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Is 2020 Another 1968 — or Civil War?
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.
On Our Podcast: Whew, That Was A Close One!
Donald "Impeached Forever" Trump almost blew up the planet, but darling Harry and Meghan and their hasty "Megxit" fortunately saved the day.
Happy 2020! On Our Podcast: Earth Goes Kaboom, Thanks to Trump
Thanks to Trump, our planet is set to turn into a cataclysmic, apocalyptic political and military disaster. Happy 2020! And welcome to our weekly podcast.
Can This Man Be a Nobel Laureate and a Genocide Apologist?
On the moral conundrum presented by Austrian writer Peter Handke, eulogist of Slobodan Milosevic and winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature.
A Powerful Exhibit on Migration Is Not Just ‘Politics’
"It’s kind of an illusion if a cultural institution thinks they’re neutral," goes the quote. And yet.
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.