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A Powerful Exhibit on Migration Is Not Just ‘Politics’

"It’s kind of an illusion if a cultural institution thinks they’re neutral," goes the quote. And yet.

What We Should Know About Immigration, Refugees and the Arts

There are more forcibly displaced persons worldwide than ever before. Arts have a role in easing the crisis.
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For Quality Cultural Diplomacy, Watch Hulu’s ‘Ramy’

With laughter and understanding across religions and culture, 'Ramy' is the future -- for the next generation and beyond.

Getting Arts Into Global Politics? Look to the Mekong

Here's to the up-front, unapologetic inclusion of arts and culture within larger discussions of war and peace, prosperity and poverty.

That Time Susan Sontag Did Something Stupid

She staged "Waiting for Godot" in 1993 Sarajevo. A Sontag biography raises current questions on what motivates social practice.

Can US Dance Learn From Ballet Folklórico de México?

This kind of work could become prevalent in America. Why isn't it?

Au Contraire: Exploring Brexit in English and Irish Theater

There's a desire to respect their differences and to work out where they go next -- together or separately.

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.'

I Attended ‘Night of Ideas’ in DC. Something Was Lacking.

Community-based artists are important, too. And let's include a lot of them.

Five Reasons We Should Pay Attention to Egypt

A certain country has a lot to teach us about #NotMyPresident, blackface, revolution and mummies.

Mr. Trump, Tear Down This Wall

Notes from the latest government shutdown, now at Day 100.

25 Change-Making Artists You Should Track During 2019

A second annual compilation of international and US-based artists making a difference.

‘Tito and the Birds’: Using Animation to Fight Political Fear

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

Ready, Set, Upchuck: Here’s Your Trump Year in Review

How our traitor-in-chief damaged America for a second year.

Ten 2018 Movies the President Should Watch (But Won’t)

They'd have a lot to teach him. If only he'd watch them. And none are by white guys.

Can Divan Orchestra Bring Peace to the Middle East?

Reflections on a "project against ignorance" for young Arab and Israeli musicians.

Any Artist Would Be More Qualified Than Heather Nauert

For US Ambassador to the UN, that is. Let's get more artists into the Foreign Service.

Introducing the Burke’s Law Podcast

Join us for segments on politics and the arts...with a helpful glass of wine.

Maz Jobrani Uses Comedy to Tell the Immigrant Story

Why Donald Trump is bad for comedy and what makes a good joke.

‘Being a Dancer Is Fun and All, But What’s Your Real...

Reflecting on a career trajectory from professional dance to politics and diplomacy.
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