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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.

At Driehaus Museum, Yinka Shonibare Fabricates Post-Colonial Identity

The artist takes over a lavish Chicago mansion, for a contemporary twist on Gilded Age excess.

Sackler, Altria, MacArthur: Ethical Quicksand in Big Philanthropy

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

Yes, Ma: Gay Boy Playwright-Choreographer Makes Good

It's all about his mother (and her love life) in the part-play, part-dance 'The Mar Vista.'

‘Transit’ Strike: An Interview with Franz Rogowski

The 33-year-old German actor is about to take the movie world by storm.

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.

Bringing Home the World: The Daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey

Gorgeous, detailed daguerreotypes of Mediterranean architecture from a previously unknown pioneer of early photography.

Did We Fail Marlon Riggs?

In April 1994, the Associated Press published a story on how HIV+ patients were starting to live longer. A study out of San Francisco...

Triangle Shirtwaist Burns with ‘Fire in My Mouth’ Oratorio

An infamous tragedy inspires a monument to immigrants and their American struggle.

And the Oscar Goes to…Blanche Walsh?

The idea of "movie star" was built for her. She deserves the first "Forgotten Women" Oscar.

Now On Deck: The Jackie Robinson Museum

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

Diversity and the Arts: Can the US Escape Whiteism?

What we do about the one is related to what we do about the other.

‘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.

Living the Theater of the Absurd

The symptoms of this pathology begin with malevolent myth and end, inevitably, in violence.

When American Expats Sounded the Alarm

History tells us that victory in war isn't inevitable. And ostriches need their heads out of the sand.

We Need a Little Yiddish, Right This Very Minute

As a smash hit, all-Yiddish "Fiddler" preps to move Off-Broadway, the American theater's most unlikely CEO seizes a new tradition.

Breaking Bad Brecht: Off-Broadway ‘Arturo Ui’ Goes Kerplop

Director John Doyle's revival, starring Raúl Esparza, clumsily ties to our current political nightmare.

Ending Birthright Citizenship: What Dictators Do

Trump will rely on inaccurate interpretations and debunked legal arguments to push a fascist policy favored by some of the worst actors in human history.

13 CFR Writers Tell Why They’ll Vote Nov. 6: What About...

Each writer was allotted just 18 words. Which 18 words would you use?
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