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Casanova, the Museum Exhibit? Casa-I-Don’t-Think-So

Curators, I propose a new kind of exhibit for your museum. (Hint: it doesn't honor the womanzier!)

Video Games Need to Stop Hypersexualizing Female Characters

They've made notable strides in their representation of women. Why can't some franchises keep up?

‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ Is So Unpretty

Broadway pimps out a Hollywood title. Don't buy it.

Offred Won’t Save You: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Was Never About That

Viewers and critics want Offred to be a freedom fighter, serving neither the character nor the plot.

Deep In Vogue: Ryan Murphy’s Groundbreaking, Retro ‘Pose’

A powerful reminder of how far the LGBTQ+ community has traversed since the late 1980s.

Bildungsroman, Baby! Lisa Locascio’s Debut Novel, ‘Open Me’

An erotic first novel about a young American abroad gradually grows more eloquent.

Is the Humor of Barry Humphries Out of Time?

The days of performing witless, morally objectionable material under the guise of being "in character" are over.

No, ‘The Boys in the Band’ Is Anything But a Period...

Gays may be more comfortable in their sexuality, but internalized homophobia hasn't vanished.

‘The List’: How Many People Did My Friend Have Sex With?

A photography project, a book, and now a work for the stage, taken from real life.

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

Lyrics and trial transcriptions join forces in a powerful oratorio.

Why I Am Boycotting Writers Theatre in Chicago

When a board papers over staff misconduct, maybe it's time to just say no.

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Ruined Drag

Drag is, "Drag Race" notwithstanding, about knowing who you are, what society thinks of that and making humor, beauty and art from the mess of it.

Before We Move On: An Open Letter to Aziz and Grace

"Most of the men who sexually harassed or accosted me are presumably dead or nearly dead, and good riddance."

Miracle Village: Embodying Sex Offenders on the NYC Stage

This part of America may be hard to see, making it crucial not to look away.

Seeing Red: Why “Cardinal” Is Not a Very Good Play

When a play is poor-to-middling, directors and casts can ratchet things up. Not here.

A Play About Equity for Women? (Yes! Written In 1912!)

Stanley Houghton's "Hindle Wakes" was ahead of its time. But serendipity can be jaw-dropping.

We’re All Complicit: I Was a Reckless Young Woman, Too

Things aren’t always black and white, and that woman will figure it out.

In the Age of #MeToo, I’m Thinking About Yuja Wang

For women classical artists, the glass ceiling is their attire.

No, Claire Berlinski: #MeToo Isn’t Going Too Far

Not when there are restaurant rape rooms and Louis C.K. is just fine.

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

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