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

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

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.

When American Expats Sounded the Alarm

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

Sculptor Ruth Asawa Wires the World

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An artist, educator and activist whose legacy is nothing less than a redefinition of sculpture.

In ‘Hitler’s Tasters,’ Young Women Feast on the Fuhrer’s Food

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Former journalist turned playwright Michelle Kholos Brooks explores a grim historical footnote.

On Stage Now: The Brilliant Nazi Scientist That America Embraced

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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

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

South Korean Novelist Plays America (Nods to Camus and Homer)

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Eventually, J.M. Lee may or may not write the Great South Korean Novel.

Hirabayashi Lives On, Still Defending the US Constitution

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A play set in World War II reminds us that our rights are only as strong as our resolve to defend them.

How “Mudbound” Smartly Deconstructs the Mammy Myth

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No more whitewashing the history of forced black domestic labor under slavery.

Ken Burns’ New Documentary and the Old Mistake of Vietnam

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

Peace in 1,800,000 Steps: Songwriter Rand Bishop’s Journey

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Fed up with the country's meanness, Rand Bishop took 1,800,000 radical steps.

“Luft Gangster” Dramatizes World War II Hell

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

Yesterday’s Xenophobia Today: Japanese Internment & Muslim Bans

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Exhibitions commemorate Japanese internment with chilling relevance to politics today.

Presenting Tante Fritzi, Doyenne of (US) Weimar Kabarett

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

Paying Homage to Hope in the Era of Trump

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Remember: those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

Rachel Weisz Delivers Plenty (and Then Some)

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The endlessly complex and elusive Susan Traherne remains a grueling and epic role.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Wages “War”

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Two metaphorical wars and a literal one.

Trump’s Dreams, Orwell’s Nightmares

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Orwell warned not only of surveillance, but also of nationalistic demagogues, like Trump.

Remembrance of Nazi Things Past

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The legacy of ex-Nazis eluding justice may be over.
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