Photo by Melissa Gaul


Speaking Truth to Power

Speaking Truth to Power: We consider our freedom of speech to be one of the cornerstones of our democracy. But when the ancient Greeks wrestled with the extent to which free speech should be the right of each citizen, they concluded that certain individuals, often by virtue of their character and way of life, are imbued with parrhesia, which enabled them to speak freely, frankly, openly, and, sometimes, offensively.

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Festival Albertine 2018: Reimagining Democracy 

Curated by renowned Russian-American journalist and author Masha Gessen, the fifth annual Festival Albertine will bring together thinkers, authors, and artists from both sides of the Atlantic to ask not what a democracy is but what it could be. How do we widen our lens and drop assumptions we don’t even realize we hold? Read More

Masha Gessen Curator

Beowulf Sheehan


Greek: Composer Mark-Anthony Turnage (Anna Nicole) offers a bold operatic retelling of the Oedipus tale, set in an apocalyptic 1980s London plagued by police violence, racism, and socioeconomic decay.

December 5-9, 2018

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