Category Archives: theater

The Boat Rocker

Written on October 17, 2016 at 12:02 am, by

Don’t smile like that. I’m telling you the truth.

Power Tools

Written on October 3, 2016 at 12:01 am, by

They held hands. They put their feet in the water. I love him, Corey told herself.

Donald Trump and Freshman Essays

Written on September 13, 2016 at 3:10 pm, by

On the value of uncertainty—in college essays and American politics.

Aya de Leon: Fifty Shades of Political Torture

Written on June 11, 2015 at 9:27 am, by

Boundaries of Taste: Often derided as tasteless schlock, could the Fifty Shades novels actually reflect something much more serious?

The Only Choices You Have

Written on December 1, 2014 at 12:08 am, by

The longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books on the history of racial justice from World War I to Ferguson.

Rachel Riederer: Celebrate Corporate Personhood!

Written on July 23, 2014 at 9:46 am, by

An address to mark the Freedom Summer of the corporate civil rights movement.

Small Rebellions

Written on July 15, 2014 at 12:08 am, by

The civil rights icon on Detroit, the limits of protest organizing, and what she’s learned over seven decades of activism.

Gallows Humor: Political Satire in Sisi’s Egypt

Written on May 15, 2014 at 12:10 am, by

The country’s cartoonists find creative ways to defy censors.

Writing in the Gray Areas

Written on February 3, 2014 at 1:48 am, by

Are some acts so revolting that the people who commit them do not deserve a hearing?


Written on January 15, 2014 at 12:04 am, by

People around Red were saying they were going to charge Piggy with a hate crime.

Necessary Roughness

Written on November 1, 2010 at 2:41 pm, by

During 2009’s post-election protests in Tehran, one man is struck into a commitment to the cause.