Dance

Prison Gym

Undanced Dances During a Pandemic Undanced Dances During a Pandemic

From inside a California prison come choreographies of the mind.

Apr 14, 2021 / Something Is Happening Here / Suchi Branfman

The

The Coronavirus Means Curtains for Artists The Coronavirus Means Curtains for Artists

The loss of revenue from live events is only the start of this particular disaster.

May 7, 2020 / no-paywall / William Deresiewicz

Tom Tomorrow cartoon

Fascist Celebrity Rehab Fascist Celebrity Rehab

What are collaborators to do when their career is on the line? They get by with a little help from their friends.

Sep 25, 2019 / Tom Tomorrow

Travis Alabanza

Dismantling Transphobia at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Dismantling Transphobia at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Three performances at the world’s biggest arts festival react to transphobic rhetoric in the UK.

Aug 22, 2019 / Elliot Ross

What Does It Mean to Remember AIDS?

What Does It Mean to Remember AIDS? What Does It Mean to Remember AIDS?

We’ve seen a flood of retrospective projects about AIDS—from books to dance to architecture and art. But who is being remembered? And why?

Nov 30, 2017 / Alisa Solomon

Owning Time at the Venice Biennale

Owning Time at the Venice Biennale Owning Time at the Venice Biennale

If only for an hour, the Zimbabwean artist Admire Kamudzengerere sought to exert control over an audience culled from the wealthy, sophisticated, international art-world elite...

May 26, 2017 / Alina Cohen

National Endowment cuts

Who Needs the NEA and NEH? Who Needs the NEA and NEH?

What is really lost when we cut public funds for the arts and humanities.

Apr 7, 2017 / David Hajdu

Hundreds of writers, artists and activists protest president-elect Trump.

Stop the Trump Administration From Defunding the Arts and Humanities Stop the Trump Administration From Defunding the Arts and Humanities

This is not about fiscal responsibility.

Mar 13, 2017 / no-paywall / NationAction

Purple Rain

A Violent Room A Violent Room

Why did the movie Purple Rain want or perhaps need to produce and reprise a particular fantasy of interraciality?

May 6, 2016 / Books & the Arts / Joshua Clover

Beyonce

In Defense of Beyoncé’s Black Panther Tribute at the Super Bowl In Defense of Beyoncé’s Black Panther Tribute at the Super Bowl

The right-wing backlash to her Super Bowl performance only proves how important it was.

Feb 11, 2016 / Dave Zirin

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