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In ‘Greater Clements,’ a Playwright Mines Lesser Days

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Judith Ivey appears at the center of a few, very individual stories of certain troubled Americans -- and a much, much larger American tragedy.

New Report: Artistic Activism Trumps Traditional Practices

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Why don't artists use their greatest asset -- the arts! -- in their arts advocacy?

‘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...

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?

In 2019, America Wallows in Disunion — Just Like 1850

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You can trace an unfortunate, slave-driven straight line from John C. Calhoun to Donald J. Trump.

Dancing Indigenous Resistance to Big Oil on Native Lands

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

Teenagers: America’s Political Trojan Horse?

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

Shepard’s ‘True West’ May Not Be So True After All

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I used to think this was a great play. Now I fear it's a great play wrapped in a gimmick.

Any Artist Would Be More Qualified Than Heather Nauert

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For US Ambassador to the UN, that is. Let's get more artists into the Foreign Service.

He Spent a Year Telling Students to ‘Sit Down and Shut...

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Cinque Henderson's provocative memoir raises questions and concerns.

Five Off-Broadway Actors Admit to Being ‘Separate and Equal’

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America was always destined to be so much more, and so much better, than "separate but equal." Yes, it's disheartening and infuriating and galvanizing...

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

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

Impeachment: Not Just Warranted, But Overdue

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

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

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

I’m Starting to Think Trump Is a Schmuck Stuck in a...

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Trump seems more like a Russian asset than ever. Could a saboteur really be this dumb?

Historian Richard Vinen Connects Our Agitated Era to ‘1968’

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Remembering when America provided a model for protest around the globe.

Adrienne Danrich on the Black Opera Divas Who Broke Barriers

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Shining "This Little Light of Mine" on two legends: Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price.

Paul Rucker Makes Colorful Klan Robes to Fight Racism

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The activist-artist takes a historical, artifact-based view of American racism yesterday and today.

Childish Gambino and the Music of the Marginalized

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Singing tales of all-too-common threads.

James Comey, The Boulet Brothers and Other Monsters

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Comey sees authority as the essence of goodness; he might have learned a better, more humanistic lesson from horror-drag reality TV hosts.
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Herman Cain (and Republicans Unable)

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And then there was Jerry Falwell, Jr., with his open pants, evangelical FUPA and his hands veering into prime side-boob territory with -- hey, doesn't she have a name?