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Category: New York Times

Harassment in Theatre

By now I’m sure you’ve read The New York Times article that’s been making the rounds in the theatre community, detailing the experience of Marin Ireland when she was working with her then-boyfriend Scott Shepherd on a 2012 production of Troilus and Cressida, which was co-produced internationally by the The Wooster Group and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Ms. […]

An Article on Shonda Rhimes Rightly Causes a Furor

A follow-up piece has been posted on The New York Times Public Editor Journal about the article written by Allesandra Stanley on Shonda Rhimes, of which the first line contains this phrase: How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman. Public Editor Margaret Sullivan has begun an internal investigation into the piece’s editing process, and has […]

The New York Times, Shonda Rhimes & How to Get Away With Being Racist

It’s great to be a black woman writing angry black women … so long as they fit your angry black stereotypes? Jezebel hits it on the head with writer Kara Brown’s response to The New York Times article by television journalist and critic Alessandra Stanley. In a New York Times articles that points out the successful career or story running […]