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Arts, Culture & Media
December 07, 2017
Illustrator and political cartoonist Barry Blitt, best known for his New Yorker covers, is out with a new, retrospective coffee-table book of his “greatest hits.”
The all-star team behind Broadway’s hit “Fun Home” — artist Alison Bechdel, playwright Lisa Kron and composer Jeanine Tesori.
Playwright Paul Rudnick and theater critic Jesse Green weigh in on the evolution of gay characters and themes in 20th-century theater.
November 22, 2017
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel about forbidden love among the Puritans captured our admiration for independence—and our craving for scandal.
Cole Porter was out of the musical theater scene during the 1930s, as American mores grew looser and more risqué. But instead of getting stodgy, he wrote the classic celebration of freedom from social constraints.
Cindy Sherman launched her career by placing herself in photos that look like movie stills for imaginary movies. These are snapshots of America's collective unconscious.
November 16, 2017
How campy 80s sci-fi and a surrealist Mexican film inspired “Thor: Ragnarok.”
Poet/Sociologist/Educator/Tweeter Eve Ewing talks about poetry, Afrofuturism, hip hop, and social media.
November 14, 2017
Alec Baldwin has had a long, successful career in the movies and TV, but playing Donald Trump has brought him a new kind of fame.
November 09, 2017
Taylor Mac isn’t your typical drag performer. For one thing, Taylor made a 24-hour revue of American pop music that goes all the way back to the Revolutionary War.
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