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J T Rogers

Why Can't Art Be Instructive?

Carla Seaquist | Posted 03.16.2012 | Arts
Carla Seaquist

Why can't Art instruct? In addition to providing entertainment, consolation, beauty, and a reflection of our humanity by holding "the mirror up to nature," why can't Art also teach us a thing or two?

First Nighter: J. T. Rogers' Necessary Blood and Gifts at Lincoln Center, Seminar, The Visit Elsewhere

David Finkle | Posted 01.22.2012 | Arts
David Finkle

Why American-born playwright J.T. Rogers' plays are repeatedly produced first in England rather than this side of the Atlantic is somewhat beside the point, but here comes another one, his best to date and a must-see, especially for news-analysis junkies.