Her Bounty Is Boundless
From the first actor—a man—to play Juliet to the “girl boss” version on Broadway, Shakespeare’s young lover offers something new in every iteration.
How Women Singers Subverted Tango’s Masculinity
In the hands of performers known as cancionistas, the genre known for its machismo was transformed.
World War I Austerity Couldn’t Stop the Fashion Show
To the designer Lucile, luxury consumerism was a virtue as wartime economies struggled.
To Be or Not to Be Hamlet
The drama of playing the famous prince. In pictures.
The Myth of the Noble Racehorse
Despite all the whips and spurs involved, nineteenth-century Americans believed racehorses loved a little manly competition.
African American Studies: Foundations and Key Concepts
This non-exhaustive list of readings in African American Studies highlights the vibrant history of the discipline and introduces the field.
Judith Butler: The Early Years
Before Judith Butler's 1990 book Gender Trouble, the influential gender theorist wrote a series of essays that offer easier access to her ideas.
What The Great Gatsby Reveals About The Jazz Age
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel embraced jazz, while also falling prey to the racist caricatures associated with it.
Facing Ourselves Online
The photographic pressure to curate our faces is inextricable from the online pressure to curate our lives; to present and perform.
Remembering the L.A. Uprisings Through Theater
Just one year after the Rodney King verdict and subsequent L.A. riots, Anna Deveare Smith opened her one-woman show “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992."