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Bass Reeves, Overlooked American Hero, Gets Hollywood Close-Up

The story of the first Black deputy US marshal west of the Mississippi is coming to the screen.

Warren/Buttigieg: Progressive 2020 Fantasy League, Part II

A combination of legal, legislative, financial, military and executive experience that would be very attractive.

Am I Still a Dancer If I Don’t Dance For a...

Let's reject the antiquated idea that you're either entirely in or out of the arts.

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.

Biden Is Really the Best Democrats Can Do?

After the supposed front-runner's no-good, very very bad week, it's an open question.

Will Chicago’s New Mayor Support the City’s Artists?

The current mayor of Second City may know his pas de basque from his brisé, but the next mayor has to know what its artists need.

Dancing Indigenous Resistance to Big Oil on Native Lands

Not just water, land, air being violated. Women are being murdered. That's why we're activists. That's why we dance.

Biden, Harris, Castro: Do Their Books Have Literary Merit?

Do we need our candidates and public officials to be John Updike or Joan Didion?

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.

Should Progressives Ignore the Caravan?

Phantom national security crises are clearly being manufactured. Let’s not be distracted.

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.

Why ‘RBG’ (Film and Notorious!) Is Calling Artists to Action

Forget the "quiet resistance." Artists must be an emphatic, self-assured group that won't be silenced.

How Katherine Dunham Embodied Activism (and What It Means Now)

As political polarization intensifies, the choreographer's legacy offers the dance world a template.

Artists Can Be OK With a Little Democratic Socialism

Five ways to get more politically active right now.

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

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

So, It’s Progressives Who Are Too Extreme? Let’s Discuss…

Extremists are those who disagree with the following positions. We can beat them.

Fox News: How the Republican Party Governs as a Minority

The legacy of Roger Ailes and his monstrous lies.

Many Presidents Found New Jersey Beautiful, Until Trump

Maybe he just values the sight of dollar signs more than the environment.

I Have Anxiety, Anxiety, Anxiety in the Age of Donald Trump

I have anxiety that turns to terror.
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