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Any Artist Would Be More Qualified Than Heather Nauert

For US Ambassador to the UN, that is. Let's get more artists into the Foreign Service.

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...

How Katherine Dunham Embodied Activism (and What It Means Now)

As political polarization intensifies, the choreographer's legacy offers the dance world a template.

Impeachment: Not Just Warranted, But Overdue

Democrats fear that even discussing it will stir up Trump’s base. That's cowardice.

So, It’s Progressives Who Are Too Extreme? Let’s Discuss…

Extremists are those who disagree with the following positions. We can beat them.

I’m Starting to Think Trump Is a Schmuck Stuck in a...

Trump seems more like a Russian asset than ever. Could a saboteur really be this dumb?

Historian Richard Vinen Connects Our Agitated Era to ‘1968’

Remembering when America provided a model for protest around the globe.

Adrienne Danrich on the Black Opera Divas Who Broke Barriers

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

Paul Rucker Makes Colorful Klan Robes to Fight Racism

The activist-artist takes a historical, artifact-based view of American racism yesterday and today.

Childish Gambino and the Music of the Marginalized

Singing tales of all-too-common threads.

James Comey, The Boulet Brothers and Other Monsters

Comey sees authority as the essence of goodness; he might have learned a better, more humanistic lesson from horror-drag reality TV hosts.

Addison Gallery Takes Aim at America’s Gun Culture

A thread through the history of American photography exposes our obsession with guns as both tools and symbols.

Is the President Guilty Until Proven Guiltier? Or Indictable?

We accepted long ago that the skill sets sought in a president lend themselves to moral lapses and casual corruption.

Safety Is for Cowards

We must be always mindful that safety is the pursuit of cowards and freedom the privilege of the brave.

Trump’s Perplexing Hair Explained: The Art of the Conceal

His elaborately styled concoction to conceal an underlying bald spot is an art -- and a metaphor for chronic dishonesty and deception.

The Kids Aren’t All Right, They’re Extraordinary. We’re Not.

Our failures robbed them of the youth to which they were entitled.

On Erasing One’s Heritage and the Myth of Race in America

Race is the opposite of what we were always told. It can be distorted to keep people isolated.

The Unbearable Pettiness of the New Nationalism

No amount of healthcare or job retraining is going to appease someone whose real problem is multiculturalism and a tolerant, liberal society.
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