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‘Lockdown’ Appeals for Justice Reform — and Compassion

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

What ‘Ain’t No Mo’ Taught Me About 400 Years of Inequality

Audiences laughed. But no one will ever understand the pain of African Americans.

At Driehaus Museum, Yinka Shonibare Fabricates Post-Colonial Identity

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?

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

Sackler, Altria, MacArthur: Ethical Quicksand in Big Philanthropy

Is our collective conscience bothered before we accept the gift or after the public outcry?

What Becomes of Jussie Smollett Now?

What kind of career will Jussie Smollett have now? Will he even have one? I suppose his staunchest defenders will take umbrage at these...

Please, Lynn Nottage, Don’t Make Me ‘Meet Vera Stark’!

One of our towering dramatic playwrights finds no time for comedy.

My Personal Reasons for Wanting Ralph Northam to Resign

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

Five Reasons We Should Pay Attention to Egypt

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

Did We Fail Marlon Riggs?

In April 1994, the Associated Press published a story on how HIV+ patients were starting to live longer. A study out of San Francisco...

Teenagers: America’s Political Trojan Horse?

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

Tlaib Her Alone: Confessions of a Surprised Bigot

Calling out Rep. Tlaib for her language apparently makes me every imaginable ism.

25 Change-Making Artists You Should Track During 2019

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

Now On Deck: The Jackie Robinson Museum

Illuminating the life and character of a legend who opened many doors for people of color.

Everyone Say It With Me: ‘Immigration Is Good For America’

Thank the exhausted, demonized human who did for you what most Americans won't do.

Diversity and the Arts: Can the US Escape Whiteism?

What we do about the one is related to what we do about the other.

Lepage Still White-Washing as ‘Kanata’ Opens in Paris?

The story of the show is as offensive as the story being told.

Atticus Finch Galvanizes Broadway

Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" astounds with the great Jeff Daniels.

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.

Trigger Warnings at the Theater: Should This Be a Thing?

Isn't the whole idea of art to trigger something emotional?
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