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The Lessons of Polyamory for Arts Administrators

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How loving multiple people influences my work in the arts.

Statistically, Most Mass Shooters Don’t Look Like This

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There have been 153 school shootings since 2013. That number is insane.

Re-Reading Tocqueville, America’s Prophet

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A re-reading of Tocqueville should be catnip for politicos across the political spectrum.

Art Trend Alert: Power Poses for the Disempowered

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Kehinde Wiley, Ricardo Hernandez and Gabriel García Román have unique takes on a great idea.

A Trans Conversation for Christmas

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A new tradition in Christmas plays: Santa and the trans community.

Behind the Veil of “Crimson Peak”

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Fear, like desire, may foster empowerment or corruption. But it is also the mother of ghosts.

Founding Visions: Charles Ludlam and the Importance of Company

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Are theater breakthroughs connected to continuity?

Senate Expected to Approve CISA Surveillance

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Apple and Twitter have expressed opposition to invading your privacy.

Colossal Clown Turns “The Grand Tour” Into a Circus

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"We get the audience on our side regardless of the situation."

Land and Sea: Two Musical Revivals

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Can everything old be made new again? Yes and no.

7 Basics to Building a Successful Arts Marketing Program

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An upfront investment will pay off for years to come.

The End of the Paul Taylor Era

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A touring dance company is not a viable definition of choreographic success.

The Ladies Who Last: “First Daughter Suite”

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Women and daughters in White House extremis.

Obama’s Syria Policy Surrounded, Under Fire

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What do you think would work better than Obama's policy? Really: what?

Women in Chicago Theater, Through a Playwright’s Eyes

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"...simply having a female leader does not necessarily lead to widespread gender parity."

Founding Visions: The Steppenwolf Sell-Out

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Is success a double-edged sword? Is popular theater still Art?

Fail Your Way to the Top

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As a culture at large, Americans can understand at least this about artists – they fail.

Peggy Fears: Ziegfeld Girl, Producer, Queen of Fire Island

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Her decline as a Broadway impresario was as sudden as her rise.

Labor Regulations to Hurt Nonprofit Arts?

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Of course I want to pay our people better. But.

Mission Accomplished: A Musical on the Iraq War

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"Consider that an invitation, Mr. President."
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Herman Cain (and Republicans Unable)

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And then there was Jerry Falwell, Jr., with his open pants, evangelical FUPA and his hands veering into prime side-boob territory with -- hey, doesn't she have a name?