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The Canon Explodes: The Museum World Aims for Diversity

"We have to move from tokenism to transformation..." For the future-forward American museum, that process appears to be underway.

Land Acknowledgment! (…and Building on Best Practices)

When it comes to acknowledging Native land before a performance, artists and administrators sure have room for thought and growth.

I Won’t Calm Down: Taylor Swift, Kellyanne Conway and the VMAs

Don't tell me that I "need to calm down," Taylor. Oh, and please, Kellyanne, don't sing.

5 Tips for Finding Community as a POC Arts Professional

Key spaces and crucial opportunities to share ideas and resources to generate that sector-wide shift.

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.

My Personal Reasons for Wanting Ralph Northam to Resign

The author's mother was more "Edith than Archie." What was she not? Sophisticated.

Can Divan Orchestra Bring Peace to the Middle East?

Reflections on a "project against ignorance" for young Arab and Israeli musicians.

Classical Music #MeToo Firings Send Signal: Time’s Up

Where do we go from here? The shakedowns are not in themselves the victory.

A White American in the Arts Looks at Diversity Worldwide

Learning from cultural equity work in Finland and Australia. Plus, a DEI resource list.

Adrienne Danrich on the Black Opera Divas Who Broke Barriers

Shining "This Little Light of Mine" on two legends: Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price.

Childish Gambino and the Music of the Marginalized

Singing tales of all-too-common threads.

On Starbucks and the Criminalization of Blackness

While waiting for a friend at Starbucks, two black men were arrested.

What I Learned Marching for International Women’s Day in Peru

Silent language: it is what the disenfranchised share.

Kids May Realize the Dreams of the Baby Boomers

On days when they’re not getting killed, they're getting screwed out of a future.

Get Your Tics For “Syndrome,” Play About Tourette’s

And why Kirk Wood Bromley, master of verse plays, isn't dating Jennifer Lawrence.

2017 Politics Got You Down? Let William Dean Howells Be Your...

Nationalistic rhetoric, fear of immigrants, police killings of citizens? How the Haymarket case reflects 2017 politics.

Women Take the Wheel on Gender Parity in Entertainment

The road to gender parity in the entertainment industry is long and slow; women are doing the work.

Free, Free at Last: In Flux, US Playwright Finds Stability

"I’m looking forward to seeing all the protest theater in the next four years."

8 Nonprofit Phrases, From Least to Most Exploitative, Ranked

"Salary commensurate with experience" and other infuriating phrases used by nonprofits.

The Long Tail of Arts Advocacy: Why Isn’t It Helping Us?

We're not the NRA. We're the arts. The NRA has great power. We don't. Advocacy, hello?
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