Don’t Show Up For Hostility

I’m disappointed that Heather Mac Donald’s appearance on Emory’s campus last week drew a crowd of over 100 Emory students. For comparison, a comparable controversial appearance in 2017 by former Georgia state Rep. Earl Erhart (R-Powder Springs) drew similar numbers of attendees at Emory, while recent Emory speakers like Democratic U.S. Senate Candidates, a White [...]

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‘Fun Home’ Musical Brings Moving LGBTQ+ Family Drama to Atlanta Audiences

Courtesy of Casey Gardener Content Warning: This piece discusses issues of suicide. Stories about picture-perfect families hiding their problems have proliferated in musical theater of recent decades, including “Next to Normal” and “Jagged Little Pill.” “Fun Home,” a 2015 Tony Award-winning musical, distinguishes itself within this trope with its autobiographical lesbian coming-of-age story. Based on [...]

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A&E Writers Talk Theater of the 2010s

As the 2010s come to a close, Arts & Entertainment writers have dedicated two articles to their most beloved music and film releases of the decade. To round out the series, theater critics Charlotte Selton and Joel Lerner share their hot takes on the most captivating, crucial and compelling theater of the last 10 years.  [...]

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‘La Cage aux Folles’ Serves Campy Charm on Low Budget

Courtesy of Out Front Theater “La Cage aux Folles” is rather gaudy, but it’s also rather grand, as the lyrics to the title song proclaim. Never understated or quiet, this show wows audiences with bright colors, blinding amounts of glitter and an abundance of feather boas, all adding to create the atmosphere of a French [...]

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