Ripping the Veil

Slave narratives have always been popular—and predictable. Can a new generation rewrite the rules?

Domestic Disobedience

In ‘Pond,’ Claire-Louise Bennett stomps all over writing-dude-in-nature territory with her poetic unraveling of Thoreau’s wilderness jaunt.

Mid-Century Modern

Recent productions have revitalized 20th-century classics of American theater. Have they also clouded our sense of history?