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  • REVIEW: 'Rest' at Victory Gardens Theater ★★½

     REVIEW: 'Rest' at Victory Gardens Theater ★★½
    The Idaho retirement community at the heart of "Rest," the new play by Samuel D. Hunter, who received a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" last week , is no place you want to spend your golden years. Granted, there are no druggies or winos, but it is hardly "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" — much closer, really, to "The Hot L Baltimore," the decrepit setting of one of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's finest hours.
  • Domestic abuse is a challenge for states

    WASHINGTON A woman is being beaten by her husband. The police arrive, but they don't speak the wife's language. So her husband, who does speak English, translates. He blames her, and she is arrested. Or perhaps she's an American Indian, but her partner...

    Money and mission: When investments conflict with philanthropy

    The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation made headlines around the nation last week for unveiling the latest winners of its "genius" grants. Earlier this month, the Chicago-based philanthropic institution, one of the nation's 10 largest private...

    What Rick Lowe's MacArthur Grant win means for art and social practice

    In 1993, artist Rick Lowe took over nearly two dozen derelict shotgun houses in Houston's Third Ward and, over the course of 20 years, turned them into a thriving cultural center that offers exhibitions, artist residencies and even a program for single...

    Round-Up: Genius Alison Bechdel, L.A. expansionism, artist dating app

    Round-Up: Genius Alison Bechdel, L.A. expansionism, artist dating app
    The MacArthur Foundation names this year’s crop of geniuses, L.A. may get a bit bigger, crowds rush to the Corcoran before closure, the urban planning mess that is New York’s World Trade Center site and artist-designed dating apps. It’...