Donald Trump wasn’t at the Grammys Sunday night but performers addressed him nonetheless
Political Art articles on Democracy Chronicles
These Political Art articles reflect the strong relationship between the arts and politics, particularly between various kinds of art and power, occurs across historical epochs and cultures. As they respond to contemporaneous events and politics, the arts take on political as well as social dimensions, becoming themselves a focus of controversy and even a force of political as well as social change. Also see our section on Democracy Artists or our extensive articles on World Protest.
The signs I encountered among the thousands who attended the Women’s March on DC yesterday, the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump. The crowd expressed deep reservations about his views.
On Martin Luther King’s Day, I’d like to share this poem, which I have shared before but which I find so striking not only for its beauty but also for its essence of simplicity. If things could only be this way!
PEN America’s literary protest brought together hundreds of writers and artists, including Amy Goodman, alongside thousands of New Yorkers on the birthday of Civil Rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr.
As the end of the year approaches, I am finally beginning to confront the death of Fidel Castro, who changed the course of my life forever. My relationship with him — even as an absence — has always been complex.
American political satire became popular as early as the 1700s in opposition to English rule
Death of revolutionary icon Fidel Castro inspires work of controversial Cuban artist Tania Bruguera
Is it possible for political satire like the House Of Cards to keep up with America’s dramatic political reality?
The nonpartisan practice of wearing an “I Voted Sticker” on election day became prominent in the 1980s
This is a vitally important drama and those who don’t care, and don’t perceive the serious and profoundly democratic rationale for this lack that serious and deferential respect for the most precious jewels in our western world’s crown