So a Trump-like Caesar was killed on stage. But Republicans spill real blood | Jamie Peck

The same oligarchs currently pushing through a healthcare bill that will kill more people each year than gun homicides want to cry foul over Shakespeare? The conservative media is losing its collective marbles over a provocative production of Shakespeares Julius Caesar. Staged by the Public Theater in New York City, the play depicts a suspiciously […]

Thandie Newton: We dont just need more black women in movies. We need intersectionality, now

Not all black people are men; not all women are white. Too often the distinct and different stories of women of colour are overlooked or erased I have been an actor for more than diversity in Hollywood? How many people of colour and women are enough? Does diversity sell? First it was: why are there […]

Beyonc is not only celebrating talented women. She’s paying them.

This week marks the first anniversary of Beyonc’s “Lemonade.” Do you remember where you were April 24, 2016? Of course you do. It was a cultural touchstone. It was the moon landing minus the conspiracy theories and white men. GIF via “Lemonade.” To celebrate, Beyonc established college scholarships for women! More information after this celebratory […]

Claudia Rankine on Whitney Biennial row: ‘Anyone who is subject to a culture can use it’

The poet and playwright talks about the scandal surrounding Dana Schutzs Emmett Till painting, which has led to accusations of exploiting black suffering Whitney Biennial. Black artist Perspectives on Race and Representation: An Evening with the Racial Imaginary Institute, hosted by award-winning poet and playwright Racial Imaginary Institute, a Manhattan-based organization (and this fall, it […]

The story of the British Black Panthers through race, politics, love and power

The experience of black people in the UK in the 1970s is examined in Guerrilla, a new drama series written by 12 Years a Slave screenwriter John Ridley. Now that story finds echoes in a powerful exhibition of photographs of the time A group of girls pose with schoolbags stencilled with the words Black Power. A […]