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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.

‘Convention’: Staging a 1944 Progressive-Moderate Slugfest

Danny Rocco's sprawling experimental history play proves that everything new is old again.

How Halston Predicted the Future and Became a Pariah

Frédéric Tcheng’s documentary retraces the rise and fall of an iconic, enigmatic American designer.

Who Are The 1491s and What Is ‘Between Two Knees’?

An intertribal, Indigenous sketch-comedy troupe exposes a deep cultural scar.

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.

‘The Old Gray Homestead’: Centenary of a Forgotten First Novel

Frances Parkinson Keyes is little remembered these days; she may have been the Joyce Carol Oates of her time.

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.
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