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Marlon Brando: Hollywood’s Complex, Conflicted Cassandra

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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

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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

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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

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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)’

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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’

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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

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"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

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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

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But why salt so much dialogue with, like, annoyingly contemporary expressions?

‘Stranger’ Days: Remembering the Penelope Ashe Hoax

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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

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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

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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

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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

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June is not the only month in which we should have these conversations.

Native Playwright and Others Fear a New Trail of Tears

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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?

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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

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

How Halston Predicted the Future and Became a Pariah

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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’?

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

Boycott For Choice: Can Artists Be Profiles in Courage?

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