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That Time Susan Sontag Did Something Stupid

She staged "Waiting for Godot" in 1993 Sarajevo. A Sontag biography raises current questions on what motivates social practice.

Dear Tasha Lawrence: A Letter About ‘All Our Children’

You have a tough scene late in the play. You probably know it -- what you do at the end of it.

Ready, Set, Upchuck: Here’s Your Trump Year in Review

How our traitor-in-chief damaged America for a second year.

When American Expats Sounded the Alarm

History tells us that victory in war isn't inevitable. And ostriches need their heads out of the sand.

Mossad, Charlie and Khalil: ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ Comes to TV

The Arab-Israeli conflict rages on, making a TV version of John Le Carre's 1983 novel sadly relevant.

On Stage Now: The Brilliant Nazi Scientist That America Embraced

A play about a Nazi (former Nazi?) who helped America to put a man on the moon.

On Stage Now: The US Women Who Served in Vietnam

A documentary play called 'In Their Footsteps" illuminates an era.

Trump Should Just Hire Cheney If He’s Going to Act Like...

If you're going to betray your voters, then stop hiring knockoffs and get Darth Vader himself.

“Fail-Safe”: Remember When Nukes Weren’t a Punch Line?

Why aren't we worrying about the bomb?

America First? To the Rest of the World, Now It’s China...

It's an awkward moment to defer world leadership. Now it's a question of who steps into the breach.

30 International Artists You Should Track During 2018

They are global spitfires -- artists making a difference -- and they are producing hope.

“The Home Place”: Persnickety Plot Paralyzes Political Play

An overreaching, over-plotted play about a rising working class and the landed gentry.

Ken Burns’ New Documentary and the Old Mistake of Vietnam

Vietnam was stupid, hopeless, murderous. "The Vietnam War," the series, has other flaws.

Guantánamo Bay: America’s Corrosive Stain, Still at Work

Trump’s chief of staff, Gen. John Kelly, is proud of Guantánamo. So is Trump.

Gender on Battlefields Ancient and Modern: Theater of War

Veterans speak words full of pain and clarity. Welcome to Theater of War.

Democrats, You Have Your Chance: Go Progressive.

This is not the sort of thing one suggests lightly or normally.

US Strike on Syria: Meaningless, Impotent, Illegitimate?

The lame and awkward gesture raises questions about U.S. intentions.

“Luft Gangster” Dramatizes World War II Hell

the Third Reich is telling its people of the US “Luft Gangster” program for convicts

Presenting Tante Fritzi, Doyenne of (US) Weimar Kabarett

"You are dangerous, but very funny. And you reveal truth they are afraid to speak."

Ryan, McConnell, Trump to Our Military Vets: Screw You

Don’t just tell us you are grateful for our service, show us.
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