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Putin — and the Pecs That Launched a Million Memes

According to "Putin Kitsch in America," those beefcake shots not only boosted Putin’s image, they sexualized his public image.

How ‘Average’ Howard Barnes Became an Above-Average Musical

Composer Michael Kooman and book writer/lyricist Christopher Dimond celebrate their "average" world-premiere CD.

How Abortion Narratives Are Changing in Hollywood

Amazingly, encouragingly, the subject is suddenly everywhere.

‘Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow’ Stay Home

There must be method to playwright Halley Feiffer's current madness.
Ramy

For Quality Cultural Diplomacy, Watch Hulu’s ‘Ramy’

With laughter and understanding across religions and culture, 'Ramy' is the future -- for the next generation and beyond.

‘Frankie and Johnny’ Beams a Strong Broadway Half-Light

Playwright Terrence McNally can be greatly thanked -- especially in the light of the moon.

Who Are The 1491s and What Is ‘Between Two Knees’?

An intertribal, Indigenous sketch-comedy troupe exposes a deep cultural scar.

What ‘Ain’t No Mo’ Taught Me About 400 Years of Inequality

Audiences laughed. But no one will ever understand the pain of African Americans.

For Hnath, ‘Hillary and Clinton’ Are a, If Not the, Real...

Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow cannonade a gratifying 90-minute, intermissionless play.

Kevin Allison Took a Chance — and the RISK! Paid...

An evangelist for telling our uncomfortable truths wasn’t always so comfortable with it.

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.

Are Millennials Actually ‘F**ked’? Ask Matt Williams

A veteran TV writer-producer and "old white guy" explains his new play -- about Millennials.

Revisiting the Comic Tragicomedy of Sean O’Casey

Irish Rep reexamines a challenging classic, set during the Irish War for Independence.

How ‘Nailed It’ Fails It

Join us, as we mourn the death of craft.

After 50 Years, Elaine May Returns to Broadway

In Kenneth Lonergan's "The Waverly Gallery," May gives a superb performance of lasting memory.

In ‘Hitler’s Tasters,’ Young Women Feast on the Fuhrer’s Food

Former journalist turned playwright Michelle Kholos Brooks explores a grim historical footnote.

Maz Jobrani Uses Comedy to Tell the Immigrant Story

Why Donald Trump is bad for comedy and what makes a good joke.

The Whim and Whimsy of James and Jamesy

They're more Beckett than bonkers.

Geoffrey Owens, Working Artists, and Me

Artists should start forgiving themselves -- and each other -- for wanting to pay their bills.
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