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‘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.

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

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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...

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Where they elite meet to...not care about anyone but the elite. As usual.

At Driehaus Museum, Yinka Shonibare Fabricates Post-Colonial Identity

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

Sackler, Altria, MacArthur: Ethical Quicksand in Big Philanthropy

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

Yes, Ma: Gay Boy Playwright-Choreographer Makes Good

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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

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

Why Edith Wharton Might Hate My Play

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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’!

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One of our towering dramatic playwrights finds no time for comedy.

Bringing Home the World: The Daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey

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

Did We Fail Marlon Riggs?

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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

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

And the Oscar Goes to…Blanche Walsh?

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

Now On Deck: The Jackie Robinson Museum

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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?

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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

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Only 10-year-old Tito, his friends and his pigeons take a stand and save the day.

Living the Theater of the Absurd

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The symptoms of this pathology begin with malevolent myth and end, inevitably, in violence.
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Herman Cain (and Republicans Unable)

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And then there was Jerry Falwell, Jr., with his open pants, evangelical FUPA and his hands veering into prime side-boob territory with -- hey, doesn't she have a name?