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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.

Caryl Churchill’s ‘Light Shining in Buckinghamshire’ Feels Dim

Inspired by actual 17th century debates in England, something here gets lost in translation.

With ‘Judas,’ Phoenix Rep Revisits the Mark of Robert Patrick

The greatest story ever told, by one of the greatest LGBTQ playwrights ever known.

Pussy Riot Returns (On the Album of an All-Woman Vocal Quartet)

Lyrics and trial transcriptions join forces in a powerful oratorio.

‘Saint Joan’ On Broadway: Shaw’s Timeless Gift to Powerful Women

The title character has a heap of gumption as played by Condola Rashad.

New Bio Confirms: Martin Luther Was a Medieval Radical

Not to mention hemorrhoids and constipation when he faced the Catholic inquisition.

Navigating History, Religion in ‘The Last Watchman of Old Cairo’

Why take time to read a book about time? For quiet revelations and epiphanies.

Pictorial and Political Lessons from Zurbarán: We Are Family

Zurbarán's images of Jewish patriarchs made a case for religious and ethnic tolerance. Concerns that are still vital today.

Off-Broadway, “An Ordinary Muslim” Offers Extraordinary Journey

“The problem is not the Jamaat," one character declares. "The problem is this family.”

Kurt Andersen’s “Fantasyland” Got Me All Worked Up

In "Fantasyland," Americans are fundamentally kooky believers in anything; sometimes for the good, sometimes not.

Even the Virgin Mary Has a #MeToo Story: The Annunciation

If a courageous accuser described the scene today, would it be called "Denunciation?" "Renunciation"?

Hugh Hefner: A Son of a Bitch. God Rest His Soul.

People are complicated, few more so than Hugh Hefner.

The Lessons of 1934: Why 2018 Activists Must Face Faith

Can artist activists see past their secular lens to possibilities and threats of religion?

Our Lack of Kindness: The Fault, Dear Brutus, Is Our Own

Maybe someday we will remember that hate is taught.

Sorry Taylor–John Reuben Has the Boldest Comeback of 2017

The innovative rapper is back -- with a message his Christian fans may not want to hear.

Peace in 1,800,000 Steps: Songwriter Rand Bishop’s Journey

Fed up with the country's meanness, Rand Bishop took 1,800,000 radical steps.

Summer Read: Hot-Blooded Saga of a New York Immigrant

Anna Fishbeyn's brash and impressive debut novel queries, "What price assimilation?"

Actor Ben Curtis Launches Off-Broadway “Crusade”

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

When Does Liberal Discourse Resemble Evangelicalism?

Evangelicals, liberals: what happens when their dialogue approaches resemble each other?

Must Be The Bourbon: Inclusive Classical Music In Kentucky

In Louisville, the vision of "golden age of orchestral music" may be close at hand.
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