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At the Morgan, Medieval Monsters Instruct and Entertain

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

Oh, My “D-Illyria” For Shaina Taub’s First-Rate ‘Twelfth Night’

The rain fell steadily, once stopping the show for maybe 15 minutes. I refused to budge.

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.

What Is the Future of Theater Podcasting?

Talking with Peter Marks, Diep Tran and Jose Solis on their new podcasts and why criticism shouldn't be as white as "an Abercrombie and Fitch catalog."

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.

Ezra, Henry and a Refuge From Adulthood in ‘Log Cabin’

Gender identity used as a storytelling tool, not as the point of the play.

Vanishing Politics! The Off-Broadway Wonder of Vitaly Beckman

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

I Know Where the Children Are

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

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.

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.

Why Harold Wolpert Took the Leap to Signature Theatre

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

“To Be a Rumor”: A Collective Homage to Sam Miller

Remembering a great, illusive, sly, curious, brilliant thought leader and champion of the arts.

New Play, ‘Alternating Currents,’ Electrifies a Queens Neighborhood

The remarkable idealism of Electchester -- and its complicated response to a changing NYC.

How a Tenement House Transformed Into a Theater

A historical place came to life through the spoken word of immigrants who have achieved their artistic dreams in America.

It’s Me! Will Shakespeare! Come ‘Measure’ My New Musical!

"Desperate Measures"? You could have knocked me over with the feather that I still write with.

Peter Hujar Is a Better Photographer Than Robert Mapplethorpe

Hujar’s photos of artists and drag queens, skyscrapers and farm animals, and so much more animate a powerful retrospective at The Morgan.

Why Ato Essandoh Will Have a Very Long Career

He cut his teeth in NYC's downtown theater. Now he's all over your TV screen.

New Play ‘Shooter’ Aims to Make Mass Shootings Non-Partisan

What if the person -- and the gun -- kill people?

No Place Like MOME: How Julie Menin Champions NYC Arts

NYC's Commissioner of Media and Entertainment delivers promising successes.
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