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Whither the Political Theatre?

South African playwright Athol Fugard has excoriated his fellow playwrights in Britain and America for failing to maintain the tradition of politically engaged theatre. But maybe the problem is that playwrights already agree with him and are trying to follow in his footsteps–only, that mode of political theatre just doesn’t matter anymore.

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On Culture, Identity, Art and the Election

A Peripatetic Personal Essay On Diverse Topics Including, But Not Limited To, Barack Obama, 3rd Wave Identity Politics, Contemporary Art And My Life Among the Jews [this is kind of a massive essay trying to pull together numerous strands of thought. You can read the rest of