We're giving you a lot of weird stuff to do this weekend. Don't even attempt to question it. Tonight sing-along to your favorite '90s tunes (Color Me Badd, Dr. Dre, etc.) at Union Hall, or dance to a mash-up of Daft Punk and Michael Jackson at the Bell House. Also, there's a Taylor Swift group art s ... More >>
There's nothing rightbloggers love better than playing the victim, and few things they hate more than civil rights legislation and homosexuals. So last month you might say they hit the trifecta. When a few businesses complained that gays were forcing them to take wedding pictures and bake wedding ... More >>
It's been a little while since the Westboro Baptist Church made it all the way up to New York. The Topeka-based church/family/professional lawsuit-filing operation has been busy elsewhere, picketing funerals, football games, and whatever else might give them two seconds of attention from the larger ... More >>
August Wilson's study of slavery's ghostly heritage
New laws in dozens of states could take out Barack Obama this fall
A Collection of Perspectives on American Freedoms Under Fire
Last chance to catch Elliott Erwitt's famous photos
With lesbian sex not only accepted but boring, what's left to outrage?
And are Spaniards white?
Redoing the past your way
Mexicans and the dark side
"Last night I saw Lester Maddox on a TV show With some smart-ass New York Jew And the Jew laughed at Lester Maddox And the audience laughed at Lester Maddox too Well, he may be a fool but he's our fool..." -- Randy Newman, "Rednecks" Last week, fresh from winning the GOP nomination for Senator Jim ... More >>
Rethinking the career of Bert Williams, who raised blackface to the level of an art form.
By Bonnie Ruberg For nearly a decade, the popular video game series Resident Evil has been giving us excuses to shoot the living hell out of pale, pasty, flesh-eating zombies. Machine guns in hand, players have traditionally faced these nasty brain munchers in creepy old mansions, or (not-so) aban ... More >>
Movie musical of the musical of the movie is nowhere near divine
Filmmaker struggles to understand his father's horrific past
"Sure, it's shiny, but will this baby outrun the fuzz?"(NYC.gov) The hundreds of blue chairs filling the auditorium at One Police Plaza were far from filled for today's hearing on the NYPD's proposal to restrict street protestsbut considering that the event was at 11 a.m. on the Monday after ... More >>
Former 'Voice' writer Carr confronts a haunting family secret
In the revival of Fuller's A Soldier's Play, its parallel plots have at last become a continuum
In the first play of August Wilson's cycle, familiar patterns take on newly articulate flesh
Sexist fun at the Halloween store
Minorities struggle to break free of felon voting bans
Take the folkishness out of Fiddler and what remains? Answer: A mall and its white visitors
The Gathering Storm Over Gay Rights
High Priestess and Sister Sadie
The State of Black Theater in New York
Who Are These Guys?
With Silvers Support, New York Gets Best Chance to Fix Rockefeller Drug Laws
Spike Lee Mounts His Revenge on Black Hollywood
What Really Keeps 100 million Americans From Voting
Slow Racial Progress and a Cloud of Dust
Southern Rock's Undying Appeal
In Giuliani's Time, Black Parents Teach Kids To Fear Cops