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The After-Effects of the Balanchine Body on American Ballet

George Balanchine was not a racist, but...

When Vladimir Putin Looks in a Mirror, This Happens

A reflection on the crisis in Ukraine.

On AMC, a “Turn” Toward Revolutionary TV

"Turn" turns you toward the American Revolution.

The Cray Cray History of Ballet

Let’s all embrace that ballet history is weird.

I Wish Liberals Would Act Like Liberals

Civilization's salvation may depend on behaviors of "real liberals."

Words: Maybe Their Meaning Just Wears Out

How did bellicosity and greed become virtues both religious and civic?

Off-Off-Broadway, “She Is King” Is Aces

Volleying questions in tennis history.

Architect Schmarchitect…Media, Edit Yourself

Dubbing Karl Rove an "architect" enshrines the unworthy and demeans a dedicated profession.

On Fathers and Sons (and Alexander the Great)

A graphic novel I wrote ten years ago teaches me lessons about what my father meant to me.

“Timeless Picture Stories”: Historical and Religious Comics of India

Amar Chitra Katha brings trimmed down versions of epics and fables to kids.

Richard II’s Federalist Tea Party

The Federalist Society goes to the theater... and free-associates.

NSO pays tribute to Martin Luther King

The Nashville Symphony Orchestra's concert was poignant and powerful.

Vienna Exhibit Honors Emperor Maximilian I and Dürer

Rare works gathered from Albertina Museum, Berlin and New York.

July 4: Our Independence Versus Today’s Emergency Powers

When can our country's chief executive--with Congress's concurrence--most likely become a tyrant?

NYC’s Town Hall Unveils 90th Anniversary Essay Contest

Share your first visit to The Town Hall during in its early years -- 1930 to 1965.

The Women Who Inspired Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly

Douglas Perry's jazzed-up, sexed-up, swinging history of that 1924 Chicago spring.

Exhibit on 1657 Flushing Remonstrance — Bill of Rights Precursor —...

The history of the Remonstrance is key to understanding our Bill of Rights.

New Review: A Disaster Begins

Cox's Muriel is unmarried, frightened by men, and rendered inarticulate, stuttering even when receiving their attention.

The Crimes of NYU President John Sexton

Buried in this week's New York, in addition to John Heileman's puffy profile of John "I Haven't Macaca'd Yet, But I Swear I'm Gonna...

Welcome to the Clyde Fitch Report!

Like Odysseus being lured into all kinds of shenanegans by the lusty Sirens, I, Leonard Jacobs, have finally taken the plunge and created a...

What I Got Out of My Lunch with the New NEA...

In June 2018, President Trump appointed Mary Anne Carter to be Acting Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts. The press at the...
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