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PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Zach Gross At the start of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s latest iteration of William Shakespeare’s King Lear (dir. Gregory Doran), our titular character is brought out onstage, not only on the backs of his servants but also surrounded in a hollow cube. This cube, which is both a manifestation of his vanity and a metaphor for his disconnect with reality, is then reused twice more during the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (King and...
It is all the more important now to read and promote marginalized voices. Events like the Syrian refugee situation, the Trump administration’s travel ban, and the vote for Brexit proved that the global work of diversity is unfinished. Highlighting stories of refugees, migrants, and people of color is never more important than it is now, in times facing a rise in nationalism, bigotry and racial prejudice. Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue This delectable novel, set...
It might well be that greyer skies, earlier nights and cooler climes are wont to lull one rather readily into tendencies for nostalgia-tinged readings of everything. That is, it might be in part thanks to the modes and moods of the season at hand that this viewer found The Raft, a collaborative video installation by Rico Gatson and Chris Larson, currently on view at the Pierogi Boiler, to be such an unexpectedly moving, particularly...