Ideas

Lindsay Chessare September 18, 2020
This production of ‘Godspell’ is striving to be the benchmark for a possible future for theater.
Engraving from 1894 showing Galileo Galilei at the Inquisition in 1633 (iStock)
The Galileo story is presented as a narrative of the church denying science. But that implies that science is a single, monolithic worldview. Part history, part science fiction, the Galileo story is less a legend than a myth.
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Mike Seay August 21, 2020
Roger Ebert once said that “video games can never be art.” It is hard to make that case in 2020.
An illustration of the death of Uncle Tom from Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Illustration: Etching by George Cruikshank, 1852/Alamy).
Elizabeth Grace Matthew August 21, 2020
In 1862, Harriet Beecher Stowe made feeling right on race easy, righteous and comfortable, all at once. We face the same trap today.
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Elyse Durham June 12, 2020
To a world in upheaval, ballet is an emblem of calmer times.
James Baldwin was the author of The Fire Next Time among other works. He died in 1987 (Photo Credit: Dan Budnik)
Stephen G. Adubato June 03, 2020
Baldwin’s words explore what hatred can do not only to society at large but to the individual who bears it.