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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.
A White American in the Arts Looks at Diversity Worldwide
Learning from cultural equity work in Finland and Australia. Plus, a DEI resource list.
Nottage’s Mlima, and His Tusks, Make Incredible ‘Tale’
A rondeau of scenes about the illegal ivory trade makes the case for action.
An Artist’s Ethical Guide to Cultural Diplomacy
Plus, a resource list.
DACA, Killed On Easter: Will It Rise Like Jesus?
As Trump empties his administration of his “best people," we should prepare ourselves for more hate and anti-intellectualism.
Trump Should Just Hire Cheney If He’s Going to Act Like...
If you're going to betray your voters, then stop hiring knockoffs and get Darth Vader himself.
America First? To the Rest of the World, Now It’s China...
It's an awkward moment to defer world leadership. Now it's a question of who steps into the breach.
Crystal-Gazing Arts-Politics: What Do Psychics See for 2018?
"Trump will be ousted from office by a woman with a brilliant man taking over." And other juicy bits.
30 International Artists You Should Track During 2018
They are global spitfires -- artists making a difference -- and they are producing hope.
Terrorist Attacks and the Arts: Preparing for the Worst
Bombings and shootings in entertainment venues are likely to continue, so it's time to train staff and audiences on how to recognize what's happening and respond in ways that save more lives.
He Said, He Said: “M. Butterfly” Takes Wing on Broadway
Butterflies fly. And a man is a woman is a man is a woman is a man.
Ken Burns’ New Documentary and the Old Mistake of Vietnam
Vietnam was stupid, hopeless, murderous. "The Vietnam War," the series, has other flaws.
The Lessons of 1934: Why 2018 Activists Must Face Faith
Can artist activists see past their secular lens to possibilities and threats of religion?
Qatar Dispute Plays Out at Ancient Pyramids of Sudan
For the Beja people, Sudan's pyramids are a crucial part of the economic ecology.
How Artists Can Get Out of the Country — and Why
"I wish more American artists had a more global perspective..."
Trump: Three-Dimensional Chess, One-Dimensional Mind
Trump has now introduced himself on the world stage. God knows what's next.