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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.

Mask? What Mask? On Being Free to Infect You and Me

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On this episode, we also discuss Tara Reade -- and no, not Tara Reid of drunken exploits and "American Pie" and "Sharknado."

If Stalin Had a Least-Favorite Musical, Would This Be It?

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"The Glorious Death of Comrade What's-His-Name" is based on a 1928 play, "The Suicide," by Nikolai Erdman, who was later exiled to Siberia.

How Duke’s Interdisciplinary Dance MFA Is Delivering

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An update on the inaugural class of Duke University’s two-year MFA in Dance: Embodied Interdisciplinary Praxis.

The Global Narrative for Arts Education Is Changing

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Will a piece of paper forever change how we talk about arts education? Probably not. But it's a very, very good place to start.

What’s So Scary About ‘Parasite’? Late-Stage Capitalism

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In Bong Joon-ho’s award-winning film, fear is coming from inside the class system. And we know who's being terrified by it the most.

Cancel Culture: Biting the Hand Feeding Arts Nonprofits?

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If we're to subject arts philanthropists to sniff tests, let's be consistent about it.

Our Sweet Land of the ‘Indigenous American Berserk’

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"What does it mean to be an 'American'?" Philip Roth had an idea -- one that runs through all our literature.

Making a Frame: How I Found an Augusto Boal Book in...

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Looking back on more than three decades creating community and drama around the world using the techniques of the Theatre of the Oppressed.

‘Our Symphony with Animals’ Views Uneasy Kinship

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A new book asks if cruelty and indifference toward animals leads to the same toward humans.

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.

The Paradox of Seeking Justice Through the Arts

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Artists need to shut it down while holding it together, burn bridges while bridging divides.

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.

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?

What Becomes of Jussie Smollett Now?

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

Learning and Unlearning from the Bauhaus

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A centenary spotlights how the school's influence lives on, but needs redefinition for today.

25 Change-Making Artists You Should Track During 2019

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

Living the Theater of the Absurd

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The symptoms of this pathology begin with malevolent myth and end, inevitably, in violence.

Duke University to Offer the Dance MFA We Need Right Now

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Where success will be measured by positive social change, not just reviews.

Ten 2018 Movies the President Should Watch (But Won’t)

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They'd have a lot to teach him. If only he'd watch them. And none are by white guys.
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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.