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Donald’s Fear-Mongering Murdered 200,000 Americans
Yes, it's true. Because all along, Donald Trump knew what was going to happen. And still, he let all of them die.
The Wisdom of Theater Elders in COVID Time
These artists remind us of how multivalent the theater is, how many solutions there are to the crises of funding, isolation, censorship and personal voice.
Artists First? Charting a Future for the American Theater
By the time our theaters reopen, which artists will be left standing? Let us revisit the ancient notion of the acting company.
Immersive Theater Brings Legendary Nellie Bly Back to Life
Remembering a period of history that was downright cruel, especially in regard to women's health -- and the woman who exposed it all.
Marlon Brando: Hollywood’s Complex, Conflicted Cassandra
All else aside, writes William J. Mann, the actor was "a voice in the wilderness warning about the celebrity culture he spied coming down the tracks."
In Dark Horse Race for an Oscar, Robert Moses Parts NYC
How the surprisingly under-the-radar Ed Norton film "Motherless Brooklyn" represents the very best of contemporary American neo-noir.
Can Art Drive Change on Climate Change? Ask Alexis Rockman
Come to the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, for an evening with artist Alexis Rockman and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Abel of the Boston Globe.
‘Strange Bell’ Rings True: Revisiting the Art of William Christenberry
In the 1970s, William Christenberry, along with his friend and fellow Southerner William Eggleston, was responsible for the acceptance of color photography as fine...
‘Malaise’ of President Carter Finds ‘Confidence (and The Speech)’
Welcome to a 2019 fantasy history play about a 1979 White House experience that might have been.
Playwright Rebecca Gilman Finds ‘A Woman of the World’
The story of Mabel Loomis Todd -- first editor of Emily Dickinson's poetry and much more -- opens Off-Broadway with the timeless Kathleen Chalfant.
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.
Broadway’s ‘Slave Play’: A Free (But Costly) Racial Satire
Harris' play is so scattershot that his many points, and the fireworks that generate, remain unhappily in chains.
In ‘Wives,’ Playwright Backhaus Tries Comedy — and #MeToo
But why salt so much dialogue with, like, annoyingly contemporary expressions?
‘Stranger’ Days: Remembering the Penelope Ashe Hoax
How 24 newspaper writers teamed up 50 years ago to create the sex-soaked novel "Naked Came the Stranger."
Mr. Rogers Is Not the Man You Are Looking For
We have to talk about masculinity, but not how we change it. We need to talk about how to channel it.
Leonardo da Vinci: After 500 Years, Still a Man in Full
For the quincentenary of his 1519 death, a dazzling display of exhibitions and new books honor the master's capacious vision.
Bass Reeves, Overlooked American Hero, Gets Hollywood Close-Up
The story of the first Black deputy US marshal west of the Mississippi is coming to the screen.
Post-Pride Reflections Through POC, LGBTQ Arts Lenses
June is not the only month in which we should have these conversations.
Native Playwright and Others Fear a New Trail of Tears
With the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) under right-wing attack, Mary Kathryn Nagle sounds the alarm.
Why Must Arts Workers Equate Long Hours with Success?
If your art cannot get done in the hours you have budgeted for it, you have lied. To everyone.