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What’s So Scary About ‘Parasite’? Late-Stage Capitalism
In Bong Joon-ho’s award-winning film, fear is coming from inside the class system. And we know who's being terrified by it the most.
Mulling Monterey: Steinbeck, Class and ‘Big Little Lies’
Do you know the way to Monterey? Reflecting on different perspectives of a familiar place.
Gainsborough Family Album: A New Look at an Old Master
At Princeton, new insights into subtly political portraits of Gainsborough family members.
Why Edith Wharton Might Hate My Play
A mixed-race playwright reconsiders 'The House of Mirth' and its relevance (or lack thereof) for people of color.
Please, Lynn Nottage, Don’t Make Me ‘Meet Vera Stark’!
One of our towering dramatic playwrights finds no time for comedy.
‘Tito and the Birds’: Using Animation to Fight Political Fear
Only 10-year-old Tito, his friends and his pigeons take a stand and save the day.
LIC Artists Pledge to Resist Amazon Art Washing
Cuomo, de Blasio and Amazon betrayed the cultural communities of Queens. An artist collective says no.
Masculinity, Identity and My Grandfather’s Rough Hands
"At some point, I'm going to have to decide when and how I want to stop being angry."
Kidman, Johansson, Gadot and Other Reasons to Stop Reading Now
The powerful do not instigate mass movements. They appropriate and profit from them, then kill them at the grassroots.
“The Home Place”: Persnickety Plot Paralyzes Political Play
An overreaching, over-plotted play about a rising working class and the landed gentry.
Arts Integration: Radical Then, Still Radical Today
Although mentioned over a 100 years ago, arts integration in schools still isn't common.
Lloyd Webber on Diversity: Short-Term “Memory” Loss?
Is the world-famous musical theater composer using Bombay Dreams as a show pony?
Fugard’s “Master Harold…”: Prelude to American Aparteid?
Fugard’s play is as fresh as the morning’s headlines. Any morning, lately.
Money, Love, Sex and Power: Playwright Gina Gionfriddo
The two-time Pulitzer nominee talks gender politics, House of Cards and her latest play.
The Middle Class is Sick. Rebecca Gilman Has the Cure.
In this podcast, Gilman discusses her play Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976.
Sit, Ubu, Sit! Bad King! Ruff!
"Being a slave, by the way, is my new way to rule!"
Sandbagged by Handbags
What does the high-priced woman's handbag say about us?
Intersectionality: Going Forward
On naming whiteness, maleness, heterosexuality, wealth, and so on just as we name people as women, people of color, LGBTQ, etc.
Getting the Hang of Intersectionality
Four questions you can ask yourself to help give you a better grip on applying intersectionality.
Money, Opportunity and the Development of “Talent”
The class imbalance in theater education keeps the whole system broken.