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Off Script: Sesame Street’s autistic character is an excellent example for young viewers

Alex Schwartz, Columnist

April 12, 2017

A few months ago, I wrote about the importance of socially conscious children’s media. I particularly addressed how inclusive characters in media make children more aware and accepting of people different from them, and can ult...

Off Script: A better society starts with socially conscious children’s media

Alex Schwartz, Columnist

February 20, 2017

One of my favorite CDs as a kid was “Free to Be...You and Me,” recorded by Marlo Thomas and featuring other famous actors and musicians from the 1970s. I rarely listened to anything else, and soon I knew most of the songs...

Off Script: After Trump, using art as political resistance

Maggie Monahan, Op-Ed Contributer

November 15, 2016

On Wednesday night, I had to pull myself out of bed. As director of the 75th Annual Dolphin Show, “Little Shop of Horrors,” I should have felt the six months’ worth of daily preparation and giddy anticipation I had put into...

Sánchez: A reflection on this election year’s music and its political undertones

Eddie Sánchez, Op-Ed Contributor

November 1, 2016

On occasion, I’ve joked that music is always better during an election year, particularly when a Republican candidate is especially vitriolic or divisive. Politics can give musicians and recording artists a sense of urgency that...