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25 Change-Making Artists You Should Track During 2019

A second annual compilation of international and US-based artists making a difference.

Living the Theater of the Absurd

The symptoms of this pathology begin with malevolent myth and end, inevitably, in violence.

Duke University to Offer the Dance MFA We Need Right Now

Where success will be measured by positive social change, not just reviews.

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.

Taking Notice of AFTA’s Arts + Social Impact Explorer

Artists drive social change? How do you measure it? Here's a new tool from Americans for the Arts.

Kavanaugh Is In… So, Where Do We Go From Here?

Many of us were glued to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing last week featuring testimony by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and then-Supreme Court...

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...

Artists Can Be OK With a Little Democratic Socialism

Five ways to get more politically active right now.

Why Does Nonprofit Performing Arts Programming Lather, Rinse, Repeat?

Moving past the most toxic business phrase with Judith Bowtell of Australia's Milk Crate Theatre.

I Am Not a Murderer. I Am a Dancer.

How I navigate being a mixed Indigenous woman with men like Trump and Trudeau in power.

Children Are Still In Cages

Never forget the months when we were no better than the world's worst violators of human rights.

Why Democrats Need to Calm Down

Two words associated with the progressive movement frighten the establishment.

The Arts Wants to End Citizens United, Too

I asked what this political action committee was afraid of. But that wasn't the problem.

‘Beauty Mark’: The First Film of the #MeToo Movement

A woman must find a way to seize the upper hand from the man who stole her innocence.

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.

Adrienne Danrich on the Black Opera Divas Who Broke Barriers

Shining "This Little Light of Mine" on two legends: Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price.

How to Make a Black Man Disappear From Broadway

Here's what Ben Brantley did -- or didn't do -- in his review of "Angels in America" on Broadway.

Barr None: Crotch-Grabbing Comic Sabotages Stupid Sitcom

Next time, ABC, if you don't want to put the "big" back into bigotry, don't green-light a bigot.

Remember How ‘This Is America’ Distracted Us?

Americans don’t have amnesia about mass violence, we have no attention span.

On Starbucks and the Criminalization of Blackness

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