(L-R) Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert in a scene from Sydney Theatre Company's production of "The Maids" by Jean Genet; August 7, 2014 at New York City Center; presented by Lincoln Center Festival 2014.
CAST
Claire Cate Blanchett
Solange Isabelle Huppert
Mistress Elizabeth Debicki
Director Benedict Andrews

The “Failure” of Jean Genet’s The Maids

Jean Genet called his 1947 play, "The Maids" a failure. Why?

Melville Reborn, Again and Again

A scholar traces Herman Melville's reputation in American and British literary circles.
PITTSBURGH-September 8: Poet Terrance Hayes at his home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 8, 2014, shortly after being named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow for 2014.

MacArthur Fellow/Poet Terrance Hayes Explores the Blues in Poetry

A collection of poetry by Terrance Hayes, in honor of his recent MacArthur win.

iHamlet

On the eve of the much-anticipated release of iPhone 6, the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater presented iHamlet.

Is That a “Read”? The Contentious Politics of Drag Performance

The reality television show RuPaul’s Drag Race, which recently completed its sixth season on the Logo television network, is far from running ...
U.S. cartoonist Alison Bechdel portrayed as she works in her studio at the castle of Civitella Ranieri, central Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.

Cartoonist and Memoirist Alison Bechdel Changed How We Talk About Women in Pop Culture

With one comic, artist and brand-new MacArthur Fellow Alison Bechdel transformed how we talk about women in pop culture.
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The Sociology of Mork and Mindy

Mork, from Mork and Mindy, was "subversive with an anarchistic strain of defiance for convention" according to a scholarly analysis.

Should Artists Work for Free?

The Twitter account @forexposure_txt is dedicated to documenting requests for artists and creatives to work for free. But should artists work for free?
Todd Stone September Skyline

Art and the Wake of 9/11

Art after the 9/11 attacks

The Prose and Pedagogy of “Weird Al” Yankovic  

The pedagogy in the music of "Weird Al" Yankovic