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Atticus Finch Galvanizes Broadway

Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" astounds with the great Jeff Daniels.

Ten 2018 Movies the President Should Watch (But Won’t)

They'd have a lot to teach him. If only he'd watch them. And none are by white guys.

Black Power Art Raises a Fist at the Brooklyn Museum

“Soul of a Nation” takes a breathtaking look at the political and aesthetic work of Black Power artists.

The 10 Most Important Films in the 56th New York Film...

This year's cream of the crop combines artistry with insightful sociopolitical commentary.

He Spent a Year Telling Students to ‘Sit Down and Shut...

Cinque Henderson's provocative memoir raises questions and concerns.

Five Off-Broadway Actors Admit to Being ‘Separate and Equal’

America was always destined to be so much more, and so much better, than "separate but equal." Yes, it's disheartening and infuriating and galvanizing...

Geoffrey Owens, Working Artists, and Me

Artists should start forgiving themselves -- and each other -- for wanting to pay their bills.

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.

Trump Is OK With Immigrants (Just Not Immigrants of Color)

White people and their descendants aren't asked where they're from.

Niegel Smith of The Flea Theater Will Make Us “Color Brave”

An artistic director leads us toward a wise new way of approaching race and identity.

Marcus Gardley Constructs ‘The House That Will Not Stand’

A spunky, engaging, sardonic story of women making their way in a society framed by -- who else? -- men.

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.

In the Theater of Nwandu, Black Men Yearn to ‘Pass Over’

A tragicomic play invites comparison with other works, but ultimately stands on its own.

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.

‘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.

Who Should Educate White People About Racism?

Am I improving conditions for artists of color? Or providing feel-good education for white people?

On Starbucks and the Criminalization of Blackness

While waiting for a friend at Starbucks, two black men were arrested.
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