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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Why Is It So Hard to Show Black Women’s Musical Genius Onscreen? by Salamishah Tillet

Oscar-nominated performances this season put the emphasis on the trauma, not the artistry, of Billie Holiday and Ma Rainey. The most insightful movie might just be “Soul.”

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Friday, January 15, 2021

Regina King on 'One Night in Miami' and Her Art by Salamishah Tillet

The actress-turned-director of “One Night in Miami” explains why she sees the fact-based drama about a meeting of four icons as a companion piece to “Watchmen.”

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

When Culture Really Began to Reckon With White Privilege by Salamishah Tillet

Black artists didn’t wait around for institutional change. They are making it happen.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Four Black Artists on How Racism Corrodes the Theater World by Laura Collins-Hughes, Michael Paulson and Salamishah Tillet

A playwright, a director, an artistic director and an actor share their experiences — and prescriptions for change.

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Art That Confronts and Challenges Racism: Start Here by Melena Ryzik, Wesley Morris, Mekado Murphy, Reggie Ugwu, Pierre-Antoine Louis, Salamishah Tillet and Siddhartha Mitter

Our writers suggest works that illuminate and tackle issues of police brutality, social injustice and racial inequity.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Claudia Rankine Looks at White Privilege From 35,000 Feet by Salamishah Tillet

How do you turn a magazine article about air travel and race relations into theater? For “Help,” Rankine’s new play, she started with a pile of letters.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Charles Fuller Never Expected Broadway. At 80, He’s Arrived. by Salamishah Tillet

The creator of “A Soldier’s Play” has largely written for black theaters. But now he has the chance to remind the biggest audiences: African-Americans served, too.

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Friday, November 1, 2019

He Took Her Parts in ‘Fires in the Mirror.’ All 29 of Them. by Salamishah Tillet

Why Anna Deavere Smith handed Michael Benjamin Washington a revival of her breakthrough 1992 documentary solo show about the Crown Heights race riot.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

‘Fairview’: Watching a Play in Black and White by Jesse Green and Salamishah Tillet

How does who you are affect how you see this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama? Two critics finally have the talk.

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Monday, May 27, 2019

One Fateful Night with Donny Hathaway by Salamishah Tillet

The bio-play “Twisted Melodies” aims to remind us of his timeless musicianship and unsettling personal struggles.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

For Lorraine Hansberry, ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Was Just the Start by Salamishah Tillet

The new documentary “Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart” explores a more complex and complicated playwright than the civil rights figure known to most people.

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