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Lucia Perillo

Lucia Perillo’s On the Spectrum of Possible Deaths.

Artists can open a space of possibility in politics, but their role is problematic—and not always positive.

By providing free instruments, we use music to help rehabilitate prison inmates.

Edwidge Danticat

My Tante Rezia was a patron of the arts, one of those silent supporters that every family, every artist, has and needs but rarely acknowledges.

Django Unchained

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained; Béla Tarr’s The Turin Horse

The Twenty-Seventh Man

Nathan Englander’s play, The Twenty-Seventh Man, focuses on the moment that Yiddish culture in Russia died a sudden and unnatural death.

Can recordings of classical music ever be in concert with concert hall performances?

Ayana Mathis

Ayana Mathis’s The Twelve Tribes of Hattie; Andrey Platonov’s Happy Moscow

Blogs

Sixty-seven years later, a look at one of the great, unknown tales of Hollywood "censorship."

September 27, 2012

The campaign season earns local television stations enormous sums of money. What should they give back?

August 14, 2012

The hit BBC show Luther, not to mention real London police, are important reminders that you don't need a gun to be a good cop.

 

July 31, 2012

Are lobbyists using the new Batman movie as a form of bribery? Senator Leahy’s second cameo, and a special preview screening for staff, is a problem.

July 23, 2012

Tom Morello marks Guthrie’s 100th by restoring the left-wing verses of his most famous song.

July 13, 2012

A centennial tribute to the man whose influence has been as profoundly felt as that of any musician in US, and perhaps world, history.

July 13, 2012

Funnily enough, not all comedians are defending Daniel Tosh’s rape jokes.

July 12, 2012

Woody Guthrie's influence was as profoundly felt as any musician in US, and perhaps world, history.

July 11, 2012

Twitter brings you the the best Republican songs you've never heard of. 

July 9, 2012

 Eric on Heart and Paul Simon and Reed on the absurdity of the anger surrounding leaks.

June 15, 2012