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Censorship of Racial Art

Michael T. Hertz: Censorship of art speaking of race has arisen again, this time in San Francisco, where the School Board considered spending $600,000 to paint over a mural. 

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Stage

A Cosmic, Voodoo Communion

Dick & Sharon: Overlooking the Hudson River, in a spacious apartment on Manhattan’s posh Riverside Drive, a collection of broken souls has gathered to seek refuge if not redemption in Stephen Adly Guirgis’ dark comedy, “Between Riverside and Crazy.”

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Literature

A Simone Biles Ballad for Trumpian Times

Walter G. Moss: From running or standing she springs in the air In ways that few gymnasts ever would dare. Forward or backward her twists and somersaults, Executed from balance beams or in her vaults.

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Music

Curmudgeons and the Meaning of Life

Ed Rampell: In this Wabasha, Minnesota-set comedy, senior citizens John Gustafson (Broadway vet Mark Jacoby) and Max Goldman (stage stalwart Gregory North) are feuding next door neighbors who have known each since their boyhoods in this enclave of small town Americana.

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Humor

ARULA Returns with Stand Up and Cheer Stand-Up Comedy

Ed Rampell: ARULA has gone on to kill two birds with one stone – raising money at stage events that also heighten awareness about issues confronting people as a resurgent reactionary authoritarianism threatens our democracy and freedom.

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