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Navigating History, Religion in ‘The Last Watchman of Old Cairo’

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Why take time to read a book about time? For quiet revelations and epiphanies.

Why ‘Inclusion Rider’ Also Needs to Mean ‘Time’s Up’

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Hey Netflix, you awake? If you really cared about diversity, you'd listen to Frances McDormand.

Democrats, Stop Being Cowardly, Cautious and Weak

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This is what drives me absolutely bonkers about my party.

10 Articles on Gender Parity You Need to Read Right Now

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Ten gender parity articles you may have missed over the summer. Grab a cuppa and read.

Certified Fresh?: A Call to Review Our Review Aggregators

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Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic are valuable tools, but they're in need of improvement.

Social Justice Warriors Will Leave the World an Uglier Place

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Art commentary from social justice warriors favors virtue signaling over aesthetics.

Langston Hughes in a “Make America Great Again” Era

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The 1935 poem "Let America Be America Again," presents a society much like ours today.

For Medieval Scholars, “Game of Thrones” is Bittersweet

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GoT has drawn new interest to medieval times while also furthering misconceptions.

Theater Critic Helen Shaw: Monster in the Audience

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"We prepare and experience and think and respond, but know? I don't know anything."

Summer Read: Hot-Blooded Saga of a New York Immigrant

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Anna Fishbeyn's brash and impressive debut novel queries, "What price assimilation?"
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“White Princess” is Fun Schlock; “Twin Peaks” Disappoints

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Reviews of the Starz series "The White Princess" and Showtime's "Twin Peaks."

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Reminds Us How to Empathize

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In a post-empathy world, Yiadom-Boakye at the New Museum appeals to our humanity.

How Diep Tran Hones Her Theater Criticism — With Anger

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No one believes that full-time criticism is a viable career option, she says.

Defining Diversity Down: The Meaning of Jesse Green

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In an article in Exeunt Magazine (featuring, among others, CFR contributor Martha Wade Steketee), there's a thoughtful roundtable that gently laments the hiring of...

New Ruhl: “How to Transcend a Happy Marriage” Doesn’t

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Couples experimenting wth sex and an invited threesome find dismay. So will you.

After Lyn Gardner: Want Great Arts Coverage? Pay For It.

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Short of paywalls, what is the solution?

Chris Rawson, Theater Critic, On Honoring August Wilson

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"If something seems wrong about the show...it may be the key to something important."

What the Debate Over That “Big River” Review Really Means

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"Room for disagreement" could also be the subtitle of America in 2017.

Bill Hirschman: Theater Criticism’s Cockeyed Optimist

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"An opinion is not criticism; it’s not even good reviewing."

Can a Playwright Be a Critic? Eliza Bent Says Yes

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There is such an "orthodoxy" as to who can and who cannot be a critic.
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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?