawings by incarcerated LGBTQ artists at Abrons Arts Center.

The New Nudity: NYC Alt Theater Keeps Baring All

Naked bodies on Downtown stages have come to signify more than liberation or sex.

11th Hour Party People: Monstah Black’s “Hyperbolic!”

The queer multidisciplinary performance is the centerpiece of HOT! Festival.

Vengeance Is Mine: Paula Vogel’s “Indecent”

The back story of a "shonda for the goyim."

“The 100” and the Toxic Tropes of Romantic Comedy

Not everyone gets told their relationship fantasies will come true.

Why Social Justice Conversations Get Exhausting

I won't be manipulated anymore.

Estranged Interlude: “Our Mother’s Brief Affair” on Broadway

This problem with this play is more than its execution.
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