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Will Chicago’s New Mayor Support the City’s Artists?

The current mayor of Second City may know his pas de basque from his brisé, but the next mayor has to know what its artists need.

Isabelle Huppert Suffers (Again!) in Surreal Off-Broadway Play

Watching Florian Zeller's 'The Mother,' we suffer right along with the glorious French actress.

SWAN Day 2019 Takes Flight — Under New Leadership

After 11 years, Support Women Artists Now is a worldwide event whose future is just beginning.

Learning and Unlearning from the Bauhaus

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

Yes, Ma: Gay Boy Playwright-Choreographer Makes Good

It's all about his mother (and her love life) in the part-play, part-dance 'The Mar Vista.'

‘Chick Flick: The Musical’ Should Be Your Quick Pick

We should all celebrate voices -- even those not necessarily our own.

Dancing Indigenous Resistance to Big Oil on Native Lands

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

Why Edith Wharton Might Hate My Play

A mixed-race playwright reconsiders 'The House of Mirth' and its relevance (or lack thereof) for people of color.

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

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

Mars Never Seemed So Close, or So Far Away

After an abortive launch, Erin Treadway finally blasts off in the new play "Spaceman."

Triangle Shirtwaist Burns with ‘Fire in My Mouth’ Oratorio

An infamous tragedy inspires a monument to immigrants and their American struggle.

Sorry, Globes: Patricia Arquette Was a ‘Dannemora’ Dud

Three words: director Ben Stiller. Oh, and maybe there's a fourth word: misogyny.

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.

And the Oscar Goes to…Blanche Walsh?

The idea of "movie star" was built for her. She deserves the first "Forgotten Women" Oscar.

When a Safe House Isn’t So Safe

Abby Rosebrock's play "Blue Ridge" finds Marin Ireland is brilliantly all the rage.

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.

Pastors, Skaters, Lady Gaga: Vox’s Alissa Wilkinson on 2018’s Best Films

Vox's film critic joins CFR's Sean Douglass and Jose Solís‏ to review their "favourite" movies of the year.

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.

Impressionist Berthe Morisot Finally Gets Her Day

Recentering an intrepid Impressionist as equal to Monet and Renoir.
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