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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.

My Personal Reasons for Wanting Ralph Northam to Resign

The author's mother was more "Edith than Archie." What was she not? Sophisticated.

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

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

Teenagers: America’s Political Trojan Horse?

Why do we hide our political messages behind our children? Or attack teenagers for theirs?

‘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.

Beto-Hate, and the Viability Void in the Democratic Party

Why is the Sanders wing rushing to define and destroy Beto? Fear.

Democrats in the House! (Here’s My Laundry List)

Unless there's Trump, Julian Assange, Vladimir Putin and peeing hookers in a time-stamped video, Democrats need to be careful with impeachment.

Ending Birthright Citizenship: What Dictators Do

Trump will rely on inaccurate interpretations and debunked legal arguments to push a fascist policy favored by some of the worst actors in human history.

Introducing the Burke’s Law Podcast

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

13 CFR Writers Tell Why They’ll Vote Nov. 6: What About...

Each writer was allotted just 18 words. Which 18 words would you use?

How America Could Change, Along With the Climate

Recognizing that our climate is really changing is only half the battle. There's what to do about it.

Feeling Wins Elections. Feeling Wins Arts Audiences, Too.

The power of emotion goes beyond the voting booth. You'll also find it at the box office.

Mike Hot-Pence by Day, VP Mike Pence by Night

After creating a satirical character, actor Glen Pannell never expected to play the real VP.

Political Machines, Private Lives: Facing the Truth of ‘The True’

“You don’t buy loyalty, you inspire it," says Edie Falco's character, proving that politics hasn't changed.

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.

Mover, Shaker, Dancer: City Council Speaker Corey Johnson

Does NYC Council Speaker Johnson think America can live up to its ideals despite all the horrible tweets and policies coming out of Washington?

Holocaust? What Holocaust? It’s a Hoax! It’s a Hoaxocaust!

In 2014, they asked: "If the Holocaust didn’t happen…what did?" After Trump and Charlottesville, I think we have an answer.

Impeachment: Not Just Warranted, But Overdue

Democrats fear that even discussing it will stir up Trump’s base. That's cowardice.

Jayne Atkinson: Many Political Women, One Singular ‘Ann’

A Texas-sized challenge for any actress, even one at the peak of her performative powers.

Artists Can Be OK With a Little Democratic Socialism

Five ways to get more politically active right now.
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