Ed Rampell: Their conversation runs the gamut, from NAACP strategy to lynching to socialism to voting rights to racism to gender inequality and inevitably to their personal feelings for one another.
Ed Rampell: The REDCAT revival of Wallace Shawn’s 1996 The Designated Mourner is eerily timely, opening amidst the tyrannical Trump regime’s ongoing attack on its critics.
Ed Rampell: Working in the movement elevates Will and Mari with a new consciousness, endowing them with a nobility they could never have attained in their mundane middle class lives, just existing for themselves.
Ed Rampell: Wagenstein championed the “socialism with a human face” trend during the period of Alexander Dubček, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, and then “Glasnost” (“openness”) and “Perestroika” when Mikhail Gorbachev rose to leadership in Moscow.
Ed Rampell: Who is Arthur Chu? works as a cultural case study of Asians living and growing up abroad in a country where they are members of a distinct minority group.