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Getting Arts Into Global Politics? Look to the Mekong

Here's to the up-front, unapologetic inclusion of arts and culture within larger discussions of war and peace, prosperity and poverty.

Does Your Nonprofit Arts Board Always Vote Unanimously?

Unending total agreement can hurt nonprofit arts groups. There are better ways to be a board.

That Time Susan Sontag Did Something Stupid

She staged "Waiting for Godot" in 1993 Sarajevo. A Sontag biography raises current questions on what motivates social practice.

Boycott For Choice: Can Artists Be Profiles in Courage?

If you are an artist and pro-choice, you have to confront a terrible and difficult question.

Spurning the Sacklers’ Money Seems Easy Now, But…

Funny things can happen at arts organizations when an economy goes into a tailspin.

Notes on ‘Notes on Camp’

High, low, Beau and no: more thoughts on the Met gala's camp-y hits and misses.

Latinx Artists Probe Sci-Fi in ‘Mundos Alternos’

Artists from across the Americas playfully show that science fiction has always been a metaphor for addressing complex political and social realities.

Can Economic Impact Make a Case for Arts Nonprofits?

Nonprofit arts is to commercial arts what food banks are to supermarkets. Or maybe not.

Women Take the Spotlight at Panorama Europe 2019

A striking through-line highlights this festival, now at NYC's Museum of the Moving Image.

Let Them Eat Culture: Notre Dame and the Collateral Damage of...

Where they elite meet to...not care about anyone but the elite. As usual.

‘Lockdown’ Appeals for Justice Reform — and Compassion

Playwright Cori Thomas learned to see the San Quentin incarcerated as individuals, not as past crimes.

Two Cities Getting Arts and Culture Right: Kansas City

This red-state city in the heartland offers best practices and innovation in arts and culture.

Sackler, Altria, MacArthur: Ethical Quicksand in Big Philanthropy

Is our collective conscience bothered before we accept the gift or after the public outcry?

SWAN Day 2019 Takes Flight — Under New Leadership

After 11 years, Support Women Artists Now is a worldwide event whose future is just beginning.

Another Crash, Another Arts Funding Downward Spiral?

We're not being alarmist. The signs are already there.

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

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

Five Reasons We Should Pay Attention to Egypt

A certain country has a lot to teach us about #NotMyPresident, blackface, revolution and mummies.

Teenagers: America’s Political Trojan Horse?

Why do we hide our political messages behind our children? Or attack teenagers for theirs?

Sorry, Globes: Patricia Arquette Was a ‘Dannemora’ Dud

Three words: director Ben Stiller. Oh, and maybe there's a fourth word: misogyny.

Now On Deck: The Jackie Robinson Museum

Illuminating the life and character of a legend who opened many doors for people of color.
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