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And I Thought, ‘Something Just Broke’

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Systemic change will be difficult until we cut out and complete irradiate the Trumpist cancer from our diseased body politic. So we fight.

Is 2020 Another 1968 — or Civil War?

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A Minneapolis cop knelt on the neck of George Floyd neck for eight minutes and 26 seconds. Now Coward Donald, hiding in his bunker, calls for oppression.

Hey, Arts Nonprofits: Words Aren’t Action, Sympathy Isn’t Empathy

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Yes, we know you care. Yes, we know you “stand with” Black people. Your words are lovely. Now get away from the keyboard and start taking action.

‘Strange Bell’ Rings True: Revisiting the Art of William Christenberry

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In the 1970s, William Christenberry, along with his friend and fellow Southerner William Eggleston, was responsible for the acceptance of color photography as fine...

Ms. and They: Coming to Terms with Terms of Identity

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Throughout rehearsals, she constantly defaulted to “he,” followed by stuttering apologies. Aidan always said, “That’s OK.” She always felt terrible anyway.

‘Fires in the Mirror’ Remains Theatrically Incendiary

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An exhilarating example of the public service that theater is forever capable of providing.

Robert O’Hara: Finding the Beauty in the Horror

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My old friend -- director of Broadway's hit "Slave Play" -- tells me why theater is the space for the complicated and the uncomfortable.

How Two Mfoniso Udofia Plays Became One Night of Theater

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"Our idea has been to let the plays shine, to let the playwright shine, and to support each other."

Broadway’s ‘Slave Play’: A Free (But Costly) Racial Satire

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Harris' play is so scattershot that his many points, and the fireworks that generate, remain unhappily in chains.

5 Tips for Finding Community as a POC Arts Professional

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Key spaces and crucial opportunities to share ideas and resources to generate that sector-wide shift.

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

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

How Abortion Narratives Are Changing in Hollywood

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Amazingly, encouragingly, the subject is suddenly everywhere.

Native Playwright and Others Fear a New Trail of Tears

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With the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) under right-wing attack, Mary Kathryn Nagle sounds the alarm.

Who Are The 1491s and What Is ‘Between Two Knees’?

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An intertribal, Indigenous sketch-comedy troupe exposes a deep cultural scar.

Biden Our Time as the 2020 Democratic Primary Gets Hot

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On our new podcast episode, summing up the Biden launch, mourning hate, and a quiz!

Native Voices: Finding Refuge on a Hill in Los Angeles

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They don’t just nurture plays. They nurture the Native artists who flock to the refuge on the hill.

‘Lockdown’ Appeals for Justice Reform — and Compassion

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Playwright Cori Thomas learned to see the San Quentin incarcerated as individuals, not as past crimes.

At Driehaus Museum, Yinka Shonibare Fabricates Post-Colonial Identity

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The artist takes over a lavish Chicago mansion, for a contemporary twist on Gilded Age excess.

Can US Dance Learn From Ballet Folklórico de México?

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

How My Son Found Cultural Identity — Hidden in the Family...

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The lesson? Nobody owns the answer to anyone else’s racial identity.
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And I Thought, ‘Something Just Broke’

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Systemic change will be difficult until we cut out and complete irradiate the Trumpist cancer from our diseased body politic. So we fight.