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Authoritarianism Rises Off-Broadway in “Describe the Night”

Playwright Rajiv Joseph offers an allegory for today's corrosive political climate and totalitarian rumblings.

Could Shia LaBeouf Become the American Petr Pavlensky?

Every country should have one.

You Wrote a Children’s Play About Chernobyl?

I could say “a play about Chernobyl” and end it there. "Children's play" is the kicker.

I’m an Artist: Is Home Sweet Home Just a Dream For...

As working artists, the first of each month is never easy -- we need to save nearly 60% of our income to pay our rent and bills.

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

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

Feasting on Farce, Michael Urie Finds Us All Fools

Nikolai Gogol took for granted that government officials, major and minor, were corrupt. He believed the same of anyone who attained the slightest amount...

“Finding Babel”: Family Documentary Uncovers Soviet History

The mystery remains unresolved, but as the film ends, we are invited into the search.

Artists Address Revolution: Trump Today vs. 1917 Bolsheviks

Russian avant-garde artists supported the Bolshevik Revolution; artists today resist.

At Davos & UN, Xi Firms China’s Global-Leader Status

China's president uses global forums to push cooperation, oppose U.S. hegemony.

Seeing Red: When Russian Art and Politics Were Revolutionary

During the Russian Revolution, avant-garde artists pioneered new art for a new society.

Courting Chekhov: Cate Blanchett on Broadway

Richard Roxburgh, womanizer. Cate Blanchett, womanized.

A Plan to Stop Trump’s Presidency That Might Actually Work

Did Trump collude with Russia? Help us demand the truth.

Ban Nuclear Weapons, Despite Washington

A nuclear-weapons-ban treaty? Bad for the nuclear-weapons industry. Good for us.

US, Russia Move Closer to War

The belligerent measures are part of the escalating New Cold War.

A War Criminal Slow Jams the “News”

Have you noticed how corporate media works to entertain and indoctrinate you with the government’s rendition of news rather than the real news? And...

Ask Candidates What China, Russia Think of U.S.

If candidates want to continue war rather than negotiate world peace, show them the door.

Will U.S.-Russia Syria Pact Avoid World War?

It's doubtful the ceasefire will last, but maybe U.S. and Russia can avoid nuclear war.

BRICS Invades U.S., UN with Bucks, Clout

Does US hegemony undermine the global economy and peace?

What the Rest of the World Asks Me About America

The freedom to be a jackass is a purely American virtue.

Let’s Get Real About Iran Nuke Deal

Forget what corporate media and Congressional neocons say. Who's really threatening the world with nuclear weapons?